After the first Presidential debate this last Wednesday, much ado was made about Mitt Romney's gleeful pledge to stuff and baste Big Bird by cutting federal funding to PBS and other pinko commie media outlets.
Phoenix folk-punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad are clearly fans of the monstrous alphabet ... More >>
Saturday Night Live is ending its 37th season with a bang. Last week, classic alum Will Ferrell hosted the show, reprising his parody of George W. Bush, and the 100th SNL Digital Short was aired.
Things look to get even bang-ier with this Saturday's season finale, featuring Mick Jagger taking the ... More >>
Golden StateHere's a familiar story: Conservative candidate plays a rock song at a rally, liberal artist complains. Ronny Reagan and Bruce Springsteen. Mike Huckabee and Boston. Michele Bachmann and Tom Petty. Ron Paul, on the other hand, has a handful of diehard musician fans that are willing to ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen, "We Take Care of Our Own"Years and years of rock 'n' roll writers repeating it doesn't make it untrue: Bruce Springsteen's 1984 song "Born in the U.S.A." might be one of the most misunderstood tunes in pop history.
Though lyrically elegiac, the song's pumping synths and t ... More >>
We've done a lot of coverage on the Rock the R3volution tour, from its announcement to almost inevitable collapse. The confluence of music and politics has always been interesting to me. Political art can be cringe-worthy ("boot up 'yer ass," anyone) or undeniably beautiful ("a change is gonna co ... More >>
Outernational: Bundled up in Brooklyn, but still thinking of Arizona.It's not often that a Brooklyn-based band takes up an interest in Arizona. In fact, it's usually the other way around. But for punk rockers Outernational, our desert home is of particular fascination. Their members see Arizona a ... More >>
Photos By Jonathan McNamaraSee more shots from Tempe Music Festival.
This weekend Tempe Music Fest 2009 united us once again from scattered Valley citizenry to one cohesive force bent on rocking the hell out. This year Fergy and My Chemical Romance got traded in for straight ahead rock-'n'-rollers ... More >>