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This Week on Homegrown With Mo: Love Like Fiction, Someone.Sober, Belaganas and Never Us!




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Monday: Love Like Fiction – Bilingual? Baby I’m Bipolar


A pop-punk band based in Phoenix, Arizona and comprised of Nick Barker on Lead Vocals, Frankie Stapley on Guitar and Vocals, Marin Bridges on Guitar, Paul Ritchie on Bass and Tara Goltz on Drums. Love Like Fiction is the brainchild of Tara Goltz and Marin Bridges who brought the band together in July of 2018 by recruiting Nick, Frankie and Paul. This came after a few years of trying out different members and attempting to bring Love Like Fiction to life. Drawing inspiration from bands like Panic! At the Disco, Brand New, New Found Glory and Mayday Parade, Love Like Fiction’s sound is upbeat and poppy with a melancholic undertone. See Love Like Fiction at The Valley Bar Saturday, January 12th then give em a follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.  Preview their song “Biligual? Baby, I’m Bipolar” below and if you dig it, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.


Tuesday: Someone. Sober – Someone.Sober

Someone.Sober - Homegrown

Someone.Sober, born in the modern wave of Tempe house shows, explore what it means to be a local band. In a scene fueled by pop punk, hardcore and indie/shoegaze the four piece deliver intricate layers of sound and a strong visual aesthetic that acknowledge who they are and where they come from, yet scream for something more. Alex Polimeni (vocals/guitar), Macy Santa Maria (guitar), Anson Knopp (bass), and Craig Stauffer (drums) make up the band. Taking cues from The 1975, Blink 182, Third Eye Blind and The Cure. Someone.Sober blends alternative rock styles with a focus on great tone and your favorite pop melodies. Playing with bands such as Glacier Veins, Mojave Nomads, and Baseline, Someone.Sober goes after every show with their relentless stage presence and a dynamic set. Check out their debut single “Someone.Sober” below and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you love their track, vote to hear it again for song of the week at the bottom of the page.


Wednesday: Belaganas – Crumbs


Belaganas is a band formed in Phoenix, Arizona that performs alternative hip -hop and bedroom pop. Formed by frontmen/vocalists Joey J and Shanker, the band also features drummer Nick Willie and are known for their captivating live performances and emotionally charged music. The trio began writing music in summer 2016 and since then has released a number of singles detailing teen angst and punk-style anthems delivered through hip-hop sonics. You can find Belaganas this Saturday The Valley Bar January 12th and online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their track “Crumbs” below, if ya dig, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.


Thursday: Never Us – Retrograde

Never Us band

We are Never Us from Phoenix Arizona, a rock band that infuses many different popular music genres into our songs. Formed several years ago, we have spent time playing multiple shows in the Phoenix area while refining and building our unique sound. Recently, we recorded an album with Matt Good of From First to Last at Good Sound Studios in May of 2018. The album reflects our different musical backgrounds and influences which have been combined to create something truly unique. We are immensely proud of our newest songs and can’t wait to share them with the world. Check out their song “Retrograde” below, you could even give em a follow on Facebook and Instagram. If you like what you hear, vote to hear them again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.


Song of the Week: Belaganas – Crumbs