Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
The 20-year-old outdoor amphitheater on the west side of Phoenix which switched its name from Desert Sky Pavilion to Cricket Wireless Pavilion a few years ago is now back to square one.This is no victory over corporate America. The low-cost cell provider's naming rights recently expired ... More >>
Phoenix's biggest theater has a new name.Live Nation, the concert promoter who owns the building at 400 West Washington Street formerly known as Dodge Theatre, issued a press release today saying we are henceforth to refer to the 5,000 seat venue as Comerica Theatre.In keeping with longstanding P ... More >>
Ever wanted to learn a ton of shit about the music biz without going to Brooklyn to get P. Diddy a cookie or riding in a van with Ian MacKaye as he talks about not eating animals or drinking beer? Mesa Community College has you covered.MCC has been beefing up it's Music Business program for a cou ... More >>
The old Nile Basement reopens
The just announced approval of the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger across the pond does not bode well for any American plansIn a move that many feared would happen, British regulators approved a merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation, the number one and two biggest ticket selling agencies in the ... More >>
Live Nation says it's 2-for-1 ticket deal is a hit, and will expand it. "After seeing sales increase by 300% over the previous weeks' promotions, with fans saving more than $350,000, Live Nation announced today that fan response has been so positive, the company's popular 2-for-1 concert ticket ... More >>
Live Nation wants to help you save money in this trying economy. The concert promoter will eliminate its service fees on more than five million lawn seats and hundreds of concerts throughout North America beginning Wednesday, June 3 for a 24 hour event.No Service Fee Wednesdays will kick off June 3, ... More >>
Tomorrow is Live Nation Southwest Chairman Danny Zelisko's 35th anniversary as a show promoter, and we'd like to extend a hearty congratulations. That's right, Zelisko booked his first show on June 2, 1974, bringing Englishman John McLaughlin's jazz-rock fusion group Mahavishnu Orchestra to Tucson ... More >>
Fresh off a weekend that found Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen and Morrissey all play one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in the U.S. -- in one day -- we find ourselves, as a music-loving society, head over heels for live acts with a touch of gray. It doesn't help that the festival in question, ... More >>
Local fans of The Killers have been waiting patiently for the band's upcoming gig at Dodge Theatre next month. It's been almost two years since The Killers last performed in the Valley, and local fans of the blockbuster post-punk band have been waiting oh-so patiently for their chance to see Brando ... More >>
There have been some rumors going around that Tom LaPenna, owner of both the Marquee Theatre on Mill Avenue and prominent promotion company Lucky Man Concerts, is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and being bought out by media megagiant Clear Channel. But according to LaPenna, that’s not true.
This week's flier comes from the vague world of raves. Local rave/EDM event promoters in the Valley are known for two-sided fliers -- some awesome art on the front, and oodles of info. crammed onto the back. For more info. on the event below, visit www.azinfoline. ... More >>
A new federal law aimed at raves may put promoters of all music on the defensive
Two local promoters come together; Kazaa cooks up response to the majors
Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.
The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?