Jason P. Woodbury
17 days ago | Feature
The story of the Replacements was about more than rock 'n' roll, and author Bob Mehr's Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements makes that clear. It's got everything you want in a rock bio — crazy antics, detailed history, extensive backgr...
25 days ago | Cover Story
What is the “Phoenix sound?” In his 2015 book, The Phoenix Sound: A History of Twang and Rockabilly Music In Arizona, author Jim West makes a compelling case for a unified thread stretching from Duane Eddy to Sanford Clark to Waylon Jennings...
2 months ago | Events
New Times and The Senators are collaborating on a special edition of Bar Flies that takes place Friday, May 27, at the Musical Instrument Museum. Part concert and part reading, the event's theme is "The Desert is a Mix Tape." The evening will feat...
2 months ago | Concerts
Things have an uncanny way of coming full circle for John “Johnny D” Dixon, longtime Valley music scene fixture. Example: Back in 1967, he rolled tape at a small Scottsdale club called the Red Dog a Go Go, recording an act fresh from Las Vegas cal...
3 months ago | Concerts
Hyper Vessels, the fourth full-length by Fullterton, California, rockers Audacity, is the kind fizzy, ebullient album that can only be crafted by 20-something weirdos fueled by youthful, crazed energy. But a deeper listen reveals a melodic sensibi...
4 months ago | Concert Review
Viva PHX's third edition once again ignited downtown Phoenix last weekend, proving for just one night that under the right circumstances Phoenicians will brave the great outdoors on their quest for excellent music. The festival operates by setting...