One man installs a recording studio in a house or a storefront, starts an independent record label, signs a roster of artists, and boom, a music factory is born. It's the stuff that fills whole display cases in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Berry Gordy with Motown Records in Detroit. Sam Philips w ... More >>
You one of those people who sits around bemoaning the fact that "rock 'n' roll has, like, totally lost its spark, man?" Well, allow us to introduce you to theatrical rockers Foxy Shazam. Entertaining barely scratches the surface; Eric Nally and his circus of musicians put on one hell of a concert. L ... More >>
To some people, today may be called Valentine's Day. To others -- sometimes referred to as "singles" -- it's the Arizona Centennial.Yep, President William Howard Taft let Arizona join the club that is the United States of America on February 14, 1912, and we're celebrating the fact that Arizona exis ... More >>
SnacksBest Coast singer Bethany Cosentino has made a lot of her fans cat people.Her pet cat Snacks is almost as recognizable as the band (which plays Clubhouse Music Venue Saturday, January 22) itself. A picture of Snacks covers the drum kit, Cosentino gives Snacks a shout-out in the song "Goodby ... More >>
Local expert brings the citys history to life
We recently ran across this list of the "Top Ten All-Time Arizona Musicians" from Arizona Premiere Living. Some of the choices are obvious: Meat Puppets, Jimmy Eat World, Jordin Sparks, Gin Blossoms, Alice Cooper, and Linda Ronstadt almost always make the "top" lists of Arizona musicians.
If you tuned into MTV's Video Music Awards this year, you may have noticed one big thing: they sucked. Between Britney Spears' underwhelming performance (note to Brit: your career is over; you might as well pose for Playboy while your body is still somewhat nubile), Kanye West's temper tant ... More >>
Noisy boys assault the eardrums
Overly slick, heavily edited dark comedy works despite itself
Lady got back
The veterinary vulture asks, is it merely hoof-in-mouth disease or the ravings of a racist dumb-ass?
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The Killers move forward into the past
Trashman suffers through a holiday weekend's worth of wife-beaters, prison cutthroats and Ian Astbury songs
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New Times' critical vultures swoop down to pick at the latest carrion and dross
Septuagenarian groupies, Clinton bashing, deep-fried cheese
After a year of delays, N17 prepares to defy everything with a much anticipated new album
A little girl with a big voice is poised to conquer country
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Since 1968, the followers of the Reverend Roger Rudin had let him run their lives. But after his sudden death last month, the stunned congregation discovered they'd been pawns in a cruel game of deceit, hypocrisy and kinky sex.
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