Pete Townshend

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    10 Albums Santa Didn't Bring Me In Time To Be Cool

    Santa Claus and I have had a tenuous musical history. There have been some good years, for sure, especially in 1986 when he brought me Christian Death's "Only Theatre of Pain" on vinyl. I'm sure Kris Kringle, viewing from his magic snow globe, loved seeing my sheer delight as I relished the irony o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Billy Bragg, Crescent Ballroom, 3/26/13

    Billy Bragg @ Crescent Ballroom|3/26/13For his first-ever Phoenix show, Billy Bragg gave his all, of all of his sides -- the young punk firebrand, the activist, the lover, the Woody Guthrie acolyte, the folk malcontent, and the Bard of Barking hawking his new album. Though the new record, Tooth & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Five Beatles B-Sides That Foreshadow Entire Genres of Rock Music (with Video)

    The Beatles: Unquestionably the most influential rock band of all time.​Today The Beatles and the company formerly known as Apple Computer Inc. struck a deal resulting in the release of the band's music on iTunes for the first time.The band's entire output -- 12 studio albums with 193 tracks from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Hey, dude, I know that song! A look at a trio of new all-covers albums by power pop stars

    Shout FactoryMatthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs make beautiful music together... other people's music, that is.​ Covers albums, by their very nature, are a mixed bag. Not only are their songs usually drawn from disparate sources, but the quality of interpretations varies wildly as well. Beyond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    AC/DC Delivers The Hits at U.S. Airways Center

    You may be wondering: Can a shirtless guy in his mid-50s who dresses in purple velour shorts still rock like he did in 1979? I know I asked myself the same question before AC/DC took the stage Wednesday night at U.S. Airways Center. But now I'm done doubting my aging heroes. Like other dinosaurs I ... More >>

  • Film

    October 25, 2007

    Dan in Reel Life

    Cobbled together from better movies

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    David Bowie

    Heathen (ISO/Columbia)

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Unlikely Hero

    Seattle indie trio makes glorious guitar rock, but it can't escape comparisons to another stellar northwestern band

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Desolation Row

    Bob Dylan's career has only begun to recover from a slump that started 22 years ago in Tempe

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Let's See Action

    Mogwai mouths off, shuts up, and releases its most rewarding album yet

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Less Is More

    No longer an enfant terrible, composer Terry Riley continues to astound and amaze

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Accidental Genius

    Bomp! Records celebrates 25 years of personal and creative craziness

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Mr. Rocker

    Guided By Voices' Bob Pollard lives out his rock 'n' roll fantasy

  • Music

    September 9, 1999
  • News

    August 5, 1999
  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Taking Liberties

    Elvis Costello's recent collaboration with Burt Bacharach restores order to his maddening decade

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Home Truth

    Local musicians increasingly find their bliss in the parallel universe of home recording

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    King Snake

    Boogie monarch John Lee Hooker is still in the mood for the blues

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Bring the Pain

    Wu-Tang's tour of apathy gives hip-hop yet another black eye

  • Calendar

    October 17, 1996
  • Music

    May 23, 1996

    Out of the Loop

    Underworld has a few words for techno music

  • Music

    May 9, 1996
  • Music

    February 2, 1994



  • Music

    September 29, 1993