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    Hip-hop moves at the lightning-fast pace of the Internet these days, and Futuristic, a Tempe rapper on the verge of making it big, knows that better than anyone. In the past two years,...
  • Up on the Sun: hip-hop
    Things are going well for Phoenix rapper Futuristic. The video for the unsigned rapper's single, "I Guess I'll Smoke," from his released released album Traveling Local, has now surpassed...
  • Up on the Sun: Opening/Closing
    It's safe to say that the new Club Red in Mesa has been a work in progress during its first three weeks. And booking manager Mattx Bentley is the first to agree, right before rattling off a...
  • Up on the Sun: Metal Mondays
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    Didja ever wonder where the whole "420" thing with marijuana culture came about? You know, that particularly significant number that's celebrated and cherished by pot fans around the world...
  • Up on the Sun: Metal!
    Now more than ever, there are a lot of metal -- from comedy to thrash to black to grindcore -- getting slung in and around Metro Phoenix thanks to concerts and gigs by locals and touring...
  • Up on the Sun: Opening/Closing
    The Tempe music scene's suffered the loss of a slew of venues in the last couple years, including the Clubhouse, Rocky Point Cantina, Stray Cat, and -- a few months from now -- The Sail Inn....
  • Up on the Sun: Lists
    It can be easy to miss unless you're looking for it, but there are a lot of metal (heavy or otherwise) getting slung in and around Metro Phoenix, thanks to concerts and gigs by locals and...
  • Up on the Sun: This Week
    Want to get in a show this week? There are plenty of concerts over the next five days around Metro Phoenix to choose from, as you can see for yourself by viewing our extensive online concert...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    Hear that? It's the clock counting down the hours until your weekend begins and it's nearing the magic moment known as quitting time. To help the time pass more quickly, you might consider...
  • Up on the Sun: This Week
    Want to get in a show this week? There are plenty of concerts over the next five days around Metro Phoenix to choose from, as you can see for yourself by viewing our extensive online concert...
  • Up on the Sun: Metal!
    It can be easy to miss unless you're looking for it, but there are a lot of metal (heavy or otherwise) in and around Metro Phoenix, thanks to concerts and gigs by locals and touring acts...
  • Up on the Sun: Interview
    Not to burst any death metal bubbles here, but Matt Harvey of Exhumed is a really nice guy. He's insightful, seems to genuinely care about how much fun fans have at their shows, and when...
  • Up on the Sun: Show Preview
    There's going to be a war going on inside Club Red tomorrow night -- and your cochlea may not survive the battle. The Tempe music venue will play host to representatives of some of the...
  • Music: Column
    Josh Landau can't stop moving — mostly because he doesn't allow himself to. For starters, he's the vocalist for Venice Beach-based The Shrine. Then there's Eliminator, the...
  • Up on the Sun: Show Preview
    A new source of intensity adds to the fiery, riff-heavy attack on Red Fang's third album. With a relentless touring schedule leaving little time for songwriting or recording, the band felt...
  • Up on the Sun: Punk & Hardcore
    Josh Landau can't stop moving -- mostly because he doesn't allow himself to. He's the vocalist for Venice Beach-based The Shrine, along with band members Court Murphy and Jeff Murray, he...
  • Music: Column
    In the hype and haze between the viral success of ASAP Rocky's song "Purple Swag" and the release of his first mixtape, much of the Internet's gaze was directed squarely at the flamboyant,...
  • Up on the Sun: Show Preview
    By Tom Reardon What would the Valley do without Tyler King and Kim Larowe? For those of you who aren't in the know, the two of them have been bringing excellent punk and metal shows to the...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Important concert-going note: Until Friday, at the earliest, it is still at least a little weird to go to a show--whether it's on this list or not--in a Halloween costume. We're just...
  • Up on the Sun: Best of Phoenix 2013
    It seems like one has closed every month, lately--Hollywood Alley, Martini Ranch, Rocky Point Cantina--but the Valley is still blessed with enough music venues to make selecting some for...
