Florence + the Machine - A Transformative Experience

Acts: 
The Ghost of A Sabertooth Tiger
Acts: 
Florence + the Machine
Concert Date: 
Tue, 10/13/2015
Location: 
Ak-Chin Pavilion

The second Florence Welch sauntered onto the stage, she had us hooked. From her bare feet to her shear blush blouse under a white silk vest with matching bell bottoms, she exuded confidence. Her eleven bandmates, known as the Machine, matched her beat for beat the second she belted out the first lines of “What the Water Gave Me”.

Reviewer: 
Payton Wells

Meg Myers @ Club Congress

Acts: 
Jarryd James
Acts: 
Meg Myers
Concert Date: 
Wed, 09/30/2015
Location: 
Club Congress

Meg Myers conducted a killer performance at Club Congress on September 30. Arriving to the venue at about the time doors opened, the line was already flooding out the front doors and curving around the corner; people were stoked and ready to see Myers. All the attendees were ushered into the cozy stage room which smelled delicately of booze and sweat, where opener Jarryd James began his set about 8 pm. James was an interesting choice as an opener for Myers, as his whispery tone and Timberlake-like falsetto do not completely match Myers' tough yodel.

Reviewer: 
Brianna Bartos

The Chainsmokers @ The Rialto

Acts: 
The Chainsmokers
Acts: 
Icona Pop
Concert Date: 
Sat, 10/10/2015
Location: 
The Rialto

Two things are certain when you go to a Chainsmokers concert- you experience the EDM genre in its entirety. From deep house to dubstep, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart cover their bases. Secondly, you will leave drenched in your own sweat and most likely other peoples sweat.

Reviewer: 
Payton Wells

The Chainsmokers @ The Rialto

Acts: 
The Chainsmokers
Acts: 
Icona Pop
Concert Date: 
Sat, 10/10/2015
Location: 
The Rialto

Two things are certain when you go to a Chainsmokers concert- you experience the EDM genre in its entirety. From deep house to dubstep, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart cover their bases. Secondly, you will leave drenched in your own sweat and most likely other peoples sweat.

Reviewer: 
Payton Wells

Summer Ends Festival (Sunday Night)

Acts: 
Vic Mensa
Acts: 
Pusha T
Acts: 
Chance the Rapper
Acts: 
Travi$ Scott
Acts: 
Kanye West
Concert Date: 
Sun, 09/27/2015
Location: 
Tempe Beach Park

Sunday at Summer Ends Festival was billed as "DONDA day" with a bevy of G.O.O.D. Music artists performing on a monstrous final day for the festival. 

Reviewer: 
André Pettman

Halsey @ LiveWire

Acts: 
Halsey
Acts: 
LANY
Concert Date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015
Location: 
LiveWire, Scottsdale, AZ

Arriving to the venue four hours before the doors were scheduled to open showed a huge turn-out for pop music’s new queen, Halsey. Performing a sold-out show at Scottsdale’s Livewire theatre seems like a big task for this up-and-coming artist, but she handled it with ease. After the September release of her debut album, Badlands, Halsey has taken over the internet and radio waves with her smooth voice and hard-hitting lyrics.

Reviewer: 
Amanda Chesin

Summer Ends Music Festival (Saturday Night)

Acts: 
Big Sean
Acts: 
J. Cole
Concert Date: 
Sat, 09/26/2015
Location: 
Tempe Beach Park

Tempe Beach Park was filled with ecstatic music fans on Saturday of the Summer Ends Music Festival. Crowds of sweaty, musty, inebriated young people gathered around the two main stages to see their favorite bands and performers.

The Saturday line-up included bands and artist such as Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Pepper, G-Eazy and more. Being a fan of primarily Hip Hop and RnB, I was mainly there that night for two performances: Big Sean and J. Cole. 

Reviewer: 
Yuji Miyaji

Chon at Club Congress

Acts: 
Chon
Acts: 
Gates
Acts: 
Horse Black
Concert Date: 
Sun, 10/04/2015
Location: 
Club Congress, Tucson, Arizona

Just as a first impression, the show was enjoyably grimey. With parts of the crowd already amazingly drunk at 7:30 p.m. and the second opener, Gates, toting a sign offering free merch for weed and a place to sleep, I knew I was in for something fun. The first act, a band called Horse Black from right here in Tucson, was really solid. While they might not have been very technical musicians, they great slow garage rock sound and picked good songs for the super heavy mix that the Club Congress engineers love so much.

Reviewer: 
Cullen Walsh

The Soaks

Acts: 
The Soaks
Concert Date: 
Sat, 10/03/2015
Location: 
Porch on 4th

Life is full of fun, little surprises and my serendipitous meeting with San Diego surf rockers The Soaks is definitely one of them.

Reviewer: 
Molly Ragan

KAMPers of the Week: Catalina Moores, Olivia Morell, & Emily Beiser

Biiiiiiiiig s/o to these gals for being real ones outchea and hosting the first KAMP party of the year!! The party was a huge success, and wouldn't have been possible without them! Tune in to their show "2 Much Tuna" every Friday from 3-4PM!