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2 days ago | Local Wire
When the duo that made up beloved Phoenix band The Format broke up in 2008, its two members went in very opposite directions. Nate Ruess famously dove headfirst into fun. and won Grammys, and instrumentalist Sam Means started a merch company and h...
2 days ago | Concerts
Rihanna announced today that her Anti World Tour will come through Phoenix. The "Bitch Better Have My Money" singer will perform at Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center) on Tuesday, March 1. Rihanna performed at a private D...
5 days ago | Metal!
Tragedy struck metalcore band The Ghost Inside yesterday as the band traveled through Texas on the way to the Nile Theater. For reasons still unknown, the band's tour bus struck a semi in a head-on collision, killing the drivers of both the tour b...
9 days ago | Local Wire
It's the season when the hatred slow-cooked by endless months of triple-digit temps starts to fade, and you start to remember why you live here. Phoenix is a tough place for much of the year, though. The city feels like a giant suburb, surrounded ...
10 days ago | McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Beck, Animal Collective, and more will play the 2016 McDowell Mountain Music Festival, organizers announced this weekend. The festival, scheduled to take play in Phoenix March 11-13, 2016, will bring musicians representing many genres. Last ...
12 days ago | Local Wire
For those who get a kick out of obscure or interesting minutia of the music they love, Matt Pinfield's "Rock Stories" — a series of animated stories Pinfield tells about the rock stars he's hung out with or interviewed — are hillbilly heroin. ...