Instead of bitching about the weather, like we usually do here, let's instead think of reasons why 113-degree temperatures are actually good. After all, if you live in Phoenix during the summer, the world is your sauna, am I right? And to think some folks like to be indoors when they need to have a ... More >>
By Jaime Lees Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their ... More >>
By Mike Seely Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damaging sub ... More >>
Summers in Northern Arizona are some kind of magical. I spent my childhood helping my dad load our battered red farm truck up with alfalfa bails, unloading them under building monsoon clouds, racing from the barn to the house as the rain fell, hay hooks in hand. As idyllic a scene as that is, that's ... More >>
Hoon is an anchor of FOX 10 Arizona Morning. He'll be serving as emcee for the 2013 Phoenix Heart Walk on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Hoon was game to play a round of "What Are You Listening To?" with Up on the Sun.
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 >>
Last night, Miguel Camacho took a big step towards local DJ stardom. And it only took 15 minutes to do so. The 24-year-old, who performs as Maneone, bested four other mixmasters (including Convince, Mattafact, and Looney) to reign supreme during a Red Bull Thre3style University DJ battle held on Thu ... More >>
Rehab @ Rhythm Room| 8/30/12Not since bearded Jim Morrison have rotund drunks been celebrated with such crazed enthusiasm. Not that I could ever compare last night's Rehab show at The Rhythm Room to even the most spaced-out of Morrison's career and consider it fair. But I did learn a few things as ... More >>
Jill Bryan The comedian hosts Stand-Up Live's Comedy Gold showcase and radio's "What A Mouth." Check out www.jillbryancomedy.com for upcoming shows and events! When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KMLE Country, 107.9-FM. I'm a big fan of T ... More >>
See also: Big & Rich and Jake Owen at Country Thunder in Florence, 4/13/12 Country Thunder Caynon Moon Ranch in Florence, Arizona Saturday, April 14, 2012 After Friday's fraught and frightful driving experience to Country Thunder, I shut off the GPS and drove from memory. All went smoothly and I ... More >>
Music is one of those creative things that only hippies do, or at least that's the stereotype. But seriously, what kind of self-respecting conservative would devote themselves to being a (guf-ah!) professional musician? And what already-famous musicians would commit the career suicide of adm ... More >>
So we finally got a little rain last night -- but if your car is still as dirty as mine from last week's haboob -- it wasn't nearly enough. I'm talking some serious monsoon action, the kind that lasts a few days. Here's 10 songs that that will hopefully inspire Mother Nature to help us out ... More >>
Melissa FossumScottsdale's sexiest and strangest gathered at The Rogue Bar for the sixth anniversary of Shake! on Saturday, February 19. Shake! may have ended two years ago, but the original DJs got together last Saturday to celebrate the dance party's six year anniversary. The Rogue Bar ... More >>
We've all heard of concert tickets that sold out in record time. Last year Garth Brooks sold more than 140,000 tickets in a day to a benefit show. Lady Antebellum sold out an arena in Georgia in seven minutes last year as well. Most recently, Coachella sold all of its 75,000 tickets in five days. ... More >>
Everlast and Everything You Need To Know About White Rappers Explained
Porn star Priya Rai will be in attendance at Club Silver tonight.Unless you happen to be some hermit living by yourself in a Hoarders house, chances are good that you'll be hanging out with your friends and family sometime during the next few days. But instead of sipping and supping with dear Au ... More >>
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Country star Taylor Swift has to be the coolest 19-year-old who admittedly didn't have any friends in junior high. Now, she has famous friends like Garth Brooks and Miley Cyrus define the word "fearless" -- also the title of her latest album -- in a pre-show video. She ... More >>
Rock icon goes . . . hip-hop?
Love Their Country
(Fat Wreck Chords)
We just can't quit this countrified Karaoke
What it's come to
Rhyme and reason at the PHiX
That's one for new Stomping Ground Records
Country king plays it strait
When the Sun Goes Down: The Secret History of Rock & Roll (RCA Victor)
Buddy & Julie Miller (HighTone)
Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music
For goodness sake, who's good and bad on Santa's list this Christmas!
Everyone has his crossovers to bear, but doesn't rock have enough problems without Garth Brooks signing up for membership?
Hall of Fame's recent induction of Billy Joel makes a bad idea seem that much worse
In the tired realm of tribute albums, imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence
THE YEAR IN MUSIC: IT JUST DIDN'T GET MUCH BETTER (OR WORSE) THAN THIS
HE'S TRASHED BILLY RAY CYRUS. AND HE WON'T WEAR A BLACK HAT. TRAVIS TRITT'S PUT THE "OUT THERE" BACK INTO "OUTLAW."