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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 Suttongolf.org. When you put your ke ... More >>
‚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 >>
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.
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 >>
Can I Drive It?
Save the melodrama for your mama
Scream and Whisper (DRT)
Authority Zero is recording its sophomore album in a gated community in Scottsdale. Totally punk rock!
But, boy, is Shawn Harrington of Jed's A Millionaire good at it!
If you build a scene, will they come? Let these local bands' collectives show the way.
Shunning ranch life for a music career, Tommy Shane Steiner has the meat and half the hump
Goddess in the Doorway (Virgin)
Trashman wants his MTV ó and a shotgun
Surviving the big grunge blowup, Mudhoney takes a final bow before hanging it up for good . . . sort of
A pair of Valley talents team up for a split delight
Trashman's awakening: The Mook shall inherit the earth -- and the chicks
A Perfect Circle tries to prove that its popularity is because of much more than just Maynard Keenan's pretty face
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
A Showcase cacophony of music genres and venues beat the hell out of Shelley Duvall
Bright days ahead for Mark Norman and Ghetto Cowgirl
Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music
AzMFest no holiday in the sun
Recently exhumed ancient handbook reveals the secrets to playing music and staying happy
August 27 - September 2
Todd Snider delivers his hard-living, hard-luck tales with a Tennessee drawl
Recently emancipated from Atlantic, Juliana Hatfield tests the waters with a new indie EP
After four years of inspired nonsense, the Oblivians remain desperate but not serious