Hometown favorite Dierks Bentley doesn’t want his musical party to end

Free and Easy Hometown favorite Dierks Bentley doesn’t want his musical party to end. By Alan Sculley For Dierks Bentley, it hasn’t mattered whether he was playing bars early in his music career, opening an arena show for a country superstar, or playing on some level in between––the place where he’s most comfortable is on stage. “I have some friends in NASCAR, and they’re so busy before the race,” Bentley e ...

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Singer-songwriter-guitarist Lee Perreira

Soulful Stylings  The blues-infused rock n’ roll tunes of singer-songwriter-guitarist Lee Perreira intrigues writer Lynette Carrington. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Lee Perreira has been a fixture on the local music scene for many years. Perreira has performed supporting Train, The Fray, “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze, Matt Nathanson, Jimmy Gnecco, INXS, Scott Stapp of the band Creed, Keaton Simons, and m ...

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Ryan Sims Band

Writer Lynette Carrington catches up with Ryan Sims about life before and after The X Factor. Life is good for Ryan Sims. He’s enjoying writing music, playing, and performing in Arizona. As the lead singer of the band EastonAshe, Sims led a talented group of musicians as they worked at venues around the Valley. But as the EastonAshe band members got married and had families, their schedules got hectic. The ...

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Meet Scottsdale indie pop duo 76th Street

76th Street Writer Lynette Carrington gets to know a local young indie pop duo.   Haley Gold and Spencer Bryant know each other so well that they can finish each other’s sentences. What has been a nearly lifelong friendship has grown into the dynamic indie pop duo known as 76th Street. The two 18-year-olds are studying business communications at ASU and manage to keep up with their burgeoning music car ...

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Scottsdale indie pop duo 76th St.

76th Street Writer Lynette Carrington gets to know a local young indie pop duo.   Haley Gold and Spencer Bryant know each other so well that they can finish each other’s sentences. What has been a nearly lifelong friendship has grown into the dynamic indie pop duo known as 76th Street. The two 18-year-olds are studying business communications at ASU and manage to keep up with their burgeoning music car ...

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Gifted Valley vocalist Sean Mullaney

The Sean Mullaney Band Writer Lynette Carrington sits down with a gifted Valley vocalist. As with artists in any genre, musicians get their inspiration and training from a variety of sources. Musician Sean Mullaney would agree. “I look up to icons like Freddy Mercury, Robert Plant, and Mick Jagger for their front-man, vocal, and melodic talents,” he says. “Musically, I love the Black Crowes and Neil Young f ...

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Writer Lynette Carrington discovers the sweet ’90s hip-hop sounds of Livewire’s spicy house band for North Valley Magazine

Behind the scenes with Vanilla Spice, Livewire's house band By Lynette Carrington Photos by Tavit Daniel New venue Livewire recently opened to much fanfare and now boasts its own specially created house band, Vanilla Spice. The large band encompasses stellar talents that will work the house Sunday nights and during special events. Steve LeVine, a partner in Livewire and owner of Steve LeVine Entertainment a ...

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