Over the last 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been a blues rock institution, at various times featuring folks like Jimmy Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Kid Bangham, Marc Ford (of The Black Crowes) and ultimate bassist and badass Keith Ferguson.
These days, founding member and vocalist Kim Wilson ... More >>
A few weeks ago Kanye West announced on his Twitter page that the original artwork for his upcoming album My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy had been banned here in the US.Technically, the artwork wasn't banned. Instead Kanye's record label, strongly suggested that the album artwork be replaced f ... More >>
Record store junkies at Hoodlums Music and Movies have a taste for alternative and blues funk sounds. This week, new records from folk men Ryan Bingham and Ray LaMontagne's were highly sought after. Local boys What Laura Says were quite popular as well.
1. Ryan Bingham, Junky Star
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Album tacos. That is all.What happens when delicious Mexican food meets the album cover of Billy Joel's 1980 album Glass Houses? Hilarity. Such is the case for Album Tacos, a fantastic new Tumblr that popped up on the radar this weekend. Rocket science, this ain't, but it yields some very funny a ... More >>
It's been a pretty big past two weeks for indie rock: Hold Steady, New Pornographers, Flying Lotus, The National, The Dead Weather. That's a lot of heavy-hitters. Meanwhile, some lower-profile stuff has been piling up on my desk, so it's time to give you a rundown of the other stuff I've been lis ... More >>
blackcroweslive.comThe brothers Robinson, singer Chris and guitarist Rich, bring The Black Crowes to the State Fair this Thursday.
Wow, has it really been two decades since The Black Crowes released their debut album Shake Your Money Maker? Just about, kids, that disc dropped in January 1990 ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Joe Arpaio Can Stop You If "You Look Like You Just Came from Mexico," and KTAR Forgets Who Us ... More >>
If you were one of the jilted music fans who got burned when Bob Dylan wimped out of his scheduled outdoor performance a couple weeks back, the folk rock legend has a way to make it up to you: He's putting on a free show...sorta.
Dylan is set to perform at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum during ... More >>