Music News

Musical Instrument Museum Opens, The Sand Rubies' Bad Luck, and Bad Jazz Singers in This Week's Issue

This week's music feature gives you the skinny on Phoenix's new Musical Instrument Museum, which opens this weekend. You know you're curious about how instruments from all 195 countries were obtained. And why they're in Phoenix of all places...

We take a look at the old-school, Americana, "grassroots success story" the Avett Brothers. Steve Jansen lays down the law about the much beloved Zooey Deschanel and three other (female) jazz singers that he believes just can't sing. And Dan Gibson gives us a glimpse into the unfortunate misfortune of The Sand Rubies.

Our show previews this week are for Cypress Hill, Kottonmouth Kings, Daughtry, and Megafun.

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Sarah Ventre