Metric, who sound like a poppier, gentler version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, are dropping a new album, Synthetica, on June 12. They'll be hitting up the Marquee Theatre in support of the record, but it's likely that they'll perform old hits such as "Help I'm Alive" and "Gimme Sympathy" as well.By ... More >>
We shared news on Monday that blues-rock duo The Black Keys are finished with their follow-up to the freaking great album Brothers, and this week we profiled young Ohio-based singer/songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield in our print issue, whose latest album Tell Me, along with her previous, With Blas ... More >>
Song: The David Mayfield Parade, "Noreen"Context: The debuet album from The David Mayfield Parade has been one of my favorites of the young year. This song, "Noreen," is particularly great but the entire record features great blues-meets-indie vocals and hard country chords and from the stand-up ... More >>
Song: Jessica Lea Mayfield, "Our Hearts Are Wrong" Context: Jessica Lea Mayfield's now album is due in February, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and out on Nonesuch. This first single is pretty damn good.
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Our Hearts Are Wrong
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Walter Cronkite, famous CBS anchorman known as "the most trusted man in America," and long-time mentor to Arizona State University School of Journalism students, died today at his New York home. He was 92...full story
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Jonathan McNamaraJessica Lea Mayfield on stage at Rhythm Room.Sure, I've written a little about my love of The Get Up Kids before, but I've never actually got a chance to see them live. That's why I'm so happy to see them scheduled to hit The Clubhouse Music Venue in September. More good news: Jessi ... More >>
Martin CizmarWhat Laura Says at SxSW
Greetings from the outskirts of Austin, Texas, where we're holed up in a hotel after a long day of music at South by Southwest's opening day. What happened? Well, a few Phoenix bands played their showcases, hopefully making an impression on tastemakers and indust ... More >>
We don't normally run two pieces previewing acts from a single concert in our print edition, but last week I made an exception for Jessica Lea Mayfield and Annuals at Rhythm Room. After tonight's show I'm definitely glad I did.As the headliner, Annuals, a six-piece indie act from N ... More >>
The Black Keys as they looked back when I interviewed them.With The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach's solo record, Keep It Hid, having come out last Tuesday and his protégé, Jessica Lea Mayfield coming to town tomorrow, I thought this would be a good time to share a story I wrote on Auerbach for my colle ... More >>
There were a massive amount of upcoming shows announced this week, including Willie Nelson on the road again and possibly three of the four worst nu metal bands of all time (Staind, Papa Roach, Hoobastank) on a single stage… with the insufferable Adam Carolla. Crooner Chris Isaak and Stro ... More >>