Musical prodigies seem to be as common as the YouTube searches on which they can be found. Parlaying that precociousness into a career is a task in itself, and doing so while in the vein of a genre as storied as the blues takes more than just talent. For Tyler Bryant of Tyler Bryant and the Shakedow ... More >>
Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding: Don Felder, L.A. Guns, Sebastian Bach, John O'Hurley, Murray SawChuck, and Alice Cooper with Johnny Depp @ Comercia Theatre|12/8/12Local shock rock legend and all Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Alice Cooper hosted his 12th annual Christmas Pudding holiday bash a ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
Tedeshi Trucks Band, B.B. King, Robert Cray @ Comerica Theatre| 9/1/12See also: Derek Trucks Talks Family Life on the Road See also: The full B.B. King SlideshowLet's get something straight: last night's show at Comerica Theatre was not a B.B. King show. It was a Tedeschi Trucks Band concert. B.B. ... More >>
You remember that infamous clip of Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman? The one where he announced to the world he was retiring from acting to pursue a career as a rap artist? Well, thank Baby Jesus, that turned out to be a hoax. But you know what isn't? Snoop Lion. "I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become ... More >>
Willie Nelson and Family Comerica Theatre Monday, March 12 See the full Willie Nelson slideshow here. It was a quarter after eight when the Red-Headed Stranger took the stage at Comerica Theatre last night. He hadn't even played a note, but he crowd of retirees stood in applause beside younger adm ... More >>
KMLECheck out more photos of Country Thunder from KMLE here.Toby KeithCountry Thunder 2011 at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, ArizonaSunday, April 10 If Woodstock '94 holds the title for "Muddiest Music Festival, Like, Ever," then Country Thunder 2011 out in Florence over the weekend has to go dow ... More >>
Dick Dale and his boy Jimmy.Dick Dale is the King of the Surf Guitar. Actually, the Boston kid turned OC beach bum pretty much invented the guitar sound associated with everyone from Brian Wilson to Wavves.So it makes sense that Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum is super stoked about his Januar ... More >>
A legendary drummer should go out with a bang
He's legal and he's legitimate. Blues prodigy J.D. Simo tells you how he's changed since 13.
M. Ward attends his hero's funeral and walks away with designs for an evocative new album
Indie innovators My Morning Jacket soak in the greasy spoons on the way to your town
Prince's monumental performance at the Dodge Theatre stands among the greatest shows to hit the Valley in recent years
Veteran roadie John Calleo brings together four rock veterans for the one-off Ramones tribute Rocket to Russia
Love and Theft (Columbian Records)
Indigenous' rock springs from the deepest roots in North America
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K
A set of reissues casts new light on Taj Mahal's amazing musical amalgam
For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, they've gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV-commercial composer.
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When they buried Doug Sahm, they buried Texas music
The Bottle Rockets' Brian Henneman gives up on the music biz, and settles for just making music
After three decades on the road, Koko Taylor maintains the grueling pace of a blues torch carrier
Boogie monarch John Lee Hooker is still in the mood for the blues
Arizona's tight-knit blues community is about to lose its longtime ambassador, Big Pete Pearson
After two decades of sterling fretwork, Ronnie Earl emerges as a rising star of the blues
If you don't think Yoko Love's funky, just smell their fingers
Tempe trio makes the best racket you've never heard
The three men of Fred Green on funk, friendship and the real story behind "Utah Marshal"
H.O.R.D.E. mentor Jono Manson goes nationwide with a li'l help from his friends in Blues Traveler
THEIR LEAD SINGER IS ONLY 13, BUT THE BLUEBIRDS ARE NO NOVERLTY ACT