JEFF the Brotherhood, North Dakota, Wooden Indian Rhythm Room Thursday, May 17 The three bands on stage at Rhythm Room didn't sound very much alike -- and that's a good thing. It was a treat to see three distinct bands perfectly execute their respective sounds at last night's JEFF the Brotherhood g ... More >>
No one can pull off dressing as Snooki's hair other than Ellen DeGeneres. No one.It's that time of year again. Halloween is nearly here, and you're lacking the creativity to come up with an epic costume.We're here to help.When all else fails (or if you're just really enthusiastic about music), dr ... More >>
A young Frank Sinatra, after being arrested for "carrying on" with a married woman (which was a crime way back then). Not one of the things that makes him cool, but a damn good photo.When it comes to crooners, they don't get any cooler than Frank Sinatra. Over the course of his 60-year career, "O ... More >>
Valley indie rock band The Maine has been one of the city's success stories. The quintet toured with bands like Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls before being signed to Warner Brothers Records in 2009, and their debut for the label, 2010's Black & White, debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 cha ... More >>
Victor PalaganoThe Maine perform an acoustic set at Tempe Pollack Cinemas.You would have thought the new Twilight movie was premiering by the looks of Pollack Tempe Cinemas last night, as a line of girl-after-teenage girl winded around the theater. They were actually there to catch a glimpse of t ... More >>
My Chemical Romance may be re-boycotting Arizona over SB 1070. Yesterday we pointed out that the band had formerly joined The Sound Strike during the height of the outrage over our state's crazy immigration law, SB 1070. Then they announced a date at Tempe's Marquee Theatre (without any comment) ... More >>
New Jersey-based pop-punk-emo band My Chemical Romance seems to have deserted the Sound Strike.The band was on an old list of acts boycotting Arizona over the super-stupid immigration law SB 1070 -- which was gutted by the courts before it took effect -- but announced today a Marquee Theatre show ... More >>
Carter HulseyNow that pop rock artist Never Shout Never (Christofer Drew) has been steadily picking up steam, with headlining tours and massive MTV promotion, Drew's got his own record label, called Loveway Records, an imprint of Warner Bros. Records. One artist (besides Drew) who's on the label ... More >>
Wanna hear something even crazier? This is actually Enya's second Greatest Hits record -- she also put one out in 1997.
The guys in Every Avenue cite hometown heroes Jimmy Eat World and Gin Blossoms as influences, and it's evident judging by the band's sophomore album, Picture Perfect.
The local heartthrobs of The Maine: Better than NOFX and Bad Religion. Until yesterday, I used to loathe the Warped Tour. Not because of the bands or music, mind you, but rather because of some bad experiences I'd had while attending the annual summertime mega-tour. When the Warped Tour first c ... More >>
The Bollox are scheduled to perform tonight at Club Red in Tempe. Can't find enough scrilla to take you S.O. go see Star Trek for the 16th time? Don't wanna take out a loan just to go see Les Claypool or Peter Murphy live and in concert? Then check out our list of ultra-affordable events happe ... More >>
While I took the weekend off to run away to Sedona and celebrate my birthday, several stories unfolded in national music news. Read on for the skinny about Metallica’s upcoming Phoenix concert, Jackson Browne’s lawsuit against presidential hopeful John McCain, and more.
Big & Rich deliver country music without prejudice
With a new album, killer fashion and trendy referencing, Hot Hot Heat prepares to invade the hip U.S.
Built to Spill's Doug Martsch might claim to be an amateur on the six-string, but don't let him fool you
Power-pop icon Marshall Crenshaw refuses to be pigeonholed as a nerdy relic of the early '80s
Face it, you don't really know what the Everly Brothers have been doing all these years, do you, Bird Dog?
Peter Buck goes West with Eitzel, Middle Eastern with Tuatara, and everywhere else with Minus 5
Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels