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Kenny G

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Top 10 Record Stores in Metro Phoenix

    There is no shortage of vinyl -- and places to get it -- in The Valley of the Sun. Jazz, blues, rock, psych, soul, oldies, Latin, children's, soundtracks, surf, drag, indie, metal, punk ... it's all here somewhere. The key is finding who has what you want. More often than not, each record store has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2013

    Blunt Club's Halloween - Yucca Tap Room - 10/31/2013

    "Halloween is like drama club... on crack." That was Dumper Foo, the Blunt Club's resident live artist. Foo, a local celeb in his own right, came in sporting a Bob Ross afro, a paint pallet at the ready for his homage to the happy tree afficianado, Bob Floss. The Blunt Club's other organizer, host M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    So Dave Mustaine Is Going to Perform with The San Diego Symphony

    So Dave Mustaine said that he hates to be singled out. Yeah--absolutely despises being the center of attention. One time he was at a Kenny G. concert and the musician asked him to stand up in the crowd because he was going to play at that same venue a couple months later. Mustaine said he turned b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Why Kenny G's Hair Is The Most Dependably Great Thing In Music

    One of the best things about life is spontaneity. Adventures and experiences, big or small, that happen on a whim can make life pretty fucking fun. Especially because, for most of us, the rest of that time is bogged down by realities like jobs, school, and bills; when we can roll with some spur-of-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Our Ten Favorite Sexy, Swinging Porno Soundtracks (NSFW)

    It was a night of porn like no other. Before relocating to Arizona I did a night shift at KUNC, a public radio station in Fairbanks, Alaska. Broadcasts occasionally adopted a theme and one show was devoted to '70s soundtracks. My friend Nathan, who has the most eclectic taste in music, frequently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Incoming: Jason Mraz, Pennywise, Jeff the Brotherhood

    Guess who's looking a lot older and more strung out than last time anyone saw him? Good ol' Jason Mraz. You'd think that someone who has "the remedy" would easily be able to keep himself from looking like an aging schlub of a musician. Au contraire, mon frère. Simply observe -- he looks something l ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    100 Arizona Songs, Moe'Z Art, One Be Lo, Raphael Saadiq, and More in This Week's Issue

    We knew the daunting (impossible, really) task of picking 100 songs that define the sound of Arizona was going to be tough, but lucky for us, we had a lot of help, from you, our readers. We opened up a Gmail account and took submissions from you, reading through liner notes and consulting unoffici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Incoming: M. Ward, Snow Patrol, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

    ​Zooey Deschanel's partner in folk pop music-making, guitarist M. Ward, is planning to check out what's going on at the Crescent Ballroom in April.Ward's sound varies from reverb-drenched acoustic blues to shinning pop. Plus, if a performance from Ward doesn't inspire enough excitement, the recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Music Videos of 2011

    It's a Katy Perry kind of year...​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a look at 2011's best videos. Enjoy! Quite a few bomb-ass videos have been released ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Hanson on Social Media, Shout It Out and Katy Perry

    Jiro SchneiderHanson has been a household name since 1997 when they made it big with their unforgettable song "MMMBop." You know, the one you could never get out of your head every time you heard it. But the three-brother band has moved on to bigger and better things now, like their chart topping la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Jeff Freundlich, What Are You Listening To?

    Jeff Freundlich​Jeff Freundlich Freundlich is the co-owner of Fervor Records, home to bands such as Super Stereo.  When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KWSS. Beef Vegan and the crew crack me up, and they embrace new music. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Katy Perry Features Rebecca Black, Hanson, Kenny G and Glee Stars in New Video For 'Last Friday Night'

    ​Katy Perry features a handful of stars in her new music video "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", according to MTV News.In the brand new video, Perry throws a kick ass '80s house party at her home with the help of party co-host and my homegirl Rebecca Black, house band Hanson, and sax master Kenny G, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    5 Reasons Why "Wonderful Christmastime" Is The Best Christmas Song Ever

    "Wonderful Christmastime" - the best Christmas song ever​The joy and delight of the holiday season is something you either absolutely love, tolerate to a certain degree or loathe with all your being.Those who take the latter stance probably blame the season's music for their hatred, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Incoming: Little Dragon, No Age, Wild Nothing, Tennis, The Moody Blues, Amy Grant

    Is this the greatest Christmas album of all time?​Things are about to get real religious up in here, thanks to a just announced Amy Grant show this coming February.Other artists may have released their own successful Christmas albums in the past, but Grant's 1992 yuletide juggernaut Home For Chris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Kenny G on Clive Davis, Blowing for 46 Minutes, and the Future of Music Sales

