Frank Zappa needs no introduction....or does he? Considered one the 20th century's greatest modern composers, much of his music, while applauded by critics, wasn't accessible for mainstream audiences. Songs like "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" and "Valley Girl," a duet with daughter Moon Unit, broke th ... More >>
From blasting "Schools Out" during my teenage wasteland days to jamming out to the chugging guitar in "Under My Wheels" in my office, Alice Cooper has always played a prominent position in my heavy metal playlist. Not only did he help shape the sound and look of heavy metal with his horror and va ... More >>
Not just anyone can say they used to jam with a highly acclaimed musician like Frank Zappa -- but Valley based Latin/funk rocker Robert "Frog" Camarena can -- he played in Ruben and the Jets, a group produced by Zappa, and backed the songwriter up. Camarena is 64-years-old now and has traded in hi ... More >>
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.
Clockwise from top left: The Eastside Jets, Muddy Moneys, Yus, and Westley AllenIf you're into scuzzy rock 'n' roll in this town, you know Westley Allen -- either from his time onstage with The Plainfield Butchers, his gig behind the bar at Time Out Lounge, or as the host of Erratic! Radio o ... More >>
The unsung pariah of parodies