Joshua Tree

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Forty '90s Albums That Still Hold Up

    Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. He shares stories of great music and wacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always zany music biz. At the end of July, I wrote about Five Reasons I Don't Write About New Music, the most important of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Female Artists Are Killing It at Coachella This Year

    By Adam Lovinus As a dusty wind whipped behind her in hazy stage light, Solange and her ultra-slick backing band brought serious chops and swagger to the polo fields as nighttime fell over Coachella. And then Beyonce showed up on stage, dancing to "Losing You." It was the first Coachella big celebr ... More >>

  • News

    February 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Behind the Scenes at Phoenix's UFO Congress

    There's more to the UFO community than tales of lights in the sky and little green men.In this week's New Times cover story, Jason P. Woodbury examines the parts that make up the International UFO Congress, which is held outside Phoenix.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Wayne Static: Piracy Is Discouraging, But The Music Wants To Come Out of Me

    The evil disco is back in the desert. We're not talking about some new trend of goth raves, or another event like Bloodfest 2013. This is about dirty, raw energy. Industrial metal, functioning at its highest level of stamina. That's right--Wayne Static is back to provide a whirlwind of Static X hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Somehow I Found Some '80s Albums That Still Sound Good

    A few months ago, I took 80's music to task in a little ditty called High School Music: A Reunion from Hell. Of course, I took some shit from some of my friends and classmates, so I promised them I'd try to look at the positive side to the eighties down the road. That moment has arrived. Like t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Jack Howell, What Are You Listening To?

    Jack Howell Howell has been the producer/engineer/musician/owner of WilloDisc Production House since 1989. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KWSS 106.7 FM. What's the first album you bought? Michael Jacks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Metro 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.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Sonoran Pop Festival Sacred Bones Mojave Celebration: "Incestuous...In The Best Possible Way"

    In this week's issue of New Times, I chart the conversation that occurred when I sat down with J.S. Aurelius and Alexander Jarson of Tempe's Ascetic House, a creative "collective" that releases art, video, music, and literature. The two aren't eager to define what Ascetic House "is." And that's th ... More >>

  • Film

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Jose Garces, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Jose GarcesThe Iron Chef and James Beard award-winning chef is executive chef of Distrito, Old Town Whiskey and Garces Trading Co. To-Go at The Saguaro Hotel. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I have Sirius/XM in my car, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Todd Walsh, What Are You Listening To?

    Todd Walsh​Todd Walsh Walsh is FOX Sports Arizona's host for Phoenix Coyotes hockey and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Depends. Sirius '80s on 8, or Pearl Jam radio on Sirius. What's the first album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Barry Fey's Backstage Past: The Gun, Axl Rose, Lars Ulrich, and the Truth

    Legendary concert promoter Barry Fey's Twitter bio is pretty revealing: "Its Barry Fey. I am a rock promoter. I have promoted a few shows here and there. Maybe you have heard of me?" Fey, "The Rockfather," retired from the business in 1997, but not before establishing himself as one of the big name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Wayne Static on Pighammer

    If you're a Static-X enthusiast, then you'll probably like Pighammer, the new album from Wayne Static. Actually, when Wayne Static founded Static-X, his original vision was the concept of Pighammer--more electronic and industrial, not based on live performance. Imagine plenty of the evil disco, co ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010
  • Calendar

    April 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    The Pope Loves Michael Jackson? The Vatican Newspaper Tries Music Criticism

    You know you wanna find out what his top 10 list is like...​No. This is not the start of a really bad or tasteless joke. Recently, the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano came out with a list of the ten best rock/pop albums. And the results may be surprising. In no particular order they are: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Concert Review: U2 Gets Intimate in Glendale

    Luke Holwerda​There's something inherently incongruous about the serene, relentlessly thoughtful music U2 made at its creative peak and the stadium-sized spectacle that came to Glendale last night. Sure, the band has been one of the few extant rock acts capable of (nearly) selling-out football fie ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    Paradise Mislaid

    Author uses wild horses as a metaphor for domesticated America

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Beyond Blonde

    Talking about the weather with Johnette Napolitano

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007

    Burn, Baby, Burn

    Afeelya Bunz may do just that during Decades

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Johnette Napolitano

    Not the governor

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    World Leaders Pretend

    U2's self-invented legacy is a figment of Bono's imagination

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Come Out Swingin'

    Death Cab for Cutie may make pretty indie-rock, but don't mess with 'em on their way to a wider audience

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

    Distance Between (Ultimatum Music)

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    Cohn Ed

    Lunch with singer-songwriter Jill Cohn is an unexpectedly happy affair

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    The Fire and the Flame

    For U2 fans feeling burned by the group's excesses, the band's latest album and tour is a soul-affirming revival

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Cactus Flower

    Known as much for her multiple sclerosis as for her songwriting gift, Victoria Williams finds Water to Drink under the wild desert sun

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    Oasis and U2

    Familiar to Millions (Epic Records) and All That You Can't Leave Behind (Interscope)

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Cosmic American Muse

    More than 25 years after his death, the spirit of Gram Parsons rides high with a new tribute album

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Talking the Walk

    Some local groups are unhappy over the AIDS fund raiser

  • Music

    January 22, 1998

    Desert Solitaire

    For singer-songwriters Victoria Williams and Mark Olson, the fast lane ends in Joshua Tree

  • Music

    November 20, 1997