Jason Keil, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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Nate Garrett devoted himself to metal after seeing a clip of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” on VH1 in middle school. More than two decades later, Divided by Darkness, the second album from his band Spirit Adrift, was awarded an 8.1 rating on Pitchfork (trust us, that’s good). The Phoenix-based guitarist and songwriter spoke with us about the record. You grew up in Oklahoma and lived in Arkansas. How did you find your way to Arizona? I...

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Queen + Adam Lambert, a collaboration between the British band and the American vocalist, is coming to Talking Stick Resort Arena on July 16, capitalizing on the success of last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody, the hit biopic of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The movie won four Oscars, including one for Rami Malek’s portrayal of Mercury, but it was also divisive, as many saw it as formulaic. We humbly suggest these three inventive but overlooked musical...

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