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A Local Music Segment airing every Monday through Friday at 11pm w/ Mo!
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Monday: The Sink Or Swim
Don’t let the seemingly young age of Phoenix, AZ-based The Sink or Swim fool you. While all age 22 or younger, the band has unleashed their music with an earnestness and fury that is non-negotiable. With each member almost imposssibly boasting of nearly a decade of experience, the 4-piece has released two well-received EP’s with a 3rd to follow in the summer of 2017. The boys are headed to Flying Blanket Recordings with producer Bob Hoag (The Ataris, Gin Blossoms, The Format, Scary Kids Scaring Kids) to record the new 5-song EP. ). The band’s recordings and live performance alike have taken their home of Phoenix by storm with local institution JAVA Magazine claiming, “The Sink of Swim have established themselves as one of the brightest and most ambitious acts in the local music scene.” The upstarts’ poise and vision is no doubt influenced by not only their love of all things rock n’ roll but also their collective struggles with adversity – with one member claiming to be an Israeli fugitive for failing to enlist in the IDF, and another being estranged from his father at a young age due to a stint in prison. It is all these factors that inject their upcoming album “Oasis Unknown” with an even darker and heavier landscape than their recent albums. “The songs are all relationship driven,” says singer Nate Zeune. “It’s about processing the aftermath, coping.” To a man, each member of the band claims to have one goal in their musical endeavors: to make people feel something. Says Zeune, “we’re so accustomed to instant gratification, to getting a rush all the time that we’re all becoming numb. We want to connect to people with our music….and we want to prove that rock n roll isn’t dead.” You can catch TSOS at The Rebel Lounge Tuesday, December 12th and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their song “Life After Midnight” below and if you love it, vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.
Tuesday: The Technicolors
American rock band The Technicolors started off as the brainchild of Phoenix-native Brennan Smiley.
The formation of the band itself started back when Smiley was acoustically supporting other local music acts by performing his songs live. After a few shows, the project began to grow and soon turned into a more serious approach, taking on the form of The Technicolors.
Inspired by the New Millennium’s garage rock and mid 90’s Brit-pop, The Technicolors combine elements of those two genres with classic and modern components and subject matters to introduce a completely new and exclusive sound.
Today, The Technicolors is Brennan Smiley (Vocals, Guitar), Troy Lowney (Keys), Mike (Nico) Nicolette (Bass), and Sean Silverman (Guitar, Vocals). You can find The Technicolors at The Rebel Lounge Sunday, December 23rd and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “Congratulations, You’re A Doll” below and if you like it, vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page!
Wednesday: The Take Over
The Take Over is a pop punk/alternative band straight out of Phoenix, Arizona that consists of 5 members: Savannah Marie (lead vocals) Lance Pettis (guitar/back up vocals) Justin blomberg (guitar) Lauren Pennington (bass) Rob Elliott (drums). The Take Over has released a new song called “Walls” this past June and is set to release new music in months to come along with an EP in the year 2018. With all the hard work, dedication, and passion the band has put in, they are determined to make you jump off your feet and fall more in love with the local music scene. You can check out The Take Over when they open up for Escape The Fate’s Khristmas Khaoz show December 16th at Club Red and on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to preview their song “Jealousy” below and if ya dig it, vote to hear it again for the Friday replay at the bottom of the page!
Loveyourself was formed in January of 2017, loveyourself. was a project started by Zach Winters and Anson Knopp in order to create a medium in which they could accurately express what they felt was an honest articulation of writing. Joining forces with drummer Teddy Valenzuela and guitarist Mario Esposito, the band quickly grew sonically.
Their debut album “one of these songs is about you” released in July and the band is carrying their momentum and is eager to release their next full length. You can find Loveyourself. playing with The Technicolors at The Rebel Lounge Sunday, December 23rd and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “Bloom” feauring Fletcher Milloy of The Ricky Fitts below. If you like it, vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page!