The New Year promises to bring excitement to River Jones Music, as the label just added five bands from around the nation to its roster. From Portland comes Bike Thief and Alameda, from Austin comes the Technicolor Hearts, from Seattle comes Sophia Duccini and from Tempe comes local music scene fixt ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix.
And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
decker.The music of Brandon Decker, who records as decker. has proven to be a pleasant surprise. Primarily based in Sedona, an area known more for snoozy New Age, smooth jazz, and coffeehouse folk, Decker's third record, Broken Belts, Broken Bones doesn't sound unlike something you might hear ove ... More >>
Coachella's official lineup should be announced very, very soon -- lest anyone forget that this week is usually when the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival makes it big announcement.In lieu of the entire festival lineup, a few acts have already been confirmed for the festival's 2011 editi ... More >>
Arizona's Calexico.The Newport Folk Festival is historically significant, not just because of its ever-exciting, often bleeding edge lineup, but because in 1965 Bob Dylan decided to plug in and play electric, much to the dismay of a large portion of the crowd. That set forever changed people's id ... More >>
By Lindsey Holder
I'm not sure how many bands I saw last night. ...maybe three-ish? The ticket said The Swell Season, but the show was more like The Swell Season, Glen Hansard, The Frames, and a combination of the three. I figured it would be fairly straightforward, with songs from The Swell Season ... More >>
Electric Mustache: Video: Black Carl @ ModifestIdolator: Katharine McPhee Covers A Christmas ClassicNME: The Cribs announce first North American tour with Johnny MarrPitchfork: Video: Bob Dylan: "Must Be Santa"Rolling Stone: Live at Rolling Stone: The Swell Season Play "Strict Joy" TunesSpin: Slaye ... More >>
Now that Martin Cizmar has baited me to respond to his blog
(he's good at that, isn't he?) about the Swell Season mural, I'll go
ahead and let everyone know that I actually really like it.The new and improved mural by Joe Pagac.Surprised?You shouldn't be. Even though I can be critical from time t ... More >>
The Swell Season memorialized in a mural in downtown Phoenix.Uh oh: Arty Girl is not gonna like this.At first Friday I noticed that the good folks at Stateside Presents have not heeded the words of advice Lilia Menconi dispensed in her blog criticizing the Monsters of Folk mural that appeared on ... More >>
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of the Swell Season are scheduled to perform on November 17 at Mesa Arts Center.Life's filled with second chances. Case in point: If you weren't able to get into last year's sold out appearance by the Swell Season at the Orpheum, you've got another shot. The Os ... More >>