Waylon Jennings sure collected a lot of strange items during his life. Now, several hundred of them are going on auction at the Musical Instrument Museum, including a motorcycle once owned by Buddy Holly, a pair of Hank Williams' boots, Willie Nelson's braids, and a whole lot of clothing, jewelery, ... More >>
The 4th of July is for buying Chinese fireworks and being a proud American. Maya Day & Nightclub is betting that you might also enjoy some music by a certain very famous British DJ. The War of 1812 is still felt pretty acutely 'round these parts, thank you very much. Regardless: Here's five shows ... More >>
Country music queen Jessi Colter is both outspoken and well spoken. The esteemed chanteuse and Arizona native, widely considered to be one of the grand dames of the genre, speaks quite eloquently and loquaciously of both of her storied 43-year career in country music and her many experiences along t ... More >>
Folks, it's just a few days more until that jolly old elf slides down your chimneys, so we at Up On the Sun have been loading you up with a ton o' tunes to get you through the season. For instance: Are you in a grinchy mood? Check out our recent run-through of eight classic un-Christmas songs. B ... More >>
Original outlaw country woman Jessi ColterJessi Colter is a woman full of surprises. She's most famous for her work on albums like Wanted! The Outlaws featuring her late husband Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Tompall Glaser. But she's also maintained a highly successful solo career, and at t ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Grab a Stetson and your autograph pad: The AZ Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame is holding a benefit concert on September 6 at Handlebar J in Scottsdale, a great little honky-tonky type bar just north Shea and Scottsdale Roads. Heard of the institution we lovingly know by it's overly-compl ... More >>
Though she sometimes strives for demure in promo shots, Michelle Branch ain't no Tori Amos -- at least I've never seen Tori look like this -- making her an interesting choice for an all-woman music festival. But it's Branch who's slated to headline the Chicks with Picks Music Festival in Tempe later ... More >>
If you tuned into MTV's Video Music Awards this year, you may have noticed one big thing: they sucked. Between Britney Spears' underwhelming performance (note to Brit: your career is over; you might as well pose for Playboy while your body is still somewhat nubile), Kanye West's temper tant ... More >>
Out late on a "school night"
Donning gay apparel, and other traumas
A Hall of Fame is born
Let's Put the O Back Into Country
Arizona Rock Coalition's "foot in the door" may end up in its mouth
A Phoenix passport to South by Southwest
The Rhythm Room
Handlebar-J Restaurant and Saloon
The record industry thinks I'm a criminal. Here's the evidence.
Waylon Jennings' widow and youngest son say goodbye to a sad year -- with rock stars. In Phoenix!
Waylon Jennings bucked the Nashville system, and became a legend in the process
NEW RELEASES: YOU'VE SEEN 'EM IN STORES, NOW READ ABOUT 'EM