August has begun, and with it, the countdown to the end of summer. (And there's non-literal meaning to that as well -- the Summer Ends Music Festival, which happens just after fall begins at the end of September in Tempe.) Blessed are the rains down in Phoenix this past weekend, allowing us a brief ... More >>
Marnie Wong Wong is the co-owner and trainer at Boot Camp Babes, a fitness program for women. Find out more information at www.BootCampBabes.com. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I'm totally digging Spotify right now. I'm all over ... More >>
See also: No Seriously, Chumbawamba Has a Storied Anarchist Past See also: Our Throwback Thursday Archives Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Wallflowers: The Only Band That Matters. Just kidding, but the Clash vibes from the band's new tune, "Reboot the Mission," are clearly intentional. It ... More >>
See also: Kelly Clarkson Nails Super Bowl 2012 National Anthem Maybe you're a Carrie Underwood fan, but for my money, Kelly Clarkson is the best American Idol the show has given us yet. I should probably clarify -- I've never been a big Idol watcher. I've always yay or 'nayed contestants post-sea ... More >>
Indie rockers White Rabbits are coming up fast and now they're on their way to potentially making it big. They recently appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman, and they released a fantastic music video for their single "Heavy Metal" in support of their album Milk Famous, which also just came ... More >>
Mallory Kregle Kregle is one of the FOX Sports Arizona Girls. Check them out on Facebook here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Usually 104.7 KISS-FM. Other than that, I usually have my iPod plugged in. There's nothing like jamming ... More >>
Lindsay Cates on the 1s and 2s Okay, so the 15 Favorite Songs thing. It happened. I freaked out a little (a lot) picking my selections, but it was a fun, in a self-aggrandizing way. I wrote yesterday that it was nearly impossible to do what the event asked: come up with 15 songs that you love a ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: The Eastside Jets, Muddy Moneys, Yus, and Westley AllenIf you're into scuzzy rock 'n' roll in this town, you know Westley Allen -- either from his time onstage with The Plainfield Butchers, his gig behind the bar at Time Out Lounge, or as the host of Erratic! Radio o ... More >>
Bob Dylan turns 70 today. The man who gave us "The Times They Are A-Changin'," the man who wrote "Like a Rolling Stone," "Mr. Tambourine Man," and "With God On Our Side." Over the years, he's influenced and remained busy. He inspired Sam Cook to write "A Change is Gonna Come," and even gave his ... More >>
This flier might look old-fashioned, since the image is from a vintage cigarette advertisement for Tiplaet, but don't think the show at Yucca Tap Room this Friday, May 14 will be fuddy-duddy. The bands on the bill, which include Mergence, Banana Gun, Honey Pistol, Sister Cities and Wizards of Tim ... More >>
Between The Buried And Me rock so hard that they have the power to levitate their instruments.North Carolina rockers Between the Buried and Me just released their 6th studio album - The Great Misdirect - on October 27. To celebrate this achievement in proper fashion, the band is taking their show ... More >>
Fun with despair
Berkeley punk rockers Green Day will adapt their multi-platinum, Grammy-winning, catnip-for-angst-ridden tweens album American Idiot to the stage, just in time to open Berkeley Repertoire's 2009/10 season. The musical will be the first for the vaunted Berkeley Rep's new, swanky Roda Theatre, a fitti ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara For fans it got harder and harder to breathe when Maroon 5 and Counting Crows took to the stage on September 10, 2008. Photos by Luke Holwerda Check out this slideshow of shots from the concert last night.
A pseudo-Michael Stipe shares what's on his MP3 player
Fun with despair
Carabba's Italian whine ages well
Phoenix's Metal Devastation fills the hole in the Valley death metal lover's heart
Who's behind Arizona's nonstop oddball rock time capsule?
Perfecting Loneliness (Jade Tree)
Back to Then (Hidden Beach)
Arteta's Good Girl transforms a Friend into a voracious cracker everywoman
Valley rockers Jimmy Eat World prove to be the stuff that DreamWorks is made of.
With his solo debut, the Negro Problem's singer-songwriter Stew takes pop in profound directions
Flighty front man Stephan Jenkins overflows with Third Eye Blind ambition
Philly kids Marah mine the sights and sounds of their hometown for a brilliant sophomore effort
Will new e-zine celebrating Failure succeed in spite of itself?
Saturday Night Live and DreamWorks Records team up for two not-ready-for-prime-time compilations
MC5 founder Wayne Kramer constantly competes with his revolutionary past and can still kick out the jams
Gloritone finds success by keeping it simple and loud
They're bad, they're nationwide, but this locally obscure band won't be Vitamin much longer
Beat Angel Brian Smith's 10 Greatest Atrocities in '96
THE YEAR IN MUSIC: IT JUST DIDN'T GET MUCH BETTER (OR WORSE) THAN THIS