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  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    5 Best Radio Stations in Phoenix

    Earlier this year Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for best radio stations in metro Phoenix. Best Alternative/Rock Radio Station: KWSS 93.9 FM KWSS stepped up in a big way this year, sponsoring the local stage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Douchebags in Country Music

    By Mike Seely Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damaging sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    When It Comes To Country Music, Southern California Will Never Be Arizona

    Summers in Northern Arizona are some kind of magical. I spent my childhood helping my dad load our battered red farm truck up with alfalfa bails, unloading them under building monsoon clouds, racing from the barn to the house as the rain fell, hay hooks in hand. As idyllic a scene as that is, that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Why I Want to Date a Cowboy (Just Once)

    Country guys are hot. The crowd at the Miranda Lambert show provided plenty of people-watching opportunities, complete with lots of overdressed people and gigantic trucks that dwarved my poor little Toyota. I'm about as far from the "country girl" image as one can get, but that doesn't change the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    10 Black Pop Stars Who Should Go Country

    See also: Q&A: Darius Rucker: "Even If I Wasn't Playing It, I'd Be Listening to Country." See also: Seven of Music's Most Beautiful Mustaches to Inspire Your Mustache Movember Growth [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Daniel Johnston, Psychedelic Furs, Jason Aldean, Amanda Palmer, and More Just Announced Phoenix Shows

    Legendary singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston is coming to Crescent Ballroom on Sunday, November 11. The mythic outsider artist and inspiration to Kurt Cobain (who famously wore a Johnston shirt), Beck, Bright Eyes, The Flaming Lips, more (see the tribute album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Derrick Hall, What Are You Listening To?

    Derrick Hall Hall is the president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Arizona Sports 620, KNIX or KMLE. What's the first album you bought? Kiss, Love Gun. What's the first concert you saw? Loverboy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Incoming: Cage The Elephant, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Eisley, Motley Crüe, Poison

    Who's the one they call Dr. Feelgood?​There are lots of three and four-word band names among this week's just announced shows -- Cage The Elephant, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Panic! at the Disco, to name a few. However, as someone who is utterly fascinated with hair metal and early 1980's Sunset Stri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Cricket/Desert Sky Pavilion's New Name a Mouthful: Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

    Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion: It really rolls of the tongue.​The outdoor amphitheater previously known as Desert Sky Pavilion, Cricket Pavilion, and Desert Sky Pavilion again now has a new name. It's a doozie, too. How much are you going to love seeing shows at the Ashley Furniture Ho ... More >>