It's peculiarly fitting that these two punk trailblazers should arrive in town on the same night, because they've been inextricably bound together for more than 35 years since the beginnings of Los Angeles' punk underground.
For one thing, they've endured, even though (or perhaps because) their me ... More >>
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Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Wallflowers: The Only Band That Matters.
Just kidding, but the Clash vibes from the band's new tune, "Reboot the Mission," are clearly intentional. It ... More >>
Van Halen at US Airways Center
When the recently reunited Van Halen (featuring original vocalist David Lee Roth) announced it was postponing a handful of dates on its current tour, most people assumed that it was due to some conflict within the band. Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth wasted no tim ... More >>
Kottonmouth Kings are almost as serious about their music as they are about getting high. And you can expect plenty of music and smoke at Marquee Theatre in May to wrap up their tour. That's right, they'll be lighting up the stage (pun intended) with their stoner rap.Kottonmouth Kings, Caifanes, Col ... More >>
So the season hops along, and what's happening in the Valley? Snow in Scottsdale? Madness indeed. Perhaps it's an overload of crappy Christmas tunes driving the folks at Weather Control crazy. Let's fix that with some quality tunes, shall we?Last week Up On the Sun brought you Part I of our weekl ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsSound Strike founder Zack de la RochaSound Strike, the movement in which musicians boycott Arizona as a statement of opposition to the state's anti-illegal immigrant law, SB 1070, is still going strong. As we reported in recent months, acts like Maroon 5 and My Chemical Roma ... More >>
Strikebreakers, rockers, or both?
Los Lobos was never officially part of the Sound Strike, the musicians' boycott of Arizona over Senate Bill 1070, Sand Land's notorious breathing-while-brown law. But when the old-school Chicano rock band announced the cancellation of a gig at&n ... More >>
This week's issue of New Times has Best of 2010 lists from a slew of contributors to our music section as well as Nothing Not New columnist Jay Bennett and a few other staffers.
We compiled 13 writers' lists of the top 25 albums of the year into our own little Pazz & Jop-style top 25 list wh ... More >>
Lots of CDs piling up. Let's have a listen at a few, shall we?Norman -- Hay, Hay, Make a Wish and Turn Away: These boys play Neil Young-meets-Uncle Tupelo country-folk-rock through a cloudy, green filter befitting their Oregon provenance. Mostly, it works, especially when they veer away from the ... More >>
Drew ReynoldsLos Lobos, "The Wolves" ditch their Talking Stick show, scheduled for June 10Arizona could have one killer rock concert, on par with Coachella, if all the bands who're cancelling Cactus Country gigs or boycotting the state due to SB 1070 were to participate.The East L.A. Chicano rock ba ... More >>