Speaking with comedian Gregg Turkington about Phoenix's storied 80's punk scene, yielded plenty of yarns about seeing legendary bands in their prime. However, he also painted a vividly grotesque portrait of Arizona during the Reagan '80s and his own teenage experience in trying to navigate reactiona ... More >>
Aaron Dontez Yates, better known to the world as Tech N9ne, is not a big fan of the typical. "How many black dudes do you see painting their faces and coming out with bishop robes on the stage?" he asks me, speaking from his tour bus "somewhere in New Mexico." He's taken a strange, twisted path ev ... More >>
Jett bird-dogs Britpop-tarts and surfs upper badonkadonk while Kreme shoegazes at Anderson's Fifth Estate
AC/DC tribute band TNT squeezes extra mileage out of the highway to hell
For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, they've gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV-commercial composer.
Robin Wilson thought the Gas Giants would be a great new beginning. He had no idea what he was getting into.
Local music bedrock Hans Olson looks back on a lifetime of ups and downs and 30 years of making music in the Valley
June 24 - 30, 1999
Mixmaster Mike takes his turntable wizardry on tour with the Beastie Boys
Spawn's creator revolutionized the comic-book industry. But did he survive Hollywood with his soul intact?
A survey of recent soul, blues, R&B and roots reissues
Unsung heroes Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside signed on with a start-up Mississippi label to record the best blues of the decade
THOSE THINGS THAT CLUTTERED THE FLOOR OF YOUR CAR IN THE SEVENTIES ARE NOW COLLECTIBLE TO RETRO-FIEND GARY MARTIN