Phoenix blues guitarist Chuck Hall has signed on with local label Fervor Records, who specializes in licensing music, and the move has already paid off--they've landed his songs in an episode of Justified. The record deal calls for his band to produce a CD, and for their part Fervor will have more ... More >>
Lil Wayne has just released his 10th studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II. It's been 18 years since his first album, True Story, as one half of The B.G.'z. In that time, he's been a lesser-known member of an embattled Southern hip-hop group, a scrawny kid, a mixtape hero, the greatest rapper aliv ... More >>
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Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? Be sure to start the night off with a big dose of sugar, in the form of the fourth annual Caramelpalooza, tonight (Friday) at 7 at Biltmore Fashion Park. And after that, we've still got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See also: - ... More >>
This season, the Arizona Opera announced a partnership with the Valley's roving secret supper club, Culinary Mischief. But as is true with all good things, the season now must to come to an end. See also: - Get Thirsty: Chef Gabriele Bertaccini Introduces BACCHUS MISCHiEF Good news is there's o ... More >>
Gabriele Bertaccini Bertaccini is the executive chef and president of Il Tocco Food and Culinary Mischief. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Is it boring if i say NPR? Yes, I am an NPR junkie (especially ... More >>
See also: NASA's Curiosity Rover: Here's the Hi-Res, 360 Degree View of Mars See also: Our 10 Favorite Martian Songs in Honor of Curiosity My faith in humanity reached a new high when headlines concerning the Curiosity Rover flooded Facebook and Twitter. Were people really interested in science agai ... More >>
Photos by Niki D'AndreaKronos Quartet playing "Aheym."Kronos QuartetMusical Instrument Museum May 20, 2011San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet occupies an interesting niche in classical music. All four are adept players, and make their instruments (some of which are more than 300 years o ... More >>
The dubstep scene is the Valley right now. How big? There are at least four different nightsdevoted to the bass-heavy dance music genre by our count. For instance, the cats over at Subversion are bringing in some of the biggest dubstep DJs in the world every Thursday night, including Jakwob, ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanJared Alan (left) and Sean Watson of Cheap Thrills"We have been waiting all summer long for this," states the Facebook event page for this weekend's relaunch of Jared Alan and Sean Watson's Cheap Thrills dance party. They ain't kidding, as many fans of the DJ duo have been eager f ... More >>
Take a look at those handsome Frenchmen. Can you guess which one is married to Sofia Coppola? (Second from the left)Fleet Foxes? Check. TV on the Radio? Check. Parisian rockers Phoenix join the ranks as the next hip, trendy band to grace SNL's music stage this season. Their next album, Wolfgang Amad ... More >>
Two local doctors will be named in the Guiness Book of World Records for the biggest uterus removal ever. The November 30, 2007 procedure at Tempe St. Luke's is a big deal in the world of minimally invasive surgical techniques, which are far easier on patients than surgeries that involve large i ... More >>
The music that moved Dan Wilson and Al Franken in '07
Record companies get greedy with repackaging excess
Better than: That one time, at band camp. Five things that truly blow my mind (in descending order): 5. Plexiglass. 4. Why the plural of "fax" isn't "fux." 3. Nostrils. 2. The idea that our whole universe could be the product of a "cosmic defect." 1. March Fourth Marching Ban ... More >>
The next Coldwho?
Conte pairs music and verse
Local hip-hop troupe Nebellen makes a break for the big time
The work of Jewish composers in Germany barely survived the Nazi regime. A Scottsdale orchestra is breathing new life into those compositions.
Drummers of West Africa bring the beat to the Dodge
Lunch isn't over until the opera man does Mommie Dearest
Goddess in the Doorway (Virgin)
The Disco Biscuits give fans of electro-jam fusion something to snack on
A new split CD and a bizarre Web site raise eyebrows
Schwarzenegger reproduces the best of all his movies with a conceptual twist in The 6th Day
She's a ... what?
Confounding all his critics, an aging Scottsdale lounge guitarist transforms himself into the heartthrob of TV's Home Shopping Network
Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn
July 22 - 28, 1999
From the week of January 21, 1999
Seagram's merger invites a look into how the suits took record labels away from the true music enthusiasts
November 19 - 25, 1998
Dreck or treat