  • Music: Feature
    There's something to be said for a local band having the gall to throw a CD-release party in 1995. "Before that," laughs Rich Fourmey, "everything was a tape-release party. So we said, to...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    When you're talking to Random--aka Mega Ran, aka (to Caller ID) Raheem--it's not hard to detect the former-teacher in his voice. When he's not rapping about video games or not giving into...
  • Up on the Sun: Music and technology
    I never quite understood it until yesterday, but my favorite Andy Warhol quote has always been, "In the future, everyone will be famous enough to have the Internet come to their rescue for...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Black Flag Club Red Thursday, July 11, 2013 The idea of Black Flag coming to town works in principle. Seeing the remnants of an iconic punk band that hasn't performed in Phoenix in decades...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    D.I.Club Red, TempeJuly 2, 2013 Anyone who might argue that punk is dead should consider Tuesday night's D.I. show at Club Red as proof to the contrary. What originally was billed as an...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The current version of L.A. Guns is at least the second band bearing his name to not feature Tracii Guns, the guitarist who founded L.A. Guns and briefly took part in the Sunset Strip...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Review and Photos by Jonathan Alvira Big K.R.I.T.Club Red, TempeMay 24, 2013 The dim-lit venue suddenly became bright and the crowd awoke as the so-called "underground king" stormed on...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    Firemen are the real heroes. Or maybe teachers -- I can never remember. In any case, there will be lots of superheroes in town this weekend for Phoenix Comicon. Some of them will even be...
  • Up on the Sun: Show Preview
    It's hard to believe that it's been 17 months since the release of rapper Mouse Powell's outstanding debut, Where It's Cloudy. The Tempe-based artist has kept busy during that time, notching...
  • Up on the Sun: Interview
    "I am unpredictable," Danny Brown says. "That's why I call myself the hybrid. I never do the same shit." Danny's high-pitched speedy delivery attracts listeners and hip-hop heads alike to...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    Hey ya, the weekend is here. So get off the couch and go dancing, Phoenix. Maybe these shows: Our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend. Friday, April 5: Wolfgang Gartner @ Wild...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Ryan Leslie is a smooth operator. The rap/hip-hop artist's rhymes melt like butter on toast — actually, given Leslie's penchant for upscale video shoots in Paris and other exotic...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    Yep, you read that headline correctly. Punk legends Black Flag are making their way to Club Red on Thursday, July 11. It isn't the classic lineup, though, and some fans may be disappointed...
  • Up on the Sun: Metal Mondays
    Usually, people move from places like the middle of nowhere to big industry cities like New York and Los Angeles to find musical success, and stay there. Not the other way around. But for...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Mod Sun — Dylan Smith to his mom — is happy. We're talking the kind of abnormally smiley and positive guy-you-want-to-punch-in-the-head-on-a-bad-day kinda happy. But on an...
  • Up on the Sun: Phoenix New Times Best of App
    We're lucky in the Valley of the Sun. There are plenty of hole-in-the-wall venues, which, in most enthusiasts' opinion, are the best places to see a great show. Especially when it comes to...
  • Up on the Sun: Five Must-See Shows This Week
    It's only the end of February, but I'm convinced I've already heard one of the best albums of 2013. Destruction Unit's new LP, the six-song mind eraser Void, debuts locally on Monday,...
  • Up on the Sun: Events
    Listen, I'm a sore loser and a sore winner. I used to cry after losing my elementary school chess matches, which thankfully directed me away from competitive pawn-pushing and into the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Anberlin has never been the band to drop copious amounts of J-bombs in its songs, but the band's music often has served as a musical metaphor for how people maintain their faith during...
  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
    Florida rockers Anberlin have been together for just over a decade, and what a ride it's been. After starting out small with Tooth & Nail Records and experiencing great success with...
