New York's experimental rock band Gang Gang Dance hits up the Valley tonight, headlining the Crescent Lounge during its inaugural week. Jamming on the band's latest album Eye Contact is a mind-warping experience, and between all the loopy sound-scapes, abstract synth structures and aural embellishme ... More >>
It's Friday, and you know what that means: Food Truck Day at Phoenix Public Market.
Wait, it means something else, too...what was it?
Oh, yeah. Shows -- a whole bunch of them. We've written up BroLoaf, Slightly Stoopid, Return to Forever, and The Rhythm Room 20th Anniversary gigs, but here are ... More >>
Blood Orange - Coastal GroovesOddly enough, my introduction to up-and-coming indie rock outfit Blood Orange was very similar to my introduction to British singer/songwriter Lightspeed Champion -- the stage name of Devonté Hynes -- back in late 2007. I had initially listened to albums from both b ... More >>
You just don't hear enough flutes in pop music, amirite? Couple that breathy sound with flanged and plucked bass, vintage synths, a sexy beat and an incredibly high falsetto and you've got "Orange Blossom" by Santa Barbara band Gardens & Villa. The tune tips its hat to The Talking Heads and m ... More >>
By Randall RobertsAny knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive hous ... More >>