23 days ago | Concert Review
I went to what a snarky YouTube commentator would probably call a "hip-pop" concert last night. Usually, this is a term of derision by purists who feel that hip-hop should be about social commentary or lyrical craft rather than just catchy hooks a...
1 month ago | Concerts
Here are our picks for live music this weekend. For more options, visit our comprehensive calendar. Jill Scott - Friday, August 28 - Comerica Theatre R&B artist Jill Scott went from speaking her heartfelt thoughts to singing them, after s...
2 months ago | Concerts
My Favorite 15 (Songs of All Time): AZ Record Label Edition - Monday, August 10 - Crescent Ballroom This cool concept night at Crescent Ballroom brings together five representatives from local record labels and asks them to curate a playlist of th...
7 months ago | Concerts
Remember that one line in "Still Dre" where Dr. Dre tries to establish his credibility and continued relevance after a few years out of the spotlight by stating that his last album was The Chronic? Or that part in "The Takeover" where Jay-Z is rip...
8 months ago | Concerts
I'm unable to decouple Riff Raff, the rapper, from the character of "Alien," as played by James Franco in Harmony Korine's 2012 film Spring Breakers. This is not an uncommon thing, as even Riff Raff himself is insistent that the character is not j...
12 months ago | Concerts
"The culture is back" This is what one of the people introducing MCs on the outside stage at the Arizona Hip Hop Festival at Comerica Theatre got the crowd chanting. I have no idea what the previous culture of Arizona hip-hop was, so I couldn't te...