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  • Giligin's Vile

    published January 5, 2006

    If you had a tough time keeping that shot of Cuervo down, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Imagine if it was a dram of Tabasco sauce or fish oil.... More >>

  • Rocket Men

    published May 25, 2006

    Mondays are quite the bitch. Not only are there four gruelingly tortuous workdays ahead of you, but there’s nothing but summer reruns on the... More >>

  • Punk Junkies

    published December 14, 2006

    You won’t be singing The Ramones' “Blitzkrieg Bop” during Punk Rock Karaoke. Nor will you belt out Black Flag’s... More >>

  • Hairy Tale

    published November 16, 2006

    Throughout human history, wigs have benefited mankind. The ancient Egyptians donned them to shield their melons from the sunshine, France’s... More >>

  • Your License to Chill

    published December 28, 2006

    Aspirin? Check. Killer threads? Solid. Bail money? Sho'nuff. Sounds like you're fully locked and loaded to get your New Year's Eve freak on,... More >>

  • Hell's Bells

    published December 28, 2006

    Y'all might be going to some fancy-ass party or hipster hootenanny on Sunday, December 31, but as for us, we're going to Hell. More specifically,... More >>

  • Tom VandenAvond

    published December 28, 2006

    Tom VandenAvond embodies everything that makes alt-country awesome. He's got a surly, drank-too-much-last-night-and-now-I-gotta-perform attitude,... More >>

  • Skanking to the Oldies

    published December 28, 2006

    Imitation is most definitely the sincerest form of flattery. For a perfect example, look no further than local ska group The 2 Tone Lizard Kings.... More >>

  • Winter Night's Scene

    published December 21, 2006

    Aspirin? Check. Killer threads? Solid. Bail money? Sho'nuff. Sounds like you're fully locked and loaded to get your New Year's Eve freak on,... More >>

  • Mary X-Mas

    published December 21, 2006

    Holy holiday hangover! All that extra Christmastime candy, booze, and other sweet treats are gonna head straight for your soon-to-be-gigantic... More >>

  • Jerry Casale

    published December 14, 2006

    There's seemingly been a serious case of Retro Fever gripping the PHX as of late. In recent weeks, a throng of '70s and '80s superstars have... More >>

  • Spliff

    published December 7, 2006

    Downtown Phoenix seems to be a ginormous cluster-fuck of urban progress these days. Between the massive mess of light-rail construction and a few... More >>

  • Faggot

    published December 7, 2006

    Fuck amps that go to 11 — Tim Carroll lives life with the volume ratcheted up to 20. The 48-year-old gay vocalist for Minneapolis punk... More >>

  • Naked Wednesdays

    published November 30, 2006

    When DJ Astonish isn't busy dropping the hip-hop hotness over Valley airwaves every Saturday night from 9 to 11 on KISS-FM 104.7, the banging... More >>

  • Paul Oakenfold

    published November 23, 2006

    Is there anything that Paul Oakenfold hasn't done? The London-born wax worker has been dubbed the world's most successful DJ (per... More >>

  • Vex*a*tion

    published November 16, 2006

    It's no secret the devilish dance demons of Sadisco hate Tranzylvania. Besides nursing a grudge over how an overzealous bouncer at the popular... More >>

  • Shimmy at Trax

    published November 9, 2006

    Damn, Diosa's sure got some mad DJ skills. The punky female turntablist, who got into the scratching-and-spinning biz after witnessing a... More >>

  • Jello Shots

    published November 9, 2006

    As you read this, the National Security Agency has probably been monitoring your phone calls, while the Department of Homeland Security peruses... More >>

  • Kandieland III

    published November 2, 2006

    Remember Candy Land? You know, that ultra-vibrant and ultra-enjoyable confection-laced board game that dominated your childhood and sent you on a... More >>

  • Djentrification and Peso One

    published October 26, 2006

    If you've been wondering why all the cool obscure vinyl from places like Eastside Records and Tracks in Wax has disappeared lately, chances are... More >>

  • A Series of Unfortunately Cool Events

    published October 19, 2006

    Listen up, P-Town peeps. When it comes to holidays, Halloween is the shizzle. What other day on the calendar allows you to transform yourself into... More >>

  • Pretty Vacant!

    published October 19, 2006

    As if he wasn't already busy enough running the ultra-popular Shake! on Saturdays at The Rogue East, DJ William Fucking Reed is kicking off... More >>

  • Seedy Release

    published October 19, 2006

    Face it, drummers don't get much respect. There's an overabundance of easily quoted jokes illustrating this fact, usually underlining surly... More >>

  • Bloodfest 2

    published October 12, 2006

    Remember Quentin Tarantino's sensational revenge flick Kill Bill Vol. 1, particularly when the Texas Rangers happened upon the gory,... More >>

  • Underground Thursdays

    published October 5, 2006

    Although temperatures might be cooling down with the onset of fall here in the PHX, San Francisco's DJ Jacaranda and the flame-flinging freaks of... More >>

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