Kevin Daly

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    A Fond Farewell to The Sail Inn

    It was a bittersweet send off, at best, this weekend at The Sail Inn. On the one hand, it was one of the most amazing local music lineups that could have possibly been arranged, but on the other, there was the idea that this was never going to happen again at this location looming in the back of y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Hollywood Alley: An Oral History of "Arizona's Only Ultra-Chic Pissant Hip Dive Bar"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

    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.

  • Music

    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Al Perry, Hans Olson, Nina Curri, Kevin Daly, Rhythm Room, 7/18/12

    Al Perry, Hanson Olson, Nina Curri, Kevin Daly Rhythm Room Wednesday, July 18 See also: The 100 Years of Music That Defined Arizona See also: "We Got Cactus," Bloodspasm (1985), Al Perry (2004), The Dusty Buskers (2010) By Michael Cryer The Rhythm Room put on an acoustic, punk rock show last ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 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.

  • Culture

    March 15, 2012
  • Music

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Nile Theatre, Long Wong's, Jugheads, PHiX, and Other Major Openings and Closings in 2010

    Jonathan McNamara The Underground in Mesa, which opened in February.​Big changes took place in the Valley's nightlife landscape, to say the least. Music venues, nightspots, and dance clubs alike all entered and exited the scene. The loss of some (say like Jugheads, PHiX, or the Copper State ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Bob Log III, Adam Arcuragi, Sticky Fingers' Michael Jackson Tribute, and More

    The ladies love Bob Log III, who's scheduled to perform at Chopper John's on Saturday Night.​Although downtown may or may not be ovah (depending on the particular mood of our fair editor Martin Cizmar), but in the meantime, East Phoenix might just be coming alive when it comes to live music. In a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Sucker Punch Sally's Closes For Summer (or Maybe Forever?)

    Benjamin LeathermanDJ Johnny Volume during a recent gig at Sucker Punch Sallys.I've always wondered if there's some sort of unseen force in nature that dictates the following: "If Phoenix ever gets anything even the slightest bit cool, it will inevitably (and eventually) go belly up."If so, than it' ... More >>

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Multi Taskers

    The incestuous nature of the Tempe music scene

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Tenth Power

    Local label Truxton passes the decade mark

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Fish Tales

    Catch them before they get away

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Grave Danger

    Death City

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Whole Lotta Love

    Metric got depressed, but everyone else dug the Showcase

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Ash Canned

    Goodbye, Bash on Ash. Hello, Valley live music conundrum.

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Walking the Line

    A spiritual tribute to Johnny Cash by local outlaw country band the Trophy Husbands rings appropriate

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003
  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Smoke Rings

    Long Wong's is still a smoky dive, but the smoke is on the patio

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Mill Landing

    The sixth annual New Times Music Showcase brings together the Valley's best, brightest and weirdest

  • Music

    February 8, 2001


    Local twangers Flathead return; psychobilly combo Grave Danger calls it a day

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Evening at the Improv

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

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Y2 Chaos

    Looking back at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of local music in 2000

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Danger Zone

    Trio of Valley vets proves to be the Wild Bunch of local music

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Fresh Prints

    Trophy Husbands, Grave Danger to debut new platters

  • Music

    June 29, 2000


    Valley rig-rockers Flathead face an uncertain future

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Had a Nice Day

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

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Tower of Power

    CPR offers a breath of life to the Valley Latin scene

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Bomb's Away

    The next chapter(s) for DJ Radar

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Country Confidential

    The latest chaff on the local pluck and twang set

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Under His Spell Again

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

  • Music

    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

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Rig and Roll

    Flathead turns upside-down technique into a winning hybrid of raw country and roadhouse