It's not experimental prog rock, it's not self-indulgent noodling instrumentals and it sure as hell isn't post-rock. What El Ten Eleven does do, however, is maintain their own lane. We meet with the band outside of Tucson's Club Congress over drinks and dinner, expanding a pre-show meeting into an h ... More >>
Lauryn Hill may be making headlines as a tax evader, but forget all that for a second and focus on one thing: her voice. She's nothing if not accomplished. She won Grammy Awards back-to-back, for her solo debut and as the co-producer of Carlos Santana's Supernatural. She acted as 1/3 of the legendar ... More >>
As we announced last week, bearded angel Sam Beam of Iron & Wine will officially be gracing Phoenix with his presence at the beginning of December.Presumably he'll be performing songs from his latest album, Kiss Each Other Clean, as well as classics from past albums including The Shepherd's D ... More >>
RebelutionAfter a concert cancellation on March 30 due to a band member's illness, Rebelution is finally coming back for their rescheduled show, during which they will grace Tempe with their one-of-a-kind reggae vibes. The four-piece band has got an awful lot of fans here, and their music is practic ... More >>
Foreigner circa 1981No, you don't have double-vision -- veteran rockers Foreigner are playing a show at Wild Horse Pass' Ovations! Live Showroom this April. The band, formed in 1976 by former Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, have cranked out numerous smash hits -- "Cold As Ice," "Feels Like The Fi ... More >>
What is it about OC punk rock acts that makes them so tough to kill? Lose a few original members from most punk bands and they're through, but OC acts like The Vandals, Bad Religion, Social Distortion and TSOL never seem to die. The Vandals (pictured above with Gwen Stefani in her dirtbag phase) ... More >>
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As Tall As Lions is scheduled to perform on Sunday at the PHiX.
The first batch of bands for SXSW, the large music industry trade show, conference and festival every year in Austin Texas, have been announced. Unlike my Coachella post earlier this week, the list comes straight form SXSW.com so we know it is right (but subject to change). This year's line up has a ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara Where have you heard of Cousins of the Wize? Attendees at the Summer of Sound Hip Hop show will remember the Cousins opening up for headliner Zion-I with their lyrical rhymes and saxophone hooks. We called out for MP3s and Cousins of the Wize answered. Check out their track " ... More >>
By Joseph Golfen This weekend marked Summer of Sound's second concert. This time around the hip hop-centered event invaded Chaser’s Bar and Nightclub in Scottsdale; a laid-back, grimy bar that shares a strip mall with both Americano Tattoo Parlor and the Jesus Is Lord Christian supply store. ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara First Friday First Friday got a little freaky this weekend. Then again, what would you expect when conspiracy theorists and cyborgs with Thor helmets start mixing it up? Summer of Sound The Premiere, Cut Throat Logic, Zion-I and a few more members of the local hip hop e ... More >>
The first New Times Summer of Sound show took place Saturday, May 24, at Exit 7 in Glendale. This was the punk show, and it lived up to its name, as locals Harlequin Babies, Asses of Evil, Dephinger, and Glass Heroes warmed up the stage for the legendary Dickies with spasms, spit, and atti ... More >>
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By Brendan Joel Kelley My technical difficulties now resolved, here are the tracks I promised to give you from the Smob's just-released-last-night album I Hate Your Face. Fresh off of a triumphant release party last night at the Sets with Zion I and Tajai sharing the bill, I'm about to go meet Kree ... More >>
By Brendan Joel Kelley I was going to grace you with some fresh new music today, being released tomorrow, but after wrestling with the internet for a while I found out that my capacity to upload and share music with you is temporarily hindered. Nonetheless, if you dig local and indie hip-hop, you s ... More >>
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