Your Guide to Viva PHX 2017

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Your Guide to Viva PHX 2017 by COTMA Staff Viva PHX is often considered Arizona’s own little South by Southwest, and with dozens of bands spread out over 20 venues, it’s easy to… Continue reading

The Lighthouse Bring Sunshine and Substance from Across the Pond

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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

When Pop Becomes Purposeful

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When Pop Becomes Purposeful by Kat Chapman On February 10, 2017 Katy Perry revived me. OK, maybe that’s a little bit of an overstatement but she did release a single (the first of… Continue reading

The Griswolds Threw Arizona a Birthday Party

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The Griswolds Threw Arizona a Birthday Party by Vanessa Herb   The Griswolds came back to Arizona and were better than ever. They brought energy and fun to Arizona on its birthday, and… Continue reading

Look for Constellations

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  By William Weinstein   Constellations is fun, young and energetic. They have an aggressive songwriting style that slides between the emo, punk, pop, and rock genres. They lean into their mics and… Continue reading

Waterparks Are Making a Splash

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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

Run the Jewels Brings Frustrated Community Unity

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By Kelsey Hess I watched two strangers hug at the Marquee Theater last Sunday. It’s not odd to see camaraderie at concerts, but it is surprising to see strangers hugging at a Run the… Continue reading

Plenty of Room in the Trunk Space

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Plenty of Room in the Trunk Space by William Weinstein photos by Kelly Fox   Everything at the Trunk Space is quite obviously a work of the local arts scene. Even the blackout… Continue reading

Interview: Talib Kweli and K’Valentine

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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

Here’s to 2017: A Playlist Brought to You by Heart N’ Soul

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Here’s to 2017: A Playlist Brought to You by Heart N’ Soul by Martine Desulme After an eventful year for us all I’m sure, we over at Heart N’ Soul brought you a playlist… Continue reading