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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding live

    Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding has been a yearly affair in Phoenix for 17 years. Sheryl Cooper reminisced as she remembered it being conceived in the Cooper’s kitchen 20 years ago, “We always have and continue to have a love for teenagers.“ The annual event is a charity function that funds The...
  • Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Molly Kate Kestner

    Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Molly Kate Kestner

    Molly Kate Kestner may be 20 years old but her music spans generations with it’s deep rooted life lessons spoken through her lyrics. Tackling major topics such as bullying and mental illness - Kestner’s soulfulness springs through each song’s message of hope. Kestner will be bringing her incredible...
  • Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: John Splithoff

    Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: John Splithoff

    The multi-faceted musical stylings of John Splithoff will grace the stage at the sixth installment of the BBVA Music Sessions on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in Phoenix at The Park Bar (3 S 2nd Street). With his first single, “Sing to You”, racking up over 28 million streams on Spotify - Splithoff is quickly...
  • Watch: Nine Inch Nails kicked off tour by playing 'Broken' in its entirety

    Watch: Nine Inch Nails kicked off tour by playing 'Broken' in its entirety

    Industrial band Nine Inch Nails may be on the road promoting new EP Bad Witch, but fans got a treat when the tour started with their Broken EP. The band opened their first show of the Cold and Black and Infinite Tour in Phoenix Thursday night by playing the 1992 EP in its entirety, making it the...
  • Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker undergoes hand surgery

    Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker undergoes hand surgery

    The Phoenix Suns announced that star shooting guard Devin Booker recently underwent surgery to repair the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand. According to the team, the injury will sideline Booker for six weeks. This is not a new injury to the Suns’ star. He missed the final 12 games...
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    Photos: 5 things you didn’t know about the Gin Blossoms

    The Gin Blossoms made the first stop of their Mixed Reality tour with Big Head Todd and the Monsters in Tucson at the AVA Amphitheatre on Sept. 6. Gin Blossoms have been a major musical force in the business since the early 90’s. They recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of their...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to experience Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang live

    One of the most anticipated concerts of the summer season in Phoenix was the Buddy Guy/Jonny Lang show at the Celebrity Theatre on Aug.17. Both of these blues legends gave Phoenix jaw-dropping sets filled with incredible guitar work that would please the most finicky blues or rock connoisseur on the...
  • Terry Bozzio with world's largest tuned drum set

    Drummer Terry Bozzio returning to MIM in Phoenix for show with the world's largest tuned drum set

    Many fans attending a Terry Bozzio concert are likely to think “Wow!” even before Bozzio steps on stage. Bozzio plays a drum set that has more than 100 pieces, and the kit has the distinction of being the world’s largest tuned drum set. These days Terry’s show is a one-man affair, but he has...
  • Phoenix Suns make Deandre Ayton first-overall pick

    Phoenix Suns make Deandre Ayton first-overall pick

    The Phoenix Suns officially solidified a vision for their future, as they made Arizona big man Deandre Ayton the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.  Ayton has the ability to guard out on the perimeter, which will serve him well in today’s NBA. He can score inside and knock down midrange jumpers, as...
  • Phoenix Suns plan on keeping No. 1 pick

    Phoenix Suns plan on keeping No. 1 pick

    With just two teams left competing for the NBA championship, 28 organizations have started to prepare for the draft. The most important team in this process is the Phoenix Suns, as they won the Draft Lottery and the right to select first overall come June 21. With the first pick comes the most...
  • Top 10 best Phoenix Suns players ever

    Top 10 best Phoenix Suns players ever

    The Phoenix Suns are in the midst of a rebuilding plan, centered around star guard Devin Booker. For him to lead the Suns back to contention, he’ll need to follow in the footsteps of several great players. As the team prepares to take the next step in their youth movement, we look back at the 1...
  • Best concerts and shows in Phoenix and Prescott for St. Patrick's Day 2018

    Best concerts and shows in Phoenix and Prescott for St. Patrick's Day 2018

    In the middle of the desert sits the suburban mega-sprawl of Phoenix, and within this mass of development lies one of the best party atmospheres in the Southwest. From downtown to Scottsdale, from Mesa to Prescott, the Phoenix metropolitan area will be lit for St. Patrick’s Day. Along with the bars...
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    5 reasons to see Styx live

    The legendary progressive-rock band, Styx, is on tour again this spring. The band is well known for their four consecutive certified multi-platinum albums starting in 1977 with The Grand Illusion. The band has changed members over the years, but Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” Young, and Chuck Panozzo are...
  • Free family-friendly events in Phoenix and Prescott for St. Patrick's Day 2018

    Free family-friendly events in Phoenix and Prescott for St. Patrick's Day 2018

      St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated with parades and family-friendly events in Phoenix and Prescott, AZ. Kids and adults will have fun enjoying Irish music and live entertainment at St. Patrick’s Day events in 2018. St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17 @ 10 a.m. Phoenix, AZ 85003 The St. Patrick’s...
  • Interview: Styx's Ricky Phillips talks new tour, recent album, and life on the road

    Interview: Styx's Ricky Phillips talks new tour, recent album, and life on the road

    Classic rock legends, Styx, are wrapping up a residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas with Don Felder of Eagles fame. They will embark on a tour within two weeks that will include a stop at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre on Feb. 22. AXS was able to catch up with bassist Ricky Phillips for a candid...
  • Interview: A chat with pop singer Alex Aiono

    Interview: A chat with pop singer Alex Aiono

    Alex Aiono gets so many views per day on his YouTube channel (one million) that there’s a pretty good chance you have watched one of his videos today. And you may have seen the young pop star in concert recently too; Aiono just wrapped-up his first headlining tour. Aiono came to prominence with a...
  • Interview: Sabaton bassist Pär Sundström talks about metal band's war-themed lyrics

    Interview: Sabaton bassist Pär Sundström talks about metal band's war-themed lyrics

    The old adage is right; war is hell. But stories about war? That’s something completely different, as the millions of fans of Swedish melodic metal band Sabaton will tell you. Sabaton has made a career, going on two decades now, of writing and performing songs about war and warriors. And since the...
  • Adam Ant stands and delivers the hits at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix

    Adam Ant stands and delivers the hits at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix

    Adam Ant’s “Anthems: The Singles Tour 2018” stopped at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix Jan. 28, where the New Wave darling played a generous selection of hits and favorites like “Stand and Deliver,” a cut that hit #1 on the charts in 1981 in Adam’s native United Kingdom. As they were throughout the...
  • Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan among headliners for Country Thunder Arizona Music Festival

    Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan among headliners for Country Thunder Arizona Music Festival

    Country music fans are gearing up for this year’s four Country Thunder Music Festivals, the first of which takes place April 5-8 in Florence, Arizona. Announced as headliners for the event are Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Cole Swindell. Aldean has just released a new single called “You...
  • Styx tour will include an intimate show at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix

    Styx tour will include an intimate show at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix

    Classic rock hitmakers Styx will kick-off a three-month American tour in mid-January and they’ll be joined at various points in the tour by REO Speedwagon and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. Accordingly, the band will be playing big venues like the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, Verizon Arena in...
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