“Jimikki Kammal” is the Latest Diwali Dance Craze

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by Ranjani Venkatakrishnan The Malayalam song “Jimikki Kammal” has rocketed to fame as everyone’s new Diwali dance number! Through October, at any and every Diwali party and event, Jimikki Kammal was a must-play,… Continue reading

Live Review: LANY

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By Kylie Lamunyon Crowds poured into the Van Buren in downtown Phoenix on November 2nd.  Excitement filled the air, everyone was ready for LANY. Last night’s show was a sold-out stop on The… Continue reading

Feature: A Summer High

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    by Ellena Whitfield Fiftyone West is a quaint coffee shop in Tempe during the day. From 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, customers can come in and try an array of drinks… Continue reading

Oh Wonder Brought Romance to the Van Buren

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by Sedona Rose Saulnier It is 8:00 pm and the area around West Van Buren and 7th Avenue is booming. People are dressed in their most self-expressive attire. Everyone has a radiant beaming… Continue reading

Widowspeak’s Return to Phoenix is Well Acclimated to the Western Air

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by Julian Hernandez Widowspeak returned to the Valley and performed an intimate set at the Rebel Lounge, with the dreamy guitars and ethereal vocals they’re known for, and continue to draw desert dwellers… Continue reading

Album Review: Protomartyr, “Relatives in Descent”

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by Julian Hernandez Protomartyr opened up their 2014 album, Under Color of Official Right, with the lines “Shade goes up/ Shade goes down/ One of my dead moods.” Certainly, Protomartyr’s newest release, Relatives… Continue reading

Moon Taxi at Crescent Ballroom

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    by Ellena Whitfield The sun sets to the west of the Crescent Ballroom, located on the corner of 2nd and Van Buren. The venue’s restaurant is already packed with fans, both… Continue reading

Album Review: METZ, “Strange Peace”

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by Julian Hernandez METZ is a three-piece band from Toronto that’s known for its unapologetic attack on your senses. With their second album, II, METZ delivered reverb-heavy, post-punk tracks that varied in pace, but… Continue reading

Podcast: LOOP Week 1

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COTMA has been dreaming of some changes. Here is the first one: Keegan Kelly and Jake Epley’s new podcast, LOOP, which gives you the underground music that they love. It is our honor… Continue reading

Album Review: Ariel Pink, “Dedicated to Bobby Jameson”

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by Julian Hernandez Bobby Jameson was a singer and songwriter in the early 1960’s who found some initial success. Jameson recorded various singles under his name and even managed to open up for… Continue reading