Awesome 'ish alert: Drake and Riff Raff are collaborating. Yeah, totally. Along the same lines: It's the weekend, and all sorts of great shows are scheduled for Phoenix. We've gone ahead and rounded 'em up for you, including a broken-hearted industrial party at the Rogue, a night of experimental mu ... More >>
And so it begins. Now that the all the decorations have been put away into the attic and holiday season is firmly in the rearview, so ends a relatively dead period in the local concert calendar. As the days grow longer and the temperatures begin to climb, big shows and even bigger acts will hit loca ... More >>
In last week's issue of New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. Here's the complete list.
As usual, we're stoked for lots of upcoming concerts, but this week we're excited about a little extra hard-rockin' estrogen on the list.Nobody puts on a great performance quite like a strong female frontwoman. If you're a heartbreaker who loves rock 'n' roll, then you won't want to miss out on ... More >>
In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled ten new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple days here on Up on the Sun. See the entire list: 10 Local Bands You Should Be Listen ... 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 >>
Paul Simon is one of those musicians who might have actually been more successful once he went solo (ditching poor, frizzy-haired Garfunkle), and props to him for that. He's a classic storyteller. And with an album as great as Graceland, his talent is simply undeniable.But that old dog has got so ... More >>
Greg Gillis onstage in his undersSteve Aoki and Greg Gillis just announced shows in Tempe. If you know who neither of these dudes are, then that's okay -- this probably won't apply to you. As well, you're probably not a 19-year-old college student from NorCal who likes to wear his flat-brimmed Oa ... More >>
Pictured: badassesI'll be honest with you: this week's group has to be the most random assemblage of just announced shows I have seen. Leading this week's pack is Los Gatos rockers Trapt, whose 2002 song "Headstrong," it has been confirmed, will simply never go away. Trapt has released three albums ... More >>
Stereogum, because I am too lazy to make my own screengrabIt's a pretty slow week for just announced shows, but be that as it may, this week truly is a case study in quality over quantity. D.C. punk revivalists Ted Leo & The Pharmacists lead this savvy pack of announcements, and they are ... More >>
When Phoenix metalcore band The Word Alive told a New Times reporter it was "about time" the year-old band got signed it was clear the guys were either really smart or really cocky.It's apparently the former: The band's new full-length, Deceiver, landed at #96 on the Billboard Top 100. They're no ... More >>
If you head over to the MySpace page for Phoeenix sceamo act The Word Alive you'll see a nifty counter displaying a countdown to the release of the band's new record, Deceiver, currently at seven days and change.The Fearless-signed band, which celebrates the release with a show at Mesa's Nile The ... More >>
All of the emo/scene blogs have been ablaze with last week's news that Phoenix hardcore act The Word Alive have signed to Fearless Records, the California based indie label that has released such divers bands as At the Drive-In, the Aquabats, Sugar Cult and most recently Phoenix phenomenon The Maine ... More >>
The Venue of Scottsdale is gonna become a house of hyphy this Saturday, as the NoCal rap superstar E-40 (a.k.a. the "Ambassador of the Bay") will take over the joint. We're expecting plenty of slick rhymes from the "King of Slang," as well as the myriad local hip-hop artists that are also on the bil ... More >>
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is scheduled to perform on Friday, December 19, at the Celebrity Theatre. As we get closer and closer to Christmas (just seven days to go), the number of regular concerts tends to dwindles off, and the number of holiday-themed performances increases substantially. Which means, ... More >>
Valley post-hardcore/screamo band Greeley Estates is having a CD release party for their third full-length album, Go West Young Man, Let the Evil Go East (Science) on Saturday, June 7. In anticipation of the show, we recently caught up with Greeley Estates guitarist Brandon Hackeson.