Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>
The wait, as they say, is finally over. You can cease all the speculation of who the hell is officially playing this year's Coachella as Goldenvoice unveiled the lineup in grand fashion. See also: -Who Is Really Playing Coachella This Year? -The Rolling Stones Aren't Playing Coachella, but Some ... More >>
See also: Vans Warped Tour 2011 See also: Hot Chicks at Wicked Tattoos at the Vans Warped Tour If you're going to The Vans Warped Tour this Thursday, look around and try to spot the dinosaur. It won't be a giant carnivorous lizard with huge teeth and disproportionately small arms. It will be me. ... More >>
NOFX Marquee Theatre Saturday, January 7, 2012 See the full NOFX slideshow here. Fat Mike painted a grim picture of Arizona a couple weeks ago. He was convinced that nobody goes to shows in Phoenix anymore because it's on its way to be coming the next Detroit. Sure, we've got our issues, but NOF ... More >>
Cannonball Pool Party Kickoff The hipster pool party is officially back. The promoters of Sticky Fingers and Retro Hi-Fi have come together for the all new Cannonball Pool Party at the Lexington Hotel. The summer's remaining Sunday afternoons are going to be all about looking hip, taking a di ... More >>
Chants of "Let's go Murphys" rang through the half-filled Marquee Theatre about 45 minutes before the opening band even took the stage. The mantra only grew louder throughout the night as the crowd grew to capacity and eventually beckoned the Dropkick Murphys out on stage for an en ... More >>
As a lifelong baseball fan, these lists come from the heart. Some lesser-known ballads will have their day in the sun while other too-oft worshiped pieces of garbage will finally be called out. I am not doing this to make any friends. It is all for the love of the game.
And don't let the talent and success of the Yanks fool you, some of the best Celtic punk outfits of the past and present still have their roots on the other side of the Atlantic. Here is a list of the top five groups that actually have members from the Emerald Isle (or at least close by).
A boy saved himself from a pack of wolves with a little help from Creed on Thursday, according to NME.Thirteen-year-old Norwegian student Walter Eikrem came across a pack of wolves on his way home from school. He knew not to run away from the wolves, so he quickly became resourceful and attempted ... More >>
Celtic punk rockers Flogging MollyStop me if you think that you've heard this one before: Flogging Molly is playing a St. Patrick's Day concert at Tempe Beach Park.In what has become a tradition neither delayed nor waylaid, the Los Angeles Celtic punkers have scheduled yet another show to celebra ... More >>
Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival has announced a full line-up for this June. No real surprises here: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, and the Flaming Lips are the top of the pile.The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, ... More >>
The original lineup of the Pogues, who impressed with aplomb last night at the Marquee Theatre."Tell me why people are willing to pay $60 to see an old fucking Irish punk band." This was the mandate that was handed down by music editor Martin Cizmar when I mentioned my desire to review last nigh ... More >>
Whoa! A little turkey and merriment and next thing you know it feels like months since we were hitting the blogosphere full force with all the music, arts and culture it can handle. We've got a lot to catch up on: Night Train Up on the Sun is counting down to the Light Rail opening on December 27 ... More >>
See more shots in our Dir en Grey slide show.By Jonathan McNamaraMarquee Theater wasn't at its most packed on Friday, November 28. Lines to the entrance were relatively short despite the routine bag checks. Inside, a crowd of fans clad in Dir en Grey shirts hung close to the barrier between them a ... More >>
All the gigs, parties and events you may have missed last weekend
Getting the Irish up
Get jiggy with them
Cold As the Clay
Long live punk
A day at punk rock's biggest summer tour takes more than just stamina
Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.
Flogging Molly's new album makes for a rocking Irish spring
Boston's Dropkick Murphys give rise to traditional Irish punk
June 24 - 30, 1999