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    The critical narrative says that pelvic-thrusting rock stars are clueless actors. Even the kingliest of rock gods, people who understand better than most how to tickle an audience, tend to...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Murs, The Insects, Fashawn, Prof @ Club Red|2/5/13It looks like it's that time of the year again, as Murs gathers a select group of rappers to embark on a nationwise tour leading up to his...
  • Up on the Sun: Five Must-See Shows This Week
    It's the Monday after the big game, which means you're back at the office, standing around the water cooler listening to your most annoying co-worker recreate his favorite Super Bowl...
  • Music: Feature
    It's a whirlwind few years that have landed Los Angeles rapper Murs in Tucson. A prolific artist and collaborator, the 34-year-old rapper spent a dozen years grinding before scoring a major...
  • Up on the Sun: Outtakes
    In this week's issue, we profile Arizona-based rapper Murs. Some great stuff got left on the cutting-room floor, so in this installment of Outtakes, we'll crack open the tape recorder and...
  • Up on the Sun: Video
    Thanks to the popularity of the programs such as Photoshop, everyone in this day and age feels like they can become a media design mogul with purchase of a camera and a few ideas. What...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Dumperfoo's 40th Birthday feat. Drunken Immortals @ Club Red | 1/18/13Once upon a time, catching a wild gig by the Drunken Immortals was an easy thang to do. A decade ago, the local hip-hop...
  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
    If you happen to attend Adam Dumper's big 40th birthday bash tonight at Club Red in Tempe, don't be afraid to call him Uncle Dumps. Yes, we're well aware that the renowned Blunt Club...
  • Music: Feature
    It's less than an hour before last call at a recent session of The Blunt Club in Tempe, and resident DJ Pickster One is cuing up the Beastie Boys' "Get It Together." Girls in booty shorts...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Interviews
    It's a wonder that Adam Dumper ever finds time to sleep, especially since the Tempe urban artist, live painting guru, and hip-hop impresario keeps a pretty hectic schedule. When he isn't...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    The Sword @ Club Red|12/14/12Valley metal heads got one the their last doses of heavy riffs and shredding guitar solos this year when Austin sci-fi enthusiasts The Sword played to a packed...
  • Up on the Sun: Lists
    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Austin metal quartet The Sword is keeping it simple. In 2010, the band had its greatest commercial success to date with the dazzling Warp Riders, a high-concept album that was the metal...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    Taylor Swift is coming to town on Tuesday, May 28, at Jobing.com Arena. And...never has the thought of the pending apocalypse been so appealing. Sure, Swift has her vocal detractors (like...
  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
    Austin metal quartet The Sword has gone through some significant changes since the release of 2010's Warp Riders, a high-concept album taking place on the halves of a fictional planet each...
  • Up on the Sun: Lists
    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This...
  • Up on the Sun: Metal!
    '80s rocker Don Dokken will make a special appearance tonight at Club Red for an intimate acoustic performance featuring Dokken hits, cover tunes, and the stories behind some of the band's...
  • Up on the Sun: Lists
    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    The Blasters will be hitting The Rhythm Room on Saturday, December 15th. They'll no doubt be pushing their latest album, Fun on Saturday Night, a 12-track joyride through rockabilly and...
  • Up on the Sun: hip-hop
    Ben "Macklemore" Haggerty has quickly become an unlikely and conscious voice in hip-hop. His name may seem new, but this is really Haggerty's second wind, and he's using his newfound...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    What do you get when you mix crime fighting with Brazilian bossa nova/soul/surf? Something as strangely wonderful as Chicano Batman. This L.A. based indie band will be bringing their unique...
  • Up on the Sun: Five Must-See Shows This Week
    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the...
  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
    Phoenix rappers Mr. Miranda and Random a.k.a Mega Ran proved to be a formidable tandem when they teamed up to form the powerful hip-hop duo, Mirandom late last year. The two are currently...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    See also: Green Day's New Song "Epic as F*ck"? Not Even Close. See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's DookieWhen I was told by my editor to allow some room for a Green Day blurb, my first...
