You've got less than a month of shopping days until you think about doing Black Friday for a minute and then just decide to go closer to Christmas instead. In the meantime, consider giving yourself the gift of any of these five must-see Phoenix shows.
It's hard to figure out exactly what to make of modern country's flirtations with genres outside Nashville's rustic confines. Taylor Swift's Red incorporated an (ever-so-slight) dubstep wobble into her pop-country frame. The Zac Brown Band is covering Metallica live. Former Hootie and the Blowfish f ... More >>
It's not often that band names are as straightforward as "Masked Intruder." They wear masks, they claim to be interested in breaking into your house and stealing your VCR, the end. Something like "Earth Crisis"--you're left wondering what the crisis is, and why they're named after it. Of course, Ly ... 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.
See also: Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart Taps the Cosmos See also: Melvin Seals at JGB Aren't the Jerry Garcia Band -- But That's Okay See also: Dark Star Orchestra at McDowell Mountain Music Festival Switching on the Grateful Dead channel this morning on satellite radio (yes, I have it preprogr ... More >>
Lyle Lovett and a very small part of his Very Large Band.Lyle LovettCelebrity TheatreJuly 28, 2010"It's just like coming home for me, coming to Phoenix," uttered Texas-bred country music legend Lyle Lovett last night. And with such good timing.As much you or I love Arizona, currently it's in the ... More >>
Our weekly concert announcements are always a bit of a "Wait, those guys are still alive and playing music" shock, but I've never been quite as blindsided as I was seeing Tears For Fears slated to place Tempe Marketplace in July.Yes, Tears for Fears. They're still around. In fact, the British they n ... More >>
A star is married
Coming soon to an apocalypse near you
Giving you a lot to drink about
But when will the rest of the country world take notice?
Heard It on the X
Santa bangs his head at the Clubhouse
Handlebar-J Restaurant and Saloon
Unsung country crooner Allison Moorer changes course on a new album and she doesn't care what you call it
The New Guy offers the same ol' dopey crap for kids
Hooray for the Moon (New West)
Moulin Rouge thrusts forth a deliciously garish Paris
Gumbo gazes into his crystal ball and tells us what to expect in jazz, blues and heritage as we approach 2001
Tomorrow's Sounds Today (Reprise)
Native American singer-songwriter Bill Miller's formula for change is right there -- in his music and his life
Local blues diva gets some Texas-size love from the Red-Headed Stranger
Gumbo finds some eerie connections in the latest jazz, blues and heritage releases
Proving that the Voice still carries, we offer a roundup of the latest local discs filling our box
For goodness sake, who's good and bad on Santa's list this Christmas!
New Times' critical vultures swoop down to pick at the latest carrion and dross
For the second time this decade, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel pay tribute to Bob Wills
Life imitates little theater in well-staged ensemble piece Cookie's Fortune
Beat Angel Brian Smith's 10 Greatest Atrocities in '96
AUSTIN OUTLAW WALKER HITS THE ROAD. AGAIN.
NEWCOMER BOB WODDRUFF PLAYS BY NASHVILLE'S RULES; HE JUST PREFERS THE OLD ONES
LYLE LOVETT'S CELLIST, JOHN HAGEN, BENDS MORE THAN STRINGS
K.D. LANG WAS ALMOST BURIED ON THE LONE PRAIRIE. NOW SHE'S CAUGHT FIRE WITH A HOT NEW ALBUM.
ROBERT EARL KEEN JR.'S SONGS HAVE MORE MEAT THAN A LONE STAR BARBECUE