Last week, we published a segment of our interview with Keith Morris in response to Greg Ginn's lawsuit. The lawsuit talk only made up about five minutes of our 30-minute discussion. The main purpose of the interview was to discuss FLAG's presence at FYF Fest, a two day music festival in downtown L ... More >>
Do not cross Miranda Lambert. You can go see her perform on Thursday at Desert Sky Pavilion, and you can listen to her music, you can probably even say you're a big fan, and you can go buy a T-shirt. But crossing her does not seem to be a good idea, if the subject matter of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, ... More >>
So are you a Tribute-John guy, or a Tribute-Paul guy? Or a Tribute-George guy, I guess? This question and more answered in this week's list of five Phoenix-area shows this weekend.
On Saturday That Damn Show is back for 2013 at the Mesa Amphitheatre, featuring national acts like Bad Religion and local favorites like the Veragrooves. Check out the full schedule here and read on for a preview of Canada's own Bend Sinister. (Full disclosure: We're co-promoting this show with KUKQ ... More >>
Editor's Note: It's not every day that a band capable of filling arenas headlines a gig at the (comparatively) intimate Marquee Theatre. But that's exactly what's going down tonight, when the Bieber-bashing, ¡Uno-¡Dos!-¡Tre! -releasing Green Day heads to Tempe for a sold-out show. Critical consen ... More >>
The weekend is over, and it's back to the grind. You sit there despondent at your desk, visions of a wild weekend replaying your head, scenes from A Good Day to Die Hard -- which you caught a sick matinee showing of -- bouncing around your cranium. How can you get back to that blissful state? Go see ... More >>
When the lineup for Rock on the Range was announced last week, a flurry of emails between myself and three other of my fellow chick metal journalists/enthusiasts ensued regarding flights, hotels, and tickets. We had all attended the weekend festival together in 2012, and relished the thought of a he ... More >>
For the past 14 years, Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival has featured some of the biggest names in punk music. Previous lineups mostly comprised Warped Tour veterans that were big in the '90s -- think NOFX, Rancid, Good Riddance, etc. The festival combines that nostalgia factor with th ... More >>
By now you've probably formed an opinion about Django Unchained, the controversial new Quentin Tarantino film starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, and Leonardo Dicaprio. But don't let that stop you from diving into Karina Longworth's excellent Phoenix New Times cover story this ... More >>
6 Rounds of Punk with The Misfits, The Vandals, Strung Out, and Guttermouth @ Celebrity Theatre| 11/9/126 Rounds of Punk is a dream come true for fans of good ol' punk rock. Okay, so maybe not in 2012, but it would have been a dream lineup a decade or two ago. When tours like this happen, it's often ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
Yesterday, Fat Wreck Chords released the very sad news that Tony Sly, singer and guitarist of '90s punk band No Use for a Name passed away on July 31. The cause of death has not been released. Sly was 41.
The fierce beats and relentless grind of industrial music drives the DJ sets of Tommy Suftko into the stratosphere. The 32-year-old selector, who performs as LSDJ, regularly drops hard-charging hits from Front 242, Skinny Puppy, and VNV Nation into his mixes, blending heavy sounds with bass flourish ... More >>
His major label debut, channel ORANGE, was only released digitally a week ago and physically yesterday, but I'm going to wager a guess: You're sick of hearing about Frank Ocean. The singer/songwriter has been the subject of hundreds of insightful think-pieces, a talking point in the (necessary) di ... More >>
Seeing the Dead Kennedys without Jello Biafra is kind of like seeing the reformed Misfits -- it's just not quite the same when it's only Jerry Only, but that's better than nothing, right? Or is it? Jello hasn't performed with the Kennedys since the band's split in 1986, but the band's been at it a ... More >>
See also: KUKQ Returns to Phoenix (via the Internet) The new online station bearing the call letters of bygone Phoenix radio station KUKQ has launched, streaming online at kukq.com. As we reported last week, the site's connection to the original radio station isn't literal -- though Facebook commen ... More >>
Photos and video by Melissa Fossum Unwritten Law Roxy Lounge Thursday, February 9, 2012 Unwritten Law has had an interesting career. Lineup changes are to be expected with any band that's been around for over 20 years, but most frontmen don't have "physical arguments" with (soon-to-be-forme ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsSaxophones: First patented this week in music history.Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week.This week saw t ... More >>
Chad LanierChad LanierThe executive chef of Modern Steak will show off his eats at The Original Taste 2011 food and wine tasting event this Saturday, April 2. Find out more information at www.theoriginaltaste.com. When you put your key in the ignition, what station would play right now? Definite ... More >>
Local bands were in demand at Zia Record Exchange in Tempe this week.Jimmy Eat World took the top spot with their new album Invented, and the Gin Blossoms also found their way onto the list with their anticipated second comeback album. Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn snuck onto the top 10 with his se ... More >>
Less Than Jake, the Florida ska-punk outfit you may remember from such hits as "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts," "History of a Boring Town" and "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts" will play their 1996 major label debut Losing Streak live in its entirety at a Riot Fest in Chicago next month.E ... More >>
Shawn AndersonEdward Sharp and Co. on stage in Tempe."This place is crazy," the tour manager tells me on the phone, and, indeed, the Clubhouse in Tempe is crazy-packed for Tuesday's sold-out performance by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Before the opening act - Dawes, a folk-rock foursome ... More >>
Table reservations at chic Scottsdale nightspots will be going for $200 a pop with bottles of bubbly starting at double that amount (or more). Tickets to any of the major block parties or other swanky shindigs will be at least $20 or more by the time you stumble to the door, not to mention however m ... More >>
What is it about OC punk rock acts that makes them so tough to kill? Lose a few original members from most punk bands and they're through, but OC acts like The Vandals, Bad Religion, Social Distortion and TSOL never seem to die. The Vandals (pictured above with Gwen Stefani in her dirtbag phase) ... More >>
A punk rock swan song
Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.
Atreyu puts miles on its van as it tours, but the California punk kids keep on screaming
Good Charlotte makes clean punk for the kiddies -- and successfully attracts the MTV minions
Rebounding from health scares, the Promise Ring sheds its emo skin for a Brit-pop sheen
Three-chord heroes take the hokey out of karaoke
Fred Green explores new rhythmic permutations on its third album
In 1996, punk was murdered by its parents and resurrected by its children
The Red Aunts play white-hot, evolutionary punk rock (and they're girls)