It was 1993 when Brandon Capps and a few like-minded friends started coordinating the first Beautiful Noise "shoegaze" festivals around Arizona. But 20 years ago, shoegaze wasn't a compliment. It was an insult, a pejorative tossed at the kind of guitarist who stared down at his pedals, waiting for t ... 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.
This is proving to be a great time for the Valley's hip-hop circuit. Mouse Powell's music video to his Arizona anthem "Holding Home" dropped only a week ago, and already the clip has run up over 7,000 Youtube hits en route to grabbing all kinds of local and national attention. On top of that, Arizon ... More >>
Saturday, April 28
Ross Wincek, the co-owner of Hollywood Alley is responsible for bringing countless great bands to Phoenix over the past 25 years, as well as giving local bands a place to grow. Wincek had a stroke in March, so local bands and fans of the Alley are doing ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Saturday, April 28: Ross Rocks! @ Hollywood Alley
Hollywood Alley owner Ross Wincek has been an important f ... More >>
They say "old punks never die," and while the statement lacks some factual validity, it bears repeating in regards to The Glass Heroes, who celebrate 20 years of punk and roll this Saturday at the George and Dragon Pub.
"We have this joke that the last punk standing wins," laughs guitarist and sin ... More >>