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The Haymarket Squares: Tiny Desert Concert:

Arizona has its fair share of folk and bluegrass bands, but none can hold a candle to the spicy flare of The Haymarket Squares.

The Phoenix favorite has been revving up audiences for the last 10 years with their catchy tunes and sometimes incendiary lyrics. They do not shy away from politics or calling out the wrongs they see — and they always do it with their signature biting humor.

Their sound is something in between bluegrass roots and punk rebellion. They call it "punkgrass" and they played some of it for the latest Tiny Desert Concert.

The Show sat down with two of the band’s vocalists — Marc Oxborrow and Mark Sunman — to talk more about their sound.

You can see them at Last Exit Live on May 10, where they will be recording a live album.

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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Amanda Luberto was born in California but considers herself a native to the Valley of the Sun. She started as a producer at KJZZ in October 2017, but also interned in the newsroom as a student. She is a proud alumna of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.She has been interested in radio since starting school in 2013. She spent two years as the music director for ASU’s college station, Blaze Radio, and one year as station manager. She spent time as a music programming intern in Washington, D.C., at Sirius XM and as a tech broadcaster for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS. Luberto is dedicated and passionate about quality local storytelling and original content broadcasting.Luberto also spent years as the co-founder and chapter leader of Arizona State University’s chapter of I Am That Girl, an international women’s empowerment organization focused on the collaboration of women and building self-love. She believes in the strength of women supporting women.Her favorite podcast episode is This American Life’s “Fermi’s Paradox,” and she highly suggests you listen to it. Off air, you can find Luberto adding to her list of concerts attended, sipping at a local coffee shop or cheering on the Arizona Coyotes.