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  • Lyme Lyte Thursdays

    published August 14, 2008

    Whenever we're out surveying some of the more ostentatious and showy nightspots that make up P-town's club scene, the lyrics from that Finger... More >>

  • What’s Selling: Revolver Records

    published Aug 12, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman It’s a damn shame that in a city the size of Phoenix (the fifth largest in the nation last we checked) there’s a real dearth of cool independent music stores. But, hey, at ... More >>

  • What's Selling: Circles Records & Tapes

    published Aug 07, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Here’s a list of what’s been selling at Circles Records & Tapes (800 North Central Avenue in Phoenix). 1. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III (Cash Money) 2. Suga Free, Sunday Sc... More >>

  • Brag Kings

    published August 7, 2008

    If nothing else, the members of Tucson indie rock outfit seemingly have an endless supply of confidence in their sound. How do we know this? Just... More >>

  • The Crystal Method

    published August 7, 2008

    It's been more than a decade since the blockbuster electronica duo of Ken Johnson and Scott Kirkland (a.k.a. The Crystal Method) broke out... More >>

  • Groove Candy's big move

    published July 31, 2008

    If you're planning to head to The Door in Tempe to hang out at Groove Candy this coming Hump Day, a minor course correction is in order,... More >>

  • What’s Selling: East Side Records

    published Jul 29, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman It always takes some dexterity to maneuver through the cramped aisles of the seemingly closet-sized East Side Records, 217 West University Drive in Tempe. But believe us, a lit... More >>

  • The Other Big Party

    published July 24, 2008

    Believe it or not, P-town peeps, but there are plenty of other events going on this weekend besides that certain championship football game on... More >>

  • Party Foul! Fridays

    published July 24, 2008

    Life apparently goes on for the DJs of the recently closed nightspot Glam. Not only is Faux Show founder Jared Alan hunting for a new home for his... More >>

  • What's Selling: Stinkweeds Record Exchange

    published Jul 22, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman This week’s list of the top 10 best-selling albums at local music stores comes from Kimber Lanning’s indie emporium, Stinkweeds Record Exchange, 12 West Camelback Road. Her... More >>

  • Fixed-gear fanaticism rolls into the PHX

    published July 24, 2008

    It's nearly midnight on a Saturday in late May, and 50 strong are lined up behind the waist-high brick wall surrounding the Marquee Theatre's... More >>

  • What’s Selling: Zia Record Exchange in Chandler

    published Jul 16, 2008

    Here’s the top 10 best-selling albums for Zia Record Exchange, 1940 West Chandler Boulevard in Chandler, for the week of July 7 to 13. 1. Beck, Modern Guilt (Geffen) 2. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III ... More >>

  • The Dark Knight

    published July 17, 2008

    Summertime ain't a dead time as far as the local rave scene is concerned. The particular all-hours party that we're going to be swooping into will... More >>

  • It Came From YouTube: Covers by Local Bands

    published Jul 12, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Don’t know about y’all, but I really dig it when bands whip out a cover or two during their live gigs. Whether it’s a song the band normally apes (like the Dead Kennedy... More >>

  • Make the Switch

    published July 10, 2008

    We were surfing through DJ Tranzit's impressive-looking MySpace page the other day, and besides being amused by the house music maestro's... More >>

  • What's Selling: Circles Records & Tapes

    published Jul 08, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Here’s a list of what’s been selling at Circles Records & Tapes (800 North Central Avenue in Phoenix) for the Week of June 30 to June 6: 1. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III (Ca... More >>

  • Switch Wednesdays

    published July 10, 2008

    We were surfing through DJ Tranzit's impressive-looking MySpace page (www.myspace.com/tranzit) the... More >>

  • It Came From YouTube: Killer concerts you missed out on

    published Jul 02, 2008

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  • 'Scuse Us While We Kiss the Ska

    published July 3, 2008

    It may come as a shock, but Arizona has something of a vibrant ska scene. Granted, it’s not as expansive or off-the-chain as our state’s... More >>

  • Gonna Make You Sweet

    published July 3, 2008

    With House M.D., American Idol, and Dancing With the Stars on hiatus until the fall, your Tuesday nights have pretty much been free... More >>

  • Peter Hook

    published July 3, 2008

    There's an infamous video on YouTube of iconic Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook "DJing" at Serbia's EXIT festival in 2006.... More >>

  • What’s Selling: Rockzone Records

    published Jul 01, 2008

    By Benjamin Leatherman Rockzone Records, 1721 East Warner Road in Tempe, isn’t your typical music store. It’s more of a haven for vinyl junkies like our music columnist Steve Jansen, who prefer t... More >>

  • Chamber Made

    published June 26, 2008

    While most of the Valley’s various symphony orchestras have gone on hiatus for the summer, the monthly Downtown Chamber Series manages to... More >>

  • Rabid Test

    published June 26, 2008

    There are a few things you won’t see at a Heaven & Hell Wrestling event: blockbuster pyrotechnics, thousands of fans, and such superstars... More >>

  • Farewell gigs

    published June 26, 2008

    What is with local DJs blowing this burg after getting some renown? DJs Dirty Dave and Denny Le Nimh (of Hot Pink! fame) both did it, as did... More >>

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