In this week's issue, I interviewed Shawn Stern of Youth Brigade and Tony Brandenburg of The Adolescents to determine what has kept punk alive for all these years. Both musicians have obligations outside of their perspective bands, with Stern running BYO Records and preparing for Punk Rock Bowling a ... More >>
In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, Melissa Fossum asks an important (well, important to us at least) question: What keeps old punks going? Who better to ask than The Adolescents and Youth Brigade, bands easing into middle age despite youthful names? The bands are hitting The Clubhouse on S ... More >>
How is it that a band that hasn't released a full-length album since 1996 continues to tour? "If we didn't get new fans coming out, we'd probably would have quit awhile back because it would get really boring playing for just people our age because they're not always as fun," says Shawn Stern, fro ... More >>
"So good, so good, so good!" That's what you'll be chanting after Neil Diamond plays hits like "Sweet Caroline," "Cherry Cherry" and "Cracklin' Rosie" at the US Airways Center in August.The '70s stunna is going to help you get your adult contemporary groove on when he comes to Phoenix.Neil Diamon ... More >>
by Frances Michelle Lopez I don't think I have ever paid $10 to see a punk band before. Growing up, I was raised with that $5 or no one turned away sort of punk rock mentality, the kind of ideal that hardcore forefathers like Ian MacKaye had deeply i ... More >>
Jessica TestaRise Against at Mesa Amphitheater. See more shots in this Rise Against slide show.If you thought skinhead punk was a fringe phenomenon occurring only in clannish groups like the one depicted in American History X, think again. Chicago punk act Rise Against appeared to send a clear mess ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Cindy Sheehan Expected to Participate in Pat Tillman Protest at John McCain's Office Friday Up ... More >>
All dressed up? Well, you've got someplace to go. Royal Crown Revue is about to swing through the Valley.
Can a band too loud for Prescott find happiness in Tempe?