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How Phoenix Band Halocene Are Using Twitch to Stay Connected to Their Fans

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians have been compelled to find new ways to be heard. One avenue is Twitch, the popular livestreaming platform. But local alternative band Halocene already have been using it for years to interact with listeners. Though Twitch is best known for its gaming content, Halocene have been going …

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Avoid These Five Overplayed Patriotic Songs This Fourth of July

What better way to celebrate the nation’s birthday than taking a day off? Or, as Homer Simpson would say, “celebrate your country’s independence by blowing up a small part of it” (we mean fireworks, duh). You’ve probably earned a day off, so have a beer or five, eat some barbecue, and watch some fireworks. You …

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Virtual Concerts to Watch This Fourth of July Weekend

It’s going to be a strange Fourth of July weekend. Social distancing is still recommended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and wearing a mask in public is required in public in Maricopa County. Many cities in the Valley have canceled their fireworks shows, although there still are a few events scheduled. If you don’t have …

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Becca Mancari on Embracing Your Story – News – Spotify for Artists

Becca Mancari on Embracing Your Story – News – Spotify for Artists

The Nashville-based indie rocker talks about bringing her queer identity to the forefront of her new album, The Greatest Part. At the end of 2018, Becca Mancari found herself at a low point. The prior year, she’d put out her country-tinged debut, Good Woman, toured nonstop with artists like Julien Baker and Joseph, and played …

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Mickey (left) and Jesse Pangburn of MRCH, seen here at a show at Valley Bar, can be heard on your TV.

Phoenix Band MRCH Can Be Heard on This Season of The Twilight Zone

Do not adjust your television: That is the sound of Phoenix duo MRCH on Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone reboot. The entire second season was released to the CBS All Access Streaming Platform last week, and MRCH’s song “Impulse,” a haunting, synthy track featuring Mickey Pangburn’s ethereal voice, is featured in episode five, “Among the …

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