By Luke Winkie Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psy ... More >>
Since 1983, California-bred Testament has evolved into one of the biggest names in thrash metal. If you were a metal fan in the past three decades, chances are such albums as 1987's The Legacy, 1992's The Ritual and 2008's The Formation of Damnation. And of course, the band's most recent album, 2012 ... More >>
The Refreshments are back. The fizzy, fuzzy, big, and buzzy '90s band behind the hit "Banditos" is scheduled to reunite for one show only -- but not in their home state or even their home country. The good news is that the gig is only as far as Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, as part of Roger Clyne & the P ... More >>
Brian Smith, onetime member of Gentlemen Afterdark and Beat Angels (and onetime New Times contributor) reminisces about his late great bandmate, Kevin Pate. My old band Gentlemen Afterdark once had a demo deal with A&M Records. We were very, very young, and living in L.A, and recording at A&M Studi ... More >>
On Monday night, Kevin Pate -- a valued member of the Phoenix music community -- was fighting for his life in a hospital in Yuma, where he was serving a four-year jail sentence for DUI and violating parole. Misinformation was spreading across online social networks that he'd passed on, but ever the ... 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.
Weird Al Yankovic Comerica Theatre Sunday, August 5, 2012 "He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life." -- Homer Simpson If some massive holocaust does, in fact, bring about Armageddon at the end of December, there are a few things that are guaranteed to survive the ginormous conflagration: Cock ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Brian Jonestown Massacre Crescent Ballroom Tuesday, May 1, 2012 See also: Tripping with the Brian Jonestown Massacre I have a serious question for diehard Brian Jonestown Massacre fans: Is frontman Anton Newcombe a perfectionist or just an asshole? I'm no BJM scholar -- I haven't seen DIG!, the do ... More >>
See also: Ted Nugent's Still a "Special Deputy" to Sheriff Joe Arpaio (2012) See also: Ted Nugent Talks Guns, Meth, and Hippies Before NRA Convention in Phoenix (2009) Ted Nugent doesn't need much of an introduction. To put it lightly, he's intimidating. It has nothing to do with him being so outsp ... More >>
www.gottahaverockandroll.comA 1960s jacket signed by George HarrisonStarting today, you can bid on historic music memorabilia, like the strap from the guitar Jimi Hendrix burned on stage at the Monterrey Pop Festival in 1967 and a glove Michael Jackson wore at a 1997 concert in London -- provide ... More >>
Get ready for "Rolling Stones Week" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the week of May 10In case you haven't heard, The Rolling Stones are preparing to reissue their iconic 1972 album Exile on Main Street this May. There will be original remastered tracks as well as 10 unheard new tracks available.T ... More >>
New bio has a fresh take
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Mexico City's El Tri gives its all to the fans literally
The Richmond Sluts know their punk rock, but they couldn't care less about career advancement
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
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Lone star and band of indie punks crash Trash Blast 3
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Local blues crusader Bob Corritore turns his boyhood dreams into reality
Trashman finds that he can no longer enjoy a beer in peace
Franco Gagliano and the Beat Angels lay down their arms and get down to business
The Loud Family's Scott Miller battles the limitations of life in pop-cult hell
Tempe's other funk junkies have ambition, groove, and yeah, they've got drugs, too
Seventeen years after its advent, sampling remains mired in legal and aesthetic controversy
New book celebrates fave raves who had the choppers but not the chops
With a new CD, Phoenix's Beat Angels prove there's no success like failure
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