Have you recovered from Mad Decent Block Party? Last weekend, everything musical in Phoenix paused to give space for what is arguably the largest EDM event that will happen this year. This week, the Phoenix music universe has adjusted, compensating for the overabundance of beats and turntables with ... More >>
One Direction is probably coming to Phoenix at some point in 2014. I've been following an account called @1DNeedstheheat for the better part of the year, which is how I know, but Live Nation has officially begun teasing the boy band event of 2014, and pretty soon you're going to hear about it whethe ... More >>
[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: One Direction's "Story Of My Life" History: A long time ago there were barber shop quartets and then after that the New Kids On The Block, and more recently five UK du ... More >>
by Darryl Smyers 20 years ago, The Backstreet Boys were unleashed on an unsuspecting American public and the "boy band" phenomenon of the late '90s was officially under way. Inspired partly by the great doo-wop groups of the '50s and partly by the R&B of the '90s, Nick Carter and the rest of the bo ... More >>
NSYNC reunion talk has dominated music news this week, because everybody in America really, really misses the '90s, and despite a non-denial from Lance Bass it seems like there's still a good chance it actually happens, even if nobody at the VMAs was planning on it originally. (How could they pass u ... More >>
The Vans Warped Tour--at Quail Run Park in Mesa Thursday--is 18 years old, which is just old enough for it to have second thoughts about going to Warped Tour. That's the trouble with long-running festivals: Either the music stays the same and the people in attendance get older, or the music changes ... More >>
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 >>
Indiia Wilmott Wilmott is the owner of Yes to the Arts, a T-shirt vendor that donates profits to arts programming to Arizona schools. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? 95.5-FM. It's an old school station. ... More >>
Marnie Wong Wong is the co-owner and trainer at Boot Camp Babes, a fitness program for women. Find out more information at www.BootCampBabes.com. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I'm totally digging Spotify right now. I'm all over ... More >>
Jill Bryan The comedian hosts Stand-Up Live's Comedy Gold showcase and radio's "What A Mouth." Check out www.jillbryancomedy.com for upcoming shows and events! When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KMLE Country, 107.9-FM. I'm a big fan of T ... More >>
Some tough mudder in Colorado, 2011This weekend sees two very different fitness events: Sunday's Rock 'N' Roll Marathon (with performances from a variety of bands, including The B-52s) and one day earlier at Mesa Proving Grounds, the Tough Mudder, described on the event's official website as ... More >>
Photos by Luke HolwerdaNKOTBSB gets beamed down to the US Airways Center stage.REVIEW BY MELISSA FOSSUM AND DANIEL RAVEN New Kids On the Block and Backstreet Boys have grown up a bit since their heydays on MTV and the music charts, and so have their fans. But that hasn't stopped the bands fr ... More >>
Justin Bieber as .aged by computer.http://faceofthefuture.org.uk/When tomorrow's pop culture writers look back at the meteoric career of dreamy teen pop sensation Justin Bieber it'll be easy to pinpoint the exact moment his star started to fall.That'd be February 13, 2011 -- the night of the Gram ... More >>
PHOENIX - (June 30, 2011) After nearly two decades of hosting concerts and sporting events, the US Airways Center was completely and utterly destroyed this evening by what is being described as a "gigantic black hole of suck." According to witness reports, at approximately 7:30 p.m. this eveni ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Forget about New Kids on the Block. My obsession as an eighth grader was Andy Warhol. His art, the fashionable people in his world, Nico, Edie, the Velvets, Interview Magazine . . . it was all impossibly glamorous to little me, an image of New York City life and the art scene that shaped my m ... More >>
Marky Mark Wahlberg -- from his Funky Bunch days.Is it possible that the rapping career of New Kids on the Block member/Funky Bunch leader-turned-actor Marky Mark Wahlberg could be resurrected? Perhaps. But only at the invitation of Justin Bieber. In a recent Q & A with Time magazine Wahlber ... More >>
Imogen Heap, who last night won the award for "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical" at the Grammy's sported one of the most unique outfits of the night. Her dress actually incorporated an electronic Twitter feed into it. The dress showed Twitter pics sent in by fans, and Heap said that she found ... More >>
They're gettin' the bands back together, dude
Max and the Marginalized: Tuesday, July 15, at Modified Arts By Clay McNear Max Bernstein, Jon Ryggy, and Dave Watrous -- the musicians who comprise the political-punk band Max and the Marginalized -- will be shocked by what I'm about to do. What's that, you ask? Lump them in with Vanilla Ice and ... More >>
Oh, yes, there will be holograms
Stranger things have happened
Boston-based singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick lets Freedom ring on a new recording
'N SYNC's Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears live and love at the top of the pops. Or do they?
Is the UK's Gay Dad a nurturing rock patriarch or the Pop that embarrasses you in front of your friends?
From all points south, they flock to a Sonoran bus station called "The Chicken Coop"
Trashman takes a fateful trip to the cinema
To the four suburban teen rockers in Chronic Future, the future's looking good
The Boogie Knights in white polyester lit the fuse on a retro-disco craze that exploded in college towns across America. Tempe was ground zero.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT THAT STANDS FOR, YOU'RE A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL. OR ARE YOU?