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Styx

11 years ago by Saby Reyes-Kulkarni
If nothing else, we can thank Styx for burning the phrase "domo arigato, Mr. Roboto" into the public's memory — forever. Though the band is most respected for the string of staple hits it contributed in the '70s, it is remembered, like an athlete who hung just a bit too...
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Styx/Reo Speedwagon

10 years ago by Kelly Wilson
What do Styx and REO Speedwagon have in common besides the obvious cheese factor, being aging rock musicians, and sharing the stage at Dodge Theatre this weekend? The '70s and '80s power rockers have seven tracks featured on the Rock Band Music Store catalog for the wildly popular video game...
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REO Speedwagon, Journey, and Styx

16 years ago by Serene Dominic
If you lined up all the arenas REO Speedwagon, Journey, and Styx have simultaneously rocked and wimped out end to end, it would stretch across the universe and back six times and probably resemble one of their ludicrous space-invader album covers. And if you were to flip over their Power...
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Styx Isn’t the Only Band Capable of a Concept Album

9 years ago by Craig Outhier
Just as future generations will confuse Nickelback with the likes of Staind, Candlebox, and Breaking Benjamin, today's coming-of-age music fan cannot be expected to reliably distinguish among Styx, REO Speedwagon, Journey, and other still-touring remnants of the early-'80s arena-rock scene. Especially since they all seem to perform at the same...
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The 10 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

The Valley music scene's post-holiday doldrums are over.
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Styx Is Still Collecting Fans 15 Years into Second Act

5 years ago by Glenn BurnSilver
The key to any band's longevity is the ability to maintain a core sound while changing to lure new generations of fans. The Rolling Stones are the quintessential example, having survived 50 years on gritty rock 'n' roll licks that receive fresh infusions of timely sound forms (from country to...
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We're Pretty Sure Muse Is the New Styx

7 years ago by Troy Farah
1999 was a weird year. That June, George W. Bush announced his candidacy for President, people were partying like it was the year in question, and a prevalent fear of the Y2K bug spread like Ebola fever. Muse also released their debut album, Showbiz, instantly drawing comparisons to their British...
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Styx and REO Speedwagon Getting Gimmicky To (Hopefully) Sell Tickets

10 years ago by Martin Cizmar
Normally I wouldn't put up a post announcing Styx and REO Speedwagon's "CAN'T STOP ROCKIN' 2009 TOUR" (coming to Dodge Theatre on May 15) but I can't help myself after this press release. These guys are really hustling to make it in a tough economy!First, the 80s acts are recording...
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The 11 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Week

1 year ago by Benjamin Leatherman
This week’s slate of concerts is filled with some famous names – and you’re probably familiar with a few of ‘em. That includes such folks as Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, rapper G-Eazy, trap act Keys N Krats, hip-house artist Shamir, and singer-songwriter Molly Burch. They’ll be hitting the...
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Arena Rock's 10 Greatest Bands

5 years ago by Steve Wiley
Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. Biweekly, he shares stories of great music and whacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always-zany music biz. When I was a young music fan, I just liked what I liked. I didn't...

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