Nineties nostalgia - with its grungy flannel shirts, giant Gameboys, and crunchy guitars - is already upon us. The next "remember the days" wave will undoubtedly be for the late '90s/early 2000s, when nu-metal first took hold of the radio dial (it's held on ever since). So expect Coal Chamber, Seven ... More >>
It's become a tradition around here. Every week, on Monday -- the worst of all days -- we bring you our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix this week. You know, to help make it all bearable. Dig in, kiddos.
When the lineup for Rock on the Range was announced last week, a flurry of emails between myself and three other of my fellow chick metal journalists/enthusiasts ensued regarding flights, hotels, and tickets. We had all attended the weekend festival together in 2012, and relished the thought of a he ... More >>
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Once again I found myself writing a Metal Monday column on a plane with a glass of whiskey. I'm headed to Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, to see Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, and about 30 other acts (stay tuned for that review next week). Most importantly, I'm sitting nex ... More >>
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Gigantour Comerica Theatre Saturday, February 25 I'm no metalhead, but I recognize dedication when I see it. I spent last night at the Gigantour, featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, and Volbeat, packed into Comerica theatre with people from all generations, cloaked in the blackest of black, ... More >>
You gotta hand it to American thrash metalheads Megadeth. For as rocky as their successful road has been, the band has done great job at keeping things surprising. Just last week, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine made headlines by announcing his endorsement of far-right presidential candidate Rick " ... More >>
Alright, slacker. There's no more denying it: the holidays are here, and you need to get on that shopping list. Luckily, Up on the Sun has caught gift guide-fever, and over the course of this week we'll be offering you suggestions for the entire family. It's hard to forget your metal-loving ... More >>
Riverfront TimesRoger Waters is coming back to the US Airways Center to perform The Wall in its entirety once again. I was there last time, and many would agree that it was easily one of the best shows to have come through Phoenix in 2010.Roger Waters, New Edition, Megadeth and Motorhead will be ... More >>
Courtesy of Mindy DuPonteHellen Valley metal band Hellen has always been an anomaly. In a genre dominated by men, Hellen founders (and sisters) Mindy and Desiree DuPonte raged as gutturally and viciously as any testosterone-filled metal band. With Desiree on guitar and Mindy on drums, the pair sh ... More >>
The Gaslight AnthemIt's been nearly a year since The Gaslight Anthem started buzzing with the release of their second album, The '59 Sound, but they're showing no signs of cooling off. In fact, last month was arguably the band's best ever month, as a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen, the God ... More >>
As music editor Martin Cizmar mentioned in his post earlier today, the slate of concerts scheduled to go down from tonight until Sunday kinda pales in comparison to the overwhelming assortment of superstars who'll be in town next weekend. But while this weekend's line-up of major music and comedy e ... More >>
Here are some upcoming shows that were just announced this week.
Mindy and Desiree Duponte are the future of Phoenix death metal
When Silence Is Broken The Night Is Torn
(self-released) Transude (self-released)
"The quintessential metal menagerie"
There's a hoot for every night owl at Valley clubs this summer