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  • Zero Zero @ The Rogue Bar

    published October 4, 2012

    The first step is always the hardest, and while the members of Phoenix's Zero Zero have been busy the past four months — writing songs to... More >>

  • Robyn Hitchcock's Strange World Is a Tuneful Place

    published October 4, 2012

    Speaking with Robyn Hitchcock in 1996, the conversation quickly diverged from music to the difficulties of growing tomatoes at high elevation.... More >>

  • GZA @ Marquee Theatre

    published September 27, 2012

    Space is the place. It is the (claimed) birthplace of legendary jazz composer Sun Ra, it's where Captain James T. Kirk boldly traveled, and it... More >>

  • Geared Up

    published September 27, 2012

    Since being invented, bicycles have provided a natural inspiration for artists. Whether for those making an environmental statement or those... More >>

  • Amanda Palmer's Dark Cabaret Is a Screaming Good Time

    published September 20, 2012

    "I don't know if it's necessary, but I do know what feels right at the moment, and sometimes the song just calls for a bloodcurdling scream,"... More >>

  • Nerd Alert

    published September 20, 2012

    Question: What do you get when you cross storytellers with an improv troupe? Answer: An offbeat, unexpected, altogether spontaneous, simply... More >>

  • Little Feat @ Talking Stick Resort

    published September 13, 2012

    In 1969, when Little Feat was formed by keyboardist Bill Payne and the just-fired Mothers of Invention guitarist Lowell George, 40-year-old... More >>

  • Absolutely Fabulous

    published September 13, 2012

    The third Bike Gayng Night Ride has arrived and “It's absurdly queer!” according to the group’s Facebook page. “Splash... More >>

  • Splendor in the Grass

    published September 6, 2012

    Women’s soccer is a kick. With the U.S. women’s team taking gold at the London Olympics, the beautiful game’s popularity is... More >>

  • Slash Still Has an Appetite for Destruction

    published August 30, 2012

    Slash is back. That's not to say the renowned guitarist just got out of rehab or jail or, well, actually went anywhere physically. But after a... More >>

  • Page Masters

    published August 30, 2012

    Fantasy literature is one of the largest segments of the fiction book market. The genre has been around for hundreds of years and includes such... More >>

  • Funk Ark @ Sail Inn

    published August 23, 2012

    The saxophones and trumpets came two by two, followed by guitars, bass, and drums, with a vintage keyboard steering the ship. Waves of sound... More >>

  • Room With A View

    published August 23, 2012

    The adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is always in style, and, in our fast-paced, capture-the-moment, Instagrammed world, this is... More >>

  • Futurebirds @ Sail Inn

    published August 16, 2012

    The future is now, but what do you know? It sounds an awful lot like the past. This could serve as a mantra for Athens, Georgia's Futurebirds,... More >>

  • Kiana Brown Wants to Be a "Normal" Star

    published August 9, 2012

    Kiana Brown is in a quandary. Two days before departing for two weeks of intensive rehearsals for her first Kidz Bop extravaganza, followed... More >>

  • Hank Williams III Rips the Rulebook to Shreds

    published August 9, 2012

    The early 1990s saw a rash of artists release not double albums, but two separate albums on the same day. Bruce Springsteen, U2, and Guns N'... More >>

  • Rocks of Ages

    published August 9, 2012

    Petroglyphs are seriously cool art that’s stood the tests of time and weather, as Valley dwellers scratched them into area rocks more... More >>

  • Happy Meal

    published August 9, 2012

    There is something almost aristocratic about sitting down for a multi-course meal. There’s the elegance, the fine food (of course), and... More >>

  • Daughters of Fission @ Martini Ranch

    published August 2, 2012

    The Daughters of Fission are a band in search of an identity. A web search offers mostly misleading information and even features former... More >>

  • Alice Cooper's Ode to Teenage Rebellion Hits Middle Age

    published August 2, 2012

    Round and round the orange Camaro went, slowly disappearing in a cloud of acrid smoke. If that high school parking lot hadn't been repaved the... More >>

  • Model Behavior

    published August 2, 2012

    What could be more enticing than spending an evening in the company of beautiful models? Chuck Norris looks cool doing it -- and so can you. To... More >>

  • Jazz Progeny Ravi Coltrane Does His Own Thing

    published July 26, 2012

    Despite the famous last name — and the fact that he plays the same instrument as his father — Ravi Coltrane, son of jazz icons John... More >>

  • Rocks of Ages

    published July 26, 2012

    Petroglyphs are seriously cool art that’s stood the tests of time and weather, as Valley dwellers scratched them into area rocks more... More >>

  • Melvin Seals and JGB Aren't the Jerry Garcia Band -- But That's Okay

    published July 19, 2012

    What would Jerry do? That's a question posed by a bumper sticker, but it also adds context to this query: If a band exclusively plays... More >>

  • Ups and Downs

    published July 19, 2012

    Every morning while out walking our dogs, a group of ultra-skinny guys (and sometimes gals) darts past at a brisk pace. Their speedy run seems... More >>

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