26 days ago | Concert Review
“Happy hour starts in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1.” Immediately following that illuminated LED countdown on a massive two-story video monitor engulfing the stage at Ak-Chin Pavilion, Brad Paisley emerged into the spotlight wearing a cowboy hat, blue jeans and a...
1 month ago | Concerts
The dreadful process of transitioning into the summer heat comes with a small silver lining for country music lovers throughout the Valley. Known as the Country Megaticket, Ak-Chin Pavilion will be showcasing a who’s who of current country music s...
4 months ago | Interviews
If ever a song were to frame the longevity, trajectory and torque behind the Boston based heavy metal act, Godsmack, it would have to be the first single, "1000hp", from their sixth studio album of the same name. While the track sounds like a piec...
4 months ago | Q&A
"Hold on, I'm buying tequila." These are the first words that Unwritten Law singer Scott Russo says after answering his phone for a New Times interview. In the background he asks a liquor store clerk for advice on the bottle that offers the best b...
5 months ago | Sports
The Super Bowl equates to dollars, lots and lots of dollars. Between the advertising and network deals, the V.I.P. parties and concerts, to the actual football game itself, there is no shortage of money being invested, donated, raised, spent, blow...
6 months ago | Punk & Hardcore
Another year's end, another pause for reflection. Maybe 2014 was awful; maybe it was a triumph. The punk rockers from Authority Zero, which formed in Mesa, put themselves closer to the latter side of this spectrum. While admitting that the end of ...