KIM AND THE CREATED -- Interview at Club Congress, March 7, 2015

I sat down with Kim and the Created after their show at Club Congress. The band was passing through Tucson on their way to play a boatload of shows at this year's SXSW in Austin, TX.

Interview with Simon Posford of Shpongle

I had the chance to interview Simon Posford (via email) before he arrived to Tucson on his tour with Phutureprimitive. We discussed the new Shpongletron, working with Raja Ram, and what we can look forward throughout the year. You can see Shpongle this Friday the 13th at the Rialto Theater, or see him headline Sonic Bloom this summer in Rye, Colorado. Check out the website for more information: http://sonicbloomfestival.com/
 

Mick Jenkins and Kirk Knight

Acts: 
Mick Jenkins
Acts: 
Kirk Knight
Acts: 
NoName Gypsy
Acts: 
Saba Pivot
Concert Date: 
Sun, 02/22/2015
Location: 
Club Red

If Mick Jenkins isn’t a familiar name that hasn’t come out of your mouth, you must be living under a rock…or not drinking enough water.

The great and wise fashionisto rapper is making his way up in the music industry after receiving praise for his ingenuity for creating “The Water[s]”.

            What makes this individual different from other musicians is his craving to keep his listeners hydrated with God’s famous liquid, H2O.

Reviewer: 
Mark Flores

Antibalas and Zap Mama at Fox Theater

Acts: 
Antibalas
Acts: 
Zap Mama
Concert Date: 
Wed, 02/25/2015
Location: 
Fox Theater

As great as the concert lineup in Tucson has been these past few weeks, most of the concerts have left me wanting more. I've been feeling a certain something lacking - whether it was energy from the band, appreciation from the crowd, or just the overall sound. This all changed when Antibalas and Zap Mama graced us with their presence at the Fox Theater this past week.

Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

Surfer Blood

Acts: 
Surfer Blood
Concert Date: 
Thu, 02/19/2015
Location: 
The Flycatcher

Thursday, February 19, 2015: Flycatcher: The air was distinctly brisk as we rode our bicycles down Fourth Avenue, only accentuating the giddiness for what I considered one of the most highly-anticipated shows this spring. As I gave my name to get into the show, I was immediately and shockingly introduced to lead singer, JP Pitts, who was getting a drink at the bar. The encounter was brief, awkward, and (admittedly) life-changing.

Reviewer: 
Ben Don

Gem and Jam 2015 Highlights

Acts: 
LTJ Bukem
Acts: 
Papadosio
Acts: 
Emancipator Ensemble
Concert Date: 
Fri, 02/06/2015
Location: 
Slaughterhouse

Gem and Jam 2015: the setting is Slaughterhouse, next to a spooky looking industrial power-station. The two nights that I attended were a nonstop stream of wonder: from cool looking crystals, psychedelic visuals, to great music.

Reviewer: 
Jakub Safar

Gem & Jam 2015 Highlights

Acts: 
Russ Liquid
Acts: 
Thriftworks
Acts: 
Little People
Acts: 
GIraffage
Concert Date: 
Fri, 02/06/2015
Location: 
Slaughterhouse

Gem & Jam 2015 served as my first foray into the mystical, otherworldly experience of the Tucson electronic music and art experience, and it was unforgettable and enlightening.

Reviewer: 
André Pettman

Interview with Martín Perna of Antibalas

Before his trip to Tucson, I had the chance to speak with Martín Perna of Antibalas on the phone. We discussed their current tour with the amazing Zap Mama, a unique take on culture and what gets people dancing, architecture of music, and what's to come for the band.
For the audio, click here: https://soundcloud.com/kamp-student-radio-1570am/interview-with-martin-perna-of-antibalas
 

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The Growlers at Club Congress

Acts: 
The Growlers
Acts: 
Katterwaul
Concert Date: 
Wed, 02/11/2015
Location: 
Club Congress
Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

RL Grime / Djemba Djemba @ The Rialto Theatre

Acts: 
RL Grime
Acts: 
Djemba Djemba
Concert Date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015
Location: 
The Rialto Theatre

Trap music is very much a love it or hate it genre. However, if all trap shows were as good as Thursday night’s with RL Grime and Djemba Djemba, then it wouldn’t matter whether you liked the genre or not, because you’d be in for one hell of a show.

 

Reviewer: 
Felipe Moreno
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