Cable television is often confounding, for sure, and the inevitable question often arises: "All these channels and nothing to watch? What the ______?" Recently I had one of these moments and I stumbled across an interview/live performance show on the Audience Network called Guitar Center Sessions. T ... More >>
Even if it still looks a little greasy to some, Downtown Grand Avenue just keeps getting better and better, what with the addition of Grand Avenue Pizza and the recently renovated Third Space dive bar. Soon to join the many quirky galleries and mechanic shops is Allred Guitars & Guitar Repair, openi ... More >>
It's been one year since Epic Music opened its doors, and the store is looking to celebrate. The store is hosting an anniversary concert at Tempe Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 14. The night is set to feature local bands Tricus, St. Madness, Jerry Robison, and Death Awaits, many of which are ... More >>
So what didja wind up doing last weekend? Get drunk and act the fool at a club, perhaps? Or did it involve sacking out in front of the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Mad Men? We're willing to bet it was nowhere near as pimp as how Valley resident Les Sias spent his off hours. Last Saturday, ... More >>
Following the success of last year's Bloom, an album that landed on many year-end best lists, you could say that Baltimore's Beach House has outdone itself. Unlike many contemporary artists, however, vocalist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally have avoided many genre tropes and firmly remain ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>
If you pay a visit to AZ/88 tonight, its urbane décor and trendy drinks won't be the coolest thing going on inside the haute Scottsdale hangout. DJ Akshen will be working hard on the wheels of steel providing a fitting tribute to the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys during his weekly gig Fluid F ... More >>
The holidays are all about getting crap, right? Well, it's also about giving crap and giving back. By shopping local, you can do a bit of both. But when chains like Guitar Center and online retailers like iTunes remain on top for musicians around the globe, you can choose to shop local and k ... More >>
Just as any artist would be, DJ and producer David Guetta is understandably quite upset over the recent leak of his new song, according to Rolling Stone.Guetta has gone above and beyond to catch the sleazy hacker who leaked his new single "Where Them Girls At?" which features Nicki Minaj and Flo ... More >>
DJ Adam OsunaName: Adam Anthony O'Suna, Sr. Nickname: Suna, brah! Current club nights: I play out when the opportunity presents itself. On guest rotation at Skyline on Fridays, Solstice on Saturdays, and Retro Hi-Fi about every month or so. Genres spun: Real house, jackin and good deep with a ... More >>
Sydney SpragueTempe's Mill Avenue, the Phoenix area's biggest Halloween destination, is kicking things up a bit this year. Local promoter VIP Events is putting together the "1st Annual Mill Avenue Halloween Music Festival" to benefit the St. Mary's Food Bank on SaturdayThe show, which features lo ... More >>
Guitar Center is hosting a contest to find "the next great blues guitarist" with local tryouts across the country, including Phoenix and Tempe. The winner of the national contest gets $40,000 in cash and prizes. Local sign-ups have begun -- they're allowing a maximum of 30 contestants per store ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: William Gheen, Nativist Hatemonger, Kicks Me Off His Facebook Friends List: Boo-Hoo-Hoo Up o ... More >>
In this line of work, feeling a little old on the job is an occupational hazard. Still, few times have I felt more disconnected from the concertgoers around me than I did walking in during the last two songs by critically despised teeny-bopping post-hardcore act I Set My Friends on Fire, wherein the ... More >>
As much as it blows having to report to work after a weekend of fun, sometimes Mondays aren’t all that bad. Like this coming Monday (June 2, for all you calendar checkers out there) offers a couple cool-ass events to check out after you’ve clocked out for the day.
Mellow rap is a soulful groove
Stones Throw Ten Years
Step away from those chords
Tenacious D gets the band back together, and . . . and . . . and?
Our 2006 guide to the crème of the creepy crop
Is home recording equipment killing the professional recording studio?
Well, you know, we all want to change careers
The Catheters take a shot at garage rock redemption
'Snortin' Whiskey' may be ludicrously over-the-top, but songwriter and guitarist Pat Travers is not