This year, Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night, the music blog at our sister paper Dallas Observer, teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. John Fogerty: Creedence Clearwater Revival survivor John Fogerty gets overl ... More >>
Keller Williams will be hitting The Marquee Theatre on Friday January 18th, pushing his latest release Pick, where he teamed up with The Travelin' McCourys to deliver his unique brand of bluegrass/folk/jazz. When we last caught Williams, at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, he blew us away. We ... More >>
Piñata Protest @ Rhythm Room | 8/14/12 See also: Los Tigres del Norte, Wild Horse Pass Casino, 8/3/12 Much like in the United States, Mexican music is very regional. Our border brothers in the Northern Mexican states for example, have a predisposition for accordion-filled norteños, while rura ... More >>
See also: 15 Songs to Light Up to on 4/20 Drugs are responsible for lots of great songwriting, so every Friday in August, we're going to take a look at various drugs and their impact on popular music. Disclaimer: I've never actually snorted cocaine, so I'm going to assume that Chuck Klosterman's d ... More >>
Like The Beatles, Johnny Cash is a risky musician to cover. Do you stay true to the Man In Black's style, or do you put your own twist on his songs? The Tommy Ash Band made the bold choice to put their own spin on "Folsom Prison Blues." The Tommy Ash band approaches "Folsom Prison Blues" with a soul ... More >>
Guitarist Donavon Frankenreiter shares more than just a surfy, breezy acoustic sound with Jack Johnson. He worked with Johnson's label, Brushfire Records before signing to alt-country label Lost Highway. He split from them, too, starting his own label, Liquid Tambourine, to freely take his surf's ... More >>
New Year's may have been a couple days ago, but let's be honest: you probably still have a lingering headache after partying too hard. That's okay, we've got you covered with our Songs To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions, Eight Songs for Your Walk of Shame, and now 10 Simple, Yet C ... More >>
Adult Swim Pool Party at Millennium Resort Adult Swim, formerly the hippest of weekly hipster pool parties, returned for just one day on Sunday. Promoters Jared Alan and Jen Deveroux brought Adult Swim to the Millennium Resort this summer instead of to the Downtown Phoenix pools of the past. ... More >>
Maria Vassett Reverend Horton Heat Marquee Theatre Saturday, July 16, 2011 Reverend Horton Heat makes an annual stop in Phoenix year after year and never fails to put on a good show. Sure, the band tends to play a lot of the same songs and tell a few of the same jokes, but there's enough var ... More >>
Did someone say $1 Pabst Blue Ribbons? And a "punk rock DJ night"? We are so there. This Tuesday, July 5, local punk purveyor Tim Neilson (better known by his DJ handle, Johnny Volume ), continues hosting his bi-weekly Delinquency event at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe. In addition to Volume spin ... More >>
Voodoo SwingPhoenix rockabilly band Voodoo Swing is like the rock 'n' roll train that never stops coming. Since 1993 (when they were based in Salt Lake City), they've been releasing records, and their latest and sixth album, Keep On Rollin', is out now on Electric Lotus Music. They've alread ... More >>
LoudnessThere's lots of big name acts in this week's just announced shows as the always-busy spring slate of shows are finally being announced. The huge Arcade Fire show was gleefully announced last Friday by Martin Cizmar, so I really need not write about the recent Album of the Year Grammy winn ... More >>
Justin Bieber. Deal with it.Oh baby: Phoenix is about to get Bieber Fever! Canadian pop singer/world-dominator Justin Bieber plays Jobing.com Arena this July. It seems you can't swing a dead cat these days without that same cat mentioning something about Justin Bieber. He has an absolute str ... More >>
Are you in dire need of a Wu Tang fix? It's been months since a Wu-related act rolled through town, but fear not, we've got Method Man, Redman, and Ghostface Killah at the Marquee in August. Who else is coming through just a little too soon? Read on for full slate of show announcements.
We've got a lot of show announcements for you this week, though by and large they're D-listers. The major exception is The Game, who's coming to the Celebrity on February 21. As a long time West Coast partisan, I've always admired the way the Compton rapper went to head to head with 50 Cent's G-unit ... More >>
The lovely Lady Santas of the Rhythm Room. Click here for a slideshow of the Party Crasher's weekend adventures. There's a plethora of parties that go down each and every weekend in the PHX. Whether it's hot DJ nights at Valley clubs, after-hours raves out in the sprawl, or house parties with kegs ... More >>
Here are a handful of concerts that were just announced this week.
Going Way Out with Heavy Trash
Leave your emo on the doorstep
I just received news that Feedback Video Magazine, which I wrote about here last year, is having to end its run on KAZ-TV (channel 13 on Cox Cable or channel 27 in the atmosphere). Apparently the guys at 3B studios lost some sponsors at the last minute and the contract for the third season was cance ... More >>
Shrapnel's Very Special™ holiday music guide
Th' enjoyable live set
(Yep Roc Records)
Progression key to Burden Bros.
Waylon Jennings' widow and youngest son say goodbye to a sad year -- with rock stars. In Phoenix!
An eyesore closes its doors for greener pastures -- and not a moment too soon
Reuben's Accomplice gets Better Looking; the Pistoleros flirt with Elektra
Roll On (Reprise/Warner Bros.)
Speedbuggy USA: guns, booze, hicks and chicks
Royal (Time Bomb)
Born again with a new label and album, the Reverend Horton Heat continues to preach his holy trinity of booze, broads and cars
April 23 - 29, 1998
A mini-Q&A with Mono man Dave Crider
Watching the watchmen, getting Unwound, surfing with the aliens in Man . . . or Astroman?
Butthole Surfers tone down the insanity on Electriclarryland