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One of the Valley's longer-running punk rock nights is about to go D.O.A. (See wh ... More >>
With the impending arrival of Filter Magazine's Phoenix newsletter, it feels like a lot of eyes are on our music scene. Here's hoping Filter digs in and really investigates. I did so in April 2010, attempting the goal of going out to a different show every night for the entire month.
The idea was ... More >>
Just in time for today's repeat of Record Store Day on Black Friday, here's some killer news for Valley vinylphiles and music nerds: Michael Pawlicki, one of the co-owners of the now-defunct Eastside Records, will be opening a pop-up-style record store near the Yucca Tap Room sometime in the coming ... More >>
Tempe's Yucca Tap Room has been a Tempe dive bar favorite for years, especially for its live music. (Photo by Benjamin Leatherman)
But now there's a whole lot more on tap.
Earlier this month, owner Rodney Hu unveiled the Yucca's expansion into the space next door, a craft beer and whiskey ... More >>
The hardcore punks of Distort perform at the Nile Theatre back in the 2002.
Earlier this month, it was Long Wong's. Last week, I wrote about how the old Boston's was being reincarnated into 910 Live. And just today I got news that the property in downtown Mesa that formerly housed the Nile The ... More >>
Pickster Uno, Dumperfoo, DJ Element, and the other members of the Blunt Club will be packing up their record crates and moving to a brand new home later this month.
The long-running Thursday hip-hop night (now in its seventh year of existence) is bidding au revoir to Tempe's Club Red in favor o ... More >>
Sadly this purple bowling shirt did not say "Jesus" on the left breast.First the bad news: New Times is not your 2009 Indie Bowl champions. I take full responsibility for the failure of our vaunted "All Midwest Transplant Team," as I had by far the team's lowest score of the night in our first ga ... More >>
Chi-Town hardcore punks Harm's Way will headline 23 West's grand opening.New year, new music venue.
Rodney Hu's much anticipated all-ages joint 23 West, which is located next door to the Yucca Tap Room, has scheduled a grand opening celebration on Friday, January 1.
According to the Web si ... More >>
The Sugar Thieves are scheduled to perform tonight at Civic Square Park.While the jury's still out over whether or not downtown Phoenix's music scene is "ovah," our city's core appears to be alive and well when it comes to culture. Need some proof to back up that statement? Take a look at the num ... More >>
The Last Exit in Tempe is officially donezo.We had a late-night bombshell dropped on us tonight by Jack Maverik, the former co-owner of the Last Exit Bar & Grill in Tempe.
That's right, we most definitely said "former," because the live music venue closed its doors for good as of yesterday m ... More >>
Peachcake is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. on Saturday inside the Trunk Space.
It's probably not the wisest move in the world to publically disagree with one's supervisor (hence that old chestnut, "Don't cross the boss"), but, hey, sometimes you gotta live dangerously.
By now you've proba ... More >>
Yucca Tap Room owner Rodney Hu.Rodney Hu has some big plans for the Yucca Tap Room. Walking through a vacant restaurant space adjacent to his Tempe bar and music venue, Hu eagerly gestures around the room while describing how he'll transform the place into a funky lounge area.
"There will be a door ... More >>
Roarke LaceyKinch performs on Roosevelt Street at September's First Friday. It was the first time Roosevelt has ever been closed for a concert.Kinch's The Economic Chastisement EP release party back in February was one of the best little concerts I've seen this year, so I was pretty stoked about ... More >>
"Yellow Minute is the next big buzz band," Rodney Hu, owner of Tempe's Yucca Tap Room and one of my good friends, declared during a recent phone conversation of the AZ band. "Just watch. You'll see."
After catching some of the band's performance at Hu's bar last week where they ... More >>
This weekend is probably the biggest three days of music I can remember in my time in the Valley, with two multi-day festivals (Country Thunder and Tempe Music Fest) along with Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Fall Out Boy, Leonard Cohen, Bonnie Prince Billy and Calexico all coming to town.Think you'll ... More >>