So, my girlfriend and I just broke up. Coincidentally, or maybe because April is just a shitty month, the inverse happened to Camille Standen, who wrote a piece for Noisey about how her shattered relationship ruined all the songs she used to love.
I can relate, but I wouldn't say my favorite songs ... More >>
With August behind us, we are inching closer to the sold-out Foster the People show going down at The Venue Scottsdale on Tuesday, September 13.
When the band's single "Pumped Up Kicks" came out, the dreamy synth pop sound washed over us like a wave of euphoria, even if we didn't catch the c ... More >>
Melissa FossumEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros perform last night at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival.Day 3, McDowell Mountain Music Fest Compound GrillSunday, May 1, 2011Last night I stood at the Compound Grill bar watching the president deliver a speech about the death of Osama Bin Lade ... More >>
Mumford & Sons would not like you to get your next haircut off of a scalper when they can sell you one.Chandler's Arizona Railway Museum is apparently not equipped to handle the Railroad Revival Tour that will bring Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Sh ... More >>
McDowell Mountain Music Festival named its headliners more than a month ago -- Edward Sharpe, Black Joe Lewis and Xavier Rudd probably having the most mass appeal. Now local independent web radio station Creamy Radio has announced the acts playing the local state they schedule.
New Times co ... More >>
Edward SharpePerhaps you've noticed that the ever-schizophrenic McDowell Mountain Music Festival alternates between hardcore jammy shit and cool kinda-indie shit. Flaming Lips and Matisyahu one year, Steve Kimock and Crazy Engine and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals the next.The 2011 lineup ... More >>
Shawn AndersonEdward Sharp and Co. on stage in Tempe."This place is crazy," the tour manager tells me on the phone, and, indeed, the Clubhouse in Tempe is crazy-packed for Tuesday's sold-out performance by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Before the opening act - Dawes, a folk-rock foursome ... More >>
American Negro.This week's music feature is on the local hip-hop duo American Negro and their belief that good beats and socially conscious lyrics belong together, even though they claim a lot of people can only get a handle on one, and not both.Craig Outhier talks with Alex Ebert, frontman for E ... More >>
Who would've thunk that this guy would outsell Coheed and Cambria at the Tempe Zia?Here's a look at what's selling this week at local record stores.MGMT's Congratulations holds steady with several number one spots, Record Store Day exclusives manage to still be selling well, especially at Revolve ... More >>
These babies were hard to get if you waited too long.Coachella is my favorite time of the year, like my birthday and Christmas combined. While I've been there before, this was my first experience documenting it on my phone, tweeting about camping, crowds and, umm, music.What follows is an annotat ... More >>
Justin Bieber. Deal with it.Oh baby: Phoenix is about to get Bieber Fever! Canadian pop singer/world-dominator Justin Bieber plays Jobing.com Arena this July. It seems you can't swing a dead cat these days without that same cat mentioning something about Justin Bieber. He has an absolute str ... 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 >>