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Brad Singer

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The Eleven Greatest Record Store Performances, Part One

    Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. Biweekly, he shares stories of great music and whacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always-zany music biz. As you might expect, working in a record store is a pretty cool job. Sure, there ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2014

    Record Store Day? More Like Record Store Life.

    Record Store Day is tomorrow. So I shouldn't have been surprised when my editor said, "Hey, maybe you can write something about Record Store Day." Makes sense. I do write under the moniker Record Store Geek. It's just that my editor has only asked me for one specific column in the entire two yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2013

    Two New Collections Unearth Arizona's Rock and Roll Past

    Think back on a gig you saw six or seven years ago, and about how much the landscape in our fair city has physically changed since. Now try imagining a gig from 46 or 47 years ago, and how much history has been paved over--then you'll get some idea of the amount of digging Arizona music historian Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Hoodlums Music Turns 13: Reflections From Owner Steve Wiley

    ​Birthday parties for 13-year-olds are usually pretty awkward (or maybe I'm thinking of my own, just-sorta-pubescent 13th birthday), but that doesn't seem to be the case with Hoodlums Music's 13th birthday bash this weekend. On Saturday, November 5, the local record store institution celebrate ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    Still the Circle K of record stores

    A little over three years ago, I wrote here in my column Revolver about the sad descent of Zia Records from a truly indie and customer oriented record store into an algorhythmically stocked clone of chains like Tower and Best Buy. I would venture to guess that a lot of Zia's current customers don't ... More >>

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Letters

    Letters from the week of February 5, 2004

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Spun Out

    Zia's still in business. So what?

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Rock Gardeners

    Two '90s Valley favorites, Beats the Hell Out of Me and 100 Iced Animals, re-form to honor and raise money for a fallen family member

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Boomsome Twosome

    A look at two rising music venues, ones that couldn't be more different but are in the same boat anyway

  • Music

    March 13, 2003

    Band of Constant Sorrow

    Bluegrass is a rising trend. Just don't tell Busted Hearts' Bruce Connole.

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Train Keeps A-Rollin'

    The Piersons carry on as a trio for CD release party and for their sidelined brother

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Instant Karma

    An old-time Zia man goes up against Brad Singer's old company -- using the lessons he learned from Brad Singer

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Family Affair

    Sale of Zia Enterprises ushers in a new era for 20-year-old record-store chain

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Treading in the Ether

    Robin Wilson and the Gas Giants have a phantom hit

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Reggae, Esé

    The Rasta Farmers plant their first CD

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    From Mohawks To Mullets

    Images from 25 years of Phoenix music

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Wong Place, Right Time

    Long Wong's Sara Cina looks back on a decade of booze, bars and bands

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    Long Journey Home

    A trio of Valley vets goes for aride down that lonesome highway

  • News

    April 22, 1999
  • News

    April 15, 1999
  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Rebel Rouser

    Against all odds, John Dixon continues to carry the torch for Phoenix's unsung musical history

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    More Perfect Union

    Three key ex-Zia employees set up a new record store at Zia's old ASU location

  • Music

    August 27, 1998

    Eat the Document

    Rock Club Rising offers a window into the glories and debacles of the local club scene

  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    When the Levy Breaks

    The man who transformed Nita's Hideaway into a beloved music venue now focuses on full-time band management

  • Music

    July 30, 1998

    Wayne's World

    Less than three months after the death of Brad Singer, Zia Enterprises endures the summer of its discontent

  • News

    June 4, 1998
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    May 28, 1998
  • Music

    May 28, 1998

    Closing Time

    After six years of punky rowdiness, the Piersons call it quits, at least for a while

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    End of a Record Run

    The sudden demise of Zia founder Brad Singer shakes the local music community he helped to build

  • Music

    May 21, 1998

    Head Jams

    Gary Parra and Noisy Neighbor try to catch a ride on the prog-rock revival train

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Old Testament

    BLESSEDBETHYNAME stirs up the scene with industrial-strength spectacle

  • Music

    September 26, 1996

    Giant Sand Gives Fans the Boot

    When is a bootleg not a bootleg? When it's "official." Howe Gelb explains why.

  • Music

    August 15, 1996
  • Calendar

    May 30, 1996
  • Music

    March 14, 1996

    Baaah! Humbucker!

    The Piersons come out swinging on a raucous first CD

  • News

    January 25, 1996
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    October 12, 1995
  • Music

    September 28, 1995
  • Music

    March 23, 1994
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    June 23, 1993
  • Music

    May 26, 1993
  • Music

    June 10, 1992

    LOCAL RELEASES

    CAN A BAND SURVIVE HERE? IS IT TOO HOT TO PLAY A GUITAR? ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE CONTINUING SAGA OF MUSIC IN THE VALLEY.

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