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SXSW, New Times spotlight on "The Prey" and Scottsdale Arts Festival  Podcast

 

 

"The entire band is in top form here and keep in mind it's only the beginning of a fantastic album." - Mitchell Hillman, Phoenix New Times

Hey there! 

Wanted to check in as it's been a minute.  Things are still rad over here, and getting radder.  My band Treasurefruit is playing at the 46th Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival this weekend (Sunday 3/13).  We will be a full quartet, doing a jumbo set of the full album plus a handful of new faves.  We go on at 3:30pm on the Fountain Stage (near AZ88) in case you're there.  It's a good day to come because Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Jerusafunk, The Blood Feud Family Singers and the Sunpunchers are all on the lineup as well.

In other news, our single "The Prey" was recently included in a Phoenix New Times spotlight feature on 5 new songs to hear from AZ bands, including some comprehensive reflections on the track and a shout-out to our guitarist extraordinaire Matt Ventre, who while ferocious and exotic, always plays it cool.  Sophistication, taste and restraint are his specialty.  I am lucky to get to work with this guy.  Also, check out the other cats on the list who are all pals of ours and make tasty tunes. 

And finally, I'll be back at my old stomping grounds in Austin at this year's SXSW!  If you know people who'll be there, send them my way for a private serenade.  Just look for the yellow sunglasses and hot pink flyers. 

xoxo 
AQ

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    Man, this album is like all I really want to hear right now. It's so good. And they spared no real estate on these sleeves, I'll tell you what. #digableplanets #blowoutcomb #anniversaryedition #vinyl #90shiphop #nowspinning
  • You can't learn others' lessons for them. But you can lead by example. #summerheat #airconditioning #stayinginside #choices #arizona #catproblems #reflection #catreflection #catsofinstagram #beatrice #queenbea #gingercat
    You can't learn others' lessons for them. But you can lead by example. #summerheat #airconditioning #stayinginside #choices #arizona #catproblems #reflection #catreflection #catsofinstagram #beatrice #queenbea #gingercat
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    Dust storm warnings, killer sunsets. #arizona #duststorm #monsoon #arcadia #sunset
  • My good friend @brandola1971 turns 45 today and for her I made this painting with lots of little 4s and 5s. I call it "Electric Love." Happy birthday, to the reigning Air Guitar Champion of Phoenix! You rock. xoxo
    My good friend @brandola1971 turns 45 today and for her I made this painting with lots of little 4s and 5s. I call it "Electric Love." Happy birthday, to the reigning Air Guitar Champion of Phoenix! You rock. xoxo
  • My fashionable friend @46moparman sporting one of the finest pieces in his collection.
    My fashionable friend @46moparman sporting one of the finest pieces in his collection.
  • El Gran Combo's 1973 release "En Accion," side 2. This here is the jam.  Puerto Rican Salsa at its finest...and one of the tastiest label designs in my collection.

#elgrancombo #enaccion #salsa #salsamusic #puertorico #1973 #vinyl #vinylcollection #vinyllabel #labelart
    El Gran Combo's 1973 release "En Accion," side 2. This here is the jam. Puerto Rican Salsa at its finest...and one of the tastiest label designs in my collection. #elgrancombo #enaccion #salsa #salsamusic #puertorico #1973 #vinyl #vinylcollection #vinyllabel #labelart
  • #Vault28 has arrived! Looking really good. Here we have two live shows from the small and remote 2015 Jack White acoustic tour, one from Idaho on vinyl and one from Alaska on dvd. Plus, a lovely book of photos from unknown states and some pin ups for my locker. #thirdmanvault #thirdmanrecords #jackwhite #liveinidaho #liveinalaska
    #Vault28 has arrived! Looking really good. Here we have two live shows from the small and remote 2015 Jack White acoustic tour, one from Idaho on vinyl and one from Alaska on dvd. Plus, a lovely book of photos from unknown states and some pin ups for my locker. #thirdmanvault #thirdmanrecords #jackwhite #liveinidaho #liveinalaska
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    I don't know either
  • A rich American tapestry. A parfait of progress, if you will.  #graffitiart #openroad #arizona #unionpacific #railroad #interstate10 #picacho
    A rich American tapestry. A parfait of progress, if you will. #graffitiart #openroad #arizona #unionpacific #railroad #interstate10 #picacho
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