Easy mode is making a Boris Yeltsin joke when Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin comes to town. Hard mode is not making a Boris Yeltsin joke. Really hard mode is not making a Boris Yeltsin joke even though you think you've got a great one. Because it's probably not that great, is what I keep tryi ... More >>
Portland's Quasi will be visiting the Rhythm Room Monday in support of their excellent new double-album, Mole City. The band, which turned 20, features two accomplished vets of the Northwest scene, Sam Coomes (guitar/vox/keyboards) and Janet Weiss (drums/vox); when they aren't devoting their time to ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll, to paraphrase punk icon Poison Ivy, is for misfits. A refuge for outsiders, oddballs, or anyone else even a little bit strange. The description is apt for the recently closed Hollywood Alley and much of its patronage. Over its 25-year lifespan, the Mesa rock joint and restaurant, whic ... More >>
Less Pain Forever has its brains and eats them, too
Reubens Accomplice makes a bi-coastal album while still keeping a desert address
After seven years, Reubens Accomplice finally delivers on all its promise with I Blame the Scenery
Down With Buildings and Seven Storey rise up to claim the mantle of Valley indie rock
The artists currently known as Less Pain Forever reveal their greatest hoaxes. But will the last time be the charm?
The sixth annual New Times Music Showcase brings together the Valley's best, brightest and weirdest
The Native American music scene gets in tune with a new radio show
How Les Payne opened an overseas Orifice
Six years ago, Ryan Page and Mike Pallagi were high school kids who idolized eccentric actor Crispin Glover. Now they're producing films with him.
New Tempe club night tailors the rave ambiance for the 21-and-over crowd
Bldg 5 benefit for Autumn House inspired by tragedy that hit close to home
The man who transformed Nita's Hideaway into a beloved music venue now focuses on full-time band management
Les Payne Product starts a joke, which starts the whole world crying
How good fortune turned a skinny duo into the Valley's most inventive and engaging heavyweight act
The Refreshments take a cautious step toward maturity with their new album
Zig Zag Black guitarist learns how to play with pain
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LAUGHLIN, NEVADA, AND CLINT'S WELL, ARIZONA, YOU MIGHT FIND THE MEANING OF LIFE IN THE '90S. ROGJT.