Anything you can do I can do better. Of course, that isn't the case if you can actually do it better.
Just to be clear, this list isn't about girl power. No doubt, there are dudes who rock harder than some girls and girls who rock harder than some dudes. Talent isn't a gift that affects one gender ... More >>
Thursday, March 29, 2012
At 10 last night, a long red sheet covered the stage of the Crescent Ballroom. The crowd was getting drunk, and when the lights were dimmed, the theme song from The Little Rascals played over the speakers. For some strange reason, it was ... More >>
I was on the fence about seeing Polyphonic Spree, the pysch pop, one-time MTV 2 darlings, this week at Crescent Ballroom, so I sat myself down to watch some videos in preparation.
The band is entirely clad in white choir robes, and the of members grows from twelve to thirty depending on the night. ... More >>
Heads up to all the dry cleaners in town -- psych-pop choral band The Polyphonic Spree, and they'll be bringing loads and loads of "the whites" with them. Good luck fitting the whole crew on the stage of the Crescent Ballroom. Seeing how they cram everyone and their instruments onto the mid-sized ... More >>
Alex Chilton.Alex Chilton, singer and guitarist of '70s rock band Big Star died last night in New Orleans at age 59. The cause of death is suspected to be a heart attack, and Big Star was set to play at this year's SXSW.The band is cemented in history as a highly influential with a cult following ... More >>
Shawn AndersonSt. Vincent plays a sold-out Phoenix show.Reviewers are supposed to be objective. By that standard, perhaps I'm not the best person to write about Thursday night's St. Vincent show at the Rhythm Room. So, before you read on, in the interest of full disclosure, I'll be honest with yo ... More >>
You thought Revolver Records' Outer Bounds of Sound had the market cornered on experimental shit? Nope. The Rogue Bar continues their show announcement extravaganza with Mount Righteous, a 9-piece orchestral punk ensemble and choir from Texas, which will be playing the South Scottsdale dive on Ja ... More >>
Cardiac PartyTeen Challenge(Self-released)GRADE: A*Cardiac Party singer Ryan McDowell had it all planned out: By including a package of Skittles with the copy of his band's new EP, Teen Challenge, he says, he was assured of getting at least one positive remark in my review. Actually, Teen Challenge ... More >>
Ever wondered what Annie Clark looks like? Well there you have it.If you're looking for a new album to complement your collection on this Cinco de Mayo, let St. Vincent's new Actor be just that album. Annie Clark, the driving force behind St. Vincent, has somehow outdone herself on her second LP. Sh ... More >>
Oh, the musical genius that resides in that head is overwhelmingFormer Polyphonic Spree member Annie Clark, better known to the world as St. Vincent, will be bringing her fantastic brand of dark, melodic indie pop to the Valley this May. The former member of Sufjan Stevens' band will release her new ... More >>