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  • The Beatles

    published December 28, 2006

    When Sgt. Pepper first came out, one reviewer called it "George Martin's finest hour." He's had several cracks at cheapening that... More >>

  • Bee Gees

    published December 28, 2006

    Long before morphing into a three-headed disco machine, the Brothers Gibb recorded some of the weirdest head albums ever made. Robert Pollard of... More >>

  • Big in Japan

    published December 21, 2006

    "People get caught up and lose everything they have trying to be famous. I like making safe, smart, calculated moves." So says Will Glass,... More >>

  • Y'all Weren't Ready — Then and Now

    published December 21, 2006

    The year is drawing to a close, and once again critics are at loggerheads wondering what the album of the year will be. In a year where no one... More >>

  • Blessedbethyname

    published December 21, 2006

    If all that happens to us skin dolls after we die is an underground picnic for insects, well, my guess is that Blessedbethyname's Eddie Kelly... More >>

  • Friends in a Jam

    published December 7, 2006

    In Backbeat Books' newly published Skydog: The Duane Allman Story, author Randy Poe gives a thorough account of Duane's recorded legacy up... More >>

  • Children of Bodom

    published November 30, 2006

    The kiss of death when describing a blind date is that he/she/it has a "great personality." The kiss of death when describing a band is that it... More >>

  • All-American Rejects

    published November 23, 2006

    Somewhere, "power-pop" sticklers are brooding that these Oklahomans can't possibly apply that mantle to what it is that they do. According to most... More >>

  • Tierra del Fuego

    published November 16, 2006

    "It would mean so much to me to know mystery," Brock Ruggles announces early on in The Great Saturday Night Swindle, but he and his new... More >>

  • The Year of Acceleration

    published November 9, 2006

    If Las Vegas can have its homegrown Britpop, why not Tucson? The Killers acclimated us to Yanks and synths again, but The Year of Acceleration is... More >>

  • Hacienda Brothers

    published November 9, 2006

    Anyone with a dog-eared copy of the Flying Burrito Brothers' debut The Gilded Palace of Sin knows the concept of old-school R&B played by a... More >>

  • Super Star Search

    published October 12, 2006

    If you were a 13-year-old local gangsta rap prodigy suddenly blowing up all over the place, you'd need all the trappings of instant success just... More >>

  • X-Tina on Main Street

    published September 14, 2006

    Christina Aguilera's new double disc, Back to Basics (RCA), is a sonic nod to the music of the '20s, '30s and '40s. But a closer look... More >>

  • Got SHoD?

    published August 31, 2006

    It's not exactly like unraveling there's no Santa Claus, but it's not unlike it, either. When a friend tells you about a three-day festival of... More >>

  • Psycho Gypsy Drummer Found Dead

    published August 10, 2006

    Michael (a.k.a. MYKELL) Geyman, 40, former drummer of Phoenix retro glam band Psycho Gypsy, was found dead August 1 in Iowa, where he relocated in... More >>

  • High Society

    published August 3, 2006

    The story you are about to read is basically true. The names have been changed because, shit, that's what rappers do. It's Sunday, July 23,... More >>

  • Reignited

    published July 20, 2006

    It's laughable how many Valley bands still insist on using a "rising from the ashes like a phoenix" analogy in their bios when all they've... More >>

  • Singer-Songwriters SSSizzle

    published June 22, 2006

    If you think you know a singer-songwriter and want to be sure before you buy him a beer, check these qualifiers courtesy of Wikipedia: must... More >>

  • Latest PHX Dish

    published June 15, 2006

    The lousy CD cover to Knives in the Attic's 5 song EP, Death Pop, does it a great disservice. Sure, the blood-spattered, knifed... More >>

  • Far From Phoenix

    published June 8, 2006

    How did you spend your day of reckoning? Expectant mothers, fearful of a 06/06/06 due date, were asking doctors to induce labor a day or... More >>

  • How It Otto Be

    published May 25, 2006

    Three years ago, producer/engineer Otto D'Agnolo was of two minds about the decline of originality and forward thinking in the record industry, so... More >>

  • Sigma

    published May 25, 2006

    You'd have to search mighty diligently to find another set of hardcore punks who voluntarily put an "FBI Anti-Piracy Warning" on their... More >>

  • The Vines

    published May 4, 2006

    From Nirvana to The Donnas in just three moves! Those of you who only remember the post-grunge urgings of "Get Free" but let The Vines suffer the... More >>

  • M's the Word

    published April 13, 2006

    Whenever indie rock has veered too close to becoming like a traditional form of music -- whether it's by-the-book Class of '77 punk, emo with... More >>

  • Bob Log III

    published April 6, 2006

    A lot has been said about this Tucson man and his trademark public address system/helmet. Like, if Evel Knievel had been wearing Bob Log headgear... More >>

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