Teen Dreaming

Teen Dreaming

Over the 24 years since forming, Mesa band Jimmy Eat World has evolved from cult emo kids on the pop-punk circuit, to a group of It kids capable of writing some of the finest anthems in contemporary rock ‘n’ roll.

 

Noise Annoys

I’m scrolling through Facebook’s events page, as I do. It’s a neat little time killer.

Know Your Product

Dave Lombardo’s a badass. People rarely say that of drummers, unless it’s Buddy Miles or Randy Castillo or Keith Moon or Al Jackson Jr.

Noise Annoys

The following is a conversation between my girlfriend Veronica and I about local musician Casey Golden's first solo album, which is self-titled.

Beyond the Blues

Adia Victoria says her debut album, Beyond The Bloodhounds, encapsulates her 20s, with all the restlessness, self-reflection and emotional expansiveness that suggests.

Know Your Product: Datsik

Canadian producer Troy Beetles, aka Datsik, has had one hell of a couple of years.

Vintage Vinyl

The Travelers “Spanish Moon” was released on three different labels, first on guitarist/songwriter Ron Story’s own Yellow Sand Records, then the Southern California-based Princess Records

Five Guys Walk Into a Bar …

Bill Elm talks the reformation of a bunch of dudes called Friends of Dean Martinez

Noise Annoys

I'm fairly lucky as far as local alt-weekly writers go. I get a fair amount of correspondence from readers and not all of it is angry.

Black Heart Procession

Hank Topless calls his music honkytonk countryblues, jamming it all together into two words, obliterating the spaces in between so what's left is its own new thing.

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Atlanta punk band The Coathangers might have formed as a joke for a local house party, but the level of cult success they're enjoying internationally is certainly nothing to scoff.

Press Darling

At 62, Stuart Leslie Goddard, is pretty spry for an old white guy.

Child of the ’70s: Bettye LaVette

Having released her first single when she all of 16 R&B singer Bettye LaVette has now been in the "industry" for more than half a century

Noise Annoys

The dictionary definition in Merriam Webster's of the word erudite is "having or showing knowledge that is gained by studying."

Know Your Product

Describing their sound as "dreamy, creamy indie grooves," The Rifle rose from a solo bedroom recording by singer/guitarist Nelene DeGuzman

Vintage Vinyl

Tucson had a very active music scene in the 1960s.

Take The Highway

There was a time after he'd moved from Tucson to Houston that Rich Hopkins thought of recruiting a new band, under the name My Way Or The Highway.

Noise Annoys

As we enter officially into the death throes of the 2010s, the trail of musical carnage we leave behind is such that, if this were a real life war, the losses and casualties would be too great to understand the original aim of the conflict.

Know Your Product: Pop Evil

North Muskegon, Michigan ain't exactly the hippest rock 'n' roll town in the world, or even that state.

Vintage Vinyl Tucson

"Scandal" b/w "Send-Di" by King Rock and the Knights, Zoom Records ZR-003, 1959 Same, Zoom Records ZR-005 1966

The Impossible World of Howe Gelb

Howe Gelb has spent years refining.

Noise Annoys

For many decades rock 'n' roll has followed a rather predictable trajectory: In the early part of any 10-year period, there's a creative breakthrough.

Know Your Product: Ace Frehley

A combination of covers and Kiss reworkings, the record features guest appearances from Slash, John5, Lita Ford, and former Kiss colleague Paul Stanley. The spaceman is coming to Tucson so, in anticipation, we asked Frehley to pick the top five albums (by others) that changed his life.

Real As It Gets: Lydia Loveless

Country-punk roustabout Lydia Loveless has packed more experience into her 26 years than many see in a lifetime.

Metal Injection

Love or loathe English metaltitans Iron Maiden, you can't deny the band's lasting legacy in the world of heavy metal, or even, um, rock 'n' roll sword 'n' sorcery play.

Noise Annoys

The trajectory of the grand closing of the DIY venue is tradition now, and it's cliche.

Know Your Product

Classical violinist-gone-rogue Samantha Bounkeua arrived in Tucson in 2012 by accident and was immediately adopted into the arts community.

Vintage Vinyl

Have you ever watched a live band and noticed the drums and bass in your left ear, the guitar and keyboards in your right ear, imaged in empty gymnasium like reverb?

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