• Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Santigold at Crescent Ballroom, 6/4/12

    See also: Santigold Discusses Bjork, MySpace, and The Death of MCA Santigold Crescent Ballroom Monday, June 4, 2012 Better Than: Every show I've been to this year. Seriously. It's hard to imagine a show living up to as much hype as Santigold's Phoenix debut. The show sold out well in advance -- pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Santigold Discusses Bjork, MySpace, and The Death of MCA

    There's no such thing as the sophomore slump for Santi White, who has once again charmed audiences with the genre-defying Master of My Make-Believe. The album includes collaborations with members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Switch, Diplo, and David Sitek, as well as the infectiously catchy song "Dispara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Joleen Lunzer, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Joleen LunzerThe stand-up comedian headlines the Tempe Improv Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I recently found a station that plays hip hop/R&B from the 90's and early 2000's, 101.1 FM. I also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Sacha Levine, What Are You Listening To?

    Sacha Levine​Sacha LevineThe sous chef of FnB says, "I don't just love food, I effing heart music as well." When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? It's kinda always set to NPR. Occasionally, there are really fantastic interviews with obscure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    10 Steps to Becoming the Next Indie Buzz Band

    Arcade Fire​So, it's Saturday night and you are playing another show in front of an empty dive bar. You can't figure out why your Linkin Park tribute band hasn't become more successful. You've spent hours working on your bands MySpace page, you've worked hard to get your original stuff played o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Coachella 2009: Sunday Picks

    Music Editor/Ambassador of the Funk Martin Cizmar got things kicking with his Friday picks for this year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, so I figured I should divulge my picks for Sunday's lineup. My sensibilities are different than most people's. Last year's Coachella l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Santogold Changes Name, Avoids Weirdo

    After having a humongous 2008 -- and sure to be large 2009 -- Santogold has chosen to change her name to "Santigold." This comes as very little surprise; the original "Santo Gold" has been all over her ass, harassing her and threatening legal action if the singer didn't change her name. Santogold, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    By Randall RobertsAny knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Rolling Stone: Still Blowing Bob Dylan

    Rolling Stone, that music magazine that felt it necessary to feature the ladies from MTV's The Hills on the cover of its May issue, just released its list of top 50 albums of 2008. Wouldn't you know it; they put Bob Dylan at number two. Why not number one, Rolling Stone? Maybe because they realize ... More >>

  • Music

    July 10, 2008