In this week's print edition we profile rapper Childish Gambino. Of course, if you don't recognize the name you might better know him as Troy Barnes on NBC's Thursday night comedy Community. Childish Gambino is just one of many up-and-coming talents who are breaking the hip-hop mold, and a big part ... More >>
48 Hours Festival was insane. Picture this: more than 20 heavy-hitting rock bands, VIP pool cabanas in the middle of a Vegas parking lot, and lounges with such names as Debauchery and the Godfather, moonshine, strippers, and massages, all fenced in at the Luxor Festival Grounds in Las Vegas. ... More >>
It's kind of hard to imagine that Lallapalooza is 20 years-old. I wasn't in attendance in 1991, but the event still feels like a cultural touchstone for me (due in no small part to the "Homerpalooza" episode of The Simpsons, which introduced me to Sonic Youth, and cemented my growing love for The ... More >>
Maria Vassett Reverend Horton Heat Marquee Theatre Saturday, July 16, 2011 Reverend Horton Heat makes an annual stop in Phoenix year after year and never fails to put on a good show. Sure, the band tends to play a lot of the same songs and tell a few of the same jokes, but there's enough var ... More >>
TV on the Radio - Nine Types of LightWell, we're smack dab in the crux of April's wheelhouse -- today is an overwhelming solid day with tons of new releases, this Saturday is Record Store Day and next Tuesday sees more quality releases. If April is to be considered the best month for new music in ... More >>
Artist: Robyn Title: Body Talk Release date: November 22 Label: Interscope The critics sure do love the Swedish dance-pop star Robyn, who's been releasing Body Talk in chunks throughout 2010 and now has finally dropped the entire album as one 15-song compendium. But there seems to be a commo ... More >>
"Huh? The Toadies are back together?" was pretty much my reaction last week, when I heard a radio ad for Wednesday's show at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale. Clearly, I'd been out of the loop, since Todd Lewis had reconstituted his Dallas-Fort Worth band -- known nationally for 1994's Rubberneck and it ... More >>
Here are a handful of concerts that were just announced this week.
Eminem's pal hits the 'Nix
Compelling release show lives up to disc
Tempe's Jimmy Eat World heads in the right direction with a new album
It's dirty but true: Former Arizonans the Supersuckers keep on rockin' on their profanely titled new album
Two local promoters come together; Kazaa cooks up response to the majors
The public craves rare Nirvana. Fear not: 'You Know You're Right' is only the beginning.
As Tolerance strives for a denser sound, the majors are taking a longer, harder look
Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot might have been the best album of last year. Here's why you haven't heard it yet.
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Sometimes arty, sometimes poppy, the boys of New California are ready to go the distance
Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K
Eminem's new album sparks a heated free-speech debate
Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music
With influences ranging from old-school rap to old-time country, Kid Rock is as twisted as they come
Shoeless Joe makes twangy art out of broken dreams
Merge and Matador reach 10 years of indie success
Queens of the Stone Age finds tipped-out serenity in its private desert oasis
Pollen bids adieu to Wind-Up Records over those pesky old artistic differences
It's do-or-die time for Joe "Soulman" Valiente and the most infamous band in the Valley
A year-end recap of the albums that made it worthwhile to own a stereo in 1997
The Icehouse converts cold-storage facility into underground recording mecca
"Suge" Knight is behind bars, Tha Doggfather is on the shelves, and the future of Death Row Records hangs in the balance
What's punk rock without the beer and nihilism? Better, according to members of the Valley's "straight edge" punk scene.
The Entertainment Monitor sticks its nose in the music business