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<p>Joan Jett duckwalking during her show Saturday at the Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway. The veteran rocker played through a set that included old hits and selections from her new recordings.</p>


Jan 22, 2014 10:08am
Many people, casual listeners, will immediately recognize her signature song, asking for one more...
<p>Nick Lowe, <em>Quality Street</em></p>


Dec 12, 2013 9:11am
Fueled by eggnog, we slogged through a host of new holiday albums dripping in seasonal...


Nov 27, 2013 5:23pm
CATE LE BONMug Museum (Witchita)Time has a way of changing your frame of reference.If...
<p><em>NO BLUES</em> by LOS CAMPESINOS!</p>


Updated: Dec 05, 2013 5:27pm
LOS CAMPESINOS!No Blues (Turnstile/Wichita)The life of a Los Campesinos! fan is as...

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<p>The Sand Dollar Lounge. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES.</p>

Another day, another Dollar: An iconic blues bar returns

Oct 17, 2012 6:19pm
Two weeks before these words were written, The Sand Dollar Blues Lounge was revived with the ceremonial lighting of its neon signage staring down Spring Mountain Road. Even though Lisa Drankiewicz-...
<p>Members of The Quitters participate in the Tough Mudder race.</p>

Punk band The Quitters run in Tough Mudder endurance event

Oct 10, 2012 9:06pm
There they stand, sunken into a wooden bullpen of Marines, personal trainers, waiters, while a hype man at the front of the pack prepares them for what’s to come. Ten miles. Twenty-five obstacles....
<p>Jesse Saunders, executive producer of the Pure House Music Festival. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES</p>

Dance music pioneer Jesse Saunders launches Pure House Music Festival against the trend-driven backdrop of the Strip

Updated: Oct 03, 2012 5:38pm
Jesse Saunders looks like a happy guy. When he’s not approaching friends and fans on the dance floor, he’s in the booth, presiding over the Sept. 23 DJ competition at Insert Coins, where all the...

‘I lost my mind’: Singer-songwriter Bobby Meader talks about the path to his debut album

Sep 12, 2012 4:47pm
We’re sitting in Bobby Meader’s house, Meader and I. We’re going to listen through his debut album, We Are the Blues We Write, the only album he’s made in his life, to figure out what it’s about. And...

Battle fatigue: The Killers fail to match their bravado on album No. 4

Updated: Sep 19, 2012 4:57pm
It’s been awhile since Brandon Flowers has said something stupid.In the promotion of Hot Fuss, and even during the release of Sam’s Town, The Killers’ frontman amassed all sorts of publicity dissing...
Ted Rader of the Mad Caps performs at the Cosmopolitan Pool. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES

Review: Dude City and The Mad Caps Aug. 30 at The Boulevard Pool

Sep 05, 2012 5:19pm
The most detectable difference we saw Thursday evening, when local quartet Dude City paired up with Seattle transplants/honorary locals The Mad Caps at the Cosmopolitan’s BLVD Social Club promo at...
<p>Ty Segall</p>

Neon Reverb: Here’s what you shouldn’t miss.

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 2:38pm
Ty SegallLast time we heard from Ty Segall he’d just released the soft, singer-songwritery-by-contrast Goodbye Bread, returned from an international tour and couldn’t get Motorhead out of his mind....
<p>Miguel Martinez, left, and Daniel Rodriguez of Close to Modern at the Beauty Bar</p>

Local band Close to Modern makes a killer new EP

Aug 29, 2012 9:05pm
On a hot March afternoon, Close to Modern plays for — we’re not exaggerating — five people. Two are there for them specifically. Two are sound guys. One is Carson Daly. They’re all sweating profusely...
<p>The Dirty Hooks, from left, Anthony Ratto, Jenine Cali and Bobby McCall. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES</p>

Being new again: Music scene vets form The Dirty Hooks

Updated: Aug 30, 2012 8:02am
It’s early in the afternoon, and The Dirty Hooks are nestled into the back couches at Yayo Taco. They’ve never been here before. Not to eat the incredible tacos, which two of them are doing right now...
<p>Ministry of Love; singer Meg Vitale is second from left</p>

Ministry of Love to continue with big show despite singer’s illness

Aug 15, 2012 4:58pm
Ministry of Love to continue with big show despite singer’s illnessBy Mike PrevattIf you’ve held off thus far on seeing Ministry of Love play, or include yourself among its fans, its Friday show is a...