Summer in the Phoenix Valley doesn't wait for any official proclamation -- it just comes on hard in early May. With that in mind, the Musical Instrument Museum's summer concert series officially begins May 1. "We get some of the greatest [musicians in the world] here," MIM Music Director Lowell Pic ... More >>
Seattle guitarist Bill Horist has been making records since the early '90s, and he's racked up the kind of avant-garde credentials any would-be guitar mangler would kill for. He's worked with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Reggie Watts, Kinski, Six Organs of Admittance, Secret Chiefs 3, Master Musicans of ... More >>
Bill Frisell's Beautiful Dreamers Compound Grill Saturday, March 10 Many are those who believe jazz is boring, a style of music favorable to older generations and featuring only stodgy musicians playing the same tired standards in uninspired fashion. To some degree, these beliefs do have merit. Th ... More >>
Clubhouse Music Venue Owner Arrested Tempe Police Department dropped a major bombshell today when it announced the arrest of Eugenia L. Ruven, the owner of the Clubhouse Music Venue. As we reported earlier this afternoon, the 44-year-old (who also owns the adjacent Horse & Hound Sports Grill) was ... More >>
Ten great discs that were, shall we say, underserved by the media but are more than worthy of your money and close attention
The Willies (Nonesuch)
Lookout for Hope (Sugar Hill)
When I Was Cruel (Island Def Jam)
New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001
A guided tour of the best releases across the musical spectrum
In ABBA's old studio, Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie von Otter reinterpret pop music history
Drawing insight from the month's best in jazz, blues and heritage, Gumbo answers readers' nagging queries
What the World Needs Now...
Gumbo lines up the most wanted in jazz, blues and heritage
IT'S SWEET, IT'S SIMLE AND IT SELLS. BUT IT AIN'T JAZZ.