Let's face it: "Dad-rock" doesn't really have a positive association when applied to music. It has an ugly suburban connotation, the sort of music the triggers nostalgia in the minivan on the way to soccer practice of the days before marriage and children shattered his independence. Abe Simpson sw ... More >>
Ryan Gaumont Gaumont is a member of local sketch comedy troupe Bully Mammoth and is a stand-up comedian. See him perform at Stand Up Scottsdale! in Scottsdale this Friday, August 31 at 9 p.m. For more details, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
"So good, so good, so good!" That's what you'll be chanting after Neil Diamond plays hits like "Sweet Caroline," "Cherry Cherry" and "Cracklin' Rosie" at the US Airways Center in August.The '70s stunna is going to help you get your adult contemporary groove on when he comes to Phoenix.Neil Diamon ... More >>
Sometimes the internet takes a break from its usual offering of ridiculous celebrity gossip, people attempting to dance, and angry cats to bring us something truly wonderful. This week, Chompie's, the New York-style deli chain operating in the Valley since 1979, released two videos of its founder ... More >>
Some vidcasts you just have to make a leap of faith that everything will work out all right. Like when singer songwriter Lonna Kelly tells you she's just formed a girl group called Make My Baby, you book them on the show and ask questions later which is what we did. Lonna writes great songs on ... More >>
Zach Sciacca (a.k.a. Z-Trip) Zach Sciacca (a.k.a. Z-Trip) is arguably the biggest DJ ever to come outta Phoenix.Enjoying a level of superstardom that many local turntablists and mix masters can only dream about, the 38-year-old Valley native has spent the past decade and a half using his ... More >>
Eli KlugerEli Kluger The film director is currently shooting a thiller about Furries. Clips can be viewed on www.youtube.com/furrymovie.When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? 103.9-FM. I alternate between three or four rock&nbs ... More >>
D-JRName: J.R. Philips. AKA: D-JR Current club gigs: I'm at Dirty Pretty on Tuesdays, Airia at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler on Thursdays, Pussycat Lounge and Dirty Pretty on Friday and Saturday (kinda like a rotation, I'm either at one or the other). I'm also doing PCL on Sundays several times t ... More >>
At a benefit event he recently hosted for Los Angeles radio station KCRW, former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins revealed that he produced an album for serial murderer and cult leader Charles Manson, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Rollins produced a handful of Charles Manson's acoustic "p ... More >>
Alice Cooper will be inducted to Rock's hall of fame.Congratulations, Alice, you're headed to Cleveland.Alice Cooper, the shock rocker raised and residing in Phoenix (Detroit is also trying to claim him today) has been selected for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on the ... More >>
Local boy Alice Cooper is up for induction into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Better news yet, this year's field is so weak he appears to be a shoo-in.Actually, this year's list of 15 nominees is probably no weaker than last year when, somehow, ABBA was inducted into the rock and roll h ... More >>
Sade has long been on the hook-up playlists of many, since the group debuted back in 1983. You know, light some candles, throw your stuffed animals off the bed and put on some smooth R&B stylings from the classic British group. Now the band is releasing their first album in 10 years, So ... More >>
On March 11, the Wall Street Journal ran an article titled "Concert Tickets Get Set Aside, Marked Up by Artists, Managers" written by Ethan Smith. In it, Smith explains the practice of large promoters, Ticketmaster, and artists teaming up to take the best seats at concerts and then not selling them ... More >>
Looking for something different to do on Sunday fun day? Check out Furio's new Sunday option, which combines half-price bottles of wine and live music, similar to Phoenix's The Vig. But where as The Vig gets their party started around three with a cover act featuring Gin Blossoms guitarist Scotty Jo ... More >>
UB40: Friday, August 8, at Fort McDowell Casino By Clay McNear Ah, what a tangled web Neil Diamond unwittingly wove when he wrote the song "Red Red Wine" back in '67. For starters, it was a pretty un-Diamondlike tune, something borne out by what happened after Neil's own raspy-throated version cam ... More >>
This week was a like a rock-revival for concert announcements -- acts that haven’t toured in forever are loading up the buses and making their way into the Valley. But as you’ll see, some newer, underground acts will be breaking in the stages here as well.
Imagining a rock star Hanukkah
The New Punk Blues of Ed Petterson
(Split Rock Records)
It's a matter of trust
2005's top WTF? moments
Hot bods, a superstar DJ, and a Tommy Lee sighting: Not bad for a Thursday night at Axis/Radius
Kneebody gets funky at Modified
Mary Coyle Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor
Covering baby-boomers' classics with a punk twist
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Magic & Medicine (Sony/Deltasonic)
Good times never seemed so good
Music Showcase, Sunday, April 13 - Mill Ave.
Jazz Singer is comin' to America West
The Last Waltz (WB/Rhino)
E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts
Pop stars complain about their jobs like everyone else. Here's what's happened when some of their gripes have actually made it to tape.
With its HBO show off the air, Tenacious D no longer rules the idiot box. Now the rotund duo just wants to rule the world.
Hey, hey, it's the Monkees
Trying to pass off gross-out gags as fantasy, Saving Silverman is a stink bomb
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books
Septuagenarian groupies, Clinton bashing, deep-fried cheese
After a year of delays, N17 prepares to defy everything with a much anticipated new album
In search of the historic double live album . . . who started it, and who finally finished it off?
The Blues Brothers, Marilyn, The Killer, Ol' Blue Eyes, Der Bingle and The King himself! The "Legendary Superstars" revue takes a Las Vegas formula to Apache Junction and audiences are, well, doubled over.