There are flashier country bars in the Valley -- ones that try to impress with sprawling stages, dozens of high-def televisions, and more neon lights than Times Square. The Western keeps its cool without ever going over the top. The newest project from partners Tucker Woodbury, owner of The Vig ... More >>
Tucker Woodbury has been keeping himself mighty busy lately. He and his partner, Jim Riley, have been refurbishing the historic house at Fillmore and 4th Avenue most recently occupied by Local Breeze and slated to become The Fillmore Vig by the second week in July, if all goes well. See also: -- Th ... More >>
When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>
A few hours from now, the dulcet crooning of Mario Moreno and the swingy sounds of his backing act The Ramblers will waft out of The Western and into the Scottsdale night air, announcing the arrival of the area's newest live music spot. The stylish honky-tonk, which (as we reported last month) was ... More >>
There's certainly no dearth of hangouts in the Valley where cowboys, cowgirls, or anyone else sporting a western shirt can down something tall and strong, get in some two-stepping action, or just hear some ol' fashioned daggum country music, pardner. Off the top of our heads, we can name close to tw ... More >>
As 2012 draws to a close, we couldn't be more optimistic about the state of music in the Valley of the Sun. With new bands emerging from various scenes and subgenres, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in Phoenix music. What follows are our picks for 13 acts that will make an impact on the S ... More >>
Ho-ho-holy crap there are a lot of shows going on this Christmas week. There's plenty of local action going on, so be sure to strap on those sweet new socks your grandma got you and go see some live music. Here's our top five must-see shows this week.
2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
See also: Take Cover: Bears of Manitou Cover Damien Rice See also: Want to Write a Song for Bears of Manitou? Tons of bands use Kickstarter to secure funds to finish an album, but how many of them offer to take you camping and plan on donating excess funds to charity? Tempe folk rockers Bears of Ma ... More >>
Given Beckett's Table, Cave & Ives, Kitchen 56, the coming soon new home of Crudo, and a possible second location of Essence Bakery, the stretch of Indian School Road between 36th and 56th streets sure is heating up as hot property these days. And The Little Woody, the cool new bar at 4228 Ea ... More >>
Rachael Yamagata with Mike Viola Crescent Ballroom Wednesday, November 30 I first heard Rachael Yamagata two years ago when she opened for folk/rock duo Swell Season at the Mesa Arts Center. She played for only 45 minutes that night, but made a lasting impression with her witty banter and heartfelt ... More >>
Lindsay Cates on the 1s and 2s Okay, so the 15 Favorite Songs thing. It happened. I freaked out a little (a lot) picking my selections, but it was a fun, in a self-aggrandizing way. I wrote yesterday that it was nearly impossible to do what the event asked: come up with 15 songs that you love a ... More >>
The Weekend"Wait...you know it's The Weekend, right? Not The Weeknd." I had a couple people let me know, just to be sure. See, The Weeknd -- the project name of Canadian soul singer Abel Tesfaye -- has a plenty of hype, and the potential to bring elements of dubstep and chillwave into the mainst ... More >>
Wanna hear some hot new local music? Check out the "Morning Infidelity" program on KWSS 106.7 FM tomorrow (Thursday, May 26), when Jason Woodbury, the new Phoenix New Times Music Editor, plans to spin songs by artists highlighted in this week's print issue.As we reported in a cover story thi ... More >>