Monthly Archive: October, 2015

All Time Low at Mesa Amphiteatre 10/20


All Time Low Hits a High Note by Kat Chapman   On Tuesday October 20th, Baltimore-based band All Time Low made a stop in Mesa, AZ as a part of their Back to… Continue reading

Artist to Watch: State Champs


By: Alaina Nevarez  Upstate New York pop-punk band, State Champs, have been around the world and back, and are going to do it again, but this time take it over while they’re at… Continue reading

Artist to Watch: Barns Courtney


Barns Courtney Enkindles Success by Lena Avalos   It is a widely held belief that any musician hoping to further their listening audience should, as they say, “get their song in a movie”.… Continue reading

Ode to Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlists


Ode to Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlists by Jess Swarner   It all started with Pandora Radio. In 2007, nothing was more exciting than creating a new station on Pandora and hearing a long… Continue reading

Mesa Meltdown Day 1 – Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin


Mesa Meltdown Day 1 – Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin by Jacob McAuliffe A night of post-grunge and alternative rock came to the Mesa Amphitheatre for the first day of KUPD’s Mesa Meltdown. Post-grunge… Continue reading

PVRIS at Mesa Amphitheater


PVRIS at Mesa Amphitheater 10/22 by Deanna Romani photos by Deanna Romani   Whether they’re playing in the tiniest of clubs or the biggest amphitheaters, PVRIS is a force most definitely to be… Continue reading

Echosmith at Comerica Theatre


By Alaina Nevarez Twenty One Pilot’s Blurryface Tour kicked off in September, but the breakthrough band is not alone – Echosmith has been supporting them this entire tour. Echosmith is an indie pop… Continue reading

twenty one pilots at Comerica Theatre


twenty one pilots present: The Blurryface Tour 10/13 by Deanna Romani   photos by Deanna Romani   “Stay low, stay low!” is the last thing you would expect a grown man in a… Continue reading

alt-J at Comerica Theatre


alt-J at Comerica Theatre 10/14 by Jenna Lerman   alt-J made a stop in Phoenix this last Wednesday, and they completely lived up to my expectation. This indie rock band from Leeds has… Continue reading

The Soundcloud Situation: A Musician’s Perspective


The Soundcloud Situation: A Musician’s Perspective by Melanie Rogoff   Copyright infringement. Lawsuits. Frustration. These are three commonalities facing Soundcloud, an online audio distribution website. Soundcloud allows users to stream, and (if the… Continue reading

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