It's no coincidence local rockers Mergence have been likened to California's Cold War Kids. Not only is the Phoenix band a quartet, but it also has a knack for crafting bluesy, soul-inspired opuses -- kinda like those other guys. So it seems only natural that they would get the nod to rep the Valley ... More >>
Alt-country rockers Limbeck may technically be a Southern California band, but the group has number of ties to Arizona. "Comin' From Tucson" is about a long drive home after playing a show at Club Congress almost a decade ago, the band is good friends with Reubens Accomplice, who just so happens to ... More >>
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a petition to re-hear arguments that medical marijuana is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. In a split decision in May, a three-judge panel of the usually liberal court shot down the idea that the ADA allows sick or disabled peopl ... More >>
The recent 10th anniversary party for The Blunt Club saw plenty of old favorites making a return to the long-running hip-hop night. That includes former host Emerg McVay (who's been busy shooting music videos these days) and onetime resident John Hyder. While the 30something hip-hop selecta left b ... More >>
Gravely ill and severely disabled?Real sorry about that, but you should still be thrown in jail for using marijuana, says a ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lisa WhealyLisa Whealy Whealy is the CEO of Surface to Air Records and owner of Mountain Music Promotions. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Radio iPod. What's the first album you bought? Emerson, Lake, & P ... More >>
The last time we caught up with the Meat Puppets it was mostly to talk about the 'Arizona scene' after a rough week at Austin's South by Southwest music conference.Regrettably, I didn't even mention the band's new record Lollipop in that piece. But, yes, the Puppets put out a brand new record thi ... More >>
Denver's Mr. Pacman is scheduled to perform tomorrow night at Yucca Tap Room.Blues Harmonica Showcase at Rhythm Room (Thursday): A virtual "who's who" of both local and nationally-know harmonica maestros will be working their blues harps all evening long at the Rhythm Room, filling the joint with al ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano has some fun with Joe about 29 seconds inDespite horrendous mismanagement of his department, corruption, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into his office, and a federal grand jury looking to indict his sorry self, Sheriff Joe remains popular in some quarters outside of Mar ... More >>
Blasts from the past
. . . will it be any better than downtown Tempe?
Better be good
Atreyu puts miles on its van as it tours, but the California punk kids keep on screaming