Many musical offspring have faltered under the pressure of trying to live up to the level of greatness once bestowed on their popular progeny. Stephen "Raggamuffin" Marley has refreshingly bucked those odds, and has in fact, become a modern-day legend of reggae music in his own right, and has done s ... More >>
We're just a little bit biased about the best way to spend your weekend here in Phoenix. New Times' Carnaval Electrico with Cold War Kids, Mergence, Hanni El Khatib, and more, is clearly awesome, but get this: There's other cool things going on around town. No joke. Rampage Fest at the Sail Inn is k ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
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The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
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Talib Kweli Club Red Saturday, July 21 There is only one word to properly describe Talib Kweli's performance at Club Red in Tempe: endurance. Those who crammed into the club had to handle less than ideal weather conditions, soaring humidity in the venue, and ongoing technical difficulties.
Amir Bar-Lev's Re:Generation Music Project is a truly sensational demonstration of the music that can be made when people have an open mind. As DJ Premier said in the film, "Music can't die as long as someone keeps on making it fresh, and that's what we did." The Re:Generation Music Project feature ... More >>
Welcome to the latest installment of our recurring feature, Sound Off, in which Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your songs to be considered for future Sound Off columns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ... More >>
Expat RecordsJason Ikner is Black OneI had never met a rapper who claims to like Adele, the Black Keys, and dubstep. That is, until I spoke to local hip-hop artist Jaron Ikner, commonly known as Black One. Black One draws from different sections of the record store than your average backp ... More >>
Luke Holwerda Gorillaz Comerica Theatre 10/26/2010 Twelve years ago Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett decided to create a cartoon band. The concept was to separate celebrity from pop music. This was the perfect vehicle for someone like Albarn, who is probably best known as the front man for B ... More >>
Russell Brand and Katy Perry in front of the Taj Mahal, evidently constructed by Brand.Does anyone else find this to be a "What the fuck?!?" moment? I was surprised that they were dating, and now just four months later, they're engaged. The most sickening part: The picture you are viewing was p ... More >>
After spending more than a decade behind the record decks, JonnY Rogers is certain that's it all comes down to creating that perfect mix. Whether it was during his college days interning as a late night electronica jock at WOXY in Cincinnati (the station that will forever be immortalized by i ... More >>
Austin City Limits: recycling this year's festival headliners so you don't have to The lineup for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival has been announced and it is teeming with top-notch talent. The Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band round out the top slots of Outside Lands Lollapa ... More >>
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The Boss Hogg and Aeon Flux of the PHX hit the Hidden House and cop a bag of hip-hop at The Shop
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Director debuts with side of Bacon
With underground hip-hop or mass-appeal club records, RJD2's a stickler for details.
Much like his Hawaiian waves, flip-flop folkie Jack Johnson finds a near-perfect groove
The Italian Job, a remake better than the original, is a steal
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Beauty Party (BigDada)
Dead Ringer (Definitive Jux)
A racist Billy Bob gets funky in Monster's Ball
Songs From the Analog Playground (Blue Note)
With a new DJ night at Nita's Hideaway, Z-Trip redirects his energies back to the local scene