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 >>
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