Usually the preamble to these Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows posts is longer than this, but I spent most of the week sending long letters to venues suggesting that they make inroads into the state fair market by also selling novelty fried foods before and after shows, possibly year-round. Nobody' ... More >>
By Dave Good It's hard not to notice: Indie bands seemingly soundtrack just about every sitcom, film and television commercial today. But why? Influential music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas swears it's not just about cheap labor. "It's far more of a creative decision than a monetary one," she say ... More >>
By Daniel Hopkins Welcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I will help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmel once, so there's that. Dear Failed, My band ... More >>
Joe Purdy You may not instantly recognize the name but if you're a fan of prime time dramas on network television there is a chance you may have heard the songs of Joe Purdy. The Arkansas singer-songwriter has had songs appear on Lost, House, and has become a bit of a regular on Grey's Anato ... More >>
Don't try this with boil-in-bag rice."Rice pudding should be incredibly easy to make," I said, unpacking the boil-in-bag rice. "You just boil it in the water for a few minutes and dump in the ingredients, right? Eye roll. Ok, so my experiment with rice pudding wasn't quit ... More >>
Sweeps week is just around the corner which means you'll soon be left without Grey's Anatomy's indie rock picks for a few months. Feast before the famine as Patrick Watson comes to Rhythm Room Friday. The Californian/Canadian has been called "strange, beguiling, beautiful, moving" by NME and ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaThe Fray and Jack's Mannequin made the perfect touring partners when their show stopped into the Dodge Theatre Tuesday. Both bands produce piano-driven melodies and songs that can get haunt your head for days. Both tend to attract a late teen to twentysomething crowd of starry-eyed girl ... More >>
I usually feel like I have to come up with the defining words about a show myself since, you know, I get paid to be there and all, but I really can't do any better than the simple statement made by my friend Ashley last night at Snow Patrol's Clubhouse show: "It's not that exciting, but it is pleasa ... More >>
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