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 >>
Rush does its own thing. Resolutely, absolutely, completely. The "Holy Triumvirate's" fierce individualism can be viewed as a tribute to one of its heroes, Ayn Rand, but it's okay if you're not into the Objectivist thing; you can appreciate Rush for exactly what it is: a power trio that's enjoyed ... More >>
Back in 2007 when Vinnie Paul and Chad Gray announced their new band Hellyeah, fans weren't sure what to expect of group made from members of Mudvayne, Pantera, Damageplan, and Nothingface. No doubt it was going to be heavy, but would it gear towards visual theatrics and sonic experimentation like M ... More >>
Silverback Management/Slightly Stoopid The members of Slightly Stoopid have been making music together for more than a decade. Slightly Stoopid's sound is varied. Its six members wield an array of instruments including congas, harp, trumpet, keyboard and saxophone. They've toured with such ... More >>
Photos by Maria VassettRush at US Airways Center Rush US Airways Center Thursday, June 16 It's always exciting when a band pays tribute to their most successful album by playing it from beginning to end. It was no surprise that US Airways Center was nearly sold out last night, packed with thous ... More >>
Maria Vassett311 performing at Marquee Theatre in Tempe.311 Marquee Theatre February 22, 2011 Until last night I had never attended a sold out show at the Marquee. I had also never been surrounded by fans chanting any band's name as loudly as the audience of lovable stoners did last night as the ... More >>
Phish Halloween Indio, California = Pumpkin carving contest. Phish takes the stage playing "Party Time" in Indio, California for their Live 8 Festival. The reunited Vermont jam band is combining two of their biggest traditions, a massive festival and a Halloween concert that features the ... More >>
While he doesn't dress in monk-like robes (like Qui-Gon Jinn) or offer advice in backwards fashion (à la Yoda), Rob Wegner is most definitely served as a Jedi Master to DJs across the PHX for most of the last decade. He's taught many a Padawan how to spin up a song in that time, including MCB and J ... More >>
WOW! RUSH WAS, LIKE, SO AWESOME! GEDDY LEE WAS PROBABLY THE BEST BASS PLAYER EVER! AND NEIL PEART WAS AMAZING! IT WAS SO COOL! AND THEN THEY PLAYED ‘TOM SAWYER’ AND IT WAS AWESOME! BEST SHOW EVER! THEY HAD PYROTECHNICS AND LASERS AND EVEN A REALLY HOT GIRL WHO CAME OUT AND BASTED THEIR CH ... More >>
She can be nutty, she can be corny
From the week of January 25, 2001
My Favorite Headache (Atlantic)
If you build them a replica, they will come. Van Halen, AC/DC, Rush and Mötley Crüe tribute bands have more than just their members wigging out.
Valley jazz musician Rob Schuh pounded skins, pumped iron, shot steroids, went to prison and almost died. Now the feisty trapsman has added an organ to his repertoire -- a transplanted kidney.
All dressed up? Well, you've got someplace to go. Royal Crown Revue is about to swing through the Valley.
Dreck or treat