Last night Willie Nelson & Family played to a sold-out crowd at Celebrity Theatre--and it was quite the family affair. Not just because Nelson had about half of his own immediate family members on stage, but because the intimate setting embraced a crowd that was as comfortable with other Willie Nels ... More >>
Preparation is a big part of being able to handle 350 strangers wandering into your backyard. It's also a big part of being a stop of the Tour de Coops on Saturday, November 16. The tour is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: Guests purchase a ticket and take a self-guided tour of some of the b ... More >>
She & Him (View the full slideshow.)Comerica TheatreJune 18, 2013 Hear about She & Him at blog or magazine distance and your impression of them is dominated by the simple presence of Zooey Deschanel's name. Get a little closer, within range of one of their albums, and your impression of them is dom ... More >>
In this occasional series, Pavle Milic will spill about his current mission to learn how wine is made -- literally from the Southern Arizona ground up. Today: preparing for the harvest. See also: Pavle Milic's Quest to Make Wine: A Quixotic Exploit? See also: Pavle Prunes the Vines -- and Keeps an ... More >>
Country songs don't come much more iconic than Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" . It's been covered countless times by musicians of all genres. Some, like Elvis Presley and Ray Charles do the song justice, while others butcher it -- I'm looking at you, LeAnn Rimes. It's always a challenge for a ... More >>
Don't mess with Huey Lewis fans...In recent years, horror flicks and metal have enjoyed a loving relationship. Metalheads love horror, and the feeling is mutual. (Where did we put that copy of The Blair Witch 2 soundtrack?) Obviously many metal musicians truly enjoy sci-fi, monster and horror ... More >>
RJ and Diane providing old fashioned dance music at the American Legion.This is part of a series of reviews of bands who play weekly at local bars. The show: RJ and Diane at the American Legion Post #44 in Old Town Scottsdale. The look: Classic southwestern Americana. The smell: Red meat and veg ... More >>
Country tunes and booze out of jars
Get to know a country star
Frances Michelle LopezAlthough the Vivian Girls and Wavves don't come from the same coasts, their melodic surf pop music and close ties to Brooklyn-based label Woodsist/ Fuck-it Tapes can easily clump them together. For Those Darlins however, it's their nitty-gritty southern fried swing that make ... More >>
Solace for the Lonely
The Reflection finds the odd ring in near-perfect harmony
More than one rocker has become an Americana convert
Cline show serves up heaps of singing
Musical shows private side of country legend
This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.
With "Beers For My Horses," Willie Nelson proves attempts to mummify him are premature
Hee Haw meets Survivor, and Phoenix Patsy Cline impersonator Tasha Valentine is caught in the middle
2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose
Unsung country crooner Allison Moorer changes course on a new album and she doesn't care what you call it
The kiddies should be lining up as we slap a parental advisory on the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases
Singer-songwriter Neko Case and her musical pals bring country music out of the curio cabinet
Liquored Up and Lacquered Down (EMusic/TVT) and Tav Falco's Panther Burns Panther Phobia (In The Red)
The Lucky One (Hightone Records)
Three shows on this year's slate for the Shakespeare Theatre
Taking inspiration from Loretta, Patsy and Dolly, Neko Case furthers her dark country muse with Furnace Room Lullaby
While radio rethinks its support for electronica, Sipping Soma emerges with electronic music that's instantly hummable
Gloritone finds success by keeping it simple and loud
Confused agenda of SXSW can't obscure the many musical highlights
The Blues Brothers, Marilyn, The Killer, Ol' Blue Eyes, Der Bingle and The King himself! The "Legendary Superstars" revue takes a Las Vegas formula to Apache Junction and audiences are, well, doubled over.
THE YEAR IN MUSIC: IT JUST DIDN'T GET MUCH BETTER (OR WORSE) THAN THIS
NASHVILLE STANDARDS? STRIPPER TURNED COUNTRY SINGE GLADLY BUXOM.
K.D. LANG WAS ALMOST BURIED ON THE LONE PRAIRIE. NOW SHE'S CAUGHT FIRE WITH A HOT NEW ALBUM.