Indio (California)

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    Slayer, Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies - Comerica Theatre - 11/15/2014

    In true Slayer fashion, there was no sanctuary for anyone within earshot when the band came through town for a killer show along with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus this past Saturday night. Yes; some might only assume that Comerica Theatre was overrun with fighting and headbanging boozers and low ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas 2014: The Best and Worst

    By Dennis Romero What's it like partying with 134,000 of your closest friends? After a fourth year covering Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, the size and scope of America's largest electronic dance music festival (and, really, one of the country's largest music events, period) still just lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and 8 Other Metallers Dead Before Their Time

    Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of cirrhosis on May 2, the same day as the Golden Gods Awards. It was devastating that on a day meant to celebrate the lives of the best musicians in metal, one of those artists was taken from the world of music. It also came as a shock. In fact, by all accounts ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013
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    April 8, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    Phoenix! It's our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Music

    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Rodriguez Show Moves From the Orpheum Theatre to Mesa Amphitheatre

    Atención, long-lost singer/songwriter types: If you're looking to make a big comeback, having a mythical backstory, two stone-cold classic LPs in the can, and a blockbuster documentary goes a long way. Such is the case with Sixto Rodriguez, whose rise from dusty-fingered crate digger obscurity to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Coachella, McDowell Mountain Music Festival or Country Thunder; What You Better Pack This Weekend

    It's going to be one crazy-ass weekend for music fans in the Valley and beyond. Your choices are many: You can head East to Florence for rustic western sounds Country Thunder, to the grassy turfed parking lot of McDowell Mountain Music Festival's flower-powered jam scene, or out West to Indio, Calif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    A Look at The Creamy Radio Stage at McDowell Mountain Music Fest

    Holy festival season, Batman. We're two weeks away from the craziest confluence of big festivals I've ever seen. There's Coachella (weekend one) in Indio, California, Country Thunder in Florence, Arizona, and McDowell Mountain Music Festival at the Compound Grill in Phoenix. Pretty much every spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Destroyer Announces Phoenix Date This Summer

    ​Up on the Sun favorite Dan Bejar and his band Destroyer released their newest album Kaputt more than a year ago. We liked it then, we liked it at the end of the year, we like it now still. It's a charming ode to the smooth sounds of late-'70s/early-'80s yacht rock, cannily balancing the line betw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Anthrax at Marquee Theatre, 1/24/12

    Maria VassettAnthrax​Anthrax Marquee Theatre Tuesday, January 24 Everyone knows Anthrax played the Big Four in Indio, California, last year, of course. And as much as I hate to admit this out loud or on paper, I missed them, even though I was in Indio. See the full Anthrax slideshow here. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Friday Night Fights II, a Boxing Bash Featuring Local Favorites, is Huge Hit

    Jackie Kallen and Michelle Rosado sit ringside during Friday Night Fights II. ​Michelle Rosado pulled off another successful boxing bash Friday with an action-packed card that included local super-bantam-weights Alexis "Beaver" Santiago and Emilio "Milo-Time" Colon-Garcia. The fighters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2011

    The Big 4 Festival at Empire Polo Grounds Last Night

    Mike R. MeyerJames Hetfield of Metallica performs at The Big 4 Festival in Indio.​The Big 4 Festival (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California Saturday, April 23, 2011 It's not an understatement to say that yesterday's Big 4 Festival was an event nearly thre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    10 Anti-Religious Songs That May Be Inappropriate for Easter Dinner

    Andres SerranoPiss Christ​Happy Easter, you degenerate rock 'n' roll fans. Most of you listeners of the devil's music probably only know Easter as the one major holiday that does nothing to shorten the workweek. But, there actually is reason for the holy day. In case you didn't know, Easter ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    Megadeth Vs. Metallica, The Artifact, Railroad Revival Tour and More in This Week's Issue

    ​The music section in week's print edition of Phoenix New Times is heavy on the metal.Why shouldn't it be, what with The Big 4 festival featuring Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax going down just a short drive away in Indio, California this weekend. In honor the the occasion I penned a colum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Stop Telling Me About How Cool Coachella is Going To Be

    ​Are you going to Coachella?Woooooo! Awesome!Now shut up about it -- at least if you're talking to Up On The Sun's cartoonist Robbie Pfeffer.Robbie is sick of hearing about how awesome the music festival in Indio, California is going to be, as shown with this week's installment of his comic.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Big 4 vs. Coachella: Which Will Reign Superior?

