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.
Table reservations at chic Scottsdale nightspots will be going for $200 a pop with bottles of bubbly starting at double that amount (or more). Tickets to any of the major block parties or other swanky shindigs will be at least $20 or more by the time you stumble to the door, not to mention however m ... More >>
The Bettie Blood Burlesque Troupe is scheduled to perform at Rogue Bar in Scottsdale tonight.After six endless weeks of endless hype, treacly commercials, and non-stop carols, we're only 48 hours or so from the arrival of Christmas morning. But you don't have to wait until then to get your presen ... More >>
Loren Scott Sketching In Stereo is scheduled to perform tonight at the Hot Topic at Tempe Marketplace. Was the four-day workweek too much for y'all to handle? Fear not, fellow cubicle drones, as we've got a decatet of onexpensive options to spend your weekend recovering from the rat race. Th ... More >>
Turns out it's too hot for Bob Dylan in Phoenix -- the legendary singer-songwriter canceled his Tuesday show at Camelback Ranch -- but you've got another chance to get tangled up in Bob next Wednesday as Jim Bachmann (check out Jim playing an Alan Jackson cover for The Sun Sessions here) and the ... More >>
Not too many local shows sound more fun than this: Some of the Valley's best Americana, country, and rock singers getting together for a full night of Tom Petty songs at Yucca Tap Room. "Petty Thieves" features our old pal Chris Orf, a New Times freelancer, Jim Bachmann, who wowed us with his cover ... More >>
I spoke with Jack Maverik, the co-owner of Last Exit Bar & Grill, who's been plenty busy lately. He and his partner Brad Wiee are still working on nailing down a rental agreement with Arizona Partners Retail Investment Group, the peeps who own the Tempe strip mall where the bar and live mu ... More >>
Parts of Yesterday
(El Ray Records)
The low-down details on where to do what
Alive and picking
Music Showcase, Sunday, April 13 - Mill Ave.
The Piersons' Patti Sedillo finds a kinder, gentler life on the AM airwaves
Boyhood passions and local music luminaries collide in Robin Wilson's new concept album-cum-animated series
Older, wiser Pistoleros are no longer defined by rock 'n' roll, but they're still committed to it
Where were you when the lights didn't go out? All the dangers of Celebration 2000 that Phoenix shut-ins sat out.
Highly regarded rockers make a much-anticipated return
Los Guys turn loose-knit side project into something meaningful
Despite some misfires, The Pistoleros keep looking for a break and say that rumors of their demise are greatly exaggerated
Friends bid adieu to eccentric Tempe street artist and club fixture
Their record company just dumped them; Fiesta Bowl sponsors think they're dips; but Tempe still love its Refreshments
Tempe's Pistoleros learn that the waiting really is the hardest part
Let's just get right to it
The Chimeras are the Tempe band that would not die