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  • Dissing in Action

    published October 8, 2009

    Philly’s The Wonder Years could’ve easily renamed their band “Rodney Dangerfields and the No Respect Five” anytime over the... More >>

  • The Shizz Sequel

    published October 8, 2009

    Sequels can be tricky to pull off. For every Terminator 2 and The Dark Knight, there are twice as many shitheaps like Caddyshack... More >>

  • Shizzfest 2

    published October 8, 2009

    Sequels can be tricky to pull off. For every Terminator 2 and The Dark Knight, there are twice as many shitheaps like Caddyshack... More >>

  • Tropic

    published October 8, 2009

    It's reportedly gonna be colder than normal this weekend, which means you'll definitely want to be somewhere hot. Slide over to the Venue of... More >>

  • <i>Star Wars</i>: In Concert at Jobing.com Arena in 140 Characters or Less
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    Star Wars: In Concert at Jobing.com Arena in 140 Characters or Less

    published Oct 05, 2009

    ​ The HoloNet...er, Internet was abuzz with Star Destroyer-sized superlatives last night after Star Wars: In Concert swept through town. While I had a rather "lukewarm" reaction (pun very much inte... More >>

  • Star Wars: In Concert at Jobing.com Arena: Lucasfilm Ganks More Money Outta Geekdom

    published Oct 05, 2009

    ​Say what you will about George Lucas' skills as a film auteur or storyteller, but the man definitely knows a thing or two about marketing. For the past three decades, the "Great Bearded One" has b... More >>

  • Arizona Diamondbacks Wretched Season of Losers Ends With a Win

    published Oct 05, 2009

    ​This is how the Arizona Diamondbacks' abortion of a season ends, not with a whimper but a bang: The bungling boys in Sedona red took two of three from the Chicago Cubs over the weekend in the... More >>

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    DJ Dossier: Slippe

    published Oct 02, 2009

    ​The never-ending economic nightmare hasn't been a complete tragedy for everyone. In fact, for folks like DJ Slippe it's been something of a boon. As more and more drinkers and urbanites spend les... More >>

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    What's on Tap for Tonight's First Friday

    published Oct 02, 2009

    ​Adaupto "Tato" Caraveo is one of the coolest mofos we know. Not only is the 35-year-old one of the most charming cats we've ever met, he also gets to tend bar at the Lost Leaf (one of hippest drink... More >>

  • 10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Gays vs. Fundies, Marijuana, Beer, and Pancakes

    published Oct 02, 2009

    Archaic Cessation at Joe's Grotto (Friday) Halloween's not for another couple weeks, so get yourself in the mood for ghosts and goblins with an evening of horrific and creepy death metal from this f... More >>

  • Punk Legend Jello Biafra Brings His Newest Band to Tempe on October 26

    published Oct 01, 2009

    You'd think that with a progressive African-American president in the White House and plenty of socipolitical reform happening that grumbly punk pundit Jello Biafra wouldn't have anything to bitch abo... More >>

  • A Royal Affair

    published October 1, 2009

    Jen Deveroux has become the hipster queen of putting on cutie-pie parties for the big-sunglasses crowd, like this summer's Adult Swim and Tune in... More >>

  • Out on a Limb

    published October 1, 2009

    Compared to Matt Betzold, you’re a major pussy. While you’ve wasted your life in front of the TV, the 25-year-old Payson resident and... More >>

  • Royal Filth

    published October 1, 2009

    Jen Deveroux has become the hipster queen of putting on cutie-pie parties for the big-sunglasses crowd, like this summer's Adult Swim and Tune in... More >>

  • DJ Dossier: Chromatest

    published Sep 25, 2009

    In case you hadn't heard, this year's Best of Phoenix issue should be on newsstands everywhere. (We say "should be" because those babies are getting snatched up like hotcakes.) And inside this 30... More >>

  • 10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Patrick Swayze Films, Food Not Bombs, and (Possibly) DMX

    published Sep 25, 2009

    ​Need something to do tonight? What about Saturday or Sunday? Here's the latest edition of our weekend sampler encompassing everything a slew of cheap and chic thrills available around the Valley. ... More >>

  • Recipe: Pablo Escobar Bomber from Pussycat Lounge

    published Sep 25, 2009

    ​Justin Gurian gets by as a bartender and promoter with a little help from his friends. After all, his cohorts and compatriots are the ones who come out en masse during his various shifts at such Sc... More >>

  • Behind the Bar: Justin Gurian at Pussycat Lounge/Dirty Pretty

    published Sep 24, 2009

    Justin Gurian is a hyper kind of guy.  Quick-witted and fast-talking, the 29-year-old bartender at both Pussycat Lounge and Dirty Pretty in Scottsdale is also a speed demon when it come... More >>

  • Diamondbacks Rock Big Unit in Relief, Outlast San Francisco Giants 10-8

    published Sep 23, 2009

    ​ There's little chance that Rusty Ryal is going to take home the National League's Rookie of the Year award this season (that honor will likely go to St. Louis' Colby Rasmus or even Atlanta's Tomm... More >>

  • House at the End of the World

    published September 24, 2009

    Picture this itinerary: Ibiza, Milan, Athens, Prague, and London. For underpaid desk jockeys like ourselves, it sounds like the makings of a... More >>

  • The Awakened Ones

    published September 24, 2009

    It is written in the sacred tenets of Buddhism that generosity is one of the paths to true enlightenment. If so, the promoters of this... More >>

  • Nova

    published September 24, 2009

    Cameron Rosewicz (a.k.a. DJ mig50) used to sail the high seas of soft-rock cheesiness as the esteemed captain of the bygone Yacht Rock night over... More >>

  • Fall Frenzy's Final Day in 140 Characters or Less

    published Sep 21, 2009

    The massive stage has been disassembled, the bands have moved on to their next tour stops, and the the $7 beers have all been, uh, recycled by now. Yep, Arizona Fall Frenzy is in the books after Flo... More >>

  • Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, and the Rest of Saturday's Fall Frenzy Lineup in 140 Characters or Less

    published Sep 20, 2009

    Blink 182's Travis Barker is a huge fan of Twitter (his tweet war with Perez Hilton over MJ's death comes to mind), as is Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz (who used the social media service to raise... More >>

  • Fall Frenzy's First Night in 140 Characters of Less

    published Sep 19, 2009

    Steven_Rose: @AJMIX969 Had a great time, would've been better if the headliner Rob Thomas didn't get cut short. Maybe don't schedule till closing time anniebuentello: Picking up In-N-Out before I col... More >>

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