This week's New Times cover story examines the music industry's only 21st-century success story: The incredible boom in live music in general and festivals in particular.
Since you might still be in the throes of a Coachella hangover--or maybe you're getting ready to camp out at That Damn Show Sat ... More >>
Murs, The Insects, Fashawn, Prof @ Club Red|2/5/13It looks like it's that time of the year again, as Murs gathers a select group of rappers to embark on a nationwise tour leading up to his annual "Paid Dues" festival in March. The endeavor this year, aptly titled "The Road to Paid Dues," normally sh ... More >>
It's the Monday after the big game, which means you're back at the office, standing around the water cooler listening to your most annoying co-worker recreate his favorite Super Bowl commercial in vivid, poorly-acted detail.
No fear. 5 o'clock is on its way, and this week br ... More >>
In this week's issue, we profile Arizona-based rapper Murs. Some great stuff got left on the cutting-room floor, so in this installment of Outtakes, we'll crack open the tape recorder and let a whole bunch of good material that didn't make the print edition see the light of day.
One of rap's great ... More >>
Thanks to the popularity of the programs such as Photoshop, everyone in this day and age feels like they can become a media design mogul with purchase of a camera and a few ideas.
What very few realize is that it takes much more than a few hours in front of a computer to really set yourself apart ... More >>
Colour Revolt In this week's issue, Nicki Escudero brings us the tale of Arrowheart -- a young combo of country-pop singers that have their eyes set on the big time with the guidance the hit-maker who co-wrote Madonna's "Open Your Heart." We've also got mini-features from M.T. Richards on Colour ... More >>
Expat RecordsJason Ikner is Black OneI had never met a rapper who claims to like Adele, the Black Keys, and dubstep. That is, until I spoke to local hip-hop artist Jaron Ikner, commonly known as Black One.
Black One draws from different sections of the record store than your average backp ... More >>
Domo Genesis of Odd Future repping ASU in his Sun Devils gear.Did you know that Odd Future's designated stoner Domo Genesis was an Arizona State student up until a few weeks before the group's big coming out party at South By Southwest? Few people knew until they check out this week's music featu ... More >>
Insane Clown PosseThis week's music feature traces the sociological lineage of Juggalos -- the bizarre, and cultish fans of Insane Clown Posse. Craig Outhier gives ethnomusicologists a head start by pointing out some of the defining characteristics of the Juggalos, and exactly from where their tr ... More >>
Z-Trip, Murs and Supernatural said it best: "On Saturday mornings I used to like to get a big, fat bowl of cereal and watch cartoons." Well guess what gang, so do we. But we're sophisticated adults which means we can afford to make sure we have the right cereal for the occasion. Just in time for Sat ... More >>