Practically every Western film one can think of has at least one saloon scene, a place where the sound of honky tonk piano creates the mood, where the town folk mix with the cowboys and ranchers, the gamblers and outlaws rub shoulders with the Marshall and his deputies, and the mustachioed bartende ... More >>
Rascal Flatts Hersey's Chocolate = America.It's no secret that musicians often jump in bed with a brand name to help bump up their paychecks. Hell, I've seen country music top hat-aficionados Big & Rich in concert -- a concert in which they thanked Chevrolet multiple times for being a spons ... More >>
Montgomery Gentry won't be making their way to Phoenix this month.Country music fans might just wind up crying a tear in their collective beers after hearing this particular bit of news: The Country Throwdown Tour has called off its stop at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion on June 18.
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Phoenix rock band Vayden has a busy summer ahead of them. The group's lined up a monthly gig at Los Angeles' famous Whiskey a Go Go, every fourth Friday from May through July, then they're heading to Germany for the Dithmarscher Festival. You can check out the globetrotting band when they play in th ... More >>
Ryan RussellSeattle indie rockers Minus The Bear lead a fruitful list of show announcements for the Valley this week"In like a lion?" We don't need no stinking lions, but how about a bear? Spring officially here and the show announcements keep on coming -- with Seattle indie/sonic/experimental rocke ... More >>
The annual Country Thunder festival at the dusty Canyon Moon Ranch just outside of Florence is country music's version of a cattle drive, where over four days some of the bigger names in country music are herded on stage to bleat their biggest hits, then lassoed off to make way for the next artist. ... More >>
Art PerryLou Reed and Laurie Anderson are scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Chandler Center for the Arts.
If you're the type who bitches how nothing ever goes on in Phoenix, please feel free to grab a nice steaming cup of STFU.
We've been referencing all week long on this very blog about how h ... More >>
Perhaps recognizing that the tanking economy has hit the blue-collar sorts you'll find at a massive multi-day country music festival especially hard, Country Thunder is introducing an installment purchase plan. Or, as we like to call it, "layaway."
Now on countrythunder.com you can get your tickets ... More >>