Here's some bummer news for fans of folksy Americana and country tinged indie rock: The Railroad Revival Tour, scheduled Thursday, October 25, in downtown Tempe and featuring performances by John C. Reilly, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, and Jamey Johnson, has been cancelled. According to the offici ... More >>
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The Valley hasn't been short on Willie Nelson sightings this year, but The Railroad Revival Tour's second go-round promises to deliver some signature Willie thrills with added bonuses: he'll be joined in downtown Tempe on Friday, October 25, by John C. Reilly (yeah, he sings too), Ban ... More >>
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See also: Judas Priest at the Arizona State Fair
It used to be that playing the state fair circuit meant you were a has-been, that your rock 'n' roll career had gone belly up (you know, like billed after the puppet show, Spinal Tap-style).
Maybe it' ... More >>
Blind Boys of AlabamaLadies and gentlemen, The Blind Boys of Alabama have gone country.
Well, kind of. The long running gospel group, which formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind way back in 1939, released Take the High Road in April of this year. Featuring Hank Williams Jr., Willi ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraJeff NormanThe Tender: Jeff Norman
The Bar: Jack Daniel Distillery, makers of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and other liquors, Lynchburg, Tennessee
The Pedigree: Norman isn't actually a bartender at all, though he does work extensively with liquor -- whiskey, to be sp ... More >>
This week's issue of New Times has Best of 2010 lists from a slew of contributors to our music section as well as Nothing Not New columnist Jay Bennett and a few other staffers.
We compiled 13 writers' lists of the top 25 albums of the year into our own little Pazz & Jop-style top 25 list wh ... More >>
What the fuck is wrong with this picture?For reasons beyond my control, I have eaten a meal at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill. It was a memorable night in that it sucked and I hated myself for contributing to such a not-so-subtle xenophobe's crappy restaurant. That being said, the resta ... More >>
Montgomery Gentry won't be making their way to Phoenix this month.Country music fans might just wind up crying a tear in their collective beers after hearing this particular bit of news: The Country Throwdown Tour has called off its stop at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion on June 18.
Accordi ... More >>
Phoenix rock band Vayden has a busy summer ahead of them. The group's lined up a monthly gig at Los Angeles' famous Whiskey a Go Go, every fourth Friday from May through July, then they're heading to Germany for the Dithmarscher Festival. You can check out the globetrotting band when they play in th ... More >>
Ryan RussellSeattle indie rockers Minus The Bear lead a fruitful list of show announcements for the Valley this week"In like a lion?" We don't need no stinking lions, but how about a bear? Spring officially here and the show announcements keep on coming -- with Seattle indie/sonic/experimental rocke ... More >>
Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival has announced a full line-up for this June. No real surprises here: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, and the Flaming Lips are the top of the pile.The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, ... More >>