I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of the folks who packed into The Icehouse last night to watch and listen to Tempe-based What Laura Says don't own any Canned Heat or Allman Brothers Band LPs. "Boogie Rock" just isn't a genre name that gets tossed out a lot by the hip set, existing more exc ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraThe scene at last summer's Star Swim.
Last summer, one of the coolest (and indeed, hottest) places to be seen was at the Hotel San Carlos for the weekly Star Swim party. An absolute throng of hundreds of hepcats and kittens crowded the tiny pool area at the vintage auberge in down ... More >>
The lack of crossover between the Phoenix and Tucson scenes has always struck me as a little odd, not only because we're out here in the desert together, without another decent-size city within a five hour's drive of us, but because the music coming out of the scenes isn't all that different, really ... More >>
A couple weeks ago we brought you news that local favorites Dear and the Headlights recorded a session for Daytrotter, which is sort of Chicago's answer to The Peel Sessions, with upcoming indie acts doing four-song semi-live sets. Since then, two more bands with Arizona connections have been on, Tu ... More >>