• Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: From Bad to Worse

    At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.This week, we've found that it can always get worse -- especially when it com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    It's nearly the end of 2013 and you still have to pay attention to Justin Timberlake. I don't think most people are so bothered by that, but just enough people are that I'd like to apologize to them personally. Don't worry: I know that when you were a 12- to 100-year-old *NSYNC hater back in 2000 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Five Ways Eminem's "High" ESPN Interview Is Pop Culture's Pro Wrestling Moment

    Eminem has always explicitly played a character on his records, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised that he's playing one on TV now that he's re-dyed his hair and dumped his earnest Recovery/Chrysler commercial persona. Based on the reaction to his bizarre "high" ESPN interview with Brent Musburger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Backstreet Boys - Comerica Theatre - 9/6/2013

    Backstreet BoysComerica TheatreSeptember 6, 2013 The Backstreet Boys have been in comeback mode--yes, I know the album’s called Never Gone--for almost 10 years now. I don’t think we spend enough time thinking about how weird that is. When bitter rivals *NSYNC made their comeback at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Why One Direction's Movie Missed at The Box Office: Fandom Isn't Everything

    One Direction: This Is Us made $18 million over the Labor Day weekend. That means the One Direction movie did better than the Katy Perry movie and significantly worse than the Justin Bieber movie, which--fanbase-wise--seems intuitively right to me. But it's not a lot of money for a movie. It's $5 mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2013

    NSYNC Reunion Confirmed By Verified Twitter Account, Because The Internet is Ridiculous

    God, the internet is weird. Also *NSYNC fans, but mostly the internet. Just days after Lance Bass's non-denial an *NSYNC reunion at Sunday's VMAs was confirmed, in this order, by Joey Fatone's dad and the opening of a verified Twitter account in their name. , which immediately drew 67,000 followers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Why Nobody Cares What NSYNC Plays After They Reunite

    NSYNC reunion talk has dominated music news this week, because everybody in America really, really misses the '90s, and despite a non-denial from Lance Bass it seems like there's still a good chance it actually happens, even if nobody at the VMAs was planning on it originally. (How could they pass u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Pink, US Airways Center, 2/13/13 (VIDEO)

    Pink @ US Airways Center|1/23/13 Oh, what fun it is to be the opening city for a two-month-long tour. Pink got to work out the kinks of her The Truth About Love Tour when she played in Phoenix last night to kick-off her love-themed show. "I'm so glad we got that mistake out of the way," the singer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Alexus Poulette, What Are You Listening To?

    Alexus Poulette Poulette plays Aldonza in the musical, Man of La Mancha, performed by the Scottsdale Musical Theater Company tonight, December 28, through Sunday, December 30. For tickets, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Top 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 coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Jill Bryan, What Are You Listening To?

    Jill Bryan The comedian hosts Stand-Up Live's Comedy Gold showcase and radio's "What A Mouth." Check out for upcoming shows and events! When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KMLE Country, 107.9-FM. I'm a big fan of T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    One Direction, Comerica Theatre, 6/10/12 (VIDEO)

    One Direction Comerica Theatre Sunday, June 10, 2012 See also: One Direction: Beautiful Lyrics Meet Breathtaking Photos See also: Can You Explain One Direction? No, Seriously Having a crush as a tween girl is sort of like being addicted to drugs: only the object of your affection will satiate you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows 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 Weekend. Friday, June 8: Action Bronson @ Club Red in Tempe Action Bronson, who hails from Flushing, Queens, burst o ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Latest Cake Album Hits No. 1, Sets Dubious Record In The Process

    Robert McKnightCakeThis year sure has been a fickle beast thus far -- treacherous weather, Jared Lee Loughner and now a slumping music industry.Showroom Of Compassion, the latest album from venerable rock band Cake, took the top spot on the Billboard charts for the week ending on January 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Flier of the Week: Groove Candy Prom at PHX Nightclub

    ​Maybe you loved your prom and were voted into Prom Court and got lucky that night and had the perfect dress and everything was oh-so-magical and memorable.Or maybe, like most, things went wrong on prom. Your date ditched you halfway through, you spilled punch on your tux and you ended up going to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010

    Life After Harden

    Will ASU b-ball break down?

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    2008 Music Sales Less Than Encouraging For Artists

    You can apply this graph to a myriad of possibilities in today's economy, but let's stick to music sales for now​The Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit took place this past Sunday through  Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and the news coming out of everything was music sales in 2008. Specific ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008


    Dreaming Out Loud
    (Interscope Records)

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Rock On, Write Off

    Music can be a taxing enterprise

  • Film

    December 1, 2005

    Snow Bored

    Extreme sports may be fun, but this is not

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Zippo Hot Tour

    Hold 'em high

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005


    Feel the benefit

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2005
  • Music

    August 12, 2004
  • Culture

    February 19, 2004

    Eighth Wonder

    Rush the stage -Alicia Sutton's doing Wonder of the World

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Various Artists

    Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music (Sony Wonder)

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Viggo Mortensen

    Pandemoniumfromamerica (Perceval Press)

  • Culture

    November 27, 2003

    Boy Oh Boy Bands

    Stray Cat Theatre's paean to bubblegum music hits a flat note

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Basement Jaxx

    Kish Kash (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Hokey for the Holidays

    Christmas CDs are as unpredictable as the seasons, but a few find character of their own -- somehow

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Place To Buy New CDs

    Tower Records at Desert Ridge

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Into the Mouths of Babes

    How graying scribes are turning teen pop ballads into songs of experience

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    White Wash

    The White Stripes create mystique the old-fashioned way: lying and keeping mum

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Cyber-Hit Factory is connecting aspiring songwriters with the teen-pop music machine

  • News

    January 10, 2002


    'N Sync? Get real

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Small World

    Radio Disney feeds the new pop underground with music for tweens

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Famous and Tired

    Pop stars complain about their jobs like everyone else. Here's what's happened when some of their gripes have actually made it to tape.

  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    HIStory Repeats Itself. Again?

    With Invincible, Michael Jackson continues to spill blood on the dance floor

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Tall Poppy

    Bob Schneider goes nationwide without the -- gasp! -- approval of Austin's hipsters

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001

    Best Alternative To Alternative Radio

    KNIX-FM 102.5 and KISS-FM 104.7 playing simultaneously

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Cover Me

    TNT does the bad-boy boogie; the Mystery Tribute Band will rock you

  • Culture

    June 14, 2001

    The Pound of Music

    STOMP motion comes to the Orpheum

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Musiq Soulchild

    Aijuswanaseing (Def Soul)

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Candy Cane Mutiny

    Consumers fight back! You have the power to make the ultimate Christmas album yourself. Use it!

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    Tigre Beat

    Former Bikini Kill leader Kathleen Hanna's new group is the cat's meow

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Pop Tarts

    'N SYNC's Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears live and love at the top of the pops. Or do they?

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Music Showcase 2000

    48 locals have their run of the Mill

  • News

    April 22, 1999
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