[The Valley is a big place, and it puts out more interesting music than we could ever hope to cover. Every week or so, Mike Bogumill will use this space to cover a little more of it. - Ed.] The goal of this column is to document, explore, and create awareness for interesting things happening in loc ... More >>
Rampage Fest, ft. Dune Rats, Wax Idols, Nü Sensae, Allah-Las, and More @ Sail Inn|3/8/13The platter of varying delights that is Rampage Fest, a collection of SxSW-bound bands passing through the desert, offered a taste of beach-crashed pop-punk, sonically loyal garage rock, and blistering hardcore. ... More >>
We're just a little bit biased about the best way to spend your weekend here in Phoenix. New Times' Carnaval Electrico with Cold War Kids, Mergence, Hanni El Khatib, and more, is clearly awesome, but get this: There's other cool things going on around town. No joke. Rampage Fest at the Sail Inn is k ... More >>
In 1998, after grunge ground down and MTV flirtedwith electronica before getting completely in bed with reality TV, David Bash founded the International Pop Overthrow Festival to give support to a fractured pop scene that had probably given up all hopes of being signed to a major label since The Pos ... 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:
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Marianas TrenchThere's just something about Canada and pop-punk bands. Some of the most successful, teen-friendly groups to come out of our neighbor to the north embrace that sorta whiny, super-catchy sound, from Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 to Simple Plan and Hedley. Here's hoping Marianas Trench is ... More >>
www.facebook.com Bethany Storro -- before she threw acid on her face.When a Mesa woman had a cup of acid thrown in her face by an unidentified woman earlier this month -- just days after an almost identical attack in Vancouver -- we have to admit that the idea of a traveling, serial acid-t ... More >>
Police on Tuesday released a sketch of the woman suspected of throwing acid on another woman in Mesa last week. Mesa police released a sketch of the woman suspected of throwing acid on another woman last week. The attack left the victim with burns on her face and chest, and came a couple of ... More >>
North of the border sonic nihilists eff stuff up
Carly Simon taught me not to be so vain, and not to assume this song -- or three-day festival of local and international DIY indie/punk acts -- was about me. However, I'm going to go ahead and assume that the "Cizmarch Madness" festival at YOBS has something to do with me given the two-year old v ... 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: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio's New Counsel Kris Kobach, and His Disingenuous Statements to Fox 10 Up on th ... More >>
Kanye West and Lady Gaga are coming to U.S. Airways Center on November 10, the first date on their Fame Kills joint tour.Having been blown away by Kanye's last tour, I'm super excited, as you should be, even if that Taylor Swift stunt pissed you off, as it did Michael Lopez.Full concert dates bel ... More >>
Two children have been safely returned to their mother after an early morning kidnapping near 27th avenue and Indian School Road. According to police, a group of men stormed the victims' house, yelling that they were police, and forcibly took the children, ages two and eleven months. Police are s ... More >>
Vancouver indie rock buzz band Mother Mother, who have been touring the festival circuit this summer, will bring their beautifully-crafted pop-rock melodies and vocal harmonies to the intimate Rogue Bar Friday, Aug. 21. Gospel Claws are set to open the 21-and-older show. Doors are at 8 p.m. ... More >>
Green Day announced dates for their 21st Century Breakdown Tour this morning (full list on jump) but haven't said where they'll be playing in each city. They come to Phoenix on August 22. That could just be a hiccup -- bands do sometimes announce dates before venues if one or two are up in the air ... More >>
That Format-size hole in the heart of Phoenix music fans is about to get a little healing. Fun, the new NYC-based project by The Format's Nate Ruess, with ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff, will embark on a 34-date tour with Manchester Orchestra tomorrow ... More >>
SXSW bands make a PHX pit stop on their way back to the NW
Fire Up the Blades
Continental Airlines had a cold-blooded killer on board but refused law enforcement's pleas to land
A decade of picking -- and choosing
Tea and mocha at SMoCA, anyone?
Alive Without Control
(Liquor and Poker)
Soccer showdown heats up
Move Over, ALCOR. Phoenix-based Preserve A Life wants to make sure the dearly departed are ready for their close-ups.
The Greater Wrong of the Right
Easing into an unscripted night out with the New Pornographers
Grunge guys rock like they mean it
With a new album, killer fashion and trendy referencing, Hot Hot Heat prepares to invade the hip U.S.
Speed-metal demons Slayer on songwriting-by-thesaurus, boy bands and favorable exchange rates
The majestic gray whale inspires awe, conflict and troubling environmental questions from the icy seas of Russia to the warm lagoons of Baja.
The Violent Years (Sub Pop)
Visiting revolving restaurants is playwright's hobby
Schwarzenegger reproduces the best of all his movies with a conceptual twist in The 6th Day
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