List-centric website Livability.com has rated Tempe, Arizona, as one of the top-10 college towns in the country for 2014 based on employment and recreational opportunities. No one would mistake the site for a peer-reviewed scientific journal -- it's owned by moving-van companies, and it began its s ... More >>
Huge and old-timey show announcement today: The Decemberists will play Mesa Arts Center on August 11.The date comes at the end of the Portland indie-folk act's extended summer tour, which is in support of their January record, The King Is Dead. No support for this date announced yet but other leg ... More >>
It's possibly the oldest, loudest gripe in Phoenix's music scene: Why Tucson?By that they mean, "Why is this cool band that I really love playing that bumblefuck shithole down South when they could play our sprawling metropolis of interconnected stripmalls?"Electric Mustache's photographer/hatche ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaLoretta Lynn on the circular stage of Celebrity Theatre.It's been five years since Loretta Lynn's Grammy-winning collaboration with Jack White but it seemed even longer at last night's Celebrity Theatre show, where the Van Lear Rose era seemed long forgotten. Sure, a few curious hipste ... More >>
A collection of observations from the Dave Matthews Bands' performance at Cricket Wireless Pavilion, time-stamped by solo:Time: First violin solo (presumed)As DMB hit stage promptly at 8 p.m., the ticket line is not moving. The reason? A graying gentleman with a backwards Callaway ballcap, sunglasse ... More >>
It's not even Christmas, but we have our first piece of big summer concert news today: Dave Matthews Band is coming to Cricket Wireless Pavilion on May 6.Yes, it's time for "Dave" again, already.DMB's first studio record in four years (oddly produced by Rob Cavallo of Green Day and My Chemical Roman ... More >>
Tom McGovern and Janet Napolitano are running close in a cordial race for attorney general. But somebody has to win.