See Also: 10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix Let's face it, the music that streams through the speakers of a restaurant has the ability to make or break your dining experience. We know of a sushi shop that only plays religious music, a Mexican food joint that can't turn down the top 40 banger ... More >>
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Sacha LevineSacha LevineThe sous chef of FnB says, "I don't just love food, I effing heart music as well." When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? It's kinda always set to NPR. Occasionally, there are really fantastic interviews with obscure ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsArizona: Land of sun and song.There have been more than 140 songs with lyrics about Arizona in them. Seriously. Some of them have been big hits by huge acts, too ("Get Back" by The Beatles, "Take It Easy" by The Eagles). The lyrics to these songs capture various snapshots of the ... More >>
Artist: Girl Talk Title: All Day Release date: November 15 Label: Illegal Art Whether sample-happy mash-up act Girl Talk is "good" or "not good" and whether you "like" or "dislike" Girl Talk are completely irrelevant to any discussion regarding Girl Talk. The only things I care about when it ... More >>
Was I the only one in the world who was shocked and a little horrified when Russell Brand and Katy Perry got engaged?He kissed the girl and he liked it: No more single life, bachelor pad lifestyle for Russell Brand. Either way, the London Evening Standard has reported that Brand will be selling ... More >>
Dum Dum GirlsToday marks the halfway point of Nothing Not New. That means I've listen to nearly 140 records in their entirety in the first six months of 2010. Just another 140 or so to go before I can retreat to the familiarity of my record collection.To recognize the occasion, the Up on the Sun ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar and Brian BardwellUnfortunately we were unexpectedly barred from taking photos at last night's Lynyrd Skynyrd show at Celebrity Theatre.Sometimes one perspective on a show isn't enough. So, like we did with Beck and Tool, Up on the Sun is bringing you a point/counterpoint style w ... More >>
In a scandal-ridden election year, the top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote
Burton Barr Library opens its doors to high-volume rock
Before they hooked up with Vagrant Records, Saves the Day were obscure pop-punks. Now they're the hottest indie-rock band around.
Bob Schneider goes nationwide without the -- gasp! -- approval of Austin's hipsters
No makeup. No gimmick. No shtick. But does Mesa's fast-rising Jimmy Eat World really stand a chance against the likes of Britney and the Backstreet Boys?
The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from the sticks with a new album. Finally.
L.A.'s twangy, trippy Beachwood Sparks ascend with a white-soul masterpiece
Jimmy Eat World's new release is a pop meisterwork. But will their fans like it?
Legendary songsmith Mississippi John Hurt receives loving tribute on Avalon Blues
Morose singer/songwriter Mark Eitzel delivers his best solo record, informed by -- gasp! -- upbeat electronica
Valley rockers Jimmy Eat World prove to be the stuff that DreamWorks is made of.
Stephen Malkmus leaves Pavement behind with a slanted and enchanting solo debut
A weekend tagalong with a top DJ offers insight into the rigors of a life spent spinning on the road
Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K
Consumers fight back! You have the power to make the ultimate Christmas album yourself. Use it!
Punk legend Keith Morris battles back illness to emerge with a spoken word/musical hybrid and a talented oddball ensemble
Ex-Green on Red mainstay Chuck Prophet continues his solo metamorphosis with The Hurting Business
Johnny Cash sings of Love, God, Murder and how all three make him a legend
10-gallon hats and 10-gallon gas tanks come to mind when BR5-49 plays
Kool Keith and his multiple aliases take listeners on a real warped tour
Where were you when the lights didn't go out? All the dangers of Celebration 2000 that Phoenix shut-ins sat out.
With influences ranging from old-school rap to old-time country, Kid Rock is as twisted as they come
Art, commerce and ideologies all collide in the strange world of the remix
Styles of Beyond takes underground back to the future
Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, is terrifically obsessive -- and potentially dangerous
Tom waits for no one, but the lowlife bard's new album is well worth the six-year wait
Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.
Mixmaster Mike takes his turntable wizardry on tour with the Beastie Boys
Seventeen years after its advent, sampling remains mired in legal and aesthetic controversy
Celebrated busker Mary Lou Lord reluctantly steps into the spotlight with major-label debut
Superchunk matures without junking its indie ideals
Olympia festival embraces ideals of indie rock
Beat Angel Brian Smith's 10 Greatest Atrocities in '96
A talk with Joe Queer. Also: Dub Narcotic Sound System, J Church, and the resurgence of wuss rock.
A rock resume with about as much fat on it as a PUSA tune (and that ain't much)
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