Joe Henry

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Billy Bragg, Crescent Ballroom, 3/26/13

    Billy Bragg @ Crescent Ballroom|3/26/13For his first-ever Phoenix show, Billy Bragg gave his all, of all of his sides -- the young punk firebrand, the activist, the lover, the Woody Guthrie acolyte, the folk malcontent, and the Bard of Barking hawking his new album. Though the new record, Tooth & ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    It's become a tradition around here. Every week, on Monday -- the worst of all days -- we bring you our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix this week. You know, to help make it all bearable. Dig in, kiddos.

  • Music

    March 21, 2013
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    March 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Billy Bragg: With Tooth & Nail The British Folk Singer Continues to Evoke Woody Guthrie

    Once again, it's a sort of apprenticeship with Woody Guthrie that's drawn Billy Bragg into a new realm. Thirty years since his debut, the seven-song Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy, Bragg is back with a new album, Tooth & Nail, which came out Tuesday, March 18, on Cooking Vinyl. Bragg calls the albu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Loudon Wainwright III on 40 Odd Years, Rufus, Martha, and Emotionally Flashing

    ​The past few years have been busy for prolific songwriter Loudon Wainwright III: he revisited his early records with Recovery, a full-band effort produced by Joe Henry, won a Grammy for his High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project , a tribute to the American banjo player, and released ... More >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    San Francisco Strings

    Kronos Quartet's David Harrington waxes melodic on '07

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Richard Buckner

    Dents and Shells
    (Merge Records)

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Burke Slaw

    With his latest star-powered release, Solomon Burke — the King of Rock and Soul — preaches to a new congregation

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

  • Culture

    December 6, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    The Littlest Victim

    Subtle it's not, but actor Frank Whaley's Joe the King gets the job done

  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    Cracked Actor

    With new album, Vic Chesnutt moves from lonely troubadour to pop-art master