Valley Fever has become a Phoenix Country Music institution, thanks to DJs Dana Armstrong and Johnny Volume. I heard of the Yucca Tap Room ritual by way of Tony Martinez after interviewing him before his farewell show at Valley Fever, when he talked excitedly about how important those Sunday nights ... More >>
I have always been one of those metal heads that claims to listen to all musical genres--except for country. But in the past year, I've realized that classic country songs, with their imagery and energy, are pretty hard to dislike. Take David Allan Coe's "If That Ain't Country Part II," for example. ... More >>
from LittleGreenFootballsOne pic you won't see in the doc: Ron Paul, ex-KKK Grand Wizard Don Black, and Black's son Derek.Whenever Congressman Ron Paul shuffles off this mortal coil, he'll have no dearth of hagiographers. Indeed, he already has plenty, like the makers of the documentary For Liberty, ... More >>
Letters from the week of December 5, 2002
Billy Joe Shaver has a stunning new album in stores. But he can't enjoy it.
An obscure old folk album reveals a place where stories--both spoken and sung--are priceless heirlooms
In the sixth congressional district, J.D. Hayworth and Steve Owens have run campaigns so devoid of content it's almost scary
Congressional hopeful claims Democrat leaders strangled his candidacy; will run write-in campaign