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  • December to Remember

    published December 9, 2010

    As most people get all warm and fuzzy during the holiday season, others flip their shit. There are just so many times when the stress of... More >>

  • December to Remember @ Marquee Theatre

    published December 9, 2010

    As most people get all warm and fuzzy during the holiday season, others flip their shit. There are just so many times when the stress of... More >>

  • 'In Darkness and In Light' Ticket Announcement from The Maine
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    'In Darkness and In Light' Ticket Announcement from The Maine

    published Dec 07, 2010

    ​Just when you thought Phoenix pop/rock band The Maine couldn't push themselves any further as a band (they already have their own keepsake book and imprint label), the group has managed to make it ... More >>

  • Dweezil Zappa and Zappa Plays Zappa Do Frank Proud at Comerica Theatre

    published Dec 07, 2010

    ​Looks like Dweezil Zappa did his dad, Frank, proud last night at the Comerica Theatre. He and his Zappa Plays Zappa tribute band played a massive 2 1/2-hour set, including Frank's entire Apostrophe... More >>

  • Andrew Junker, What Are You Eating?

    published Dec 07, 2010

    ​Andrew Junker The lead singer of local band Kinch plays at the band's third annual Kinchmas party at the Rhythm Room on Thursday, December 23. Proceeds benefit Ozanam Manor, a homeless/transitiona... More >>

  • A Common Wall Christmas

    published December 2, 2010

    Common Wall Media’s holiday shindig at the Hard Rock isn’t your typical Christmas party. Instead of the standard yuletide carols,... More >>

  • Katy Perry's Album of the Year Grammy Nomination Truly Shocking
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    Katy Perry's Album of the Year Grammy Nomination Truly Shocking

    published Dec 03, 2010

    ​Is it just me, or is anyone else completely shocked by Katy Perry's nomination for Album of the Year for the 2011 Grammy Awards?I mean, don't get me wrong. As a person, I adore her. She's funny, sa... More >>

  • Hyper Crush at Jackrabbit Lounge, Afterlife Tonight

    Hyper Crush at Jackrabbit Lounge, Afterlife Tonight

    published Dec 02, 2010

    ​Looks like Los Angeles-based electro hip-hop trio Hyper Crush is going to have a busy night tonight. The band is scheduled to perform at two Valley clubs, all within less than 4 hours.First, they'l... More >>

  • Flier of the Week: Living Sacrifice at Nile Theater

    published Dec 02, 2010

    ​Ever wondered what a zombie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer looks like? Take a gander at this flier. It was created for metal band Living Sacrifice for their A Very Metal Christmas Tour. Since the n... More >>

  • Map Quest

    published December 2, 2010

    Get ready for a literal head-trip. Starting on Friday, November 19, Saskia Jorda debuts “Cartograms of Memory.” The artist... More >>

  • Girl Power

    published December 2, 2010

    Things get feisty and feminine at the A.E. England Gallery as lady artists from around the Valley come together for a woman-centric show... More >>

  • Raw Deal

    published December 2, 2010

    As urban renewal takes over downtown Phoenix and its art galleries, mixed-media artist Lara Plecas (formerly Kupcikevicius) brings a little bit... More >>

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    The VeraGroove @ Marquee Theatre

    published December 2, 2010

    When a band has to make up a genre name to describe its music, it's easy to suspect said band lacks focus. Not so with Tempe-based band The... More >>

  • Forward Thinking Productions Raises Awareness for Huntington's Disease, Presents Joe Firstman at 910 Live Tonight
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    Forward Thinking Productions Raises Awareness for Huntington's Disease, Presents Joe Firstman at 910 Live Tonight

    published Nov 30, 2010

    ​While many music promoters get in the business for fame or money, one local man has a much more altruistic aim with his shows: to promote awareness about Huntington's Disease. "I'm not looking to ... More >>

  • Yichao Wang, What Are You Eating?

    published Nov 30, 2010

    ​Yichao Wang The artistic director of CloPet Theatr can be seen performing with Jester'Z improv this December and January What'd you eat for dinner last night? I ate at Hong Kong Gormet Buffet in ... More >>

  • Ryan Taverna, The Black Moods and More from Over the Weekend (VIDEO)

    published Nov 29, 2010

    ​Locals who decided to stay in town for Thanksgiving weekend got quite the treat this past weekend, as a slew of great Valley acts entertained people in-between bites of turkey. On Thanksgiving Eve,... More >>

  • Jason DeRulo's "What If" Actually Talks About Commitment to Women

    published Nov 26, 2010

    ​Wow, an R&B star singing about marriage and commitment and true love. You're not dreaming it--it's happened with Jason DeRulo's "What If," and it's downright refreshing to hear a guy who's alr... More >>

  • Matty B Will Blow Your Mind with His 7-Year-Old Raps

    published Nov 25, 2010

    ​Get ready to feel like a major under-achiever.This 7-year-old kid is living thug life to the fullest, and he will absolutely blow you away with his "cover" of Kesha's "We R Who We R" (Perez Hilton ... More >>

  • Kesha's 'Cannibal' a Continuation of 'Animal'; Whether That's Good Is Up to You
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    Kesha's 'Cannibal' a Continuation of 'Animal'; Whether That's Good Is Up to You

    published Nov 24, 2010

    ​Kesha is bratty, she always looks a little dirty, and she performs live with Auto-Tune (see the American Music Awards).She would wear garbage bags as clothes if she could, and she's been pic... More >>

  • Flier of the Week: Banana Gun at Rogue Bar (Plus New Song)
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    Flier of the Week: Banana Gun at Rogue Bar (Plus New Song)

    published Nov 24, 2010

    ​In case you can't guess by looking at this flier, local indie band Banana Gun really likes old science fiction movies. Besides adopting the style when it comes to designing their promotional materi... More >>

  • Luke Ciotta, What Are You Eating?

    published Nov 23, 2010

    ​Luke Ciotta Ciotta is the drummer for local pop/rock group Absent Akridge What'd you eat for dinner last night? Pasta with vodka sauce and a Greek salad Favorite food: Hummus and pita Least favor... More >>

  • Irish Spring

    published November 25, 2010

    Downtown Phoenix might be more of a concrete jungle than a land of green pastures, but when Michael Patterson shows off his paintings at Trunk... More >>

  • Raw Deal

    published November 25, 2010

    As urban renewal takes over downtown Phoenix and its art galleries, mixed-media artist Lara Plecas (formerly Kupcikevicius) brings a little bit... More >>

  • The Summer Set @ Nile Theater

    published November 25, 2010

    Call them "hyper," "sugary," "bouncy," or just "too stoked to function," and The Summer Set will totally thank you for the compliments. The... More >>

  • Hey Monday, Cartel, The Ready Set, This Century and We Are the In Crowd at Nile Theater

    published Nov 22, 2010

    ​Valley fans of Phoenix band This Century were let in on some disappointing news last night at their show at the Nile Theater in Mesa--due to "vocal issues" with singer Joel Kanitz, the band had to ... More >>

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