Following the success of last year's Bloom, an album that landed on many year-end best lists, you could say that Baltimore's Beach House has outdone itself. Unlike many contemporary artists, however, vocalist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally have avoided many genre tropes and firmly remain ... More >>
Singer/songwriter Angel Olsen skipped out on SXSW 2013. Though she's hardly indignant about it, the industry showcase just doesn't speak to the sensibilities displayed on Olsen's gorgeous noir-folk Half Way Home, released by Bathetic Records in 2012. Those songs, like the wounded but sensual "Lonely ... More >>
Whether you got up early to buy the Feist/Mastodon split or went to one of the many free shows in town yesterday, it's safe to say that yesterday was a good day. Stinkweeds celebrated its 25th anniversary and Record Store Day with a barbecue and live performances by Dylan Pratt, Mergence, Source Vic ... More >>
The congressional page scandal's proving the straw that breaks the elephant's back, and Congressman Jim Kolbe's got explaining to do
How a Paradise Valley snake-oil salesman sprayed his way to success
Why is an Alaskan hunter gunning for a giant bear - in a Phoenix strip joint?
Tempe pranksters crash seven talk shows--and live to gab again
IF YOU RIDE AN ITALIAN SCOOTER, SKA DANCE AND WEAR SKINNY TIES, YOU'RE A HEPCAT. JUST ASK BOB DARNELL.
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