Blues guitarist Jim Glass will be inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame December 29 at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix along with Tucson blues musician Mike Lenaburg. The induction ceremony event will go from 8 p.m. to midnight, with many of the blues musicians that Glass has played with performin ... More >>
Tony Martinez took naps in his father's guitar case when he was a baby. He would cry and cry at his father's shows, and would only stop when he was put in the guitar case, and fall asleep to the sound of the music playing. The first time he recalls getting fired up about wanting to play music was ... More >>
A few hours from now, the dulcet crooning of Mario Moreno and the swingy sounds of his backing act The Ramblers will waft out of The Western and into the Scottsdale night air, announcing the arrival of the area's newest live music spot. The stylish honky-tonk, which (as we reported last month) was ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Courtesy Rhythm RoomThe Rhythm Room opened in 1991, and this week the juke joint celebrates 20 years of operation by bringing in both the blues artists that have defined the place as well the local indie music that promoters like Psyko Steve bring to the room.
Adam Nollmeyer/Acme Photography Don't be shocked if you see something like this on the light rail this Sunday."Grab your best underwear! No Pants AZ is coming!" This is the message emblazoned across the homepage of local urban prankster group Improv AZ by its organizer Jeff Moriarty announcing t ... More >>
Down AKA Kilo is scheduled to perform Friday at the Sets in Tempe. This weekend's lineup of concerts isn't exactly big on star power. Sure, there are few major names scheduled to perform in the Valley over the next two nights (including local superstars The Maine, Latin hip-hopper Down AKA Kilo, a ... More >>
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New Times 1998 Music Showcase
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