Another great week for music. You have it good this month, Phoenix. Check out our picks for the best shows here, and browse our comprehensive concert listings for a giant list of musical options.
You've got less than a month of shopping days until you think about doing Black Friday for a minute and then just decide to go closer to Christmas instead. In the meantime, consider giving yourself the gift of any of these five must-see Phoenix shows.
For Mike Doughty, revisiting songs he wrote in some cases more than 20 years ago felt like walking into a ghost town. The former frontman for Soul Coughing - the distinct 1990s alternative band he once described as "deep slacker jazz" - decided to record an album of reimagined old tunes, freeing t ... More >>
Credit to the pride of Minnesota, Prince, for nailing it right out of the gate: Few Batman the right age can hear his infectious "Partyman" and not envision Nicholson-as-Joker destructively "broadening his mind" with a purple paintbrush in the Gotham art gallery, goofily dancing to Prince's funky aw ... More >>
The website for Hollywood Alley contains a fairly lengthy rundown of some of the vast array of renowned musicians and bands that have performed at the Mesa rock dive over its 25-year history, and it's both enormous and impressive. Said list includes name both iconic and influential, ranging from suc ... More >>
If there's ever been a weekend you don't have to scramble for musical options, this is it. You've got a quadruple threat: Country Thunder in Florence, McDowell Mountain Music Fest in Phoenix, Way Out West Fest in Tucson, and that big party in Indio called Coachella. But are you not feeling the festi ... More >>
Shon Sullivan has collaborated with Elliott Smith, Johnny Marr, The Eels, The Watson Twins, and Neil Finn over the years. Sullivan started playing solo acoustic music between Elliott Smith and Eels tours and dubbed his band Goldenboy after a nickname Smith gave him.Three albums later, Goldenboy i ... More >>
More syrup than jam
Christian science moniker
Vehicles and Animals (Astralwerks)
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band
Not content to simply milk his invention, trance music pioneer BT continues to trip the light fantastic in a never-ending search for sound
A load of the latest in heritage as Smokin' Joe gets nasty, Bill Frisell goes to Ghost Town, Greg Osby returns to form and everyone else gets the Gumbo once-over
Debut album proves Nastyboy Klick is as bland as it wants to be