Jackson Browne @ The Orpheum Theatre|2/13/13Back in 1975 Olivia Newton John lyrically asked the question "Have you ever been mellow?" Such a question would never be posed to Jackson Browne. The singer/songwriter has to be the mellowest rock star on the planet.
Doing some crate digging at Tracks in Wax, I uncovered a rather strange relic: an album showcasing local music. The cover was a faded license plate with the words Arizona Sounds Vol. 1, sponsored by KDKB 93.3 FM. It was printed in 1977. As a Phoenix native, I've always had an interest in this spraw ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
By Michael Alan Goldberg Jess Rotter truly racked up the frequent flyer miles this year. The long-time in-house publicist and marketing wiz for Brooklyn-based indie record label Mexican Summer practically lived in airplanes, repeatedly jetting out west and back to handle her duties repping Best Coa ... More >>
CéU Musical Instrument Museum Tuesday, June 19, 2012 It's easy to see international artist CéU's mass appeal. Her music can evoke images of a smoky lounge full of Mad Men types sipping scotch, or she can put you on some sandy beach with a caipirinha in one hand and a bikini-clad babe on your arm. ... More >>
On Saturday, February 18, the Musical Instrument Museum debuted its "I Am AZ Music" exhibit, featuring over 40 installations that examine the scope and history of music in Arizona in celebration of the State's centennial. Reggae artist Walt Richardson performed, as well as psychedelic soul band What ... More >>
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with their 10th studio album, which is also the first album they will have released in the last five years, according to Spin.The band's upcoming album, titled I'm With You, is officially scheduled to drop on August 30, per an announcement on the Red Hot Chili P ... More >>
EarlyOnsetofNightOne way of combating Sheriff Joe's anti-brown sweeps, and SB1070 to bootTomorrow will be a big day in Sand Land, with Latina pop icon Shakira meeting with Mayor Phil Gordon over their opposition to Arizona's new racial profiling law. Normally, that alone would make for a huge news d ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Linda Ronstadt Returns, Joe Arpaio Hunts Hispanics, and ACLU Announces Plans to Sue O ... More >>
She & Him - Volume TwoYou may not know it by looking out at the gray, rainy Phoenix skies this week, but spring is upon us. The weather currently doesn't want to cooperate, but She & Him will more than happily oblige your springtime needs. The duo's sophomore effort, Volume Two, is a perf ... More >>
From left, Zack de la Rocha, Little Joe, and Linda Ronstadt outside El Portal FridayI'm on my way down to Phoenix's Falcon Park, where one of the largest anti-Arpaio marches in history is now gathering, but I would be remiss if I didn't post a short note about the fundraiser at Maricopa County Super ... More >>
from Ernesto YerenaErnesto Yerena: The agit-prop Delacroix of the anti-Joe, pro-immigration reform movementIf the editors over at Phoenix's daily fishwrap had half a brain, they'd relegate their star columnist E.J. "Milksop" Montini to checking typos in the classifieds, and make Richard Ruelas his r ... More >>
Tucson native Linda Ronstadt joins the fight against Joe this January 16In a conversation this morning via phone, Tucson native and rock legend Linda Ronstadt denounced Sheriff Joe Arpaio's reign of tyranny in Maricopa County and promised to march alongside thousands of activists planning to converg ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Linda Ronstadt Calls Joe Arpaio "a Sadistic Man," Will Participate in Anti-Arpaio Human R ... More >>
Grab a Stetson and your autograph pad: The AZ Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame is holding a benefit concert on September 6 at Handlebar J in Scottsdale, a great little honky-tonky type bar just north Shea and Scottsdale Roads. Heard of the institution we lovingly know by it's overly-compl ... More >>
We recently ran across this list of the "Top Ten All-Time Arizona Musicians" from Arizona Premiere Living. Some of the choices are obvious: Meat Puppets, Jimmy Eat World, Jordin Sparks, Gin Blossoms, Alice Cooper, and Linda Ronstadt almost always make the "top" lists of Arizona musicians.
Tea for none
Revisiting the moment porn went mainstream
Modified gets emotional
Robrt Pela tracks the cult classic that won't go away
Letters from the week of June 24, 2004
Beneath This Gruff Exterior (New West)
It'll Come to You: The Songs of John Hiatt (Vanguard)
Jazz Singer is comin' to America West
Music fest is a fine way to say Feliz Navidad
Blow in the Wind (Fat Wreck Chords)
Reeking havoc, Phoenix style, in the 12 months the millennium forgot
Consumers fight back! You have the power to make the ultimate Christmas album yourself. Use it!
The Superfine Dandelion
Silver & Gold
Both Sides Now
The I-10 Chronicles
Trashman laments the decline of the American record store, and gets his Joan Jett fix
AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM. AMERICAN WEST ARENA DOESN'T TAKE ANY CHANCES---LIKE BEING NOTICED.