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

    "High Voltage"

2005 Stories by Brendan Joel Kelley

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  • RedMonkey at .anti_space

    published September 8, 2005

    Hundreds -- more likely thousands -- fondly remember the good ol' days with a monkey on their back; in this instance, RedMonkey, the... More >>

  • Cowboys From Hell

    published September 1, 2005

    I know a thing or two about riding mechanical bulls. Exactly two, in fact: the brutal dual blasts of pain in my testicles after I rode one a few... More >>

  • Menu at AZ 88

    published September 1, 2005

    Who needs freakin' DJs anyway? Unless they're scratching, beat juggling, or throwing down mash-ups, they're just playing songs -- you know what... More >>

  • DJ Tranzl8r at Earl's Tin Palace

    published August 25, 2005

    It's been a long fucking summer, and the end's still not in sight, so when you need a break from the pummeling sunshine and simmering concrete,... More >>

  • Proof Positive

    published August 18, 2005

    Here in the 'Nix, we're not known as a hotbed for mainstream hip-hop -- we're an indie hip-hop town, with a packed schedule of weekly club events... More >>

  • The Bled

    published August 18, 2005

    When Tucson's The Bled recorded their first full-length for Fiddler Records, Pass the Flask, vocalist James Muñoz had just replaced... More >>

  • Michael T. at Hot Pink!

    published August 11, 2005

    Any excuse for a party, right? Local dance rock institution Hot Pink! is throwing itself a pre-two-year anniversary get-down before its actual... More >>

  • Teen Dream

    published August 4, 2005

    When I was fresh out of high school, I took off on a pilgrimage to Berkeley, California, the punk rock mecca of the early '90s. While that was a... More >>

  • Tony Moran

    published August 4, 2005

    You may not know his name, but Tony Moran has been a staple of the dance and pop scenes for years, having worked with mainstream artists like the... More >>

  • Spotts On

    published July 14, 2005

    When I visit Cory Spotts in the control room of his north Phoenix studio, he's got his finger on the Valley's musical future -- quite literally.... More >>

  • Oh No at Hollywood Alley

    published July 14, 2005

    If you were born and christened "Michael Jackson," you might be thinking about changing your name nowadays -- perhaps to something like a... More >>

  • Niños con Pistolas

    published July 7, 2005

    Governor Janet Napolitano put a quick end to the bill that would have allowed you to take your guns into bars around the state, but that's not... More >>

  • Street Music

    published June 30, 2005

    When I was a teenager working in a skateboard shop called G&B up in Anchorage, Alaska, skateboarding was an insular scene that even had music of... More >>

  • Planet of the Drums

    published June 30, 2005

    Your heart won't be the only thing pounding if you're in the middle of the dance floor at Myst on Thursday, June 30. There'll be loud,... More >>

  • Unkind Cut

    published June 23, 2005

    A confession: I like sad, introspective music by mopey boys who sing about their broken hearts, a.k.a. emo. At the same time, I also like to... More >>

  • The Warp Brothers at Myst

    published June 23, 2005

    It's getting to the point where it's almost too hot to go out and dance, at least before the wee hours -- it seems best to hide in the... More >>

  • High Voltage

    published June 16, 2005

    I've been having nightmares lately, populated by drug addicts, orphans, a woman with her mouth sewn up, and occasionally two skinny Afroed Chicano... More >>

  • Ken Christensen at Real Bar

    published June 16, 2005

    Funky house vets the East Coast Boogiemen won't be here in full, but you'll get a half-dose when Ken Christensen hits the Real Bar (formerly... More >>

  • Ear Candy

    published June 9, 2005

    "Hey, you got your Rancid in my Mars Volta!" "You got your No Doubt in my Postal Service!" "Now you've got your Sublime in my... More >>

  • Greeley Estates

    published June 9, 2005

    "Pure devastation" is how the boys in local screamo outfit Greeley Estates jokingly describe their band on the mini-documentary "The Life of... More >>

  • Crystal Method at Myst

    published June 9, 2005

    Hey, tweakers -- hurry up and finish reassembling your El Camino, stop grinding your teeth for a minute, put down the glass dick, and listen up.... More >>

  • Spin City

    published June 2, 2005

    I'm completely out of my indie rock element, but it's quite the scene at the Sail Inn on a recent Sunday afternoon: pretty (and friendly) granola... More >>

  • Steve Porter at Myst

    published June 2, 2005

    New England progressive house DJ Steve Porter cleverly dubs his sound "Porterhouse," referencing not only his signature style but the gargantuan... More >>

  • Slow Biz

    published May 19, 2005

    It's Kentucky Derby Saturday and I'm sitting at the bar of the Fiesta Inn in Tempe with Charlie Levy, the promoter behind Stateside Presents and... More >>

  • Junior Boys DJ set at Shake!

    published May 19, 2005

    Though they're known for their laptop beat acrobatics, Canadian duo Junior Boys will actually be putting the needle on the records after their... More >>

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