It's a simple formula: The BluesHounds play upbeat dance blues, and that gets the people happy. The happy people start dancing, and the dancing makes them thirsty, and the thirsty people make club owners happy. Matty Spinelli, lead guitarist and bandleader for the BluesHounds, doesn't mind the way ... More >>
A few months ago, I took 80's music to task in a little ditty called High School Music: A Reunion from Hell. Of course, I took some shit from some of my friends and classmates, so I promised them I'd try to look at the positive side to the eighties down the road. That moment has arrived. Like t ... More >>
This is part two of my interview with Steve Freidkin, owner and operator of TEXAZ Grill. If you missed part one, where Freidkin dished about chicken fried steak, his favorite local deli and two local chefs he admires, read it here. See also: -- TEXAZ Grill's Chicken Fried Steak is a Classic Guilty ... More >>
Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can you spr ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Need even more shows? Check out our special, spooky-themed Halloween Weekend Must-See Show Guide.
See also: Silvana Salcido Esparza Explains What Mexican Food is Not and Discusses the Food Term That Makes Her Skin Crawl This is part two of my interview with Justin Beckett, chef and co-owner of Beckett's Table. If you missed part one, read it here. If your cooking were a genre of music, what w ... More >>
Brad Dwyer and Jalipaz at Audioconfusion Studios Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, Sound Off, where Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your songs to be considered ... More >>
Welcome back to our continuing series The Grand Tour, a feature where PHXmusic.com takes you inside practice spaces, tour vans and seedy apartments occupied by Phoenix-area bands. This week we give you a look inside Seven Car Pileup's rehearsal space. If you'd like your band featured, tweet @PHXm ... More >>
Phoenix teems with guitar players, and some of them are actually pretty good. A handful of them are exceptional.
The Black Keys announced their presence at The Marquee on Friday with a flurry of feedback and a crashing wave of pounding drums. There was no chit-chat or pleasantries from the two man band before they began their musical onslaught. They just took their places and banged out their own extra heavy, ... More >>
Alamo better blues
Stomp on down
Just how sweet is that tea?
Screen gems at AWTC
They're your soul men
A visit with the queen b
Willie performs 50 years' worth of music at Celebrity Theatre
The Sciannas, Gene Michael Best, Until August, J.D. Simo, & Thaahum
Blues with rhythm and soul
A Chicago legend gives Phoenix the blues.
51 Phantom (Tone-Cool)
Gumbo rewrites the tax code with the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases
Despite the recent passing of some of heritage music's finest, the music continues to flourish thanks to a handful of fine new releases
Live The Empire 1998, Live Sadler's Wells 2000 (Eel Pie)
Gumbo gazes into his crystal ball and tells us what to expect in jazz, blues and heritage as we approach 2001
We find out which local CDs can pass our daunting challenge
The Moss Brothers are a novelty act -- until you hear them
Indigenous joins the tribe of rock 'n' roll
Radiant Black Mind
The Fat Possum Label Showcase with R.L. Burnside
June 11 - 17, 1998
Can the Valley's most spectacular blues guitarist forge his own style?
Local blues scholar Bob Corritore has refined tastes guided by one rule: The music has to come from the gut.
Hereafter, tunes extolling departed musicians should assume they might have a chance in hell