Tiny Desert Concert: The Haymarket Squares

By Amanda Luberto, Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:34am
Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:33am

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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.

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If you’re in a band or know of one that you’d like to hear play at the KJZZ studios, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.

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