Plenty to do this weekend, from past-their-prime '80s rockers to up-and-coming locals. Check out our five recommendations, and browse our comprehensive listings for even more options.
Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns brought in the new year with a stellar performance at the Tempe Block Party on New Year's Eve. Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns may be the Arizona version of the nationally known group Roomful of Blues. Both bands have been around for decades with constant change ... More >>
Mesa-based pianist and singer-songwriter Courtney Cotter King is, among other things, the Valley's version of Zooey Deschanel. Not only is she a dead ringer for the new girl, Cotter King also achieves maximum quirk. Describing one of her songs, "White Rhino," she says, "I started writing the piano ... More >>
If you've read any of my prior ramblings, then you know that I explore the topic of musical credibility a lot. It's in my nature. Should you and I like what we like, regardless of critical stature, or should we concentrate on artists with a certain level of critical credibility? Here's the genera ... More >>
Final Halloween costume-related update: At least one of these weekend shows will offer you a discounted ticket in exchange for coming in costume, which is a little like getting a free meal for dragging your Christmas tree somewhere in February. If you'd like to know which one, you can just wear yo ... More >>
If you weren't able to make it to Circus Mexicus earlier this month you'll have another chance, this week, to catch one of the festival's best acts, Shurman. Based out of Austin, Shurman spends little time at home--they tour the country relentlessly, spreading their shared love of music to pockets ... More >>
Usually people move from places like the middle of nowhere to big industry cities like New York and Los Angeles to find musical success, and stay there. Not the other way around. But for former Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven and his wife Heather Vincent-Niven, finding solace in Arizona's godfors ... More >>
Hoon is an anchor of FOX 10 Arizona Morning. He'll be serving as emcee for the 2013 Phoenix Heart Walk on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Hoon was game to play a round of "What Are You Listening To?" with Up on the Sun.
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Sound Wave Music Festival & Red Bull Thre3style Massive: Calvin Harris, Z-Trip, Switch, Adventure Club, Crizzly, and Others at Big Surf | 9/29/12 The third time was most definitely the charm for the Sound Wave Music Festival. The inaugural edition of the electronic dance music massive back in April ... More >>
See Also: 10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix Let's face it, the music that streams through the speakers of a restaurant has the ability to make or break your dining experience. We know of a sushi shop that only plays religious music, a Mexican food joint that can't turn down the top 40 banger ... More >>
Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. Local future-pop rockers Super Stereo are marking their triumphant return to the stage with a super-sweet lineup tomorrow night at Crescent Ballroom. After a brief hiatus f ... More >>
Bummed out that Drake skipped Phoenix in favor of Tucson earlier this month? Well, be bummed no more: Everyone's favorite former-Degrassi star/current sexy music maven is returning to Arizona, planning a stop at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion on Thursday, May 10. Drake's latest, Take Care, e ... More >>
What kind of music do you listen to? It's an honest question that rarely yields an honest answer. After all, the wrong answer could get you shunned in certain circles. However, a more complex question could very easily be, what kind of music does your band play? With lines blurring more an ... More >>
wailers.comAston Barrett of The WailersReggae may be synonymous with island music, but it's also got a rich history right here in the deserts of Arizona. As we reported a couple years ago in our cover story on Hopi reggae artist Casper Lomayesva, reggae acts from all over the world played reserv ... More >>
Aaron MayAaron MayThe chef owns Over Easy (additional location here), The Lodge, Mabel's on Main, Iruna and Vitamin T, as well as May's Counter in Tucson. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? The Grateful Dead channel on Sirius. The cla ... More >>
Rapper Wyclef Jean has officially pulled out of the presidential race in Haiti, according to Spinner.Wyclef was enthusiastic about potentially becoming the new president of Haiti when the majority of Haitian youth was eager to support his candidacy. Although Wyclef resides in the United States, n ... More >>
Verve RecordsBrazilian Bebel Gilberto carries the bossa nova torch orginally lit by her father, the legendary João Gilberto. It's fitting that All In One, Bebel Gilberto's new studio album, has been released by Verve Records. It's the label that released Getz/Gilberto in 1964, still one of ... More >>
Local mainstays serve up hot chow and cool sounds
The Wii's latest pool game is a cue stick in the mud
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(In the Red)
Smoother than velvet and darker than onyx, Chez Nous treats Jett & Kreme to a soulful Sunday night
The Jack Nitzsche Story
Film sets synth record straight
The man behind the man behind the Moog synthesizer
Lipstickers, doo-raggers and power lesbians get buck wild at the E-Lounge.
Champion Sound (Stones Throw)
Cedric IM Brooks & The Light of Saba (Honest Jon's/Astralwerks)
Listeners had to travel far beyond mainstream to find sublime black music in 2002
Prince's monumental performance at the Dodge Theatre stands among the greatest shows to hit the Valley in recent years
After a decade of mixing it up, Valley rapper Pokafase inks a cool deal with a hot new label
Gil and Milton (Atlantic)
Gumbo lines up the most wanted in jazz, blues and heritage
Har Mar Superstar (Kill Rock Stars); Sean Na Na,Dance Until Your Baby Is a Man (Troubleman Unlimited)
Gumbo celebrates Independence Day and Satchmo's birth with the latest in jazz, blues and heritage
Return to Me pumps unintentional laughs out of transplant travesty
High Fidelity -- you read the book, now CD movie
It was 20 years ago this week that Sgt. Pepper dropped a bomb on movie theaters, so where's all the rerelease hoopla?
May 14 - 20, 1998
A survey of recent blues, soul, R&B and roots releases