It's not often that band names are as straightforward as "Masked Intruder." They wear masks, they claim to be interested in breaking into your house and stealing your VCR, the end. Something like "Earth Crisis"--you're left wondering what the crisis is, and why they're named after it. Of course, Ly ... More >>
Michigan native and old-school rocker Ted Nugent may always be looking to ruffle a few feathers, but he is a bit of a softie at heart. Sure, he's incredibly outspoken politically and musically and to about every hunted animal on the planet. He's the same guy who named his 2013 tour "Black Power" (af ... More >>
Rampage Fest, ft. Dune Rats, Wax Idols, Nü Sensae, Allah-Las, and More @ Sail Inn|3/8/13The platter of varying delights that is Rampage Fest, a collection of SxSW-bound bands passing through the desert, offered a taste of beach-crashed pop-punk, sonically loyal garage rock, and blistering hardcore. ... More >>
Indie folk band Sundressed is a sad bunch, and that's good. Lead by singer/songwriter Trevor Hedges, the quintet thrives on all of those things that make pop music so endearing; you know, things like heartbreak, rejection, and misery. See also: -13 Bands You Need to Hear in 2013 -[Archive] That W ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
Kristy Aguirre Aguirre is the booker/promoter for Tickle Your Bone Comedy at Brigett's Last Laugh, Tuesday's at 8 p.m. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I'm without a vehicle at the moment, but when I did ... More >>
Nick Lowe has worn more than a couple stylistic hats in his over 40 years as a songwriter, performer, and producer. He played ambling country rock with Brinsley Schwarz, ushered in pub rock, punk, and new wave with solo records and production for Stiff Records, and eased into a remarkable career as ... More >>
See also: NASA's Curiosity Rover: Here's the Hi-Res, 360 Degree View of Mars See also: Our 10 Favorite Martian Songs in Honor of Curiosity My faith in humanity reached a new high when headlines concerning the Curiosity Rover flooded Facebook and Twitter. Were people really interested in science agai ... More >>
See also: American Artifact, FilmBar, 7/30/12 See also: See Alice Cooper's Dark Shadows Costume at the Musical Instrument Museum Make no mistake about it: Jazz was once dangerous. Jazz was once the music of the youth, a force as divisive as rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, EDM, and whatever is coming next. ... More >>
As the shortened NBA season comes to an end, last night's game between the New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers signified more than just the end of a dismal season for the Nets. It also marked the team's last home game in the Garden State. After 36 years in New Jersey, the Nets are scheduled to m ... More >>
This past Saturday Michael J.Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease, held his annual charity benefit, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's. While at the New York fundraiser, Fox busted out a guitar and reenacted the popular scene from 1985's Back To The Future where Marty ... More >>
River JonesRiver Jones Jones is the owner of local record label River Jones Music. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Growing up, I listened to KDKB, KUPD, KEDJ, and KUKQ. Now, I am always streaming music 24/7. But, in the car I liste ... More >>
Yep Roc RecordsThe wait has been cruel -- it's been two-years-plus since we reviewed Jesus of Cool, Nick Lowe's first solo album and the debut of a long overdue reissue series of the singer-songwriter's catalog -- but the re-release of Labour of Lust, Lowe's second solo outing, is kind. Out ... More >>
Universal MusicTo paraphrase what John Lennon said of Chuck Berry and apply it to Bob Marley's impact on his chosen musical genre, one could easily opine: "If you tried to give reggae another name, you might call it 'Bob Marley.'" Approaching the 30th anniversary of the Legend's death on Ma ... More >>
Eagle Rock EntertainmentReleased last month to theaters across the country for a special one-night-only screening, legendary concert film Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones is now available for home viewing on its first authorized release on Blu-Ray and DVD. Just another Rolling Stones c ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaThe Eagles long after hell froze over in Phoenix."We should just close our eyes, and maybe they'll sound the same," she says about The Eagles, the band we're headed to see. I'm sitting next to her in our crowded light-rail car. She smells of strong perfume, too strong, but her ... More >>
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