Everyone knows that Zia Records hooks up all the Valley music junkies. Big-time. The lure of that sharp red and yellow "Zia" sign brings in people from all walks of life seeking novelty toys, every possible music genre, and movies. Personally, it's the smell of vinyl that calls my name and draws me ... More >>
By Gavin Cleaver As I sit here at work my mind drifts from matters such as job responsibilities to more jovial pursuits such as murder, car theft, and the endless slaughter of pedestrians. One simple reason: Last week saw the release date of Grand Theft Auto V, the biggest videogame of the year. A ... More >>
Kansas City's Aaron Dontez Yates has dipped his hands into both the worlds of hip-hop and rock 'n' roll, sold more than one million albums, founded a record label, and been featured in a ton of video games and films--including the upcoming sequel to the huge underground cult hit Devil's Carnival. Re ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
Slick Rick The RulerThis week's just announced shows list is one of the longest in quite some time. There's a higher quotient of indie rock upcoming shows announced this week, with plenty of Coachella scraps.Yes, even if certain music-related boycotts recently gussied up their websites, bands are ... 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:
KnoxPhoenix rapper Knox is the hip-hop equivalent of a throwback jersey.His new album, From the Ashes, came out last Tuesday, September 14, but with its old-school beats and Knox's retro flow, it sounds like it could have come straight out of hip-hop's "golden era" of the early '90s.The album is ... More >>
TrapPhoenix rapper Trap has released a new song from his forthcoming mixtape, I Never Sleep. The song is called "My Gucci" and features Trap flowing over a trippy beat and a Slick Rick "La Di Da Di" sample.Here what Trap had to say about the new song and the status of his highly anticipated mixta ... More >>
Limbeck is scheduled to perform tonight at the Chyro Arts Venue in Scottsdale. If I was an arrogant, self-centered kind of music journalist, I'd probably spend the next 400 or so words detailing all the cool-ass concerts I was planning to check out this weekend, dishing out details in between clev ... More >>
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