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  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    With hip-hop more mainstream and codified than ever, Gucci Mane represents a refreshing departure from the formulaic marketing and progressive emasculation of contemporary rap music. The Atlanta artist's rhymes may suffer when it comes to depth, v...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Yo Gotti's discography surely has kept the biggest names in Southern hip-hop blushing for more than a decade. Whether he was biting the crunk style of fellow Memphis rappers Three 6 Mafia on his earl...

  • 4 years ago | Concerts

    Wiz KhalifaMesa Amphitheatre Tuesday, June 28, 2011The cloud of smoke that lingered over the crowd at last night's sold-out Wiz Khalifa show was proof positive that the Pittsburgh rapper's Rolling Papers tour had lived up to its name. Rail th...

  • 4 years ago | Concerts

    Front Line Assembly The Nile Theater in Mesa June 7, 2011It's not often that an old school industrial band comes through town and plays a venue that isn't a sports bar or some shady, swinger-filled fetish club, but Front Line Assembly di...

  • 4 years ago | Music News

    Front Line Assembly founder Bill Leeb cut his musical chops in one of the most influential industrial bands of all time, Skinny Puppy. While Skinny Puppy's known for its dark, gloomy tunes, Front Line Assembly's taken a flashier (but still ambient...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Love it or hate it, but Andy LaPlegua of Combichrist is the closest thing that contemporary industrial music has to a bona fide rock star. While his promotional materials and highly publicized boozing and philandering have gone a long way to creat...