Matt & Kim @ Marquee Theatre|3/9/13I woke up Saturday eager to see Matt and Kim. My boyfriend suggested passing some time by catching a move. Hell, why not? So, off to Oz the Great and Powerful -- fucking worst movie I have ever put money toward. Oh, wait, my boyfriend paid. Whoops! Regardless, I wa ... More >>
Ludachrist UK Thursday at School of Rock Thursday, January 26 The scene: Two dudes in plaid vests, decorative cross necklaces dangling from their necks. The song: "Jump," by Kriss Kross, colliding with "Ass" by Big Sean, then samples of Nicki Minaj fading into AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." Boom. The ... More >>
Each year, we regretfully feel obligated to make this list. Musicians that touch our hearts and change our lives come and go. Some of these musicians had long, fruitful careers, while others seemed like they were just getting started. Gil Scott-Heron Poet-musician Gil Scott-Heron left a lasti ... More >>
July is almost upon us, which means we're more than halfway through 2011. It's already been a busy year for local music, with dozens of Valley bands releasing new albums, playing local shows, and heading out on tour. We've picked eight of our favorite local albums released so far in 2011. It w ... More >>
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is not responding well to those who have critiqued his new solo album, Give the Drummer Some, according to Spinner.Many fans of his work with Blink-182 have recently expressed that they don't particularly care for his solo work. Barker responded by calling his crit ... More >>
Hip runway show raises money for the greater good
Luke HolwerdaFergie on stage with Black Eyed Peas at Jobing.com Arena. For more photos check out our slideshow.It's hard to believe that the Black Eyed Peas who performed last night at Jobing.com Arena once started out as a little known hip-hop group out of Los Angeles.A lot has changed since th ... More >>
William OgluinWilly Northpole: "Friend of the City"Phoenix-born hip-hop artist Willy Northpole can add another accolade to his growing resume of accomplishments on Monday, June 22, as Phoenix District 8 Councilman Michael E. Johnson honors Northpole as an official "Friend of the City."Northpole grew ... More >>
Snoop Dogg is scheduled to appear at Scottsdale nightspots Club Rain and Barcelona during All-Star Weekend. If we learned anything from the hullabaloo over last year's Super Bowl in Glendale, it's that the actual sporting event is almost secondary to the slew of celebrations that take place. It s ... More >>
As our readers have pointed out before, "Top 10" lists are subjective. The list that follows is our take on the ten best hip-hop MCs in the Valley. But since there are dozens and dozens of rappers in the PHX, we're sure to leave somebody's favorite out.
Carlos Coy (a.k.a. South Park Mexican): Sentenced to spend the the next four decades or so in the pokey. The life of Texas rapper Carlos Coy (a.k.a. South Park Mexican) is a tale of triumph, terror, and tragedy. As John Nova Lomax, current staff writer and former music editor for our sister publica ... More >>
I just received a book titled Time Flies When You're In a Coma: The Wisdom of the Metal Gods (A Plume Book), a funny little tome filled with lyrical adages from the world of heavy metal music. Edited by Mike Daly (formerly of alt. country band Whiskeytown), the book is divided into four sections: Me ... More >>
Festival spirits will be resurrected and entertainment demons will be exorcised this weekend, as three huge music festivals take place across the state. From Top 40 hip-hop to local jam bands, there’s something for everyone in the ‘Zona -- especially for those willing to take a road trip.
Ludacris Presents Disturbing Tha Peace
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Xpoz Magazine, mediocrity personified As I told you about last week, I spent this last weekend at the G-Unit/Money Management One Stop Shop producer's conference, where I ran into a grip of players in various factions of the local hip-hop industry, including local rag Xpoz Magazine. Xpoz, which ha ... More >>
Contemporary sampler platter
Pimping ain't easy
SF author Tamara Palmer digs deep into the Dirty South's rap explosion
Good and evil in L.A.
Chart-toppers for February 7 through 13
Celluloid pimps troll for distribution at Sundance
An acquired taste becomes a guilty pleasure
Treddin' on Thin Ice
Six degrees of ?uestlove
Takes a lick and keeps on rollin'
Our night shift explores the rowdy gay gangsta hip-hop scene
Illegal Substance's music may be dumber than you average rap-rock fusion. But dumb sells.
Conservatives and hip-hop fans weigh the pros and ho's of Ludacris
The big-screen gals of cinema 2003 will keep you watching
Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ (Priority/Doggy Style)
The Life (Epic)