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A Local Music Segment airing every Monday through Friday at 11pm w/ Mo!
All the bands featured this week are playing Lost Lake Festival this weekend.
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Phoenix, Arizona based, Fayuca, is a Reggae-Rock/ Latino group, fronted by original member Gabo Fayuca. Their sound shifts through genres while blending modern-reggae melodies with Latin percussion, tied seamlessly by razor guitar riffs and progressive rock breakdowns.
Their music has been featured on MTV, Univision, FOX Sports and other popular TV networks. Fayuca’s instrumental, La Venganza, was hand picked by movie director Robert Rodriguez to be used as the main title theme to El Rey Network’s original series, MATADOR.
Currently backed by bass player, Mario Sepulveda, trumpet player, Danny Torgersen, drummer, Richard Duran, and percussionist, Arturo Sosa, the Quintette has become a national and international touring act. They have shared the stage with leaders in their genre like Molotov, 311, Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Slightly Stoopid, The Roots, Sublime with Rome, Damien Marley and many more.
While finishing high school in Tolleson, Arizona, Gabo sparked an interest for writing music and forming a bilingual-rock band. Since their first album release in 2004, Fayuca has launched four studio albums, including Barrio Sideshow, released on Fervor Records in 2013. Their songs promote Latino culture, good vibes, and self-identification. Touring insatiably between writing and recording music, Fayuca strives to inspire people around the world by spreading a message of courage, love, and empowerment. You can catch Fayuca at Lost Lake Music Festival, Sunday Oct. 22nd. on the Camelback Stage and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their song “St. Mary Jane” feat. Captain Squeegee below, if you love it, vote to hear it again for the Friday replay at the bottom of the page.
Bogan Via is Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller. MADLY is the band’s second extended play album and it further develops their unique synth-pop sound.
MADLY was then recorded between 2013 and 2014 over two continents at the Red Bull Studios in Copenhagen and in their hometown of Los Angeles. Mixed in New York, the band co-produced the record with Le Chev (Fisherspooner, Frankie Rose, Lemonade).
Bogan Via has made a quite a mark on the scene, quickly playing packed shows including a European tour and festival appearances at: SXSW, Culture Collide, Folsom Street Fair, Phoenix Pride, Insomnia, San Diego Music Thing, Summer Ends, & Viva Phx. Bogan Via’s ability to win over fans with their unique sound has already earned them opening spots for the likes of: Phantogram, Little Dragon, Halsey, Todd Terje, Ladyhawke, Glass Animals, Twin Shadow, Darwin Deez, Austra, Yacht, Betty Who, and many more, as well as remixes by: Geographer, Miniature Tigers, Database, Micon, & Terminal 11.
For now, Bogan Via’s graceful and danceable indie rock is still under the radar, but they are quickly rising to the surface, bringing their melodies and pulsating beats with them. Over the past few years, Bogan Via’s music has been featured on every blog from EDM to Consequence of Sound. With overwhelming responses to first listens of the record, this is the year that Bogan Via will start to make a splash. You can catch Bogan Via at Lost Lake Music Festival on the Camelback Stage, Saturday Oct. 21st at 12:40 pm and on Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and Soundcloud.
Check out their song “When You Fall in Love” then place your vote to hear it again on Friday, below.
Playboy Manbaby is a 6 piece punk band from Phoenix, AZ. The band consists of Robbie Pfeffer (vocals), Chris Hudson (bass), TJ Friga (guitar), David Cosme (trumpet), Chad Dennis (drums), and Austin Rickert (sax). Playboy Manbaby is the contradictory soundtrack to the contemporary life experience. Grimly sarcastic yet youthfully nihilistic music that seems to crash into things with a semi-coherent deliberation that can only be generated by a group of frail but over-caffeinated and eternally anxious young adults. Playboy Manbaby is the theme song to the sentiment “what the fuck am I doing with my life?” Indecisive in both message and genre but never lacking in sheer intensity. You can catch Playboy Manbaby on the Piestewa Stage at Lost Lake Festival, Friday Oct. 20th at 4pm and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their song “You Can Be A Fascist Too”, then tell us you want to hear it again for the Friday replay, when you vote below!
Indie/Alternative band from the Valley of the Sun, The Ricky Fitts are quickly gaining traction from the release of their debut record THE GREAT BEYOND, in late January.
Already performing with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie and Fitz and the Tantrums as well as multiple features on 93.3 Alt AZ, KWSS 93.7, Phoenix New Times and AZ Central, The Ricky Fitts are proving that they have something fresh and exciting to bring to the indie/alternative scene.
Influenced by artists such as Tame Impala, Prince and M83, Alt AZ’s morning personality Mo elaborated: “If cotton candy and pop rocks were going to make sweet love to each other, The Ricky Fitts is what they’d be listening to. They’re that synth, dreamy, alt-rock, you didn’t know you needed…”
Stand out tracks “Back to the Basics”, “Nightmare”, “Into the Sun”, “Where to Begin”, “Believe” and “Closer 2 U” have achieved air-play both locally and around the world.
Playing California venues such as: House of Blues, Hotel Cafe, Silverlake Lounge and Whiskey A Go-Go have helped The Ricky Fitts perfect their live shows making them humbled and excited to be a part of the Inaugural Lost Lake Festival, where they will premiere new music.
With their debut record not even a year old, The Ricky Fitts are a band that needs to be seen at Lost Lake this year. Catch them on the Echo Stage, Saturday Oct. 21st and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their song “Back To The Basics” below then vote to hear them again for the Friday replay, at the bottom of the page.