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. The first 3 bands this week are all playing our Local Homegrown Showcase at Pub Rock Live this Thursday, July 13th!
Escaping Phoenix, a.k.a. EPHX, is not just a band, its an idea. An idea captured in the heart of every soul-searching, wide-eyed dreamer in the world. But the love of the members’ own home towns are deeply embeded in the lyrics and message of the music. We all must be proud of where we come from, but dare to venture forward into new unknows.
The members of EPHX are Adam Garcia (Lead Vocals), Aaron Garcia (Bass, Vocals), Charlie Carrillo (Lead Guitar), Jason Newcomer (Rhythm Guitar), and Vini Severino (Drums). All with an extensive backround in the indie pop-punk genre and teamed together for the sole purpose of performing ear-gasming songs for fans to charish all over the globe. They encourage fans to strongly stand their ground, dream big, pay attention to the passing sands of the hourglass, bravely walk the plank, and try to see another side of themselves. With two cross-country tours, countless full capacity local shows, a full length LP and a more recent EP, staggering merch sales, and a charisma that just can’t be matched, these boys are ready for the next step in becoming America’s next favorite band. Catch Escaping Phoenix at our Homegrown Local Showcase this Thursday, July 13th at Pub Rock Live and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their song “Hourglass” below, then if ya love it, VOTE to hear it again at the bottom of the page for the Friday Replay 😀
Delving into the world of moody, guitar-driven dance rock, Soft Deadlines have emerged from the Phoenix garage punk scene as force to be reckoned with. Soft Deadlines is Oliver Lemke (vocals/guitar/bass), Chad Cussen (guitar/bass), and Parker Douglas (drums). A mix between Gang of Four, Television and Bloc Party, Soft Deadlines balances the fine line between catchy, dancey hooks and pensive post-punk.
Filled with slick, infectious riffs, Go Dark, the full-length follow-up to 2014’s Critic and their 2013 EP Nice Try, details how every fix only creates new problems. “Everyone is looking for a way out of something,” explains Frontman Oliver Lemke. “Maybe it’s a state of anxiety and paranoia, or a relationship, or the loneliness and guilt that follow ending a relationship. But it’s always something.”
The title Go Dark refers to a Cold War espionage term about disappearing from the radar. “You can read the title a number of different ways, but all of them are sinister,” Lemke says. “Critic is a guitar pop record with a few jagged edges. This time around we wanted to do something darker and more propulsive, drawing a bit on the Factory Records philosophy that punk music and club music could be one and the same.”
Recorded at Stem Recording in Paradise Valley and The Red Room in Phoenix, Go Dark also explores themes such as partying to dull the pain, as well as the wealth of disinformation plaguing mainstream media and the internet. Oh, and also kittens. Catch Soft Deadlines at our Homegrown Local Showcase this Thursday, July 13th at Pub Rock Live and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “This City Is Hell ” below and if you love it, vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.
Stinkeye is a three piece band hash rock band out of Phoenix. Andrew Hosley handles guitar and vocals, Anthony DeMuro is on drums and Harris Smull is on the bass. They’ve been together since September of 2016. Their debut album LLANTERA dropped this past June and went a tour up the California coast and into Oregon and Washington. Catch Stinkeye at our Homegrown Local Showcase this Thursday, July 13th at Pub Rock Live and on Facebook and Instagram. Check out their song “No Spoon” below and if you dig it, vote to hear it again for the Friday replay, at the bottom of the page.
People Who Could Fly is an indie pop band formed in 2013 and based in Phoenix, AZ. The group’s style draws influence from acts such as Walk the Moon, the 1975, Cage the Elephant and Two Door Cinema Club.
People Who Could Fly has performed with national acts including Rick Springfield, Howard Jones, Roger Clyne, and Reel Big Fish, and will be performing alongside Death Cab for Cutie, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Sublime with Rome at Pot of Gold music fest in March 2017. The band also provided entertainment for The Arizona Cardinals NFL games in 2016. Their album “Neon Electric” was produced by Grammy-winner Robb Vallier (Gin Blossoms, Foo Fighters, Miranda Lambert). Catch PWCF this Friday, July 14th at The Rebel Lounge for their EP release of Night/Fire and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Last but not least, check out their song “Fire In Your Eyes” below, then vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay, at the bottom of the page.
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