[The Valley is a big place, and it puts out more interesting music than we could ever hope to cover. Every week or so, Mike Bogumill will use this space to cover a little more of it. - Ed.]
The goal of this column is to document, explore, and create awareness for interesting things happening in loc ... More >>
Last week, a couple of so-called indie bands released music videos that featured quirky blonde actresses. Michelle Williams traveled to Niagara Falls Wild Nothing's "Paradise" and The Girl Next Door Elisha Cuthbert imagines herself in a movie in The Gaslight Anthem's video for "Here Comes My Man." B ... More >>
We've been having fun examining various one-hit wonders and FM curiosities of the '90s each week with our Throwback Thursday columns, but now it's time to get serious and examine one of the biggest records on the '90s: Dookie by Green Day.
Dookie was a game-changer, both for young millennials and ... More >>
Q: What's the difference between a cheese pizza and a guitarist?A: A cheese pizza can feed a family of four. Jokes aside, everyone knows musicians are notoriously broke, at least those who aren't raking in enough to have awesome tour riders.Chances are, if you are getting paid at gigs, it ain't v ... More >>
Face to Face are coming to the Nile Theater this JuneIt's a somewhat solid week for incoming shows. Quantity over quality isn't always preferable, and there are a few pretty quality just announced shows -- Aceyalone, Cool Kids and Torche.However, it's punk quartet Face to Face who have perha ... More >>
Alison DyerI don't know how much there really is to do out in Omaha, Nebraska, but being a city girl, I'd imagine that living there would give people plenty of time to bounce artistic ideas off of one another and get creative. Out comes 311. The five-piece rock/rap band's sound is undeniably one- ... More >>
No GimmickArtist: No GimmickTitle: Loss For Words EPBasics: I think I was getting far too cocky atop my YAFI perch. Here I was about to collect my two month chip for being pop punk sober. Thanks to power punk trio No Gimmick, I'm off the wagon yet again. I give up -- it's a fact of YAFI life ... More >>
There's a new heavy metal cookbook in stores called Mosh Potatoes (Atria Paperback), and even if you're not a headbanger, you'll find something to appreciate in this clever tome. Where else could you ever find recipes for things like "Hot Rod Penis Loaf" (courtesy of Gen from Genitorturers) ... More >>
Artist: Authority ZeroTitle: Stories of SurvivalRelease date: June 22Label: Suburban NoizeI have a friend who's a native Phoenician and longtime fixture in the Valley punk scene, both as fan and musician. He loves West Coast punk, thinks Southern California spawned the best of the best punk, espe ... More >>
Rumspringer is scheduled to perform at Saturday's Shizz CD release party at Trunk Space.Need something to do tonight? What about Saturday or Sunday?
If you've been smart enough to squirrel away your simoleons, there's probably enough green in the bank account to afford trip to the Elvis Costell ... More >>
The last time I went out to The Marquee Theatre, The Offspring made themselves at home amongst the sweaty, aging punk audience. Friday night's performance by The Joey Arroyo Band at this very same venue can be described in two words that The Offspring show could not: civil and desolate.
Which is de ... More >>
Could Jay-Z Replace Michael Jackson?
Jay-Z's claim to being "The Best Rapper Alive" is delivered so flippantly it's almost filler anymore. Certainly, there was a time after 2003's The Black Album dropped that it'd have been indisputable to any serious fan of hip-hop music, but, in the years since, i ... More >>
The Offspring's June 1 show, which was scheduled for Mesa Amphitheatre, has been switched to The Marquee. There was scheduling conflict, we've been told. Tickets are still available here.While I wasn't super excited about this show at Mesa Amp, seeing a band this big at a mid-sized venue like Marque ... More >>