I was watching the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony the other day. I usually don't watch a lot of made-for-TV rock and roll stuff, mainly because they try to be everything to everybody, but I couldn't resist tuning in to watch the RRHOF rectify the biggest of many head-shaking omi ... More >>
Jack Howell Howell has been the producer/engineer/musician/owner of WilloDisc Production House since 1989. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KWSS 106.7 FM. What's the first album you bought? Michael Jacks ... More >>
Nick Lowe @ The Musical Instrument Museum|10/1/12If the tag "The Jesus of Cool" strikes you as hyperbolic or overblown, you've never watched 63-year-old Nick Lowe strut onto the stage, strap on his big Gibson J-200, and proceed to crack jokes and break hearts for 90 minutes. Lowe, with his easy En ... More >>
What's Selling is now a battle of the best, a local music duel of sorts. Stinkweeds and Zia are going head to head with indie versus hard rock, rap and hip-hop.Which of two record stores had the best compilation of top 10 albums this week?
Peter StorchOh, how we've missed podcasting to the music fans of the Valley. Well, music editor Martin Cizmar and I are back with a new one, with nine new-ish songs and lotsa banter about music, including the artistic achievements of Sufjan Stevens, a great new song by local band Gospel Claws, wh ... More >>
Artist: Elvis Costello Title: National Ransom Release date: November 2 Label: Hear Music I really wish it weren't the case, but I'd have to file the new record by Elvis Costello under "For Completists Only" (of which I'm sure there many when it comes to Elvis Costello fans). If you heard hi ... More >>
Couldn't have said it better myselfLast week, I brought you the brilliant Tumblr Album Tacos, and lives were forever changed. Yeah, I said it -- someone photoshopping tacos onto various album covers is a life-changing event.Well this week bears the fragrant fruit of Twitter Discographies -- ... More >>
Muse and Silversun Pickups at US Airways Center You guys saw that, right? You watched the veils drop on the three towers revealing all three members of British arena rockers Muse as they ripped into "Uprising"? You saw them perched over 20 feet high on their respective stages, the lights shin ... More >>
When an artist's repertoire is as wide and varied as Elvis Costello's, it's hard to know exactly what one will get when attending his concert. Last night's show at Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater had all the trappings of a toned-down affair: The amphitheater's lush lawn was covered in bl ... More >>
Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater will be busy this spring as the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has released a schedule that includes Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Brazilian guitarist Gilberto Gil and more. Pump It Up - Elvis Costello & ...
Here’s a handful of shows that were just announced this week.
With a coat of Toussaint
The family-size box
The River in Reverse
When We Float the River
Catchy, with gloom
Brains, sweat, and booze
Almost You: The Songs of Elvis Costello (Glurp Records)
2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose
When I Was Cruel (Island Def Jam)
Don't Let Me Lose My Mind (Bodyguard)
In ABBA's old studio, Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie von Otter reinterpret pop music history
What the World Needs Now...
The newly rediscovered Burt Bacharach has a history most fans have never even heard about
Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music
Fred Green explores new rhythmic permutations on its third album
Elvis Costello's recent collaboration with Burt Bacharach restores order to his maddening decade
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy sinks his Summer Teeth into the sugary pop he was always meant to play
A recap of the releases that made it worthwhile to own a CD player in 1998
Two new releases pit the new songs of Bacharach & Costello against the old classics of Bacharach & David
With its new album, Superdrag takes a trip into new sonic territory