Sometimes it seems like wishing for a band to be famous is just the most polite way imaginable of wishing for all of its members to lead miserable, unloved, unfulfilling lives. Rest assured that when our writers got together to talk about Phoenix bands who deserve to be famous none of us meant it th ... More >>
Over the last few years Apache Lake Music Festival has made the just-barely-perceptible leap from curiosity to institution, and it's easy to see why; like most institutions, the core of it is a really simple idea done well: What if you could see a bunch of local bands in a novel, secularly fun setti ... More >>
If you watched the Rocky Point Cantina episode of Bar Rescue you may have noticed a lot of weird things about the episode--like how the bar they rescued is now boarded up and closed. Here's one you might not have caught: Local metal band Killing Spree playing to someone else's crowd. We talked to le ... More >>
Look, this could go either way: It could be that all the broken, empty-hearted Breaking Bad fans who've spent a month of weekends in their houses, talking about Breaking Bad with each other, decide to get some fresh air and see a show, and you'll be able to see some of your friends for the first tim ... More >>
As a Midwestern transplant, I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out what is summer and what isn't in Arizona. I left my last apartment in the spring, back in April, and arrived here two days later in the summer. From what I'm told, it will continue until sometime next April. But seasons were how ... More >>
One brand-new way to validate your musical tastes in front of your friends: Tell them that you were a fan of Huey Lewis and the News before he put on a raincoat and murdered Weird Al Yankovic with an ax. Murdering Weird Al is a classic sell-out move, but you can go see him in Chandler on Saturday ... More >>
Normally we showcase five interesting shows in Phoenix each week in this space. This week, Prince is playing four shows. It is, therefore, with the public interest in mind that we condense all four of those shows down to one White-Dwarf-dense ball of concert-recommendation. That and more after the ... More >>
This weekend is Prince Eve. We understand that. But if you're unable or unwilling to part with the kind of money it takes to see Prince in something smaller than an arena, you can divert yourself with any of these coming attractions:
There isn't a Coachella this weekend, so far as I can tell -- neither a real Coachella nor The Real Coachella, which honestly seemed like a better time. That leaves us, globally, with a notable shortage of people listening to music in weird outfits and from strange campsites. These five shows might ... More >>
That Damn Show, the Phoenix music institution most likely to lead into an extended, vulgar Abbott and Costello routine, is less than a week away: On Saturday, Bad Religion and 11 other local and national bands will file into Mesa Amphitheatre and play music that is probably going to be really loud a ... More >>
It's Monday, and I'm sorry about that. There was nothing I can do. But I bring good news: This week's Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix is further proof that they play live music during the week, and even on school nights.
Of all the things Merle Haggard and Sigur Rós have in common, this is perhaps the most important: They're both playing in Arizona on Friday. But that doesn't guarantee they'll end up in today's Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend. Of course, if you're at Country Thunder this weekend, ... More >>
As I announced a couple of weeks ago, I'm stepping down from the music editor position here at New Times, but it's with great pleasure that I announce that a more than capable gentleman by the name of Dan Moore will be stepping into the role.
Is this year over yet? Well, close enough. So in honor of 2012 we've dug through the past 12 months of stories looking for the greatest hits. Below you'll find the stories (minus most of the newsy stuff) that people clicked on each month. And if thousands of other people clicked on these stories, yo ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
By Dan Moore Psy's Gangnam Style is now the most-viewed YouTube video ever, and as we go to press Monday morning that means it's been watched coming up on 830 million times. That means that the single biggest pop culture event of 2012--the video you're most likely to talk about with your grandma at ... More >>