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  • Club Candids: Lingerieve at Jackson's on 3rd

    published Aug 24, 2011

    With so many girls wearing bikini tops to raves, a lingerie-themed party was bound to happen. Jackson's on 3rd hosted the fifth annual Lingerieve on Saturday, August 20 and did not disappoint. There... More >>

  • Five Rock Bassists Who Steal the Show

    published Aug 23, 2011

    What do you call a beautiful woman on a bassist's arm? A tattoo. Bassists get picked on, even more than drummers. You've heard the insults: "failed guitarist," "ugly," and "forgettable." So many ba... More >>

  • Club Candids at Axis/Radius

    published Aug 17, 2011

    ​ Axis/Radius has something for everyone. Axis is geared toward fans of top 40 and R&B and Radius is a great place to check out up and coming electronica acts. Admission grants access to both clubs... More >>

  • You Me and Apollo @ Modified Arts

    published August 18, 2011

    Sir Sean Connery's classic "We named the dog Indiana" line from 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is one of the best in film... More >>

  • You Me and Apollo on Songwriting, Divorce, and Sharing a Name With a Self-Help Book

    published Aug 16, 2011

    Brent Cowles, the man behind the You Me and Apollo moniker, has strong connections to Arizona in spite of being a Colorado resident. Cowles spent a year in Phoenix working on an audio engineering deg... More >>

  • Cut Copy at Marquee Theatre 8/12/11

    published Aug 13, 2011

    Cut Copy Marquee Theatre Friday, August 12 It's about time Cut Copy played in Phoenix. Sure, it would have been great to see them on the In Ghost Colours tour, but last night was a good time for the... More >>

  • Ataris' Kris Roe Explains the Meaning Behind His Arizona Tattoo, Classic Phoenix Venues, and Warped Tour

    Ataris' Kris Roe Explains the Meaning Behind His Arizona Tattoo, Classic Phoenix Venues, and Warped Tour

    published Aug 12, 2011

    ​Kris Roe's relationship with Arizona has been a tumultuous one. His band, The Ataris, started touring 15 years ago, and Roe's stops in Arizona have always been marked by some seriously bad luck. Af... More >>

  • Club Candids at Vintage

    published Aug 10, 2011

    ​Mill Avenue is loud, and Vintage is no exception, perched on the corner of 4th Street and Mill blasting dance music to passerbys. It's loud for a reason, Vintage has a huge dance floor full of Temp... More >>

  • Ari Herstand on Looping, Gay Rights, and Living Room Concerts

    published Aug 05, 2011

    Ari Herstand puts a new twist on the singer songwriter aesthetic by playing keyboard, guitar, singing, and beatboxing all at once. He makes all sorts of interesting videos chronicling his songwriti... More >>

  • Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored

    published Aug 04, 2011

    ​Summer vacation is a wonderful thing, but once you reach the end of the internet, the prospect of going back to school starts to look good. Fall semester may be right around the corner, but there'... More >>

  • Club Candids: Solstice Saturdays at Bar Smith

    published Aug 03, 2011

    ​ Bar Smith is always popping on the weekend, and Solstice Saturdays are no exception, as DJs play house on the rooftop and hip-hop downstairs. Saturday, July 30 was a bigger party than usual-- it w... More >>

  • Ari Herstand @ Modified Arts

    published August 4, 2011

    It's nearly impossible not to yawn at the mere mention of the term "singer-songwriter." You've heard it before — some Lisa Loeb or... More >>

  • Club Candids at Sandbar

    published Jul 27, 2011

    There's more to the west valley then sports and suburbs. University of Phoenix Stadium was completed around the same time as Westgate, causing an overnight nightlife boom for the western portion of t... More >>

  • Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano Discusses 15 Years as a Band, Song Meanings, and Violent Femmes

    published Jul 22, 2011

    ​To celebrate 15 years as a band, Alkaline Trio released a semi-acoustic greatest hits album called Damnesia earlier this month, which features a couple new songs from the band and a Violent Femmes... More >>

  • Club Candids at Suite 301

    Club Candids at Suite 301

    published Jul 20, 2011

    Suite 301 is located on the third floor of the Mill Avenue building that houses Blondie's and The Big Bang, making it a great place to people watch and enjoy drinks in a hip atmosphere. The two well... More >>

  • Alkaline Trio @ The Nile Theater

    published July 21, 2011

    Illinois punk outfit Alkaline Trio has come a long way over the past 15 years, battling drug addictions, troubled relationships, record labels,... More >>

  • Ben Folds at Marquee Theatre, 7/18/11

    Ben Folds at Marquee Theatre, 7/18/11

    published Jul 19, 2011

    ​ Ben Folds Marquee Theatre Monday, July 18, 2011 Ben Folds has been writing piano rock oscillating between sardonic humor and commentary on the human condition since his beginnings with... More >>

  • Wugazi Speaks! Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy on Mashing-Up Fugazi and Wu-Tang

    published Jul 18, 2011

    ​If you've been online within the past week, chances are you've already heard Wugazi. If not, the project is exactly what it sounds like: a mash-up of Wu-Tang Clan and Fugazi. Cecil Otter and Swiss... More >>

  • Reverend Horton Heat at Marquee Theatre, 7/16/11

    Reverend Horton Heat at Marquee Theatre, 7/16/11

    published Jul 17, 2011

    Reverend Horton Heat Marquee Theatre Saturday, July 16, 2011 Reverend Horton Heat makes an annual stop in Phoenix year after year and never fails to put on a good show. Sure, the band tends to play ... More >>

  • Roar Explains "Christmas Kids"

    published Jul 15, 2011

    ​Roar is a popular band name, but the bewitching vocal-driven pop of Phoenix's Roar makes them stand out from their hard rock contemporaries. Plus, our Roar recorded a Daytrotter session. As much a... More >>

  • Club Candids: Obscura at Rips

    published Jul 13, 2011

    Obscura is a fun dance party, it's a shame it only happens once a month. DJs Roya and Adrian Flanagan spin indie, brit pop, and new wave, and raffle off CDs, concert tickets, and movie screening pa... More >>

  • Club Candids: Summer Massive at Venue Scottsdale

    published Jul 06, 2011

    ​A name like Summer Massive sets high expectations for a party. All the components were in place -- an impressive line up featuring Designer Drugs, Le Castle Vania, and local talent, a large venue (... More >>

  • Dead Man’s Party

    published July 7, 2011

    Sparkly vampires, loveable werewolves, and Casper the Friendly Ghost may have softened the image of movie monsters, but zombies still maintain a... More >>

  • Streetlight Manifesto @ Marquee Theatre

    published July 7, 2011

    Third-wave ska peaked sometime in the late 1990s, when bands like The Toasters, Save Ferris, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones achieved... More >>

  • H2O to Headline Within These Walls on September 24

    published Jul 05, 2011

    ​ The line up of Within These Walls has been changing a bit over the past couple weeks, but it looks like it's close to being locked down. A headliner was recently announced, and it's none other th... More >>

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