rss Email Author Brendan Joel Kelley

Awards

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

    "High Voltage"

2006 Stories by Brendan Joel Kelley

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  • Jody Star

    published June 15, 2006

    There are a lot of odd and brow-furrowing ways to make it as an artist in the music business, from American Idol and its imitators to... More >>

  • DJ AM

    published June 15, 2006

    DJ AM has built his reputation on being the DJ for anything celeb-related, so we suppose it's appropriate that he's the featured act at... More >>

  • Mock Rock

    published June 8, 2006

    Recently I was at a show at the Real Bar early in the evening, when the young'uns are out to rock. A two-person band had just finished its set... More >>

  • Take Me Back Tuesdays

    published June 8, 2006

    Now that summer's upon us, we have a dearth of entertainment options and the promise of sweaty afternoons spent waiting for the sun to drop below... More >>

  • Spawn of Steppchild

    published June 1, 2006

    On Tuesday, which happens to be the one time this century that the calendar's readout is 6/6/6, the local rawk prophets in Steppchild --... More >>

  • DJ Vadim

    published June 1, 2006

    The legendary DJ Vadim has been gaining accolades in the underground hip-hop community for ages now, working with a who's who of MCs and holding... More >>

  • Coffee O.D.

    published May 25, 2006

    It takes balls to do a solo acoustic set in the middle of a bill consisting of loud bands, mostly because it's so easy to fall flat on your face... More >>

  • Alias & Tarsier

    published May 25, 2006

    Brendon "Alias" Whitney and Rona "Tarsier" Rapadas don't technically use the needles to get their dark and vibrant combo of rhythm and female vox... More >>

  • Power Failure

    published May 18, 2006

    Early last week, I was incensed to learn that Bonneville International Corporation, a company wholly owned by the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City,... More >>

  • Blunt Club 4 Year Anniversary

    published May 18, 2006

    Who'd have thunk it? The way DJ nights come and go in this town, it's pretty damned amazing that Adam "Dumperfoo" Dumper's Thursday night Blunt... More >>

  • Take Cover

    published May 11, 2006

    A few weeks back, I was drinking coffee, perusing the gossip pages online, and stumbled on a hilarious piece in the scandal-plagued Page Six... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published May 11, 2006

    In the current business climate for live music venues here in the 'Nix, a three-year anniversary is definitely something to celebrate. Last Exit,... More >>

  • Christopher Lawrence

    published May 11, 2006

    Christopher Lawrence is one of the overlords of techno trance, a globally lauded maestro of seizure-inducing beat alchemy. His harder, sometimes... More >>

  • Hard to Say Goodbye

    published May 4, 2006

    Thirty-three years old is too damn young to die. That's what keeps running through my head when I think about the passing of Sidney... More >>

  • Paul Epworth

    published May 4, 2006

    Few people -- if any -- can claim as much influence on the recent crop of dance-rock and new Brit invasion bands as Paul Epworth, the man who's... More >>

  • Death of Sid Copeland

    published April 27, 2006

    As of press time, New Times got word of a tragic loss suffered by the Valley's punk rock scene: Sid Copeland, 33, proprietor of... More >>

  • Tuning In

    published April 20, 2006

    Not that long ago, my friend Jason and I got ourselves in hot water with our girlfriends when we went on a double date to a nice restaurant and,... More >>

  • 4/20

    published April 20, 2006

    Damn, brah, what to do on 4/20, yo? The magically puffalicious date only rolls around once a year, and any hardcore smoke aficionado uses it as an... More >>

  • Multi Taskers

    published April 13, 2006

    Musically, this sure as hell can be an incestuous town. I see it more and more all the time, with the same musicians playing in multiple bands... More >>

  • MasquerAID

    published April 13, 2006

    Opportunities for guilt-free -- no, make that philanthropic -- partying just don't seem to happen enough, but this Saturday night's MasquerAID... More >>

  • Adults Only

    published April 6, 2006

    Watching the Loveblisters play on the small stage at Last Exit in Tempe, you kind of have to feel sorry for Ethan Hillis, the curly-haired drummer... More >>

  • DJ Radar

    published April 6, 2006

    When it comes to turntablists in this town, nobody can fuck with DJ Radar. Not only has Radar composed and performed his classical Concerto for... More >>

  • Career Move

    published March 30, 2006

    This month marks 10 years since I started covering music in the 'Nix for New Times, and in that swath of time, I've met a plethora of promoters... More >>

  • Army Recruit

    published March 23, 2006

    As a 17-year-old skateboarder up in Anchorage, Alaska, where I worked at the only skateboard shop in town, I was sprung on the skaterock that was... More >>

  • Percee P

    published March 23, 2006

    Local beat manipulators DJ Delikacy and DJ Xtra-E, of Foreign Affair at the Hidden House, are hosting an underground hip-hop blowout at the Hidden... More >>

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