Following the success of last year's Bloom, an album that landed on many year-end best lists, you could say that Baltimore's Beach House has outdone itself. Unlike many contemporary artists, however, vocalist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally have avoided many genre tropes and firmly remain ... More >>
Daniel Johnston @ Crescent Ballroom|2/3/13An enthusiastic young man in the crowd shouts: "We all love you, Daniel!" Daniel Johnston, the grizzled man onstage, backed by a selection of Phoenix all-star players from Jimmy Eat World, Reubens Accomplice, Dry River Yacht Club, Boxhead Ensemble, Limbeck ... 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.
Editor's note: Last November Daniel Johnston missed a flight and was forced to reschedule his stop at Crescent Ballroom. But time flies, and this weekend, on Sunday, February 3, he's slated to make up his date with a special performance. We ran this piece from New Times contributor Chris Parker in ... More >>
What is Bon Jovi up to these days? The New Jersey-based band is about to partake in the 12-12-12 fundraiser benefit show to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy alongside Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eddie Vedder, and Dave Grohl. Jon himself worked ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
See also: Daniel Johnston Is Coming to PhoenixBy Matthew Reveles You know Axe, the company that makes body spray and hair care products for arch-douchers. And if you're reading this blog, you might even know Daniel Johnston, relatively obscure, indie cult hero, and tortured artist. Well, finally, t ... More >>
Legendary singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston is coming to Crescent Ballroom on Sunday, November 11. The mythic outsider artist and inspiration to Kurt Cobain (who famously wore a Johnston shirt), Beck, Bright Eyes, The Flaming Lips, more (see the tribute album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discov ... More >>
See also: M. Ward Discusses A Wasteland Companion, and His Arizona Ties to The Meat Puppets and Howe Gelb M. Ward Crescent Ballroom Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Following fIREHOSE's blistering set of punk jazz, I was almost worried that the hushed immediacy of Portland-based singer/songwriter/produce ... More >>
AnvilThis Friday the summer movie blockbuster season kicks into full swing with the release of Iron Man 2. Yes, there will be plenty of explosions, CGI special effects, sequels and remakes to last eager movie goers for the next few months.But just in case you want to skip the long lines, expensi ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Neo-Nazi J.T. Ready Handled with Kid Gloves by ABC 15, and Arizona Militia Decl ... More >>
Attention, all Phoenicians unable to attend SxSW this year: Don't worry. Sure, it's not as good as standing inches away from your favorite band in a trendy Austin club, but we've got the coverage to keep you satisfied. Mark C. AustinThe Von Bondies South By Southwest, Day Two In Photos The action c ... More >>
Margaret Cho and Dave Navarro share their sonic tendencies
Give it away, give it away, give it away now
Halfway through Sundance and still whistling a happy tune
M. Ward's recipe for political change: Let's ignore the president
Can Daniel Johnston keep the devil at bay long enough to be successful?
This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.
The Early Recordings Volume 1: Songs of Pain and More Songs of Pain (Dualtone)
2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose
Humpty Dumpty LSD (Latino Buggerveil)
Sharpen Your Teeth (Sub Pop)
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band
Emotionally fragile Texas legend Daniel Johnston ventures out into the wicked world
Where there's a Willis, there's a schizophrenic cult icon who can whup all of rock's mad geniuses
Driving Rain (Capitol)
Defying stylistic tags and genre hybrids, Austin's Knife in the Water makes music for the curious and melancholy with Red River
Multitalented artist Joseph Arthur finds reward in more than just song
For Wesley Willis, a mind is a terrible thing to waste
Yo La Tengo exposes indie rock to the emotional bonds of matrimony
SINGER KATHY MCCARTY'S DEAD DOG'S EYEBALL LOOKS AT THE COMPELLING, TROUBLED WORK OF DANIEL JOHNSTON