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 >>
"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 >>
Self-taught singer/songwriter Taj Mahal has grooved with everyone from The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton to blues progenitors like Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, and Muddy Waters. Like his friend Ry Cooder, he navigated the twisting waters of the late '60s and '70s session scene of Santa Monica, before ... More >>
Both Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks had solid, long-running solo careers when they decided to form a band together. That they'd been married almost 10 years made the decision somewhat easier, but in a fickle world of music consumerism, it's never really easy to start over.
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Drugs are responsible for lots of great songwriting, so every Friday in August, we're going to take a look at various drugs and their impact on popular music.
Disclaimer: I've never actually snorted cocaine, so I'm going to assume that Chuck Klosterman's d ... More >>
Eric Clapton is one of those "guitar gods" who gets all the respect afforded by classic rock radio and guitar player magazines, but not much from rock critics in general.
Maybe it was the adult contemporary sounds of the '80s and '90s, but it's hard to imagine some young punk scrawling "Clapton is ... More >>
Photos by E. GrovesElvis' 1975 Martin D28 acoustic guitar. In the background are guitars from Eric Clapton (left) and Johnny Cash (right).The Musical Instrument Museum already boasts some cool rock 'n' roll relics, including an Eric Clapton guitar and John Lennon's piano. But on Sunday, June 19, ... More >>
Bring in Le Noise, bring in da funk.Neil Young stole the top spot on the chart this week at Hoodlums Music and Movies.Guitar king Eric Clapton also made the list with his latest album, as did classic rocker Robert Plant with his most recent release. English indie pop band Mumford & Sons slipp ... More >>
Nate Anderson at the Compound GrillWelcome to 21 Questions, a regular feature where PHXmusic.com goes to the favorite hangout of a notable Phoenician and asks the "big" questions. This week we met up with Ear Candy's Nate Anderson at the Compound Grill. Name: Nate AndersonAge: 28Occupation: ... More >>
If you thought the newly opened Musical Instrument Museum was diverse in its selection of exotic instruments from around the world (where Nigerian hausa trumpets and a Burmese saung guak harp are housed in the same building as Eric Clapton's stratocasters), try checking out the multifaceted l ... More >>
Minibosses 10th Anniversary Show at Yucca Tap Room
It's official. The Minibosses have been rockin' covers of 8-bit tracks for a decade. To celebrate, the band played a full on set of their classic game renditions at Yucca Tap Room on February 27, 2010...see photos
A Storm of Light & V ... More >>
The Valley poet, who has participated in poetry slams both locally and nationally, hosts Sound Effects poetry open mike every Friday night from 7-9 p.m. at Mama Java's Coffeehouse in Phoenix.
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Super Hero Battle at Scottsdale Fashion Square
Improv AZ and AZ Cacophony hatched a sinister plan for last weekend: assemble a cast of violent villains and honorable heroes and have them duke it out at Scottsdale Fashion Square. The result will come to be known as the "Super Hero Battle" of Saturday ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Tom Metzger's Buds Dennis and Daniel Mahon Collared for Scottsdale Bombing, Arizona ADL Helped B ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaEric Clapton and Steve Winwood play together, just like their Blind Faith days. See more shots in our slide show.Clapton began his career with the bluesy stylings of The Yardbirds and then segued into John Mayall's Blues Breakers. In his days with Cream, he slid headfirst into psychede ... More >>
Out of the dozen or so talented locals we've featured thus far in our ongoing Sun Sessions series, Mikel Lander and Meredith Moore (a.k.a. The Sugar Thieves) have a singular distinction unmatched by the rest.A major-label contract? Distribution through Hop Topic? No ... More >>
Today Dan Gibson, a Phoenix-based contributor to Idolator, e-mailed me about two shows we haven't mentioned here yet, but which are definitely worth telling you about.Leonard Cohen is coming to Dodge Theatre on April 5 (presale tickets Tuesday) and Depeche Mode is coming. We didn't get the Depeche M ... More >>
Fresh off a three-night stint at Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood have announced a 14-city U.S. tour beginning in June, which stops in Glendale on Friday, June 26. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 23 at 10 a.m. through LiveNation.The duo teamed up at the Chicago Crossroads Gu ... More >>