It's been a quiet year for the Liquid Sol music festival, a "Coachella-like" event announced with some fanfare back in February. At the time it was scheduled for September 19-21 at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, the site of the annual Country Thunder festival. Since then: Nothing. Until yesterday. ... More >>
Michigan native and old-school rocker Ted Nugent may always be looking to ruffle a few feathers, but he is a bit of a softie at heart. Sure, he's incredibly outspoken politically and musically and to about every hunted animal on the planet. He's the same guy who named his 2013 tour "Black Power" (af ... More >>
Doug Hopkins Hopkins is the star of the Discovery Channel show, Property Wars. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Definitely Howard Stern. If I am not listening to Stern, I'm usually listening to KTAR or s ... More >>
Christopher Golda Golda is the manager of Bake Goods by Suzanne and sous chef of Culinary Mischief. For more information, find him on Facebook here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Either 101.5-FM or 107.9-FM KMLE. What's the first a ... 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.
See also: Radiohead: What's the Big Deal? We found out last week that a lot of people like Radiohead. I mean, really like Radiohead. Just kidding. We knew, because most of us really like Radiohead, but some of our readers had a field day admonishing my colleague when she casually admitted that s ... More >>
Emma McIntyreEarlier this year The Sheepdogs became the first unsigned band to land on the cover of Rolling Stone after they won the magazine's Choose the Cover contest. Although they toured extensively before they entered the contest, their world was turned somewhat upside down when they finally ... More >>
As you already know by now Hank Williams Jr. and ESPN have officially parted ways. For 20 years Williams' song, "All My Friends" has opened "Monday Night Football" games. However, after comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, Williams has belted out his last, 'Are you ready for some foot ... More >>
Kanye West's label G.O.O.D. Music has signed a "longterm worldwide label agreement" with Island Def Jam, according to MTV News.G.O.O.D. Music is now officially a subsidiary of Def Jam. Many future G.O.O.D. Music releases will see release under Def Jam's name, including Big Sean's F ... More >>
Talk about no class. At least JT wore a suit, though he's sportin' an Old Glory tie...I feel a little like the Arizona Republic's Clay Thompson in discussing this issue, raised via e-mail by someone involved in the effort to recall state Senate President Russell Pearce. But here goes.Some have sugge ... More >>
Shock-rocker Alice Cooper's downtown bar and grill, Cooperstown, has been named one of the nation's top 10 celeb-owned eateries by TripAdviser.Cooper joins athletes (Michael Jordan), actors (Robert DeNiro) and fellow musicians (Justin Timberlake and Gladys Knight) on the list, which was compiled ... More >>
Props to the spirit of country legend Hank Williams and YouTuber "politicatty." The latter has borrowed the tune from the former's Cajun-styled hit "Jambalaya" for an anti-Joe Arpaio ditty entitled, "Goodbye, Joe!" The lyrics are pretty amusing. Here's a sample:Goodbye Joe. You gotta go. Take three ... More >>
Wait! Before you check out all the content from our weekend coverage, grab a big cup of coffee and relax. It was a big weekend and as such, there's a lot here. Take it in and enjoy it. Tempe Music Fest 2009 This weekend Tempe Music Fest 2009 united us once again from scattered Valley citizenry t ... More >>
Declaring that "special events are drivers of ridership," Metro Light Rail CEO Rick Simonetta today announced extended hours for the April 3 and 4 Tempe Music Festival. Instead of the last train leaving at 11 p.m., as usual, east- or westbound riders can depart from the 3rd Street and Mill ... More >>
No, dude, he's playing a GUITAR he just makes it SOUND like a turntable!Former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tome Morello has been added to the Tempe Music Festival lineup. He joins 3 Doors Down, The All American Rejects, Mutemath and Shiny Toy Guns on Saturday, April 4. Kid Rock, Cowboy Mouth, ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Tense Testimony Tendered In Mormon Murder Trial Janet Napolitano "Fin ... More >>
This is the nü stuff
Misery loves company -- and free Texas Hold'em
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Alexander is Stone's latest history lesson
The group finds truth on a new musical path
The Sauce (MidFi)
From behind bars to behind mikes
Authority Zero is recording its sophomore album in a gated community in Scottsdale. Totally punk rock!
Billy Corgan and a dark Zwan's journey into light
Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag
Waylon Jennings' widow and youngest son say goodbye to a sad year -- with rock stars. In Phoenix!
With a diverse following and a stand-alone attitude, Nelly Furtado hit it big by being herself. But how long can it last?
Phoenix's Dislocated Styles tears the roof off the sucker
Eschewing overt dogma, Texas rockers At the Drive-In don't encourage riot, they embody it
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!
Unlike their North American counterparts, Jamaican rappers are incorporating heavy metal into their material, with some amazing results
Another funk-rap-metal morph disturbs the peace
Jimmy Eat World gets some Rolling Stone-size love from Blink-182
Billy Squier gets philosophical and Trashman gets sick
Glory Revival pillages rock 'n' roll history to create its own unique myth
A social lab on wheels whose subjects aspire to drive themselves
The trailer-park Grinch revisits his year of misery