You remember that infamous clip of Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman? The one where he announced to the world he was retiring from acting to pursue a career as a rap artist? Well, thank Baby Jesus, that turned out to be a hoax. But you know what isn't? Snoop Lion. "I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become ... More >>
It's a sad day when we have to comment on the passing of two Valley musicians, but over the weekend Phoenix lost two members of its music community. Tony Richey, who played in heavy bands like Nihil, Grum, and most recently sludge-rock favorites ZiRoh, was killed on Saturday, November 19. An AZ ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: The Eastside Jets, Muddy Moneys, Yus, and Westley AllenIf you're into scuzzy rock 'n' roll in this town, you know Westley Allen -- either from his time onstage with The Plainfield Butchers, his gig behind the bar at Time Out Lounge, or as the host of Erratic! Radio o ... More >>
"In all the times he's played here, I think he's said maybe three words to me," Bob Corritore, proprietor of the Rhythm Room mused last night about Leon Russell, who literally rolled into the Phoenix blues bar last night (Russell piloted a Rascal Scooter off the tour bus) to deliver a set of fun ... More >>
Adam Nollmeyer/Acme Photography Don't be shocked if you see something like this on the light rail this Sunday."Grab your best underwear! No Pants AZ is coming!" This is the message emblazoned across the homepage of local urban prankster group Improv AZ by its organizer Jeff Moriarty announcing t ... More >>
There's absolutely no doubt that Smite is a definite rarity amongst P-Town's glutted DJ/dance community. First, there's the 31-year-old's absolute passion for vinyl that's second only to other record-loving freakazoids like his cohorts Djentrification and Johnny D. Serato ain't a word that's curr ... More >>
Astronautalis is scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Trunk Space.
Thriving Ivory is scheduled to perform tonight at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale.
Down AKA Kilo is scheduled to perform Friday at the Sets in Tempe. This weekend's lineup of concerts isn't exactly big on star power. Sure, there are few major names scheduled to perform in the Valley over the next two nights (including local superstars The Maine, Latin hip-hopper Down AKA Kilo, a ... More >>
The lovely Lady Santas of the Rhythm Room. Click here for a slideshow of the Party Crasher's weekend adventures. There's a plethora of parties that go down each and every weekend in the PHX. Whether it's hot DJ nights at Valley clubs, after-hours raves out in the sprawl, or house parties with kegs ... More >>
Drinko 'til you (responsibly) cinco
Pack the piñata and pass the lime
Chico Chism's West Side Chicago Blues Party
(Southwest Musical Arts Foundation Records)
SMoCA makes a "Splash"
Burton Barr Library opens its doors to high-volume rock
If you missed these star turns, you really missed something
Is secondhand cigarette residue responsible for blues legend David Trippy's inoperable cancer?
Henry Gray Plays Chicago Blues (Hightone)
TV-3's NewShow is overhauled, and local music gets the boot
Jazzman Jay Busch hasn't given up on his 20-year struggle to bring something more than the status quo to the Valley music scene
Images from 25 years of Phoenix music
Local pop outfit emerges from a year of turmoil
After a lifetime backing musical legends, drummer Sam Lay has become one himself
April 29 - May 5, 1999
Kiss tribute band Hotter Than Hell just might be more real than the real thing
Dave Cook decides to take his Monday-night jams to Cajun House
Local benefit show focuses attention on imaginative east Mesa after-school program
Arizona's tight-knit blues community is about to lose its longtime ambassador, Big Pete Pearson
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