Rocky Votolato is a guy on the shore skipping stones across the water. Part craft, part amusement, the circumspect Seattle songwriter's success and happiness has ebbed and flowed like the tide, something he's gradually grown more accustomed to, though it's not always been a smooth ride. Finally firm ... More >>
Jason Raducha and Claudio Urciuoli Noble Bread www.noblebread.com Artisan bread is hot right now. But for the guys behind Noble Bread, it's not about the trend. It's about getting reconnected to the way things used to be done, using a stone hearth and stone-ground heritage grains to make naturally ... More >>
It seems there's no time like the present to learn a thing or two about what's going on in the Town of Florence.While New Times writers Monica Alonzo and Stephen Lemons are working on a three-part series, "Florence Exposed," we heard from a filmmaker who's directing a documentary on life in the pris ... More >>
Master of the mindmelt, Tobacco is probably best known as the enigmatic frontman of Black Moth Super Rainbow, penning the vocoder-drizzled psychedelia of a digital generation that misses Super Nintendo and VHS tapes. While BMSR is often the kind of tuning you'd slap on as you peaked on a mushroom tr ... More >>
Touring for any musician can be a difficult challenge. That challenge is multiplied for singer-songwriter Poeina Suddarth. Currently on her Trains, Planes and Automobiles tour supporting Poeina, she relies on the ridesharing kindness of fans, strangers and truckers to get her from gig to gig since h ... More >>
Remember in high school when mom pawned all your old video games 'cuz you never played them anymore? Then, as soon as you got to college and first felt homesick, you ended up buying a used SNES and had to start your cartridge collection from scratch? Thanks a lot, mom. Brooklyn's Anamanaguchi have ... More >>
It took a successful Kickstarter campaign, numerous fundraising shows, and generous outpouring from the local music community, but Sedona's decker. has successfully completed its fourth album, Slider (no relation to the T.Rex record of the same name) and was able to replace the instruments damaged i ... More >>
Right now, there's a Tool fan angrily venting about the lack of a new Tool album in some dark corner of the Internet. Right now, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan is most likely working on something other than a new Tool album. As detailed in this week's Phoenix New Times cover story, Keenan is a ... More >>
Palms, Wiley One, Jared and the Mill, and Sara Robinson and Midnight Special @ Crescent Ballroom|1/9/13South by Southwest, the sort of Mecca of indie music, is kind of a big deal. A good show there can make or break a band, even if the event itself is a tad self-indulgent. I once hitchhiked there, s ... 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.
Election years tend to carry more chaos then normal ones, but there was something else going on in 2012. Maybe it's the aura of apocalypse made people a little stranger this year. We had the Syrian Civil War, the Aurora Shooting, Israel being dicks to Gaza and vice versa, Mitt Romney was treated l ... More >>
Curious 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.
The proof-of-concept/trailer for Monster Roll, a movie in which a rag-tag band of sushi chefs fight off enormous and well animated monsters from the deep, has just been released. Now that is an idea that cries out to be made into a full-length feature film. See Also: --Jiro Dreams of Sushi: Much M ... More >>
Ladylike, Factories, Gospel Claws, Steff Koeppen and The Articles Crescent Ballroom Friday, May 25, 2012 See also: Ladylike Approaches '70s Pop With Sharp Tools In this week's music feature the men of Ladylike, the Tempe-based pop combo that packed Crescent Ballroom last night, discussed the diffe ... More >>
The Uprooted KitchenThe Uprooted Kitchen will be a family affair (Erin and Chad Romanoff with their boys, Cole and Jonah)If you've been wondering why nobody's thought (much) to bring vegetarian and vegan food into the burgeoning food truck scene, we've got the answer: They have. Meet The Ro ... More >>
When I interviewed Stephen Steinbrink and Christian Filardo for this a column in this week's paper about Kickstarter, I had no idea that they had teamed up for Condensed Nothing, a new cassette from Steinbrink issued on Filardo's Holy Page Records label. Drawing on recordings made between December ... More >>