    ​The Empire Polo Club in Indio, California has booked a third event to go down on their grounds between Coachella and the Stagecoach country festival this April.Metal fans are rejoicing over The Big 4, a one-day concert featuring some of metal's most prominent acts: Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Fact-Checking The Sound Strike's Claims About the Arizona Boycott

    ​The Sound Strike, the musical boycott of Arizona organized last year in the wake of a controversial immigration law, is crowing about its success. The boycott is lead by former Rage Against The Machine singer Zach de la Rocha. It persists even though SB 1070 -- like an "eerily similar" measure p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Death Angel, Strong Beer, and Italian Cars Over the Weekend

    ​Captain Squeegee at Strong Beer Festival Saturday The annual Strong Beer Festival has been blessed with great weather in recent years -- sunny with warm air and clear skies. In other words, typical weather for February in Phoenix. Such a thing should never be taken for granted, nor will it be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2011

    Death Angel at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    Maria VassettDeath Angel performing at The Clubhouse on February 19, 2011.​Death AngelClubhouse Music VenueFebruary 19, 2011It took me 24 years to finally see Death Angel perform live, but all things considered, it was well worth the wait. If any show is capable of whetting one's appetite for this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    The Big 4 (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer & Anthrax) Announce Lone U.S. Concert, Prompting New Times Contributor To Announce Incredibly Nerdy Metal Project

    ​Dreams do come true. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, thrash metal's legendary "Big Four," have just announced a lone U.S. concert on Saturday, April 23 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28.Despite their status as the godfathers of the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Phish 3D Flick Coming to Two Valley Movie Theaters

    Martin CizmarClick here for more photos from the festival where Phish 3D was recorded.​A concert film that takes viewers inside Phish's three-day Festival 8 will be screened at two Phoenix-area movie theaters next week.Phish 3D was shot at Festival 8 in Indio, California during Halloween weekend ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Arctic Monkeys to Play the Marquee (More Coachella Runoff!)

    ​The Valley is getting a ton of runoff from this year's Coachella. First it was Yeasayer and Beach House. Deer Tick and Vampire Weekend then entered the fold. Finally, Sia and Frightened Rabbit scheduled Phoenix dates around the massive festival in Indio, California. The recent announcem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Coachella 2010 Lineup Announced

    Behold, the official lineup for the Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival.​ My head just exploded. Goldenvoice has finally revealed the Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival offical lineup for their 2010 edition. The lineup is usually announced this time of year, on or around the MLK Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Muse "Confirmed" to Headline Coachella

    These sharp-dressed young lads have been confirmed to play Coachella, as per Consequence of Sound's information​It's not even 2010 yet and we seem to have a headliner set for the 2010 version of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The festival -- which will run the weekend of April 16- ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009
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    November 2, 2009

    Phish Festival 8: Photos From The Ultimate Hippie Halloween

    ​ Martin CizmarSee more pics from Phish Festival 8 in our slideshow. ​​It's odd to think of Phish's massive Festival 8 in Indio, California as "intimate" but that's exactly what some of the band's long-time fans were saying this weekend. The 3-day fest held at the same Indio, California polo g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Halloween, Shake!, Sadisco*, Phish and Zombies Over the Weekend

    ​The Final Shake! at the Rogue After five long years of indie/rock/electro/etc. dance tunes, celebrity guest DJs and stylish drunks gyrating on the dance floor, Shake! finally let out its death rattle. Fortunately the old dame went out with a bang and not a whimper Saturday night, yielding an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Incoming: 311, Badfish, Bowerbirds, Eyehategod

    ​Did you miss Phish's festival in Indio, California last weekend but just really, really want to be at a show where everyone is high? You're in luck, as 311 comes to The Marquee on Dec. 10. If smack is more your speed there's also a Sublime cover band coming through as part of this week's announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2009

    Phish Live 8: Photos From Day 1

    ​Phish Halloween Indio, California = Pumpkin carving contest. ​Phish takes the stage playing "Party Time" in Indio, California for their Live 8 Festival. The reunited Vermont jam band is combining two of their biggest traditions, a massive festival and a Halloween concert that features the ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009
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    March 23, 2009

    The Killers Postpone Dodge Theatre Show Until September

    Local fans of The Killers have been waiting patiently for the band's upcoming gig at Dodge Theatre next month. It's been almost two years since The Killers last performed in the Valley, and local fans of the blockbuster post-punk band have been waiting oh-so patiently for their chance to see Brando ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Mixing It Up

    Variety is the spice of Coachella

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    A quick music roundup

    Coachella lowdown, plus new local showcase

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Two Much

    Tegan and Sara's twin-powered pop is no ordinary sister act

  • Music

    May 13, 2004


    Getting nostalgic at Coachella

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Amassing the Particle

    Particle rides "space porn" and all-night shows to the cusp of breakout jam-band success

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Catching a Thief

    Radiohead's unreleased new album is already a hit with Valley hipsters even if it's not the real thing

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Scenes From Nowhere

    A Coachella diary from that other desert to the left

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    Jam Land

    Local improv musicians converge on Sail Inn for 4:20 Fest. Sedona may lie in their future.

  • Dining

    May 24, 2001

    The Mane Course

    No blue-plait special for this horse braider

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    Lemon Harangue

    Disgruntled Corvette buyer takes his fight to the Web