Mild High Club Interview

Sporting a self-made propeller hat and hanging outside of a grungy silver Honda Odyssey (affectionately dubbed the “Silver Bullet”), Chicago-born Alex Brettin’s goofy slacker getup could not have stood out more against the University of Arizona’s pristine campus.

Ghost - Black To The Future Tour 2016

Acts: 
Ghost
Acts: 
Tribulation
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/23/2016
Location: 
The Rialto Theatre

It has been three years to the day since the Nameless Ghouls of Ghost have graced our humble city with their presence, and what a long three years it has been. While they've been to Phoenix several times in the last few years, Tucson has had a very severe lack of the Swedish group's unique brand of occult rock, hence the completely sold out show. With lines stretching down the block, a legion of devout fans waited in agony to get a glimpse of their dark Pope and his five devilish acolytes.

Reviewer: 
Andrew Trujillo

André's SXSW Highlights

Acts: 
Lil Debbie
Acts: 
D∆WN
Acts: 
Mitski
Acts: 
N.A.A.F.I
Acts: 
Teklife
Concert Date: 
Tue, 03/15/2016
Location: 
Austin, Texas

My SXSW was a whirlwind, as I was consumed by the masses of people who had converged on downtown Austin for the festival. Among the dozens of artists I had the chance to see, I’ve selected my top four performances, one from each day of the festival.

Tuesday 3/15

Reviewer: 
André Pettman

SXSW 2016 Highlights - Tuesday & Wednesday

Acts: 
SXSW 2016
Concert Date: 
Tue, 03/15/2016
Location: 
Austin, TX

This March, I got the opportunity to travel with some of my KAMP colleagues to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music festival. The whole experience was an absolute blast, and while my age (i.e., under 21) prevented me from seeing a lot of what the festival had to offer, I still saw plenty of great live acts. Below are some of my highlights from the first two days of SXSW Music, and keep an eye out for Alternative Music Director Jakub Safar's writeup on the rest of the week.

 

Reviewer: 
Jake Calegari

PHX LIGHTS 2016

Acts: 
DJ Snake
Acts: 
TroyBoi
Acts: 
Excision
Acts: 
Jai Wolf
Acts: 
Yellow Claw
Acts: 
SNBRN
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/02/2016
Location: 
Hance Park, Phoenix

Arizona EDM promoters Relentless Beats might have truly outdone themselves with the execution of Phoenix Lights, a festival held at Hance Park in Phoenix. Not only is Hance Park my current favorite outdoor venue (McDowell Mtn. was a BLAST there) but the lineup... the lineup. From the first wave of artist announcements I was hooked--BTSM, TroyBoi, Jai Wolf, Yellow Claw, all at one festival, one weekend. It just kept getting better after that. There is also so much merit that comes with a two-day festival.

Reviewer: 
Tatum Schranz

Foals at The Rialto

Acts: 
Kiev
Acts: 
Foals
Concert Date: 
Tue, 04/19/2016
Location: 
Rialto Theater

Kiev, the opening band is from Southern California lived up to their name because they all looked liked middle aged Ukrainian dudes. The drummer, bassist, and saxophone/keyboardist all had crazy thick and long beards and had balding tops with long hair. The lead singer and guitarist opened up by saying that he appreciates the crowd even though not many people would know who they were and I had to laugh at their honesty. But honestly, I really enjoyed their set. They sounded a lot like U2 circa 2000.

Reviewer: 
Sebastian Machado

Interview with TEEN

TEEN are a dynamic New York City quartet comprised of sisters Teeny, Katherine and Lizzie Lieberson and Boshra AlSaadi. Together, they fuse bright new wave melodies and atmospheric keyboards with sharp, driving vocals, wading into the waters of pop music but never fully submerging. They continuously surprise listeners with their exploratory sounds, and their latest album, Love Yes, is no exception. I sat down with the band and we discussed the path that led up to the album, their penchant for space, and their tour addiction.

 

KFMA Day 2016

Acts: 
Disturbed
Acts: 
Shinedown
Acts: 
Meg Myers
Acts: 
Highly Suspect
Acts: 
Red Sun Rising
Acts: 
SWMRS
Acts: 
The Endless Pursuit
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/16/2016
Location: 
Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium

KFMA Day every year is an interesting event. It is your typical music festival with overpriced food and water, long lines for dirty bathrooms, and an awful security system that will stop you if you have a purse but somehow misses all the pot people sneak in. Aside from the C+ stadium, the music and people were good. A new addition that started I believe last year is a local band opening up the show.  This year’s Battle of the Bands winner was The Endless Pursuit. They were a good band, but rather calm and didn’t really get the band going.

Reviewer: 
Alexis Walker

KAMPers of the Week: Tim & Emily

Tim & Emily a new KAMPers but have already brought so much love and warmth to the station! They're two of the nicest folks you'll ever meet, plus they like Joanna Newsom so you know they're good people. They'll be moving to Texas after the school year, so we're honored that they've shared some of their remaining time in Tucson with us and that we've gotten the chance to get to know them!

Social Amnesia at Extreme Thing

Imagine being 17 again. You are too young for anything fun, but too old for anything (too) dumb. You are applying for colleges, maintaining your extra curricular activities, keeping up with your homework and making sure you still have something of a social life.