"The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it." --B.B. King "Metal confronts what we'd rather ignore. It celebrates what we often deny. It indulg ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note
New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001
Live Trane (Pablo)
A guided tour of the best releases across the musical spectrum
The kiddies should be lining up as we slap a parental advisory on the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases
Two new sets of reissues document the strange side of a pair of jazz giants
A load of the latest in heritage as Smokin' Joe gets nasty, Bill Frisell goes to Ghost Town, Greg Osby returns to form and everyone else gets the Gumbo once-over
Valley jazz musician Rob Schuh pounded skins, pumped iron, shot steroids, went to prison and almost died. Now the feisty trapsman has added an organ to his repertoire -- a transplanted kidney.