• Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    The 2014 Coachella Lineup Has Been Announced--and It's Good!

    Let me speak on behalf of everyone by saying "whoa, the 2014 Coachella lineup came out early." The news is still pretty fresh--Coachella sent out the lineup email a little after 9 p.m. last night, causing the internet to blow up as usual. It's tough to see beyond the headliners--though you should be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Vive la France! Five Songs in Celebration of Bastille Day

    Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet, tout le monde! Pardon my Franglish, but it's Bastille Day tomorrow, so feel free to eat some cake and go raid a prison or something-- just leave your guillotine at home. La Fête Nationale celebrates the French Revolution on the anniversary of the storming of the Bastil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    When I Think About You I Touch Myself: Five Songs In Celebration of Masturbation Month

    See also: Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored Hope you had productive May. Today is the last day the official month of masturbation. Who comes up with that stuff, anyway? We hope you gave yourself some lovin' this month, and we encourage you to continue doing so today, next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Flier of the Week: Punk Indie Rock Wave Covers Night

    Dfactor and friends will be throwing down for a night of punk covers. The flier looks like it could have come straight out of the mid-to-late '70s, with kind of a New Wave meets punk rock vibe. And the flier isn't the only awesome thing we're expecting this Flashback Friday of sorts.A slew of your f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    William Fucking Reed, What Are You Listening To?

    William Fucking ReedReed deejays Sticky Fingers every Friday night at Bar Smith. For more info, visit Sticky Fingers' official website. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Currently, my car radio defaults to KWSS 106.7-FM, which hosts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Squeeze's Chris Difford on England, John Cale, and the Paul McCartney-Produced Record That Never Came to Be

    Coachella is a weird beast: In addition to hotly tipped acts like Avicci and Justice, big name standard bearers like Radiohead and The Black Keys, and holy-hell-they're-reuniting bands like Refused and At the Drive In, there's always a few bands that have just kept soldiering on, whose break-ups and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    fIREHOSE's Ed Crawford: "...It Was Our Job. We F**kin' Showed Up Every Day."

    It's always a questionable thing when a long-gone band suddenly reappears on the musical landscape. Too often the motive is obvious--money--and the performances laughable. Yet, there are those bands with the integrity to come back and do it right. More often than not, these are punk bands. (Remember ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Feist: Coming to Phoenix and Dropping Video for "The Bad in Each Other"

    ​You know, if Coachella didn't sell out in record time, I'd argue that a lot of Phoenicians wouldn't really need to head out to Indio to catch some big-time shows. M.Ward and fIREHOSE? Coming to Phoenix. Florence and the Machine? Coming to Phoenix. At the Drive In, Refused, Godspeed You Blac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Five English Riot Songs

    London is burning. Storefronts are busted. Looting is rampant. And rioters are reducing many of the city's buildings to piles of timber. But what is it all for?

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    The Roots, Miniature Tigers, Johnny Rawls, Djentrification, and Other Weekend Events

    The Roots are scheduled to perform at American Junkie in Scottsdale on Saturday during the Red Bull Soundclash.​Who'd win in a fight between local legends Miniature Tigers and the hip-hop icons of The Roots? Although its feels like we're making a Sophie's Choice between our two favorite children ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010
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    April 2, 2010

    Slash's Solo Album Stream: Hear It Before Its May Release

    Slash has a new record out...with the help of loads of famous friends.​When you used to be in a band with a guy that made arguably the most anticipated album of the last two decades, which turned out to be Axl Rose's epic failure Chinese Democracy, it's kinda hard to top the hype yourself. But ala ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2007


    (Cooking Vinyl)

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Roadhouse Blues

    Holidays? Get over 'em

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    The Atlantic Divide

    Ten bands that weren't singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy" in '06

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    Sittin' in the Waiting Room Chris doesn't give in when Gayle asks for extra toppings "Is this pizza really that good?" "How long did they say the wait is?" "Damn you, Oprah!" I couldn't help but eavesdrop a little bit on a recent visit to Pizzeria Bianco. It was a Saturday night, and I really do know bet ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006


    Hey! You got sex in my music

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    State of the Reunion

    The Impossible Ones will let you watch

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    February 16, 2006



  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Vinyl Fetish

    Henry Rollins rummages through his beloved record collection

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    The Briefs

    Punky pseudo-Brit good times

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    Band of Bees/The Redwalls

    Free the Bees

    De Nova

  • Culture

    April 14, 2005

    Caught on Disc

    Finding ultraviolence on DVD, and old-school punk on CD

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    The High Strung

    Musical underdogs pack big bite

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Stiff Little Fingers, Throw Rag

    Unofficial night of punk at Mason Jar

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Legendary Pink Dots

    Euro gloom rockers LPD perform at the Mason Jar

  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    The Princess & Me

    Everyone's favorite ogre is back for more

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Washboard Confessional

    Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Exploding Hearts

    Guitar Romantic (Dirtnap)

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    The Star Spangles

    Bazooka!!! (Capitol Records)

  • Music

    May 1, 2003


    Buzzcocks (Merge)

  • Film

    September 5, 2002

    New Order World

    In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs and, most of all, myths

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Elf Power

    Creatures (spinArt)

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    File Shearing

    After whacking Napster, the labels needed their own digital download alternatives, and fast. It shows.

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Dogs' Life

    British punk-era warriors Slaughter and the Dogs regroup for a shot at the respect they never got

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    The Liars Club

    The Liars Club (Self-released)

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Noise Annoys

    With its latest album, In It for the Money, Supergrass turns sonic clutter into highly interesting listening

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Bugs' Buffet

    Tempted by record company largess? Drink up and dig right in.

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Hey, Come On!

    Shunning the mantle of rock 'n' roll saviors, Verbena overcomes internal chaos to prove there's still some life left in three chords and an attitude

  • Music

    December 30, 1999


    11 great records paid for with your soul

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Never Mind the Academia

    A cultural generation gets an education in a new ultrascholarly analysis

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Cocked and Loaded

    British punk pioneers the Buzzcocks invade America again

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Hearts Full of Napalm

    Three decades after the fact, L.A.'s Streetwalkin' Cheetahs make good on that old Detroit Rock City promise

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Holy Rollers

    New compilation spotlights the growing underground force of the local Christian rock scene

  • Music

    August 22, 1996
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    July 25, 1996

    Hope You Die Before We Get Old

    The reunited Who and Sex Pistols cheat death one more time

  • Music

    March 14, 1996
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    May 25, 1994
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    May 4, 1994
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    December 1, 1993



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