A collage of early Phoenix punk.

‘Know The Rules Before You Break ‘Em:’ A History of Phoenix Punk in the ’80s

Crack open the upper crust of Arizona and you won’t find mere copper. There’s a deep vein of rebellious energy and creative vigor underneath the red rocks. Punk music may not have been born in the desert, but there’s a rich history of artists adding to the cacophony with a unique, sunburned style. Phoenix New …

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Gracie

We Heart Phoenix: Four Love Letters to the Valley’s Music Scene

It’s a powerful little slogan you might have seen on bumper stickers around town: “Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix.” Which is to say, you can either be one of the many people to come and (promptly) go in this city, or you can adapt and thrive in this weird and wild desert. For plenty of …

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The Best Advice The Killers Ever Got – News – Spotify for Artists

The Best Advice The Killers Ever Got – News – Spotify for Artists

May 13, 2020 With nearly two decades in the game Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. share some wise words. Back in late February we caught up with The Killers who were in NYC to play press a few cuts from their forthcoming sixth album Imploding the Mirage. In some ways Brandon Flowers and Ronnie …

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CCR’s Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford Opens a Magic Window With His New Album

Last year, Doug “Cosmo” Clifford closed the book on being a touring musician. Creating and releasing tunes, though, that’s still happening. Clifford, a drummer and a founding member of legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival — just dropped Magic Window, an album of 10 songs he recorded back in 1985 and popped on a shelf. …

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How Alice Cooper and His Family Are Keeping Busy in Quarantine

It was early March when Alice Cooper realized he needed to get home.  The coronavirus was sweeping through Italy and Spain. His show was canceled in Switzerland. He went to the airport in Berlin and hopped on a plane. Back in Arizona, he postponed his North American tour and hunkered with his family at their …

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Introducing the Spotify for Artists COVID-19 Resources Directory – News – Spotify for Artists

Introducing the Spotify for Artists COVID-19 Resources Directory – News – Spotify for Artists

May 11, 2020 We’ve launched a database covering everything from health and wellness, to financial support, to tips for creative inspiration and more, to help you in these uncertain times. As the past few months have unfolded and we’ve found ourselves in a state of global flux, our shared experience is one of ongoing adjustments …

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