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  • Kama Suture

    published June 16, 2005

    SAT 6/18Valley metal band Eroticide believes the fastest way to a woman's heart is through her ribcage. The band swears that "God made... More >>

  • Shilling an Arab

    published June 16, 2005

    MON 6/20Vince McMahon has no shame. Throughout the existence of World Wrestling Entertainment (and its previous incarnations), the... More >>

  • Man Show

    published June 9, 2005

    6/10-6/12Michaleen Kringle describes the "Big Boys & Their Toys" Arizona Men's Expo, which she's... More >>

  • On Porpoise

    published June 2, 2005

    FRI 6/3Andrew Lockwood discovered he wasn't the performer he fancied himself as part of the local bands Velveteen Dream and the... More >>

  • Raging Machine

    published June 2, 2005

    FRI 6/3Dear Cubicle Drone,We are pleased with your interest in The Raethier Corp and our latest event, Corposition, at 6... More >>

  • Hippie Hippie Shake

    published June 2, 2005

    6/3-6/4Most of us can't chalk up our blunders to "all the drugs we did in the '60s." Deadheads under the age of 50 have had to... More >>

  • After Midnight

    published June 2, 2005

    Talk about the heat of the night. The prevailing wisdom here in the Valley has long been that come 2 a.m., when bartenders turn off the taps... More >>

  • NeverLAN

    published May 19, 2005

    WED 5/25Face facts, game junkies, everyone's gotten tired of your bragging. Whether it's disgruntled friends -- weary from getting... More >>

  • Digital Underground

    published May 19, 2005

    It's a warm Tuesday evening in May, and Aaron Rosen is chilling on the outdoor patio at Three Roots Coffee House in Tempe, demonstrating his... More >>

  • The Dork Side

    published May 12, 2005

    It's a dark time for the Phoenix Fan Force. Although the local cadre of sci-fi superfreaks is hyperspaced for the impending release of Star... More >>

  • Lords of the Rink

    published May 5, 2005

    It's do-or-die time for Seth Riveras, as the 14-year-old plummets down one of Phoenix Skate Park's six-foot bankramps on his skateboard, blasting... More >>

  • New Found Glory

    published May 5, 2005

    Dear Chad Gilbert, It's with a heavy heart that we request you cease all involvement with your side project, Hazen Street, because of... More >>

  • Flesh for Fantasy

    published April 28, 2005

    It's a good thing Aaron Coleman is thick-skinned. After all, the 32-year-old tattoo artist's pugnacious pelt has not only been punished by... More >>

  • Big MAC

    published April 21, 2005

    4/22-4/23 Some things are worth the wait -- like, for instance, the Mesa Arts Center. After nearly five decades of false starts, failed... More >>

  • Fishbone

    published April 14, 2005

    Here's something for a future episode of Behind the Music: the alt-scene diehards of Fishbone. The band's certainly followed the show's... More >>

  • Koko Puffs

    published April 7, 2005

    4/8-4/29 It's not easy being a queen; just ask Doug Loynd. "There's pain involved in being in drag," says the 41-year-old actor.... More >>

  • Icon Game

    published April 7, 2005

    4/9-5/11 When 17-year-old Mountain Pointe High School student Erika Vogt-Nilsen entered a graphically designed image of an evil-looking... More >>

  • The Killers

    published April 7, 2005

    If you find the haughty high jinks of British pop bands -- Pulp, Oasis, Blur, et al. -- overly bothersome, it stands to reason you'd be annoyed by... More >>

  • Word of Mouth

    published March 31, 2005

    FRI 4/1 Get your ears spanked when the thick whip of verbal science comes crashing down Friday, April 1, at the PHiX gallery, 1113... More >>

  • Slipknot

    published March 31, 2005

    Backstage at some nameless arena, the freakishly masked thrash-metal terrorists of Slipknot conduct their traditional pre-concert confab: "We... More >>

  • Yay for Neigh

    published March 24, 2005

    SAT 3/26 How do you make a guy think about horses while watching nude cabaret? "Well, that's not really the point," says Janie Wiseman,... More >>

  • The Man Show

    published March 24, 2005

    Call it the naked truth. Although depictions of the bare-assed male form throughout history have always had more than a hint of homosexuality... More >>

  • Wing Ding

    published March 17, 2005

    SAT 3/19 Grandpa's been acting kookier than normal lately, whistling "Pennsylvania 6-5000" to himself, and doing a solo Charleston in... More >>

  • Super Swingers

    published March 10, 2005

    3/14-3/20 We may be saucy spectators at the FBR Open, but LPGA golfer and Phoenix resident Carin Koch says she's never had any... More >>

  • Riot Squad

    published March 3, 2005

    SUN 3/6 The revolution will be televised -- if, that is, you happen to be at Thought Crime, 1019 North Central, on Sunday, March... More >>

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