Mona Lisa Watkins sang "Xanadu" with Tab Benoit, watched Dick Dale stand behind the bar telling stories to Rhythm Room employees, and watched Francine Reed sing "A Song for You" a cappella to the bar's staff. Those are some of the memories that she has after 17 years of working at the venerable Cent ... More >>
It's a sad day when we have to comment on the passing of two Valley musicians, but over the weekend Phoenix lost two members of its music community. Tony Richey, who played in heavy bands like Nihil, Grum, and most recently sludge-rock favorites ZiRoh, was killed on Saturday, November 19. An AZ ... More >>
It's nearly the start of the summer music festival season, which means scalpers are out to make all the dough they can get their hands on, according to Pollstar.Second-hand ticket retailer Viagogo has released information that scam artists that have been selling fake tickets are collective ... More >>
2 Tone Lizard Kings: Spicing up the AZ ska scene.Although there isn't particularly an abundance of ska bands in Arizona, local ska band the 2 Tone Lizard Kings are keeping the genre fresh. They incorporate the energy of Fishbone frontman Angelo Moore, a maturing sound, and the vibes of a raucous ... More >>
Pictured: badassesI'll be honest with you: this week's group has to be the most random assemblage of just announced shows I have seen. Leading this week's pack is Los Gatos rockers Trapt, whose 2002 song "Headstrong," it has been confirmed, will simply never go away. Trapt has released three albums ... More >>
A legendary drummer should go out with a bang
How many roads? At least one more
Singing those less-blues blues
Just playing the guitar
A Chicago legend gives Phoenix the blues.
Despite the recent passing of some of heritage music's finest, the music continues to flourish thanks to a handful of fine new releases
Gumbo celebrates Independence Day and Satchmo's birth with the latest in jazz, blues and heritage
Rhythm Room honcho Bob Corritore inks a deal with roots-music heavyweight Hightone Records
A trip to Long Island reveals an Allison wonderland
Local blues scholar Bob Corritore has refined tastes guided by one rule: The music has to come from the gut.