Moone Records Exclusive Interview with Tori Kudo (of Maher Shalal Hash Baz)

Moone Records Exclusive Interview with Tori Kudo (of Maher Shalal Hash Baz)
By: Caleb Dailey    |     Aug 10

Photo Credit: Maki Abe

Tori Kudo creates some of the most heady, yet free-spirited compositions I have ever heard. Spanning decades, his work simultaneously feels ‘out of this world’ but still very human. On one hand, he is letting us in on a secret. Something we shouldn’t be allowed to listen in on. A vulnerability that is not often expressed. We are left with a childlike sense of freedom and possibility. Like anything is obtainable. It stirs up optimism for the future. The head spinning amount of emotion that is carried through his compositions require your complete attention. So pay attention. Someone like Tori only comes around once in a lifetime. You don’t want to be the one that missed out. More.

Stinkweeds 30th Anniversary

Stinkweeds 30th Anniversary
By: Charity Hardaway   |     April 15

April 1st, 2017 was a day not only about music, but community. People of different ages, races, backgrounds, etc. came together in celebration of Stinkweeds 30th anniversary. It was a time of celebration and fun as children were running around, people enjoyed good food, prizes, and cold beverages on a hot day while bands of different genres played their hearts out. Even if one did not know the lyrics of the songs being played it was almost impossible not to clap your hands, bob your head, or simply sway your hips along to the groove of the music each artist so uniquely displayed. It was an unforgettable day.


After The 10k for 10k Charity Run: An Effort To Serve Our City

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Photo Credits: Bryan Juarez

After The 10k for 10k Charity Run: An Effort To Serve Our City
By: Diana Martinez    |     Dec 12

Through the greater Phoenix area, there’s about 200 miles of canals flowing through our neighborhoods and cities, most of which are lined with smooth trails and street signs at crossing points. The Grand Canal, mainly near the communities of West Phoenix, Alhambra and South Phoenix, can be considered the most forgotten.

The shallow waterways at these parts of the canal are framed with trash, debris and unkept paths. It’s a stretch of the canal with the most potential for progress. This area is deserving of attention, because as neighbors, it’s ours to use and steward.

And that’s the same sentiment Moone Records and 3 other local businesses (Joseph’s Coat Painting, Media Fifteen, and Johnson Wealth Management) had for a neighborhood learning center at Redemption Church Alhambra. On the church’s campus, near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road, there’s a space with various classrooms, a garden and playground, ready to be reimagined.

After a couple months of fundraising and a goal to raise $10,000, nearly 30 runners set out on the canal’s path just behind the future learning center’s doors this past Saturday morning. Some experienced runners, others challenging themselves for a common goal.

6 miles. 10 kilometers. More than $13,000 raised.

With this learning center, Redemption will be able to serve nearby kids and youth through classes, help with homework, a computer lab, opportunities to learn trade skills, and more. In a section of the city with the highest rates of crime and poverty, young lives—much like the canal—are also forgotten and untended.

Located in Redemption Alhambra’s campus built back in the 1940s, the learning center will need remodeling and ongoing support throughout the renovation process. And it’s going to need all the help it can get.

Consider donating to the learning center, and help us get closer to helping kids right in our backyard who need it most.  Go HERE and select “The Learning Center” in the Giving Fund drop down menu.


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Playlist Series 002 – [enlightenment]

Playlist Series 002 – [enlightenment]
By: Clive Hacker     |     Apr 0712936686_1183219145023220_4597129830598843883_n

Photo Credit: Colin Hacker

We, at Moone Records, love to collaborate with people that inspire us and motivate us to create, but what inspires and motivates them? With this series of playlists, we ask different friends and artists to hand-pick ten songs to ‘soundtrack’ various themes.
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An Evening With The Dudes From Moone Records – Education

An Evening With The Dudes From Moone Records – Education
By: Kristin Caynor     |     Mar 31
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Photos taken at the “Extra Yard Summit For Teachers”

The evening began and ended with tasteless jokes – the kind of tasteless jokes I don’t usually put in print. In addition to Micah, Caleb, and Bryan, there were several other mutual friends who came just to listen (and talk a lot of crap). I could tell I was among good friends. But even as close as many in the room were, we would come to find that we still had a lot to learn about Garrett. Personally, I was amazed at the level of insight and profundity in this interview; sandwiched between the middle schooler jokes was some incredibly challenging and thoughtful dialogue.

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Save Roosevelt Row

Save Roosevelt Row
By: Carissa Grapes     |     Feb 12
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Photo Credits: Bryan Juarez

As we’ve often said here at Moone, there is a fundamental importance to the pride we take in our city and the communities that thrive within it. Our way of standing up against art injustice is to celebrate, collaborate and lift up the people and small businesses that create that art. We all have the unique opportunity to team up with Save Roosevelt Row by voting no on HB 2440 which is a bill that “interferes with the rights of small businesses from voluntarily and legally bonding together to create a business improvement district”.

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Playlist Series 001 – [guilt]

Playlist Series 001 – [guilt]
By: Kyle Daniels     |     Feb 05IMG_0278

Photo Credit: Tiffany Parker

We, at Moone Records, love to collaborate with people that inspire us and motivate us to create, but what inspires and motivates them? With this series of playlists, we ask different friends and artists to hand-pick ten songs to ‘soundtrack’ various themes.
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Randall Sena – A Form of Prayer | Moone Records Exclusive Interview

Randall Sena – A Form of Prayer | Moone Records Exclusive Interview
By: Kristin Caynor     |     Jan 3012525606_10206176364234197_6342447926334962002_o

Photo Credit: Micah Dailey

We’re trying to get in touch with Randall — we can see his face on skype, but we can’t hear anything he’s saying. We call him on Caleb’s phone and all of the guys try to figure out what’s wrong. I find it hilarious that a bunch of guys who make and produce music can’t figure out how to make their mics work. Finally, we get Randall’s voice by phone, and his face on video.
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An Evening With The Dudes From Moone Records – Community

An Evening With The Dudes From Moone Records – Community
By: Kristin Caynor     |     Nov 17IMG_9208

Photo Credit: Kristin Caynor

I’m sitting in the heart of Moone Records in downtown Phoenix: couches, chairs, a shelf full of vinyl — a visible concern for minimalism. The guys; a dog who barks at everything; a girlfriend, a wife, a toddler. Pumpkin Shock Tops. Leftover brownies.

Five days a week, Micah and Caleb Dailey (brothers) and Bryan Juarez (their roommate) wake up at 5 AM and head to work at a warehouse. Sometime around 2:30 in the afternoon, they get home and start to dream.
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