The most interesting item to drop from the lips of recalled state Senate President Russell Pearce at Mesa's Red Mountain Tea Party meeting on Monday was not the fact that he's running for state Senate in Legislative District 25. Rather, it was something Pearce said to me as I buttonholed him ju ... More >>
Now that we all know most record companies are the loss leaders for their conglomerate parent company we always believed they were, you kinda wish just once someone at the label would say "I don't know how to do my job" instead of "We don't have a way of marketing you." That was the speech Aaron Be ... More >>
John Holmberg has been at the helm of Holmberg's Morning Sickness on KUPD for 10 years. The weight of the fact does not escape him. "Wow," Holmberg says over the phone, his trademark voice in full effect. "[That] makes me feel old. Makes me feel useless. This is not the way this [was] suppose ... More >>
A radio station in Columbus, Ohio, held a contest this week where the grand prize was a weekend getaway to Phoenix where the winner could spend their time "chasing aliens" -- presumably of the illegal variety.See? Not everyone's boycotting Arizona.However, if you were thinking "I bet Rush Limbaug ... More >>
Bowie doesn't like this. Not at all.The BBC is going through a huge financial overhaul and will be redirecting tens of millions of pounds to produce better-quality programming. One of the changes involves shutting down BBC 6 Music, and according to Twenty Four Bit, people, including David Bowie, ... More >>
Luke Holwerda Fallout Boy from last year's Phooson. One of the highlight's of last year's concert season undoubtedly was the superstar-studded Phooson put on by 104.7 KISS FM last December at Cricket Wireless Pavillion. (Relive the coverage by Martin Cizmar and Jonathan McNamara in all it ... More >>
We just spoke with Phoenix alt-radio station The Edge 103.9's General Manager, Nat Galvin and former and future program director, Marc Young, who confirm the station is now under the control of Riviera Broadcasting's creditors and undergoing a "format modification." Since Friday, the station has bee ... More >>
Arizonans travel to Washington D.C. for the inauguration. Philadelphia Eagles player Donovan McNabb's Chandler home has a beautiful lawn -- a vandal burned "Go Cards" in it. More media jobs lost: Clear Channel is cutting 1,500 in radio division. West Valley suspects zip-tied two people in a marij ... More >>
There have been some rumors going around that Tom LaPenna, owner of both the Marquee Theatre on Mill Avenue and prominent promotion company Lucky Man Concerts, is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and being bought out by media megagiant Clear Channel. But according to LaPenna, that’s not true.
Love Sponge is lookin' for some redneck rubes
Men in the hoods
Barry "Naw, I aint" Young, KFYI's pie-faced horse's patootie. Anyone who's ever read stroke-mag Hustler knows of a feature called "Asshole of the Month," wherein politicians, ideologues and media types are skewered. I'm thinking of starting a version called "PHX A-hole of the Week," to honor P-tow ... More >>
Someone's listening after all
Page against the machine
Say it isn't so
Morning jocks fight for gains after Howard's end
Howard Stern's switch to satellite means a whole new world for Phoenix radio. And for me
What does that concert really cost?
In a scandal-ridden election year, the top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote
Omaha's dance-punk gods try fame on their own terms
Activism, schmactivism: where's the real rock?
Dinner theater serves up the sweet stuff
What better way to await the end of civilization than with the pupu platter at Drift?
This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.
Two '90s Valley favorites, Beats the Hell Out of Me and 100 Iced Animals, re-form to honor and raise money for a fallen family member
Local designers look to go national
Fleetwood Mac remains a troubled, resilient love affair
A new federal law aimed at raves may put promoters of all music on the defensive
When does stage banter spell doom for open country discourse? And why?
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
The Zen of heavy metal, and the return of Dan Wexler
Letters from the week of March 6, 2003
Two local promoters come together; Kazaa cooks up response to the majors
The Zuni tribe's plans for Phoenix billboards were abruptly canceled by Clear Channel
Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.
The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?
Up (Geffen Records)
Bank One Ballpark gets ready to get down and dirty
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same