There's a little bit of everything this weekend, including a band called 40lb Vagina. Seemingly all the local bands you're used to seeing playing around town are up at the Apache Lake Music Festival. There is a three-day R&B and smooth jazz festival, the Arizona Jazz Festival. And there is also a gi ... More >>
The Melvins. Maybe the most misunderstood band still out slogging it out on tour today. Maybe (definitely) brilliant, maybe mad, always noisily rocking out some of the best heavy sludge you'll ever hear, Buzz Osborne (guitar and vocals) and Dale Crover (drums) have been the core of the band which h ... More >>
These days, The Burning of Rome frontman Adam Traub is a happy man. His band's self-described "Jesus and Mary Chain doing a Spaghetti Western" style is fully realized on the Burning of Rome's new album, Year of the Ox (Surfdog Records), and in the last year, the band has shared stages with a number ... More >>
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Phoenix hardcore band Gay Kiss' released Fault in Decemvber 2012, which some consider to be one of the better heavy albums to come out of Phoenix in recent memory. Now, the quartet's work has paid off, in the form of an opening slot touring for punk supergroup Off! -- a Frankenstein consisting of Bl ... More >>
MelvinsCrescent BallroomJuly 12, 2013 It might be a good idea to take a drive by the Crescent Ballroom this morning and see if that place is still standing. I am pretty sure that the Melvins' blistering delivery of their noisy, sludge-y, smart, thick, and furious blend of motherfucking ROCK left th ... 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.
Here’s a handful of shows that were just announced this week.
Ten great discs that were, shall we say, underserved by the media but are more than worthy of your money and close attention
Hank Williams III hopes that country gold comes in threes
The Melvins are (still) willing to provoke and confuse