It's been said that in order to truly sing the blues, it's necessary to have experienced a lifetime of blues material -- a broken heart, tragedy, hopelessness. So when you hear about an incredible blues musician, what usually comes to mind is an image of elderly Junior Kimbrough or Etta James. What ... More >>
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Celebrity Theatre (View the full slideshow.) Thursday, June 6, 2013 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are a band of many talents, combining songs that could have been '70s rock anthems with Potter's powerhouse vocals, exuding blues, country, and pop flair. The band' ... More >>
"I am unpredictable," Danny Brown says. "That's why I call myself the hybrid. I never do the same shit." Danny's high-pitched speedy delivery attracts listeners and hip-hop heads alike to his Adderall-influenced songs. He's recognized for his idiosyncratic rhymes and jokes (who else can reference Ja ... More >>
By Michael Alan Goldberg Jess Rotter truly racked up the frequent flyer miles this year. The long-time in-house publicist and marketing wiz for Brooklyn-based indie record label Mexican Summer practically lived in airplanes, repeatedly jetting out west and back to handle her duties repping Best Coa ... More >>
Both Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks had solid, long-running solo careers when they decided to form a band together. That they'd been married almost 10 years made the decision somewhat easier, but in a fickle world of music consumerism, it's never really easy to start over.
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Ambition goes a long way -- just ask Sareena Dominguez, who signed with River Jones Music Label a scant six months ago, is releasing her debut in the spring, and is currently booking her first tour -- and she's only 19. Raised in Gilbert, Dominguez came from a rather large family in a suburb, to he ... More >>
While Los Angeles might be a sexier destination, we are setting out for one of it's many little brothers--the kind of trendy downtown area in Whittier, California. Lead singer Dain Griffin's cousin owns a little bar right in the center of town, so the band thought it would be the perfect spot to st ... More >>
In this week's music feature, New Times takes a look at the music and history of Valley DJ/reggae performer Tony Culture. Culture acts as sort of an elder statesman of reggae in Phoenix, and our interview covered much more ground than I had room to include in the paper. Culture is scheduled to p ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsJane ScottMusic writer Jane Scott, who covered just about every music legend you can think of during her 50-year tenure at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, died early Monday morning at age 92.As a female music journalist, Scott was a pioneer. She was the only woman reporter at a Cl ... More >>
Melanie.Melanie has been writing and performing music continuously for over forty years. She's most well known for her performances at Woodstock, the iconic 1970 Isle of Wight festival, and her songs "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)," "What Have They Done to My Song Ma," and "Brand New Key."Her di ... More >>
At first glance, Andrew Ashmore looks more like a rocker than the executive chef of Scottsdale's Modern Steak. The 26-year-old from Grand Rapids, Mich. has a youthful appearance, with spiky hair and tattoos peeking out of his chef's jacket. Nicki Escudero On the patio of Modern SteakBut th ... More >>
So I think we all knew going into last night's rock-themed episode of Idol that Danny Gokey was going to have problems. The guy is about as rock n' roll as my grandma after hip replacement surgery (Hi Nana!). I was honestly really excited to see him make a fool of himself, and, always eager to pleas ... More >>
The New Times Summer of Sound experimental show took place Friday, July 18, at Papillons Too (formerly Cell Block) in Mesa. It was a night of community, costumes, feedback, homemade instruments, and epic jams, courtesy of headliners Estradas ... More >>
Run for your life if you can, little girl: this musical is a bust
Longer time gone
Satan's Angel has taken her flaming tassels out of retirement, to the delight of a new generation of burlesque fans
Comb to my window
The Love Me Nots are the hardest-working side project in town
Songwriting duo Nate Ruess and Sam Means had enough of major-label drama, so now they're calling the shots
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Nikka Costa has a big, funky voice and a great butt. Which will you notice first?
From the week of October 19
Multitalented Betty Buckley brings solo show to town
The first of our monthly roundups of the latest jazz, blues, country, folk and roots releases
Billy Squier gets philosophical and Trashman gets sick
Tempe's other funk junkies have ambition, groove, and yeah, they've got drugs, too
Los Tigres del Norte continue to document the complex lives of Mexicans in America
This California roots-rock jam band wants to be known as more than the living Dead
WEEDING BETWEEN THE LINES AT AMERICA'S FIRST-EVER CANNABIS COMMERCE CONVENTION
UNDER EVERY ROCK? SCANDAL! A GUIDE TO OUR MOST TORRID TERRAIN.