I'm going defer to my esteemed colleague down the hall, Mr. Stephen Lemons, on this one: "Remember the '90s under Clinton? Eight years of peace and prosperity. And all the Rs had to kvetch about was Monica Lewinsky."
Lemons goes on to describe "Bubba" as a "rockstar," an apt metaphor as he rolls i ... More >>
Our sister blog, West Coast Sound, has caught a lot of shit lately for their disdain for neo-blues rockers The Black Keys. Just remember we're only critics, and opinions are just opinions. Nicholas Pell even offered up some alternative blues bands for you to dig. The problem is, as commenter AlexNic ... More >>
The Westboro Baptist Church can suck it as far as the Foo Fighters are concerned. Yeah, the big, fat, homoerotic "it."
When the inbred, bigoted "church" decided to protest the Foo Fighters Kansas City show last month, the band pushed back with a satiric tribute that left the godhatesfags.com pur ... More >>
Kyuss Lives!, which features most of the members of seminal '90s stoner rock band Kyuss (but not Josh Homme, who's apparently too busy being in Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures), is scheduled to play Marquee Theatre on October 6. It should be an awesome show -- after all, Kyuss' ... More >>
Robert Plant: Who says Led Zeppelin needs him anyway?According to NME, Jason Bonham, former drummer for Led Zeppelin and son of John Bonham, the band's original drummer, said that Zep came close to reuniting and playing new material -- without lead singer Robert Plant, that is. Apparent ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraCoachella 2010A seething, primal mass of humanity jockeys for position in front of the main stage as the Indio sun beats down on Coachella 2010. They have moved beyond the point of patience and civility. Their shattered minds have but one thought as they claw toward the front of ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraWaiting in line to get into Coachella.Let's get one thing straight: If you were one of the 75,000 or so people who attempted to get into Coachella on Friday, you were frustrated. In fact, chances are you were probably also tired, hot and certainly waiting in a long line eithe ... More >>
School is almost back in session, but Hoodlums has kept busy even while the students are out of town. Tom Waits is at the top of their sales, local acoustic sereneders Dry River Yacht Club came in second, and Bobby Dylan's Christmas album is still going strong even though Christmas is, well ... More >>
Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Mike R. Meyer, a New Times contributor, wannabe musician, video game en ... More >>