TMI on KWSS brought out just about every big local act they could for their Feast For The Famished concert at Tempe's Sail Inn on the day before Thanksgiving. More than 300 people piled into the beloved local dive to hear great tunes ping-ponging back and forth from their outdoor stage to the indoor ... More >>
Converge @ Nile Theater| 10/30/12By Mike Bogumill When trying to describe to people unfamiliar with Converge what kind of event I went to last night, I was hesitant to use a phrase like "metal show" or "hardcore show". While metal and hardcore certainly influence all the bands that performed, none ... More >>
The Hives @ Marquee Theatre|10/9/12Eleven miles from the US Airways Center, at The Marquee Theatre, an important question was pondered tonight. "Do any of you like The Black Keys?" asked Hives lead singer Howlin' Pelle Almqvist. Every band that took the stage before the Swedish garage rock band go ... 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.
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 >>
Even faced with seven years in prison for a political stunt pulled in the Russian Orthodox Church, feminist punks Pussy Riot shouldn't feel alone. The riot grrls' plea for the Virgin Mary to expel Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin has gained global support from musicians as varied as Madonna, Paul McC ... More >>
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
Victor GonzalezKelley Darlin of Those DarlinsThose 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 >>
"Why did I listen to that 89-year-old nutjob and blow my life's savings?"Well, 6 p.m. on Saturday came and went with nary a whimper. There was no massive, earth-shattering earthquake -- no angels swooped down from heaven to take the chosen people to their destinies. All in all, this Rapture busin ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaDevo performs yesterday during day two of Arizona Fall Frenzy.Whoever was manning the hose at Arizona Fall Frenzy had a perfect sense of timing.Temps soared into the triple digit range during the second day of the three-day concert, but luckily the promoters thought ahead and man ... More >>
Artist: DevoTitle: Something for EverybodyRelease date: June 15Label: Warner Bros.You may be asking yourself, "Why does Devo have a new record out?" Is it for the money? Doubtful, because how much money could they possibly make by releasing a major-label record in 2010? And, anyway, aren't these ... More >>
That is pretty much how I see The Sounds -- a smoking hot Swedish lead singer surrounded by some dudes who play various instrumentsDelightfully Swedish new wave rockers The Sounds are planning a world tour in support of their latest album, Crossing the Rubicon, and they just so happened to includ ... More >>
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again
Kiss & Tell (RCA)