"I don't feel at all that we have made it in the bluegrass world. We exist on the fringe at best," Yonder Mountain String Band bassist Ben Kaufmann lamented back in 2003. "The bluegrass music we are writing is different than the other bluegrass music that is out there. I think it is going to take pe ... More >>
Trampled by Turtles @ Marquee Theatre|1/19/13The rumors are true: There's nothing like a Minnesotan man. Better yet, there's nothing like a group of Minnesotan men gifted with knowledge, skill, and artistic sensitivity performing exciting and powerful music.
This might sound like a cheap generaliz ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix.
And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
Our man about town, Alice Cooper is a busy guy. In addition to all that rocking and rolling, he's currently holding down the Halloween guest editor spot over at Village Voice's Sound of the City blog.
And of course, he's ironing out the details of his annual Christmas Pudding event. So you're sayi ... More >>
Dead Winter Carpenters are another group of virtuoso musicians toiling in bluegrass obscurity. But it shouldn't--and won't always--be that way?
Though it would be easy to write this band off as another Yonder Mountain String Band or Trampled by Turtles knock-off giving a punk spin to tradgrass as t ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanWill Anderson at Hollywood AlleyWhen it comes to local music (and apparently, everything) all things must pass. So goes the reign of punk promoter Will Anderson, whose belly laugh, dirty Avail hat, and jovial smile have been a near-constant presence at punk shows in the Valley ... More >>
Calling all Parrotheads! Put on your fins and shake up some margaritas because Jimmy Buffett's coming to town! This calls for an extended summer all the way through October 20, when Jimmy parades his cheery ass through Phoenix for an evening full of tropical-themed sing-alongs and awful Hawaiian ... More >>
Coachella's official lineup should be announced very, very soon -- lest anyone forget that this week is usually when the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival makes it big announcement.In lieu of the entire festival lineup, a few acts have already been confirmed for the festival's 2011 editi ... More >>