Nearly 30 years ago, in 1984, Lee Greenwood released a song that would go on to become one of the most recognizable patriotic anthems ever: "God Bless the U.S.A." Lee Greenwood has since been known as the Patriot, and his pride runs deep. He has never slowed down as a recording artist, and continu ... More >>
What better way to celebrate the nation's birthday than taking a day off. Or, as Homer Simpson would agree, "Celebrate your country's independence by blowing up a small part of it" (we mean fireworks, duh). You've probably earned a day off, so have a beer or five, eat some barbeque, and watch some f ... More >>
Maybe you've heard: Today is election day.This year's election is a little different than the 2008 one, though. It seems not everyone is happy with the progress the Kenyan/Indonesian/Martian guy who usurped the presidency has been making toward converting our economy to socialism. Crazy, right? S ... More >>
From left, Jack Harper, Dean Martin, Russell Pearce, and John Huppenthal Obama is a Nazi. Obama is a commie. Obama is a pirate. (Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum.) Obama is a socialist. Obama is the Joker from The Dark Night. (You know, Heath Ledger) Yadda-yadda-yadda. Such was the refrain f ... More >>
Loren Scott Sketching In Stereo is scheduled to perform tonight at the Hot Topic at Tempe Marketplace. Was the four-day workweek too much for y'all to handle? Fear not, fellow cubicle drones, as we've got a decatet of onexpensive options to spend your weekend recovering from the rat race. Th ... More >>
And neither is this Republican convention in disguise
The ATL's Le Castle Vania will kick out the electro-house beats on Friday at Bar Smith. There's more to see and do this weekend than just staring at massive explosions of gunpowder in the sky while some Lee Greenwood anthem plays in the background. A lot more. Since you've got three straight days a ... More >>
In the spirit of the Fourth of July, and to show appreciation for all those who served and sacrificed for the freedom we celebrate today, here's an assemblage of USO music performances for our troops.
Ho Chi Minh meets Mickey Mouse in critically lauded doc
Not long ago, a three-CD, 50-track collection of America-themed songs that’s titled, appropriately enough, Song of America, arrived in stores. What’s so special about that? Well, aside from the fact that it features freak folker Devendra Banhart (“Little Boxes”) and Springsteen acol ... More >>
A former moveon.org vol shows up wearing slogans deemed anti-American and is forced to move on from his bowling team and alley
But when will the rest of the country world take notice?
Ten nightspots that manage to keep patrons and bands cool
Neo-conservative Muslim Oubai Shahbandar has been called a liar, a forgerer, a plagiarist. He'd rather answer to Congressman.
American Idol Season 2: All-Time Classic American Love Songs (RCA)
Two new Tempe clubs bolster a scene; watching war at halftime.
Hank Williams III does his own thing. Nashville, beware.
The Big Ka-Boom, Part One (Alternative Tentacles)
Phoenix Symphony hits the cool notes in Sedona