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  • Queensryche @ Marquee Theatre

    published December 27, 2012

    The Queensrÿche intent on pummeling the Marquee is not your father's Queensrÿche. The 30-year-old band recently underwent a major... More >>

  • Glass Houses

    published December 27, 2012

    Home is where you hang your hat, but if artist Troy Moody gets hold of it, it might become encased in glass. “Home” is the name of... More >>

  • The Oxford Coma Wouldn't Mind Taking Over Rock Radio

    published December 20, 2012

    The Oxford Coma doesn't sound like any other band you've ever heard, and that's the idea. With thumping, funky-to-furious bass lines... More >>

  • No Peking

    published December 20, 2012

    The cultural history of China dates back thousands of years with ideas, images and sayings still propagating through modern culture --... More >>

  • KMLE Acoustic Christmas @ Comerica Theatre

    published December 13, 2012

    Boots, big buckles, tight jeans, and 10-gallon Stetsons is the non-official dress code (but garb of choice for most attendees) for the annual... More >>

  • Garland Jeffreys @ Talking Stick Resort

    published December 6, 2012

    When Garland Jeffreys broke onto the New York music scene in the early 1970s — the same scene that spawned Patti Smith, Lou Reed, and... More >>

  • Bob Weir Is Still Painting Cinematic Scenes

    published December 6, 2012

    Bob Weir is a restless soul. Already fully engaged with Furthur — his latest and perhaps most true-to-form post-Grateful Dead... More >>

  • Craft Stores

    published December 6, 2012

    It doesn’t have to be scorching hot to find satisfaction in a fine brew. In fact, as the weather cools it becomes the perfect time to... More >>

  • Media Takeout

    published December 6, 2012

    The photo on the web site promoting the Mesa Arts Festival makes the event appear more biker rally than art festival. But behind those rows of... More >>

  • World Party @ Crescent Ballroom

    published November 29, 2012

    Karl Wallinger has been conspicuously absent from the music scene the over the past decade — but with good reason. The former Waterboy... More >>

  • Fayuca Deals in Latin, Punk, and Reggae

    published November 29, 2012

    "Fayuca" is Spanish slang for the contraband markets that spring up in Mexico. These are places where any assortment of illicit goods can be... More >>

  • The Friendly Ghosts

    published November 29, 2012

    The Christmas holiday is typically a bi-polar event. On one side we experience the joy of sharing and giving gifts. On the other we combat the... More >>

  • Rush Has Spent Four Decades Doing Its Own Thing

    published November 22, 2012

    When Canadian rock trio Rush's self-titled debut was released in 1974, liking the band as a teenager was a risky proposition. On one... More >>

  • Young Prisms @ Rhythm Room

    published November 15, 2012

    It's hard to put a finger on exactly what's pulsing in the world of underground shoegaze pop, but it seems to sound an awful lot like the hazy,... More >>

  • Grouplove @ Crescent Ballroom

    published November 15, 2012

    Gliding across a musical spectrum, from the infectiously groove-laden "Itchin' on a Photograph" to the dance pop of "Tongue Tied," from the... More >>

  • Sports Authority

    published November 15, 2012

    Just about anything can get turned into a play these days. Heck, even pop-punk band Green Day was given the stage treatment. But turning a... More >>

  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band @ Crescent Ballroom

    published November 8, 2012

    It's not clear whether Reverend Peyton actually is an ordained minister or just likes the moniker, but his... More >>

  • Blues Guitarist Shawn Pittman Figures It Out

    published October 25, 2012

    When you spend as much time on the road as blues artist Shawn Pittman, you come to savor places like the Czech Stop on I-35 in West... More >>

  • PiL @ Marquee Theatre

    published October 25, 2012

    There will be no Sex Pistols songs performed at the Public Image, Ltd. concert. Yes, PiL is fronted by the former British public enemy number... More >>

  • Live Action

    published October 25, 2012

    There are those who think of Dia de los Muertos as something of a Mexican Halloween. Considering the macabre costumes, plethora of skeletal... More >>

  • Chicano Batman @ The Lost Leaf

    published October 18, 2012

    If there ever was proof that the world is becoming a smaller, closer-knit place musically, look no further than Chicano Batman, the Los Angeles... More >>

  • Street-Punk Band The Glass Heroes Refuses to Die

    published October 18, 2012

    The Glass Heroes were destined to fail. Yet in a staggering feat of rock 'n' roll defiance, the band has been pumping its brand of... More >>

  • Out of Africa

    published October 18, 2012

    Africa represents many things to many people. It is the birthplace of man, home to many of the last wild, big game species, and geologically... More >>

  • Madonna @ US Airways Center

    published October 11, 2012

    What does Madonna have that Katy Perry likely won't? Staying power. Will Perry still be performing — and with such drive and... More >>

  • Talk of the Nation

    published October 11, 2012

    With ever-evolving slang, text message shorthand, and more Internet memes than we can handle, it’s a wonder the English language... More >>

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