WELCOME TO HOMEGROWN!
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!
Barefoot consists of Dylan Fay on vocals, Dylan Heinrich and Eric Folts on guitar, Patrick Smiley on bass and Christia Aroz on Drums. “We’re just 5 music obsessed friends jamming in Tempe, AZ. We rehearse as a band several nights a week & all love different kinds of music. After playing together awhile, we eventually stumbled onto the Alternative Rock sound we have now because of our vocalists singing style and our love for the genre and bands like Incubus, Circa Survive, & Queens of the Stone Age. Also, the scene around us as we’ve been developing shaped our sound a bit, playing with bands like Katastro & Sunset Voodoo. We’re just another band trying to perfect a unique sound of our own. Our new album comes out this Thursday December 1st. We recorded the drums at Salt Mine Studios in Mesa, Arizona with our good friend and producer Matt Keller from the band Lydia. We did instruments and everything else at his home.” You can find Barefoot this Friday, April 28th at Wasted Grain in Scottsdale and don’t forget to check em out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Check out their song “Breathing In” below, then if ya love it, vote to hear it again for the Friday replay at the bottom of the page.
In summer of 2011, singer Joey Gutos and bass/backing vocalist Lucas Roth began writing songs together that were inspired by their experiences growing up in Tempe. The boys soon found that Lucas’s long time friend Rocky Yanez was a perfect match to carry the band’s rhythm section and after more than a year of testing different material, instrument roles and band names, Sunset Voodoo was officially born. The band played their first show at Tempe’s legendary live music venue, The Sail Inn and began playing shows up to four times a week. As they began steadily increasing their fanbase, they released their self-titled EP in May of 2014. Tracks like “Sonoran Whiskey” and “Estrella” are considered cult favorites among the band’s original fans, which they still play to this day.
As Sunset Voodoo continued to cultivate more refined material, they realized that they were missing one last crucial element within the lineup: Jared Roth on guitar. Now a quartet, Sunset Voodoo took on their next project, which was the 6 track “Strange Things” EP, recorded with Curtis Grippe (Dead Hot Workshop, Banana Gun, Sara Robinson & The Midnight Special). They released the record at a sold out C.A.S.A. Lounge show in downtown Tempe along with their self-produced music video for the album’s second single, “Summer Haze.” While the addition of Jared was assuredly an integral part of this record, his full potential was realized when the band hit the studio with Curtis Douglas (The Maine, Katastro, Eagles In Drag). The first of these recordings was “Sweet Release,” which was the band’s first serious step towards radio ready material and caught the attention of many attendees at the 2016 Pot Of Gold Music Festival, for which they performed on the second stage. The boys went out on their first out of state tour through California and Mexico before returning to work on the next two songs with Douglas, which they plan to release throughout the rest of 2016.
As Sunset Voodoo continues to tour the southwest, they are working towards a full length album and nationwide tour. As their path unfolds, so do new mysteries that are told through the band’s ever-evolving sound. Always proponents for welcoming the unique and stranger things in life, Sunset Voodoo has one central theme to share with the world: EMBRACE YOUR WILD SIDE… You can catch Sunset Voodoo this Friday, April 28th at Wasted Grain in Scottsdale and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “Another Round” below, if you love it, vote to hear it again for the Friday replay at the bottom of the page.
Something Like Seduction is a reggae/alternative band that was formed in October of 2011. With heavy reggae basslines, sweeping lead guitar licks and hard hitting melodic choruses, SLS creates a uniquely energetic musical experience. SLS started touring nationally in January of 2015 and hasn’t stopped since. Be sure to check the “Tour Dates” to see where they will be next. To date SLS has 2 studio releases: an EP titled “Lost In Emerald Cove” and a full length album called “Weapons of Mass Seduction” both of which can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and all other major online music retailers. You can find Something Like Seduction at Wasted Grain on Friday, April 28th and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “Checks and Balances” below, then vote to hear it again for the Friday replay at the bottom of the page.
Second Go! is a four piece intelligent, pop punk band from the Phoenix valley. Avid lovers of professional wrestling, Sometimes chaotic, always driven and ready to push the boundaries of what pop punk should sound like. For fans of Neck Deep, Modern Baseball, Blink 182, Green Day and Weezer. You can catch Second Go! at their CD release party Friday, April 28th at Pub Rock Live and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Preview their song “One Shot Wednesday” below, then vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay!