The beautiful excited girls dancing on the TV screen were the ones who caused Lewis Ray Cammarata to go into music. That was when he was watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. Cammarata remembers it likes it happened yesterday because his dad was wincing with disgust, but his mom thought the ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed, since Oct. 6, 2012 (the 50th anniversary of the release of "Love Me Do"), we've been on a half-century celebration cycle in which we are scheduled to relive every Beatles innovation, every release of the Beatles' landmark career in real time, right until the inevitable 5 ... More >>
For 40 years--a pop music eternity--the four original Rascals, among the only '60s bands still with all its original members, have been at war with each other in various combinations. For too long The New Rascals (with Dino Danielli and Gene Cornish) and Felix Cavaliere's Rascals have toured in comp ... More >>
"You know, I'm no different from everybody else, I start each day and end each night..." So spoke David Cassidy during a break in the Partridge Family's second hit single "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted." But he is different. Different from you, who's never appeared working alongside Gary Busey ... More >>
Of all the estimated 80 million people who saw The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 to catch a first glimpse of The Beatles, maybe 10,000 of them formed groups. Maybe 1,000 of them made charting singles. Only one of them was a performer on the Sullivan stage that night. Davy Jones performed that ... More >>
It's been a long time since The Secret Fox, Phoenix's brightest (only?) Guided by Voices tribute band took the stage. Like, over 10 years long. "I'm not exactly sure of dates," says guitarist Jim Adkins (yeah -- that Jim Adkins). "But you could still smoke in bars, so it was a while ago." But wi ... More >>
Part 1: Crashdïet LIVE at the Waffle House America is ready for Crashdïet! That's right, we've got Sweden's prime exporters of "sleaze hard rock" in their first American vidcast appearance. Makes ol' Serene Dominic feel a bit like Ed Sullivan to be able to introduce to you for the first t ... More >>
Mike Viola is one of those guys you've heard a hundred times and not realized it. He's the vocalist singing "That Thing You Do" (from the 1996 film of the same name); his '90s band The Candy Butchers scored serious buzz along side his friends Fountains of Wayne; he's written songs for Get Him to ... More >>
Dick Dale and his boy Jimmy.Dick Dale is the King of the Surf Guitar. Actually, the Boston kid turned OC beach bum pretty much invented the guitar sound associated with everyone from Brian Wilson to Wavves.So it makes sense that Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum is super stoked about his Januar ... More >>
courtesy of Arizona Broadway TheatreJustin Jutras is the swoon-worthy Conrad Birdie in ABT's Bye Bye Birdie.Martha J. Clarke and the costume shop of Arizona Broadway Theatre have done it again. From the cowboy-print pajamas on little brother Randolph to the huge, crinolined confections on the wives ... More >>
Girl Power: Females Flock to Cricket Wireless Pavilion for No Doubt and Paramore Right now my ears are ringing something fierce after enduring a non-stop auditory assault of thousands of tweens and teenyboppers girls screaming in absolute elation during No Doubt and Paramore's show at Cricket Wirel ... More >>
Back when I was a young 'un, I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a gentleman by the name of Ellas Otha Bates. Mr. Bates was a guitar player and singer of great repute, and when he pulled into town with his band for a gig, I decided to take a shot at interviewing him for the local weekly ... More >>
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