It's been a quiet year for the Liquid Sol music festival, a "Coachella-like" event announced with some fanfare back in February. At the time it was scheduled for September 19-21 at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, the site of the annual Country Thunder festival. Since then: Nothing. Until yesterday. ... More >>
Like scrunchies and Clarissa Explains It All, Alanis Morissette is an integral part of the '90s. The Canadian singer/songwriter's enjoyed a solid eight-album career, but there's no denying that she peaked with 1995's seminal Jagged Little Pill. A more pop-minded Exile in Guyville or a grunge-lite u ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>
A former colleague of mine has a sandwich on his wall with a bite taken out of it. To the casual onlooker, it's weird. For him, it's the ultimate piece of music memorabilia. Better than an autograph, splintered guitar neck or piece of concert-worn clothing, this collectible is laced with DNA. So w ... More >>
See also: KUKQ Returns to Phoenix (via the Internet) The new online station bearing the call letters of bygone Phoenix radio station KUKQ has launched, streaming online at kukq.com. As we reported last week, the site's connection to the original radio station isn't literal -- though Facebook commen ... More >>
BreakUpYourBand.tumblr.comPlenty of people can appreciate good writing when they recognize it. I particularly appreciate reading good pieces about music. If I'm reading something that's not about any of my favorite bands, that's even better because maybe I'll learn something, and perhaps you will ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsArizona: Land of sun and song.There have been more than 140 songs with lyrics about Arizona in them. Seriously. Some of them have been big hits by huge acts, too ("Get Back" by The Beatles, "Take It Easy" by The Eagles). The lyrics to these songs capture various snapshots of the ... More >>
Rumspringer is scheduled to perform at Saturday's Shizz CD release party at Trunk Space.Need something to do tonight? What about Saturday or Sunday? If you've been smart enough to squirrel away your simoleons, there's probably enough green in the bank account to afford trip to the Elvis Costell ... More >>
College buddies hit the road together
Authority Zero is recording its sophomore album in a gated community in Scottsdale. Totally punk rock!
Time is on the side of Authority Zero, Mesa's masters of the tempo change
Rob Zombie rebounds from a Universal nightmare with another Sinister offering
Pigface celebrates a decade of detritus from the industrial underground
Jane's Addiction tries to find relevance in a rock world it helped to shape
Sick of fighting the music industry, Tricky's decided to use it instead
Bionic Jive's hip-hop/metal fusion is an accident that's about to happen
On a new split double disc, the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5 revive good-natured pop-rock
Proving that muses are more than mere myth, we expose the unusual inspirations for the latest crop of Valley bands
Zen Lunatics act like the pretenders
Phoenix Coyotes music director reveals trade secrets on what sounds make Purple Palace fans howl
Lone star and band of indie punks crash Trash Blast 3
Markus Schulz's growing DJ empire has been a lifetime in the making
George Clinton faces down pre-millennial tension with his latest state-of-the-funk message
Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.
April 9-15, 1998
Six years after disbanding, Jane's Addiction still packs a megarock wallop
The Boogie Knights in white polyester lit the fuse on a retro-disco craze that exploded in college towns across America. Tempe was ground zero.
Let's just get right to it
The reunited Who and Sex Pistols cheat death one more time
THE FUNKY HOUSE THAT GEORGE CLINTON BUILT HAS INSPIRED EVERYTHING FROM HIP-HOP TO JAZZ
WHAT'S IN A NAME? PLENTY, WHEN IT'S THE GIN BLOSSOMS.
BEFORE AXL'S ATTITUDE AND MICHAEL'S CROTCH, ELLINGTON WAS AT THE HEAD OF THE CLASS