Roosevelt and Churchill. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Marvel and Capcom. Ghostbusters and Hi-C. Throughout history, there have been some truly incredible collaborations that have forever altered the course of humanity. But what about the memorable music combos when two brilliant music artists col ... More >>
As much as I embrace the label in a jaded attempt to disarm its pathetic sting, "hipster" doesn't really describe me. I listen to hundreds of musicians, scattered from every genre you can name (except ska, because fuck ska), but I never choose to "like" a band because they're obscure. Most of the ti ... More >>
Matchbox Twenty tickets go on sale today at noon -- the show's July 26 at Comerica Theatre -- which means that this weekend is a time for you to reflect on whether, why, and how much you love America's most indestructible post-grunge band. For me those answers are yes, because they're so overprodu ... More >>
Of all the bands that managed to go Diamond (that's 10 million albums sold) back in the mid '90s, when conditions were right for it, Matchbox Twenty looked the most like one-superhit wonders. It wasn't their fault; it just seemed like there were 10 million themselves-or-someones-like-them doing simi ... More >>
The scene at Fall Frenzy 2009.The lineup for Arizona Fall Frenzy 2010 has been announced and it's a huge step-forward for the festival, in its second year at Tempe Beach Park.Stone Tempe Pilots and The Cult top the bill on Friday, September 17. Tickets are $75 or $80 at the door. Weezer, "Sublime ... More >>
The Arizona Fall Frenzy started out with the rock lite line-up Friday night at Tempe Beach Park, and, as expected, there were plenty of moms mixed in with the predominantly 20- and 30-somethin gcrowd sipping on beer throughout the night.
I've never understood the Rob Thomas thing. I know the guy has sold something like 100 million records through various projects, and his voice is pleasant enough, but I've always considered the Matchbox 20 singer to be something of a non-entity, as bland and forgettable as his Nascar driver-appropri ... More >>
Austin rockers Spoon release three new tracks today with their Got Nuffin EPIt's a pretty slow new release schedule today, unless your name is Rob Thomas, Jeff Tweedy or Moby (or Mephistopheles, for that matter). What I do have to offer, however, is a new EP from Austin indie rockers Spoon. Got Nuff ... More >>
I've never been sure why there isn't more of a rivalry between Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, but, aside from some boy drama, the two country-tinged pop princesses seem to co-exist happily.If you missed Swift's excellent show at Jobing.com Arena last month, you'll have a chance to check out what I ca ... More >>
Can I Drive It?
Trench, Dolphins Kill for Love, The Eleven Forties, The Secret Life of Painters, Longshore, Split the Enemy, Intrinzik, Goliath Monsignor, Shelby James & The Crying Shames
But, boy, is Shawn Harrington of Jed's A Millionaire good at it!
Hotel Paper (Maverick)
Songstress Michelle Branch enjoys the spoils of success
Goddess in the Doorway (Virgin)
Looking back at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of local music in 2000