It was business as usual at the Arizona State Fair when Cheap Trick took over the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Last night, the band that recently crossed over the 40 year mark of life in the rock and roll business played nearly 20 songs with all of the expected energy and sass that has kept them aliv ... More >>
Cover songs can be tricky business. Finding one(s) that everyone in a band wants to do and then executing it while attempting to pay proper homage to whoever or whatever reason you wanted to do it in the first place. Doing an entire set of someone else's music, though--that's downright fucking adv ... More >>
I couldn't understand a word Tinariwen were singing Monday night at Crescent Ballroom. I didn't know a single song, and there was no set list to cheat from -- and I couldn't find anyone to ask about it. But I was completely blown away by the deep, rhythmic, heartfelt pulse of a music that draws fr ... More >>
Simon Joyner The Trunk Space Monday, July 16, 2012 See also: Songwriter Simon Joyner Chases Ghosts on His Latest Album Here's why (like myself, a few weeks ago) you probably haven't heard of Simon Joyner: He's really not fond of fame. Despite collaborating with The Mountain Goats, impacting Beck ... More >>
Pay $1,200 for a water pipe? Are you high?