Elvis, Johnny Cash, King Diamond, Black Sabbath, Ramones, Fats Domino, Motorhead--these are just a few of the influences that make Danish rock band Volbeat tick. And it seems to work out for them. They've been headlining in Europe for almost a decade, and all of their studio albums have been certifi ... More >>
I have always been one of those metal heads that claims to listen to all musical genres--except for country. But in the past year, I've realized that classic country songs, with their imagery and energy, are pretty hard to dislike. Take David Allan Coe's "If That Ain't Country Part II," for example. ... More >>
You're not going to get any argument out of us: John Fogerty is the voice of Creedence Clearwater Revival. That's no slight to John "Bulldog" Tristao, the gentleman who handles vocals for Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Tristao does a great job singing the classics, but no one is going to suggest th ... More >>
See also: Top 10 Songs for Jukebox Warfare In the hands of a capable coin-popper, an Internet jukebox can be a great thing. A little far out Tropicália? That sounds nice. Some classic funk from Parliament? Yes, please. The deep cuts cost more, but can really set the mood. So we're not putting dow ... More >>
Roderick James Byers -- known to two-tone fanatics as Roddy Radiation -- has got ska credentials locked down. Not only did he play guitar in the seminal rude boy band The Specials, but he wrote some of the band's catchiest tunes, like "Concrete Jungle" and "Hey Little Rich Girl." Radiation kept bus ... More >>
Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Guided by Voices fans gotta be lovin' the recently reformed "classic era" lineup of the legendary lo-fi rockers. This album ... More >>
Back when I was a young 'un, I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a gentleman by the name of Ellas Otha Bates. Mr. Bates was a guitar player and singer of great repute, and when he pulled into town with his band for a gig, I decided to take a shot at interviewing him for the local weekly ... More >>
Risin' With the Blues
The Big Easy lives on in the music of the transplanted Treme Brass Band
A Chicago legend gives Phoenix the blues.
Caffe Portobello is frustratingly inconsistent
Local promoter stages a wild and woolly music festival
Rockabilly Hall of Famer Jody Reynolds kicks off a new tour with friend and hometown legend Al Casey
Merle Haggard makes a triumphant return. Wait -- he never went away.
Billy Bragg and Wilco continue to decipher the mystery and misunderstood legend of Woody Guthrie with the second installment of Mermaid Avenue
Face it, you don't really know what the Everly Brothers have been doing all these years, do you, Bird Dog?
Hall of Fame's recent induction of Billy Joel makes a bad idea seem that much worse
Against all odds, John Dixon continues to carry the torch for Phoenix's unsung musical history
The man who transformed Nita's Hideaway into a beloved music venue now focuses on full-time band management
With The Storyteller, Ray Davies finds a new way for rock to age gracefully
Legendary R&B saxman Grady Gaines stumbles into the fertile second act of his career
HANK BALLARD BROUGHT ROCK 'N' SEX OUT OF THE DARK AGES AND INTO THE HALL OF FAME. OH, YEAH, AND HE INVENTED THE TWIST!
THAT HORRIBLE ANNIVERSARY IS NEAR, BUT THANKS TO A SLEW OF NEW KEEPSAKES, ELVIS IS STILL ALIVE.