This Week on Homegrown: Sir Mud, A Step Ahead, Pushing Pluto and No Volcano!

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Monday: Sir Mud – This Feeling

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Sir Mud was was born in Karachi, Pakistan then moved to the States in 2004 at the tender age of 13. After finally settling in Phoenix, the Pakistani band Noori inspired him to buy his first guitar and learned about artists like: Coldplay, Foster the People and Third Eye Blind. For the past 10 years he’s been learning audio engineering and sound recording, while refining his singing and songwriting which is the center piece of the debut EP ‘Jasmine.’ You can find Sir Mud on Facebook and Instagram and you can even preview his song “This Feeling” below. Let us know what you think about it in the comments below. If you love it, you can even vote to hear it again for Song of the Week, also at the bottom of the page.

 

Tuesday: A Step Ahead – Better Left UnsaidA step ahead

Catchy with heart; Devoted with guts; Always ready for a party.

A Step Ahead is, in one word, undeniable.

Call it what you want—pop-punk, easycore, or just straight rock and roll—whatever it is, heads are turned and eyebrows are raised in the most-approving way each and every time the Arizona band takes the stage. A Step Ahead’s immediately-appealing sound and fun-as-hell live performance is already demanding attention from all within earshot, and the best is yet to come.

A.S.A. has endured it all as a band, and it comes out in their music. To date, the band has released five studio EP’s, embarked on numerous DIY tours with shows in over 50 cities across the U.S., met thousands of incredible supporters, found out what it’s like to be broker-than-broke, experienced heartache, and had the best damn time while going through it all. Throughout everything, the band has only become stronger and is as poised as ever to break through to the next level. For every time a fan sings the words to a song at a show, makes a comment on the band’s Facebook page, or tells their friend about “that new A Step Ahead jam,” they are reinvigorated.

A Step Ahead is Colin, Nick, Mike, Brian, and Matt, but more than that, A Step Ahead is about you and for you. Check out A Step Ahead’s new music video for “Better Left Unsaid” below and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. If you like what you hear, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.

 

Wednesday: Pushing Pluto – Go On

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Pushing Pluto is a three-piece alternative rock band from Gilbert, Arizona. Band members are Nick Tangen – lead/rhythm guitar & vocals, Alfred Turcios – bass guitar, and Donnie Tyger – drums. Some of our influences are the Smiths, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin and the Cure. In February 2018, they finished recording our first Demo EP and hope their passion for creating music will carry them through to the point where they can make a living doing what they love! Pushing Pluto has upcoming shows at the Crescent Ballroom on August 15th, Club Red on August 18th, and Pub Rock on August 25th. Give ’em a follow on Facebook and Instagramthen preview their song “Go On” below! If ya like what ya hear, vote to hear em again for Song of the Week on Friday, at the bottom of the page.

 

Thursday: No Volcano – Sad Generator

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Phoenix Arizona’s own No Volcano brings together four musical talents unafraid of including more than one idea or point of view in a song or music video, like real thinking people. And yet they are undeniably a pop band, one that recalls any and all rock made during its more experimental phases infused with a new accessibility, energy and eclecticism so lacking in the today’s scattered pop landscape.
Before forming in 2013, Chris Kennedy (drums) and Jim Andreas (guitar/vocals) were in one of Phoenix’s most exciting bands of The Nineties, Trunk Federation, who were signed to Alias Records. No Volcano unites the heart and soul of that band with Jeremy Randall (guitarist) of Colorstore and James Karnes (bass). And they’ve wasted no time, opening shows for Ride, The Radar Brothers, Quasi and Jacco Gardner, Eleanor Friedberger, and Twighlight Sad garnering accolades from the Arizona Republic and Phoenix New Times the latter describing No Volcano as “a serious band for serious times.”
The band has release 3 full length records on the Sunnyslope based Onus records label. Who Saved the Party in 2015, Dead Horse Power 2016 Power, and Envy in the Valley 2018. Follow No Volcano on Facebook and you can check out their latest song “Sad Generator” below. If ya love it, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.

 

Song of the Week:

Pushing Pluto – Go On

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