rss Email Author Brendan Joel Kelley

Awards

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

    "High Voltage"

2004 Stories by Brendan Joel Kelley

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  • Messing With Texas

    published September 16, 2004

    I'm damn close to drawing blood from chewing on my lips, and my hands are shaking from a combination of shitty hotel coffee and simmering rage.... More >>

  • Blunt Club at Priceless Inn

    published September 9, 2004

    This Thursday night, September 9, Arizona music historian and classic vinyl king Johnny D, a.k.a. John Dixon, was supposed to man the tables at... More >>

  • Bad Boy Bill at the Brickhouse

    published September 2, 2004

    A sea of lighters in the air is probably exactly what Camel cigarettes would like to see at its Roaring 2000's Speakeasy Tour, which stops in... More >>

  • Trigger Voter

    published August 26, 2004

    My friend John has recently been tinkering with activism: When he's bored at work, he's been duplicating Kyle Goen's infamous poster with a... More >>

  • DJ Z-Trip at Cricket Pavilion

    published August 26, 2004

    Former Phoenician homeboy DJ Z-Trip's long-awaited debut CD, tentatively titled Shifting Gears, may not be dropping until spring of next... More >>

  • diverCITY at the Clubhouse

    published August 19, 2004

    Looking for a good time this weekend? For a smorgasbord of eclectic dance ferocity, check out the impressively titled diverCITY (City Sounds: Let... More >>

  • Mixed Up

    published August 12, 2004

    Perhaps I'm an anomaly ("perhaps," my ass), but I've recently concluded that making romantic-minded mix tapes and CDs is always an uncomfortable,... More >>

  • High Notes

    published August 12, 2004

    On Saturday, July 3, Ed Ryan, the owner of Drop In Skate Shop, was nearly fatally shot during a botched robbery attempt that happened while... More >>

  • BT at the Marquee

    published August 12, 2004

    Veteran producer and beatmaker BT (a.k.a. Brian Transeau) won't be manning the turntables for his upcoming performance at the Marquee Theatre in... More >>

  • Scary Kids Scaring Kids

    published August 5, 2004

    Scary? Not especially. But the remixed, remastered and rereleased six-song disc from Scary Kids (who get their name from an obscure mid-'90s song... More >>

  • Casket Life

    published August 5, 2004

    There'll be a lot of celebrating at Casket Life's tour kickoff show on Friday, August 6, at Ziggy's in Tempe -- not only is the band headed... More >>

  • 4th Dimension at Next

    published August 5, 2004

    Local DJs David Epstein and Jonboy, veteran residents at Scottsdale's Next (7111 East Fifth Avenue), are celebrating the completion of their first... More >>

  • J.E.W. Lover

    published July 29, 2004

    Last week, I caught Jimmy Eat World's "secret" appearance at the Mason Jar with Braid. That night, after the show, I had a dream. I was watching... More >>

  • Panic! at Anderson’s

    published July 29, 2004

    Every day is like Sunday — um, I mean, Thursday — for Robden Brethauer and DJ Manchester, the impresarios behind Panic!, the long-running week... More >>

  • Just Say No

    published July 22, 2004

    TThe small brown vial I'm looking at has a sinister appearance to it, bearing only a white typewritten label identifying the powder inside as... More >>

  • L.A. Unified Skills District at the Brickhouse

    published July 22, 2004

    You might already be familiar with "Lausd," the track off Jurassic 5's 2000 classic Quality Control, but you probably don't know what the... More >>

  • Mouse Trap

    published July 15, 2004

    With Modest Mouse hitting town Friday, July 23, as well as sitting high on Billboard's albums and modern rock tracks charts, and in heavy... More >>

  • DJ Doc Martin

    published July 15, 2004

    He probably won't be sporting yellow stitching, but Los Angeles-based house DJ Doc Martin is indeed the genuine article. Martin started spinning... More >>

  • Dame Nation

    published July 8, 2004

    While the Valley's music scene is still adrift, the punk rock community here in the 'Nix is congealing -- not just onstage, but online, at More >>

  • Bloody Good

    published July 1, 2004

    The Bled is the best goddamn rock band in Arizona. On the band's 2001 EP His First Crush, the album cover bears the line, "Can you... More >>

  • Various artists

    published July 1, 2004

    Uh-oh . . . TVT's collection of Southern thug rappers is pretty much -- to borrow a phrase from Lindsay Lohan -- completely retarded. The Dirty... More >>

  • Wonder

    published July 1, 2004

    Go through the looking glass this weekend at Wonder, an Alice in Wonderland-themed rave at a yet-to-be-announced location on Saturday night.... More >>

  • The Life of Pie

    published June 24, 2004

    Tragedy is an unpredictable catalyst, as Mike "Sir Pie" Gomez knows all too well. On May 10, 2003, Chris "CPT" Pangrazi, Pie's rhyming partner and... More >>

  • Chronic Future

    published June 24, 2004

    Lines in My Face might seem an odd album title for a band whose members' mean age isn't old enough to drink at a bar, but Chronic Future... More >>

  • Sadisco at Jugheads

    published June 24, 2004

    If you like a little evil with your needles, look no further than this Saturday's Sadisco 54 party at Jugheads. Sadisco ( More >>

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