Big EyesThe Yucca Tap Room always likes new patrons, and bands always treasure new fans, but if you come to this show, please don't be a jerk.Ace-High Cutthroats, Weird Ladies and Hobo Bastard will be joining Big Eyes for this gig. Apparently this will be Hobo Bastard's first show, so that's ... More >>
Gilman's vid, from the ramparts... Here's activist videographer and all-around hell-raiser Dennis Gilman's latest video of vignettes from last weekend's Occupy Phoenix protest. Shannon Rivers, as always, is way cool. And the gal on the guitar is quite talented.Martin, from back in the day...The firs ... More >>
One of these men was "born a poor black child."He may be known best as a "wild and crazy guy," but Steve Martin is the master of more than one craft. In addition to his work as a comedian and actor, Martin is a writer, playwright, and as Rare Bird Alert, his new album with The Steep Canyon Range ... More >>
From the Blues Brothers to Steve Martin playing King Tut, legendary musical moments are part of what make Saturday Night Live more than just another comedy show.SNL still holds its own sometimes but it was at its prime a few decades ago when it was lot edgier. Edginess is an, ahem, double-edged s ... More >>
Arcade Fire: a band that Canada should be proud ofCanada can't brag about Nickelback and Alanis Morissette like they can about alt-rockers Arcade Fire. Arcade Fire is a band of risk takers that writes powerful songs and puts on awesome shows. Furthermore, they released one of the most revolutiona ... More >>
Arizona's Calexico.The Newport Folk Festival is historically significant, not just because of its ever-exciting, often bleeding edge lineup, but because in 1965 Bob Dylan decided to plug in and play electric, much to the dismay of a large portion of the crowd. That set forever changed people's id ... More >>
Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival has announced a full line-up for this June. No real surprises here: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, and the Flaming Lips are the top of the pile.The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, ... More >>
Can once-great Dane return to form with more-mature approach?
Last week I wrote about Steve Martin's album The Crow New Songs for the 5-String Banjo. Well, last Saturday night Martin hosted Saturday Night Live (he curently holds the record for most times hosting the comedy show at 15 times) preforming a song called "Late For School" off of his CD The Crow.
First off this may not be the best Banjo album of 2009, but since it is the only one anyone has heard of I will just go ahead and say it is. And yes it is by the comedian Steve Martin. You can download a free mp3 from The Crow New Songs for the 5-String Banjo at Amazon.com. The free song is the alb ... More >>
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Tom and Dick sing softly but carry a big shtick
Well, she's got the teen vote wrapped up
The golden touch
Nudes meet superheroes
Steve Martin's remake piddles on its predecessor
What's running now
Why books were invented first
May-December romance turns unseasonably cold
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise
Comedy arises as Louise's panties fall
In comedy--and comebacks--it's all about the timing
Film knockoff is awash in Mediterranean mediocrity
Steve Martin almost gets Down with Queen Latifah, but the two mostly strike out
But they talked your ear off about war, morality and patriotism in the '60s. Is Young America again ready for More Talk, Less Music?
Trying to remember the best in a forgettable year of film
In Novocaine, Steve Martin sticks his fingers in all the wrong places
Steve Martin's all over the star map in Hollywood-themed Bowfinger
Lethargic Out-of-Towners should have stayed home
Complete History barely worth recalling, Picasso sparkles
It was 20 years ago this week that Sgt. Pepper dropped a bomb on movie theaters, so where's all the rerelease hoopla?
David Mamet's up to his old tricks in twist-riddled Spanish Prisoner
Slugging it out in the slow-overhead world of snail ranching