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    November 19, 2014

    Tempe History Museum Exhibit Shows How Music Scene Goes Beyond Gin Blossoms

    Walking through the back rooms of the Tempe History Museum, it's easy to get distracted by the various artifacts of the city's lore. Boxes are stacked like in the last scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark; one clumsy turn could result in someone accidentally getting his face melted. Navigating confident ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    TMI Radio SxSW Showcase at Crescent Ballroom, 1/9/13

    Palms, Wiley One, Jared and the Mill, and Sara Robinson and Midnight Special @ Crescent Ballroom|1/9/13South by Southwest, the sort of Mecca of indie music, is kind of a big deal. A good show there can make or break a band, even if the event itself is a tad self-indulgent. I once hitchhiked there, s ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012

    2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Arena, 12/6/12

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ Arena|12/6/12Who is Bruce Springsteen anyway? The street rat poet singing about characters straight out of West Side Story? The balladeer casting American youth in B movie glory, Roy Orbison grandeur, and fleets of fast cars? The protest singer, ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    DJ Intel on the Furious Styles Crew's Anniversary and How He Wanted to Be Obama's Mixmaster on Election Night

    There are many perks involved with being a DJ: Complimentary booze, free schwag, the adoration of hundreds at gigs, and (depending on the particular selector or promoter) possibly a nice payday. Then there are the more unusual bonuses, like the one that DJ Intel got the other night at The Monarch ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    David Cassidy On Hanging With John Lennon, The Partridge Family, and a Gun-Toting Phil Spector

    "You know, I'm no different from everybody else, I start each day and end each night..." So spoke David Cassidy during a break in the Partridge Family's second hit single "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted." But he is different. Different from you, who's never appeared working alongside Gary Busey ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Zola Jesus: "I Have This Fantasy . . . of Being a Pop Star."

    When she was young, Nika Danilova trained to sing opera but often lost her voice due to performance anxiety. When Danilova began performing as Zola Jesus in Madison, Wisconsin, her harrowing voice slowly grew confident among thickets of tape hiss and ambient synths. On her latest full-length, Conatu ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Elvis Presley Week Kicks Off at The MIM

    ​ Growing up, my grandma had a room in her house dedicated to Elvis Presley. We called it "the Elvis Room," and I remember not being allowed to touch anything on display, and boy, there was plenty I wasn't allowed to touch: posters, dolls, records, and commemorative plates. Coinciding with both El ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Happy 70th Birthday Bob Dylan: The Seven Best "New Dylans"

    ​ Bob Dylan turns 70 today. The man who gave us "The Times They Are A-Changin'," the man who wrote "Like a Rolling Stone," "Mr. Tambourine Man," and "With God On Our Side." Over the years, he's influenced and remained busy. He inspired Sam Cook to write "A Change is Gonna Come," and even gave his ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Rooster Coup DeVille Stream New Song, Schedule CD Release Show

    Michael Cozzo (left) & Joe Curran of Rooster Coup DeVille​Michael Cozzo has been a fixture in the local country and rockabilly scenes for several years now, first as a singer/guitarist in Liquor Store Junkies, then as a solo bluesman and now as frontman of local rockabilly act Rooster Coup DeV ... More >>

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    December 28, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    February 1, 2007

    Unknown Legend

    Somebody give Joe Ely the spotlight

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    November 25, 2004
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    August 5, 2004
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    July 22, 2004
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    May 20, 2004
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    February 19, 2004
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    August 7, 2003

    In Darkness, In Light

    M. Ward attends his hero's funeral and walks away with designs for an evocative new album

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    April 10, 2003
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    June 20, 2002

    David Lee's Froth

    Diamond Dave rants on fashion, being a digital gigolo, rival/tourmate Sammy Hagar and a pending lawsuit

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    July 19, 2001

    Life of Riley

    Sun Records' rock 'n' roll pioneer survives cult-hero status

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    January 18, 2001

    Great Scott

    Tragedy brings out the best in Valley musicians, as top bands unite for a benefit concert

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    December 28, 2000

    Critical Mass 2000

    Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K

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    October 19, 2000


    From the week of October 19

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    April 8, 1999

    Puppet Rulers

    Reissue of the Meat Puppets' '80s catalogue reclaims the band's crucial role in the Amerindie revolution

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    November 19, 1998

    Thunder Roadwork

    Despite some glaring omissions, Tracks cuts an intriguing parallel path through Springsteen's career

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    November 5, 1998

    The Look of Love Lost

    Two new releases pit the new songs of Bacharach & Costello against the old classics of Bacharach & David

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    April 24, 1997

    King Bobby

    Bobby Fuller billed himself "The Rock & Roll King of the Southwest." His reign was short. He dropped acid, died young and left behind some of the wildest rock guitar ever.

  • Film

    November 28, 1996

    Boldly Going

    The latest voyage of the Enterprise is a trip worth taking

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    February 15, 1996

    The Mother Road

    A new compilation disc celebrates the mythology of Route 66

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    November 9, 1995
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    February 3, 1993