Jonathan McNamaraYup. There was a ton of beer at the Strong Beer Festival as evidenced by these jokers. Slideshow here. Were you at the 2010 Strong Beer Festival in downtown Phoenix Saturday?Seriously, this is not a rhetorical question. If you were at the annual fest -- relocated from Mesa to Cen ... More >>
Just weeks after totally remaking the Arizona music scene with a show that rivaled the insane intensity of the Beatles at Shea Stadium, VW Trainwreck is on hiatus.I'm just kidding about their show, folks, it probably sucked. But the band, who you may recall caused a big stink with the release of ... More >>
Best of Coachella 2009
The festival's tenth anniversary took place again this past weekend in the Indio desert with Paul McCartney, M.I.A., Leonard Cohen, My Bloody Valentine.
Food and Fights: Highlights of the 2009 Scottsdale Culinary Festival
Everyone who's anyone in the Phoenix metro culinary ... More >>
Martin CizmarSorry folks, this iPhone setlist shot is the best photo we got, as our photographer's credentials were lost.I know it's probably unfair to compare a crowd at the Marquee to a crowd at Coachella -- where the music-obsessed kids even greeted the white reggae band who came o ... More >>
By Michael Roberts
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They'r ... More >>
Neil Percival Young during the late '60s.
Here's some irony for you. In November 1968, future rock 'n' roll hall of famer Neil Young was paralyzed with fear before his solo show at the Canterbury House in Ann Arbor. According to a recent NPR story on the music legend, he had gone Splittsville from h ... More >>