Father's Day is just around the corner (June 15 for you slackers), and whether you've had the pleasure of yielding your own spawn or owe it to your old man for teaching you life hacks, there's a new reason to love fatherhood -- it revived Failure.
So, the music video on MTV as a promotional tool is a thing of the past, is it? Well, on July 1, Fervor Records announced that you could see the new Glass Heroes video for "Let Me Down" on MTV.com, the reformed music channel that's trying to establish its website as a one-stop band listing like Reve ... More >>
There's been a growing cacophony coming from inside Last Exit Live in recent weeks, including plenty of banging, thumping, and grinding. Such clamor isn't from any ear-crunching local hard rock acts testing out the soon-to-open downtown Phoenix bar and music joint, however, but rather from a flurry ... More >>
While Mother Nature continues to wreak havoc on our thermostats, most people are bundling up and keeping indoors during the chilly season. Everyone except California-based reggae rockers Rebelution that is. The Santa Barbara-natives are ditching the warm embrace of their sandy sunny digs to embark o ... More >>
The terms "black metal" and "benefit show" may not seem like they go hand-in-hand, but you'd be amazed at the amount of love coursing through veins of local act Blessedbethyname. This industrial black metal band is one of the best known metal bands to come out of the Valley of the Sun, where they ... More >>
Citizen Cope @ Marquee Theatre| 9/25/12I understand that going to a concert isn't like going to the movies. What I want to know is why. Why should it be any different? You pay more for concert tickets. You're expected to behave in a particular fashion during them. But Citizen Cope's performance ... More >>
When most bands perform, they've had plenty of time to rehearse their set and get it down perfectly before getting on-stage. For the members of Judd, they won't have any idea what lyrics or melody they're singing until their show, and that's how they like it.
See also: We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air See also: Lamb of God Controversy: Tempe Metal Band TOAD Sounds Off The continued incarceration of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic in alleged connection with the death of a fan in 2010 ... More >>
Hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj is bringing her "Pink Friday" tour to Phoenix on Tuesday, August 7, at Comerica Theatre. The 14-date North American tour finds her skipping some pretty big cities (L.A. and Philadelphia get radio shows) on her first headlining tour, but returning to Phoenix after suppo ... More >>
30 years is a long time. You might think that after 30 years in a career as unique and unpredictable as They Might Be Giants, (college rockers to children's rockers) principals John Linnell and John Flansburgh might be wondering how much longer they can keep it up, but that's not the case according ... More >>
It's been two years since Brandon Lee, longtime bassist for Phoenix-bred trip-hop/alternative band Chronic Future and founding member of indie record label Modern Art Records, moved to Brooklyn, New York. Since then, big things have indeed been happening for B-Lee in BK (along with the rest of ... More >>
Galactic is scheduled to perform at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2012For the past few years, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival has hosted a mix of jam bands and indie rock fare in the parking lot of the Compound Grill.(Previous years have featured The Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe and th ... More >>
Emma McIntyreEarlier this year The Sheepdogs became the first unsigned band to land on the cover of Rolling Stone after they won the magazine's Choose the Cover contest. Although they toured extensively before they entered the contest, their world was turned somewhat upside down when they finally ... More >>
48 Hours Festival was insane. Picture this: more than 20 heavy-hitting rock bands, VIP pool cabanas in the middle of a Vegas parking lot, and lounges with such names as Debauchery and the Godfather, moonshine, strippers, and massages, all fenced in at the Luxor Festival Grounds in Las Vegas. ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsOutdoor concerts: Survival of the fittest.As temperatures continue to rocket upwards of triple digits here in the Valley, the idea of going to an all-day concert at an outdoor venue sounds like an adventure in masochism. Today, the Rockstar Mayhem Festival (featuring Disturbed ... More >>
Zack's been coming to AZ long before 1070 was an issueWhen I read the recent Salon.com article "How a boycott meant to save Arizona is hurting it," I wondered to myself how its author, a woman by the name of Drew Grant, ended up writing such an insipid, one-sided piece about the Sound Strike, a piec ... More >>
Enrique Iglesias wasn't down to be on board with Britney for an upcoming tour after all, according to the Amplifier.Only two hours after Britney made the tour announcement on Good Morning America, Enrique bailed from Britney's tour, and I sure don't blame him.Enrique dropped out without an explan ... More >>
In perfect Girl Talk fashion, the good people of Goldenvoice set up a surprise late night release of Coachella's overwhelmingly impressive lineup.Many of Michael Lopez's lineup predictions were spot on. The Strokes made the cut, as did Duran Duran, although on a different day than what Billboard ... More >>
It's official: Dispatch will be touring this summer. Indeed, a reunion is in order.The band made the announcement after an ongoing countdown on their website that ended at midnight on New Years Eve.Sorry, Phoenix, but they're not coming here. They will be at Red Rocks though.
Taylor Swift may be headlining the 2011 version of the Country Thunder music festival in Arizona.The event's organizers sent out a press releases today announcing the dates for the annual hootenanny: April 7-10, in Florence where the festival has been staged at Canyon Moon Ranch since outgrowing ... More >>
The Maine are playing a much-hyped show at The Nile Theatre in Mesa next Friday.Actually, though, that's just the mid-point in a massive tour to promote their Billboard-charting second album Black & White. They team up with Never Shout Never for a tour of small theaters and large clubs starti ... More >>
Grammy Award winner performs under the stars
Folk rock legend finally gives Phoenix a show
Motörhead meets Mr. Rogers at cave-jam dance party
Local fans of The Killers have been waiting patiently for the band's upcoming gig at Dodge Theatre next month. It's been almost two years since The Killers last performed in the Valley, and local fans of the blockbuster post-punk band have been waiting oh-so patiently for their chance to see Brando ... More >>
It seems like everyone is becoming enamored of local indie rock outfit Miniature Tigers and their catchy songs these days, including Ben Folds. The Sony power pop pianist is reportedly a fan of the band and decided to tap them as an opening act for an upcoming tour of of the eastern United States n ... More >>
Since debuting last year, The Edge 103.9's monthly Third Thursday free concert series has featured headliners that easily fall into one of two categories: burgeoning and innovative indie-style bands or old-and-busted '90s has-beens and one-hit wonders. Last night's event along Craftsman Court in Sc ... More >>
This week's "Flier of the Week" comes from Tempe indie rockers The Maine. After a long summer tour with Boys Like Girls and Good Charlotte, the band will be playing a hometown show on August 30. Check it.
By Jonathan McNamara Where have you heard of Cousins of the Wize? Attendees at the Summer of Sound Hip Hop show will remember the Cousins opening up for headliner Zion-I with their lyrical rhymes and saxophone hooks. We called out for MP3s and Cousins of the Wize answered. Check out their track " ... More >>
Here come the big boys of summer
Do-gooders spread the wealth with unorthodox rock fest
Jazz and blues singer Candye Kane has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is scheduled to have surgery on April 16. The singer, who has shared stages with everyone from punk bands like Black Flag and Social Distortion to alt. county mainstays like The Blasters and Dwight Yoakum, is best known ... More >>
Rockin' and rollin' ´til the cows come home