Country music queen Jessi Colter is both outspoken and well spoken. The esteemed chanteuse and Arizona native, widely considered to be one of the grand dames of the genre, speaks quite eloquently and loquaciously of both of her storied 43-year career in country music and her many experiences along t ... More >>
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.
Before the genre tag EDM existed, there was IDM, or Intelligent Dance Music. Granted, it's a pretty pretentious name for a genre, but it fits incredibly well for Matthew Dear. His experimental, rhythm-driven pop is both energetic and introspective, a form of exploring multiple identities and his own ... More >>
See also: Snoop Dogg at the Arizona State Fair See also: Judas Priest at the Arizona State Fair It used to be that playing the state fair circuit meant you were a has-been, that your rock 'n' roll career had gone belly up (you know, like billed after the puppet show, Spinal Tap-style). Maybe it' ... More >>
Letting Chip fall where he may
Girl Power: Females Flock to Cricket Wireless Pavilion for No Doubt and Paramore Right now my ears are ringing something fierce after enduring a non-stop auditory assault of thousands of tweens and teenyboppers girls screaming in absolute elation during No Doubt and Paramore's show at Cricket Wirel ... More >>
Letting Chip fall where he may
Which act deserves your entertainment dollar this week?
P-town's hip-hop Dukes of Hazzard hang with Hank III and get their mosh on at the Marquee.
Fifty years into his career, Merle Haggard is still stubbornly going against the grain
Cutting-edge rodeo with MTV sensibilities
Who said if you can remember the '60s, you weren't there? Photographer Henry Diltz was, does and has the pictures to prove it.
Tomorrow's Sounds Today (Reprise)
Audra turns the world on with its gloom
For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, they've gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV-commercial composer.
I'm a marked man -- and I'm not talking about tats
For the price of a can of soda, you can give love and shelter to some of the neediest, most neglected albums of the last century
Robin Wilson thought the Gas Giants would be a great new beginning. He had no idea what he was getting into.
New Times' unholy critical trinity come down from their snooty perch to stop and sneer at the latest musical offerings
For the second time this decade, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel pay tribute to Bob Wills
The Bottle Rockets' Brian Henneman gives up on the music biz, and settles for just making music
Texas troubadour Dale Watson is waging a war for the heart and soul of country music
July 1 - 7, 1999
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me / The Clash Tribute: Burning London / Jon Dee Graham
March 25 - 31, 1999
February 25 - March 3, 1999
New state barrier regulation spurs a relocation for Toolies Country
Rock en Espaol finds a weekend showcase spot at Melody Lounge
Twelve steps that led John Denver from firsthand commercial success to secondhand experimental aircrafts
Uncle Tupelo passed away, butheartland rocker JayFarrar has plugged backin with Son Volt
IS IT EARL C. WHITEHEAD AND THE GRIEVOUS ANGELS OR IS IT THE INBREDS? YES TO BOTH.
THE NORTH CAROLINA LABEL IS SUCCESSFUL WITH EXPERIMENTAL BLUEGRASS
A STOCKINGFUL OF JOYFUL NOISES AND TANNEN-BOMBS
THAT HORRIBLE ANNIVERSARY IS NEAR, BUT THANKS TO A SLEW OF NEW KEEPSAKES, ELVIS IS STILL ALIVE.