Valley Fever has become a Phoenix Country Music institution, thanks to DJs Dana Armstrong and Johnny Volume. I heard of the Yucca Tap Room ritual by way of Tony Martinez after interviewing him before his farewell show at Valley Fever, when he talked excitedly about how important those Sunday nights ... More >>
Our man about town, Alice Cooper is a busy guy. In addition to all that rocking and rolling, he's currently holding down the Halloween guest editor spot over at Village Voice's Sound of the City blog. And of course, he's ironing out the details of his annual Christmas Pudding event. So you're sayi ... More >>
Think she's got one more week left in her?So before we review last night's episode, can we please discuss the guest judges or the celebrity mentors or whatever they're calling them this season? They started out making sense, with Randy Travis and Smokey Robinson. But for the past couple of weeks, it ... More >>
By Clay McNear Why are tribute bands so maligned? By definition, they lack original thought, but most make up for it with suicide-bomber zeal. Not to mention pride of craftsmanship. As someone who used to play "Smoke on the Water" and "We're an American Band" in a shitty junior-high band, I can tel ... More >>
The Hollywood cowboy returns
Shunning ranch life for a music career, Tommy Shane Steiner has the meat and half the hump
The Derailers get back on track with a major-label deal
Consumers fight back! You have the power to make the ultimate Christmas album yourself. Use it!
Tomorrow's Sounds Today (Reprise)
For the second time this decade, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel pay tribute to Bob Wills
October 22 - 28, 1998
Johnny Cash may be just a legend, but he has never sounded better
THE YEAR IN MUSIC: IT JUST DIDN'T GET MUCH BETTER (OR WORSE) THAN THIS
HE'S TRASHED BILLY RAY CYRUS. AND HE WON'T WEAR A BLACK HAT. TRAVIS TRITT'S PUT THE "OUT THERE" BACK INTO "OUTLAW."