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.
For Mike Doughty, revisiting songs he wrote in some cases more than 20 years ago felt like walking into a ghost town. The former frontman for Soul Coughing - the distinct 1990s alternative band he once described as "deep slacker jazz" - decided to record an album of reimagined old tunes, freeing t ... More >>
Credit to the pride of Minnesota, Prince, for nailing it right out of the gate: Few Batman the right age can hear his infectious "Partyman" and not envision Nicholson-as-Joker destructively "broadening his mind" with a purple paintbrush in the Gotham art gallery, goofily dancing to Prince's funky aw ... More >>
If there's ever been a weekend you don't have to scramble for musical options, this is it. You've got a quadruple threat: Country Thunder in Florence, McDowell Mountain Music Fest in Phoenix, Way Out West Fest in Tucson, and that big party in Indio called Coachella. But are you not feeling the festi ... More >>
The music that moved Dan Wilson and Al Franken in '07