There are an estimated 300 Grateful Dead tribute bands--by one website's account--including the Tempe-based Xtra Ticket. But of all those bands, only Dark Star Orchestra actually play the Dead.
Let us be a little clearer. DSO picks a Grateful Dead show from a list of thousands spanning the Dead's 4 ... More >>
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Switching on the Grateful Dead channel this morning on satellite radio (yes, I have it preprogr ... More >>
Yesterday we ran a list of our most anticipated summer releases featuring, among others, Fiona Apple and Passion Pit.
Lo and behold, Apple announced a tour date in Phoenix, and now, we can add Passion Pit to the list. The indie-pop combo is heading to the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Tuesday, Septe ... More >>
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Here are links to those posts.
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McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Compound Grill
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McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Friday, April 13, 2012
Outside of The Compound Grill
Dark ominous clouds, chilly 70 degree weather, and one of the most superstitious days of the year couldn't keep music lovers away from the McDowell Mountain Music Festival kickoff last night in northern Phoenix.
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Galactic is scheduled to perform at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2012For the past few years, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival has hosted a mix of jam bands and indie rock fare in the parking lot of the Compound Grill.(Previous years have featured The Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe and th ... More >>
Yo Gabba Gabba! shows kids the right way to have a good time.Say no more, elitist parents: Yo Gabba Gabba! isn't just for kids anymore. What other children's show features awesome musical performances by some pretty big names on every episode? Kids love the music and parents like the substantial ... More >>
Stereogum, because I am too lazy to make my own screengrabIt's a pretty slow week for just announced shows, but be that as it may, this week truly is a case study in quality over quantity. D.C. punk revivalists Ted Leo & The Pharmacists lead this savvy pack of announcements, and they are ... More >>
Art PerryLou Reed and Laurie Anderson are scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Chandler Center for the Arts.
If you're the type who bitches how nothing ever goes on in Phoenix, please feel free to grab a nice steaming cup of STFU.
We've been referencing all week long on this very blog about how h ... More >>
By Martin CizmarNot a huge week for show announcements, what with the holiday and all, but we have a few, including Slipknot (with Coheed and Cambria!), Dark Star Orchestra and The Maine.I'm most excited about The Maine, who will be at The Venue of Scottsdale the day after Christmas. Here's their vi ... More >>