Place a finger on the 1980s punk scene and one band is still having impact some 35 years after forming: X. Mixing driving punk energy with rockabilly riffs, staccato rhythms, unexpected dual vocal drive, and socially conscious lyrics, X was a defining voice in the punk movement. Their uncompromising ... More >>
It's peculiarly fitting that these two punk trailblazers should arrive in town on the same night, because they've been inextricably bound together for more than 35 years since the beginnings of Los Angeles' punk underground. For one thing, they've endured, even though (or perhaps because) their me ... More >>
One Be Lo is scheduled to perform Friiday, September 23, at Club Red in Tempe. Making your weekend plans? We've already highlighted some of the best music going down this weekend, from the rock 'n' rolling Quarter Inch Crown, hardcore stalwarts H20, and the Music of the Old West performances at t ... 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:
Peter Case is a man with serious cred when it comes to power-pop. His '70s band The Nerves recorded the original version of "Hanging On the Telephone," which Blondie scored a hit with, and his '80s group, The Plimsouls, married Northern Soul grooves with strident, chiming melodies. In 1986, Case ... More >>
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Sawbones (Wagon Wheel)
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The Lucky One (Hightone Records)
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From blue movies to blues diva, Candye Kane did it her way
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