Metronome: McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2016 lineup balances national, local acts

Crowd shot of McDowell music festival  (Courtesy from Nate Largay)

This year’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival lineup includes local favorites like Captain Squeegee, as well as larger acts, including the sought-after Beck. Read story

Harrison Fjord remains humble before a Thursday gig at Crescent Ballroom

The purposely genre-less Harrison Fjord has risen to local prominence within the past two years. Learn how the band went from a nameless group of friends to headliners at Crescent Ballroom ahead of their Oct. 8 concert. Read story

METROnome: McDowell Mountain Music Festival in review


METROnome digs into this year’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival with a day-by-day journal chronicling the local and national acts that filled Margret T. Hance Park for a weekend. Read story

Local music festival TrueDTPHX brings community and artists together for a weekend


TrueDTPHX will feature local bands such as Jared & The Mill and Luna Aura. The free festival will take place Friday and Saturday between Civic Space Park and Phoenix Public Market and include visual arts and local DJs. Read story

Captain Squeegee to celebrate album release with concert at Crescent Ballroom


Captain Squeegee, a seven-piece local act oozing with sudsy sounds and eccentric energy, will be playing at the Crescent Ballroom Thursday night to celebrate the release of their new album, “To The Bardos!” Read story

DevilPass: Captain Squeegee and the Soap Suds, Euro-folk music and breakdancing


This week we embrace the fringe. Local ska-turned-psychedelic stars collaborate with a massive jazz group, while an experimental theater troupe makes its triumphant return to the public. Read story

DevilPass: UN3EK SY5STEM, macabre history and experimental percussion ensembles


This week, get ready to push the envelope. Take in experimental percussion ensembles and jazz experimentation at the Trunk Space; hear horror stories of the past with “hipstorian” Marshall Shore; view postmodern fashion from local favorites UN3EK SY5STEM; think through unconventional lunch-time theater from Improbable Theater Company; and absorb a re-telling of the ever-shocking classic, The Great Gatsby. Read story