[Editor's note: The following post by Houston writer and ESL teacher Shea Serrano was named the best blog post of the year in the first-ever Voice Media Group music writing awards. Originally published by our sister blog, West Coast Sound at L.A. Weekly, it's a hilarious real-time account of an afte ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
So, hey, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame went ahead and announced their Class of 2013, which this time around, includes Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and someone called the Disco Queen, Donna Summer. Those that were nominated, but didn't make the cut included Kraftwerk, Deep Purple, Joan Jett and ... More >>
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 >>
It's been a week of sad news: The auto world lost Carroll Shelby, Vidal Sassoon's passing shook up the fashion realm, and Mary Kennedy is once again stirring up rumors of the Kennedy curse. Today, the world of music has lost another great voice. Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco passed away this morn ... More >>
My favorite moment of Herman Cain's "That's it, I'm out of here" speech was when quoted Donna Summers' "Power of One," a favorite "poem" of us, and coincidentally, the theme from Pokémon 2000. Brad Dwyer features another kids show in this week's installment of Record Heat, the much-loved Y ... More >>
Alice Cooper will be inducted to Rock's hall of fame.Congratulations, Alice, you're headed to Cleveland.Alice Cooper, the shock rocker raised and residing in Phoenix (Detroit is also trying to claim him today) has been selected for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on the ... More >>
Local boy Alice Cooper is up for induction into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Better news yet, this year's field is so weak he appears to be a shoo-in.Actually, this year's list of 15 nominees is probably no weaker than last year when, somehow, ABBA was inducted into the rock and roll h ... More >>
This year's big fundraiser for the Phoenix Symphony is going to be a little different. First, it's going to be in mid October instead of on New Year's Eve. Second, Donna Summer is the featured performer. Yes, the incomparable Donna Summer, known for such hits as "Love to Love You Baby," "Hot Stuf ... More >>
The artist formerly known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.Maybe it's the weather (or something in the water), but it seems like the most of the dang Valley has gone goo-goo for Lady Gaga. By our count, there are three different after-parties following tomorrow night's sold out concert a ... More >>
There are countless reasons why folks move to the PHX: new jobs, lower cost of living, uh...hotter women. DJ mig50 came here because of the Shizz. The 26-year-old musician became a die-hard member of the local music discussion board while living in Missouri and decided to relocate to Phoeni ... More >>
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