When it comes to bar traditions, karaoke is on par with happy hour specials, bar nuts, and forgetting to close out your tab after a long night of partying. Whether you have the talent to audition for American Idol or The Voice, or you just think you're the best singer in the world after a few drin ... More >>
Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer The composer hosts the podcast Trainwreck in Progress. Listen to it here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I drive a scooter! (You know, the orange one with the green, fuzzy seat.) So no driving stations for me. ... More >>
Alanis Morissette @ Comerica Theatre|11/1/12A lot has changed for Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette since the release of her 1995 breakthrough album, Jagged Little Pill. She no longer pens angry songs about the "Mr. Duplicity" who wronged her; she now focuses on her role as a wife and a m ... More >>
Just in case you didn't know, Tuesday, September 25, is National One-Hit Wonder Day. It's the day the nation has carefully selected (or something) to celebrate musical splashes that never go beyond that big single (at least in the ears of most listeners). One-hit wonders are tricky things. They ca ... More >>
Like scrunchies and Clarissa Explains It All, Alanis Morissette is an integral part of the '90s. The Canadian singer/songwriter's enjoyed a solid eight-album career, but there's no denying that she peaked with 1995's seminal Jagged Little Pill. A more pop-minded Exile in Guyville or a grunge-lite u ... More >>
She might be person most to blame for the misuse of the word "ironic" in America, but who cares? We've always had a soft spot for Alanis Morissette. Jagged Little Pill was such an unforgettable album from the '90s, and its "pissed off at the world" attitude felt relatable at the time (and it still d ... More >>
Tim Tagtmeyer Tagtmeyer is a member of the sketch comedy group Bully Mammoth, which has a show at Tempe Center for the Arts Saturday, August 18. For more info, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KJZZ -- local public radio, but I ... More >>
John Dahlbäck may not be a well-known name within the EDM scene in America, but the 26-year-old producer is quickly on the rise. After all, he was unknown in his homeland of Sweden once, and now he packs clubs there and in London, where he's currently stationed. His intense house sound is hard to ... More >>
The weather in Phoenix is finally starting to cool down. Lots of people have geared up by dusting off their jackets and/or uselessly wearing Ugg boots and scarves even though it's really not cold enough for that crap. (Is it ever cold enough for Uggs?) 'Tis the season to catch a cold, especially ... More >>
Just a few speed bumps and stop signs are hindering Apple from releasing its new cloud music service sooner rather than later, according to Prefix.The company has yet to conclude its negotiations with publishers. All that Apple has to left to figure out with the music publishers is how much they ... More >>
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Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish are now proud parents of a baby boy, according to MTV News.The pair welcomed Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John into the world on Christmas Day. Man, what a name.The surrogate mother is unidentified. Regardless, the baby is "healthy and doing well," th ... More >>
A Phoenix woman won the lottery yesterday, which would have been great news if she hadn't also been fatally hit by a car as she walked home from cashing the ticket.Don't worry, we've embedded Alanis Morissette's Ironic at the end of this post.The 60-year-old woman didn't win a whole lot of money ... More >>
Arcade Fire: a band that Canada should be proud ofCanada can't brag about Nickelback and Alanis Morissette like they can about alt-rockers Arcade Fire. Arcade Fire is a band of risk takers that writes powerful songs and puts on awesome shows. Furthermore, they released one of the most revolutiona ... More >>
If you thought the newly opened Musical Instrument Museum was diverse in its selection of exotic instruments from around the world (where Nigerian hausa trumpets and a Burmese saung guak harp are housed in the same building as Eric Clapton's stratocasters), try checking out the multifaceted l ... More >>
You'd be angry, too: Hedwig (left) and the Angry Inch.Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a play that takes the form of a club rock show during which the singer/songwriter, Hedwig (né Hansel) Schmidt, imparts the story of her life (sometimes in song, sometimes in bitchysweet monologue) up to this point ... More >>
Wonder what colors they'll use at the wedding...Evidently, this is the week for shocking celebrity engagements. Less than 48 hours ago, it was Russell Brand and Katy Perry. Now this. As Spin mentions, the news is a whole new kind of creepy. He's said publicly that he fantasizes about smas ... More >>
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It’s always amazing to me how long a massively huge album can reverberate, even if it’s not terribly influential or the subject of any significant critical acclaim. Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill – ... More >>
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By Benjamin Leatherman Rockzone Records, 1721 East Warner Road in Tempe, isn’t your typical music store. It’s more of a haven for vinyl junkies like our music columnist Steve Jansen, who prefer their sounds to flow from an old-school needle and groove instead of some new-fangled iPod or CD play ... More >>
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