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  • Drink It All In

    published April 26, 2012

    Martinis & Masterpieces dubs itself the valley's premier after-work cocktail party, and from the looks of things, that could be true. It will... More >>

  • Lucinda Williams

    published April 26, 2012

    There was a time when Lucinda Williams wasn't a famous country rock star. True. Back in 1998, just a few weeks before her Grammy-winning Car... More >>

  • One Wheel Up

    published April 26, 2012

    The world record for the longest continuous wheelie (riding on one wheel of a bicycle) is slightly more than eight miles, and held by a South... More >>

  • Monster Mash-Up

    published April 19, 2012

    On Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales, Pixar’s short companion to Cars, Mater battles all kinds of crazy characters in a monster truck... More >>

  • Chairlift @ Crescent Ballroom

    published April 12, 2012

    At an early '90s Cocteau Twins concert in Denver, half-asleep and fully delirious, I drifted in and out of reality as strobe lights pulsed... More >>

  • Spirited Away

    published April 12, 2012

    Red Rocker, former Van Halen vocalist, and Cabo Wabo tequila producer Sammy Hagar believes salt is a must when tasting tequila. “Salt... More >>

  • Steel Pulse @ Marquee Theatre

    published April 5, 2012

    Reggae certainly has changed since Steel Pulse began in the mid-1970s. Back then, roots reggae ruled the roost. Dancehall, lovers rock, and... More >>

  • A Whirlwind Year Leaves Portugal. The Man's Frontman Stress-free

    published April 5, 2012

    John Gourley feels good. Tired, but really good. His band, Portugal. The Man, is chilling in El Paso following a rollercoaster ride of TV... More >>

  • Sweater Set

    published April 5, 2012

    Doesn’t it seem ironic that so many of these surprisingly popular adventure challenges and obstacle courses include large doses of mud,... More >>

  • All Strung Out

    published April 5, 2012

    A hardcore mountain biker friend watched with us as dancers hurl themselves about in a video of Australian dance company Chunky Move’s... More >>

  • Ridden Dragon

    published March 29, 2012

    It might look like an epic Chinese movie is being filmed at Tempe Town Lake this weekend, but actually the droves of boats will signal the... More >>

  • Loops 101

    published March 29, 2012

    There’s no excuse for skipping out on a little exercise, especially when it comes in the form of a casual bike ride. Hosted by local... More >>

  • The Aggrolites' Reggae Sound Avoids Needless Polish

    published March 22, 2012

    Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s — an integration of numerous musical styles dating back to 1930s swing bands. Over the... More >>

  • 'Cue Ball

    published March 22, 2012

    With four punk/ska punk bands performing — Buck-O-Nine, Voodoo Glowskulls, Goldfinger, and headliner Face to Face — plus local acts... More >>

  • The Wild Ones

    published March 22, 2012

    The world’s a more exciting place on two wheels, and Arizona Bike Week intends to keep that ideal alive. Cyclefest kicks off 10 a.m.... More >>

  • Game of Throws

    published March 15, 2012

    Entering week three of the Cactus League schedule, irrelevant questions still overshadow what is actually taking place — the hitting,... More >>

  • Still Smokin'

    published March 15, 2012

    You don’t have to be a stoner to appreciate the drug culture comedy of duo Cheech & Chong, but it certainly... More >>

  • Drive-By Truckers Shy From the Sunny Side

    published March 8, 2012

    Just because a band is from the South and rocks, that doesn't make it a "Southern rock" band. This is a misnomer the Drive-By Truckers have... More >>

  • Legging Behind

    published March 8, 2012

    The grueling schedule of this shortened NBA season is clearly wearing down some aging legs, so the All-Star break’s rest days (perennial... More >>

  • Hot Fuzz

    published March 8, 2012

    Save some chain grease for that ‘stache. Come Saturday all one needs for the Tempe Bicycle Action Group’s fourth annual Moustache... More >>

  • Al Stewart

    published March 1, 2012

    In the unlikely event that Al Stewart can't make his scheduled March 2 concert, Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar could definitely fill in. Maybe... More >>

  • Icing on the Make

    published March 1, 2012

    Hockey is a streaky sport. The Coyotes can attest to that, playing poorly early before rebounding thanks in large part to practically... More >>

  • Going Nowhere Fast

    published March 1, 2012

    It used to be that fixed gear bikes were exclusive to velodrome racing or specialized street training. But these days the two-wheelers are all... More >>

  • Flowering Cheery

    published February 23, 2012

    Even in the warm(er) desert climate, it’s still a little early for cherry blossoms to appear on trees. But this weekend’s Arizona... More >>

  • We're Still Asking Whether The Darkness Are for Real

    published February 16, 2012

    When The Darkness entered the spotlight in 2003, the parenthetical question was: "Are these guys for real?" Glam rock long had given up... More >>

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