Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun?
Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Unable to get out of town and head to the massive Apache Lake Music Festival this weekend? Don't worry, t ... More >>
Our sister blog, West Coast Sound, has caught a lot of shit lately for their disdain for neo-blues rockers The Black Keys. Just remember we're only critics, and opinions are just opinions. Nicholas Pell even offered up some alternative blues bands for you to dig. The problem is, as commenter AlexNic ... More >>
Self-taught singer/songwriter Taj Mahal has grooved with everyone from The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton to blues progenitors like Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, and Muddy Waters. Like his friend Ry Cooder, he navigated the twisting waters of the late '60s and '70s session scene of Santa Monica, before ... More >>
What a wonder prime time slots at Coachella two years in a row will do for you.
Everything's coming up Milhouse for The Black Keys these days. The blues/indie/garage group played a sold-out show at Mesa Amphitheatre last year and will return to a much larger venue in October. Thanks to the succes ... More >>
Tom "Soda" Gardocki spent years playing guitar in SoCal rockers Wax (go rewatch the credits of Mallrats; the band plays right after its pals Weezer) but more recently he's devoted himself to more rustic purposes.
Either performing with his Large Band, his "Million Piece Band," or solo with ... More >>
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Okay, seriously. Here us out. This is not a list of bands containing black people (some do, some don't), it's a list of bands with "black" in their band names. I came up with the idea shortly after The Black Lips performed at The Rhythm Room, and waited for a ... More >>
Thom Travisano loves the blues, and like one of those proverbial Blues Brothers, he's on a mission from God to document the music he loves.Okay, okay -- Travisano never actually claimed to be on a mission from God when I met with him Sunday afternoon at his short term lease, motel-style apartmen ... More >>
Punk rock icon Patti Smith is among the newest batch of inductees to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.You may not necessarily associate popular music with the Library of Congress, but a few recent inductees have just made the catalog a little bit cooler. NME reports that the L ... More >>
There's absolutely no doubt that Smite is a definite rarity amongst P-Town's glutted DJ/dance community. First, there's the 31-year-old's absolute passion for vinyl that's second only to other record-loving freakazoids like his cohorts Djentrification and Johnny D. Serato ain't a word that's curr ... More >>