Fame, for most artists, is short-lived. When stars come and go, a core network of lyricists, producers, crew members and musicians persists through the decades, typically unseen, giving support from one fresh face to the next. Errol Brown is a sound engineer who, within the industry, carries muc ... More >>
Many musical offspring have faltered under the pressure of trying to live up to the level of greatness once bestowed on their popular progeny. Stephen "Raggamuffin" Marley has refreshingly bucked those odds, and has in fact, become a modern-day legend of reggae music in his own right, and has done s ... More >>
Look no further for proof of Bob Marley's legacy than the vast number of bands influenced by his work and the multitude of Marley posters that adorn dorm-room walls. More than 30 years after his death in 1981, Bob Marley and the Wailers touch people of all ages. Mostly because of the mind-boggling s ... 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.
When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions. Share a few photos, some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfyi ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanJamil Hyatt strikes a pose behind the bar at AZ/88.No matter what he's doing -- whether it's serving up stylish martinis at Scottsdale's AZ 88 or spitting out dope rhymes within the Valley's hip-hop scene -- Jamil Hyatt is plenty smooth. As a former MC for mostly-defunct Valley h ... More >>
Good 2 Go (Atlantic/VP)
The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s.
Dreadlocked duo delivers a reggae old time
In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
Valley rock 'n' roll vets Bruce Connole and Keith Jackson bond -- bluegrass style
Catch a Fire: Deluxe Edition (Tuff Gong/Island/Universal)
Classic Albums Series: Catch a Fire(Rhino Home Video)
Seagram's merger invites a look into how the suits took record labels away from the true music enthusiasts