Call us huge nerds for making such a comparison, but local superstar DJ export Z-Trip has a few things in common with Doctor Who. Stick with us on this one for a moment. Both, for instance, scamper through the annals of history in pursuit of their raison d'être via equipment that's a bit on the obs ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Listeni ... More >>
Luke Holwerda Gorillaz Comerica Theatre 10/26/2010 Twelve years ago Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett decided to create a cartoon band. The concept was to separate celebrity from pop music. This was the perfect vehicle for someone like Albarn, who is probably best known as the front man for B ... More >>
Otis Jackson Jr. (a.k.a. Madlib) wins the award for the coolest bedroom ever.With apologies to Russell Simmons, Madlib's arguably the hardest working cat in hip-hop.Besides creating his own jams and flows under a few different noms de guerre (Quasimoto, Sound Directions, Yesterday's New Quintet), th ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar Q-Tip is a perfectionist. Or so he said Monday night as he derailed his show one song in, taking a five-minute interlude to adjust the sound. “Any of ya’ll bloggers out there? Any bloggers?” he asked. “So when you blog about this, just be a little gracious. ... More >>
So Much Silence is an awesome little music/mp3 blog run by a guy named Kevin Murphy, who seems to have pretty goddamn good taste in music. He also does some pretty nifty shit, like putting together a mix of the "Essential Q-Tip Mix," side A of which he posted today. He's also got a tight-ass Four Te ... More >>
As of today, the voting is open for the '07 PLUG Music Awards, the indie market's version of the Grammy's, or, uh, not really. PLUG's pretty tight though, giving ups to artists that wouldn't otherwise ever see an award or trophy. And it's all based on internet voting, so it's a bit more populist tha ... More >>
Tommy Boy's founder reclaims history from hip-hop's dustbin
Hollywood Alley's thicker than super-chunky Skippy as the Crown City Rockers help celebrate Blunt Club's birthday
More party than usual
For pennies a tune, you can build a primo music library and support free enterprise in Russia
Back like dat
How ugly ads, good beer and neurology make an artist
Forget caroling. Here's a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your Yule log
Socially conscious, lyrically lush
Thugs rap, rap, rapping at the door
Hip-hoppers reunite, with a "slightly more peaceful demeanor"
Old-school hip-hop is ready for a revival
Here to There (BBE)
Paullelujah! (Coup d'État)
A Gangster and a Gentleman (Ruff Ryder), (Past, Present and Future) (Capitol), Lord Willin' (Star Trak)
Racing to release part two of its Art Official Intelligence trilogy, De La Soul finds itself at a crossroads
The Sneak Attack (Koch Records)
Black Eyed Peas hope they're luckier in 2001 than they were last year
DJs Megadef and Fact bring a touch of youth and New York flavor to the local hip-hop scene
Fantastic, Vol. 2 (GoodVibe)
Like Water for Chocolate
The Jungle Brothers continue to chart new territory on their latest effort, V.I.P.
N.Y.-bred Lyricist Lounge explodes on the hip-hop nation with a national tour
Seventeen years after its advent, sampling remains mired in legal and aesthetic controversy
IF YOU'VE GOT CASH IN YOUR WALLET AND TIME ON YOUR HANDS, BOXED SETS ARE FOR YOU
WHITE MEN CAN'T RAP. OR CAN THEY?
Wouldn't you like to be Sgt. Pepper, too?