When Bettye LaVette swears, she swears.
The Detroit songstress sounds passionate when she talks (and occasionally tosses out a little blue language), but she punctuates each burst with a wonderful laugh, one that somehow conveys the power in her voice as much as her songs. She's been busy exercisin ... More >>
No one loves Christmas more than Juggalos.
Maybe I'm still bummed that Santa won't pay my bills or leave fancy camera equipment under my tree, but Christmas is lame. The holiday makes people mean and greedy -- it must have something to do with all that obnoxious music and eggnog, which is on ... More >>
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Danowski is the co-conspirator of Theater in My Basement, which is working on a new series of performance/video/installations on the nine muses and planning for the next Teatro Caliente festival in January 2011.When you put your key in the ignition and tur ... More >>
And don't let the talent and success of the Yanks fool you, some of the best Celtic punk outfits of the past and present still have their roots on the other side of the Atlantic. Here is a list of the top five groups that actually have members from the Emerald Isle (or at least close by).
Wikimedia CommonsWeezer singer Rivers Cuomo: Born 41 years ago today.Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week.
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Highly hyped New Jersey band Titus Andronicus' tour with the Pogues infuriated Titus' lead singer, Patrick Stickles, according to Paste.The Pogues, who the members of Titus Andronicus consider to be musical heroes, didn't give their opening band the time of day. They never once watched Titus open ... More >>
Flogging Molly performs at Tempe Beach Park last night.Flogging MollyTempe Beach ParkThursday, March 17With all of indie folks invading Austin to schmooze and snap photos at SxSW, the rest of us were left with what's become a Tempe St. Patrick's Day tradition: watching Flogging Molly at Tempe ... More >>
There's something particularly obscene about the fact that state Senator Russell Pearce's bigoted, anti-immigrant legislation SB 1070/HB 2632 will be heard today on the House floor, falling, as the date does, on St. Patrick's Day.Because before nativist hatemongers had Mexican immigrants to kick aro ... More >>
The original lineup of the Pogues, who impressed with aplomb last night at the Marquee Theatre."Tell me why people are willing to pay $60 to see an old fucking Irish punk band."
This was the mandate that was handed down by music editor Martin Cizmar when I mentioned my desire to review last nigh ... More >>
Twitpic of last night's Pogues show by ickmusic.Thanks to the stream-of-consciousness immediacy that is Twitter, its possible to get a glimpse into the thought processes of many an Internet user.
Witness the progressions of Pete Icke's opinions in regards over the course of yesterday evening in ... More >>
Let it never be said that there's never anything rad to do in Phoenix, especially since there's an overabundance of awesome events going down this evening.
Not only are Shane MacGowan and the Pogues visiting Tempe tonight, but the Monsters of Folk Tour will be hitting the Orpheum and Valient ... More >>
DJ Ian Frost is scheduled to spin on Christmas night at the Blunt Club in Tempe.The next two days are gonna be a overwhelming whirlwind of presents, family, and plenty of yuletide fun and frolic for many Valley urbanites.
But if you get tired of sucking down watered-down egg nog and listening to ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar
If you like Joan Jett – and judging by every karaoke night I’ve attended in the last year, you do – you might want to check out Girl in a Coma, coming to Hollywood Alley on December 3.
Hailing from San Antonio (I’ll do it for you, Phoenix: booooo Tim Duncan sucks!) the a ... More >>