I wasn't raised on Anthrax or Zeppelin, or anything between in regards to the heavy metal alphabet. No, the soundtrack of my youth was classical music. I competed in classical piano competitions for the better part of a decade, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Wolfgang Amadeus ... More >>
The New Familiar is more than just the name of the forthcoming album from L.A.-based Goldenboy. It's an aesthetic, says songwriter Shon Sulllivan, whose resume includes work with Elliott Smith, Spain, The Eels, The Watson Twins, The Rentals, and more. "People always ask us, what do you sound like? ... More >>
If pressed to come up with the metal version of classical music's "Big Three", Brahms, Beethoven, and Bach, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, a performer who's well versed in both styles, has got it covered. "You can't leave off Sabbath, because they were the first metal band from which everything der ... More >>
No photography allowed at the show.Randy NewmanThe Arizona BiltmoreSunday, May 29Randy Newman doesn't need to tour. Grab a singer/songwriter record from the early '70s, why don't you. Look on the back, where the songwriting credits are. Chances are you see Newman's name next to at least one of th ... More >>
Glass Heroes are scheduled to perform at the George & Dragon on Saturday.We're kicking it old school with our latest edition of "10 Things Under $10" by pimping a few unique shows by a handful of the Valley's more legendary musicians. Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets is holding a special g ... More >>
Classical series braves the heat. You should, too.
An epic gusher that strikes oil, and then some
Who's responsible for the best music of the 1980s? Nintendo. Who's finally discovering it? Everyone
Is What It Is goes guerrilla
Film explores homosexuality and Judaism
Local comics pull an all-nighter
Bandwagon (Blue Note)
Chamber music series gets artsy downtown
A load of the latest in heritage as Smokin' Joe gets nasty, Bill Frisell goes to Ghost Town, Greg Osby returns to form and everyone else gets the Gumbo once-over
May 6 - 12, 1999
At 67, jazz great Joe Zawinul is just beginning to peak
March 4 - 10, 1999
January 28 - February 3, 1999
October 22 - 28, 1998
April 9-15, 1998
April 2-8, 1998
Beyond Arizona, musicians rave about it, but the Phoenix Symphony, at 50, plays to half-empty houses at home. Can its new maestro, Hermann Michael, fill the seats?
Despite media reports of their death, the rave subculture, house music and the joy of X live on, roughly from midnight 'til dawn. In, of all places, Phoenix, Arizona.