Shows are in season this week, with a slew of great options for musical entertainment in the Valley of the Sun. So kick back, relax, and get your concert on. We've got recommendations for you below, and be sure to check out our comprehensive concert listings for more info.
Some matches are made in heaven -- others, like Run The Jewels, are made in the murky, underwater trenches of underground hip-hop. Named after a verse in LL Cool's J "Cheesy Rat Blues," RTJ swerves like a great white shark -- sleek as hell, just don't get caught in those teeth. This isn't the firs ... More >>
Rancid Marquee Theatre Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Seeing a 21-year-old punk band is always kind of a crapshoot. Bands like Social Distortion continue to sell out shows year after year, while groups like The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, and certain iterations of Black Flag would be better off hanging it up ... More >>
We're fairly certain that by now you're fully up to speed on That Damn Show's headliner Bad Religion, as well when they're playing, how they've been around longer than you think, and their best albums ever. So what about the rest of the rock, punk, and indie heavy-hitters filling out the bill at M ... More >>
The Grammys are a huge night for music fans. While we tend to shake our head and wonder how some of these artists won (ie. "Album of the Year"), it's entertaining to watch the live performances and keep fingers crossed for our favorite artists. fun. won big last night, sweeping up the "Song of the Y ... More >>
First Pete Wentz, then Hayley Williams, and now Travis Barker. The Blink-182 drummer is the latest to join the oops-my-naughty-bits-are-on-the-Internet club. On Thursday, MediaTakeOut posted some very revealing pictures of Barker, who retaliated by hiring a lawyer. The photos were over five year ... More >>
Arizona got a special show last night, a combination of the yearly Fall Frenzy event and The Honda Civic Tour. Jimmy Eat World took My Chemical Romance's spot and locals Halocene shared the stage with Matt & Kim and blink-182 for an evening of fun and nostalgia.
Fans of blink-182 had plenty of reasons to wonder if the band would ever play together again after 2005 found the band splitting in two, with guitarist Tom DeLonge forming Angels and Airwaves and bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker forming 44. But a series of tragic events in 2008, in ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsBlink-182 drummer Travis BarkerMy Chemical Romance may still be participating in Sound Strike, but punk band Blink-182 hasn't scratched Arizona from its tour itinerary. Per the band's website, Blink-182 will be performing at the Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre on September 30. Bl ... More >>
The Black Keys at Mesa Amphitheatre May already? Yup. In case you are in the same work-induced haze that I am, you may need a reminder that April is, in fact, over. Luckily hindsight is twenty-twenty. You'll appreciate that as you look back at the best concert shots from April. April was one ... More >>
Maria VassettLil Wayne performing at U.S. Airways Center last night.Lil Wayne US Airways Center, Phoenix Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Lil Wayne has entertained the idea of morphing from a rapper into a full-fledged rock star for a few years now. Why would one of the world's most successful rappers wa ... More >>
Foreigner circa 1981No, you don't have double-vision -- veteran rockers Foreigner are playing a show at Wild Horse Pass' Ovations! Live Showroom this April. The band, formed in 1976 by former Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, have cranked out numerous smash hits -- "Cold As Ice," "Feels Like The Fi ... More >>
Blink-182 drummer/plane crash survivor Travis Barker is set to release a solo album on March 15, according to Consequence of Sound.Turns out he won't exactly be doing the project by himself, though. After Travis made some announcements about the album via Twitter without the knowledge of Intersco ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Hyper-hip Vegas MC bets on SIX, drugs, and rock ´n' roll
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Punk side project raps it up
Boxcar Racer (MCA)