  • Up on the Sun: Five Must-See Shows This Week
    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This...
  • Music: Column
    One doesn't simply listen to Angerfist. In fact, hearing the filthy hardcore house produced by the hockey mask-clad Dutchman is more akin to a gory auditory assault on your ears, where...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    As August winds down, it's time to start thinking about your upcoming Halloween weekend. Believe it or not, there's better options than sitting at home ripping through your siblings' candy...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    See also: Ghostface Killah @ Club Red See also: Local DJ/Producer El-Jay Beats to Share The Stage with Ghostface KillahGhostface Killah @ CLUB RED | 8/23/12 Coming from rappers who know a...
  • Music: Show Preview
    As one of the original nine MCs who came together like a hip-hop Avengers team, Wu-Tang Clan alumnus Ghostface Killah has reached immortal status in the rap realm. He's been critically...
  • Up on the Sun: Show Preview
    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    She might be person most to blame for the misuse of the word "ironic" in America, but who cares? We've always had a soft spot for Alanis Morissette. Jagged Little Pill was such an...
  • Up on the Sun: Lists
    See also: EL-P's Dystopian Hip-Hop is No Sci-Fi Fantasy See also: Asher Roth Is Bro Rap Incarnate, but Don't Hold It Against Him See also: Action Bronson @ Club Red See also: Ten Awesome...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    See also: Phife Dawg at Club Red, 6/22/12 See also: Talib Kweli, Club Red, 7/21/12 See also: Elzhi and RoQ'y TyRaid, Chasers Bar & Night Club, 8/1/12 It's been a good time for Valley...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    See also: GWAR, Tav Falco's Panther Burns, Kendrick Lamar, and More Just Announced Shows It's time to tear into your closet and dust off those old gas station shirts. '80s ska/punk band...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    What could be more enticing than spending an evening in the company of beautiful models? Chuck Norris looks cool doing it -- and so can you. To make that happen, head to the annual Showcase...
  • Music: Column
    Everyone loves an underdog, but even more, they love to be the underdog, even if the evidence suggests otherwise. The Tea Party paints itself as a grass-roots middle-class movement, but it...
  • Up on the Sun: Five Must-See Shows This Week
    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    "Let's duet!" The Valley hasn't been short on Willie Nelson sightings this year, but The Railroad Revival Tour's second go-round promises to deliver some signature Willie thrills with added...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Talib Kweli Club Red Saturday, July 21 There is only one word to properly describe Talib Kweli's performance at Club Red in Tempe: endurance. Those who crammed into the club had to...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This...
  • Music: Show Preview
    In 1998, pioneering hip-hoppers Mos Def and Talib Kweli teamed up for Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. Call it conscious rap or backpack rap if you must; we prefer to call it one of the...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    Legendary singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston is coming to Crescent Ballroom on Sunday, November 11. The mythic outsider artist and inspiration to Kurt Cobain (who famously wore a Johnston...
  • Up on the Sun: Up on the Sun
    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about...
  • Up on the Sun: Giveaway
    Talib Kweli doesn't seem to like downtime. Last year he released the celebrated Gutter Rainbows, and Idle Worship, a nu-soul collaboration with singer-songwriter Res, teamed with Yasiin Bey...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    It's the family pool party, and you're drunk. Then, your uncle strips down to his tighty-whities, and quickly you’re both uncomfortable and drunk. “If you can’t beat...
