Santana (Band)

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    BluesHounds: "It's Not About What We Like--It's What The People Like"

    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 >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The 25 Best '80s Pro Wrestling Themes Ever

    If you've never watched a pro wrestling match before--which is to say, if you've never been an 11-year-old boy--it might be hard to understand why people are still watching it now. It's been almost 20 years since the WWE (then the WWF) began calling itself "sports entertainment," and winking at its ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    The Best Decade in Rock and Roll History: 1967-1977

    I'm feeling a little guilty about last week's column, in which I took the crappy popular music of the '80s to task (High School Music: A Reunion from Hell). Why? It was negative, and generally I like to promote good music instead of baggin' on bad stuff. I've fed my family for almost thirty years ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    That Damn Show 2013: Bend Sinister Groks Classic Rock

    On Saturday That Damn Show is back for 2013 at the Mesa Amphitheatre, featuring national acts like Bad Religion and local favorites like the Veragrooves. Check out the full schedule here and read on for a preview of Canada's own Bend Sinister. (Full disclosure: We're co-promoting this show with KUKQ ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Lauryn Hill, Celebrity Theatre, 11/28/12

    Lauryn Hill @ Celebrity Theatre|11/28/12"Life out of context is living ungodly," Ms. Lauryn Hill sings in "Black Rage," the new song she's named her 2012 tour after. Built over a jazzy interpolation of the Sound of Music's "My Favorite Things," the song is heavy, exploring the brutal and checkered ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Los Amigos Invisibles, Crescent Ballroom, 9/13/12

    See also: Los Amigos Invisibles Tried to Make a Pop RecordLos Amigos Invisibles and B-Side Players @ Crescent Ballroom | Thursday, September 13, 2012 The bleachers that cradle Crescent's backwall were uncharacteristically vacant last night when Venezuela's feisty funk fellas, Los Amigos Invisibles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Week

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Jackie Morales, What Are You Listening To?

    Jackie Morales Morales is the mid-day DJ for 101.5-FM Jamz. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Of course, 101.5! What's the first album you bought? I honestly don't go out and buy very many albums, but when I heard Mariah Carey's Em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Crosby, Stills, and Nash to Bring Their "Groovy Western-Sky Music" to Symphony Hall

    I'll readily admit to being a Neil Young fan boy, and I'm crazy excited for his reunion with Crazy Horse and the band's upcoming album of "old-timey Americana standards" despite the fact that I know full well I'll probably listen to it a few times and toss it in the same pile as Fork in the Road. (C ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    September 19, 2011

    Westley Allen (Erratic! Radio) on Yus, The Eastside Jets, and The Muddy Moneys

    Clockwise from top left: The Eastside Jets, Muddy Moneys, Yus, and Westley Allen​If you're into scuzzy rock 'n' roll in this town, you know Westley Allen -- either from his time onstage with The Plainfield Butchers, his gig behind the bar at Time Out Lounge, or as the host of Erratic! Radio o ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011
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    March 10, 2011

    Mir German of Miriams Well Talks John Lennon, Portland, and SXSW

    Miriams Well​ Portland is a city that's known for its amazing music scene. So much so that it's starting to give Los Angeles and Brooklyn a run for their money as a place bands looking to get discovered relocate. In such a crowded scene it can often times be difficult to stand out amongst the cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Jam Band Charity: Deadheads and Phish Phans Focus on Giving

    ​Hardcore fans of jam bands are a very giving, as are the bands they support. The Grateful Dead recently donated some band memorabilia to a charity auction, while Phishheads/Phans (call them what you will) have raised and distributed over $1 million for charity organizations started by fans of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Madonna and Other New Releases

    ​Of course, everyone knows Madonna as the middle-ager who keeps managing to re-invent herself. Part of how she's done that is by working with contemporary artists, such as Justin Timberlake, to create a relevant, ever-evolving sound.Today, the Queen of Pop releases Revolver (Mixes), an EP with eig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2009

    Why Does Rob Thomas Send Ovaries Aflutter?

    I've never understood the Rob Thomas thing. I know the guy has sold something like 100 million records through various projects, and his voice is pleasant enough, but I've always considered the Matchbox 20 singer to be something of a non-entity, as bland and forgettable as his Nascar driver-appropri ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
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    February 19, 2009

    No Country for Young Men

    Former punk finds true calling in Americana

  • Music

    September 25, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
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    April 3, 2008

    Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

    Real Emotional Trash

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    August 2, 2007

    Allman Joy

    Like father, like son. Not.

  • Culture

    December 9, 2004

    Red Door Salon

    Artist makes Phoenix vie a little more bohème

  • Music

    January 10, 2002


    The Rainbow Children (NPG Records)

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Cuacha Doin'

    With the rerelease of their 1988 debut, the Sand Rubies finally seem ready to start making music again

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Candy Cane Mutiny

    Consumers fight back! You have the power to make the ultimate Christmas album yourself. Use it!

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Future Shock

    Gumbo gazes into his crystal ball and tells us what to expect in jazz, blues and heritage as we approach 2001

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man persuade millions of people to pay for their 'free' music?

  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their 'free' music?

  • Music

    October 26, 2000


    Bajo el azul de tu misterio (BMG)

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Native Blues

    Indigenous joins the tribe of rock 'n' roll

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Enter the Dragons

    In the tradition of the Zeros and the Nuns, the youngest Escovedo talks siblings, booze and Dragon slaying

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Bomb's Away

    The next chapter(s) for DJ Radar

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Rock 'n' Goal Music

    Phoenix Coyotes music director reveals trade secrets on what sounds make Purple Palace fans howl

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    The Award for Mediocrity, Again

    Yearning for civil unrest from any '99 Grammy nominee

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Drum & Drummer

    Valley jazz musician Rob Schuh pounded skins, pumped iron, shot steroids, went to prison and almost died. Now the feisty trapsman has added an organ to his repertoire -- a transplanted kidney.

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Never Too Old to Tango

    Los Fabulosos Cadillacs take back the past with La Marcha del Golazo Solitario

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    California Dreaming

    A new four-disc compilation attempts to give the West Coast East Side sound its proper place in rock 'n' roll history

  • Calendar

    August 6, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 6 - 12, 1998

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    May 28, 1998

    Renegade Radio

    Radio Free Phoenix delivers everything you ever wanted to know about music but were afraid to request

  • Music

    October 9, 1997

    Trigger Happy

    Tempe's Pistoleros learn that the waiting really is the hardest part

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    September 28, 1995
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    August 23, 1995
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    May 4, 1995



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    September 8, 1994