Doing some crate digging at Tracks in Wax, I uncovered a rather strange relic: an album showcasing local music. The cover was a faded license plate with the words Arizona Sounds Vol. 1, sponsored by KDKB 93.3 FM. It was printed in 1977.
As a Phoenix native, I've always had an interest in this spraw ... More >>
Al Perry, Hanson Olson, Nina Curri, Kevin Daly
Wednesday, July 18
See also: The 100 Years of Music That Defined Arizona
See also: "We Got Cactus," Bloodspasm (1985), Al Perry (2004), The Dusty Buskers (2010)
By Michael Cryer
The Rhythm Room put on an acoustic, punk rock show last ni ... 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.
"Top the Morning," the 1966 single by Phoenix garage rockers The Hobbit starts off with a simple rhythm, the sound of a clamped high-hat tapping out a simple 4/4 beat. Then it blows up: white boy soul vocals, bobbing and weaving organ, clanging guitars, and racing bass, all the while anchored by for ... More >>
Courtesy Rhythm RoomThe Rhythm Room opened in 1991, and this week the juke joint celebrates 20 years of operation by bringing in both the blues artists that have defined the place as well the local indie music that promoters like Psyko Steve bring to the room.
Hank done it this way.Undoubtedly, one of the coolest things about the Yucca Tap Room is the community of people that congregates there. Starting last summer, a core group of musicians from that community began putting together special concerts as a tribute to some of their favorite musicians. ... More >>
Turns out it's too hot for Bob Dylan in Phoenix -- the legendary singer-songwriter canceled his Tuesday show at Camelback Ranch -- but you've got another chance to get tangled up in Bob next Wednesday as Jim Bachmann (check out Jim playing an Alan Jackson cover for The Sun Sessions here) and the ... More >>
Down AKA Kilo is scheduled to perform Friday at the Sets in Tempe.
This weekend's lineup of concerts isn't exactly big on star power. Sure, there are few major names scheduled to perform in the Valley over the next two nights (including local superstars The Maine, Latin hip-hopper Down AKA Kilo, a ... More >>
DJ Ian Frost is scheduled to spin on Christmas night at the Blunt Club in Tempe.The next two days are gonna be a overwhelming whirlwind of presents, family, and plenty of yuletide fun and frolic for many Valley urbanites.
But if you get tired of sucking down watered-down egg nog and listening to ... More >>