Anything you can do I can do better. Of course, that isn't the case if you can actually do it better.
Just to be clear, this list isn't about girl power. No doubt, there are dudes who rock harder than some girls and girls who rock harder than some dudes. Talent isn't a gift that affects one gender ... More >>
You never say an unkind word about the time.
It's that time of year again. We hope you're stocked up on all of your supplies, namely munchies before you begin your 4/20 shenanigans. Whether you're lighting up at home or going to a party, we've got you covered with 15 songs about marijuana or gettin ... More >>
http://awesomegirlsinbands.tumblr.com/Even though I'm an awesome female, I'm not particularly girly. I prefer male vocals when I listen to music, I think women's sports aren't very important, and I can't stand feminists.But I still think it's important to recognize some truly great famous female ... More >>
Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy WarmsleyInitially filled with mystery and intrigue, indie pop/lo-fi duo Summer Camp bust onto the scene in 2010 with their dreamy, bedroom pop -- much to the delight of the blogoshpere. No one quite knew exactly who the duo was or where they hailed from -- Chicag ... More >>
It's now June, and the heat is on. Between the backyard barbeques and triple-degree temperatures, summer is here to stay.Pop music is littered with songs about summer, including "Summer Lovin'" "Summertime Blues", "Summer of '69", and how could we forget that "School's Out" for summer?Pull up a l ... More >>
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
So it was -- a waif, diminutive indie chanteuse and her prim, penny-loafer adorned husband took to the stage last night. The local crowd came out in impressive numbers for a Tuesday night in February. People were dancing, nodding t ... More >>
The Go! Team - Rolling BlackoutsFours years makes the heart grow fonder -- in most cases. For Brighton-based indie/positive vibes outfit The Go! Team, those four years were spent crafting yet another upbeat, dance-worthy album. Rolling Blackouts, the band's third effort and first since 2007's Pro ... More >>
Shawn AndersonBest Coast singer Bethany Cosentino on stage at Clubhouse Music Venue on January 22, 2011.You know what record is severely -- "criminally," one might say if they were given to old timey rock writer sayings -- underrated? Hole's Live Through This. Some (a lot? a bit? -- I'm not exact ... More >>
SnacksBest Coast singer Bethany Cosentino has made a lot of her fans cat people.Her pet cat Snacks is almost as recognizable as the band (which plays Clubhouse Music Venue Saturday, January 22) itself. A picture of Snacks covers the drum kit, Cosentino gives Snacks a shout-out in the song "Goodby ... More >>
Stephanie CarricoAndrew Jackson Jihad has some interesting thoughts on the differences and coexistence of Central and Downtown Phoenix.Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty of local duo Andrew Jackson Jihad have some interesting thoughts on the differences between the areas within Phoenix. The city may b ... More >>
Stone Cold Gear2011 - the year of the rockIt's tough to get back to work on this first Monday of the new year. The prospect of another year of the daily grind is daunting, but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be. No -- there are plenty of things to look forward to in 2011, fresh new musi ... More >>
The Holiday season can be a stressful time.
While it's meant to be the one time in the whole year that everyone is a little bit nicer and a little bit happier, certain things can make you just the opposite. If you're anything like me, you've procrastinated all year long and now ... More >>
Shawn AndersonBest Coast singer Bethany Constentino on stage at Rhythm Room on November 9, 2010.Best CoastRhythm Room, PhoenixNovember 9, 2010A comment left on my Facebook check-in at last Night's Best Coast concert at Rhythm Room:"Good luck listening to the same song with different lyrics over a ... More >>
LA WeeklyLast week Phoenix New Times ran a big ol' story on Best Coast in our print edition. We were topped by our sister paper in LA that same day, however.Gustavo Turner, the Weekly's music editor, had a 6,000-word cover story on the band's main lady Bethany Cosentino which might just go down a ... More >>
Best Coast's L.A. sound is as colorful as her L.A. home.Bethany Cosentino, vocalist of the pop band Best Coast, says her band radiates lo-fi California warmth. Best Coast is perfecting the sounds of sunshine, and they're working with producer Bobb Bruno, king of the Los Angeles underground scene. ... More >>
It appears Urban Outfitters is responsible for more than just dressing up the hipster elite. The popular clothier has made the debut album Crazy For You from lo-fi pop duo Best Coast available via an album stream (for all intents and purposes, the album was leaked three days ago). Crazy ... More >>
"What the fuck is chillwave?????" Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast tweeted back in April, when MTVU blogger Lindsay Hood described her band as "chillwave," after dismissing genres like "lo-fi," "glo-fi" and "Gorillavsbearcore" in her blurb advancing the video for the band's single "When I'm Wi ... More >>