The Hourglass Cats are leaning more rock 'n' roll than ever after the Saturday evening release of their two new tracks "Be That Way," and "Been Thinkin" at Tempe's C.A.S.A. SunBá. There isn't even a hint of THC's early reggae and ska influences, as the tracks go in a far more garage rock directions that almost borders on punk.
"The show went very well. It was a good time," says Cori Rios, lead singer and guitarist of THC. "You know how in Phoenix how there's always that gap between the stage and the crowd? That gap was about two inches at C.A.S.A., which is what we like and what we dig on. People I've never seen before and I know don't know our friends were, like, attentively watching our video on this 80-inch screen."More »
Salt River Fields has expanded its annual Fourth of July Festival to two days, and it's announced a pair of big-name headliners to celebrate.
Alt-country (and dad-rock) icons Wilco and rock 'n' roll band Dr. Dog will play the festival on Friday, July 3, and Little Big Town with Brandy Clark will play on Saturday, July 4.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6, via Ticketmaster. Prices start at $29.75.
A fireworks show will follow the concert each evening, rain or shine.
Tis' the season for great festivals in the Valley -- and we aren't just referring to all those massive indoor and outdoor concert extravaganzas that are happening almost every weekend until the summertime. There are also events celebrating art, food, makers, and anything else of a creative nature.
That includes next month's Spark! festival at the Mesa Arts Center, a four-day fiesta from Wednesday, March 18, to Saturday, March 21, that is inspired by the elemental forces of earth, air, water, and fire and focuses on "arts, innovation, and creativity." It also features a number of performances by local musicians and bands, as well as a few exhibits of a music-oriented nature.More »
Universal Music Group That's the smug look of a guy who just won four Grammys.
Stay with me -- Sam Smith is coming to Gila River Arena on August 12.
The soulful Brit just won four Grammys, including Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27, via Ticketmaster.More »
When it comes to biggest cities in the U.S. for DJ culture, Phoenix has (sadly) played second fiddle to the likes of Las Vegas, NYC, Chicago, and L.A. That's not to say that our town hasn't produced loads of world-class artist or hosted some phenomenal gigs, its just that those bigger 'bergs have hogged more of the spotlight in the DJ world over the years.
Tavit Daniels/Red Bull Phoenix's DJ Akshen performs at the Red Bull Thre3style regional qualifier at Monarch Theatre.
Come early April, however, that's gonna change, at least for a few nights, when the national finals of the Red Bull Thre3style take place in the Valley.More »
March 14 is going to be a busy day for music fans in the Valley of the Sun. Viva PHX just announced a few headliners that will make it a little busier.
Best Coast, Jim Adkins (of Jimmy Eat World, who will perform solo), Unwritten Law, and Fenix TX are all officially part of the bill. Also, organizers confirmed today that Andrew WK will now be performing with a full band.
These bands join the 40 or so bands already announced for the festival, which will take place in 20 venues across the city, including Crescent Ballroom, Cityscape, Monarch Theatre, Phoenix Masonic Temple, Bar Smith, Last Exit Live, and more.More »
Maria Vassett Kid Rock
Kid Rock announced a Phoenix date today, on the heels of a wildly successful concert at the Coors Light Birds Nest during the Phoenix Open at the end of last month. The singer will play Ak-Chin Pavilion on August 26. Foreigner will open. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 24.
The Kid, 44, is releasing a new album, First Kiss, on February 24. You gotta hand it to the guy -- he's once again insisting that ticket prices be capped at $20, and beers be available for $4. Those prices are almost good enough to make you want to become a Kid Rock fan.More »