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Bands Visiting Phoenix In April
The Wind + The Wave, Foxygen, Twin Peaks And More Will Play Phoenix Venues In April. Plus, Seattle’s Tacocat Is Back For Its Second Valley Show Of The Year
Editor’s note on Undiscovered Sounds: Every so often, Modern Times Magazine talks to bands or other musical performers who have yet to hit the jackpot both in the Phoenix metro and beyond. For some of those featured, it may be the first time they have been interviewed. Others may have been working for years for their ship to come in. But all of them have the dream. They may make Undiscovered Sounds, but their sounds are not unworthy.
By Mandi Kimes
Special Modern Times Magazine
March 4, 2017 — While mega events like VIVA PHX and NCAA Music Festival are behind us, there is still plenty of entertaining music to see in Phoenix in April. Ex-pat act Low Roar, who is travelling all the way from his new home in Iceland, is descending on the Valley and more familiar faces like Tacocat are also giving fans a second chance to see them perform after playing in Phoenix just a few months ago.
Take a look at the list below to find some of the truly entertaining under the radar bands coming to Phoenix in April.
Cherry Glazerr - April 5
This L.A.-based raucous trio is gaining momentum with its latest release Apocalipstick. From Burger Records to Secretly Canadian, Cherry Glazerr is pushing the boundaries of noise rock and astonishing audiences with its live shows. Fans of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tegan & Sara, and the rhythmic structures of The Strokes will dig on this balls-to-the-wall production that is Cherry Glazerr, performing at Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix on Wednesday, April 5.
Bayonne - April 10
Roger Sellers, better known by the stage name Bayonne, has been releasing music under his own name since 2014. It wasn’t until he took the Bayonne moniker in late 2015 and re-released his Primitives album on Mom + Pop Records that he started to gain a following outside of his home in Austin. Sellers performs every instrument on his recordings, which including loops, synths, and multiple percussive pieces to create a rhythmic, lush electronic soundscape, coupled with his falsetto voice soaring over the lushness beneath him. Catch Bayonne opening up for Minus the Bear on Monday, April 10 at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix.
The Wind + The Wave - April 10
Austin-based duo The Wind + The Wave quietly released its 2014 album From The Wreckage, which glowed with a rootsy golden tone that encompassed everything from indie-folk, to alt-country to blues-rock to Southern psychedelia. The band, comprised of touring musician turned songwriter and producer Dwight Baker and singer-songwriter Patty Lynn, began making music together on a lark, never dreaming anything would come of it. The Wind + The Wave soon found itself with a major-label record deal, embarking on U.S. headlining tours, and having its songs appear on Grey’s Anatomy, earning a rabid following in the process. Lynn’s feisty vocals and brutally personal lyrics about challenging relationships with lovers and family members as well as her relationship with herself are what lured fans in even more. Catch The Wind + the Wave at Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, on Monday, April 10.
Foxygen - April 11
The two best friends from Agoura Hills, Calif., that make up Foxygen have been hard at work making lush Motown-rock music for the masses. Singer Sam France and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rado introduced a new album, Hang, to the world this past January. What sets this album apart from their last is that every song features a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard with additional arranging from Matthew E. White. To help bring Hang to life on the road, Foxygen will travel with a nine-piece band, consisting of France, Rado, Pollard, Jackie Cohen (backing vocals), Cameron Ralston (bass), Pinson Chanselle (drums), Reginald Chapman (trombone), Rob Quallich (trumpet), and Marcus Tenney (saxophone). Catch this exquisite ensemble performing Hang, as well as previous hits “How Can You Really,” “San Francisco,” and “Shuggie,” at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, on Tuesday, April 11.
Twin Peaks - April 17
Having careened across America and beyond sharing its staggering energy, the members of Twin Peaks made their third album Down In Heaven by themselves. Co-produced by the band and longtime collaborator R. Andrew Humphrey and mixed by new confidant John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth), the record is raw, polished, and wise beyond its years. The diverse new songs beg the listener to sway slowly, bang their head wildly, and question what they were doing wasting emotional time on anything less. While Twin Peaks is a bit older, it’s not necessarily calmer; its restlessness endures. Born of Chicago’s league-leading DIY scene and with several of members friends since elementary school, Cadien Lake James, Clay Frankel, Connor Brodner, Jack Dolan, and most recent addition Colin Croom share an enthusiasm, authenticity and passion their audiences have found contagious. See for yourself when they are joined by Spanish four-piece Hinds on Monday, April 17 at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix.
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