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  • Breaking Up with Breakbeats

    published October 23, 2008

    Like the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. So even though it'll break their hearts to see it go, the DJs of the Salacious Beat... More >>

  • Hairy Tale

    published October 23, 2008

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

  • Who's Your Papa?

    published October 30, 2008

    Stephen Strange should teach a class in time management. Not only does the local freakazoid co-produce the hilariously whacked Television... More >>

  • Race War

    published October 30, 2008

    We aren’t allowed to tell you about Dagger Deathrace II. In fact, organizers would probably prefer it if you weren’t reading this,... More >>

  • Sunday, Bloody Sunday

    published October 23, 2008

    Chris Jericho is quite the cad. In recent months, the villainous World Wrestling Entertainment icon has decked another man’s wife, cheated... More >>

  • Fat's Breaks Final Night

    published October 23, 2008

    Like the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. So even though it'll break their hearts to see it go, the DJs of the Salacious Beat... More >>

  • Night Frights

    published October 23, 2008

    Life's been pretty damn scary lately. Between the double-fisted drama of the über-contentious race for the White House and the roller... More >>

  • Big Time

    published October 16, 2008

    We've said it before and we'll gladly say it again: Andy Herrera (a.k.a. Big Latin) is one of the hardest-working cats in the P-town DJ and dance... More >>

  • New Classicals

    published October 16, 2008

    Based out of Chicago, this groundbreaking Grammy-winning sextet presents an entertaining program of contemporary classical music entitled The... More >>

  • King Pong

    published October 16, 2008

    Here’s the sitch: You and your partner have managed to vanquish friend and foe alike at the alcohol-fueled bar sport of beer pong. The boys... More >>

  • DJ Dan, DJ Hixxy, & LAZRtag

    published October 16, 2008

    Hope you're in the mood to shake a tail feather this weekend, as the PHX is being invaded by a trio of top-shelf EDM talent. SoCal house... More >>

  • Living Legened

    published October 9, 2008

    Sign number one of Dennis Rowland's renown: he's got an entry on Wikipedia. Sign number two: he used to perform with Count Basie. Sign number... More >>

  • Hell on Earth

    published October 9, 2008

    Santa, forgive us for saying this, but screw Christmas. In our opinion, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. And since the haunted... More >>

  • It Came From YouTube: Black Flag’s 1982 Phoenix Gig

    published Oct 09, 2008

    A long-haired Henry Rollins (circa 1983) sings with Black Flag in Tucson. Photo by Ed Arnaud. I was fortunate enough to attend Henry Rollins’ incredible spoken word gig last night at the Marquee T... More >>

  • Festival of Frugality

    published October 9, 2008

    Dunno if y’all heard the news, but the economy’s kinda in the toilet. Majorly. So much so that what little money you have for leisure... More >>

  • Kings Of Leon’s New Album And Leonard Cohen's Old Albums Are What's Selling Big-Time At Hoodlums New Store

    published Oct 07, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Much like the mythical bird from which our ‘burg draws its name, popular record store Hoodlums has risen – quite literally – from the ashes. As Steve Jansen wrote in this... More >>

  • Diablo II

    published October 9, 2008

    Santa, forgive us for saying this, but screw Christmas. In our opinion, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. And since the haunted... More >>

  • Okkervil River, Calexico, Damien Jurado, and Giant Sand Are Just Some Of What’s Selling At Stinkweeds Record Exchange

    published Sep 26, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Kimber Lanning's Stinkweeds Record Exchange, 12 West Camelback Road, specializes in indie and alt-rock music, so it’s only natural that the store’s Top 10 best-selling al... More >>

  • The She-Jay of 1,000 Tracks

    published September 25, 2008

    Andrea Silkey is obsessed with the quality of her music mixes. Every week, the 31-year-old DJ (who's also know as Sonique des Fleurs)... More >>

  • The Maestro of the Magic World

    published September 25, 2008

    Victor Gade's charisma is no illusion. The affable Argentina-born magician, 59, has a constant twinkle in his eye and suave smile on his face,... More >>

  • The Soaring Soviet Sweetie

    published September 25, 2008

    Oksana Kroshkina's background is as intriguing as her alluring Russian accent. The 31-year-old Soviet-born beauty spent almost a decade... More >>

  • The High-Voltage Madman

    published September 25, 2008

    Barry Schwartz is a wired guy. Jittery and manic, the overly hyper artist sounds as though he's practically plugged into the wall as he... More >>

  • The Kitschy King of Camp

    published September 25, 2008

    Paul Wilson's had more than a few obsessions in his day. In fact, the über-eccentric artist's spent a lifetime indulging his... More >>

  • The Hyperactive Human Spider

    published September 25, 2008

    Travis Mesman engages in a nonstop battle with gravity. At 34, the dancer and movement artist wages his war against the invisible adversary during... More >>

  • The Outrageously Odd Couple

    published September 25, 2008

    If ever there was an embodiment of Phoenix's weirder side, then Stephen Strange and Sahar Mitchell are it, and proud to be. He's a... More >>

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