  • Up on the Sun: Over the Weekend
    Against Me! and The Cult at the Marquee Theatre Last night's lineup was strange, to say the least. Noise rockers The Icarus Line drew comparisons to Iggy Pop while Against Me! played its...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Phife Dawg Club Red Friday, June 22 If there was one point that was made clear in last year's documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, its that the members of...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    Some of Phoenix's premier rappers will have a unique chance to share the stage with a hip-hop institution when Phife Dawg of legendary outfit A Tribe Called Quest rocks the mic at Club Red...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Action Bronson Club Red Friday, May 8 See also: NYC's Action Bronson Plays It Tough and Cool "You want me to rap or what?" That was the first thing that Flushing, Queens, rapper Action...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This...
  • Music: Column
    In Brian De Palma's 1983 film Scarface — a touchstone film in the rap world — the title character, played by Al Pacino, lays out a simple path to domination as a ladies man:...
  • Up on the Sun: Movies
    Saturday, May 19: Yellow Submarine @ AMC Desert Ridge The actual Beatles don't actually show up in the 1968 animated flick Yellow Submarine (not until the end at least, and that's not...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Music Maker Workshops Battle of the Bands Club Red Sunday, May 6, 2012 Pint-size rockers of Ahwatukee's Music Maker Workshops dueled it out at the school's first battle of the bands of the...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This...
  • Music: Column
    There's a new kind of rapper in town: compulsively stoned, inexhaustibly prolific, perpetually swagged-out. Rather than cloister themselves in VIP booths, they perfect their ground game in...
  • Up on the Sun: Lists
    It's a hard pill to swallow, but music venues in the Valley tend to come and go. Fact. Look no further than the closing of The Compound Grill within the past week or last month's nixing of...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Paper Diamond Club Red Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Last night may have been a Tuesday, but that didn't stop the crowd at Club Red from getting raunchy like it was a weekend. Walking into the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If you've seen the recent documentary Re:Generation, you're probably aware of the current trend of reconfiguring rock, pop, and other music forms by spicing 'em up with various electronica...
  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
    I respect Prescott for a handful of things: eclectic art, historic buildings (Prescott has hundreds on the National Historic Registry), and for being host to the world's oldest rodeo. And,...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    New Times Soundcheck Saturday, February 11, 2012 Club Red Two stages: check. Fourteen bands: check. Sound: check. The New Times Soundcheck Festival concluded last night at Club Red with...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    New Times Soundcheck Friday, February 10, 2012 Club Red It's been a great week for local music fans. The much-anticipated 100 Years of Music That Defined Arizona article came out a couple...
  • Up on the Sun: Giveaway
    It's almost here: New Times Soundcheck at Club Red is this weekend, featuring a roster of entirely local talent. Over two days you get The Love Me Nots, Father Figures (download an exclusive...
  • Music: Show Preview
    With song titles such as "Kodiak," "Hunter," "Wolves," and "Between the Glacier and the Sea," Turbid North's connection to Alaska remains strong, even if the band currently resides in Texas....
  • Up on the Sun: Mp3
    How's this for cred: Michael Cornelius, of JFA fame and current guitarist of The Father Figures, shouting out a cover of "Avon Lady" by famed PHX hardcore band The Feederz? That's pretty...
  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
    You know that scene in Spinal Tap, where Rob Reiner is reading the band a review of the Shark Sandwich album and he says, "This one is simply two words: Shit Sandwich?" Scanning through...
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    Jason Devore of Authority Zero is going to be a busy dude for the next couple months. Not only is Authority Zero on tour with the Voodoo Glow Skulls, but the band is prepping the release...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    If, while counting down to midnight at the New Year's Eve blowout of your chain restaurant of choice, you couldn't help thinking that hundreds of thousands of people were eating the same...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    X Club Red Friday, December 9 For more photos, click here. Eight overlapping bands in four hours. Last night's X show felt more like a music festival than a Friday night concert. Eager...
  • Music: Column
    Nineteen-eighty was a strange time for music. First-wave punk was finished; disco was on its way out, and practically every pop song on the air was sporting synthesizers. Despite the...
  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
    X set itself apart from its first-generation punk contemporaries with Exene Cervenka and John Doe's dueling vocals and a serious dose of roots and rockabilly in its sound. X has a...
