Iron & Wine Returns to Roots
The State Press, January 24, 2011
Folk phenomenon Samuel Beam (aka Iron & Wine) brings to life a fresh yet authentic sound on his fourth album, "Kiss Each Other Clean." Sam and the band delve into the music scene with a renovated pop sound that complements their folk origin. Read PDF

The Grime Fades as Art Stays at the Modified Arts
The State Press, February 1, 2011
The grungy scent of music-obsessed hipsters infested Phoenix's Modified Arts for years when it had the reputation of an alternative live music venue. Kimber Lanning opened this tucked-away treasure in the heart of downtown's urban life in 1999. Read PDF

Interpol Rocks the Marquee
The State Press, February 7, 2011
"Success": The opening number also provided the best description of Interpol's show Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.Swarms of wanna-be-young-agains wearing fedoras and flat caps to cover bald spots gathered to see this New York City indie rock band on their North American tour. Read PDF

Sour Soul Crosses Borders to Play at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale
The State Press, March 23, 2011
Sour Soul, the up-and-coming indie-rock sensation from Mexico City, returned to North America for their "Laughs and Silly Dancing Tour," paying a visit to the Rogue Bar early this month. The band broke into the musical current with their debut album, "Liquid Sky Divers," and by 2010 they had played 108 U.S. shows. Read PDF