Not pictured: Translation CEO Steve StouteIt looks like there's a new entry for the brilliant Who Is Arcade Fire? tumblr. Unfortunately, this one is longer than 140 characters -- by about a full page in The New York Times. Steve Stoute -- CEO of marketing company Translation and a veter ... More >>
Jen RogersThe Phoenix Chorale tearing up Seattle.If you believe that record sales equal musical relevance, then you may think that classical music -- which accounted for less than 3 percent of all record sales in 2009 -- needs to be locked up in some museum archive along with the dinosaur bones. ... More >>
David Bazan was worried he'd be marginalized. At least that's what he told me over the phone a few weeks ago, discussing public reaction to his latest album, Curse Your Branches"Honestly, what I actually thought was that the record was going to be so marginal, because anyone who cares so much ab ... More >>
What lies Down Under
Movie mogul taps into his inner child
Two '90s Valley favorites, Beats the Hell Out of Me and 100 Iced Animals, re-form to honor and raise money for a fallen family member
Elliott Smith, 1969-2003
Make downtown attractive to locals, not to outsiders wearing knee socks and nametags. It only makes sense.
Another kind of retro: Three different bands speak on the Hypno-Twists' demise.
Clearer and more fearless than ever, Sleater-Kinney is ready to wail
The doors are closing on the Valley's most eclectic coffee house.
Seattle indie trio makes glorious guitar rock, but it can't escape comparisons to another stellar northwestern band
What was the Audubon Society thinking when it named a pro-development Republican to head its new statewide effort?
After seven years, Reubens Accomplice finally delivers on all its promise with I Blame the Scenery
The Gas Giants split; Jimmy Eat World lives up to its name; legends Hazlewood and Strummer return to the Valley
Lunch with singer-songwriter Jill Cohn is an unexpectedly happy affair
California eats lots of power, but it doesn't like growing its own power plants. Instead, Arizona is becoming the new power farm for the Coast.
The flimsy techno thriller Antitrust does nothing to boost Ryan Phillippe to stardom
Surviving the big grunge blowup, Mudhoney takes a final bow before hanging it up for good . . . sort of
Visiting revolving restaurants is playwright's hobby
Damien Jurado's life is nothing like the bleak, miserable landscape he depicts
Tempe combo's music is a little tough to describe, but it tastes like Chicken
Modest Mouse, the band that would be indie rock's king, navigates a major-label existence
Images from 25 years of Phoenix music
Rock 'n' roll rousers the Van Buren Wheels roll to success at SXSW
Better lathe than never for a furniture exhibition by Arizona's finest woodworkers
The Pinehurst Kids overcome lineup shuffles and the Grim Reaper with a stellar sophomore effort
Wronged Ashley Judd goes gunning for justice in Double Jeopardy
Teen Taming of the Shrew isn't quite as you'd like it
Not every anthropologist can digest Christy Turner's theory that the Anasazi were cannibals
Their record company just dumped them; Fiesta Bowl sponsors think they're dips; but Tempe still love its Refreshments
Costner's new film is an elongated rewrite of The Road Warrior
In State of Emergency, Western guvs declare war on big government--deja vu?
Ranching takes a blow in the courts, an uppercut to the bottom line and a jab in the marketplace
Guitar pioneer Dick Dale is rocking like never before at 60
So would Scottsdale Community College, where Sheridan made his Academy Award-winning student film
Want a $500 Donna Karen handbag for 60 bucks? A $650 Gucci watch for $4.97? Put on your body armor and head for Last Chance, the nation's only Nordstrom clearance store, where aggression, obsession and shopping addiction are on daily display.
Basking in the glory of coolness that is Cherry Poppin' Daddies, woefully unsung heroes of evolutionary, cross-genre rock
The Red Aunts play white-hot, evolutionary punk rock (and they're girls)