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2011 Stories by Christina Caldwell

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  • Pump You Up

    published December 29, 2011

    It’s fair to say that Saturday Night Live has totally sucked over the past few years, that is unless you’re an Andy Samberg... More >>

  • Toxic Avengers

    published December 29, 2011

    It’s Sunday, January 1, and you know what that means. Today, you’re going to sign up for that gym membership and cramp the style of... More >>

  • Cover the Crescent @ Crescent Ballroom

    published December 22, 2011

    Everyone loves The Beatles. Anyone who says they don't "get" The Beatles is simply saying it for the sake of playing devil's advocate. Yeah,... More >>

  • Merry and Bright

    published December 22, 2011

    Everything is way cooler when it’s secretive. There are entire industries built on the fun of not knowing, from murder mystery parties to... More >>

  • 1967 @ Joe's Grotto

    published December 15, 2011

    Remember the '90s? Those were the days — back when a bro could have frosted hair and not look like a brosef, when women could show... More >>

  • 1967

    published December 15, 2011

    Remember the ‘90s? Those were the days – back when a bro could have frosted hair and not look like a brosef, when women could show... More >>

  • Catholic Hilt

    published December 15, 2011

    The holidays are a magical time when we come together with family, have a falling out, and eventually throw eggnog in the face of the uncle of... More >>

  • As I Lay Dying @ The Venue Scottsdale

    published December 8, 2011

    If you were to base what you know about teenagers on the misunderstood, black-clad fans of As I Lay Dying, you might think that underneath... More >>

  • Chris Cornell @ Mesa Arts Center

    published December 8, 2011

    Chris Cornell has led the rock star life, though his Seattle childhood indicated that he'd wind up a programmer at Microsoft, not one of the... More >>

  • Another Brick in the Road

    published December 8, 2011

    Have you ever watched The Wizard of Oz on mute with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon playing in the background? Have you... More >>

  • Animal Lights

    published December 8, 2011

    Phoenicians have much to envy about winters on the East Coast. Pretty much all holiday imagery, from snow to pine trees, originates in colder... More >>

  • Christmas Lights

    published November 24, 2011

    Leg lamps have all the fun. If you had to recall one thing about the film A Christmas Story, odds are good that you’d remember... More >>

  • Lotus @ The Compound Grill

    published November 17, 2011

    Let's face it. "Jamming" is little more than musician code for one great big circle jerk. Each player is just waiting for his solo, and that's... More >>

  • Band Together

    published November 17, 2011

    When a band claims to be on “an indefinite hiatus,” typically it means: “We need some space. We can no longer stand each... More >>

  • The Sounds @ Marquee Theatre

    published November 10, 2011

    It never hurts to have sex appeal on your side, and The Sounds have the act down pat. The band's new wave energy is sassy and sexy. It also... More >>

  • Kongos @ Crescent Ballroom

    published November 10, 2011

    When you're born with the surname Kongos, you're destined to become a musician. Not just because it brings to mind the conga drum, but because... More >>

  • Born to Hand Jive

    published November 10, 2011

    Oh, the ‘50s. Those were simpler times, back when Harry Truman approved the production of the hydrogen bomb and Senator Joseph McCarthy... More >>

  • PAWL @ Hard Rock Cafe

    published November 3, 2011

    It's a secret go-to cliché of publicists everywhere: If a band's biography says its music "defies categorization," it usually can be... More >>

  • Scat Cats

    published November 3, 2011

    It’s easy to get lost in the long list of concert festivals that drive music fans from the Valley, but when it comes to jazz, it’s... More >>

  • Wanna be a Baller

    published November 3, 2011

    Sunday football is an American tradition, but you can’t deny that it’s a tradition lacking a certain bit of class. Per ritual,... More >>

  • Nikka Costa @ The Roxy Lounge

    published October 27, 2011

    Child stars get a bad rap. Sure, many become damaged, ruined by mothers like those on Toddlers and Tiaras, but Nikka Costa's father, Don... More >>

  • Geek Squad

    published October 27, 2011

    Over the past 50 years, there have been walks for just about every group of people who have seen injustice or adversity. Nerds, however, found... More >>

  • Dark Matter

    published October 27, 2011

    The works of Edgar Allan Poe are inherently creepy. Call us crazy, but a raven tapping on your door in the middle of the night, and then... More >>

  • Primus @ Mesa Amphitheatre

    published October 20, 2011

    "The Nauga is ugly, but his vinyl hide is beautiful." At least that's what an ad campaign for the faux leather Naugahyde suggested in the '60s... More >>

  • Street Fare

    published October 20, 2011

    You have to hand it to the food truck industry. They’ve managed to undergo a full image makeover in the last few years. Typically banned... More >>

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