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    November 20, 2013

    Pearl Jam - Arena, Glendale - 11/19/13

    Pearl Jam concerts are different. It's not just a typical bunch of guys up on stage cranking out rock songs; even in Arena it's an intimate, more personal affair. Artists talk about the energy that flows between audience and stage, and that's what's so obvious here. The bands cares; the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Nine Rock Classics You Love... That I Never Want to Hear Again

    A few weeks ago, in a little ditty called Five Signs That You Might Be a Music Junkie, I mentioned that I never deliberately listen to the same song more than once a day. That's right, no "play it again, Sam" for this geek. (Note: That quote is from Casablanca you little shit; if you didn't know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Backstreet Boys, ZZ Top, and More Announce Phoenix Shows

    Earlier in May, Justin Timberlake announced he would be coming through Phoenix on his enormous solo tour, which set off a concert-excitement bomb the likes of which hadn't been seen since -- well, since those Prince shows, I guess, even earlier in May. More recently, the Backstreet Boys announced th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Dave Grohl's Sound City Documentary Is Coming to FilmBar in Phoenix

    Maybe you're a Foo Fighters fan and maybe you're not, but it's impossible to deny that frontman Dave Grohl knows how to milk the "famous rockstar" thing. He plays on records with his friends, teams up with his idols, and drums every now and then just to remind everyone that he's really, really good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Eddie Vedder, Comerica Theatre, 10/4/12

    Eddie Vedder @ Comerica TheatreEddie Vedder lists his tools. In the booklet handed out to concertgoers at last night's packed performance, the Pearl Jam frontman laid out a detailed list of gear he'd be using during the evening: guitars, ukuleles, amplifiers, a modified kick drum made from a Coron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Rehab, Rhythm Room, 8/30/12

    Rehab @ Rhythm Room| 8/30/12Not since bearded Jim Morrison have rotund drunks been celebrated with such crazed enthusiasm. Not that I could ever compare last night's Rehab show at The Rhythm Room to even the most spaced-out of Morrison's career and consider it fair. But I did learn a few things as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Jesse Malin Links The Clash and The Grateful Dead

    See also: Chasers Sold to New Owners and Becomes Pub Rock, A Music Venue With an In-House Radio Broadcasting Studio Jesse Malin has done it all, or most of it at least. In his barely-teens he was fronting Jersey-based hardcore ensemble Heart Attack, then spent the '90s in glam-punk wreckers D-Gen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    James Porter Explains Why Deadliest Catch Is Better Than Anything on Food Network and Names One Local Chef He Could Happily Spend a Week With

    See also: James Porter, Eddie Matney and Others Team Up with Local Brewery to Make Their Own Beer This is part two of my interview with James Porter, chef-owner of Petite Maison. If you missed part one of the interview, read it here. Favorite food smell: Saffron and white wine. If your cooking we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The Beach Boys' Al Jardine On The Band's Wild and Wooly Days, 50th Anniversary and New Album

    See also: Al Jardine Would Much Rather Be a Beach Boy Than Go It Alone Al Jardine played standup bass on the very first Beach Boys single, "Surfin'," and since then he's been an integral part of the band's sonic makeup, playing guitar and navigating complexities not often associated with The Beach ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    September 24, 2011

    Rock Allegiance Tour at Mesa Amphitheatre, 9/23/11

    Photos By Melissa FossumBuckcherry​ Rock Allegiance Tour Mesa Amphitheatre Friday, September 23 Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, and P.O.D. all sharing the bill...what year is this, 2002? In spite of all four artists releasing their biggest hits about ten years ago, all continue to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Bad Lucy Explains "Forward"

    ​The Morning Infidelity on KWSS 106.7 are hosting their first concert event where, "it's all about performance." Six bands will duke it out tonight at The Rogue Bar for stage supremacy in a winner-take-all battle of the bands (our own Christina Caldwell will be acting as a judge). One of ton ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011
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    June 30, 2011

    Underground Cities Tour Kick Off at The Sail Inn, 6-29-11

    Photos by Melissa FossumJake Arrington and Brent Bachelder of Underground Cities​ Underground Cities The Sail Inn Wednesday, June 29 No amount of preparation or wishful thinking guarantees a successful tour, but certain measures will improve a band's odds. That old adage about "being in a band i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Publishing Rights Could Hold Back Apple From Releasing Cloud Service Soon

