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  • Furious Styles Crew 18th Anniversary @ Yucca Tap Room

    published November 17, 2011

    Few things that were fresh and fly in 1993 are still cool these days, save for Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and the Phoenix's Furious Styles... More >>

  • Hockey Pokey

    published November 10, 2011

    While a world of differences (and more than 2,500 miles) separates the Phoenix Coyotes and the Montreal Canadiens, the two NHL franchises have... More >>

  • Power 98.3's DJ M2 Takes Second Place at Red Bull Thre3style Nationals in Las Vegas

    published Nov 11, 2011

    It was a case of "close but no cigar" for DJ M2 last night in Sin City. Despite putting on an impressive display of spinning and scratching on the decks, the Phoenix turntablist king came up a bit sho... More >>

  • Obscura Hosts <em>Breaking Dawn</em> Party on Saturday
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    Obscura Hosts Breaking Dawn Party on Saturday

    published Nov 11, 2011

    ​The sun's about to start setting on the Twilight franchise. A mere two films remain in the mushy and melodramatic vampire love story of Edward and Bella, including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn ... More >>

  • American Junkie Hosts Snowboarding Block Party on Friday

    published Nov 09, 2011

    ​There are going to be plenty of chilly nights this weekend. Downright freezing, in fact. But will it be cold enough for actual snow to fall? It's doubtful, but that won't be stopping the party... More >>

  • Club Candids: Funked Up at Long Wong's

    published Nov 09, 2011

    ​It's time for a revelation: The new Long Wong's in Tempe will never be the same as the old Long Wong's in Tempe. More than seven years after its untimely demise, the Mill Avenue landmark (which gav... More >>

  • Seven Nights of DJs and Dancing

    published November 10, 2011

    Thursday 10 27th Avenue Bar: DJ Manage (Top 40) Afterlife: Thumpin' Thursdays (various) Bar Smith: DJ... More >>

  • SubConscious @ Bar Smith

    published November 10, 2011

    Pete Salaz, Sean Badger, and the other proprietors of Bar Smith should make sure that all the windows at their hipster headquarters are secure,... More >>

  • After Hours Gallery Closing at the End of November
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    After Hours Gallery Closing at the End of November

    published Nov 08, 2011

    ​Time is almost up for After Hours Gallery in downtown Phoenix. Proprietors Michael Oleskow and Russ Haan, who've operated the arts venue out of their stylish McDowell Road office building for the p... More >>

  • Dave Attell Talks Cigarettes, Alcohol, Old-School Porno, Filthy Comedy, and More
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    Dave Attell Talks Cigarettes, Alcohol, Old-School Porno, Filthy Comedy, and More

    published Nov 08, 2011

    Comedian Dave Attell has always been a man of many vices. The 46-year-old stand-up comic's a longtime smoker, an infamous party monster, a former drinker, and a noted connoisseur of pornography.His ba... More >>

  • Aaron Voigt's Recycled Robot Garage
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    Aaron Voigt's Recycled Robot Garage

    published Nov 07, 2011

    ​Vintage voltmeters and pressure gauges get a whole new lease on life in the garage of Aaron Voigt's home in Mesa. Ditto for knobs and dials from antique appliances, old bicycle gears, automobile pa... More >>

  • Road Trip: Tucson's All Souls Procession
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    Road Trip: Tucson's All Souls Procession

    published Nov 04, 2011

    ​Although Halloween is over with and done until next year, don't start packing up your costumes and face paint just yet. If you've still got a little yen for masked shenanigans (and are up for a two... More >>

  • They See Me Rollin'

    published October 27, 2011

    The geeky game of Dungeons and Dragons has afforded many a nerd the chance to transcend their dorky existence and become larger than life since... More >>

  • SHINE: Party

    published November 3, 2011

    The Fire Inside Justin Gurian is one of Old Town's biggest movers and shakers. Just ask him, and he'll be the first to... More >>

  • The Five Most Miserable-Looking Animals at the Arizona State Fair
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    The Five Most Miserable-Looking Animals at the Arizona State Fair

    published Nov 02, 2011

    ​It seems like many of the animals on display every year at the Arizona State Fair are a bit, well, uncomfortable in their tiny cages and cramped habitats. While livestock and animals are as mu... More >>

  • Alicia Lopez's Rockabilly Style and Mexican Pride
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    Alicia Lopez's Rockabilly Style and Mexican Pride

    published Nov 01, 2011

    ​As a longtime fan of rockabilly and pin-up classiness, Alicia Lopez enjoys incorporating rip-roaring style and sexiness into her clothing choices and fashion work. The 30-year-old designer and mo... More >>

  • Decades of Light @ District 8

    published November 3, 2011

    The mind of Bryce "Decade" Tieman would be a trippy place to visit. Based on the otherworldly electronica audioscapes he's uploaded to... More >>

  • Seven Nights of DJs and Dancing

    published November 3, 2011

    Thursday 3 27th Avenue Bar: DJ Manage (Top 40) Afterlife: Thumpin' Thursdays (various) AZ 88: Josh One... More >>

  • The Five Most Twisted and Tasteless Costumes of Halloween Weekend

    published Oct 31, 2011

    ​You couldn't swing a bag of candy without hitting a costumed character this past weekend during the buildup to Halloween, particularly at local bars and nightspots. Countless revelers and nightlife... More >>

  • Skrillex and 12th Planet at Marquee Theatre (VIDEO)

    published Oct 31, 2011

    ​As a rocker and vocalist, Sonny Moore was passable at best. As his alter ego Skrillex, however, the dude's an electronic music maestro and fifth-degree party instigator. Moore displayed said skil... More >>

  • The Seven Saddest Costumed Pets on Etsy
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    The Seven Saddest Costumed Pets on Etsy

    published Oct 28, 2011

    The life of a domesticated animal may seem like one of total bliss, but that ain't always the case. While it's true that most pets are fed, groomed, and tended to by their owners (the responsible one,... More >>

  • Chris Birkett's Haunted Graveyard in Scottsdale Opens Tonight

    published Oct 27, 2011

    ​Chris Birkett is used to people driving slowly past his North Scottsdale home around this time of year. Not only do folks lay off on the gas pedal, they also have a tendency to make hasty U-turns t... More >>

  • 12th Planet Talks Dubstep, Mary Anne Hobbs, Homme Lounge, and More

    published Oct 27, 2011

    ​Electronica superstar Skrillex owes a certain debt to John Dadzie. In this week's issue of the New Times, I explored the "poster boy of dubstep" and his meteoric rise to fame over the past yea... More >>

  • Four Underground Halloween Parties in Phoenix
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    Four Underground Halloween Parties in Phoenix

    published Oct 27, 2011

    ​The weekend before All Hallows Eve usually means one thing: Parties, and plenty of 'em. For proof, look no further than the annual Halloween nightlife and drinking guide, which pimps dozens of... More >>

  • Club Candids: Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge

    published Oct 26, 2011

    ​As its name portends, there were plenty of dolls on hand for the opening weekend at  Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge in Scottsdale. Dime pieces were on the walls of Old Town's newest nightlife ... More >>

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