Though the band now resides in Austin, Texas, The Meat Puppets and the brothers Kirkwood (Curt and Cris) will be forever tied to the Valley of the Sun from whence they sprung.
That connection has gotten stronger to with the addition of Curt's son Elmo--a Tempe resident--now an official member of t ... More >>
It's been nearly a year since Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, unleashing a shitstorm that's still going although the law was blocked by courts and will likely never take effect in any meaningful way.While The Sound Strike, the organization promoting a boycott of Arizona led by out-of ... More >>
Last week we told you about how local indie-shoegaze act Lisa Savidge is about to head out on tour, and planned to kick things off with a gig at Mesa's Goathead Saloon. Unfortunately, that gig got axed. Today is St. Patrick's Day, of course, and it would seem the band's brand of ... More >>
Long Wong's Firehouse in Tempe has made the world's largest flier for their one-year anniversary show.The shows will be March 18 and 19 at the bar and venue on Apache Boulevard. Underground Cities, Future Loves Past, Kirkwood Dellinger and The Pubes headline the big bills.The flier, meanwhile is ... More >>
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 >>
We put out the call and Arizona's music community responded.Phoenix New Times is very proud to officially introduce A Line In The Sand, a compilation of protest songs from Arizona artists opposed to SB 1070, the crazy new immigration law which will, in effect, mandate racial profiling of Hispanic ... More >>
ASU's student radio station The Blaze 1330 AM is currently in the midst of their annual Campus Crawl, the station's fall concert series. The first featured local act, Kirkwood Dellinger, took to the stage north of ASU's Memorial Union around lunch time Monday. Despite midday temperatures creeping ... More >>
Tempe's brand spankin' new Madcap Theaters,
which took the place of the defunct Harkins Centerpoint off Mill Avenue
and 7th St., will host a Back to School Celebration with a weekend full
of some of Arizona's most promising local bands.
You can check out Evan Brightly, Fiction, ... More >>
Come out to The Firehouse this Friday for a cool benefit show featuring Haunted Cologne, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Haymarket Square and othersThis Friday, The Firehouse, one of downtown Phoenix's finer collective art spaces, is hosting one such benefit show. It is being put on by Rusty Spoke Commun ... More >>
Meat Puppets, the iconic alternative band who are arguably Arizona's greatest-ever musical export, release their 12th studio album, Sewn Together, today. How much do we think of the band? Well, let's just say we didn't name this blog after a Gin Blossoms or Jimmy Eat World album, now ... More >>
Sorry for not giving you earlier notice, but ASU's student radio station, The Blaze, is hosting their annual Guest DJ week this week, featuring everyone from Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins, to Miniature Tigers to... me.You actually already missed Adkins, who spun this morning, but you can still ... More >>
Last month Neba, Underwater Getdown, Kinch, Black Carl, Kirkwood Dellinger, and Lisa Savidge all donated their time to the grassroots, DIY, volunteer-based, non-profit organization that is beginning to fill a void that Phoenicians so desperately crave. They call it Radio Phoenix, the only communit ... More >>
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It's not usually our style to go out on a Sunday night. But since we have a soft spot for benefit shows, we decided to actually take a shower and put on a little make-up (for a change).We certainly weren't the only ones. It was a pretty big surpris ... More >>