SXSW 2015: Interview with Bomba Estéreo

After one of their sets at SXSW, I had a chance to briefly speak with Simón and Liliana of Bomba Estéreo. We discussed themes of their music, the new direction of their upcoming album, and much more.

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SXSW 2015: Interview with The Spits

After their show at Beerlands on March 21st, I had the opportunity to briefly speak with Sean, Wayne, and Erin of The Spits. We discussed their latest album, costumes, world domination, and much more.

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Steve Aoki’s Neon Future Experience w/ Caked Up & Headhunterz

Acts: 
Steve Aoki
Acts: 
Headhunterz
Acts: 
Caked Up
Concert Date: 
Wed, 02/18/2015
Location: 
Rialto Theater

Steve Aoki, fresh from releasing his second studio album Neon Future I in September, came to The Rialto Theater on a brisk Wednesday evening to play his fourth consecutive sold out show as part of his Neon Future Experience tour. Announced back in December, The Neon Future Experience tour is Steve’s main American tour to support his new album and build up anticipation for his next album, Neon Future II, due sometime in early 2015.

 

Reviewer: 
Felipe Moreno

McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015 Highlights

Acts: 
Widespread Panic
Acts: 
Thievery Corporation
Acts: 
Phantogram
Acts: 
Passion Pit
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and much, much more!
Concert Date: 
Fri, 03/27/2015
Location: 
downtown Phoenix
 
Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

Rx Bandits at Club Congress

Acts: 
Rx Bandits
Acts: 
Hard Girls
Acts: 
Something Like Seduction
Concert Date: 
Tue, 03/24/2015
Location: 
Club Congress

After quite the scare of Rx Bandits temporarily disbanded, the group is back together and on a second tour for their latest release Gemini, Her Majesty. I was able to catch their first tour a few months back when they stopped in Phoenix, and it was one of the best shows I had seen that summer - so I knew it wasn't an event to miss out on the next time around.

Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

The Rialto Gets SHPONGLED

Acts: 
Shpongle
Acts: 
Phutureprimitive
Concert Date: 
Fri, 03/13/2015
Location: 
Rialto Theater

What better way could you start off your spring break than by getting SHPONGLED? The Rialto filled up with an extremely diverse audience, ranging in ages from about 7 years to 60 or so. It was quite a beautiful sight, except for seeing 7 year olds practice doing light shows. That got a little weird.

Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

Knox Hamilton's Drew Buffington, Interviewed by Tatum Schranz

With only one song on the market, it’s pretty shocking to hear how big of a name Knox Hamilton has made for themselves. Their hit single “Work It Out” made it on SiriusXM AltNation’s top charts—a feat that has birthed the careers of some of indie’s biggest stars. The band, made up of Boots, Drew, Cobo, and Taylor, have captured the hearts of indie fans with their small town appeal and headliner sound.

Pot of Gold 2015 Friday/Sunday Highlights

Acts: 
Bastille
Acts: 
New Politics
Acts: 
Echosmith
Acts: 
Knox Hamilton
Concert Date: 
Fri, 03/13/2015
Location: 
Tempe Beach Park, Tempe

The sunny city of Tempe has officially shed its winter coat and brought clear skies, great suntans, and a plethora of amazing music artists. The Pot of Gold Music Festival debuted March 13th through 17th, during the Spring Break of the Arizona universities, right along the Tempe Town Lake. It brought crowds bigger than I ever thought possible for such a seemingly small park, and the energy was unmatched. When I saw the line-up for the festival, I freaked out—Valley festivals have seen some pretty big names, like at Summer Ends and McDowell Mountain.

Reviewer: 
Tatum Schranz | @potatumtot

SXSW 2015: Interview with Corners

 
After their show at Hotel Vegas at SXSW, I had a chance to sit down with Tracy, Rick, and Robert of Corners. We discussed the synthy evolution of the band, concepts behind their music videos, college radio, and much more.
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SXSW 2015: Interview with Et Tu Brucé

 
I had a chance to sit with the fellas of Et Tu Brucé at The Driskill Hotel on March 19th before one of their SXSW shows. We got to dig into some of their newest tracks, the recording process for the new album, Spinal Tap moments, and much more.
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