You submitted nominations for the best and brightest emerging Valley creatives, and the results are in. Presenting the 2015 Big Brain finalists.
Leading up to the announcement of winners at Artopia on May 9, Jackalope Ranch, Chow Bella, and Up on the Sun will introduce the finalists. Up today is Ichi Sound.
When you think chillwave music, the images that come to mind are likely of the soothing variety -- a stiff martini at a glitzy cocktail lounge, a steamy spa in a remote locale, or simply a book by the pool. But Ichi Sound, Phoenix purveyors of this particular brand of electronica, draws performance inspiration from unusual and decidedly unmellow sources.
"Professional wrestling," says 25-year-old David Story, Ichi Sound's singer, who applies a generous amount of face paint before shows. "About two songs in I'll wipe my face and it just looks wild.
"It's all for the spectacle. I want people to remember that one weird day."More »