When the lineup for Rock on the Range was announced last week, a flurry of emails between myself and three other of my fellow chick metal journalists/enthusiasts ensued regarding flights, hotels, and tickets. We had all attended the weekend festival together in 2012, and relished the thought of a he ... More >>
48 Hours Festival was insane. Picture this: more than 20 heavy-hitting rock bands, VIP pool cabanas in the middle of a Vegas parking lot, and lounges with such names as Debauchery and the Godfather, moonshine, strippers, and massages, all fenced in at the Luxor Festival Grounds in Las Vegas. ... More >>
You might be misjudging Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr... except for the whole race car theme. Growing up you were always told not to judge a book by its cover, but judging a band by its name? That's pretty easy. The Black Keys? They're blues rock, of course. Spice Girls? The poppiest pop imaginable. ... More >>
When Cactus Chainsaw's singer said the band's list of influences was possibly a higher number than his criminal record charges, I took it with a grain of salt (courtesy of a cheap tequila shot).
But within the first 20 seconds of listening to their music, I could hear the band's specific inf ... More >>
Phoenix Fire Department officials suspect that last week's blaze that gutted the Blooze Bar in North Phoenix was caused by "electrical issue" in the building's attic.
According to Captain Scott Walker, the fire (which swept through the neighborhood bar and live music venue early last Wednesday ... More >>
Beware of angry cocktail waitresses.This week's music feature is a cold, hard look at why your cocktail waitress hates you, written from the perspective of a drink-slinging, cork-topped tray carrying, waitress.Martin Cizmar does an interview with none other than country music legend Merle Haggard ... More >>
Who would've thunk that this guy would outsell Coheed and Cambria at the Tempe Zia?Here's a look at what's selling this week at local record stores.MGMT's Congratulations holds steady with several number one spots, Record Store Day exclusives manage to still be selling well, especially at Revolve ... More >>
SlayerTwo stages, 13 bands, more than nine hours of music, and yet the Rockstar Mayhem Festival could easily be summed up in one word:
Unfortunately, New Times doesn't pay me for one-word reviews, and to be honest, a handful of other bands on the bill definitely made an impre ... More >>