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Exhibitionism is a Hoarder’s House of Rolling Stones History
Exhibitionism is a Hoarder’s House of Rolling Stones History
06/16/2017

To get to the Rolling Stones’ traveling career retrospective, Exhibitionism, you have to follow the path of many tongues through…Read More

Went to See At The Drive-In & All I Got Was This Bruised Rib
Went to See At The Drive-In & All I Got Was This Bruised Rib
05/28/2017

It started with maracas. An afro outlined in white light. Then a train-chugging drum roll along the tom-toms to start…Read More

New Flaming Lips=your day-tripping soundtrack of 2017
New Flaming Lips=your day-tripping soundtrack of 2017
04/11/2017

Presenting: the day-tripping album of 2017 — Oczy Mlody by the Flaming Lips. The album, released this past January,  carries…Read More

On “Prisoner” Ryan Adam Misses her like Candy
On “Prisoner” Ryan Adam Misses her like Candy
04/11/2017

In reading some reviews of Ryan Adams’ new album, Prisoner, released earlier this year, I saw one writer describe the…Read More

Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix
Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix
04/07/2017

Wire’s tour in support of their new album, Silver/Lead, struck first in Phoenix, Arizona on March 28 at the Crescent…Read More

Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center
Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center
02/16/2017

“Get your arthritis out,” R. Carlos Nakai said, shaking out his arms, before his Quartet took the stage of the…Read More

Code Orange / Youth Code / GATECREEPER live review
Code Orange / Youth Code / GATECREEPER live review
02/03/2017

The streets above ground were calm and quiet in downtown Mesa last Sunday night. Down below, though, beneath the pavement…Read More

New PC Worship album not on The Grinch’s playlist
New PC Worship album not on The Grinch’s playlist
01/19/2017

The Grinch would not enjoy this album. What, with all the noise, Noise, NOISE. Like its cover, Buried Wish by…Read More

5 of the Year’s Best Albums
5 of the Year’s Best Albums
12/31/2016

2016 was a huge year for new music. Mainstream headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, Blink 182, Green Day…Read More

5 Disappointing Albums from 2016
5 Disappointing Albums from 2016
12/23/2016

There was a lot to be disappointed in from 2016. They took Bowie, Prince, Merle, Leon and Leonard away from…Read More

GATECREEPER Bring Harsh Conditions on Debut Album
GATECREEPER Bring Harsh Conditions on Debut Album
10/19/2016

The Arizona sun can be an oppressive force, an unforgivable presence. “I do think people from Arizona, I think maybe…Read More

Wilco Shrug with Their Tenth Album, Schmilco
Wilco Shrug with Their Tenth Album, Schmilco
10/14/2016

In the past few years Wilco have become the most low key rock band, passively releasing albums at a steady…Read More

Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc
Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc
09/16/2016

  As Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds rehearse Else Torp sings her part on the new song, “Distant Sky.”…Read More

Nels Cline scores your life on 2-disc Lovers
Nels Cline scores your life on 2-disc Lovers
09/13/2016

If you’ve ever seen Wilco live you’ve noticed the tall guy in nice button-down dress shirts playing the guitar stage…Read More

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling Escape the Village on new EP
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling Escape the Village on new EP
07/17/2016

Michael J. Epstein, the husband, leads on guitar. Sophia Cacciola, the wife, pounds the drums and leaves her vocal chords…Read More

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