Jon Rauhouse

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    October 30, 2014

    5 Best DJs and Bands in Metro Phoenix

    Last month Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for best DJs and bands in metro Phoenix.

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    February 10, 2014

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Want to get in a show this week? There are plenty of concerts over the next five days around Metro Phoenix to choose from, as you can see for yourself by viewing our extensive online concert listings. And we're fairly certain that there's something for everyone, regardless of your particular tastes ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Neko Case - Orpheum Theater - 9/12/2013

    Neko CaseOrpheum TheaterSeptember 12, 2013 Had she not mentioned it, you probably would have never known that Neko Case was suffering from an annoying head cold at her nearly sold out show last night at Phoenix's lovely Orpheum Theater. Her sickness showed no intentions of betrayal to her glorious ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    Who's excited for the Instagram pictures Questlove is going to post of Phoenix this weekend? I sure am. The Roots will be in town on Saturday, March 23, to play as part of McDowell Mountain Music Festival, plus, Questo will be dropping a DJ set at Bar Smith afterward. That's sure to yield some good ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    October 11, 2012
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    July 26, 2012

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower(s Fan)

    See also: No Seriously, Chumbawamba Has a Storied Anarchist Past See also: Our Throwback Thursday Archives Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Wallflowers: The Only Band That Matters. Just kidding, but the Clash vibes from the band's new tune, "Reboot the Mission," are clearly intentional. It ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    February 16, 2012
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    February 15, 2012

    Kimber Lanning on Sleepwalker's "Out of Here" (1998)

    Editor's Note: A version of this article appears in this week's issue, featuring 100 Songs that Defined Arizona. In celebration of Arizona's centennial, we spoke with Kimber Lanning, whose got musician (Half-String, Letdownright), record store owner (Stinkweeds), and retail activist (Local First Ari ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    December 16, 2011

    Top 15 Local Releases of 2011: Jason P. Woodbury

    Andrew Jackson Jihad​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy! Okay. I'm done. Spent. No more lists. The reissues list was hard. The show list was hard. The ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Sound Off: DJ Dana on Courtney Marie Andrews, Source Victoria, and Sun Ghost

    Clockwise from top left: DJ Dana, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sun Ghost, Source Victoria ​Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, Sound Off, in which Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If yo ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011
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    October 20, 2011

    George Lindell, St. Vincent, Jon Rauhouse, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​In this week's issue, Benjamin Leatherman takes a peak into the life of George Lindell, the motormouth Phoenix-based drummer who achieved internet stardom after a car accident yielded him a viral hit, "Reality Hits You Hard Bro." Lindell could used some fortune to go along with that fame, he ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Luz de Vida Benefit Compilation Unites National Indie Acts and Tucson Bands

    ​Luz de Vida, a compilation featuring Neko Case, Spoon, Jimmy Eat World, Calexico, Giant Sand, Lenguas Largas, Robyn Hitchcock, Brian Lopez, The Meat Puppets, and many, many more, is set to see release in two formats, a 37-track digital album, and a limited-edition 12-song vinyl release, on Octobe ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Source Victoria Explains "Once I'm Dead"

    ​ Source Victoria has a new album coming out, but not just yet. In the meantime, the band is offering up a brand new maxi-single, Once I'm Dead, which features not one, not two, but three versions of the song. The takes on the singles are each unique. Side: A's version is a rock 'n' roll affair, r ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Man of Steel

    Jon Rauhouse gives his music the ol' iPod shuffle

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    March 14, 2007

    Conference Fever

    Today's kickoff day for the music industry's biggest orgy of shmoozing, boozing, and trying to see far too many bands in a brief period of time - the 2007 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin. I won't be there - my illustrious music editor Niki D'Andrea is on her way and will deliver the sy ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Jon Rauhouse

    Reinventing the steel

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    January 20, 2005

    Jackson Thrive

    The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll is still stompin'

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    September 16, 2004

    Messing With Texas

    Arizona Rock Coalition's "foot in the door" may end up in its mouth

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    March 25, 2004

    Jon Rauhouse

    Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Rodeo (Bloodshot)

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    March 25, 2004

    Austin Translation

    A Phoenix passport to South by Southwest

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    September 19, 2002

    Heart and Steel

    Jon Rauhouse's debut showcases this fine pedal-steel guitarist

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    August 23, 2001

    Scenery Stealers

    After seven years, Reubens Accomplice finally delivers on all its promise with I Blame the Scenery

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    March 1, 2001

    TV Eye

    Tempe combo reshapes Television's art-punk sound with a lot of volume and a little bit of pop

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    January 18, 2001

    Great Scott

    Tragedy brings out the best in Valley musicians, as top bands unite for a benefit concert

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    December 21, 2000

    Evening at the Improv

    A trio of local music virtuosos teams up for a special showcase

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    December 14, 2000

    Road Weary

    The Grievous Angels bid goodbye with a bleak chronicle of a traveling band

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    September 28, 2000

    Waco Brothers

    Electric Waco Chair (Bloodshot)

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    September 7, 2000

    Fresh Prints

    Trophy Husbands, Grave Danger to debut new platters

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    July 27, 2000

    The Filth and the Fury

    Never mind the FCC, here's Ghetto Cowgirl

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    July 20, 2000

    Relocation Blues

    Venerable Valley roots club is on the move

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    June 22, 2000

    On the Beach

    Dialectrics' main man readies an intimate solo effort

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    May 4, 2000

    Had a Nice Day

    A Showcase cacophony of music genres and venues beat the hell out of Shelley Duvall

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    March 23, 2000


    Rock 'n' roll rousers the Van Buren Wheels roll to success at SXSW

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    January 13, 2000

    Country Confidential

    The latest chaff on the local pluck and twang set

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    August 26, 1999

    Devotion, But No Doubt

    Richard Buckner enlists the help of a talented local for an unforgettable performance

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    August 19, 1999

    Under His Spell Again

    A Buck Owens tribute turns into a celebration of the local music scene

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    August 5, 1999

    Roll Out the Red Carpet

    A group of admiring locals is set to salute country legend Buck Owens with a birthday bash

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    May 6, 1999

    Harm's Way

    Arizona Music Forum finally reaches local musicians with its first local jam

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    December 17, 1998

    Mule Train

    Sleepwalker's Jamal Ruhe vents his aggressive side with new band Yearofthemule

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    September 17, 1998

    Honky-Tonk Angels

    The Valley's longest-twanging C&W/rock outfit charms a third time with a no-nonsense new CD

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    May 21, 1998

    Dig the New Breed

    Double bill of Sleepwalker and Gloritone reveals the changing face of Tempe guitar rock

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    May 7, 1998

    Old Testament

    BLESSEDBETHYNAME stirs up the scene with industrial-strength spectacle

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    November 13, 1997

    Beggar's Banquet

    Cheesy Mick Jagger impersonation contest parallels current state of the Stones

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    July 31, 1997

    Miller's Crossing

    The Old 97's form from wreckage of musical mishaps

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    February 16, 1995