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Cheap Hotels: Tiny Desert Concert

By Lauren Gilger, Sarah Ventre
Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:03pm
Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:09am

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TinyDesert Concerts are when we bring local bands into the KJZZ studios to play a couple songs for us and talk a bit about the music.

Valley-based band Cheap Hotels came to play for us, and The Show's host Lauren Gilger spoke with one of the band's frontpeople, Ian Wilson.

The young group of four is based in Tempe, but takes inspiration from east coast bands like The Strokes, and British bands like The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys.

And at one time, Tempe was known for a crop of bands often referred to as “jangle pop” — bands like the Gin Blossoms and The Refreshments.

The Show started by asking Wilson how he would describe his band coming from Tempe, and if he sees himself in that same vein.

Cheap Hotels
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Valley-based band Cheap Hotels performs in the KJZZ studios.

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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