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

    "High Voltage"

2004 Stories by Brendan Joel Kelley

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  • Back Atcha, Future

    published December 30, 2004

    Hey, kids, I'm back! You might not have noticed my absence, but I made a recent excursion that felt like it must have lasted a year. In a way, it... More >>

  • Blue Xmas

    published December 23, 2004

    I'm an unusual case study when it comes to Christmas, or most any holiday, for that matter. I was raised in an odd religion (the name of... More >>

  • Kill Mill

    published December 23, 2004

    Is your wallet feeling a bit light after all that holiday shopping? Run down to the Salt River Saloon (605 South Mill Avenue in Tempe) on Tuesday,... More >>

  • What a Blast

    published December 23, 2004

    Normally, I'm a pretty boring motherfucker when it comes to New Year's celebrations. Having an extreme aversion to the sort of massive crowds that... More >>

  • Titty Ditties

    published December 16, 2004

    My guts are churning with anticipation and trepidation as I step into the dimmed alcove that is Cheerleaders, the topless gentlemen's club on... More >>

  • Rhythm & Form

    published December 16, 2004

    This Saturday, December 18, the long-running but recently in absentia Rhythm & Form night at the Emerald Lounge returns for "Rhythm & Form -- The... More >>

  • Rainbow Eminem

    published December 2, 2004

    Dear Marshall, It's me, Brendan. I thought since Stan hasn't been around for a few years now, you might appreciate hearing some feedback from... More >>

  • Furious Styles and Artwalk Extension Anniversary Celebration

    published December 2, 2004

    Hip-hop hooray! It's that time of year again, when the 'Nix's infamous Furious Styles Crew celebrates its anniversary with a flavor-filled... More >>

  • Z King Is Back

    published November 25, 2004

    It feels like it was just weeks ago that I was touring the West Coast with DJ Z-Trip, the Phoenix native who became known as king of the mash-ups... More >>

  • Slapstick Sundays

    published November 25, 2004

    For an aural taste of something a little different, check out the innovative sonic flavors coming off the decks at Slapstick Sundays at Flip Flops... More >>

  • Mr. Dibbs at P.I.

    published November 18, 2004

    Aaaaarrrrggggh! Expect to hear a lot of that when Mr. Dibbs, the granddaddy of hardcore turntablism, hits the stage this Friday, November 19, at... More >>

  • Comp Romp

    published November 11, 2004

    It's back to the Dark Ages for me lately, having recently killed off both my cable TV and Internet access at home. I dropped them and went... More >>

  • DJ Radar and Raul Yañez

    published November 11, 2004

    Ordinarily, fashion shows are a little bourgeois for our taste, but we'll make an exception for LabelHorde's second annual Fashion Ball this... More >>

  • Country Jams

    published November 4, 2004

    It's 1:30 on a Sunday afternoon and I'm almost 200 miles from home, about 20 miles as the crow flies from the Mexican border in southern Arizona.... More >>

  • Haul and Mason at Blunt Club

    published November 4, 2004

    Get your b-boy boots tied for the arrival of DJ Haul and Mason this Thursday, November 4, at the Blunt Club (at PI, a.k.a. Boston's, 5014 South... More >>

  • The Conservative Rap

    published October 28, 2004

    The air is thick and weird as I follow conservative talk radio personality Bruce St. James down the hallway past KTAR-AM 620's studio toward his... More >>

  • 80s Prom Gone Bad

    published October 28, 2004

    So Carrie wasn't quite in the '80s (1976, to be precise), but we still think that'll be our costume inspiration for Hot Pink's second... More >>

  • Buck Hunting

    published October 21, 2004

    The plastic action figure I'm staring at several hours before the show is about eight inches tall, with a weather-beaten wrinkled face, probably... More >>

  • Inferno at Andersons

    published October 21, 2004

    When we first saw a club night called Inferno, we thought perhaps our nightlife columnists Kreme and Jett were moonlighting on us, perhaps hosting... More >>

  • Much ado about 2

    published October 14, 2004

    Like most of my hedonistic ilk, I was giddy with anticipation six weeks ago as the new, later last call time of 2 a.m. approached at the end of... More >>

  • Buck 65 at Priceless Inn

    published October 14, 2004

    Hipster street hustlers are secretly celebrating the impending visit of the Nova Scotian ratfish, a.k.a. Richard Terfly, a.k.a. Buck 65, this... More >>

  • Ziggy's Star Bust

    published October 7, 2004

    It's a beautiful fall evening, twilight at my house in downtown Tempe, mild temperatures at last, the scent of blooming night jasmine floating... More >>

  • "Youre Not Invited" at Jugheads

    published October 7, 2004

    Slithering around and wiggling in shiny shirts to house music is all right, and bouncing up and down in your Sean John gear to remixes of Fat... More >>

  • Battle of the DJs

    published September 30, 2004

    The lines are just beginning to be drawn at the Battle of the DJs spin-off competition at Flip Flops in Tempe (216 and 222 East University). This... More >>

  • Mopery at Sail Inn

    published September 23, 2004

    Hirsute anti-fashionista DJ Stefascope is back on the scene for the first time in years, hosting his own night, Mopery at the Sail Inn in Tempe... More >>

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