This Week On Homegrown: Post Hoc, Katastro, Alex Mullins and The Black Moods!

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Monday: Post Hoc – Tarantino

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Heavy. Indie. Rock N Roll. Post Hoc is a band that should not exist, and yet it does to the delight of the Phoenix music scene. In what once began as a long distance musical collaboration between a Marine and an Air Force Veteran, Post Hoc has since evolved into what it is today: blending intellectual lyrics, ambiance, and pure rock and roll. Our goal is simple: Create, perform and share emotive music that you can feel. We love what we do.

Post Hoc has quickly made a name for themselves in the Arizona local scene, opening shows for nationally touring acts such as Emery, The Classic Crime, and others. They have performed at Arizona venues such as The Marquee Theatre, The Nile, The Rebel Lounge, The Green Room, Club Red, Yucca Tap Room, 51 West, Pho Cao, Rogue Bar and more. They have been featured in azcentral’s “Phoenix Local Picks for October” by writer Ed Masley, issue #59 of Substream magazine’s “Indie Stream” for emerging artists and Mitchell Hillman’s “Sounds Around Town”, “Best of the Valley 2018” for The Phoenix Magazine, radio stations and much more. Post Hoc’s Debut EP, “Daffodils”, was released on 10/20/17 and is available on iTunes, Spotify, CD print, and much more. Give Post Hoc a follow on Facebook and Instagram, then preview their song “Tarantino” below and if ya dig it, vote for them for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.

 

Tuesday: Katastro – Flashbacks

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Katastro formed in 2007 in Tempe, Arizona by Andy Chaves (Vocalist) Andrew Stravers (Drummer), Tanner Riccio (Guitarist) and Ryan Weddle (bassist). They just announced a new album “Washed” out July 20th witha US tour and  a show at The Van Buren August 18th. Check out “Flashbacks” below and pick it up on iTunes or Spotify. Catch Katastro on FacebookTwitterInstagramYoutube and Soundcloud. Let us know what you think of it at the bottom of the page, you can even give them your vote for Song of the Week!

 

Wednesday: Alex Mullins – Heartbreak

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Alex Mullins is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter from Phoenix Arizona. Alex has been playing throughout Arizona as well as the greater southwest for the past 5 years both solo and with his former band, Alex Mullins and The Royal. After the Disbanding of The Royal in 2017, Alex resumed his solo career with a folk, funk, soul and pop flare that stays true to his roots from growing up to the sounds of Queen, U2 and countless others. He has opened for Secondhand Serenade, Ronnie Winter -Defoe of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Charming Liars. His newest single, “Heartbreak”, is now available on Apple Music and Spotify. Preview it below, then if you dig it, vote to hear it again for the Song of The Week at the bottom of the page.

 

Thursday: The Black Moods – Bella Donna

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A second generation musician, vocalist Joshua Kennedy moved to the Southwest  from Wheaton, Missouri as a teen, pursuing an opportunity to tech for one of his favorite bands and also attend the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. A few years, a few bands, and a bevy of experiences later, he met drummer Chico Diaz, a fixture in the Phoenix music scene. Diaz and Kennedy discovered they shared many similar musical sensibilities, both were influenced by rock greats Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Tom Petty and Foo Fighters.

With the addition of a bassist, they rounded out the yet unnamed trio, and the band began writing tracks and rehearsing non-stop. One night while watching a music documentary about The Doors, they heard Ray Manzarek say, “watch out, Jim [Morrison] is in one of his black moods”. That inspired them to write a song called ‘Here’s To Black Moods’ – the name evolved from there.

Working with producer Jim Kaufman, The Black Moods released their self-titled first album in 2012. With growing fan bases in southern Arizona and Southwest Missouri, the band traveled non-stop between the two regions, and played gigs in various locations including L.A.’s The Viper Room, House of Blues, Loaded and Whisky A Go-Go. In 2015 they signed with Century Media (now Another Century) and worked with Kaufman again to release their EP ‘Medicine’ in 2016. The Moods toured with artists including Robby Krieger of The Doors, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Adelitas Way and Citizen Zero, among others. In 2017, bassist Jordan Hoffman joined the band. He was the The Moods’ missing link, and the trio has never played or written better.

Since their formation, The Black Moods have honed their chops performing hundreds of dates at festivals, club shows, and even prison performances (as invited guests, of course). Whether headlining for more than 3,000 fans, performing an acoustic set for a private party or playing on a patio overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the band puts their heart and soul into every performance, serving up their homegrown blend of rock and roll.

2018 has big things in store for The Black Moods. They recently finished recording a six song EP produced by Johnny “Johnny K” Karkazis (Plain White T’s, Pop Evil, Disturbed). Their first single, “Bella Donna”, will be released June 1st, with a week-long celebration of shows at the Circus Mexicus festival in Rocky Point, Mexico. The Moods will perform additional summer dates at the Mile High Festival in Prescott, AZ, Blueberry Hill with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, the 1st On Front Festival in Monett, MO and other dates in New York, Arizona and Mexico. You can follow The Black Moods on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram plus check out their song for “Bella Donna” below! If ya dig it, vote for them to get Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.

 

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