It's easy to imagine the sounds of Tempe in the '90s dominated by jangle, over-driven camps cranked, and melodic singers crooning a Mill Ave export that would crack into the mainstream. But listening to Half String, a Tempe-based band that featured Brandon Capps, Tim Patterson, Matt Kruse, and Kimbe ... More >>
The artist formerly known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.Maybe it's the weather (or something in the water), but it seems like the most of the dang Valley has gone goo-goo for Lady Gaga.
By our count, there are three different after-parties following tomorrow night's sold out concert a ... More >>
Lady Gaga: She doesn't want to be friends.This week's music feature is on Lady Gaga's seemingly overnight rise to super-stardom. Ever wonder exactly how or why this happened? Nearly everyone agrees she's awesome. But is she really? We get to the nitty gritty.We also take a took at the subtle diff ... More >>
Toby Keith's I Love This Beard and HatSome big name bands are boycotting Arizona over SB 1070? Who needs 'em when you've got such big name acts as Toby Keith, Southern Culture on the Skids and, um, Wang Chung coming to town! Dammit, Arizona is screwed.While it's nice that some bands still de ... More >>
What's that you say? Another Brooklyn band made another lo-fi record? And their name has the word beach in it? On paper, Brooklyn indie rockers Beach Fossils sound pretty tame and, frankly, played-out.Luckily, the band's self-titled debut is very impressive, raising the band's profile above ... More >>