Two phrases that Franco Gagliano tends to say a lot nowadays are "I don't want to offend anyone" and "I'm not gonna lie to you." When Franco ruled supreme as owner of The Mason Jar, one of Phoenix's longest-enduring rock clubs from the early '80s into the early Aughts, you more likely heard him say, ... More >>
These guys were glam enough, but were they good enough?by Alex Distefano Call it what you will--glam metal, hair metal, cock rock, or plain old '80s metal--but there's something to be said for a subculture that extended from the late '70s into the early '90s that refuses to wash off its makeup and ... More >>
There's definitely something special about carnival rides and deep-fried foods that brings out the inner kid in all of us. I still remember living near 19th Avenue and Grant in Phoenix, about three miles south of the Arizona State Fairgrounds, and during that cool time of the year I would walk to th ... More >>
2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>
Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding: Don Felder, L.A. Guns, Sebastian Bach, John O'Hurley, Murray SawChuck, and Alice Cooper with Johnny Depp @ Comercia Theatre|12/8/12Local shock rock legend and all Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Alice Cooper hosted his 12th annual Christmas Pudding holiday bash a ... 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.
Our man about town, Alice Cooper is a busy guy. In addition to all that rocking and rolling, he's currently holding down the Halloween guest editor spot over at Village Voice's Sound of the City blog. And of course, he's ironing out the details of his annual Christmas Pudding event. So you're sayi ... More >>
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas--even though Halloween is still just around the corner. As grocery stores begin to stock their Christmas crap decorations, the last show announcements of the year trickle in. Historically, the line up for Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding gets announced eve ... More >>
Welcome to The Grand Tour, a regular feature where PHXmusic.com takes you inside practice spaces, tour vans and seedy apartments occupied by Phoenix-area bands. This week we give you a look up on the stage at Naked Dave's Music's Tempe location, where hair-metal cover band Hollywood Saints pract ... More >>
Scott H. Biram is scheduled to perform on Thursday, February 4, at the Rhythm Room.Aficionados of the often-overlapping genres of country, Americana, folk, and roots music should be pretty ecstatic after reading this post. That's because a number of acts from said musical forms will pay visits to ... More >>
Yayo Guitar phenom Yayo Sanchez, 16, will play The Blooze Bar Saturday. The Austin, Texas native has been playing clubs since he was 14, and has opened for Quiet Riot, L.A. Guns and Dirty Penny. He tends to sound like a mix of all of them, with a little Slash thrown in.Longtime Kiss guitarist Bruce ... More >>
If you're a fan of The Love Me Nots, a local act that makes their bones playing originals inspired by the garage acts from the Motor City, you will not want to miss The Detroit Cobras at The Rhytm Room on May 27. Actually, anyone with even the tinest soft spot for classic garage rock won't want to m ... More >>
Thursday just keeps getting better
Whine and sleaze
What's so funny 'bout big hair and power riffs? Warrant gets in on the joke.
Mason Jar Live!
2303 East Indian School
Trashman endures follicle torture after a night at the headbanger's ball
If you build them a replica, they will come. Van Halen, AC/DC, Rush and Mötley Crüe tribute bands have more than just their members wigging out.
Trashman misses his brush with God's organ grinder
Trashman pours his beer-fueled soul into a saga of Guns n' Mooks
Stumbling through 48 hours in Hollywood
Seizing the yesterday with Warrant's Jani Lane
Our resident trailer-park critic finds out that hell hath no fury like a Parrothead scorned
Trashman observes a trailer-park family cursed by tragedy