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Awards

  • 2013 - Lone Star Awards

    "Dam It!"

  • 2012 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published August 18, 2011

    "Knocked Out"

  • 2012 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published October 20, 2011

    "Sons of Blood and Thunder"

2007 Stories by Steve Jansen

Archives: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad/Partners in 818

    published December 27, 2007

    It's not uncommon for a rock group to feature guest spots, rotating personnel, or additional instruments. Add a guitarist here, substitute a... More >>

  • Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble

    published December 27, 2007

    It's a bloody shame that many folks outside of Chicago have never heard of Down Beat Magazine award-winning flautist Nicole Mitchell.... More >>

  • Wrassle Mania

    published December 27, 2007

    Good news for all of you fans of faux wrestling. The two largest wrasslin’ organizations in town -- Impact Zone Wrestling and Rising Phoenix... More >>

  • Purr Diem

    published December 27, 2007

    The folks at Cherry Lounge & Pit bill the clientele who come to Kitten Thursdays Ladies Night “cougars in training.” Hey, gals,... More >>

  • Devils’ Advocate

    published December 27, 2007

    Question for ASU football fans: Did you really want to face the mighty Oklahoma Sooners in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl? Wouldn’t you rather... More >>

  • Lasso Del Sol at WestWorld

    published December 27, 2007

    The sport of roping ain't just for a bunch of steers and queers. Steers, definitely, but not the latter. If you're not buying it, we challenge... More >>

  • Try Me Bicycle

    published December 20, 2007

    Imagine a coffee shop gig. There's dude or dudette strumming away on stage, pouring his or her heart into the mic in between sips of... More >>

  • Here Comes Anti-Claus

    published December 20, 2007

    Andrew Jackson Jihad has received a grip of ink in our esteemed publication. From glowing praise (“Their music could almost be the perfect... More >>

  • Bach Choir Eat World

    published December 20, 2007

    Name a Phoenix-based musical act that’s been nominated for five Grammys in the same year. Alice Cooper? False. CeCe Peniston? Uh, no.... More >>

  • Bach Choir Eat World

    published December 20, 2007

    Name a Phoenix-based musical act that’s been nominated for five Grammys in the same year. Alice Cooper? False. CeCe Peniston? Uh, no.... More >>

  • Bach Choir Eat World

    published December 20, 2007

    Name a Phoenix-based musical act that’s been nominated for five Grammys in the same year. Alice Cooper? False. CeCe Peniston? Uh, no.... More >>

  • Bach Choir Eat World

    published December 20, 2007

    Name a Phoenix-based musical act that’s been nominated for five Grammys in the same year. Alice Cooper? False. CeCe Peniston? Uh, no.... More >>

  • The Odd Couplet

    published December 20, 2007

    Are you a poet and you know it? Psh! Talk to the hand, because we know the cats in the Jazz Poets, backed by folky rockers Obadiah Parker, are the... More >>

  • The Glass-Bulb Menagerie

    published December 20, 2007

    Things that are typical Phoenix in the wintertime: Holiday lights. Strip malls. Strip malls with holiday lights on them. And, of course,... More >>

  • Wallace & Ladmo Birthday Celebration at Changing Hands

    published December 13, 2007

    Though only half of the Wallace & Ladmo duo is still with us, their legacy lives on. Come celebrate Wallace's (Bill Thompson)... More >>

  • They Got Rhythm

    published December 13, 2007

    Phoenix is a hotbed for jazz and jazzy-type players. Yes, really. Here’s proof: • Juini Booth, NYC-based Sun Ra Arkestra bassist... More >>

  • House Party

    published December 13, 2007

    If anything, Calaca Café -- a gathering of musicians, performers, and Mercado-style art -- is the shit because of its venue. Join the folks... More >>

  • Surf the Alps

    published December 13, 2007

    Austria. Home of Mozart, Hitler, The Sound of Music, the Governorator, and, uh, surfing? That’s right. A bunch of beatniks from the... More >>

  • Was There a Bright Side?

    published December 13, 2007

    Need some coaxing to go out on a Tuesday night? What if we told you that Stinkweeds and Retail Laboratory have put their stamp of approval on a... More >>

  • ASU Women's Basketball vs. Fresno State at Wells Fargo Arena

    published December 13, 2007

    Women’s sports rule in the Valley. You hear us, Arizona Pigeons, uh, Cardinals? If you don’t believe us, let’s jostle those... More >>

  • Hole Lotta Love

    published December 13, 2007

    You're a golfer. You just drove the piss out of the ball straight down that there fairway, Happy Gilmore-style. Then you sink a beast of... More >>

  • Jocks Rock

    published December 13, 2007

    Chicks dig the long ball. They also be loving some rock 'n' rollers. So release that inner Barry Bonds/Rob Halford-wanna-be hybrid during Rock and... More >>

  • Bob Ravenscroft Trio

    published December 6, 2007

    Bob Ravenscroft's latest, Intersections I, finds the accomplished pianist resting comfortably in what intimidates so many jazz cats:... More >>

  • Stevie Wonder

    published December 6, 2007

    It's an interesting time for soul music czar Stevie Wonder to be out and about on a rare U.S. tour. Because, aside from some concealed gems here... More >>

  • Thollem McDonas

    published November 29, 2007

    Much like free-jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, who pioneered an unapologetic sound birthed from classical training, San Francisco-based Thollem... More >>

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