Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys @ Rhythm Room| 8/29/12Sometimes, different is good. After a long, steady musical diet of mostly rock, jazz, blues and Cuban music, I let my country side out for an evening with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys.
Though, in all honesty, it was pretty rocking country--a two ... More >>
Nashville Pussy @ Rhythm Room| 8/13/12
After last night, I can't get enough Nashville Pussy.
I have a confession. I've fallen in love with almost every female guitarist I've ever seen. Last night was as good as it gets. Guitarist Ruyter Suys -- pronounced "rider sighs" -- wails on her ax like some ... More >>
It's almost here: Record Store Day. The day the industry bands together and does its best to shine a light on the independent record stores that dot neighborhoods in cities all over the U.S. Now, I could take this opportunity to lecture about how music fans should treat normal days like Record Store ... More >>
Lyle Lovett and a very small part of his Very Large Band.Lyle LovettCelebrity TheatreJuly 28, 2010"It's just like coming home for me, coming to Phoenix," uttered Texas-bred country music legend Lyle Lovett last night. And with such good timing.As much you or I love Arizona, currently it's in the ... More >>
Grab a Stetson and your autograph pad: The AZ Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame is holding a benefit concert on September 6 at Handlebar J in Scottsdale, a great little honky-tonky type bar just north Shea and Scottsdale Roads.
Heard of the institution we lovingly know by it's overly-compl ... More >>
We recently ran across this list of the "Top Ten All-Time Arizona Musicians" from Arizona Premiere Living. Some of the choices are obvious: Meat Puppets, Jimmy Eat World, Jordin Sparks, Gin Blossoms, Alice Cooper, and Linda Ronstadt almost always make the "top" lists of Arizona musicians.