Rock 'n' roll, to paraphrase punk icon Poison Ivy, is for misfits. A refuge for outsiders, oddballs, or anyone else even a little bit strange. The description is apt for the recently closed Hollywood Alley and much of its patronage. Over its 25-year lifespan, the Mesa rock joint and restaurant, whic ... More >>
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The Gin Blossoms re-form again, and this time it might be for more than one gig
The Gas Giants split; Jimmy Eat World lives up to its name; legends Hazlewood and Strummer return to the Valley
TV-3's NewShow is overhauled, and local music gets the boot
The South by Southwest music conference might've been a disappointment this year, but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered
Tempe combo reshapes Television's art-punk sound with a lot of volume and a little bit of pop
Valley rap-rock pioneers return with a new record
Tragedy brings out the best in Valley musicians, as top bands unite for a benefit concert
The local music community comes out in force to help one of its own
The Grievous Angels bid goodbye with a bleak chronicle of a traveling band
Boyhood passions and local music luminaries collide in Robin Wilson's new concept album-cum-animated series
Retooled version of local music showcase returns to the FM dial
Local blues diva gets some Texas-size love from the Red-Headed Stranger
Robin Wilson and the Gas Giants have a phantom hit
I'm a marked man -- and I'm not talking about tats
Bright days ahead for Mark Norman and Ghetto Cowgirl
A new millennium in Phoenix, where the motorist in the next lane is your auld acquaintance
Where were you when the lights didn't go out? All the dangers of Celebration 2000 that Phoenix shut-ins sat out.
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Sonic Thrills, Propeller 12, Carrie Johnson, Mob 40s, Big Pete
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Robin Wilson thought the Gas Giants would be a great new beginning. He had no idea what he was getting into.
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