I'm going defer to my esteemed colleague down the hall, Mr. Stephen Lemons, on this one: "Remember the '90s under Clinton? Eight years of peace and prosperity. And all the Rs had to kvetch about was Monica Lewinsky."
Lemons goes on to describe "Bubba" as a "rockstar," an apt metaphor as he rolls i ... More >>
British rock band The Cult have a new album out today, Choice of Weapon. It's good -- a remarkably heavy record without a trace of "heft for the sake of heft." The songs sound exactly like The Cult, but they aren't tired, no doubt enhanced by the presence of Chris Goss, the Joshua Tree-bred producer ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanWill Anderson at Hollywood AlleyWhen it comes to local music (and apparently, everything) all things must pass. So goes the reign of punk promoter Will Anderson, whose belly laugh, dirty Avail hat, and jovial smile have been a near-constant presence at punk shows in the Valley ... More >>
Even though it's another somewhat slow week as far as upcoming concert announcements go, it's a good week to be a rock fan.Gear up to buy tickets to the performances of some really solid talent.311, Chris Cornell, The Chariot, and other artists will be bringing their shows to town soon.The rest o ... More >>
All of the record covers by OFF!, the hardcore supergroup fronted by Keith Morris of Circle Jerks/Black Flag, and have been designed by punk-art icon Raymond Pettibon.On cover features the phrase, "I've heard some wild stories about the band" scrawled in Pettibon's signature style. The band, rou ... More >>
Artist: Liam's ProblemTitle: Liam's Problem EPBasics: Liam's Problem describes themselves as a "musical journey through rock, soul, funk and blues" and "as likely to be influenced by The Allman Brothers or Parliament Funkadelic as they are Led Zeppelin or Pear Jam."There is definitely a Pearl Jam ... More >>
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 >>
Photos By Jonathan McNamaraSee more shots from Tempe Music Festival.
This weekend Tempe Music Fest 2009 united us once again from scattered Valley citizenry to one cohesive force bent on rocking the hell out. This year Fergy and My Chemical Romance got traded in for straight ahead rock-'n'-rollers ... More >>
Submissions to our weekly You Asked For It local CD review column come in all kinds of packaging. We've received everything from CDRs with the title scrawled on the disc in barely-legible Sharpie to thoughtful, handwritten notes with handmade custom art. We've never had anything quite as polished as ... More >>