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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
We'll Meet Halfway
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 >>
What's indie rock? Who cares? Here are 10 great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition
Meet the guy behind the Web site that could be the MySpace.com of music
Conviction is arresting
Classic rock lives on in the hands of youngsters the Redwalls
Hoping The Edge keeps tuning in
Achilles' Heel (Jade Tree)
Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.
Particle rides "space porn" and all-night shows to the cusp of breakout jam-band success
Tension makes great music
This time it's the woman who manipulates the man in Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things
The Kills want you to know that they don't want you to know about The Kills
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?
Valley rockers Jimmy Eat World prove to be the stuff that DreamWorks is made of.
Former Archers of Loaf leader Eric Bachmann pushes himself with an oddly introspective collection
The Friends of Rachel Worth
Local blues diva gets some Texas-size love from the Red-Headed Stranger
New Times' critical vultures swoop down to pick at the latest carrion and dross
Revolver goes to SXSW for music and free major-label beer