Let's face it: "Dad-rock" doesn't really have a positive association when applied to music. It has an ugly suburban connotation, the sort of music the triggers nostalgia in the minivan on the way to soccer practice of the days before marriage and children shattered his independence. Abe Simpson sw ... More >>
You're not going to get any argument out of us: John Fogerty is the voice of Creedence Clearwater Revival. That's no slight to John "Bulldog" Tristao, the gentleman who handles vocals for Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Tristao does a great job singing the classics, but no one is going to suggest th ... More >>
No photography allowed at the show.Randy NewmanThe Arizona BiltmoreSunday, May 29Randy Newman doesn't need to tour. Grab a singer/songwriter record from the early '70s, why don't you. Look on the back, where the songwriting credits are. Chances are you see Newman's name next to at least one of th ... More >>
It took Kanye West long enough to give Taylor Swift the musical apology many say he's owed her for a long time. In fact, it took him almost a year. But finally, the apology has arrived in the form of a song called "Devil in a New Dress." Surprisingly, he actually sounds remorseful. Good to know ... More >>
Planned Parenthood and the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights have sued to block the enactment of House Bill 2564 and Senate Bill 1175, which would enforce new laws in Arizona that impose restrictions on abortions. Among the restrictions would be a mandatory 24-hour waiting period to g ... More >>
If you tuned into MTV's Video Music Awards this year, you may have noticed one big thing: they sucked. Between Britney Spears' underwhelming performance (note to Brit: your career is over; you might as well pose for Playboy while your body is still somewhat nubile), Kanye West's temper tant ... More >>
Ed Magedson calls himself an advocate. His enemies call him an extortionist
This year's music blowout had strength in numbers
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Guitar Shorty comes to the Valley
The kiddies should be lining up as we slap a parental advisory on the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases
The Sadies are a little bit country. But just a little.
'Round About Midnight, Milestones, At Newport 1958, Jazz at the Plaza, The Essential Miles Davis, Live at the Fillmore East -- March 7, 1970: It's About That Time (Columbia/Legacy)
By Amalie R. Rothschild (Thunder's Mouth Press)
Drawing insight from the month's best in jazz, blues and heritage, Gumbo answers readers' nagging queries
Will EMI's remastering of 11 classic albums with the original packaging on CD and 180-gram vinyl make you buy your favorite records one more (last?) time?
Todd Snider delivers his hard-living, hard-luck tales with a Tennessee drawl
Honey Child walks away with H.O.R.D.E. slot at strangely unrepresentative contest
With new book and home video, Paul McCartney tries to get in the last word on his fab past
PROSECUTORS WILL SAY NARCOTICS PLAYED NO ROLE IN THE TEMPLE MURDERS. THE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS OTHERWISE.
WITH A WEALTH OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL, THE NEVILLE BROTHERS STILL BELIEVE RECYCLING MAKES CENTS