    ​Just a few speed bumps and stop signs are hindering Apple from releasing its new cloud music service sooner rather than later, according to Prefix.The company has yet to conclude its negotiations with publishers. All that Apple has to left to figure out with the music publishers is how much they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Beastie Boys to Release Star-Studded Short Film 'Fight For Your Right Revisited'

    ​In addition to releasing their highly anticipated upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, on May 3, the Beastie Boys will be releasing a short film in a few weeks, according to Pitchfork.Fight For Your Right Revisited is the Beastie Boys' new star-studded 22-minute short film directed by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Bonnaroo Video and Audio Footage

    The Avett Brothers at Bonnaroo. Photo by NPR.​If you dared to log on to Twitter this weekend, you undoubtedly saw the onslaught of not only massive amounts of Tweets on the start of the World Cup, but also on the Bonnaroo Festival that you were not at.There's nothing like a constant influx of inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Band of Horses: Infinite Arms

    ​Artist: Band of HorsesTitle: Infinite ArmsRelease date: May 18Label: ColumbiaTake a look at the cover art to the right of these words. If you were browsing through the racks at your local record store, this cover is nearly all that you'd need to know about the new of Band of Horses.From the band ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Pazz and Jop is Out!

    Albums Winner: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective​Singles Winner: Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys​ This year's annual collection of the opinions of thousands of music critics regarding the best albums and singles of the year has arrived. The poll was started in 1974 by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Concert Review: The Shaky Hands and the Rural Alberta Advantage

    ​It was a blistering cold winter night in Phoenix and it seemed like a bunch of folks opted to stay home instead of catch locals Yellow Minute support touring acts the Shaky Hands and the Rural Alberta Advantage at the Rhythm Room last night. I had bundled up and gotten to the venue (after a pit-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Thanksgiving Weekend

    The Limit Club is scheduled to perform on Friday at The Firehouse in downtown Phoenix.​Turkey Day is almost upon us, which means there's five straight nights of drinking and debauchery ahead. There's gonna be plenty of fun and frolicking to be had starting tonight through Sunday, with much of it h ... More >>

  • Music

    October 30, 2008

    Waylon Jennings and the .357's

    Waylon Forever

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    June 28, 2007


    The band from Michigan

  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    Taking the Long View

    Children of Men and the value of an unedited shot

  • Music

    June 8, 2006
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    November 18, 2004
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    October 14, 2004


    Songs sung blue, without the pop pretension

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Skating Through Life

    Mt. Egypt's Travis Graves moves from pro skateboarding to touring the Americana roads with legends

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Greased Lightning Show

    Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys keep rockabilly a-hoppin' in a 30-year-old school bus

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Boyd Tinsley

    True Reflections (RCA/Bama Rags)

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    Howe Gelb

    The Listener (Thrill Jockey)

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    The Flaming Lips

    Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid, 1983-1988;

    The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg -- The Priest Driven Ambulance Album, Demos and Outtakes, 1989-1991 (Rykodisc/Restless)

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Kasey Chambers

    Barricades & Brickwalls (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Tucson Confessions

    Mark Insley does an emotional detox in the desert and creates an Americana gem

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Chris Lee

    Plays & Sings Torch'd Songs, Charivari Hymns & Oriki Blue-Marches (Smells Like Records)

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    The Tyde

    Once (Orange Sky/Dionysus)

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    The Talent Shows

    Straight from the garage, the Figgs wear many influences on their sleeves

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    The Meters

    Kickback (Sundazed Music)

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Fairy Warning

    Proving that muses are more than mere myth, we expose the unusual inspirations for the latest crop of Valley bands

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Touch of Evil

    History tells us that musicians who turn to the written word are just asking for trouble. Occasionally, though, something special sneaks through.

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Live at the Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir

    By Amalie R. Rothschild (Thunder's Mouth Press)

  • Music

    January 25, 2001


    Do What You Want (Foodchain)

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Flanagan's Wake

    VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Truckers on Speed

    No Sense in Runnin'

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Fu Manchu

    King of the Road

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    It's Still Rotten Joel to Me

    Hall of Fame's recent induction of Billy Joel makes a bad idea seem that much worse

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    The Rebirth of Emmylou Harris

    The vocalist reinvents herself on a new album

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    February 15, 1996
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    November 16, 1995

    Four Thousand Miles From Tempe

    Ten days, five cities, chainmotels and a van named Sugar. This is how Dead Hot Workshop doestheroad.

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