Phoenix's the Holy Coast didn't exactly intend for the band to have the initials THC, but the coincidence couldn't be more fitting, says Keith Walker, the synth-drizzled trio's maestro of beats and programming. Plus, when singer Brett Davis suggested the name after their first jam session, he slowly ... More >>
There's much sadness and shock in the Valley music scene today due to the sudden and untimely passing of gifted local singer-songwriter Andrew Duncan Brown over the weekend. He was 27 years old. News of the local folk guitarist's death was revealed in a brief message that was posted to his Facebo ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll, to paraphrase punk icon Poison Ivy, is for misfits. A refuge for outsiders, oddballs, or anyone else even a little bit strange. The description is apt for the recently closed Hollywood Alley and much of its patronage. Over its 25-year lifespan, the Mesa rock joint and restaurant, whic ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
As 2012 draws to a close, we couldn't be more optimistic about the state of music in the Valley of the Sun. With new bands emerging from various scenes and subgenres, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in Phoenix music. What follows are our picks for 13 acts that will make an impact on the S ... More >>
As 2012 draws to a close, we'll be looking forward to the 2013 and spotlighting 13 Phoenix bands that will be making a mark on the Southwest throughout the new year. Today, Christina Caldwell brings us a look at PALMS (all caps, babies), the fast-rising indie/surf outfit that recently signed to the ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
Through and Through Gospel Review Crescent Ballroom Saturday, July 14, 2012 See also: Download: Gospel Claws' New Song, "Pale Horse Dry Cleaning" See also: Joel Marquard Fought Cancer and The Indie Community Chips in To Help Him Out Despite Joel Marquard's adamant assertion that the Americana/root ... More >>
Jason GarciaThe Love Me NotsIf you're looking for an example of the old platitude that "attitude is everything," you could do a lot worse than Love Me Nots vocalist/organist Nicole Laurenne. Less than a year removed from a breast cancer scare that forced the band into a five-month hiatus, Laurenn ... More >>
Do you expect less than complete professionalism from local bands? Sorry, youre not Black Cactus material
The French version of Rolling Stone magazine cannot get enough of Phoenix's own Love Me Nots. The mag ran a massive feature on the garage rock band in this month's issue, which you can read in translated form on the jump. The mag seems to relish comparing the band's sound to earlier acts, like th ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Scores: Judge Mary Murguia Recuses Self From Racial Profiling Lawsuit Against Joe Arp ... More >>
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Local rockers form "a lovable cult"
Local rockers form "a lovable cult"
One state, two state, red state, blue state
They sure can work a crowd
Songwriting duo Nate Ruess and Sam Means had enough of major-label drama, so now they're calling the shots
Out late on a "school night"
O.C. how they run
Scary Kids Scaring Kids stay down to earth as their career skyrockets
The Necronauts land smoothly with their latest release
The Phoenix duo chronicles its scary serendipity on a sublime debut album
The Format burst from nascent Valley obscurity to major-label glory. Here's how.
Fifteen Minutes Fast is in no hurry to use up its quarter-hour of local fame
After a decade of mixing it up, Valley rapper Pokafase inks a cool deal with a hot new label
Despite the chaos, a revamped Sugar High and a renamed 40 Watt Las Vegas debut; meanwhile, James Hall spreads the gospel.
New compilation finds the local indie scene burning brightly
Surviving bad luck, barroom brawls and band squabbles, Balls reveals real cojónes
Young scruffs Marah try to breathe life into a two-day Valley oldies show
Local pop outfit emerges from a year of turmoil