Though not obvious, the connection is strong between punk and country music. Both genres can be rough around the edges, feature bad-boy frontmen, and contain songs about societal woes. Hank Williams III has turned his country music into a thrashing, moshing affair. Less outwardly abrasive, but no ... More >>
Do you like Steve Earle? Were you able to see Steve Earle and the Dukes last night at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts but for some reason did not attend? If you considered it but decided to spend the night as a couch potato instead, go ahead and cry. Let those tears flow 'cause you reall ... More >>
At the age of 13, Phil Anselmo dove headfirst into what he knew to be his true calling: heavy metal. "I was playing my first gigs before I was barely a teenager," admits Anselmo. "I'll put it like this: I used to come home from school, and practice Judas Priest's Unleashed in the East live record, ... More >>
Hank Williams the Third, Hank 3 to those in the know, says Dale Watson is one of his favorite artists-- a tried and true country artist--and goes so far to shout him out to audiences at virtually every concert. This appeal is easy to understand: Watson is a throwback to the early country days of H ... More >>
See also: Hank Williams III Rips the Rulebook to ShredsHank Williams III @ Marquee Theatre| August 15, 2012 "The kind of country I hear nowadays is a bunch of fuckin' shit to me." That lyric from Hank Williams III's "Dick in Dixie" sums up his performance Wednesday night at Marquee Theatre in Tem ... 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.
Anyone who can put up with Axl Rose's antics as long as Slash did is one hell of a guy in our eyes.In all seriousness, if you think you've seen performances by some good guitarists but you've never seen Slash live, you'll soon be able to change that, and you'll be blown away. Even though there are p ... More >>
Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. It's not very surprising that Lil Wayne and the Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the sales charts at Zia Record Exchange last we ... More >>
In this week's issue Nicki Escudero brings you the story of The New F-O's, who are taking the Old Town Scottsdale scene by storm with dance-friendly hip-pop. In our Shrapnel section Mike Escoto pontificates on the Bon Iver/Fleet Foxes gig (which may well be the Superbowl of indie concerts), and ... More >>
Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Looks like Fleet Foxes are doing pretty well this week, with their heady folk album Helples ... More >>
Though school may be out for the summer, Tempe kids shopping at Zia Records manage to stay turned on to all that is new.They're still all over the Deftones latest record, and Sleigh Bells sneaks in at the number four slot even though not everyone on our staff is as enthused about this release. Ha ... More >>
Wayne "The Train" pulls into the Rhythm Room
Martin CizmarLucero: Music to mosh to!Dear ex-hardcore kids,Please stop ruining roots music.Look, I get it, you're pretty much aged out of hardcore shows, but you're covered in tattoos and have plugs in your earlobes, and it's hard to find a scene. Every band you've ever liked seems to be starting a ... More >>
It seems like just yesterday we were reminding you how bad the Eagles of Death Metal are live while praising The Hives for putting on one of the best shows of the year. Well, the band Axl Rose so memorably dubbed The Pigeons of Shit Metal are coming back in February, and they won't have the Sweds to ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings "Troubled" by AIG Hiding of Name a ... More >>
A batch of bad-ass shows were just announced this week. Read on for the news.
Here Come The Earps
(Big Bender Records)
Stomp on down
They'll shake yours
Where the girls are
A square genre in a round hole
Chart-busters for the week
Self-promotion still means legwork in a wired world
Big & Rich deliver country music without prejudice
P-town's hip-hop Dukes of Hazzard hang with Hank III and get their mosh on at the Marquee.
Williams breaks up the "Family Tradition"
This generation is half country and half hell
Hank Williams III does his own thing. Nashville, beware.
2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose
Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop)
Hank Williams III hopes that country gold comes in threes
The Melvins are (still) willing to provoke and confuse