Editor's Note: An abridged version of this article appears in this week's issue, featuring 100 Songs that Defined Arizona. In celebration of Arizona's centennial, we spoke with local music icon Sara Cina about one of the earliest songs of renowned Tempe band Gin Blossoms.
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By any yardstick you wish to measure it, you probably owe Nico Holthaus a drink. If nothing else. Mill Avenue Inc, his 2008 documentary chronicling the corporate invasion of Tempe, is a talking history time capsule of the faces and places that made the Tempe music boom of the '90s happen. But it did ... More >>
Drew ReynoldsThree decades into their career, The Church were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame.While it's been more than two decades since Australia's The Church were anywhere near the mainstream in the United States, the band made, and continues to ma ... More >>
The legendary Doug Hopkins.This opening of Long Wong's on Apache and McClintock has certainly stirred up conversation. Its authenticity in regard to the original Long Wong's is in question, and there's even debate as to whether it should be referred to as a "re-opening" or a "grand opening." No ... More >>
Today is the 15th anniversary of what I'd say is the darkest day in the history of Arizona music. On December 5, 1993 Doug Hopkins, former guitarist of Gin Blossoms took his life. I'm not really the person to talk about this myself, having been 13 and living in Ohio at the time, but I wanted to shar ... More >>