The evil disco is back in the desert. We're not talking about some new trend of goth raves, or another event like Bloodfest 2013. This is about dirty, raw energy. Industrial metal, functioning at its highest level of stamina. That's right--Wayne Static is back to provide a whirlwind of Static X hi ... More >>
The nightlife-loving cats at Scottsdale's Axis-Radius are planning one helluva party this weekend that likely will go down as one of the most memorable in the club's 16-year history. Sadly, that's because the iconic and influential establishment is about to become history. If you haven't heard the ... More >>
Maria VassettKid Rock and Sheryl CrowAshley Furniture HomeStore PavilionFriday, August 5On paper, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow come off like a study in contrasts, some sort of "beauty and the beast" proposition. Crow has always been easy to like -- or at least hard to actively dislike. Her '90s hits ... More >>
Today, Universal Music Enterprises will re-release a handful of albums by the late Tupac Shakur, including the posthumous album R U still Down? (Remember Me). Originally released in 1997 (a year after Shakur's murder), R U Still Down? was one of the rapper's best-selling albums, going quadruple ... More >>
The Bettie Blood Burlesque Troupe is scheduled to perform at Rogue Bar in Scottsdale tonight.After six endless weeks of endless hype, treacly commercials, and non-stop carols, we're only 48 hours or so from the arrival of Christmas morning. But you don't have to wait until then to get your presen ... More >>
And into the 21st century
2005's top WTF? moments
Rockin' the house but shying from the spotlight, DJ Element is the Valley's no-flash grandmaster
Weezer's auteur takes a tentative step into the real world
The indie hip-hop legend of Aesop Rock grows as his rhymes become more mystifying
It took five years, but the old-schoolers of Gang Starr are finally on the comeback with The Ownerz. Guru, for one, is still hungry.
The Clash leader dies, closing out a somber 2002 for rebel music
You don't know about NITTY GRITTY in your city?
It may not sound like b-boy hip-hop, but Dälek insists its heart lies in the form
Turntable virtuoso Z-Trip returns to the desert in triumph
Where there's a Willis, there's a schizophrenic cult icon who can whup all of rock's mad geniuses
Racing to release part two of its Art Official Intelligence trilogy, De La Soul finds itself at a crossroads
The Bob-Man cometh; the Bash on Ash gets Hotter Than Hell; DJ Z-Trip bids farewell to the Valley
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
Local promoter stages a wild and woolly music festival
Kool Keith and his multiple aliases take listeners on a real warped tour
After 13 years, SXSW remains Austin's greatest/worst display of self-love
Budding urban-wear mogul takes Phoenix's MosDef label to the streets
Seventeen years after its advent, sampling remains mired in legal and aesthetic controversy
Z-Trip's battle for hometown respect manifests itself with Electric Highway DJ conflict
HE'S TRASHED BILLY RAY CYRUS. AND HE WON'T WEAR A BLACK HAT. TRAVIS TRITT'S PUT THE "OUT THERE" BACK INTO "OUTLAW."
LOCAL RAP RULERS PHUNK JUNKEEZ DON'T KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP. IT'S MAKING THEM FAMOUS.
A STOCKINGFUL OF JOYFUL NOISES AND TANNEN-BOMBS