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!

Artist: 
Everett Bird
Label: 
Royal Mountain Records

"A Blessing In Da Skies" was a good intro that led to the funky feel of the songs of the album -- captivating! I really enjoyed the chorus of "Lizard", positive and mellow. "Bucket of Dark Meat" (interesting title for a song) was upbeat but I found the beat of the chorus to be a bit more repititive than what I would like. "Paranoid" was a good feeling song to which I would say made me like this song the most. "My Town" had a soft "screaming" nostalgic vibe and I really resonated with the lyrics.

Sounds Like: 
The Killers
Sounds Like: 
Vagabon
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
04/20/2018
Artist: 
Gianna Adams
Label: 
Self-Released

Gianna Adams is back with her latest album, I Don't Know EP. "Fallen" was a great choice to begin the album, it is groovy with a sweet mixture of the Adams' vocals. "No Hero" was my favorite song of the album, it was a 180 degree turn from the previous song but it was definitely empowering with the slow, jazzy feel that you don't need no hero to get back up. "Shut Up!" is an experimental but upbeat, sassy song.

Sounds Like: 
Avril Lavigne (older songs)
Sounds Like: 
Tori Kelly
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
04/20/2018
Artist: 
Jennifer Bowen
Label: 
Self-Released

A great single with great vocals! The song is really catchy and the lyrics are worth listening to. It gave me the vibe of an old disco mix with a little bit of techno. However, the song is not overwhelmed with techno beats at all, it has a pretty good balance with the vocals. Keeping an eye out for this upcoming artist!

Sounds Like: 
Gretta Ray
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
04/20/2018
Artist: 
Zeal & Ardor
Label: 
MVKA

Zeal & Ardor is fantastic and Devil is Fine completely blew me away, so as soon as I saw this single I knew it was going to be great. And this song did NOT disappoint! "Gravedigger's Chant" is a beautiful song that incorporates piano, drums, and other instruments to create haunting instrumentals. Haunting is the prime word I use to describe Zeal & Ardor's music. It would be a disservice to not mention the heavy influence of black spirtuals, something I had never seen in metal, or any genre for that matter.

Sounds Like: 
Ilenkus
Sounds Like: 
Avant-Garde Metal
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2018
Artist: 
Underoath
Label: 
Fearless Records

So to begin, I don't really listen to Underoath and don't really know a lot about them so I was not sure what to expect from these singles but I knew that they should be pretty good. These are the two singles from their new comeback album, Erase Me, titled "Rapture" and "On My Teeth". These two singles completely lived up to my expectations!

Sounds Like: 
Bring Me the Horizon (That's the Spirit)
Sounds Like: 
The Almost
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2018
Artist: 
Superchunk
Label: 
Merge Records

Superchunk is a band that has been around for a long 30 years and in those 30 years, they have released 11 full length albums. “What a Time to be Alive” being their latest release and what a time to be alive indeed. A couple years ago, the band had released a few albums (one in 2010 and another in 2013) that have been not so successful. Thankfully they didn’t give up and went on to release this beauty. It features guest appearances from Stephin Merritt, David Baza, Skylar Gudasz, Sabrina Ellis, and Kate Crutchfield.

Sounds Like: 
The Ramones
Sounds Like: 
Talking Heads
Name: 
Nayla Acosta
Date Reviewed: 
04/18/2018

Cristal Ramirez of The Aces Interview

KAMP DJ Amanda got to call up lead singer of indie pop band, The Aces, right after their debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic, dropped! Listen to Amanda and Cristal's conversation here: https://soundcloud.com/kamp-student-radio-1570am/cristal-ramirez-of-the-aces-interview

Artist: 
Inferi
Label: 
The Artisan Era

Inferi is tech death/melodic death metal band from Tennessee. I am reviewing two singles from their upcoming album Revenant. They have released 3 albums before this, and I honestly do not see why they do not have more of a following. They have been operating on bandcamp since 2007, and I believe they just recently got signed. I think that this album will be a turning point of their career and help them gain a larger fanbase. In their previous albums, you can often hear that they are bandcamp band; the other albums were very good, but the production was not always great.

Sounds Like: 
Dimmu Borgir but less symphonic and less industrial
Sounds Like: 
slayer mixed with ne obliviscaris??
Sounds Like: 
The Black Dahlia Murder
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
04/18/2018
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