    ​Sophisticated (read: old) people everywhere enjoy the smooth sounds of Kenny G. The world-renowned saxophonist isn't just the vehicle for one of pop music's all-time best hairdos, he also owns several world records, including the most instrumental records ever sold in the U.S. and the longest not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Top 10 Reasons Why Cover Songs (Usually) Suck

    Joe Cocker: This asshat set the standard for the terrible, awful, ridiculous cover song.​For me -- and I suspect for you -- a truly great song is three-to-five odd minutes of pure, unadulterated bliss. The state of euphoria you attain when listening cannot be tampered with. You would never want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Weezer Coming To Dodge Theatre on January 15

    ​Weezer will play Dodge Theatre on January 15. Touring on perhaps their worst reviewed record ever ( a record, admittedly, I have not bothered to actually listen to yet) Rivers Cuomo and Co. seem to be getting more ink for Snuggie-style publicity stunts, like playing with Kenny G, than playing sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Kenny G and Weezer Collaborate, Plan to Conquer Earth

    Kenny G joined forces with seminal 90's rock band Weezer to create a truly...interesting take on the band's new song "I'm Your Daddy." ​Are you like me? Did you wake up today and think to yourself, "You know what Weezer needs? More soprano sax." Well get ready to get your mind blown and your pants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    November 3 In Blogs: Yucca Tap Room, Smeeks, Jan Brewer, and Kenny G

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Up on the Sun: Club Candids: Yucca Tap Room on Halloween Night Kenny G and Weezer Collaborate, Plan to Conq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Just Announced: Lucero, St. Vincent, George Jones

    Lucero is coming to town in May. A lot of big indie shows -- but not big, big shows -- in last week's concert announcements. Lucero, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are coming to Rythm Room in May, as are Margot & the Nuclear So and So's. St. Vincent plays Modified on Sunday, May 31, which is ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Shrapnel's Very Special™ holiday music guide

  • Film

    March 10, 2005

    Talkin' 'Bot Love

    Like Big Fish for little kids

  • Film

    February 5, 2004

    Gettin' Windy in the City

    The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    ELECTRO - The Swedes, Please

    Look toward Scandinavia to find 2003's most progressive electronic music. Really.

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Jerry Douglas

    Lookout for Hope (Sugar Hill)

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Over-Under

    Dilated Peoples would be leading L.A.'s hip-hop underground -- if it had a hip-hop underground

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    4-H Member

    Ray Rivera's rules for standup comedy: Handicapped, Hispanic, Homosexual, Humorist

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions 2000

    Music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets in New Times' annual poll

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Letters

    09-21-2000

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Used Jazz CD Selection

    Zia Record Exchange
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    480-829-1967
    (and other Valley locations)

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Letters

    08-31-00

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    The Lore of the Luhrs

    Adam Diaz remembers 50 years of work and play in Phoenix's first skyscraper

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    A Glitch in Time Saves None

    Where were you when the lights didn't go out? All the dangers of Celebration 2000 that Phoenix shut-ins sat out.

  • Calendar

    July 15, 1999

    Night & Day

    July 15 - 21, 1999

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Soul Music

    Wailing Souls take their vintage reggae skank into the realm of psychedelia

  • Dining

    October 22, 1998
  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    Copy Cats

    In the tired realm of tribute albums, imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence

  • News

    July 24, 1997
  • Music

    April 17, 1997

    Strange Brew

    For one day, the second annual New Times Music Awards Showcase pours all the Valley's various scenes into one big, weird melting pot

  • Music

    September 19, 1996
  • News

    August 31, 1995
  • News

    May 25, 1995

    A KILLER CONVENTION

    THE IMAGE-CONSCIOUS NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION ALLOWED NO NOISY FIREFIGHTS DURING ITS ANNUAL MEETING. EVERYONE WAS USING SILENCERS.

  • Music

    March 2, 1995
  • Music

    November 17, 1994
  • Music

    October 13, 1994

    BOYS IN THE ATTIC

    DOES LIFE REALLY BEGIN AT 50 FOR AEROSMITH? ITS RECORD LABEL IS BETTING $30 MILLION IT DOES.

  • Music

    June 30, 1993

    JAZZSCAM

    IT'S SWEET, IT'S SIMLE AND IT SELLS. BUT IT AIN'T JAZZ.

  • Music

    June 9, 1993
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    November 18, 1992
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