Category Archive: i n t e r v i e w s

Feature: A Summer High


    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

Moon Taxi at Crescent Ballroom


    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



by Nikole Tower Pub Rock was packed wall to wall on Sunday night. Hardly anyone was in the bar area, trying to get as close to the stage as possible. Hip-hop artist Ab-Soul… Continue reading

Interview: Study Habit


Interview: Study Habit by Taylor Gilliam photo by Deanna Romani   Kevin and Nick of Study Habit stopped by the Blaze Radio studio to talk naming their band, pineapple pizza, and the possibility… Continue reading

Quinn XCII is Taking it ‘One Day at a Time’


Quinn XCII is Taking it ‘One Day at a Time’ by Nikole Tower   One minute the stage outside of Comerica Theater on the night of Viva PHX was nearly empty. The next… Continue reading

The Lighthouse Bring Sunshine and Substance from Across the Pond


The Lighthouse Bring Sunshine and Substance from Across the Pond by Taylor Gilliam The Lighthouse have somehow fit in a hundred shows, a major European festival appearance, an EP, and a couple of… Continue reading

Waterparks Are Making a Splash


Waterparks Are Making a Splash by Deanna Romani photos by Deanna Romani We all remember being teenagers going to some of our first concerts, right? Being dropped off by your parents, meeting up… Continue reading

Interview: Talib Kweli and K’Valentine


By Giancarlo Spero Talib Kweli started his “Seven Tour” last Wednesday at Club Red – East Theatre in Mesa. COTMA reporter Giancarlo Spero caught up with Kweli and his fellow Javottie Media artist,… Continue reading

Local Spotlight: Wanderer


Local Spotlight: Wanderer by Deanna Romani Arizona is home to a massive local music scene, spanning over a ton of different styles and genres.  Here’s a new name to add to all of those Spotify playlists:… Continue reading

Interview: Raw Fabrics


Interview: Raw Fabrics by Jess Swarner Jack Bruno, also known as Raw Fabrics, stopped by the Blaze Radio studio to chat with DJ Jess about tour and play single “Get Me the Hell… Continue reading

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