This week kicks off a helluva run for Phoenix concerts. Thursday we have Drake, Lil Wayne, and Katy Perry all performing, and Friday begins the Summer Ends Music Festival. What more could you want? ... Well, if you really need more options, check out the ones below, and browse our comprehensive c ... More >>
It's become a tradition around here. Every week, on Monday -- the worst of all days -- we bring you our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix this week. You know, to help make it all bearable. Dig in, kiddos.
Hoon is an anchor of FOX 10 Arizona Morning. He'll be serving as emcee for the 2013 Phoenix Heart Walk on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Hoon was game to play a round of "What Are You Listening To?" with Up on the Sun.
[Editor's note: The following post by Houston writer and ESL teacher Shea Serrano was named the best blog post of the year in the first-ever Voice Media Group music writing awards. Originally published by our sister blog, West Coast Sound at L.A. Weekly, it's a hilarious real-time account of an afte ... More >>
Zooey Deschanel's partner in folk pop music-making, guitarist M. Ward, is planning to check out what's going on at the Crescent Ballroom in April.Ward's sound varies from reverb-drenched acoustic blues to shinning pop. Plus, if a performance from Ward doesn't inspire enough excitement, the recent ... More >>
Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Guided by Voices fans gotta be lovin' the recently reformed "classic era" lineup of the legendary lo-fi rockers. This album ... More >>
A Silent FilmIt's logical for a band from the U.K. that's been compared to Coldplay and Snow Patrol and received more than a thousand spins for their first single on Sirius-XM's Alt Nation channel to move to the U.S. seeking stateside success. But Phoenix seems like an unlikely relocation choice ... More >>
Feather headdresses were the hot accessory of 2010 music festivals.While music festival season is pretty much wrapped up for the year up, there's still plenty to get excited about since next year's festivals are being planned.Announcements have been rolling out one after another this past week. B ... More >>
Punk rock icon Patti Smith is among the newest batch of inductees to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.You may not necessarily associate popular music with the Library of Congress, but a few recent inductees have just made the catalog a little bit cooler. NME reports that the L ... More >>
Turn Back O Man is scheduled to perform tonight at Fifth and Roosevelt streets.Downtown Phoenix is gonna be a hotbed of activity this weekend. Of the 10 different low-cost/no-cost events getting pimped in this blog post, eight will be taking place within the confines of P-Town's urban core. There ... More >>
With the last Shake! scheduled for this Saturday, it's a safe bet a lot of hipster types are going to be looking for new indie dance nights. Obscura is stepping up to the plate at CenPho's Ruby Room with a Flight of the Conchords night on Friday, November 13.DJ Funkfinger of Shake fame is the nig ... More >>
The flag of Scotland What is it about Scotland that makes the country of just more than 5 million people produce far more than its fair share of great pop music artists? Consider the following sample list: Simple Minds, Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Big Country, Altered Images, The Bluebells, The Je ... More >>
I usually feel like I have to come up with the defining words about a show myself since, you know, I get paid to be there and all, but I really can't do any better than the simple statement made by my friend Ashley last night at Snow Patrol's Clubhouse show: "It's not that exciting, but it is pleasa ... More >>
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