Summer in the Phoenix Valley doesn't wait for any official proclamation -- it just comes on hard in early May. With that in mind, the Musical Instrument Museum's summer concert series officially begins May 1. "We get some of the greatest [musicians in the world] here," MIM Music Director Lowell Pic ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Unable to get out of town and head to the massive Apache Lake Music Festival this weekend? Don't worry, t ... More >>
Country artist Shelby Lynne became something of a household name in 1999 when her album I Am Shelby Lynne dropped to immediate critical acclaim. That she had already released five albums seemed not matter to Grammy Award voters who gave her the Best New Artist award. At this stage in her career, Ly ... More >>
Holy crap, only five-plus months left of Nothing Not New. I gotta get to a lot more new(-ish) releases. Let's roll . . .Cowboy Junkies -- Remnin Park: Who knew these dour Canadians were even still around? Remnin Park is a concept album inspired the Timmins' family month-long sojourn to China. Out ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Saturday, April 19 marks National Record Store Day, whereupon hundreds of independent record stores across our great nation will celebrate the (sadly) dying breed of “mom & pop” music shops through sales, giveaways, food, and live music.
Just A Little Lovin'
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere
A woman, not a girl
This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.
From wayward child to country star
The Grammys blow off the state's most promising entries
Unsung country crooner Allison Moorer changes course on a new album and she doesn't care what you call it
Wonder Wonder woman artfully dodges categorization
Love, Shelby (Island)
Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K
Venerable Valley roots club is on the move
A lifetime of ups and downs helps 'Bama songbird Shelby Lynne craft a stunning Southern pop masterpiece
I Am Shelby Lynne (Island/Def Jam)