It was weird, wild, and wet last weekend. We're talking about Summer Ends Music Festival, Lucky Man Concerts' three-day extravaganza scheduled for Tempe Beach Park. But mother nature had other plans, and after the second huge rainstorm to hit the Valley in month dumped more than an inch of rain, the ... More >>
Two phrases that Franco Gagliano tends to say a lot nowadays are "I don't want to offend anyone" and "I'm not gonna lie to you." When Franco ruled supreme as owner of The Mason Jar, one of Phoenix's longest-enduring rock clubs from the early '80s into the early Aughts, you more likely heard him say, ... More >>
Victor PalaganoMesa Ampitheater during a sold-out Kings of Leon concert in 2009. There was no pigeon shit, but no air-conditioning backstage, either.A story in today's Arizona Republic should worry all local music fans. The paper reports that Mesa Amphitheatre, a grassy 5,000-capacity outdoor&nbs ... More >>
There have been some rumors going around that Tom LaPenna, owner of both the Marquee Theatre on Mill Avenue and prominent promotion company Lucky Man Concerts, is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and being bought out by media megagiant Clear Channel. But according to LaPenna, that’s not true.
Concertgoers get some relief
What does that concert really cost?
Letters from the week of May 27, 2004
Losing an arm and a leg to Marquee Theatre's prices
Punk vets Glass Heroes got tired of waiting for a break. They've turned to the Net.
Sloane McFarland casts his "southwestNET" at SMoCA
Two new Tempe clubs bolster a scene; watching war at halftime.
Two local promoters come together; Kazaa cooks up response to the majors
On the eve of Alice Cooper's boxed-set release party, several local musicians are cursing the bar that bears his name