Jimmy Thackery

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Incoming: The Polyphonic Spree, The Doobie Brothers, James

    ​Heads up to all the dry cleaners in town -- psych-pop choral band The Polyphonic Spree, and they'll be bringing loads and loads of "the whites" with them. Good luck fitting the whole crew on the stage of the Crescent Ballroom. Seeing how they cram everyone and their instruments onto the mid-sized ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Incoming: Foster the People, Cults, Lucero

    ​​They toured their asses off this year, but if you're one of the folks who hasn't caught Foster the People's   hipster pop hits to the masses in 2012. Depending on your status, either check these guys out again or contemplate what the hell you've been waiting for and get your ass to C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Incoming: Jamie Lidell, Autolux, Menomena, Kenny Loggins, Brad Paisley

    This is, hands down, either the best or worst album cover of all timeOne thing that Arizona does well -- perhaps better than any other state in the union -- is strike fear in the heart of Mexican Americans create a welcoming climate for retirees.Save Florida, Arizona is a hotbed for the older genera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Incoming: Lil Wayne, Daughtry, Cherry Poppin Daddies

    Robert Brandon MartinezLast time Lil Wayne came to town he was two hours late to the stage, causing a chain reaction of show-stalling shenanigans that involved the opener, T-Pain, coming back on stage wearing pajamas and a scarf to dance in a futile effort to quell the crowd. None of it worked and, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Just Announced: Miley Cyrus, Bo Bice, Juvenile

    I've never been sure why there isn't more of a rivalry between Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, but, aside from some boy drama, the two country-tinged pop princesses seem to co-exist happily.If you missed Swift's excellent show at Arena last month, you'll have a chance to check out what I ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Need More to Do This Weekend? Try the Gibson Jazz & Blues Festival

    As already revealed by Martin Cizmar, this weekend holds a bevy of entertainment for the Valley. Tempe has it's annual Music Fest and Florence will cast some Country Thunder down upon the masses. If neither of those spark your fancy and you want a fun (and cheap) way to enjoy the weekend weather whi ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Bop the Question

    Drawing insight from the month's best in jazz, blues and heritage, Gumbo answers readers' nagging queries

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    March 13, 1997
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    September 5, 1996
  • Music

    April 4, 1996

    Blues Arizona

    A cocktail review of recent state releases