Ever since the legendary Hollywood Alley closed earlier this month, the only thing that's left of the renowned rock bar (other than many mementos of the place that were scooped up by regulars in the days following its shuttering) is memories. And plenty of 'em too, like 25 year's worth. We devoted t ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll, to paraphrase punk icon Poison Ivy, is for misfits. A refuge for outsiders, oddballs, or anyone else even a little bit strange. The description is apt for the recently closed Hollywood Alley and much of its patronage. Over its 25-year lifespan, the Mesa rock joint and restaurant, whic ... More >>
So, the music video on MTV as a promotional tool is a thing of the past, is it? Well, on July 1, Fervor Records announced that you could see the new Glass Heroes video for "Let Me Down" on MTV.com, the reformed music channel that's trying to establish its website as a one-stop band listing like Reve ... More >>
Four punk legends walked into a bar. That's not the setup to some lame knee-slapper, but rather a precise description of what transpired Tuesday night in downtown Phoenix. The bar in question is renowned English pub the George and Dragon, and the aforementioned punk icons are exponentially more famo ... More >>
Phoenix has a long tradition of punk bars that serve up cheap beer and fast, aggressive (sometimes sloppy) punk rock. Some great venues have closed over the last few years, and while we dearly miss Jugheads and Rogue West, punk bars continue to thrive in the Valley of the Sun. Most are situated in u ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
They say "old punks never die," and while the statement lacks some factual validity, it bears repeating in regards to The Glass Heroes, who celebrate 20 years of punk and roll this Saturday at the George and Dragon Pub. "We have this joke that the last punk standing wins," laughs guitarist and sin ... More >>
When downtown Phoenix venue Foundry on First shut its doors in mid-November, most music fans assumed the worst. Rumors spread that the music venue was done for, in the wake of canceled shows, reported employee drama, and a strange media silence. Not so, says part-owner Tim Thomas. "We're looking ... More >>
Cowboy Mouth The Foundry on First Saturday, July 9 Despite pesky city inspectors delaying the doors opening and Mother Nature battering concertgoers with gusts of wind and blasts of dust, The Foundry on First opened her doors for the first time last night. The work-in-progress venue dealt ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanThe Glass Heroes get the crowd going at the George & Dragon. See more photos of the event in our slideshow.Joe Strummer Benefit George & Dragon Pub & Restaurant January 15th, 2011Phoenix's punk community might not be the biggest or brightest music scene in the V ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraThe annual Santarchy affair will fill the streets of Scottsdale with kooky Kris Kringle clones on Saturday.When Clement Clarke Moore first penned The Night Before Christmas in 1823 (and thus, gave birth to many of the conceptions associated with Jolly Old Saint Nick), the Victori ... More >>
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House punk, broken bards, masked men, and emo for God
In a relatively quiet year for Valley music, a few shows and outings proved the scene still has a lot to offer
Longtime performing musicians at Long Wong's on Mill lament the impending end of an era - or a building, at least
Punk vets Glass Heroes got tired of waiting for a break. They've turned to the Net.
Music Showcase, Sunday, April 13 - Mill Ave.
Bluegrass is a rising trend. Just don't tell Busted Hearts' Bruce Connole.
Waylon Jennings' widow and youngest son say goodbye to a sad year -- with rock stars. In Phoenix!
With Scorpion Kingz, two ASU radio DJs try to document the desert hip-hop scene
Valley rock 'n' roll vets Bruce Connole and Keith Jackson bond -- bluegrass style
A Showcase cacophony of music genres and venues beat the hell out of Shelley Duvall
Stumbling through 48 hours in Hollywood
Local punk preservationists pogo back into the spotlight after a four-year absence
The Zen life and sad death of local drummer Jon Norwood
With a new CD, Phoenix's Beat Angels prove there's no success like failure
For the Valley's premier power-pop band, retro is all a state of mind
Tone Def just may be Phoenix's funkiest foursome. Why isn't everybody dancing?