GOLD RUSH 2017

Acts: 
RL Grime
Acts: 
Marshmello
Acts: 
Dillon Francis
Acts: 
Migos
Acts: 
Lil Uzi Vert
Concert Date: 
Mon, 11/20/2017
Location: 
Rawhide Event Center, Chandler

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Relentless Beats brought the fire with Arizona's BIGGEST electronic and hip hop festival ever! With the biggest names in the game, fans came from all over for the best festival experience we've seen in a while. With unparalleled stage design, visuals, lights, and the perfect setup at Rawhide (no sound ordinances)... this was NOT the festival to miss.

Reviewer: 
Tatum Schranz

Decadence Arizona 2017 is the New Year’s celebration that everyone should experience. The two-day festival will be held at none other than Chandler’s finest venue, Rawhide Event Center. Mark your calendars because December 30th and 31st it is going DOWN!

X Ambassadors, SHAED, & Jacob Banks: The Joyful Tour

Acts: 
X Ambassadors
Acts: 
SHAED
Acts: 
Jacob Banks
Concert Date: 
Tue, 05/15/2018
Location: 
The Van Buren

On May 15th, I headed up to the best venue in Phoenix, the Van Buren to see an amazing lineup- Jacob Banks, SHAED, and X Ambassadors!

Reviewer: 
Amanda Chesin
Artist: 
High Sunn
Label: 
PNKSLM

Justin Cheromiah, aka High Sunn, released Missed Connections, his debut album after releasing much of his catalog on Bandcamp.

Sounds Like: 
American Pleasure Club FKA Teen Suicide
Sounds Like: 
Surf Curse
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
05/01/2018
Artist: 
Mint Field
Label: 
Innovative Leisure

I picked this album because the album cover is so beautiful and eye catching (no pun intended).

Sounds Like: 
Softer version of My Bloody Valentine
Sounds Like: 
Softer Version of Beach House
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
05/01/2018
Artist: 
A Place to Bury Strangers
Label: 
Dead Oceans

A Place to Bury Strangers have been a band for over 10 years and Pinned is the fifth album..

Sounds Like: 
Ringo Deathstarr
Sounds Like: 
Moon Duo
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
05/01/2018
Artist: 
Danny Green Trio Plus Strings
Label: 
OA2 Records

I have never listened to a full jazz album before, but this one was really excellent and I did not stop listening to it or skip through the songs. It's great to listen to while doing your homework because it keeps you focused and it isn't distracting with other sounds like vocals. However, if you like music with vocals then maybe this won't be the album for you. But you should give it a chance because it is beautiful music and the talent of these individuals to be able to put together this entire album is awesome.

Sounds Like: 
Kairos Sextet
Name: 
Sommer Yazzie
Date Reviewed: 
04/26/2018
Artist: 
Prof
Label: 
Rhymesayers Entertainment

Minnesota rapper Prof has been around since the early 2000’s.  Over the span of his career, Prof has released three studio albums, with his third being the recently released Pookie Baby. Pookie Baby Is interesting, but it never really hooked me throughout my multiple listens. There were a few stand out tracks like “Light Work” and “Time Bomb” which sound like your classic 2018 rap songs, but most of this album really just didn’t do it for me. My main criticism with this album is some of the tracks just come off as edgy and immature.

Sounds Like: 
Cecil Otter
Sounds Like: 
Sims
Name: 
Mike Chase
Date Reviewed: 
04/27/2018
Artist: 
Cardi B
Label: 
Atlantic Records

Bronx rapper, Cardi B, has just released her first full-length studio album titled, Invasion of Privacy, and I am honestly shocked with how much I enjoyed listening to it. This album comes in at 13 tracks in total, each feeling fresh and unique. It is apparent that Cardi poured all that she had into this album and let me tell you, it was all worth it. This isn’t just some half-assed trap album, this is an album filled with great beats, entertaining verses, and awesome features.

Sounds Like: 
Lil' Kim
Sounds Like: 
Nikki Minaj
Name: 
Mike Chase
Date Reviewed: 
04/27/2018
Artist: 
Kasbo
Label: 
Foreign Family Collective/Counter Records

All I gotta say is this album by Kasbo is all you need for a bad day or for a great day. It's very versatile and is downright beautiful and a blessing to your ears. It has everything you could ever want or need in a RPM album by the Foreign Family Collective. It's got good beats here and there, I gotta admit there are some cases where the beats and lyrics in some songs sound a little mainstream, but you might not think so. Give it a listen and see if you like it. 

Sounds Like: 
Odesza
Sounds Like: 
Whethan
Name: 
Sommer Yazzie
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
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