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  • 12 Warped Tour Band Names That Are Nearly Complete Sentences

    published Jun 27, 2013

    Warped Tour returns to the valley in a few hours, officially kicking things off at Quail Run Park in Mesa at noon. There are a few familiar names on the line up, but the onslaught of bands with colo... More >>

  • Free Love

    published June 20, 2013

    Sneaking into a hotel or a residential pool in the middle of the summer is pretty much a rite of passage in Arizona. Scrambling over the fence... More >>


    10 Tips for Going to Warped Tour in Arizona and Not Dying

    published Jun 26, 2013

    It takes a certain dedication and naiveté to go to Warped Tour in Arizona. Standing outside in what's predicted to be a 111-degree day with dozens of screaming bands isn't for everyone, but some tee... More >>


    Harry and the Potters at The Trunk Space, 6/22/13 (VIDEO)

    published Jun 24, 2013

    Harry and the Potters The Trunk Space Saturday, June 22, 2013 Harry Potter fans are an intense bunch. Folks dressed up as their favorite Gryffindor heroes or Slytherin villains are standard fare, bu... More >>

  • Swap Meet

    published June 13, 2013

    New relationships are full of all sorts of hurdles. There's the first time you spend the night together, meeting your significant other’s... More >>

  • R.I.P. Daniel Somers of Lisa Savidge, 1/14/83-6/10/13

    published Jun 19, 2013

    Friends and members of the local music community are remembering Daniel Somers, a producer and singer/guitarist of Phoenix rock band Lisa Savidge, as a hardworking, talented musician. Somers, 30, too... More >>


    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Celebrity Theatre - 6/13/2013

    published Jun 14, 2013

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Celebrity Theatre (View the full slideshow.) Thursday, June 6, 2013 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are a band of many talents, combining songs that could have been ... More >>


    The Thermals - Crescent Ballroom - 6/12/13

    published Jun 13, 2013

    The Thermals Crescent Ballroom Wednesday, June 12, 2013 If you like The Ramones, you probably would have loved last night's show. I know that's a lofty comparison, but Portland DIY pop punk trio The... More >>

  • Fall Out Boy Fans Are Extremely Excited About Last Night's Show

    published Jun 12, 2013

    Last night's sold out Fall Out Boy show was full of girls singing their hearts out to the band's hit songs. Some fans arrived early to get a coveted spot near the stage, extending the line to the Mill... More >>

  • I Saw Fall Out Boy Live Right Before They Got Huge

    published Jun 07, 2013

    I saw Fall Out Boy right before they got super popular and seemingly unavoidable--the last time they played the Marquee Theatre for an intentionally Intimate show. If my Google skills are correct, it ... More >>


    Mumford and Sons - Desert Sky Pavilion - 6/5/2013

    published Jun 06, 2013

    Mumford and Sons (See the complete slideshow here)Desert Sky PavilionJune 5, 2013 Love 'em or hate 'em, Mumford and Sons' popularity continues to grow. Last night's sold-out show at Desert Sky Pavil... More >>


    Animal Collective Comes to Marquee Theatre: Please Play Songs We Know

    published Jun 06, 2013

    Experimental indie rockers Animal Collective return to Marquee Theatre on Tuesday, October 22, and the whole thing has left us conflicted. If the band plays some old songs we'll be happy. Heck, if th... More >>

  • Six Reasons to See Ceremony Tonight at Rhythm Room

    published Jun 04, 2013

    Hardcore/post-punk act Ceremony returns to Rhythm Room tonight, and it is not a show to miss. I saw the band perform for the first time about six months ago, opening for Titus Andronicus. The vibe of... More >>

  • Cuckoo Clock Out

    published May 16, 2013

    The hectic 40-hour workweek provides minimal solace, aside from an eagerly anticipated lunch break or stealing away a few rounds of Angry Birds... More >>

  • Make It Rain

    published April 11, 2013

    Movies like The Day After Tomorrow, Twister, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs are a testament to mankind’s... More >>

  • Electronic Slide

    published May 23, 2013

    It's official: Pool party season is upon us. And that means some of the Valley's top DJs will be seen poolside once again. This summer, Sean... More >>


    Punk Rock Bowling's 20 Most Memorable Looks

    published May 30, 2013

    While piecing together this list of photos from last week's Punk Rock Bowling festival in Las Vegas, I tried to figure out how to approach it. "The hottest girls of Punk Rock Bowling" would be too ea... More >>

  • Fight Scene Stealer

    published May 23, 2013

    Quentin Tarantino has received flack for stealing scenes from other movies. Take the show-down in Kill Bill -- it looks an awful lot... More >>


    10 Things I Learned at Punk Rock Bowling

    published May 29, 2013

    The last few punk fans staggered out of downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, marking the end of Punk Rock Bowling. It was a fun experience marked by four days of music (including the club shows), pool parties... More >>

  • FLAG - Punk Rock Bowling - 5/27/13

    published May 28, 2013

    Punk Rock Bowling, Day Three FLAG, D.R.I., The Subhumans, and The Casualties Monday, May 27, 2013 Last night featured what was perhaps the most highly anticipated show of the entire festival -- FLAG.... More >>

  • Punk Rock Bowling - Turbonegro, Bad Religion, and More - Punk Rock Bowling - 5/26/2013

    published May 28, 2013

    Punk Rock Bowling, Day Two (view the full slideshow) Bad Religion, Turbonegro, Lagwagon, and Bouncing Souls Sunday, May 26 The second day of Punk Rock Bowling was full of some of the biggest names in... More >>

  • Punk Rock Bowling - Devo, The Damned - 5/25/2013

    published May 27, 2013

    Devo, The DamnedPunk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas (View the full slideshow.)May 25, 2013 The Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival had a strong start, though some bands like Swingin' Utters (who bowled today a... More >>

  • The Hood Internet on Creating Mashups Without Legal Trouble

    published May 26, 2013

    Girl Talk may be a household name when it comes to mashups, but there are so many more talented DJs out there-- 2manyDJs, DJ Earworm, Jaydiohead, among countless others. Most fans that criticize Gregg... More >>

  • The Lawrence Arms - Las Vegas Country Saloon - 5/24/13

    published May 25, 2013

    The Lawrence Arms Las Vegas Country Saloon Friday, May 24 While I'm thrilled at the opportunity to see Devo and FLAG live (at Punk Rock Bowling), The Lawrence Arms are the main reason I'm in Las Veg... More >>


    Amy's Baking Company: Video of the Grand Re-Opening, 5/21/13

    published May 22, 2013

    After all the drama since the Kitchen Nightmares season finale, Amy's Baking Company had a strict no-press policy for last night's grand re-opening event in Scottsdale. The only people who were allowe... More >>

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