People that have never been to music festivals may think it's an easy, thoughtless experience. You just show up and party. Well, that's somewhat true. But it takes endurance. 80,000 people gathered across a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn., this past weekend for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and ... More >>
If you garden in the Phoenix area this time of year, you likely have a bed or two full of basil, sage, oregano, and other herbs. Of course, herbs are delicious, but you may be surprised that some plants and herbs in your own yard, or nearby, can help you feel better and assist in preventing illness.
Pick up a copy of this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, and you'll learn all about Haley Grigaitis, front woman for the feel-good, reggae-infused local band Ruca. Though she and her band are climbing the music ranks now, having played the TMI Radio Showcase at South By Southwest last week, she had ... More >>
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Over the past 30 years, alternative Britpop rockers James have been one of the most underrated bands to come from Manchester. Having toured across the globe and played some of the biggest festivals in the world, frontman Tim Booth knows a thing or two about what makes a show great, which is why he l ... More >>
Yeah, we're bummed that we didn't get tickets to Coachella. But there's is no need to panic. There are high-priced, shirtless concertgoer-attracting festivals all over the nation. (Not the mention that with South By Southwest and Coachella run-off, the Southwest's concert calendar is looking pretty ... More >>
Man Overboard, a Garden State pop punk group, is enjoying a whirlwind career. After touring with New Found Glory last year, the band just wrapped up a series of shows in the UK, and is gearing up for its first American headlining tour. The group has released 50 or 60 songs since it formed ... More >>
Huge and old-timey show announcement today: The Decemberists will play Mesa Arts Center on August 11.The date comes at the end of the Portland indie-folk act's extended summer tour, which is in support of their January record, The King Is Dead. No support for this date announced yet but other leg ... More >>
Cage the Elephant In 2009, it was nearly impossible to go a day without hearing "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" by Kentucky band Cage the Elephant. It was featured on video game soundtracks, movie soundtracks, and it was on heavy rotation on many rock radio stations -- it's probably on the radio ... More >>
Feather headdresses were the hot accessory of 2010 music festivals.While music festival season is pretty much wrapped up for the year up, there's still plenty to get excited about since next year's festivals are being planned.Announcements have been rolling out one after another this past week. B ... More >>
Oh, Coco, we knew you'd make it happenConan O'Brien has announced via his twitter account (@ConanOBrien) that he will tour North America this spring.O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" will span 30 dates will kick off April 12 in Eugene, Oregon and will come th ... More >>
The Bollox are scheduled to perform tonight at Club Red in Tempe. Can't find enough scrilla to take you S.O. go see Star Trek for the 16th time? Don't wanna take out a loan just to go see Les Claypool or Peter Murphy live and in concert? Then check out our list of ultra-affordable events happe ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara Father's Day Paint Ball at Ballers Arena Maybe you showed Dad how much you care by taking him to brunch. For the players at Ballers Arena, ham and eggs weren't going to cut it. They showed Dad their love by shooting him in the face! Ballers Arena, an indoor paint ball faci ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara No dear reader, we haven't gone loco on you. We know Bonnaroo went down in Tennessee, but members of the Village Voice family were there recording it all for you. BB King shows he's still got it at Bonnaroo. Check out not one, but two galleries from the festival: Bonnaroo 2 ... More >>
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