Music

The Canaries: A Cautionary Tale

2020-01-19T04:04:06-07:00January 19th, 2020|Music, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music The Canaries build a window into modern folk with the release of their debut album, A Cautionary Tale. Members Olivia Both, Julia Hagen, Emma Zimmer and Sean Golightly intermingle each other’s vocals with a wide variety of instruments to create rich, textured ditties. The album was [...]

Tow’rs: New Nostalgia 

2020-01-19T04:04:07-07:00January 19th, 2020|Music, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music New Nostalgia is the fourth full-length independent release from Flagstaff band Tow’rs, released this fall. It follows their self-titled debut, winner of the Emerging Artist Award in 2015, along with The Great Minimum and Grey Fidelity, Viola Finalists in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Husband and wife [...]

Donivan Berube: Endlessly Won’t Last for Long

2020-01-17T15:35:44-07:00January 19th, 2020|Music, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music Recorded from his home here in Arizona, Donivan Berube’s album, EndlesslyWon’t Last for Long, takes its listeners through a journey of jazz and pop rock experimentation. The album covers themes of love and loss with the message that pain does not last forever.   “It’s both a [...]

Tiny Bird: Pray for Snakes

2020-01-17T10:50:35-07:00January 19th, 2020|Music, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music Tiny Bird has been a staple of the Flagstaff music scene for the last eight years. This past Summer indie rock group debuted their latest full length album Pray for Snake. The group worked hard to produce the record at local recording space in MOCAF (Museum [...]

Tha Yoties: Yoties

2019-11-16T09:32:13-07:00January 9th, 2019|Music, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music Tha 'Yoties are a Reggae/Rock band from Flagstaff, IrieZona. The band is notable for their lively performances, catchy melodies, and conscious message. Their signature'IrieZona Reggae-Rock' sound is greatly influenced by the cultures and concerns of the Native American populations of the Four Corners region. Through the [...]

CoCec: Life Sucks but the Music’s Good

2019-11-16T09:32:14-07:00January 9th, 2019|Music, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music DJ Cecil Tso and emcee Colin “Smallz” Haviland of The Boom Box Bros make up the local hip-hop duo CoCec. Though the pair had known each other musically for years they hadn’t originally planned to make music together. When Tso crafted a handful of beats, sent [...]

Donivan Berube: So Much for No Mountain

2019-11-16T09:32:14-07:00January 9th, 2019|Music, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music In 2018, Flagstaff musician Donivan Berube released his newest single "So Much for No Mountain.” The release was accompanied by a music video presenting the spirit ofromance as a broken, post-Dharma Bums dystopia. "The recording and filming was a major collaborative effort between many Flagstaff musicians, [...]

Ice Sword: Dragon Magic

2019-11-16T09:32:14-07:00January 9th, 2019|Music, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music Unique to Flagstaff and recognized globally, Ice Sword describes their music as high power fantasy metal. Their 2018 release ‘Dragon Magic’ has been compared to Metallica meeting J.R.R. Tolkien. The group’s jaw-dropping performance is marked with costumes, keytars, skilled musicianship, and loyal fans. According to FlagBrew [...]

Donivan Berube: Love is a Dog From Hell

2019-11-16T11:49:36-07:00January 7th, 2018|Music, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music In 2017 Donivan Berube re-emerged in the Flagstaff music scene as a solo artist,releasing his new single titled “Love is a Dog From Hell.” Donivan has been previously recognized for his work in the music duo Blessed Feathers, which dismembered in 2016. Before landing in Flagstaff he traveled the [...]

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