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  • 10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Free Freakfests, Steamcroween, and REM
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    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Free Freakfests, Steamcroween, and REM

    published Oct 23, 2009

    ​While next week gonna be packed wall-to-wall with Halloween events aplenty -- from vampire parties to dire deathraces -- this weekend ain't too shabby when it comes to things to see and do. Dos Eq... More >>

  • Recipe: Rhythm & Blues From Rhythm Room

    published Oct 23, 2009

    ​The Rhythm Room has built a reputation over the past two decades as the Valley's premier destination to hear the best in rootsy, down-home music like the blues, Americana, and rockabilly. But what... More >>

  • Gym Class Heroes Headline ASU's Homecoming Concert This Wednesday
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    Gym Class Heroes Headline ASU's Homecoming Concert This Wednesday

    published Oct 23, 2009

    ​Arizona State University's Programming and Activities Board must've had a major bankroll at its disposal for this year's homecoming week (which starts tomorrow) since the student-run organizations ... More >>

  • Bon Jovi Comes To Glendale on February 24

    published Oct 22, 2009

    ​If this week's U2 stadium show didn't slake your thirst for overblown artists from yesteryear, the coming weeks and months will undoubtedly satisfy your cravings for throwback acts: KISS is on thei... More >>

  • The Pogues in 140 Characters or Less

    published Oct 22, 2009

    ​Thanks to the stream-of-consciousness immediacy that is Twitter, its possible to get a glimpse into the thought processes of many an Internet user. Witness the progressions of Pete Icke's opinions... More >>

  • Concert Review: The Pogues More Than Justify A $60 Ticket Price

    published Oct 22, 2009

    ​"Tell me why people are willing to pay $60 to see an old fucking Irish punk band." This was the mandate that was handed down by music editor Martin Cizmar when I mentioned my desire to review last... More >>

  • Behind the Bar: Mona Watkins at Rhythm Room

    published Oct 22, 2009

    Like any bartending pro, Mona Watkins has a cadre of regulars and knows their preferred poison by heart. Thing is, a good chunk of her return customers are bit more noteworthy than your garden-variety... More >>

  • Tonight: Vice Magazine Throws The Desert Bender Party

    published Oct 21, 2009

    Let it never be said that there's never anything rad to do in Phoenix, especially since there's an overabundance of awesome events going down this evening. Not only are Shane MacGowan and the Pogues ... More >>

  • The Return of Jello

    published October 22, 2009

    Old punks never die, they just reunite with their former bandmates and start touring again. Just like The Zeroes, the Subhumans, Agent Orange, and... More >>

  • The Kickback

    published October 22, 2009

    How's this for a lazy Sunday-afternoon experience? Hang out with Power 98.3 personality Karlie Hustle and the hottie divas of the Fresh Fiends on... More >>

  • Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

    published October 22, 2009

    Old punks never die, they just reunite with their former bandmates and start touring again. Just like The Zeroes, the Subhumans, Agent Orange, and... More >>

  • Tonight: Will.i.am DJs At Axis/Radius

    published Oct 20, 2009

    ​We're willing to wager that a chunk of the 60,000 plus bodies that will be cramming into University of Phoenix Stadium tonight will be there specifically to watch opening act the Black Eyed Peas i... More >>

  • Howl At The Moon Piano Bar Opens Tonight in Old Town Scottsdale

    published Oct 16, 2009

    ​The peeps in Tempe have one, as do the folks over in Glendale. And starting tonight, Scottsdale gets its own version as well. We're talking piano bars, that curious kinda club where the wanna-... More >>

  • DJ Dossier: Sol Martinez

    published Oct 16, 2009

    Did y'all know at 17 what you wanted to be when you grew up? Not many people do, fumbling around different career paths until they decided (or settle) on a job. Sol Martinez was not one of those t... More >>

  • 10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Sugar Thieves, Trunk Killers, and Axe-Men

    published Oct 16, 2009

    ​While the jury's still out over whether or not downtown Phoenix's music scene is "ovah," our city's core appears to be alive and well when it comes to culture. Need some proof to back up that state... More >>

  • The Surfside IV Wanna Lei You This Weekend

    published Oct 16, 2009

    ​Did you happen to miss out on last weekend's uproarious Tiki Throwdown at Tempe's Yucca Tap Room? Still hoping to get lei'd? Then local band The Surfside IV have a deal for you. They're gonna be i... More >>

  • Mixtape Mixmaster

    published October 15, 2009

    Joel Davis has had one helluva packed schedule. Up until recently, the 21-year-old Phoenician was holding down two Joe jobs (slaving... More >>

  • What about Bob?

    published October 15, 2009

    If you were one of the jilted music fans who got burned when Bob Dylan wimped out of his scheduled outdoor performance back in August, the folk... More >>

  • Last Exit Bar & Grill Closes For Good
    FEATURED STORY

    Last Exit Bar & Grill Closes For Good

    published Oct 14, 2009

    ​We had a late-night bombshell dropped on us tonight by Jack Maverik, the former co-owner of the Last Exit Bar & Grill in Tempe. That's right, we most definitely said "former," because the live... More >>

  • DJ Epidemic's Mixtape Release

    published October 15, 2009

    Joel Davis has had one helluva packed schedule. Up until recently, the 21-year-old Phoenician was holding down two Joe jobs (slaving... More >>

  • Incoming: E-40, MDC, Big D and the Kids Table, Joe Firstman, and More

    published Oct 12, 2009

    ​This week's crop of just announced concerts are quite diverse, to say the least. Not only will blues-rock legends like Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Kim Wilson be making a stop at the Rhythm Room in the... More >>

  • Shizzfest 2 is Currently Rocking the Shizz Outta Grand Avenue

    published Oct 10, 2009

    ​It's been something of a packed Saturday, what with Tour de Fat, the Tiki Throwdown, Oktoberfest, and various and sundry other weekend events happening around the Valley. If you've still got some e... More >>

  • Check Out the Schedule For Tomorrow's Shizzfest 2

    published Oct 09, 2009

    ​It's probably not the wisest move in the world to publically disagree with one's supervisor (hence that old chestnut, "Don't cross the boss"), but, hey, sometimes you gotta live dangerously. B... More >>

  • Recipe: Dirty Phoenix Bomber from Jugheads

    published Oct 09, 2009

    Since first getting into the bartending trade during his teenage years, Tyler King has dealt drinkage to punks and drunks in both New York City and Phoenix. Back during his Gotham days, he was behind ... More >>

  • Behind the Bar: Tyler King at Jugheads

    published Oct 08, 2009

    ​Tyler King is one tough-looking hombre. Sporting a tee shirt for notorious New Jersey hardcore band Shattered Realm and innumerable tattoos covering his burly frame from head to toe, the 38-year-... More >>

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