If having a packed house from start to finish is the benchmark for a great show, then Dilated Peoples and Jurassic 5 had a great one July 19. The Marquee Theatre was full of hip-hop heads throughout the evening, from M.C. Supernatural's opening freestyles all the way through J5's encore. Many nota ... More >>
Season 2 of the American version of The Office is my favorite TV show ever, and because I am a glutton for punishment, I've been using tonight's series finale mostly as an excuse to understand how old I and my tastes (and the DVDs I watched all those Jim and Pam moments on over and over) are getting ... More >>
As any Scottsdale party monster would tell you, Saddlebag Trail in Old Town tends to go full tilt boogie with rowdy behavior and exceedingly loud music after sundown, courtesy of surfeit of high-end hangouts like El Hefe, Wild Knight, and EPIQ. Starting this evening, the din's only going to get no ... More >>
Turntablists of Arizona, you'd better start practicing. A little more than two weeks from now, one of the biggest DJ contests ever will be bringing its regional battle to Phoenix and your shit better be tight. The DMC World DJ Championships, widely considered to be the most premier turntablist con ... More >>
Pickster One, Scottie Does, and Dumperfoo don't unite as Crusher Sound System too often, but when they do, it's worth catching. I saw the trio back in April, and the mixture of Pickster's excellent song choices ("Rock With You") and the heavy live drums of Does were irresistible. The supergroup ... More >>
Alright, slacker. There's no more denying it: the holidays are here, and you need to get on that shopping list. Luckily, Up on the Sun has caught gift guide-fever, and over the course of this week we'll be offering you suggestions for the entire family. Even if your hipster sibling thinks he/sh ... More >>
Joe Arpaio's ghost tweeters' Twitter pageYour caption here.In honor of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's recent trip to the Valley -- to plant her lips on the ass of America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" -- we decided to go with a photo Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's ghost " ... More >>
In this week's music feature, New Times takes a look at the music and history of Valley DJ/reggae performer Tony Culture. Culture acts as sort of an elder statesman of reggae in Phoenix, and our interview covered much more ground than I had room to include in the paper. Culture is scheduled to p ... More >>
Crusher Sound System, Mr. Meeble & more. Sail Inn Saturday, April 30 You know, the old substance over style debate can get a little old. Isn't it possible to have both? It sure seemed like it watching Mr. Meeble on the outdoor stage at Next Fest at Sail Inn last night. The band was premieri ... More >>
The Roots are scheduled to perform at American Junkie in Scottsdale on Saturday during the Red Bull Soundclash.Who'd win in a fight between local legends Miniature Tigers and the hip-hop icons of The Roots? Although its feels like we're making a Sophie's Choice between our two favorite children ... More >>
Jacob Walker allegedly tried to trade weed for an iPad on Craigslist.A Gilbert man was arrested Wednesday after police say he and a friend posted an ad on Craigslist hoping to trade an iPod Touch and some weed for an iPad. Based on what we've heard about the iPad, 20-year-old Jacob Walker ... More >>
Pete "Supermix" Salaz (left) and Senbad resurrect Batucada tonight.As if we didn't already provide you with enough things to do tonight, here's one more potent party you might not want to miss: The DJ duo of Senbad (a.k.a. Sean Badger) and Pete "Supermix" Salaz are bringing back their old-school ... More >>
Good chow? Giant TVs? Were there.
Good chow? Giant TVs? Were there.
Are you broke, unemployed or just looking for cheap intellectual thrills? The Phoenix Public Library system is the perfect antidote to the bad economy. Even if you live in east Mesa or Fountain Hills, you can still get a Phoenix library card. (Sorry Apache Junction -- you have to be a Maric ... More >>
Bound for glory: DJs Bigie (left) and Epidemic. DJ Bigie is a rotund, foul-mouthed party animal who knows his way around both a turntable and copy of Photoshop. Meanwhile, his partner DJ Epidemic is a wiry mixmaster with a taste for Red Bull and exotic beats. Together they comprise Glory Hol ... More >>
Get yourself some flapjacks, then hit the floors again
Seriously. Go outside, already.
A pseudo-Michael Stipe shares what's on his MP3 player
America's idol and a hoops star keep Phoenix's mercury rising
I wasn't a fan of the band The Fray previously; definitely not enough to attend the has-been-celebration that was called the Tempe Music Festival a couple weekends back. I don't remember all of the acts that were playing, but I know that The Fray was amongst few contemporary artists. The band has so ... More >>
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Montreal turntable phenom A-Trak has quite the résumé for such a young DJ
See me, hear me, feel me, fund me! Are vlogging and podcasting the ultimate slacker careers?
Megadef is the smack-talking, beat-juggling wild child of an embattled DJ scene
Bullfrog and Kid Koala look to bridge the band-DJ divide
Prefer quirky movie houses? You'll take a shine to the Monkey Show.
The Funky Precedent Vol. 2 (Matador/No Mayo)
The Subversive Sounds of Love (Hear Diagonally)
East Valley hip-hoppers find a new sense of community at an unlikely place and time
Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn
DJ Logic experiments with hiphop, rock and all that jazz
Collegiate wrestler Jake Harman turns into Multimedia Man
Bombshelter DJs launch a military maneuver on Scottsdale with Pentagon Night
Mixmaster Mike takes his turntable wizardry on tour with the Beastie Boys
Z-Trip's battle for hometown respect manifests itself with Electric Highway DJ conflict