When Caleb isn't writing about music for New Times, he turns to cheesy horror movies and Jim Beam to pass the time.
9 months ago | Country and Western Music
A pastime as tried and true as the aged oak barrel whiskey that fuels it, country-western dancing is swinging with opportunities for Valley residents looking to visit a local honky-tonk and two-step the night away. It doesn’t matter how much twang...
1 year ago | Q&A
Whether it is a testament to legacy or a ploy to make fans feel old, Tempe’s own heritage rockers of the '90s, The Refreshments, will be reissuing its debut breakout album, 1996's Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy, on vinyl record for its 20th anni...
1 year ago | Concert Review
Garth Brooks did my job for me Friday night when he took a moment toward the end of his set to talk to me about my concert review. Okay, I realize that sounds a little bit egotistical and far-fetched; I’ll clarify: He took a moment to address all ...
1 year ago | Arizona State Fair Concerts
Rock opera maestro Marvin Michael Lee Aday, better suited by his stage name, Meat Loaf, finds his way to Phoenix as a headlining act for the opening weekend of the 2015 Arizona State Fair. The multi-platinum Bat Out of Hell entertainer will take t...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...