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  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published June 16, 2005

    "High Voltage"

2000 Stories by Brendan Joel Kelley

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  • Spray Painter

    published December 28, 2000

    If you are un patron des arts, hip to the street-artist-cum-gallery-phenom tip, you've probably seen Basquiat five times and even... More >>

  • Kind of Like Spitting

    published November 30, 2000

    In the bloated pantheon of sensitive-boy rock, with all its journal scribbling and conspicuous self-pity, it's an accomplishment to rise above... More >>

  • Joan of Arc

    published November 2, 2000

    It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say that Joan of Arc mastermind Tim Kinsellas is acutely peculiar, at least as far as his compositions are... More >>

  • Jimmy Eat World

    published October 26, 2000

    Long dysfunctional relationships can be trying for anyone; therefore, in the spirit of purging, it's best to celebrate the... More >>

  • Focus Pocus

    published October 12, 2000

    Unless you're a scratch-music aficionado, you've probably never heard of DJ Focus. He doesn't battle, doesn't rock house parties, have a weekly... More >>

  • Her Space Holiday

    published September 21, 2000

    From the opening white noise and chimes of Home Is Where You Hang Yourself's title track, you're immersed in a world where stuffed animals... More >>

  • Kinetic Voyage

    published September 14, 2000

    When you enter the nondescript, two-story complex in the industrial hinterlands near 27th Avenue and Osborn, you're assaulted by a fierce squall... More >>

  • Har Mar Superstar

    published August 31, 2000

    Never let it be said that St. Paul, Minnesota, ain't got no soul. If there's any doubt as to whether the R&B underground is thriving in the... More >>

  • Working From Scratch

    published August 24, 2000

    Radar, one-third of the Valley's most acclaimed turntable crew, the Bombshelter DJs (hailed by Spin magazine as the ninth best in the... More >>

  • East Coastin'

    published August 10, 2000

    "This kid's gonna be the biggest superstar DJ to ever come out of this place," says DJ Fact, pointing to his partner, Megadef. The two... More >>

  • Ascended Masterz

    published August 10, 2000

    From the opening samples of "Follow" from Masterz of Ascencion, local rap collective Ascended Masterz immediately proves that theirs is no... More >>

  • 764-HERO

    published August 10, 2000

    764-HERO, while still at peace in the relative obscurity of the underground, is no longer the sort of new phenomenon that can be judged one... More >>

  • The Weakerthans

    published August 3, 2000

    It's easy to sneer at the bulk of Canada's cultural offerings -- Bryan Adams, Paul Shaffer and Loverboy come immediately to mind -- but in the... More >>

  • Writing on the Wall

    published July 20, 2000

    There's a saying in Latin that goes, "Ars longa, vita brevis." Translation: Art is long, life is short. Inside the Tonatierra Center in... More >>

  • The Faint

    published July 13, 2000

    It's somewhat comforting to know that the remains of the dead can fertilize new life. It's a concept often found outside the realm of biology and... More >>

  • Shadow Dancing

    published July 6, 2000

    For the hundreds packed into Nita's Hideaway on June 27, three hours seemed like a glitch, as time froze and the rest of the world just... More >>

  • Peace, Love and Understanding

    published June 22, 2000

    Talk to most of the artists or enthusiasts in the burgeoning East Valley hip-hop scene and you'll hear a recurring theme creep through their... More >>

  • Slash City Rockers

    published June 15, 2000

    On a quiet spring night several weeks ago, a radical metamorphosis took place within the normally placid confines of Tempe's Arizona Roadhouse... More >>

  • The Promise Ring

    published June 8, 2000

    Tragedy has been a constant companion of the Promise Ring through the past couple of years. In early 1998, while on tour, the band's van flipped... More >>

  • Modest Mouse

    published June 1, 2000

    Lately, Modest Mouse front man Isaac Brock has been fond of telling rock critics about his run-ins with Satan -- an explanation for the grim... More >>

  • Meet the New Boss

    published May 25, 2000

    When über-label conglomerates PolyGram and Universal Music merged just over a year ago, it shook the record industry to its very... More >>

  • The Power of Potential

    published May 18, 2000

    Potential. Chances are, you've heard that term applied to yourself at some point. It's an overused and double-edged word, implying lack of... More >>

  • Tuesday Meld

    published May 11, 2000

    The Arizona Roadhouse Brewery, situated prominently at the corner of Apache and Terrace in Tempe, is an aesthetically pleasing and fairly... More >>

  • Reggie and the Full Effect

    published May 4, 2000

    "Reggie and the Full Effect Promotional Copy was never intended to be released. We have only an unidentified person to thank for the... More >>

  • From Mohawks To Mullets

    published April 27, 2000

    Click Here for the Photo Gallery In June 1999 as I began my first... More >>

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