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2011 Stories by Rob Kroehler

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  • Puppet Show

    published December 29, 2011

    It seems fitting that while perennial Tempe rockers The Gin Blossoms ring 2012 on AZ's largest stage, headlining the Fiesta Bowl block party,... More >>

  • Old School Yule

    published December 22, 2011

    This Christmas, should you wake to find that, amidst Santa's tapestry of toys and joys, your desired treasures have again left you bereft -- if... More >>

  • Carve It Up

    published December 15, 2011

    If you're a valley resident who hasn't heard of guitarist Carvin Jones, it's likely that you've been doing a little carvin' of your own, holed... More >>

  • Blonde on Blonde

    published December 8, 2011

    The music biz can be as ferocious as any heartless entity. That is, unless you're a pair of gorgeous twins from Australia, in which case... More >>

  • Synthesized Swimming

    published December 1, 2011

    Perhaps the thought of sunbathing while sipping a brisk, summery libation isn't a welcome one for winter starved Phoenicians this time of year.... More >>

  • For the Record

    published November 24, 2011

    Even the severest of turkey hangovers can be cured with a little hair of the dog. For Black Friday shoppers, a sale will get them outta bed... More >>

  • Coupling

    published November 17, 2011

    Had it not been for the murkiness of Jack and Meg White's relationship during the debutante days of The White Stripes, we might not be enjoying... More >>

  • GWAR and Peace

    published November 10, 2011

    Just two weeks after the rest of us have put away the candy and the costumes, perpetual Halloweeners and veteran shock-rockers GWAR will return... More >>

  • Foreign Affairs

    published November 3, 2011

    Considering its proximity to the country that spawned the Beatles, Stones, and Radiohead, you'd think France might've caught some of England's... More >>

  • Blue Job

    published October 27, 2011

    If you find yourself in a group of silent, bald, and blue guys, chances are you're either in a men's support group, or seeing the Blue Man... More >>

  • Great Dane

    published October 20, 2011

    Be it the gluttonous stylings of Junior Senior, or Aqua's dreadful “Barbie Girl,” Denmark has exported enough bubblegum pop to give... More >>

  • In the Raw

    published October 13, 2011

    Whether their name was intended to be a catchall for perverts trolling for celebrity nip-slips is beside the point. The Naked And Famous is... More >>

  • Joy of Six

    published October 6, 2011

    If it weren't for sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and a torrid obsession with fire, Detroit's Electric Six would be up a very boring... More >>

  • Gang Warfare

    published September 29, 2011

    Some bands sputter along for years before hitting their stride, others come out swinging and deliver a knockout. Brooklyn's Gang Gang Dance is one... More >>

  • Fitting the Bill

    published September 22, 2011

    Few celebrities have attained the carte blanche sufferance that Bill Murray enjoys. Every facet of his closely scrutinized life,... More >>

  • Indie Jones

    published September 1, 2011

    Canadian rockers Japandroids claim that the title of their debut album, Post Nothing, was a pithy rebuke to those who might pigeonhole the duo... More >>

  • Cash Only

    published July 7, 2011

    If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then Douglas Benson dispatches flowery love letters to the Man in Black every time he... More >>

  • Hometown Zeroes

    published June 30, 2011

    It’s widely believed that punk rock will never, ever die. And apparently, the same goes for local punk legends Authority Zero. ... More >>

  • Dude Awakening

    published June 30, 2011

    At the risk of pissing off that Dos Equis guy, Jeff Bridges is truly one of the most interesting men in the world. Besides bringing... More >>

  • Getting Fixed

    published June 23, 2011

    Keeping up with hipster trends is a bit like predicting the rapture: It’s downright impossible. So if the trendy world of fixed gear bikes... More >>

  • Pop Punk

    published June 16, 2011

    Somewhere between the seemingly oblivious brilliance of indie quirkster Daniel Johnston and the meticulously calculated humor of Andy Kaufman lies... More >>

  • She Wants Revenge

    published June 16, 2011

    Alt-rock act She Wants Revenge is a musical rarity. Armed with the ability to wear their influences on their sleeves without sounding too... More >>

  • Sibling Revelry

    published June 2, 2011

    Comedian Kevin Farley may have spent most of his career living in the rather large shadow cast by his late brother Chris, but he’s finally... More >>

  • Burn to Run

    published May 26, 2011

    For some aerobically inclined folks, summertime means lacing up the kicks, slapping on the sunblock, and hitting the pavement running. Though most... More >>

  • All Shook Up

    published May 5, 2011

    It’s been more than two decades since psychobilly star Mojo Nixon famously howled, “Elvis is everywhere,” and the declaration still... More >>

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