I just got back from my 30th high school reunion in Minot, North Dakota. It was great to see so many of my lifelong friends and classmates. Most of us have spread out across the country, and we all commented on how comfortable and familiar it was to be back together in our ever-expanding (oil boom ... More >>
Shortly after writing Are Out of Town Music Festivals Worth The Hassle? I decided to embark on a cross-cultural adventure. The mission? To explore the Nashville music scene and attempt survival at the 80,000-person music festival Bonnaroo. Four days of camping in the heat (actually, we slept in th ... More >>
The enormous wave pool at Tempe's Big Surf hosted more than just doggy paddles and belly flops during Wet Electric this past week. It was like a giant bowl of twerkin, Harlem Shakin' soup as local EDM fans raved, raged, and unleashed incalculable amounts of fist-pumps and ass-bumps in the shallow wa ... More >>
The Who @ Jobing.com Arena|2/6/13If anything stoked the fears that this Who go-round was going to be another case of living legends living off their legends and treading the floorboards only to show off their diminished firepower, it might have been this announcement, which went up on the big screen ... More >>
See also: Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored Hope you had productive May. Today is the last day the official month of masturbation. Who comes up with that stuff, anyway? We hope you gave yourself some lovin' this month, and we encourage you to continue doing so today, next ... More >>
Greyhound SoulIt's big music weekend here in Phoenix. We've already mentioned the JFA/Father Figures/Asses of Evil/Anarchy Taco party at Hollywood Alley; the chilled-out sounds of Washed Out, Tour de Fat, and Foo Fighters, but each weekend we bring five shows that may have slipped through the cra ... More >>
Summer vacation is a wonderful thing, but once you reach the end of the internet, the prospect of going back to school starts to look good. Fall semester may be right around the corner, but there's still plenty of time to watch reruns and unlock all those stubborn Xbox achievements. Savor the ... More >>
Brütal Legend, a 2009 video game released by Electronic Arts, featured voice work by Jack Black, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and a soundtrack of more than 100 hard rock and metal songs.Over the past three decades, two institutions have constantly remained near-unive ... More >>
I was grumblings of the Suns' porous, lackadaisical defense during a recent game when a different debate started between my girlfriend and I.Which Green Day album is "Brain Stew" is on again? The answer, of course, is 1995's Insomniac. But a better question is why such an odd query came ... More >>
We all have those select few songs we can't stand. Songs that, when they come on your car stereo, make you seriously consider jerking the car into a ditch just to make the pain stop. Songs that a wily FBI profiler could blast at us to stop a hostage situation.Not that anyone is planning to take h ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaThe Glee: Live Tour opens in Phoenix.Lady Gaga is a free bitch, baby.Bitch. Bitch. Bitchhhhhhhh.You would not know that from last night's world premiere of the hit Fox musadramedy Glee's touring stageshow at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, where a cadre of stars from the show reprised "Bad ... More >>
Who Needs a Shepherd?
Maybe it's because I don't listen to a lot of it in my off hours - that time when I want only the sweet, sweet voice of Karen Carpenter to sooth me over AM radio - but I'm constantly surprised by the depth and quality of the Phoenix metal scene. In the seven months I've been doing You Asked For It ... More >>
The partygoers at the Draw 10 are whipped into a frenzy by DJ Unknown Error at Jumpdown Sessions Vol. II. Click here for more pictures from the event. It's just after 11 p.m. on a Saturday night and the Party Crasher feels like his eardrums are about to burst. Standing less than two feet from the ... More >>
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore do not make sweet, sweet music
We wanna be sedated
I'm Not Dead
Out Here All Night
P-town's party patrol belly-flops into divey Ky's for free pool, cheap booze and hella-hot bar tarts
Now pushing ear candy
The night crew checks out an after-hours hot spot
Sometimes, as in the case of onetime Phoenician Sandra Collins, you can't judge a trance DJ by her cover
The rebel yell settles into the cradle of love in the Valley
The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s.
British punk-era warriors Slaughter and the Dogs regroup for a shot at the respect they never got
Taken with the holiday spirit, Trashman gives thanks for the good things in life.
A newly released two-CD anthology of Ian Hunter's solo recording only tells half of the rest of the story
Working for the weekend, indeed
Where were you when the lights didn't go out? All the dangers of Celebration 2000 that Phoenix shut-ins sat out.
A night of chips and dips at the Tempe Block Party, a dirge for old Mill Avenue
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me / The Clash Tribute: Burning London / Jon Dee Graham
At Desert Sky, the Offspring drag "punk" into the mire of mindlessness
August 6 - 12, 1998
Talk about re-g-g-g-generation! Fans can always look forward to looking back with the Who--they've been conditioned to expect nothing else.