Ray Davies

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

    Is the sign that there are multiple parties happening on Thanksgiving in Phoenix a sign of a city that has come of age? After all, only quaint small towns really shut down completely on Turkey Day, and if retailers have to work Thursday night, why not the employees of music venues around town? Her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    10 of the 11 Best Pretenders Songs Came Out Before 1984

    How many women out there can say they have married both a Kink (Ray Davies) and a Simple Mind (Jim Kerr)? Chrissie Hynde can. She's arguably the most badass alto of all time, and I'd certainly hate to ask her, "How does it feel to know almost all of your best songs were on the first three Pretender ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    August 17, 2012

    Who Needs The Olympic Ceremonies? Duran Duran Chilled in Tucson

    Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. See also: Pet Shop Boys' New Release Rivals Muse's Official 2012 Olympic Anthem See also: George Michael: Better Today Than Yesterday? See also: Madness, a Soundtrack to '80s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Top Five Rockin' Grannies

    Image credit: Photoshop.​Last week we announced the bummer news that Blondie has called off the show scheduled for tomorrow at Foundry on First due to "last minute scheduling conflicts. Promoter Danny Zelisko states that the band may reschedule its date, but until then, you can continue l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    This Week in Music History: June 20 through 26

    Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian Wilson​Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Lady Gaga Falls During Houston Show, Keeps Singing Like It's No Big Deal

    ​Lady Gaga fell off of her piano at her Houston show on April 8 but continued to sing throughout the fall as though it didn't even happen, according to Billboard.Gaga straddled her burning piano mid-song during the Born This Way track "You and I," lost her balance, hit her knees hard on her piano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    The 88: The 88

    ​Artist: The 88Title: The 88 Release date: September 28 Label: Rocket ScienceWhat do you do if you're a band like The 88? You're top-flight songwriters and musicians, you get your songs placed in all kinds of big-name TV shows and high-profile TV commercials, you tour the country opening ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010
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    June 3, 2010
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    March 24, 2010

    Ray Davies at Dodge Theatre

    Ray Davies.​Somehow Ray Davies, and his music, flew under the radar for a few too many.Sure, there was a decent crowd at the Dodge Theatre to see the former Kinks frontman play last night, but not nearly as many as one may expect for a rock legend on this level.Sadly, a great number of people (som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    She & Him: Volume 2

    ​Artist: She & HimTitle: Volume 2Release date: March 23Label: MergeMy editor has claimed this project a triumph for no other reason than I've chosen the new over the old -- sort of. See, I told Martin Cizmar a while back that I wanted to review tonight's Ray Davies concert. I love the Kinks. T ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Lily Allen and Liam Gallagher's Drunken Flight, Charles Manson Courts Phil Spector, Green Day at the VMAs

    Spin:Listen: Scarlett Johansson Duets with Pete Yorn NME: Rejected Britney Spears Song Set for Har Mar Superstar Album NME: Ray Davies: 'The Kray Twins Wanted to Manage The Kinks' NME: Lily Allen and Liam Gallagher Cause Boozy Havoc on 11-Hour Flight NME: Charles Manson Asks Phil Spector to Collabor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 14, 2009

    Hughes Your Daddy?

    The Breakup Society recalls teen movie angst

  • Music

    February 26, 2009
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    December 13, 2007

    Hughes Your Daddy?

    The Breakup Society recalls teen movie angst

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Transgender Benders

    Coming soon to a chick's loo near you... As Ray Davies sang so long ago, "Girls will be boys and boys will be girls/ It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world..." And indeed, some in the Valley's pre-op community are determined to pee standing up at Anderson's Fifth Estate in this dispute with ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2006


    This bawdy bluebird ponders a tranny's package, plays politics with firefighters, and poops a load all over PHX scenester Brodie Hubbard

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Anti-Xmas Rant

    Santa feels your pain... The problem with Xmas, as I see it, is that I'd rather just keep my money and buy myself whatever the fuck I want. But we're not allowed to do that. Even if you're born Jewish, Muslim, agnostic or atheist, your chances of escaping the clutches of this insidious holi ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 29, 2006
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    February 2, 2006

    Of Montreal


  • Dining

    December 8, 2005

    Lady of Spain


  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Happy Bullets

    The Vice and Virtue Ministry

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    The Posies, and Deathray Davies

    They've been around the block

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    The Ms

    A tasty psuedo-Brit pop indie concotion

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Sam Roberts

    We Were Born in a Flame
    (Lost Highway)

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    A.C. Newman

    The Slow Wonder (Matador)

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Road Worrier

    Restless singer-songwriter David Dondero seeks out love and mourns the loves he's lost on The Transient

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Super Furry Animals

    Phantom Power (XL/Beggars Banquet)

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Various Artists

    Give the People What We Want (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    The Mockers, The B-Sides

    Living in the Holland Tunnel (One Eye Open), Yes, Indeed, the B-Sides, Quite! (Rock)

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Cover Me

    TNT does the bad-boy boogie; the Mystery Tribute Band will rock you

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Texas State of Mind

    The South by Southwest music conference might've been a disappointment this year, but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Pete Townshend

    Live The Empire 1998, Live Sadler's Wells 2000 (Eel Pie)

  • Music

    November 23, 2000


    Disco Volante (Manifesto)

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Route Rockin' Ghoulies

    The road goads on forever with the Groovie Ghoulies' latest CD, Travels With My Amp

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Critical Mass

    Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    The Genre Gap

    AzMFest no holiday in the sun

  • Music

    September 9, 1999
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    December 24, 1998
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    April 30, 1998

    Well Respected Man

    With The Storyteller, Ray Davies finds a new way for rock to age gracefully

  • Music

    December 11, 1997
  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    American Without Tears

    Blur trades its status as Britpop laureate for a dose of Amerindie messiness

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    February 6, 1997
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    July 18, 1996
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