Elliott Smith

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week, 8/4 to 8/7

    August has begun, and with it, the countdown to the end of summer. (And there's non-literal meaning to that as well -- the Summer Ends Music Festival, which happens just after fall begins at the end of September in Tempe.) Blessed are the rains down in Phoenix this past weekend, allowing us a brief ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    25 Must-See Metro Phoenix Concerts in June

    Feeling warm? Don't let it get to you...seriously. Look, we know you're miserable now that the heat's really kicking in, but just crank up the A/C, grab a ice-cold beverage, and think happy thoughts. You can't stay inside all the time, especially there is many an excellent show to see during the mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Acoustic Duo Revizor Brings Flair to Long Wong's in Tempe

    What does emotional heavy metal sound like? Well, believe it or not, it's kind of folky, but mainly acoustic. It's mostly sad, but strangely fanciful and supremely intense. At least that's how Marivel Luna and Jesse Simms, the duo comprising local outfit, Revizor, describe it. The pair have been q ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2012
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    May 18, 2012

    Four Must-See Shows This Weekend (And One Psychedelic Movie)

    Saturday, May 19: Yellow Submarine @ AMC Desert Ridge The actual Beatles don't actually show up in the 1968 animated flick Yellow Submarine (not until the end at least, and that's not John, Paul, George, and Ringo providing voices), but don't let that dissuade you from taking in a special noontime ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Dead Confederate Release Live Album: "Dirty Ammo" Download for $1

    ​We're not doing a "Best Phoenix Concerts of 2009" list this year -- what with the economy and all, ya know? -- but if I did Dead Confederate's set at The Marquee would get serious consideration for my top 10.As I said at the time:Dead Confederate, who sound a little like a Bleach-era Nirvana as c ... More >>

  • Music

    April 2, 2009

    Matthew Reveles

    We'll Meet Halfway

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    You Asked For It: Matthew Reveles

    One of the things I love best about Bright Eyes (and yes, I unapologetically love Bright Eyes) is the way the band mingles so many rootsy sounds in songs that end up being totally contemporary. It's for that reason, and not just Matthew Reveles' vulnerable, emotive vocals, that I compare the Tempe s ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Independence Day

    What's indie rock? Who cares? Here are 10 great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Pandora's Boss

    Meet the guy behind the Web site that could be the of music

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Authority Solo

    Conviction is arresting

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    The Kids Are Alright

    Classic rock lives on in the hands of youngsters the Redwalls

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Ear Candy

    Hoping The Edge keeps tuning in

  • Music

    November 4, 2004
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    May 27, 2004
  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Pedro the Lion

    Achilles' Heel (Jade Tree)

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Washboard Confessional

    Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Amassing the Particle

    Particle rides "space porn" and all-night shows to the cusp of breakout jam-band success

  • Music

    October 16, 2003


    Tension makes great music

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Shape Shifter

    This time it's the woman who manipulates the man in Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Killing Joke

    The Kills want you to know that they don't want you to know about The Kills

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Brave New World

    No makeup. No gimmick. No shtick. But does Mesa's fast-rising Jimmy Eat World really stand a chance against the likes of Britney and the Backstreet Boys?

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Let It Bleed

    Valley rockers Jimmy Eat World prove to be the stuff that DreamWorks is made of.

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Crooked Pain

    Former Archers of Loaf leader Eric Bachmann pushes himself with an oddly introspective collection

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    The Go-Betweens

    The Friends of Rachel Worth

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Shotgun Franny

    Local blues diva gets some Texas-size love from the Red-Headed Stranger

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Suck 'n' Cover

    New Times' critical vultures swoop down to pick at the latest carrion and dross

  • Music

    April 1, 1999
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    April 2, 1998

    Lone Star Trek

    Revolver goes to SXSW for music and free major-label beer

  • Calendar

    March 12, 1998
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    October 9, 1997
  • Music

    June 5, 1997