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TRASH TO MUSIC: Husband and wife team Step Raptis and Lisa Chow of "Step's Junk Funk" perform on Hayden Lawn during celebrations for Earth Week. Raptis, who has been converting trash into percussion instruments since 1973, enjoyed a stage powered entirely by solar energy. (Photo Michael Arellano)

Step’s Junk Funk finds beats in trash

The phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” has never been truer for Step’s Junk Funk, a recycled percussion band in Tempe that uses common trash to create endless sound.

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Q&A: Lead vocalist Eric Nally of Foxy Shazam

Cincinnati-born rock band Foxy Shazam is blaring through Americans’ headphones with style, attitude and sass. Their shows are wild and they have more energy than any up-and-coming band on the music scene right now.

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‘Death at a Funeral’ full of life

“Death at a Funeral” has given me a morbid desire that I never expected: I want to go to a funeral as exciting as this one. Because, at the risk of sounding macabre, I wish every funeral was this much fun.

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Black Eyed Peas bring energy to Valley

In a match made in party heaven, the Black Eyed Peas and tour sponsor Bacardi, teamed up to blow the lid off of Jobing.com Arena as The E.N.D. world tour made its stop in Glendale last week.

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Badu back with a bang

Artist- Erykah Badu; Album- New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh); Record Label- Control Freaq Records; 3.5 out 5 Pitchforks

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