  • Music: Column
    For a while, Eric Bachmann decided he was done with music. No matter that he'd made a name for himself as frontman of '90s indie icons Archers of Loaf. No matter that he'd gotten acclaim for...
  • Music: Column
    Christmas music is weird stuff. Sure, grandmas like it, but for poor souls folks manning the boards at 99.9 KEZ FM, it's less the music of holly jollies and more a nightmare of tunes played...
  • Up on the Sun: The Serene Dominic Show
    Part 1: Crashdïet LIVE at the Waffle House America is ready for Crashdïet! That's right, we've got Sweden's prime exporters of "sleaze hard rock" in their first American vidcast...
  • Music: Feature
    Danny Torgersen and Trevor Denton are two very different guys. We're huddled around a table at Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe on a busy Tuesday night. Torgersen is firing off rapid-fire...
  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
    We've done a lot of coverage on the Rock the R3volution tour, from its announcement to almost inevitable collapse. The confluence of music and politics has always been interesting to me....
  • Up on the Sun: Announcements
    On the official Rock the Revolution site, presidential candidate Ron Paul says: "I always knew that if you were going to have a revolution, you needed two things. Young people, and music."...
  • Up on the Sun: Club Candids
    Despite the attendance being a bit of a disappointment to its promoters, Red Light Disco at Tempe's Club Red last Friday night was far from a letdown for those who managed to show up. Rave...
  • Music: Column
    Sam Groove is one technologically inclined cat. The 25-year-old DJ wields a laptop, iMac, Pioneer DJM-400 mixer, and various MIDI controllers, amps, and more than 10,000 MP3s at his...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Over the years, Aceyalone (pronounced Ace-ee-alone) has released enough smart, meandering rhymes that his collection could have driven even the most dedicated hip-hop heads to boredom...
  • Music: Column
    In 2000, Prefix Magazine called Devin the Dude "your favorite rapper's favorite rapper." Eleven years later, the Dude still hasn't achieved mainstream recognition, despite the fact that his...
  • Music: Feature
    Calling the warehouse space where Mesa-based band The Rÿche rehearses a "practice space" doesn't seem fair. Behind heavy metal doors, the room is equipped with a full stage, lined with...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If Steelheart had come around a few years earlier, they could have been Poison or Mötley Crüe. They certainly had the hair-metal formula down perfectly: a lead singer (Miljenko...
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    When Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow passed away in 2007, many felt that his death would mark the end of the band. Among them was Quiet Riot drummer and figurehead Frank Banali, who issued a...
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    Canibus is probably best remembered for his feuds with LL Cool J, Wyclef Jean, and Eminem, but the Jamaican-born rapper has kept busy in the years since those famous tiffs of the late '90s...
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    This story was originally intended to feature an interview with Brother Ali, who is performing in town this week along with The Grouch, Eligh, and Los Rakas, as part of the How The Grouch...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Aside from a dubious one-night stand with rap-metal in the late '90s, former Dokken guitarist George Lynch has remained heroically faithful to his cock-rock roots. After Dokken disbanded in...
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    THURSDAY 29 27th Avenue Bar: Ladies Night with DJ Moy, & DJ Jared Paul (Top 40, hip-hop, Latin) Afterlife: Filthy Thursdays (dubstep, breakbeats) AZ88: Mr. P-Body & Friends (classic and...
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    With Wrestlemania coming to Glendale on Sunday, pro wrestling fever is taking the Valley by storm. In addition to the big event itself, there are numerous auxiliary events happening all...
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    THURSDAY 7 27th Avenue Bar: DJ Moy, & DJ Jared Paul (Top 40, hip-hop, Latin) Bikini Lounge: DJ Shane Kennedy (jazz, blues, country, R&B, rarities) Bomberos: Rani G., dk.strickler, Deon...

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