O.A.R. Marquee Theatre Wednesday, January 25 2012 O.A.R. kicked off their most recent tour with Tempe -- and the buzzing crowd and multiple encores indicated that they picked a good place to start. As soon as the stage lit up, so did some trees -- if you know what I mean. Lead singer, Marc Roberg ... More >>
Starting a revolution of your own is a difficult task, but jam band O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) makes it look pretty easy. Of course, it's harder than it seems. I spoke with drummer Chris Culos, in hopes of finding what lessons O.A.R. has learned in its transition from garage band to college ... More >>
Hell no, this did not make my list.I was fairly unimpressed by this year's new releases, which says a lot considering I'm not all that hard to impress, musically speaking. Although a lot of great albums came out, I don't think that 2011 was a very special year as far as new releases go, and frank ... More >>
O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) is one of my favorite bands of all time, and I couldn't be more excited that they're coming back to town.Catching the band at the Marquee will be an entirely different beast than getting sloppy at the Birds Nest at the Phoenix Open, where the band has played during the pa ... More >>
O.A.R. The Celebrity Theatre September 28, 2010The Celebrity Theatre's layout and rotating stage made for a warm performance by veteran jamband O.A.R. that accommodated every seat in the house last night.The design of the venue made the band's entrance particularly special since fans got to slap ... More >>
Danny ClinchChris Culos of east coast jam band O.A.R. is stoked to play at the Celebrity Theatre, one of his all-time favorite venues. The band has been hard at work on a new album that has been a long time coming since the beginning of 2010, but O.A.R. is assuring fans it will be worth the wait. ... More >>
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Mike R. MeyerBORG: Addressing meth problems and the violence that may come with them.This week's music feature is on local band Beyond Our Recognitions of God (BORG) taking action within their community. After BORG's drummer, John Landato, was stabbed in the neck by someone they've called a "craz ... More >>
Kings of LeonFinally playing on a stage befitting their status as one of the best rock bands of the past 15-20 years, Built to Spill put on an excellent show at Cricket Pavilion Saturday night, and, as a bonus, they even brought along some plucky, young, Southern rock upstarts from Nashville to c ... More >>
Steelers Win Super Bowl XLIII and Nothing's Well In Cardinal-Ville At Upper Deck in Scottsdale hundred leave dejected after the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009. Meanwhile Steelers fans raise their terrible towels to the sky. See: a slide show of depressed Cardi ... More >>
I have to admit, before New Times music editor Martin Cizmar asked me if I wanted to review O.A.R.'s show at the Birds Nest, I was only peripherally familiar with the band. "Aren't they a hippie jam band?" I asked. Fortunately, the chicks in my life came to the rescue to give me a crash course: My g ... More >>
Last week we brought you a debate over the best Arizona musicians of all time after Arizona Premiere Living put out a list that includes Mr. Mister but not Stevie Nicks. Turns out, there are so many great musicians from Arizona it's impossible to fit them all on to a top 10 list. With the Arizona C ... More >>
Class? Distinction? Hell, just pass the booze.
In the spirit of the Fourth of July, and to show appreciation for all those who served and sacrificed for the freedom we celebrate today, here's an assemblage of USO music performances for our troops.
Rocky Horror creeps into Phoenix Little Theatre