After five years of fun and memorable shows, The Whisperlights are calling it quits. Like all veterans of long-distance relationships, the band members tried to make it work by getting together once a year or so and rekindling the magic, but they had the added problem of trying to get eight people t ... More >>
Motörhead, Slayer, Slipknot, and more Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion Friday, July 6 See also: Why Isn't Corey Taylor of Slipknot Listening to Metal? See also: What Mayhem Band Has the Craziest Fans (According to Tom Araya of Slayer)? See also: Motorhead, Slipknot, Anthrax, and Slayer Unite f ... More >>
Maria VassettMegadeth, Godsmack, and Disturbed at Rockstar Mayhem Festival Friday, July 15, 2011 The Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion"You guys are fucking amazing, Phoenix!"This was the first thing I heard as I approached the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion for the Rockstar Mayhe ... More >>
Photos by Maria VassettRush at US Airways Center Rush US Airways Center Thursday, June 16 It's always exciting when a band pays tribute to their most successful album by playing it from beginning to end. It was no surprise that US Airways Center was nearly sold out last night, packed with thous ... More >>
Addie Nicole of HaloceneHalocene, Dead Man's Curse, and Toybox Phoenix Comicon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Friday, May 26, 2011There was blood on the sidewalks at Phoenix Comicon last night. Thankfully, it wasn't real -- the sticky red puddles were left by hundreds of pasty-faced, costum ... More >>
The EarpsLots of local bands have managed to put out an album. When it comes to local bands who have put out more than one album, the list gets exponentially smaller. The Earps are about to join that semi-prestigious multi-album club with their forthcoming sophomore effort, Get a Room. Get a Room ... More >>
Jay Farrar spends a lot of time talking about the old days. Not just because his band, Son Volt, draws heavily from traditional American roots music. Also not just because his old band, Uncle Tupelo, pretty much invented the "alt-country" genre - though Farrar been known to bristle at the term.No, ... More >>
Tempe Little Theatre was founded nearly 40 years ago (full disclosure: I've worked with them in three of those four decades, as a performer, an elected officer, a director who was paid a small stipend, and one who wasn't). Their bylaws-mandated preference to eschew a traditional community-based fund ... More >>
So we'll have more American Idol in Phoenix coverage for you later, but I couldn't resist putting up a quick post on Scott MacIntyre, the visually impaired singer from Scottsdale who's about to win America's heart. MacIntyre is, indeed, gifted, and he and his family are one of the most charming inte ... More >>
If you listen to frontman/bandleader Justin Sullivan tell it, it’s a surprise that New Model Army is still around at all. Formed in 1980 with the intention of playing just two pub gigs in the band’s hometown of Bradford, England, NMA is still heralded today for its politically engaging lyrics an ... More >>
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The Remote Part (Capitol)
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Indie combo Pinewood Derby reinvents itself. Again.
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Talk about re-g-g-g-generation! Fans can always look forward to looking back with the Who--they've been conditioned to expect nothing else.
PACK 'EM IN AND TAKE AWAY THEIR RIGHTS. THAT'S SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO'S PHILOSOPHY