Andrew Jackson Jihad might be the best band Phoenix has produced. And unlike certain local punk bands from the '80s, they remain relevant. Unlike most musicians who move elsewhere to "make it," totally neglecting their hometown later, Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty have made every effort to stay invo ... More >>
April was a great month for concerts in Phoenix. Give credit where credit's due -- Coachella's proximity had a lot of great acts like Broken Bells, Sleigh Bells, Lana Del Ray, and others coming through the Valley. If you missed any of these shows, that's really too bad, but you can always live vicar ... More >>
It's been a quiet year for the Liquid Sol music festival, a "Coachella-like" event announced with some fanfare back in February. At the time it was scheduled for September 19-21 at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, the site of the annual Country Thunder festival. Since then: Nothing. Until yesterday. ... More >>
Bret Michaels is known nationally for his big hits and the big hair he sported as the singer of glam rock band Poison. More recently, his reality TV appearances on VH1's Rock of Love, and The Apprentice, have brought him to the attention of people who couldn't sing a single lyric from "Every Rose Ha ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
For their third album, Symbolyst, post-rock band Lymbyc Systym has come full circle, beginning and ending in the Valley of the Sun. After a tour through their former hometown, brothers Michael and Jared Bell began working on their latest record in January 2010 and three days after its release this ... More >>
Turns out local concert promoter Jeremiah Gratza has more on his plate than just putting on shows, passing out flyers, helping run Crescent Ballroom, and hanging out at hip dance nights. The 29-year-old, who's a promoter with Stateside Presents, occasionally has performed as DJ President Gator ove ... More >>
I respect Prescott for a handful of things: eclectic art, historic buildings (Prescott has hundreds on the National Historic Registry), and for being host to the world's oldest rodeo. And, of course, Whiskey Row, where a friend and I decided to take a shot of Jameson at every bar before heading to t ... More >>
Maria Vassett Reverend Horton Heat Marquee Theatre Saturday, July 16, 2011 Reverend Horton Heat makes an annual stop in Phoenix year after year and never fails to put on a good show. Sure, the band tends to play a lot of the same songs and tell a few of the same jokes, but there's enough var ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsLeslie WestAside from perhaps Lynyrd Skynyrd, you'd be hard pressed to find a classic rock band that's been through more tribulations than Mountain. The Long Island, New York-based band is perhaps best known for their 1970 hit "Mississippi Queen," but there's some ugly lore in t ... More >>
Is Terry Goddard the best Democrats can come up with?Yesterday, a poll conducted by left-leaning pollsters at Public Policy Polling released results of a poll showing that assuming Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords doesn't run for the Senate seat getting vacated by Senator Jon Kyl, former Arizona ... More >>
Snoop Dogg Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair Friday, October 29, 2010 Snoop Dogg gave the audience at Veterans Memorial Coliseum everything they wanted to hear (and then some) during his Arizona State Fair performance on Friday evening. Tha Doggfather busted out with all of h ... More >>
Why Kings of Leon Are Hugely Popular, Despite What the Critics Say About Them
This past Friday evening, hundreds of Food Network fans crammed into the Mesa Arts Center for an evening of fast paced, rockin' fun at the Guy Fieri Road Show. This was the show's second to last performance on the 24-city tour (the last being Vegas, baby), so Guy pulled out all of the stop ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaGreen Day's Billy Joe Armstrong on stage at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix.Depending on who you ask, there's something either: a) vaguelyorb) obviously and irredeemably pathetic about a 37-year-old man in skinny black jeans. So, yes, Green Day singer Billy Joe Armstrong immediatly ... More >>
Why isn't Taylor Swift bigger than she is? Being the best selling artist of last year and having her own line of clothing at Wal-Mart, you might expect Taylor swift to be a little more exposed than she is. With a Rolling Stone cover this month and a Saturday Night Live appearance in January she's ge ... More >>
First, let me just say that my friends Bones and Chazz – longtime cohorts for my “Niki at Nite” column – were super-stoked to see Jackyl. They’re both big fans of raucous, rowdy metal, and Jackyl is one of a handful of bands they can agree upon. Bones is an ‘80s metal chick with an affin ... More >>
A mess, but not a disaster
Tabb finds several more things to glue him to the screen
Movie mayhem on the cheap
Sloane McFarland casts his "southwestNET" at SMoCA
He's legal and he's legitimate. Blues prodigy J.D. Simo tells you how he's changed since 13.
With a handful of artists, 'classic rock' is not a pejorative
Ming & FS are equal-opportunity offenders, tossing curves at house lovers and hip-hop heads alike
Waylon Jennings' widow and youngest son say goodbye to a sad year -- with rock stars. In Phoenix!
After a year of adversity, tri-city quartet Haggis has the last laugh with Karma Suits Ya!
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band
The Glands prepare to deliver more brainy indie pop, if they can ever get off the road
The South by Southwest music conference might've been a disappointment this year, but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered
Consumers fight back! You have the power to make the ultimate Christmas album yourself. Use it!
Call me a heretic, but this follicle fashion is cause for sheer terror
With influences ranging from old-school rap to old-time country, Kid Rock is as twisted as they come
Todd Snider delivers his hard-living, hard-luck tales with a Tennessee drawl
Where unit-moving heroes of rock are exposed as the passionless sissies they really are
With Arizona Opera's Caroline Whisnant, it's not over 'til the phat lady sings
Will Silverchair's platinum success yield a golden opportunity for a slew of Aussie imports?