It seems likely that, back in 1968 when James Taylor signed to Apple records for his first album as an aspiring singer-songwriter, he would have happily -- willfully -- consented to an interview with any publication that would have him. Ah, what good old days those must have been, because 2014 finds ... More >>
My mom warned me about rock 'n' roll. She said it was a bad influence and a crazy lifestyle. Overflowing with sex, drugs, partying, and lots of other things God didn't dig. She said stay away at all costs. So I made a career out of it. No, really. Not only did I not heed my caring mother's warnin ... More >>
Think back on a gig you saw six or seven years ago, and about how much the landscape in our fair city has physically changed since. Now try imagining a gig from 46 or 47 years ago, and how much history has been paved over--then you'll get some idea of the amount of digging Arizona music historian Jo ... 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.
In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Listeni ... More >>
"The End of the Quaver," Robin Gibb's Greatest Hits Robin Gibb of legendary psychedelic popsters-turned-disco kings The Bee Gees, has passed away at the age of 62. If you first learned of Robin Gibb's deteriorating health from Facebook, it was through links to newspaper articles and not the usual ... More >>
Robin Gibb of legendary psychedelic popsters-turned-disco kings The Bee Gees, has passed away at the age of 62. If you first learned of Robin Gibb's deteriorating health from Facebook, it was through links to newspaper articles and not the usual reposting of YouTube music videos, in part because tr ... More >>
Daron Sutton Sutton is a broadcaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks. His 7th Annual Sutton's Strokes for Little Folks will be held on Thursday, May 10, at Arizona Grand Resort. Proceeds benefit the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. Find more info at Suttongolf.org. When you put your ke ... More >>
Michael Markowski Michelle KableMichelle KableThe associate artistic director for the Space 55 Theatre Ensemble invites you to the variety show 7 Minutes in Heaven, every Saturday in June at Space 55 at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $10, and more info may be found at www.space55.org.When you put your ... More >>
From the Blues Brothers to Steve Martin playing King Tut, legendary musical moments are part of what make Saturday Night Live more than just another comedy show.SNL still holds its own sometimes but it was at its prime a few decades ago when it was lot edgier. Edginess is an, ahem, double-edged s ... More >>
A funny thing happened to NYC glam-poppers Scissor Sisters on their way to recording their third album, Night Work -- the band scrapped 18 month's worth of effort in order to finalize the album. Lead singer/utterly charismatic young man Jake Shears noted that the year and half of work left him "a ... More >>
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