The United States was was knee deep in the Vietnam conflict when John Lennon and Yoko Ono penned the words to the 1971 single, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)."
But while it's been more than 30 years since the infamous twosome led the cries for an end to violence and suffering around the world, Phoenix' ... More >>
In last week's issue of New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun.
Here's the complete list.
In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun.
See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Listeni ... More >>
This weekend is going to be busy in the Valley of the Sun. Not only is New Times invading Club Red/Red Owl for Soundcheck Festival 2012, featuring Glass Heroes, Sugar Thieves, The Love Me Nots, Father Figures, Jason Devore, Crusher Sound System, The Insects, and many many more, but there are scads o ... More >>
It was only yesterday that I was sharing the news of Smiths-related activity in Phoenix, including former-Smiths bassist Andy Rourke's DJ set at Bar Smith this Friday, and the upcoming performance by Los Esmiths, Calexico, California's premier Smiths tribute band, at Rips Ales and Cocktails. ... More >>
Nate Query, second from right
Everyone, it seems, loves The Smiths. Morrissey and co. hasn't played together for nearly 25 years, yet the hyper-literature jangle rockers have had an enduring influence on bands across the spectrum. Good luck finding an indie scenester who doesn't know every morbid ... More >>
Middle Brother, a new potential indie powerhouseHoliday cover songs were popular this season, but there's something else that has been getting just as much attention. It seems to be that the latest and greatest trend among rock bands, particularly indie bands, is forming supergroups.Ben Harper, D ... More >>
DJ RoyaName: Michele Chinichian
AKA: DJ Roya
Current gigs: Obscura, held at Rips Bar every second Saturday of the month.
Genres spun: I play a blend of indie, New Wave, and Britpop at Obscura. I also enjoy spinning '80s pop, old school, electro, and the occasional Top 40 guilty pleasure.
How ... More >>
DJ ManchesterEddie Lebario (a.k.a. DJ Manchester) is old school, just like his favorite musical genre.As you'll read in this week's version of DJ Dossier, the cat has been spinning up the hits inside local clubs since the mid '90s. And more often than not, said hits have typically been from the e ... More >>
Kristeen Young: Too hot for Morrissey.It seems like the Ruby Room is our homebase for anything Smiths/Morrissey-related -- like that DJ set by Andy Rourke. In this case, it's someone unrelated, by decree of The Pompadour himself.Kristeen Young, who plays with Green Lady Killers and The Pübes on May ... More >>
For more of this charming man, check the slideshow.What can we say about a DJ night with Andy Rourke of the Smiths that this guy didn't? Well, for one, we didn't spill a drink on him and make total asses of ourselves. Instead, we actually maintained some semblance of self respect in spite of our rid ... More >>
Last week, I called out Andy Rourke of the Smiths for standing me up not once, not twice, but thrice. As you may know, Rourke of The Smiths took my advice and showed up to spin this weekend at the Ruby Room. And me? Well, I took the opportunity to embarrass myself in front of a member of my all-ti ... More >>
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Stop me if you think you've heard this one before: After Thanksgiving, I was so bloated from overindulgence, I overslept and missed an opportunity to make a Zia Records run. My friends came over and presented me with a postcard gift.
Andy Rourke of the THE SMITHS spinning... somewhere. I couldn't ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
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