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  • Songwriter Simon Joyner Chases Ghosts on His Latest Album

    published July 12, 2012

    If Simon Joyner weren't already living the life of a world-weary singer/songwriter, he could probably find success as a fiction writer. Armed... More >>

  • The Jacksons @ Comerica Theatre

    published July 12, 2012

    The Jacksons have a reputation as the most dysfunctional family in pop, but the name of their outing, The Unity Tour, is nothing cheeky or... More >>

  • Doc Jumping

    published July 12, 2012

    The typical American suffers from a short attention span. The DOXITA documentary film festival caters to that malady. No film in the annual... More >>

  • The Earps @ Marquee Theatre

    published July 5, 2012

    Locally, The Earps are a familiar name, but the past couple years, have been something of a transition period for the "whateverbilly" band.... More >>

  • War of the Worlds

    published July 5, 2012

    There’s an old school Star Trek episode in which Captain Kirk and crew find themselves on the edge of a parallel universe. Everything... More >>

  • Miranda Lambert @ Salt River Fields

    published June 28, 2012

    Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn are the real-deal female country music singers; no one else comes close. But within the modern country... More >>

  • Eidolons @ Trunk Space

    published June 21, 2012

    Portland's Eidolons have just released their first full-length recording, China. The cover photo features a slightly out-of-shape guy in... More >>

  • Painted Desert

    published June 21, 2012

    During our college days it was more than enough to sample some hallucinatory substances and head into the nearby woods resembling a Yes album... More >>

  • Suicidal Tendencies (POSTPONED)

    published June 14, 2012

    The early 1980s were a good time to be in a hardcore punk band. Music and reputation spread through underground circles, and if you added a... More >>

  • Curt Kirkwood and Son Celebrate Father's Day at the MIM

    published June 14, 2012

    It's not every father that gets to share a stage with his son on Father's Day, but that's exactly what will happen when Meat Puppet and former... More >>

  • Feel Free

    published June 14, 2012

    Juneteenth is not an actually word, but a portmanteau – the combination of two words to make a new one. June and nineteenth combine in... More >>

  • Jokers Run Wild

    published June 7, 2012

    The founders of The Latin Comedy Jam call it Loco Comedy. Considering the wide mix and backgrounds of the six comedians on the bill, said... More >>

  • Kurt Marschke Isn't That Kind of Singer-Songwriter

    published May 31, 2012

    About the worst thing that can occur when a band leader decides to undertake a solo tour is unthinkingly defaulting into the dreaded... More >>

  • Where The Wild Things Are

    published May 31, 2012

    “Extraordinary Animals Revisited” anthropomorphizes animals and their relationship to the world through paper, paintings,... More >>

  • George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic @ Talking Stick

    published May 24, 2012

    When it comes to George Clinton and Funkadelic, or Parliament or Parliament Funkadelic or the P-Funk All-Stars — or whatever his backing... More >>

  • Rock Solid

    published May 24, 2012

    Former Arizona State star and Phoenix Mercury rookie Simon Dymond makes her home court debut Saturday, May 26, battling the Los Angeles Sparks.... More >>

  • Spiritualized's Jason Pierce on New Record Sweet Heart Sweet Light

    published May 17, 2012

    Jason Pierce doesn't really remember where he was while piecing together his band's newest psychedelic wonder, Sweet Heart Sweet Light.... More >>

  • Suckers @ Rhythm Room

    published May 17, 2012

    Suckers is one of those Brooklyn bands that claims an isolated sound yet, in reality, sounds a lot like other Brooklyn bands (e.g., MGMT,... More >>

  • Island Flair

    published May 17, 2012

    Puerto Rican culture, including dance exhibitions and lessons, live salsa music by Orquesta Tabaco y Ron and Chino Espinoza y su Duenos de Son,... More >>

  • Hanni El-Khatib @ Crescent Ballroom

    published May 10, 2012

    "Fuck It, You Win" has to be one of the greatest, most hate-filled song titles ever penned to an ex who's taken things too far. Add stinging... More >>

  • Night Moves

    published May 10, 2012

    This isn't rocket science. Taking a nighttime run is much more bearable (come summer, anyway) than sunlit jogging. But we'd argue that it makes... More >>

  • Train Spotting

    published May 10, 2012

    Hop on that Midnight Train to Georgia, or at least Chandler and the Arizona Railway Museum, for National Train Day 2012, Saturday, May 12. It... More >>

  • Mega-Watson

    published May 3, 2012

    It’s really quite elementary. There are those who adore the original Sherlock Holmes, that brainy crime solver of Sir Arthur Conan... More >>

  • Lucinda Williams @ Harold's Corral

    published April 26, 2012

    There was a time when Lucinda Williams wasn't a famous country rock star. True. Back in 1998, just a few weeks before her Grammy-winning Car... More >>

  • Dr. Ralph Stanley @ 910 Live

    published April 26, 2012

    What does it take to become a legend? In Ralph Stanley's case, it's being instrumental in the development of the modern bluegrass sound.... More >>

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