The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants.
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John Darnielle has recorded under the name "The Mountain Goats" since the early '90s, and in that time his records have gone from crude boombox recordings to polished, sprawling efforts. The fidelity has cleared up, but Darnielle's way with words and flawed-but-noble characters has always been centr ... More >>
Jens Lekman @ Crescent Ballroom|11/9/12Jens Lekman calls his songs "stories."
Introducing "I Know What Love Isn't," the title track from his 2012 LP, Lekman described driving around in a friend's crappy old car, listening to classic rock radio, and talking about "life, love, and things that that." ... More >>
What do you get when you mix crime fighting with Brazilian bossa nova/soul/surf? Something as strangely wonderful as Chicano Batman. This L.A. based indie band will be bringing their unique brand of chicano rock to Lost Leaf on Friday, October 19, with their latest EP Joven Navegante.
It's free, s ... More >>
The Trunk Space
Monday, July 16, 2012
See also: Songwriter Simon Joyner Chases Ghosts on His Latest Album
Here's why (like myself, a few weeks ago) you probably haven't heard of Simon Joyner: He's really not fond of fame. Despite collaborating with The Mountain Goats, impacting Beck ... More >>
Yucca Tap Room
Monday, May 14, 2012
It's hard to tell your friends "I'm going to the Donkeys show" with a straight face. No, not some perverted freak-show in Mexico. I mean the psychedelic San Diegan blues rockers The Donkeys, who tore the Yucca Tap Room apart with their '60s-inspired p ... More >>
Five Songs to Ring in the New Year
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Phoenix New Times New Year's Eve Guide
Well, it's that time. Another year has come to a close. 2011 was weird, right? Kind of exciting, w ... More >>
Nick Cave, author of And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny MunroPeople like to dedicate the month of November to specific tasks. Say, growing a mustache (Movember) or writing a novel (National Novel Writing Month). One dude who clearly knows how to do both is Nick Cave. His books, ... More >>
When our sister paper The Village Voice publishes the results of its annual Pazz & Jop poll next February, there will be three or four albums that invariably get a nod on every ballot. See: Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues, Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne, and Girls' Father, Son, Holy Ghost. ... More >>
The 2010 lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been announced, and it is, my friends, rather impressive (finally)It's been a long time coming, but the Sasquatch! Music Festival -- held annually at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater over Memorial Day weekend -- has come of age. Too long the ... More >>
By Frances Michelle Lopez
It takes a brave person to release an album of covers. Sure, Rod Stewart's "Great American Songbook" had some sweet old school jams, not to mention the nostalgic tracks off of the infamous Pop Goes Punk compilations, and the growing number of indie artists covering hi ... More >>