The B-52's (Band)

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    November 25, 2014

    10 Most Influential Punk Records of Arizona: #9 - Killer Pussy, Teenage Enema Nurses In Bondage

    In late October, we introduced The 10 Most Influential Punk Records of Arizona. Over the next few weeks, we will reveal how we've ranked each record, and we will take an in-depth look at the people and circumstance behind each album's creation. When I was a young'un, we would often say, "I'm in ra ... More >>

  • Film

    August 21, 2014
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    March 12, 2014

    Phoenix Bucket List: 100 Things to Do in Phoenix Before You Die

    A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2013
  • Music

    July 11, 2013
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    July 11, 2013

    The B-52s' Party Rolls On Through Phoenix

    The B-52s funky, flirty and groovalicious party sound is as unmistakable today as it was when the band formed unexpectedly in 1976 after founding members Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy and Ricky Wilson downed a flaming volcano drink at an Athens, Georgia restaurant. "We never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Brian Teasley of Man or Astro-Man? on Sci-Fi Shtick and That "Crazy" Eastside Records Gig

    Like certain cosmological phenomena streaking through the infinite heavens above, a chance to see Man of Astro-man? pulling a live gig in Phoenix is a rare occurance. It wasn't always that way; the science fiction-obsessed surf-rock space oddities used to set course for renowned local rock bars like ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 14, 2013
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    March 7, 2013
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    January 17, 2013

    10 Greatest TV Themes of All Time

    Oh you don't own a TV? How brave. Seriously -- people love bragging about not watching TV, but they're missing out. Whether watching live, on Netflix, or on DVD, there's almost nothing as fun as zoning out in front of the TV. We're partial to music too (you might have guessed), so when we started ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    YACHT at Crescent Ballroom, 6/14/12

    YACHT Crescent Ballroom Thursday, June 14, 2012 Summer usually finds us in the concert doldrums. There are some good shows here and there, but mostly we opt for pool parties and air conditioning while eagerly awaiting fall. This hasn't really been the case this year thanks to a concert calendar ful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Flashback Friday: Factories Talk the '80s

    Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. In case you missed it, Google commemorated the 78th birthday of electronic music pioneer, Bob Moog, with a wicked-cool doodle earlier this week. Moog left his mark on the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Incoming: Daughtry, The B-52's, The Expendables

    ​The all-American nearly-turned Fuel frontman American Idol star Chris Daughtry is bringing his band and his ever-prominent soul patch to the Southwest for a rock and roll romp at the Comerica Theatre in May.Daughtry's manly, modern rock howl has made him one of the few Idol contestants to move fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Tough Songs For Tough Mudder

    Some tough mudder in Colorado, 2011​This weekend sees two very different fitness events: Sunday's Rock 'N' Roll Marathon (with performances from a variety of bands, including The B-52s) and one day earlier at Mesa Proving Grounds, the Tough Mudder, described on the event's official website as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    The Rock 'N' Roll Marathon: Where Everyone is a Runner

    Not all Phoenix fun comes with dim lighting and fancy cocktails. Sometimes, there's nothing better than endorphins, sunshine, and sweat. Lover of all things outdoors, The Outsider explores the more natural side of Phoenix.​January 15 is the day that everyone can call themselves a runner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Those Darlins at The Rhythm Room, 7-27-2011

    Victor GonzalezKelley Darlin of Those Darlins​Those Darlins The Rhythm Room Wednesday, July 27 Better Than: a "Snaggle Tooth Mama" Ah, the South. Damn I miss it. Geographically speaking, the southern states have produced some of the best music this country's ever heard--Buddy Holly, Hank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    This Week in Music History: June 27 through July 3

    Wikimedia CommonsSaxophones: First patented this week in music history.​Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week.This week saw t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Pavle Milic, What Are You Listening To?

    Pavle Milic​Pavle Milic You can find the co-owner of restaurant FnB at the Old Town Farmers' Market in Scottsdale every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? If my wife drove, it's highly likely that NPR will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Diddy Brings Dirty Money To Ovations Live Showroom in Wild Horse Pass Casino in May

    ​ I'll forgive you if you hadn't noticed Last Train to Paris, the album that Sean "Puffy" Combs released in December, and the debut of his R & B collective Diddy Dirty Money, comprised of Combs, Dawn Richards (of Danity Kayne fame) and singer/songwriter Kaleena Harper.You may have been distrac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Incoming: Rocky Votolato, Quiet Riot, The B-52s, Ronny Cox, Smith Westerns, Toro Y Moi

    Jaein LeeChicago indie rockers Smith Westerns​Let me be the first to say that the initial slate of just announced shows for 2011 is quite a dandy.It's the little moments like this that give hope that 2011 will be a much better year than 2010, and bringing home the hope is Chiacgo trio Smith Wester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2010

    Snoop Dogg at Arizona State Fair Last Night

    Snoop Dogg Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair Friday, October 29, 2010 Snoop Dogg gave the audience at Veterans Memorial Coliseum everything they wanted to hear (and then some) during his Arizona State Fair performance on Friday evening. Tha Doggfather busted out with all of h ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010
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    October 14, 2010

    Gomi, The National, Nas and Damian Marley, and More in This Week's Issue

    Mike R. MeyerGomi's bringing grunge to the Phoenix music scene.​Local music duo Gomi is among the first artists to participate in America's grunge revival. In fact, they're loosening the genre's boundaries by playing shows with alternative artists in addition to other grunge bands. They're even ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Incoming: Atreyu, Deer Tick, No Age, Tim Kasher, Five For Fighting, Saves the Day

    ​As much as we like to deny that we were awkward teenagers, the fact remains that we most certainly were. When I think of my own teenage years, I tend to reflect on the music that I really liked. While I started to come around in my late teenage years, the early portion reflected a certain ge ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Rock 'N' Roll Tsars

    “Rolling Stones of Russia” bring “rockapops” sound to the Ranch

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    October 27, 2009

    Concert Review: Jello Biafra at the Clubhouse Music Venue

    Benjamin LeathermanJello Biafra postures and poses at the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe. See more shots in our slideshow of the concert.What do punk icon Jello Biafra and B-52s singer Fred Schneider have in common? Prior to last night, I thought it was only a shared a penchant for nasally singing v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2009

    Arizona Fall Frenzy kicks off with pop rock awkwardness

    The Arizona Fall Frenzy started out with the rock lite line-up Friday night at Tempe Beach Park, and, as expected, there were plenty of moms mixed in with the predominantly 20- and 30-somethin gcrowd sipping on beer throughout the night.

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    September 17, 2009

    Concert Review: Meat Puppets and Dead Confederate at Marquee Theatre

    ​At first blush, The Meat Puppets and Dead Confederate, who joined forces for a show at a half-full Marquee Theatre last night, don't seem to have much in common. Originating two decades and 2,000 miles apart the two twangy alt-rock bands acts do have some small musical similarities, but even m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Just Announced: Miley Cyrus, Bo Bice, Juvenile

    I've never been sure why there isn't more of a rivalry between Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, but, aside from some boy drama, the two country-tinged pop princesses seem to co-exist happily.If you missed Swift's excellent show at Arena last month, you'll have a chance to check out what I ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    By Randall RobertsAny knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive hous ... More >>

  • Music

    July 3, 2008

    Underwater Getdown


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    May 27, 2008

    You Asked for It: Underwater Getdown

    Last week, I posted a challenge of sorts to local music artists, specifically, the disgruntled bands who complain that we don’t give press to them. I vowed to review local CDs in the order in which they were receiv ... More >>