The local music community has lost a valued member. Matt "Fundy" Funderburk was known for his talents in a number of local bands including Lydia, Bears of Manitou, and Joey Arroyo Band, but most of all, he's remembered as a good friend. Bears of Manitou's Facebook page refers to him as "the defini ... More >>
Curious 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.
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
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"Lay Lady Lay" is a classic Bob Dylan tune, even if it doesn't sound like classic Dylan. 'Ole Bobby D. claims his voice sounded different on Nashville Skyline because he quit smoking before recording. Magnet and Gemma Hayes' soft, orchestral take on the song appeared on the Mr. & Mrs. Smith soundtra ... More >>
Local folksters Bears of Manitou have been covering Damien Rice since the band first formed. "He [Gabe Williams] said that he'd been practicing 'Volcano,' and I love that song so much," says guitar/guitarist/pianist Maria Sais de Sicilia. "It was just crazy, the first time we played it. It felt so ... More >>
Without music education, it's safe to say there would be no Bears of Manitou. To help foster the local talent of the future, the band is pairing with Ear Candy Charity, a local nonprofit that seeks monetary and musical instrument donations to help with Arizona's dismal arts education funding, for ... More >>
The last time I went out to The Marquee Theatre, The Offspring made themselves at home amongst the sweaty, aging punk audience. Friday night's performance by The Joey Arroyo Band at this very same venue can be described in two words that The Offspring show could not: civil and desolate. Which is de ... More >>