Every generation has had its share
of garage musicians—friends who
jammed in the garage or mom’s
basement, and got lucky if they
captured a show.
They are essentially nothing new.
Today, though, many bands are
changing the image of what it means
to be a garage band, among them
Tempe’s Sound the City.
Consisting of Corona del Sol student
and founder Michael Amorosia,
along with Wyatt Larkin,
Andy Robinson, Nathan Boone and
Curtis Douglas, all from CdS,
Mountain Pointe or Desert Vista high
schools, the group has earned a
rightful ranking among some of the
Valley’s up-and-coming musicians.
Their website alone has garnered
more than 60,000 hits, and the three
songs posted have about 10,000
According to Amorosia, each member
brings his own sound and style to
the group, which together gives them
their unique sound.
“Our sound varies from almost each
member and each song. We have a
style all our own. With our catchy
guitar riffs and catchy hooks, there
is no other band that sounds like
The path to their success today
hasn’t been easy though. Formed in
2007, the group has already
experienced multiple member- and
Originally recognized as “De Amor,”
the group decided to change its name
when member Larkin was added. Later
that same year, they finished their
transformation when Boone and
Douglas were added.
After all these changes, it seems
that they have finally found the
right chemistry and are well on
their way to better shows and bigger
They have already played multiple
shows around the Valley and state,
with the pinnacle being a show put
on by AZ Teen magazine at
Tempe Marketplace in front of 800
Their next show is May 3 at the
Hotbox on Pecos Road.
“We work extremely hard to bring
that extra ‘oomph’ in the live show,
so it’s definitely worth coming out
to see us,” said Amorosia.
The show will be a part of their new
EP release, which officially hits
the streets on May 6.
For more information regarding Sound
the City or their shows check out
their website at