Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
His major label debut, channel ORANGE, was only released digitally a week ago and physically yesterday, but I'm going to wager a guess: You're sick of hearing about Frank Ocean. The singer/songwriter has been the subject of hundreds of insightful think-pieces, a talking point in the (necessary) di ... More >>
By now, your Facebook feed is swelling with posts with posts from brand-new hockey fans, folks saying "Go 'Yotes" when they didn't give the slightest damn two weeks ago. But that's an awful cynical way to look at it, isn't it? On Tuesday night, the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Predators and advanced to ... More >>
We've done a lot of coverage on the Rock the R3volution tour, from its announcement to almost inevitable collapse. The confluence of music and politics has always been interesting to me. Political art can be cringe-worthy ("boot up 'yer ass," anyone) or undeniably beautiful ("a change is gonna co ... More >>
It's a real shame that Mother Nature didn't see if fit to cooperate with Stateside Presents' plans for South By Stateside: Day 2, the annual Phoenix run off of indie-bands on their way to the West Coast from Austin's South by Southwest Festival. The nine band bill was divided pretty evenly betwee ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaMetric at Martini RanchScarf-and-sweatered, I took my place at the very end of a very long line that wrapped around Martini Ranch and down Stetson Drive. For amusement, confused attendees waltzed up and down the line, asking with perplexity, "Is this the will call line?" I gathered t ... More >>
Chuey's greatest fantasy: To have knocked boots with Natalee Holloway before she croaked. This Friday's wack-ass poll is dedicated to my personal hero Chuey the Rock 'n' Roll Midget, famous for hosting the Wed. night Wheel of Fear Factor at Giligin's in Scottsdale. I profiled their Howard St ... More >>
The usually elusive Paul Westerberg finally hits the road
Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot might have been the best album of last year. Here's why you haven't heard it yet.
Bob Schneider goes nationwide without the -- gasp! -- approval of Austin's hipsters
San Francisco's For Stars leave the sadness and sparseness behind on We Are All Beautiful People
Send in the crowds for folk legend Judy Collins
Honeydogs: Here's Luck (Palm)
Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man.
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New Times music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets
Fight Club pummels promising premise in ground
Saturday Night Live and DreamWorks Records team up for two not-ready-for-prime-time compilations
Being good wasn't always easy, but seven Dusty Springfield reissues prove that "the White Negress" never settled for less than great
A cocktail review of recent state releases