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Sundressed: Tiny Desert Concert

 

It’s time now for a Tiny Desert Concert. It’s a series where we bring local Arizona bands and musicians into the KJZZ studios to play a couple of songs and talk about their music.

Loud, expressive and multi-layered, local indie-punk band, Sundressed, is used to laying it all bare when they take the stage. So when lead singer and songwriter, Trevor Hedges, was asked to perform acoustically, the performance had a new level of rawness.

He and the band’s guitarist, Forest Walldorf, performed at South Mountain’s Holbert Trail for a Tiny Desert Concert in the desert.

For Hedges, from the very beginning, those songs have been a essential part of his journey to get — and stay — sober.

If you’re in a band or know of one you’d like to hear on air, send us a note at  [email protected].

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Kaely Monahan joined KJZZ Original Productions as a producer in December 2016.Monahan is a native, and growing up in the East Valley gave her an intimate familiarity with the Valley of the Sun. Eager to experience a new city, she left Phoenix for Tucson to earn her degree in classical studies from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in mythology. Several years later, her focus transitioned from history to history-in-the-making and news. Monahan went on to earn her master’s degree in international journalism from City University of London.In London, Monahan worked with CBS News and The Times covering international news. On her return to Arizona, Monahan was the art and entertainment editor for the East Valley Tribune, before moving into broadcasting, where she worked in commercial radio as an anchor and reporter.Outside of work, Monahan spends her time reading historical novels, exploring new restaurants in the Valley, and watching movies. Her love of film led her to create a movie review podcast and website. Monahan is also the vice president of the Phoenix Critics Circle.