Matchbox Twenty

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    The Six Most Unstoppable Collaborations in Music History

    Roosevelt and Churchill. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Marvel and Capcom. Ghostbusters and Hi-C. Throughout history, there have been some truly incredible collaborations that have forever altered the course of humanity. But what about the memorable music combos when two brilliant music artists col ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Matchbox Twenty - Comerica Theater - 7/26/2013

    As much as I embrace the label in a jaded attempt to disarm its pathetic sting, "hipster" doesn't really describe me. I listen to hundreds of musicians, scattered from every genre you can name (except ska, because fuck ska), but I never choose to "like" a band because they're obscure. Most of the ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    It's not that I'm rooting for The Maine to become nationally famous and then commit some terrible faux pas in Western Europe, but I'm halfway through a "Maine in Spain Fails Softly Something Something" headline that I'd really like to sell to the New York Post. They'll be back in town this weekend ... More >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2013
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    May 10, 2013

    Top 10 Overproduced Matchbox Twenty Moments I Enjoy in Spite of Myself

    Matchbox Twenty tickets go on sale today at noon -- the show's July 26 at Comerica Theatre -- which means that this weekend is a time for you to reflect on whether, why, and how much you love America's most indestructible post-grunge band. For me those answers are yes, because they're so overprodu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Can You Love the Music You Love After a Breakup?

    So, my girlfriend and I just broke up. Coincidentally, or maybe because April is just a shitty month, the inverse happened to Camille Standen, who wrote a piece for Noisey about how her shattered relationship ruined all the songs she used to love. I can relate, but I wouldn't say my favorite songs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Matchbox Twenty Will Play Comerica Theatre, Lots Of Songs You Remember On July 26

    Of all the bands that managed to go Diamond (that's 10 million albums sold) back in the mid '90s, when conditions were right for it, Matchbox Twenty looked the most like one-superhit wonders. It wasn't their fault; it just seemed like there were 10 million themselves-or-someones-like-them doing simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Daron Sutton, What Are You Listening To?

    Daron Sutton Sutton is a broadcaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks. His 7th Annual Sutton's Strokes for Little Folks will be held on Thursday, May 10, at Arizona Grand Resort. Proceeds benefit the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. Find more info at When you put your ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Six Black Friday Songs for Your Shopping Playlist

    ‚ÄčAh, the holidays. It's a month-long period when spending "quality time" with your extended family is mandatory, children get spoiled to no end, and, of course, getting shitty-drunk at the company Christmas party is expected. It just gives you warm fuzzies thinking about it. The holidays woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2009

    Arizona Fall Frenzy kicks off with pop rock awkwardness

    The Arizona Fall Frenzy started out with the rock lite line-up Friday night at Tempe Beach Park, and, as expected, there were plenty of moms mixed in with the predominantly 20- and 30-somethin gcrowd sipping on beer throughout the night.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2009

    Why Does Rob Thomas Send Ovaries Aflutter?

    I've never understood the Rob Thomas thing. I know the guy has sold something like 100 million records through various projects, and his voice is pleasant enough, but I've always considered the Matchbox 20 singer to be something of a non-entity, as bland and forgettable as his Nascar driver-appropri ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    January 22, 2009
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    March 6, 2008
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    September 14, 2006


    Can I Drive It?

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Coheed & Cambria, Blood Brothers, and Dredg

    Save the melodrama for your mama

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Edwin McCain

    Scream and Whisper (DRT)

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Higher Authority

    Authority Zero is recording its sophomore album in a gated community in Scottsdale. Totally punk rock!

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    What a Wuss!

    But, boy, is Shawn Harrington of Jed's A Millionaire good at it!

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Band Together

    If you build a scene, will they come? Let these local bands' collectives show the way.

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    He's Gone Country

    Shunning ranch life for a music career, Tommy Shane Steiner has the meat and half the hump

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Mick Jagger

    Goddess in the Doorway (Virgin)

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Summertime Blues

    Trashman wants his MTV ó and a shotgun

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Here Comes the Sickness

    Surviving the big grunge blowup, Mudhoney takes a final bow before hanging it up for good . . . sort of

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Gimme Indie Rock

    A pair of Valley talents team up for a split delight

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love

    Trashman's awakening: The Mook shall inherit the earth -- and the chicks

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Tool of the Trade

    A Perfect Circle tries to prove that its popularity is because of much more than just Maynard Keenan's pretty face

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Laughing Matters

    The Bloodhound Gang and Nerf Herder differ drastically in terms of musical style and stage presence, but they share emphasis on the humorous and insulting

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Had a Nice Day

    A Showcase cacophony of music genres and venues beat the hell out of Shelley Duvall

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Credible Excuses

    Bright days ahead for Mark Norman and Ghetto Cowgirl

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Critical Mass

    Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    The Genre Gap

    AzMFest no holiday in the sun

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rock 'n' Roll for Dummies

    Recently exhumed ancient handbook reveals the secrets to playing music and staying happy

  • Calendar

    August 27, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 27 - September 2

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    Southern Accents

    Todd Snider delivers his hard-living, hard-luck tales with a Tennessee drawl

  • Music

    April 30, 1998
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    December 4, 1997

    Beauty and Sadness

    Recently emancipated from Atlantic, Juliana Hatfield tests the waters with a new indie EP

  • Music

    October 23, 1997

    Memphis Creeps

    After four years of inspired nonsense, the Oblivians remain desperate but not serious

  • Calendar

    October 9, 1997