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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!
New Chums: Tuolumne (pronounced to-wall-a-me) is not just the northern California County where front man, Seth Boyack, grew up. As he developed his love for music, learned to play guitar, and sang in the choir, he also began to set his sights on fronting his own band. Now as the singer/guitarist/songwriter for New Chums, it was only fitting to name the band’s debut EP, Tuolumne (released September 2015) for the place where it began.
When New Chums solidified, they began sifting through Seth’s catalog of songs to get a set together, and start playing shows around Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. It would be from this selection of songs that New Chums would choose the first five to head into the studio and record the aforementioned EP. With Curtis Grippe (Dead Hot Workshop) producing, the band quickly recorded their indie rock debut in a week’s time during the summer of 2015. While spending the next couple of months mixing and mastering the EP, the band continued to work on solidifying their live show taking any dates they could get.
After only a couple months since the release of Tuolumne on CD, iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora, the New Chums began to gain some traction with online radio play, excellent reviews, and the growth of their fan base. With an eye on larger shows, the band brought in guitarist Chad Bergman, from Minneapolis, to fill out the sound with clever guitar leads, and help the band win some trivia matches.
With comparisons to Interpol, Jimmy Eat World, the Strokes, and others, new fans of the band should keep an eye open for New Chums in Arizona clubs. The band plans to begin touring the east and west coasts, as well as playing festivals. You can catch New Chums at our Low Dough Show w/ The Weeks at Pub Rock Live May 5th and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “City With No Dreams” and vote below:
LUXXE is a contemporary/folk-pop act hailing from the deserts of Phoenix, AZ. The band released their sophomore EP “Rolling Thunder” in May, 2016, featuring infectious choruses and inevitable summer-anthems. Vocalist Seth Smades’ addicting rasp and vivid storytelling makes for an indie/pop slam dunk. You can catch Luxxe at our Low Dough Show w/ The Weeks at Pub Rock Live May 5th and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “Stay A Little Closer” below, if ya love it, vote to hear it again on the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.
March 2017. The Darts will tour the western US with Weird Omen (France) in March 2017 and
In their first year and a half, indie electronic duo MRCH has been recognized by The Guardian as “Band Of The Week” and CMJ as “One To Watch”. They’ve toured the west coast extensively while releasing singles. Their track Highway Drivin’ was played in Showtime series Shameless and ABC’s Guilt, while their single Spin was placed in Pitchfork/Ford In Focus series featuring the front-women of Best Coast and Sleigh Bells. You can catch MRCH on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud. Check out their song “Shake Shake” then vote to hear it again on Friday, below: