We're officially hip deep into the time of year that's officially know as the dog days of summer, which -- if you're not familiar with the term -- refers to the most sweltering period of the season. But while the weather might be keeping your ass glued to the couch, it's not stopping chart-topping ... More >>
Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements Early in The Replacement's Friday night set, Paul Westerberg welcomed Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as their honorary member. Armstrong, matching the rest of the band in plaid suits, seemed beyond giddy to be onstage with his idols, joking "Dreams rea ... More >>
I've never done anything interesting enough to merit a Kickstarter, but if I ever happen to by accident I could do worse than following the example of Northern Hustle, who's celebrating their crowdfunding victory with a CD Release show this weekend. That's just one of the titular must-see Phoenix ... More >>
After what seemed like a hearty chunk of time between the two opening acts and headliner Sea Wolf, the band took the stage last night at Crescent Ballroom. Enforcing the toothy and animal side of their moniker, they kicked it off with "You're A Wolf" from their first EP and later on their first full ... More >>
It's finally the weekend, and you're ready to cut loose, aren't you? You're ready to toss a few back and really party. Us too. There's a lot of chatter on the message boards re: rumors that Disney's upcoming stand-alone Star Wars films will concern the adventures of Yoda, Boba Fett, and a young Han ... More >>
See also: Scientology Opens Phoenix Ideal Org; Mayor Greg Stanton Touts City's Status as Alien-Based Religion's "Birthplace" Scientology just has a way of making headlines, doesn't it? The religion is a constant reference when discussing Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce, and prompted fascinati ... More >>
See also: Ted Nugent's Still a "Special Deputy" to Sheriff Joe Arpaio (2012) See also: Ted Nugent Talks Guns, Meth, and Hippies Before NRA Convention in Phoenix (2009) Ted Nugent doesn't need much of an introduction. To put it lightly, he's intimidating. It has nothing to do with him being so outsp ... 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 >>
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
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
Loser, Amy Heckerling's clueless new teen com, lives down to its title
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
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
Skip Spence made one brilliant album, then spent the next 30 years dying in obscurity. Now, a new tribute album is giving him life again.
Tom waits for no one, but the lowlife bard's new album is well worth the six-year wait
Illinois foursome Braid proves itself the happy exception to the college-town rule
Celebrated busker Mary Lou Lord reluctantly steps into the spotlight with major-label debut
Honey Child walks away with H.O.R.D.E. slot at strangely unrepresentative contest
Superchunk matures without junking its indie ideals
Olympia festival embraces ideals of indie rock
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)