Laura Nyro

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    10 Female Artists That Helped Me Understand Women

    I can't believe the things I decide to write about. Women? Have I lost my mind? I know as much about women as I do about God--not jack. Yet I continue to study both. In fact, I suspect they are one and the same. Like most subjects in my studies, one of my primary teachers has been and continues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The Best Decade in Rock and Roll History: 1967-1977

    I'm feeling a little guilty about last week's column, in which I took the crappy popular music of the '80s to task (High School Music: A Reunion from Hell). Why? It was negative, and generally I like to promote good music instead of baggin' on bad stuff. I've fed my family for almost thirty years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Heartbroken, Son? Now You Can Really Enjoy the Music!

    When my kids were little, and I'd be playing and talking about music with them, they'd say, "Dad, what is this song about?" You can probably guess my answer. Because eight out of 10 songs (not an official stat) are about the same thing: Love. Of course, that one simple word cannot begin to explain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ‚ÄčIf you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Coming to Arizona; Is Coachella 2012 Next?

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers, now featuring Anthony Kiedis as Machete ​Those speculating about Coachella 2012 (I for one would love to see Refused, but a reunion would ruin the whole breakup, and if Tom Waits is indeed playing, I'll probably soil myself) should take note of the little logo at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Alice Cooper Nominated to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    ‚ÄčLocal boy Alice Cooper is up for induction into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Better news yet, this year's field is so weak he appears to be a shoo-in.Actually, this year's list of 15 nominees is probably no weaker than last year when, somehow, ABBA was inducted into the rock and roll h ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Rosanne Cash

    Proof that musicians can be both good and popular

  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Bizarre Love Triangle

    Everybody loves Colin in A Home at the End of the World

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003


    Burton Barr Central Library

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Laura Nyro

    Time and Love: The Essential Masters (Columbia/Legacy) and Live From Mountain Stage (Blue Plate)

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Blood, Sweat & Tears

    Child Is the Father to Man, Blood, Sweat & Tears and The Chambers Brothers' Time Has Come Today (Sony Legacy)

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Universal Greed

    Seagram's merger invites a look into how the suits took record labels away from the true music enthusiasts

  • Music

    April 2, 1998
  • Music

    November 7, 1996

    What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?

    Dubtribe aims to help "reclaim your house nation" . . . but wants to keep you dancing while you're at it