By Dave Good
It's hard not to notice: Indie bands seemingly soundtrack just about every sitcom, film and television commercial today. But why? Influential music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas swears it's not just about cheap labor.
"It's far more of a creative decision than a monetary one," she say ... More >>
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Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. It's in many ways the enduring holy trinity of pop music. Like it or not -- we're not advocating anything -- drugs are responsib ... More >>
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When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? On FM radio, 98.7, The ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
You gotta hand it to American thrash metalheads Megadeth. For as rocky as their successful road has been, the band has done great job at keeping things surprising. Just last week, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine made headlines by announcing his endorsement of far-right presidential candidate Rick " ... More >>
If Adele could rap, she probably would have won that Grammy as well.
Sunday night's Grammy Awards made for interesting viewing, with Adele's sweep, some amazing tributes, performances, and a downright weird and horrible showing from Nicki Minaj.
Host LL Cool J opened up with a prayer for Whitne ... More >>
In this week's issue, I interviewed Shawn Stern of Youth Brigade and Tony Brandenburg of The Adolescents to determine what has kept punk alive for all these years. Both musicians have obligations outside of their perspective bands, with Stern running BYO Records and preparing for Punk Rock Bowling a ... More >>
Part one of Gilman's report from the front lines of Occupy PhoenixMy focus is, and must remain, through November 8, the recall of state Senate President Russell Pearce in Legislative District 18. That means there's a lot going on that I won't be able to cover till after the recall election, includi ... More >>
sonoranalliance.comIs that egg on SA's face, or something a lot worse?God, I love Republicans. Especially the crazy ones. They're just way too easy. In fact, whether or nor state Senate President Russell Pearce survives the Legislative District 18 recall race, I'll be heartbroken, as right now, ever ... More >>
Image: geticloud.comThe Phoenix-based iCloud Communications has dropped its trademark lawsuit against Apple and appears to have quietly changed its name.An Arizona company formerly known as iCloud Communications has dumped its trademark lawsuit against Apple and apparently changed its name.The Ph ... More >>
Heather Mills may be the one to thank for getting the Beatles' music catalog up on iTunes, according to Consequence of Sound.Mills, Paul McCartney's ex-wife, claims she talked to Steve Jobs and organized the deal to finally get the digital Beatles albums onto iTunes.Also, she said she won't be go ... More >>
Stop the world. Apple has announced that the Beatles catalog is finally available on iTunes, according to Billboard. I love when Christmas comes early.After plenty of rumors went around yesterday about what Apple's big announcement regarding iTunes was going to be, practically everything under th ... More >>
Apple co-owner Steve Jobs has more money than God by now, which is why Apple has unlimited options for what they could do with everything they've earned from iTunes alone.According to Hypebot, it costs around $75 million per month for Apple to operate iTunes. Prefix pulled together a solid list o ... More >>
Luke Holwerda50 Cent live at Celebrity Theatre.I have to admit, I wasn't really expecting much from 50 Cent's show last night. Maybe it's unfair to Fiddy, but the last few mainstream rap shows I've attended have led me to believe that commercial rap stars have at least one annoying trait in common w ... More >>