Our desert summer is finally winding down; and really, it wasn't so bad, now was it? It's probably in part to the awesome parade of metal shows that came through our fair state since the music industry's touring season was in full swing. Either way, at least the September nights will only be in the ... More >>
There's a lot to love within our fiery little corner of the rock and metal industry. We've thelped breed some pretty legendary bands, like Sacred Reich, Flotsam and Jetsam, Job for a Cowboy, and Alice Cooper, to name a few. We have dozens of brutally talented underground bands, from melodic death ... More >>
It's that time of year where our focus is officially shifting from reflecting on 2013 to preparing for 2014. Another 365 days have swept by, full of heavy metal ups and downs, groupies and drug overdoses, mind-blowing riffs and sold-out shows. The state of metal in 2013 certainly hasn't blown my min ... More >>
She might be person most to blame for the misuse of the word "ironic" in America, but who cares? We've always had a soft spot for Alanis Morissette. Jagged Little Pill was such an unforgettable album from the '90s, and its "pissed off at the world" attitude felt relatable at the time (and it still d ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun. Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Friday, April 6: Skeletonwitch @ Nile Theater You'd never know it if you took their black t-shirts, black ... More >>
When he's not making up stories about what he listens to while he's busy being a hardcore runner, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie makes plans for the future. Recently, he has carried out plans to go through with his divorce and go on an international tour. The latter is great news for Phoenix ... More >>
By Benjamin Leatherman Let mortal kombat begin. It was announced recently that Danzig will be heading back to the Valley this November as a part of the “Blackest of the Black Tour,” which also features fellow black metal rockers Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Winds of Plague, and Skeletonwitch on ... More >>
Here’s a handful of upcoming shows that were recently announced.