Valley Fever has become a Phoenix Country Music institution, thanks to DJs Dana Armstrong and Johnny Volume. I heard of the Yucca Tap Room ritual by way of Tony Martinez after interviewing him before his farewell show at Valley Fever, when he talked excitedly about how important those Sunday nights ... More >>
Tony Martinez took naps in his father's guitar case when he was a baby. He would cry and cry at his father's shows, and would only stop when he was put in the guitar case, and fall asleep to the sound of the music playing. The first time he recalls getting fired up about wanting to play music was ... More >>
A few hours from now, the dulcet crooning of Mario Moreno and the swingy sounds of his backing act The Ramblers will waft out of The Western and into the Scottsdale night air, announcing the arrival of the area's newest live music spot. The stylish honky-tonk, which (as we reported last month) was ... More >>
There's certainly no dearth of hangouts in the Valley where cowboys, cowgirls, or anyone else sporting a western shirt can down something tall and strong, get in some two-stepping action, or just hear some ol' fashioned daggum country music, pardner. Off the top of our heads, we can name close to tw ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Sunday, June 17: The Kirkwoods @ Musical Instrument Museum It's not every father that gets to share a sta ... More >>
"In all the times he's played here, I think he's said maybe three words to me," Bob Corritore, proprietor of the Rhythm Room mused last night about Leon Russell, who literally rolled into the Phoenix blues bar last night (Russell piloted a Rascal Scooter off the tour bus) to deliver a set of fun ... More >>
The ladies love Bob Log III, who's scheduled to perform at Chopper John's on Saturday Night.Although downtown may or may not be ovah (depending on the particular mood of our fair editor Martin Cizmar), but in the meantime, East Phoenix might just be coming alive when it comes to live music. In a ... More >>
Hashknife Outfit.Last night I was minding my own business when I received a text message saying, "See the stars of Police Women of Maricopa County Wed. Apr. 21st at the Yucca Tap with Hashknife Outfit, Tony Martinez and Barefoot and Preggers."Given that New Times updates us weekly on the show, my ... More >>
Susan Jordan AndersonThe Love Me NotsThis spring, nature meets music and booze as the Desert Botanical Garden once again hosts Spiked! Thursday's. The eclectic event features a different band and featured cocktail every week, making for rare opportunities to rock out in a beautiful desert landsca ... More >>
The Bettie Blood Burlesque Troupe is scheduled to perform at Rogue Bar in Scottsdale tonight.After six endless weeks of endless hype, treacly commercials, and non-stop carols, we're only 48 hours or so from the arrival of Christmas morning. But you don't have to wait until then to get your presen ... More >>
The Sugar Thieves are scheduled to perform tonight at Civic Square Park.While the jury's still out over whether or not downtown Phoenix's music scene is "ovah," our city's core appears to be alive and well when it comes to culture. Need some proof to back up that statement? Take a look at the num ... More >>
Loren Scott Sketching In Stereo is scheduled to perform tonight at the Hot Topic at Tempe Marketplace. Was the four-day workweek too much for y'all to handle? Fear not, fellow cubicle drones, as we've got a decatet of onexpensive options to spend your weekend recovering from the rat race. Th ... More >>
Jonathan McNamara Yes, that's right, we've got another Sun Session for you today! What, you didn't think we'd just do one this week? This is probably the biggest music weekend of the year in Phoenix!The Sun Session, in case you missed yesterday's post (featuring Jim Bachmann and Tony Martinez playin ... More >>
A Rocket to the Moon is scheduled to perform Friday night at the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe. With Monday being Martin Luther King Day, chances are most of you are gonna get three whole days of relaxation and recreation this weekend (that is, unless "the man" is making you drag your ass to the ... More >>