Sometimes it seems like wishing for a band to be famous is just the most polite way imaginable of wishing for all of its members to lead miserable, unloved, unfulfilling lives. Rest assured that when our writers got together to talk about Phoenix bands who deserve to be famous none of us meant it th ... More >>
Happy Labor Day! We like to spend our Labor Day checking out Lil Wayne charity shows. (Note: That's not a picture of Lil Wayne.) We don't know how you like to spend your Labor Day week, which is why we've included no fewer than five options for enjoying yourself. If that's not enough, check out ou ... More >>
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.
There's nothing stately about Mariah DeRaet. She's an unassuming character offstage, a 25-year-old barista with a warm demeanor that belong to any college aged girl-next-door. Yet when she straps on a parlor-sized Martin acoustic as the vocalist of Tempe's Avery, backed by drummer Eric Estrada, guit ... More >>
If the flu virus is a filament-filled spiky sphere, I wonder what the electronic synth bug looks like. By the sounds of things, Charles Barth of two-man group Saddles is the latest in a long line of musicians to be infected by the bug. His recently released single, "The Original" features some sma ... More >>
Mos Def/Yasiin Bey @ Celebrity Theatre|3/21/13It's clear that Yasiin Bey A.K.A. Mos Def is one of the most likeable guys in hip-hop history. The 39-year-old rapper is most known for his critically acclaimed album Black on Both Sides, as well as his work with fellow New York emcee Talib Kweli, as the ... More >>
See also: The Rolling Blackouts Cover Kongos The cello is a tremendously under used instrument, but perhaps that's a good thing. In most cases, the scarcity of the instrument makes a band's sound that much more interesting. This is the case for Avery, whose unique sound derives from a cello, a tale ... More >>
We can't tell a lie: we're always amused by Snail Quail's humor and antics. (The band's handwritten notes sent to the New Times office have served to endlessly amuse us.)It's only natural that we're looking forward to the band's upcoming show on June 16 for the release of their new album, The Blurry ... More >>
whatweredrinking.blogspot.com Get your Maharaja, The Czar, and White Rascal while you can. Colorado-based Avery Brewing Co. announced Thursday it plans to withdraw from eight states and seven other partial-state markets beginning in April.
Erica O'Neil The Main Ale and the Avery "White Rascal" on happy hour at TMI. The Spot: The Main Ingredient Ale House, 2337 N 7th Street, Phoenix, 602-843-6246 http://www.tmialehouse.com/ The Hours: Almost every day of the week (closed Sunday) The Main Ingredient opens its doors at 11 am a ... More >>
Sara OliverSara Oliver The jeweler and artist has an art opening on Friday, November 5 at Sweets and Beats. Hanging on the walls will be about 120 drawings and mixed media pieces all under $20, plus there will be Tammie Coe cupcakes and a free show by Doctor Dinosaur from Tucson. Her jewelry lin ... More >>
sippitysup Hungry for for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Wine and Learn with YanniTonight join 5th & Wine for a special lesson in two of our favorites, wine & bruschetta, the perfect combo. Starting at 6 p.m. manager Scott Yanni will be discuss ... More >>
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Arizona is awash in crystal methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant that makes the weak strong, the lazy motivated, the fat thin, the trivial profound. Abuse it enough, and it can also make you psychotic.