There are an estimated 300 Grateful Dead tribute bands--by one website's account--including the Tempe-based Xtra Ticket. But of all those bands, only Dark Star Orchestra actually play the Dead.
Let us be a little clearer. DSO picks a Grateful Dead show from a list of thousands spanning the Dead's 4 ... More >>
As August comes to a close, I had the challenge of picking a fifth and final topic for drug month. There were plenty of options--alcohol, tobacco, Quaaludes, club drugs, bath salts, and so on, but I decided to go in a different direction this week. How about anti-drug songs? They're harder to come b ... More >>
Clubhouse Music Venue
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Strung Out plays in Vegas tonight, but that didn't stop the band from having a good time in Phoenix last night. Frontman Jason Cruz showed off Chris Aiken's brand new Fender signature bass and the band took shots to celebrate as they tore ... More >>
Bobby BrandNewOkay folks, start 'yer engines: It's looking to be a pretty good weekend for music in the Valley of the Sun. You've got a lot of choices to make. Do you want to take in the hippie-dippy good vibes of Citizen Cope? The anything goes, doom metal-to-psych punk Sundown Showdown fest ... More >>
Tempe residents who live near the Union Pacific rail line just north of Tempe will sleep easier this year after a "quiet zone" program takes effect later this month.Chandler and Phoenix are among the Valley cities that already have such programs, under which the railroad agrees that train operato ... More >>
If you can't get enough of songs like "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Cold As Ice" and "Urgent," then you're in luck because Foreigner is making their way to Phoenix in January.If punk rock, underground hip-hop, or cabaret punk are more your style, plenty of venues will be able to offer you ... More >>
Flashbacks are free, but the popcorn's gonna cost ya.The creatively-titled The Grateful Dead Movie, directed by Jerry Garcia, will be back in theaters for one night. That night is April 20 -- 4/20 -- which adds to the fun.
The film was shot in 1974 at one of the band's legendary five- ... More >>
Painter Charles Sanderson
I recently stumbled upon "Inside Creative Minds" a great local TV show. The show is an interview show where host Tray Goodman interviews creative people in Phoenix, rather like a local version of The Charlie Rose Show. Watching most of the 18 episodes in the last week I am ... More >>