A year is a tiny eternity in the restaurant industry and 2012 was no exception. We saw plenty of new players step onto the field, old favorites make their exits and some of those new players fail to make to make it work before the ball dropped on 2012.
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Jaein LeeChicago indie rockers Smith WesternsLet me be the first to say that the initial slate of just announced shows for 2011 is quite a dandy.It's the little moments like this that give hope that 2011 will be a much better year than 2010, and bringing home the hope is Chiacgo trio Smith Wester ... More >>
Who wasn't twisted over Keith Sweat circa 1996?There's no formal way of choosing which artist to write about for any given week's incoming shows. I usually just pick the one that jumps out at me and makes me harken back to the days when MTV actually played videos -- good videos. That's why K ... More >>
GWARDo you like blood? How about grown men in overblown, sci-fi/horror inspired costumes spitting buckets of it at you? Well then, you're in luck -- GWAR is coming to Phoenix this November.What started as a shock-rock outfit in Richmond, Virginia in 1994 has evolved into one of -- if not the -- m ... More >>
These young people play popular rock music.Zomg, you guys! This week's show announcements include the Jonas Brothers with Demi Lovato. If that news doesn't make your day, then I don't know what to tell you. What's that you say? Jonas Brothers not quite your bag? Well then let Limp Bizkit, Ice Cub ... More >>
Meet Chuck E. Baby... He might just be the best local musician in Phoenix. According the Arizona Republic, at least.Longtime PHXmusic.com readers may remember the scandal surrounding the "Best Local Band" category in last year's Arizona Republic readers' choice poll.
First, the paper put togethe ... More >>
We've already hit a lot of the highlights of this week's concert announcements earlier in the week (Yo La Tengo, Mars Volta, Monsters of Folk, The Voodoo Organist) but somehow a big one slipped through the cracks.Yes, Marcy Playground (pictured) is making their long-awaited return to Club Red o ... More >>
The Detroit Cobras bring their home town's garage rock sound to Phoenix.If you're a fan of The Love Me Nots, a local act that makes their bones playing originals inspired by the garage acts from the Motor City, you will not want to miss The Detroit Cobras at The Rhytm Room on May 27. Actually, anyon ... More >>
Art PerryLou Reed and Laurie Anderson are scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Chandler Center for the Arts.
If you're the type who bitches how nothing ever goes on in Phoenix, please feel free to grab a nice steaming cup of STFU.
We've been referencing all week long on this very blog about how h ... More >>
The Lives of Famous Men are scheduled to perform tonight at Chyro Arts Venue in Scottsdale.
As music editor Martin Cizmar mentioned in his post earlier today, the slate of concerts scheduled to go down from tonight until Sunday kinda pales in comparison to the overwhelming assortment of superstars ... More >>
Ministry of Love is scheduled to perform Friday at PHiX Gallery.
There's something of an indie/alt-rock bent to this weekend's slate of concerts, as numerous shoegazers, mop-toppers, and other shabby chic types will be performing around these parts sometime in the next 72 hours.
For instance, Fr ... More >>
DJ Deadmau5 is scheduled to spin tonight at Myst in Scottsdale.
While we're sure most of you are gonna be heading out west to the Cricket Pavillion to check out tonight's mega-sized Phooson shindig, there's more than just that concert going on this weekend. Here's our weekly rundown of the weekend ... More >>