A sense of time and place inhabits Houndmouth. Rippled with various shades of Americana, as much is evident in the song titles--"Houston Train," "Come On, Illinois," "On The Road," "Halfway to Hardinsburg"--along with the telling locales--jail, lonesome highways, dark hovels, trains and buses--frequ ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
Psychobilly mavens Tiger Army have managed to amass a legion of loyal followers over the course of 17 years. A massive discography on the other hand, is something the Southern California trio is yet to possess. Ever since their 1999 self-titled debut, the group has added only three more titles to ... More >>
Maria VassettElton John November 6, 2010 US Airways Center Elton John and Leon Russell let their fingers do the talking at last night's show at the US Airways Center. John was, of course, the main attraction and the singer's solo set was hit after hit, satisfying a crowd full of people who want ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanA typical night at TT Roadhouse, which is putting on a major party this weekend.One year ago, many fans of the TT Roadhouse such as myself probably had a major Malox moment going. Rumors were circulating that Brad Henrich, the longtime proprietor of the notorious Scottsdale dive ... More >>
Menace II sobriety
He's not your father's neo-folkie
The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll is still stompin'
The real outlaw of country music performs
ATC's got it bad, and that Ain't's good
Blue Country Heart (Columbia)
Fifty years into his career, Merle Haggard is still stubbornly going against the grain
By Nick Tosches (Little, Brown, & Co.; 352 pages; $24.95)
The Gift (Will), You can Count on Me (Artemis/E-Squared), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Mercury)
Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley haunts the Coen Brothers' latest opus and carries on his family's rich musical legacy
If I Could Only Fly (Anti-)
Merle Haggard makes a triumphant return. Wait -- he never went away.
Downtown performance space changes hands, but not intentions
A Buck Owens tribute turns into a celebration of the local music scene
Steve Earle makes a brilliant detour into bluegrass with The Mountain
Wayne "The Train" Hancock
In the tired realm of tribute albums, imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence
The Old 97's form from wreckage of musical mishaps