August has begun, and with it, the countdown to the end of summer. (And there's non-literal meaning to that as well -- the Summer Ends Music Festival, which happens just after fall begins at the end of September in Tempe.) Blessed are the rains down in Phoenix this past weekend, allowing us a brief ... More >>
In explaining the Hooten Hallers, it's best to begin with what this three-piece is not. The band, despite frequent media references to the contrary, is not a hillbilly band. It is from Missouri, not Appalachia. "You know, I don't know," says drummer Andy Rehm by phone from a roadside pullout west ... More >>
Without using a time-turner--and those things are dangerous--it's impossible to see every show in Phoenix every week. It's not even possible to see all five shows in this list. But I really don't think you should resort to time-travel. There'll be five more must-see shows this weekend, after all. ... More >>
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 Weekend.
gunaxin.com A female Steelers fan: Texas hair, Minnesota thighs, Las Vegas values.If you have the misfortune of standing within earshot of a Pittsburgh Steelers fan during the next seven days, you will hear him say some really, really dumb stuff.Part of that can't be helped -- the Steelers ... More >>
Last week's issue of College Times features an interview with Kimber Lanning where the Modified Arts owner talks a bit about her plans for the future and a little about the controversy surrounding my "Downtown is Ovah" column (and my followups) on the subject: College Times: Martin Cizmar from ... More >>
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