Over nearly 30 years as a solo artist, Joe Satriani has fused rock with blues, funk and world music among other styles (remember his 2000 electronica-meets-rock release, Engines of Creation?), all in an effort to do something new with each successive album. Given the sort of influences he had growin ... More >>
Nineties nostalgia - with its grungy flannel shirts, giant Gameboys, and crunchy guitars - is already upon us. The next "remember the days" wave will undoubtedly be for the late '90s/early 2000s, when nu-metal first took hold of the radio dial (it's held on ever since). So expect Coal Chamber, Seven ... More >>
It's become a tradition around here. Every week, on Monday -- the worst of all days -- we bring you our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix this week. You know, to help make it all bearable. Dig in, kiddos.
The New Familiar is more than just the name of the forthcoming album from L.A.-based Goldenboy. It's an aesthetic, says songwriter Shon Sulllivan, whose resume includes work with Elliott Smith, Spain, The Eels, The Watson Twins, The Rentals, and more. "People always ask us, what do you sound like? ... More >>
If pressed to come up with the metal version of classical music's "Big Three", Brahms, Beethoven, and Bach, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, a performer who's well versed in both styles, has got it covered. "You can't leave off Sabbath, because they were the first metal band from which everything der ... More >>
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Jobing.com Arena Friday, December 30, 2011 See also: Our complete Trans-Siberian Orchestra slideshow. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a lot like Christmas itself: The pretty lights are a good distraction from how over-the-top and annoying it can be. Both have some classy ele ... More >>
Phantogram is hitting the road in support of the follow up EP, or "mini-EP" as guitarist Josh Carter likes to call it, to the group's dynamic debut LP, Eyelid Movies. Last year, this trip-hop group played a packed show at Rip's Ales and Cocktails for Sticky Fingers. This time around, the ban ... More >>
An interesting thing is happening. It seems these days everyone is lip-synching. It used to be the case that is was the random pop hack or teen puppet who was exposed in the act. But now it seems that some of the best and talented artists in entertainment are guilty. Take Yo-Yo Ma, regard ... More >>
Because it's not Taco Bell's Cannon
See You on the Moon! appeals to grown-ups as much as children
Teatro Bravo returns to the Verge
Film explores homosexuality and Judaism
You Got Served exhumes something suspiciously akin to break-dancing
Even Salieri couldn't appreciate the mediocrity of this Amadeus
One writer scrapes his $1 bin for the worst records of the year
Brett and Rennie Sparks are the squabbling Sonny and Cher of gothic, underground country
The Coen Brothers use black humor to put a new twist on film noir
With its HBO show off the air, Tenacious D no longer rules the idiot box. Now the rotund duo just wants to rule the world.
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project
Inbreeding will tell in Evolution, Ivan Reitman's pathetic Ghostbusters clone
She's a ... what?
Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books
Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn
March 11 - 17, 1999
Rhino's new collection proves that you have no hope of getting disco in a box without leaving something out
November 5-11, 1998
October 15 - 21, 1998
May 28 - June 3, 1998
May 21 - 27, 1998
April 2-8, 1998
Dreck or treat
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