Of all the stars of the '80s punk scene, only one band is still having impact some 35 years after forming: X. Mixing driving punk energy with rockabilly riffs, staccato rhythms, unexpected dual vocal drive, and socially conscious lyrics, X was a defining voice in the punk movement. Their uncompromis ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Aaron Dontez Yates, better known to the world as Tech N9ne, is not a big fan of the typical. "How many black dudes do you see painting their faces and coming out with bishop robes on the stage?" he asks me, speaking from his tour bus "somewhere in New Mexico." He's taken a strange, twisted path ev ... More >>
Band: Lewis Ray CammarataTitle: Late Night InnuendoBasics: I've given up trying to imagine some local Arizona bands sending in something remotely different from country-twinged rock music. It seems all local, smaller bands record this same type of music. There's no point in trying to fight it. I ... More >>
Digital Summer is scheduled to perform tonight at Marquee Theatre.Digital Summer has been on a major roll lately. Their latest album (Counting the Hours) is about to drop, the single "Run Away" is seemingly being played hourly on KUPD, and lead singer Kyle Winterstein claims the band is about sign a ... More >>
Beware of angry cocktail waitresses.This week's music feature is a cold, hard look at why your cocktail waitress hates you, written from the perspective of a drink-slinging, cork-topped tray carrying, waitress.Martin Cizmar does an interview with none other than country music legend Merle Haggard ... More >>
Pictures of Things Worth Looking At
Ride to live at Bike Week
Reunion tour hits potholes aplenty
Zap the World (Jetset)
Amid a spate of new activity, John Doe looks back at the napalm-and-velvet explosion that was X
Who said if you can remember the '60s, you weren't there? Photographer Henry Diltz was, does and has the pictures to prove it.
From a big-name tribute to some big-beat remixes, the Doors' catalogue bulges with a soft parade of new releases
Our quarterly roundup of music books lets us get lost with Chet Baker, nasty with Bill Monroe and saved by Al Green, while Ted Nugent teaches us that happiness really is a warm gun
You got The Knack a long time ago, but Doug Fieger thinks you need it again
Some of the weirdest and worst albums still to make their digital debuts