In the "about" section of the Va href="https://www.facebook.com/officialviolentfemmes" target="_blank">Violent Femmes official Facebook page, under the "description" header, it currently reads: "Violent Femmes are currently touring in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the release of their fir ... More >>
Summer in the Phoenix Valley doesn't wait for any official proclamation -- it just comes on hard in early May. With that in mind, the Musical Instrument Museum's summer concert series officially begins May 1. "We get some of the greatest [musicians in the world] here," MIM Music Director Lowell Pic ... More >>
"The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it." --B.B. King "Metal confronts what we'd rather ignore. It celebrates what we often deny. It indulg ... More >>
Seattle guitarist Bill Horist has been making records since the early '90s, and he's racked up the kind of avant-garde credentials any would-be guitar mangler would kill for. He's worked with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Reggie Watts, Kinski, Six Organs of Admittance, Secret Chiefs 3, Master Musicans of ... More >>
Punk-jazz-spazz-thrash bands from Italy post up at Grand Avenue venue
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Cephalic Carnage finds redemption in the sewers of the death metal underground
Candiria's genre-bending urban fusion of ambient, hard-core, rap and jazz makes for a tasty organic pie
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Medeski Martin and Wood's hip-hop jazz finds the audience it deserves
After writing for more than 400 films, Ennio Morricone remains the man with one name
What the World Needs Now...
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New Times music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets
Bill Laswell is a deep-groove guerrilla who's not afraid to lay down the bottom line
IT'S SWEET, IT'S SIMLE AND IT SELLS. BUT IT AIN'T JAZZ.