by Darryl Smyers 20 years ago, The Backstreet Boys were unleashed on an unsuspecting American public and the "boy band" phenomenon of the late '90s was officially under way. Inspired partly by the great doo-wop groups of the '50s and partly by the R&B of the '90s, Nick Carter and the rest of the bo ... More >>
In case you haven't set foot in a grocery store in the past week only to be assaulted by a red and pink barrage to the eyes, let us clue you in: Valentine's Day is on the way. You've no doubt began prepping (or, you've at least convinced yourself that waiting until the last minute is a good idea), o ... More >>
It's hard to find music videos on TV these days. Sure, one could argue that the internet has ushered in a new era of DIY or underground video creativity, but it's hard not to miss the days when you could waste hours watching clips on MTV or VH1. If musical nostalgia has been getting the best of you ... More >>
Family time over the holidays carries enough stress with all the arguments about who sits where, who brings what, and why Grandpa really shouldn't have another Harvey Wallbanger. Again. So to ease some of your Thanksgiving anxiety, we in the New Times kitchen offer up a bunch of tunes to up your ... More >>
Melissa FossumScottsdale's sexiest and strangest gathered at The Rogue Bar for the sixth anniversary of Shake! on Saturday, February 19. Shake! may have ended two years ago, but the original DJs got together last Saturday to celebrate the dance party's six year anniversary. The Rogue Bar ... More >>
Thriving Ivory is scheduled to perform tonight at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale.
Tears, screaming and screeches - oh my! Wednesday's American Idol auditions, which were held in Kansas City, home of last season's Idol winner David Cook, had all of these things along with dozens of snarky comments from judge Simon Cowell.While one of our favorite moments took place in the beginn ... More >>
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town
Extreme sports may be fun, but this is not
Now that's what we call music!
The Magnificent (BBE)
Har Mar Superstar (Kill Rock Stars); Sean Na Na,Dance Until Your Baby Is a Man (Troubleman Unlimited)
Another funk-rap-metal morph disturbs the peace
To the four suburban teen rockers in Chronic Future, the future's looking good
Tejano superstar inspires ageneration of impersonation
IF YOU KNOW WHAT THAT STANDS FOR, YOU'RE A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL. OR ARE YOU?