Instead of bitching about the weather, like we usually do here, let's instead think of reasons why 113-degree temperatures are actually good. After all, if you live in Phoenix during the summer, the world is your sauna, am I right? And to think some folks like to be indoors when they need to have a ... More >>
It's almost that time of year to enjoy funnel cakes and ferris wheels again, as the Arizona State Fair approaches. The event is known for its games and attractions, but don't look past the musical entertainment. The festival has started by releasing a few names that will be coming to town, with mo ... More >>
You've got less than a month of shopping days until you think about doing Black Friday for a minute and then just decide to go closer to Christmas instead. In the meantime, consider giving yourself the gift of any of these five must-see Phoenix shows.
It's hard to figure out exactly what to make of modern country's flirtations with genres outside Nashville's rustic confines. Taylor Swift's Red incorporated an (ever-so-slight) dubstep wobble into her pop-country frame. The Zac Brown Band is covering Metallica live. Former Hootie and the Blowfish f ... More >>
It's not often that band names are as straightforward as "Masked Intruder." They wear masks, they claim to be interested in breaking into your house and stealing your VCR, the end. Something like "Earth Crisis"--you're left wondering what the crisis is, and why they're named after it. Of course, Ly ... More >>
Editor's note: Every couple weeks, Alan Scherstuhl, the film editor at our sister publication The Village Voice, will be taking a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak. We're happy to share his findings. By Alan Scherstuhl Brad Paisley, Southern Comfort Zone Current Billboa ... More >>
See also: Q&A: Darius Rucker: "Even If I Wasn't Playing It, I'd Be Listening to Country." See also: Seven of Music's Most Beautiful Mustaches to Inspire Your Mustache Movember Growth [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's ... More >>
For those that crank pop country radio out of their pick-ups, Darius Rucker is the breakthrough solo singer with a silky baritone and two chart-topping albums. For those that haven't turned on a radio in ten years, Darius Rucker is perhaps more recognizable as the leader of 90's pop-rock balladeers ... More >>
Guess who's looking a lot older and more strung out than last time anyone saw him? Good ol' Jason Mraz. You'd think that someone who has "the remedy" would easily be able to keep himself from looking like an aging schlub of a musician. Au contraire, mon frère. Simply observe -- he looks something l ... More >>
Tonight's the night: Darius Rucker's coming to town. Now don't rule your eyes --anyone who digs country pop shouldn't miss the chance to catch Rucker perform. The guy's an anomaly, less because he's an African American in country and more because of his unlikely comeback stride. When was the last ... More >>
A lot of things about last night's CMAs confused me. For example, why was there not a break in the middle so ABC could broadcast Modern Family at its regularly scheduled time? And why did no one (rightfully) interrupt Taylor Swift to point out how much better Beyonce is than her?Oh, and why was H ... More >>
Back to Then (Hidden Beach)
Star-struck Hollywood hopefuls fight to make the scene in Phoenix's filmland fringe.