William Elliot Whitmore

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Incoming: Jimmy Buffett, The Game, Trampled By Turtles, Joe Walsh, Wiz Khalifa

    ​Calling all Parrotheads! Put on your fins and shake up some margaritas because Jimmy Buffett's coming to town! This calls for an extended summer all the way through October 20, when Jimmy parades his cheery ass through Phoenix for an evening full of tropical-themed sing-alongs and awful Hawaiian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Concert Review: The Pogues More Than Justify A $60 Ticket Price

    The original lineup of the Pogues, who impressed with aplomb last night at the Marquee Theatre.​"Tell me why people are willing to pay $60 to see an old fucking Irish punk band." This was the mandate that was handed down by music editor Martin Cizmar when I mentioned my desire to review last nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Q&A: Dare I Ask Son Volt's Jay Farrar About The New Wilco Record?

    Jay Farrar spends a lot of time talking about the old days. Not just because his band, Son Volt, draws heavily from traditional American roots music. Also not just because his old band, Uncle Tupelo, pretty much invented the "alt-country" genre - though Farrar been known to bristle at the term.No, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Lucero Live: Moshing to Pedal Steel

    Martin CizmarLucero: Music to mosh to!Dear ex-hardcore kids,Please stop ruining roots music.Look, I get it, you're pretty much aged out of hardcore shows, but you're covered in tattoos and have plugs in your earlobes, and it's hard to find a scene. Every band you've ever liked seems to be starting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Matthew Reveles on The Train Tracks

    We're very happy to see our friends over at the Train Tracks have followed our lead and done a video with local folk singer Matthew Reveles, who first caught our eye with his excellent record, We'll Meet Halfway, and who impressed us both in his cover of Hot Tuna for The Sun Sessions and as an opene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    William Elliott Whitmore Stomps and Strums at Chyro, Crowd Goes (Literally) Crazy

    It's rare to see a fight at a Phoenix show. When that fight is between two girls standing outside a Scottsdale art gallery where they just witnessed a brilliant performance by a banjo-playing bluesman from Iowa? Well, that's just weird.Yes, William Elliot Whitmore's show at Chyro Arts was quite a we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    William Elliot Whitmore Coming to Chyro

    We don't typically write up concert announcement blogs for shows in tiny, all-ages venues but this one deserves it. Because, well, YOU HAVE TO SEE WILLIAM ELLIOT WHITMORE! The bluesman who lives on a horse farm in Lee County, Iowa mesmerized me at Virginia's MACRoCk a few years back.Whitmore, who pl ... More >>