Tom Tom Club

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    12 Bands with Repetitive Repetitive Names

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Top Five Concerts to Catch This Wekend: Santana, Source Victoria, Blu Sensations, Greeley Estates, Psychedelic Furs, and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Your New Favorite Band: Blood Orange

    Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves​Oddly 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Gardens & Villa Interview

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Foxy's Ladies

    Lollypop, making your heart go giddyup

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Paperback Writer

    The 33 1/3 book series lets love-struck authors celebrate their favorite records

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    February 3, 2005



  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Betting on ODB?

    As Dirt McGirt growls louder, Russell Jones becomes invisible before our eyes

  • Music

    July 24, 2003


    So Stylistic (Tommy Boy)

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Without Him -- or Them

    Internet mashers give new, weird lives to Eminem's "Without Me"

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    The X-ecutioners

    Built From Scratch (Loud Records)

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Uncanny X-Man

    DJ pioneer Rob Swift of the X-ecutioners turntable crew isn't just spinning his wheels