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This Week On Homegrown With Mo: Banana Gun, DWARF, The Ricky Fitts and Pride Through Strife!



A Local Music Segment airing every Monday through Friday at 11pm w/ Mo!

Like one of one the bands we’re featuring this week on ALT AZ 93.3? Vote to hear their song again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.



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Banana Gun shows are an event, not just a few guys and a girl strapping on their instruments to wank through a set. They do exactly what you want a band to do on stage: Lay it all out. No Bullshit. No hustle. Their set lists often include only the instructions: “just the hitters, no quitters.”

Banana Gun’s sound is described as bluesy, jammy, eclectic, and jazzy. But, we all know that “jazzy” is a catch-all musical term too many music critics use when they don’t know how to describe a band that incorporates so many influences. Banana Gun actually has never approached writing or playing music with the intent of fitting into a comfy description Their sound fits anywhere and is comfortable in a 1000 plus venue or your neighborhood dive bar. Releasing their eponymous ‘Banana Gun’ in 2010 and then ‘The Elephant in the Room’ in 2012 (which was voted Top Ten Digital Download of 2012 by Amazon Music Editors), Banana Gun then toured the Southwest and California before releasing their album ‘Love.Instinct’ in March 2014. Their most recent EP, ‘I and the Me’ was recorded and released December 2014 as part of their five year anniversary.  Banana Gun’s latest album “Dance Monkey Down in Faux Town was released in May 2017 to critical acclaim.

Banana Gun is one of those bands that lay everything on the line for each other. Writing, recording, or playing live, they do it for each other and hopefully you’re lucky enough to be there to see it.

You can find Banana Gun at their next show September 9th at Last Exit Live and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “Screen Time” below, if ya love it, show em your love by voting to hear them again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.



DWARF is an Alternative Pop/Punk band from Mesa Arizona. Lead singer and guitarist, Sage Donaldson met bassist and backup singer, Bailey Stewart in kindergarten and formed a fast friendship. In 2009 Sage and Bailey met Dom Crooks, drummer and began honing their musical skills in junior high band. In 2012, while in high school marching band, Sage, Bailey and Dom formed DWARF. This power trio began playing anywhere that would let them and gained fans immediately. In October of 2015 DWARF released their first album, “It’s About Time”. Singles from their debut album have been played on KWSS, KFMA and international radio stations in Japan and Australia. DWARF’s guitar driven sound and a high energy stage performance has made DWARF a band to not be missed and sure to entertain. Check out DWARF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, then preview their new song “Take A Number”. If you love it, show em your love by voting to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.


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Ricky Fitts is a fresh new indie pop outfit that gets down to danceable electronica right out of the starting gate. They have a sound that suggests they may have grown up on the like of Depeche Mode, New Order and Death Cab, as well as recognizing that you can rock inside a song that’s club ready. The best example of that is when the drums explode along with the guitars for the last minute of the song. Ricky Fitts is Matt Brunsvold (vocals, bass), Elliot Weber (Vocals, Keys) Alec Bushman (drums), Matt Meza (guitar), and Fletcher Milloy (guitar). This is just straightforward alternative dance rock, and it’s akin to a lot of the late-night music found on MTV in the early 1990s. Named for the insightful artist from American Beauty, I somehow have a feeling that the fictional lad would love the music a band taking his namesake is making. “Nightmare” isn’t music for heavy analysis. It’s music to get your legs moving and your ass shaking. This is their second single, and I would highly recommend checking out “Goodtimes” and keep an ear out for their forthcoming record, The Great Beyond.”

-Written by Mitchell Hillman from The New Times

You can find The Ricky Fitts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their new music video for “Nightmare” below, then show em your love by voting to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.



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Three triplet brothers, Aaron, Josh and Gabe, hailing from San Tan Valley, Az strive to bring bangin rock reggae to your ears. With a fusion of rock, reggae, latin and funk, this trio has a creative mix that will likely take them far! These guys have been playing music together since they were old enough to lift a drum stick. Long time friend Chris Galaska, rounds out the group on drums and is considered the “fourth triplet”. He is able to contribute his energetic style and help PTS rock hard on stage! These boys perform with Triplet tight harmonies and a groove that is reminiscent of bands like Rebelution, The Green, Iration, Sublime, Rage Against the Machine and 311. Catch Pride Through Strife on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don’t forget to preview their song “Two Fingers”. If you love it, show em your love by voting to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page 😀

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