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Simon & Garfunkel

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Sorry, Bob Dylan's Self Portrait Is Still A Bad Album

    Perhaps you've read the weirdly fawning praise of Bob Dylan's tenth installment in his famed Bootleg Series, Another Self Portrait 1969--1971. ("One of the most important, coherent and fulfilling Bob Dylan albums ever released," some buffoon for Rolling Stone just claimed!) Perhaps, while in your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Poll: What's Your "Forbidden Song"?

    I think everyone has a "Forbidden Song." What's that? It's like, whenever I hear the tune "Freebird," whether in the car or at some party or whatever, I have to turn it off. It's like an obsessive-compulsive decision and I will be forever agitated until that song is no longer playing. I'm not psy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Bassnectar Speaks Up About His Creativity And Gradual Start

    Electronic hippie Bassnectar (Lorin Ashton) is back on the road for his Fall Tour 2012 in support of his recent album Vava Voom. Influenced equally by metal, ambient, psychedelic, and hip-hop, his music defies expectations, and his fanbase reacts passionately. I spoke with Bassnectar about both of ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Miniature Tigers' Charlie Brand: "We Wanted To Have This Warm, Beautiful Feeling To The Album"

    If Miniature Tigers was ever to have an official "day" in Phoenix, it would be today. The band is playing two shows, one at Crescent Ballroom as part of the Modern Art Records Tour celebrating the release of Mia Pharaoh, and a free in-store performance at Stinkweeds at 5 p.m. There's also a rather l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Five Musical New Years Resolutions (You Might Actually Keep)

    Some sort of famous bassist...​"This year is going to be different." That's what you told yourself last year, isn't it? Well, just because you have the desire and will to make a New Year's Resolution doesn't mean you have the will to actually get it done. It's pretty easy to make Wishtown you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Five Teachers That Turned Into Rock Stars

    Having Bun B as a professor could have been interesting...​What if Sheryl Crow had been your elementary school music teacher? How cool would it have been if Bun B was your professor in a class about religion and hip-hop? How strange would your learning experience have been if Peaches had been your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Best Cover Songs in Other Languages

    Rave On Buddy Holly, a 19-track tribute album, was released on June 28, 2011.​Last week, Fantasy Records and Hear Music released Rave On Buddy Holly, a 19-track tribute album dedicated to the bespectacled rock and roll icon. Artists like Paul McCartney and Lou Reed cover Holly classics o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Abri Van Straten Talks About the Function of Art, Being Married to Kristin Bauer, and His Upcoming Performance at Phoenix Comicon

    Jasmin KuhnAbri Van Straten​If you've looked at the musical artists lined up to play at Phoenix Comicon next weekend, you may have noticed that one of these things is not like the others. That would be singer-songwriter Abri Van Straten, whose picturesque acoustic folk songs contrast starkly with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Phoenix Symphony Tapped to Back Cover Singer

    San Francisco's symphony famously backed Metallica for a two-disc epic called S&M, redefining how many people look at metal in the process. The Phoenix Symphony will back Canadian Christian singer Jim Witter, who has made his living doing knockoffs of popular tours like the Elton John/Billy J ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Delta Spirit, Stereo Total, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Cringe, The Dig, and more

    ​Let's clear off the desk, shall we?Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! -- This band on the Kill Rock Stars label is a multi-lingual new-New Wave boy-girl band with songs sung in English, German, and French. It's quirky with a capital "Q" and not nearly as charming as it thinks it is. Still, most songs are un ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Simon & Garfunkel Plan Long Awaited Reunion Tour

    Mending that bridge over troubled waters never felt so goodIt makes sense these days for some older acts to get out on tour and start playing some shows. Just looking at this past weekend in the Valley, we saw Springsteen, Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen all unravel some shows well in the twilight of the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009
  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Financial Wizard of Ozzfest

    Passing the savings on to you!

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007
  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    S.A.T. Words

    In discussing Bloc Party's anthemic dance rock, you gotta get deep

  • Film

    December 29, 2005

    The Flunk-Out

    This Graduate tribute deserves no honors

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Rogue Wave

    Following their bliss

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Kings of Convenience

    Riot on an Empty Street
    (Source/Astralwerks)

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Rogue Wave

    Out of the Shadow
    (Sub Pop)

  • Culture

    August 28, 2003

    See Dick, and Tom, Run

    In comedy--and comebacks--it's all about the timing

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Blowing Rufus' Mind

    A roundup of the latest batch of eclectica that fell through the cracks

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Top Jimmy

    An oddball arena-rock triple bill showcases Mesa's returning heroes

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Let It D

    With its HBO show off the air, Tenacious D no longer rules the idiot box. Now the rotund duo just wants to rule the world.

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Once More, Mr. Nice Guy

    Reminted Billion Dollar Babies recalls a time when Alice Cooper ruled the world and didn't have to become the 34th president to do it

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Baby, Get Back

    'Autobiography' and bootleg box prove that when it comes to the Beatles, you can never just let it be

  • Calendar

    October 12, 2000

    Foreverly Yours

    Everly Brothers bring their signature harmonies to Celebrity Theatre

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Shut Up, Jeremy!

    Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man.

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Back to Earth

    Elliott Smith's 'moment' has passed; now he's just making music

  • Film

    September 21, 2000

    Backstage Past

    Cameron Crowe's autobiographical Almost Famous is a classic rock gas

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Damien Jurado

    Ghost of David
    (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Blood, Sweat & Tears

    Child Is the Father to Man, Blood, Sweat & Tears and The Chambers Brothers' Time Has Come Today (Sony Legacy)

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    The Award for Mediocrity, Again

    Yearning for civil unrest from any '99 Grammy nominee

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    The Genre Gap

    AzMFest no holiday in the sun

  • News

    September 23, 1999

    Krofft Works

    There's plenty of magical musical Krofft moments if you're willing to pay collectors' prices

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Are You Coming With Us?

    The Lo-Fidelity Allstars pose some dizzying musical questions with a riot of sounds and styles

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    Pretty Flawed

    At Desert Sky, the Offspring drag "punk" into the mire of mindlessness

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Mystery Men

    Face it, you don't really know what the Everly Brothers have been doing all these years, do you, Bird Dog?

  • Music

    December 31, 1998

    Repackaged Goods

    The boxed-set dilemma: When are four CDs too little and three CDs too much respect?

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Phony War

    Les Payne Product starts a joke, which starts the whole world crying

  • News

    January 1, 1998

    Gross Out

    Christopher's restaurant shakeup leads to breakup of longtime partners

  • Music

    December 25, 1997
  • Music

    June 19, 1997
  • Music

    May 1, 1997

    Wayne's World

    From the Fountains of Wayne springs pop eternal

  • Music

    November 9, 1995

    Never Sing Ill of the Dead

    Hereafter, tunes extolling departed musicians should assume they might have a chance in hell

  • Dining

    June 17, 1992
  • Music

    January 17, 1990

    Grapes Juice

    The Grapes of Wrath, newcomers to folk city

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