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2008 Stories by Benjamin Leatherman

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  • The Death-Defying Strongman

    published September 25, 2008

    Don "Hollywood" Yates isn't someone you wanna mess with. Boasting a fearsome countenance and muscle-bound physique, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound badass... More >>

  • The Madame of Modification

    published September 25, 2008

    Dani Danger ain't shy about discussing the body modifications she's endured over the years. The outgoing, tattooed-and-pierced 25-year-old eagerly... More >>

  • Electrostatic

    published September 25, 2008

    Looks like the DJ freakazoids behind Electrostatic have found a new home for their popular weekly dance night, formerly hosted at the... More >>

  • The Beach is Back

    published September 25, 2008

    If victory is a drug, then Kerri Walsh must be a hardcore addict. After all, the 6-foot-3 professional beach-volleyball player has amassed more... More >>

  • Nerdstock

    published September 25, 2008

    Hardcore World of Warcraft players creep us out. Most resemble Harry Knowles (of Ain’t It Cool News fame) and spend every... More >>

  • Point/Counterpoint: Beck and MGMT at Dodge Theatre on Monday, September 22

    published Sep 23, 2008

    By Martin Cizmar and Benjamin Leatherman Photos by Luke Holwerda Beck Hansen, live in Phoenix. See more shots in our Beck and MGMT slideshow. Music Editor Martin Cizmar and Clubs Editor Benjamin Le... More >>

  • What's Selling: Zia Records in Tempe

    published Sep 17, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Classes are back in session at ASU, so its only natural that sales have been brisk lately at Tempe’s Zia Records location, 105 West University Drive (or at least that’s wha... More >>

  • DJ Nicky Flores

    published September 18, 2008

    Gourmandizers of punk and rockabilly vinyl would be more than a little jealous at the sight of Nicky Flores' record collection. Why?... More >>

  • The Lost Art of the Concert Poster

    published Sep 11, 2008

    By Martin Cizmar So, hey there, I’m Martin, the new Music Editor here at New Times. It’s Thursday, when Niki usually does her Flier of the Week but, I gotta say, I’m not feeling a lot of the l... More >>

  • Requiem for a Super Featherweight

    published September 11, 2008

    Juanito Garcia is on the rebound. Earlier this year, the 21-year-old Valley boxer (pictured) had a perfect 14-0 career record and the WBC’s... More >>

  • Whip Lounge

    published September 11, 2008

    Maybe it's just us, but the stale Mill Avenue nightlife scene has been in dire need of a shake-up recently. We've grown somewhat bored with the... More >>

  • What's Selling: Revolver Records

    published Sep 09, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Revolver Records, 4214 North Seventh Avenue, just recently celebrated its first anniversary, so we figured the best way to fete the music store and its owner TJ Jordan would be... More >>

  • Steven Strange and Mike Red unleash Television Noir this weekend

    published September 11, 2008

    Stephen Strange and Mike Red look kinda tired. It's only natural, given that the two have been working around the clock since May on... More >>

  • Dino-myte!

    published September 4, 2008

    You might’ve seen DJ Dino (a.k.a. Denard Webb) rocking the decks with dirty electro tracks last weekend at the Lovestruck party in downtown... More >>

  • What's Selling: Circles Records & Tapes

    published Sep 02, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Hip-hop and R&B are king at Circles Records & Tapes, 800 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, as evidenced by the store's top 10 best sellers for the week of August 25-31. Here's... More >>

  • DJ Dino

    published September 4, 2008

    You might've seen DJ Dino (a.k.a. Denard Webb) rocking the decks with dirty electro tracks last weekend at the Lovestruck party in downtown... More >>

  • “It’s Armageddon Outside!”: Andrew Jackson Jihad at the Trunk Space on Thursday, August 28

    published Aug 29, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman The power was off, but the party was on at the Trunk Space. Better than: Watching Colorstore in the middle of a hurricane. “Holy shit! What the hell is going on outside!... More >>

  • What's Selling: Stinkweeds Record Exchange

    published Aug 27, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman A crafty collection of alt-rockers and indie scene darlings make up this week’s edition of What’s Selling, which comes by way of Kimber Lanning’s long-running Valley musi... More >>

  • Funk Shui

    published August 28, 2008

    We've always thought Geisha A Go Go, 7150 East Sixth Avenue in Scottsdale, was a pretty fly place, as the Tokyo-style bar and lounge boasts such... More >>

  • Rock Revue: Hollywood Alley's "20 Years of Rock" party

    published Aug 25, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman The crowd of Hollywood Alley fans who gathered for the show. See more shots in our slideshow. I know I’m probably going to take some shit for saying this, but Hollywood All... More >>

  • It Came From YouTube: Isaac Hayes’ Phoenix connection

    published Aug 21, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Black Moses, 1942-2008. RIP. The Grim Reaper’s had something of a hard-on for African-American is the entertainment industry as of late. In the past few weeks, death incarn... More >>

  • Blood, Sweat, and Beers

    published August 21, 2008

    It’s the summer of 1988 and the Valley’s music scene is ruled by such venues as Edsel’s Attic, the Sun Club, Long Wong’s,... More >>

  • DJ Seduce

    published August 21, 2008

    It's going to be something of a busy weekend for DJ Seduce. The Valley's mixmaster maestro of bossa nova basslines and jazzy globe-trotting... More >>

  • What's Selling: Zia Records in Phoenix

    published Aug 19, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman This week’s version of “What’s Selling” focuses on the central Phoenix location of Zia Record Exchange, 1940 West Indian School Road. The store’s list of top 10 best-... More >>

  • It Came From YouTube: Danzig gets Decked

    published Aug 13, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Let mortal kombat begin. It was announced recently that Danzig will be heading back to the Valley this November as a part of the “Blackest of the Black Tour,” which also... More >>

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