It's a simple formula: The BluesHounds play upbeat dance blues, and that gets the people happy. The happy people start dancing, and the dancing makes them thirsty, and the thirsty people make club owners happy. Matty Spinelli, lead guitarist and bandleader for the BluesHounds, doesn't mind the way ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
Weird Al Yankovic Comerica Theatre Sunday, August 5, 2012 "He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life." -- Homer Simpson If some massive holocaust does, in fact, bring about Armageddon at the end of December, there are a few things that are guaranteed to survive the ginormous conflagration: Cock ... More >>
See also: HavocNdeeD Remix of Linkin Park's "Wretches and Kings" Gets Love From NME See also: HavocNdeeD's DJ J-Paul Talks Dubstep, Mormonism, Industrial Music, and More Jared Jackson is one busy cat these days. Besides being a new father, which would likely swamp anyone's schedule, the 32-year-ol ... More >>
"In all the times he's played here, I think he's said maybe three words to me," Bob Corritore, proprietor of the Rhythm Room mused last night about Leon Russell, who literally rolled into the Phoenix blues bar last night (Russell piloted a Rascal Scooter off the tour bus) to deliver a set of fun ... More >>
Strumming towards ecstasy
Former Doo Ragger and one-man band Bob Log III plays with himself. But he really gets off on seeing others share his spotlight.
He's legal and he's legitimate. Blues prodigy J.D. Simo tells you how he's changed since 13.
On the road with a new album and a still-killer live show, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion ain't no joke
After nearly three decades, the fateful desert meeting between Tom Waits and John Hammond is fully realized with the release of Wicked Grin
Former Blaster Dave Alvin delves into America's folk traditions with Public Domain
Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop)
Java magazine's mysterious architectural digress
Rhythm Room honcho Bob Corritore inks a deal with roots-music heavyweight Hightone Records
Peter Guralnick's Careless Love sheds new light on the opaque unraveling of Elvis Presley
Stones, Dylan and McCartney struggle to redefine themselves with new albums
An imaginary line around north central Phoenix would grant Orthodox Jews more freedom on the Sabbath