Stephen Steinbrink is as good a case as any for avoiding college. The story goes that Phoenix high-school sophomore Steinbrink placed first in a regional academic-quiz competition and got a scholarship to Arizona State University as his prize. But when it came time to graduate (class of 2005), the awarding organization had gone under. Deciding against a grueling two-year slog through Phoenix’s community-college system, he decided to try music instead, playing with a steady, infectious repertoire of mellow, nostalgic pop that echoed... More >>>