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  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    The streets will be a graveyard during normal working and drinking hours this weekend. If you didn't stand in front of Best Buy at two in the morning to get an admittedly pretty good deal on plasma TVs (better black levels, is the thing) you can take advantage of this by seeing one of these really p ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Green Day's Second Politically-Charged Single Lacks Bite

    See also: Green Day's New Song "Epic as Fuck?" Not Even Close See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's Dookie Last week at a live show in Los Angeles, Green Day revealed another three power punk tracks from their upcoming album, ¡UNO!: "Nuclear Family," "Wild One," and most importantly, "Kill The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Tech N9ne Discusses The Clubhouse Shooting, The Doors, and Machine Gun Kelly

    Aaron Dontez Yates, better known to the world as Tech N9ne, is not a big fan of the typical. "How many black dudes do you see painting their faces and coming out with bishop robes on the stage?" he asks me, speaking from his tour bus "somewhere in New Mexico." He's taken a strange, twisted path ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Cassette County: Three Local Cassette Labels

    In 2010, Billboard Magazine's annual album sales evaluation read thusly: physical sales were sinking like a septic tank full of concrete, except for vinyl. Sales of records were up 14 percent to 2.8 million units that year. Don't go proclaiming vinyl an industry savior. It's hardly enough to resusci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Job for a Cowboy's Jonny Davy Talks New EP, Gloom, Touring and the Timeframe for a New Full-Length

    ​Glendale death metal band Job for a Cowboy released their new EP, Gloom, today, but don't bother looking for it at Zia or Best Buy. The four-song EP is available for download through most online digital outlets, but a mere 2,500 physical copies are being sold exclusively via mail order at indieme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    DJ Funkface Talks Steve Aoki, Beatport, Sex in the VIP Room, Club Freedom, and More

    DJ Funkface​Name: James Edwards Hammerschmidt III AKA: DJ Funkface Genres spun: Whatever is on Beatport's Top 10. Current gigs: My cousin asked me to work her wedding next weekend. I'm also dating one of the go-go girls at Axis/Radius, so I'm hoping to get a guest slot there sometime soon. Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Police Need Help Finding Valley Fraudsters Who Ripped Off Retailers to Tune of $27K

    Phoenix Police DepartmentIf you know these people, call the cops.​Valley cop shops are asking the public's help in tracking down a pair of thieves they say scammed numerous retailers out of about $27,000.One of the suspects has been identified as Ramon Angel Leon-Baron. His accomplice has not been ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Black Friday Sustenance: Where to Eat at Valley Malls

    Carrie Wheeler​Shopping Black Friday is a marathon, not a sprint. Long lines, long hours, big crowds -- you'll need to sustain yourself accordingly with some convenient dining options.The following are suggestions of some of the best places to dine depending on the Black Friday sale you're shoppin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Kanye's New Album Cover Banned in U.S. (NSFW)

    ​Kanye West is back to doing what he does best: shocking the world. According to Pitchfork, Kanye isn't pleased about his racy album cover being banned in the U.S. though.The album artwork, which is the work of artist George Condo, features a nude pair, one with a drink in hand and the other an ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Weezer's Hurley as More Corporate Branding?

    The cover of Weezer's forthcoming album, Hurley.​It was bad enough when Weezer felt the need to insert Best Buy into their incredibly overplayed radio hit "I Want You To." Now it seems that their record Hurley, scheduled to be released on Sept. 14, may not be a direct reference to the Lost charact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    How Can a Tiny Record Store Survive in 2010? Hoodlums Music Owner Talks Strategy With State Press

    Hoodlums was packed during a recent vinyl art show, just one of the many special events the store's owner hopes will keep it afloat.​Let's say you own a record store post-Napster. Now, let's say that record store burns down.I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't consider re-opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Best Buy Will Now Stock Local Music. Is it a Good Plan For Your Band?

    The devil in disguise? Local bands sold at Best Buy?​If there's ever been such a thing as a two-sided coin, or an ethical conundrum, here it is. It seems that Best Buy stores will be stocking CDs from local bands. And not just ultra-cool, well-selling local bands. Apparently, they're willing to st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Thanksgiving Weekend

    The Limit Club is scheduled to perform on Friday at The Firehouse in downtown Phoenix.​Turkey Day is almost upon us, which means there's five straight nights of drinking and debauchery ahead. There's gonna be plenty of fun and frolicking to be had starting tonight through Sunday, with much of it h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2009

    Memory Loss

    Photographer immortalizes old clunkers like the ENIAC and Cray-1

  • Calendar

    May 14, 2009

    Hughes Your Daddy?

    The Breakup Society recalls teen movie angst

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Hot Links: Taxes, Fires, and Strange Beasts

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's still pushing her budget-rescue plan to state lawmakers, which includes a proposed temporary tax hike. Legislators haven't exactly received Brewer's plan with open arms, and she says their reluctance may delay a special spring election which puts approval for the tax hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    As Millions Worship Apple, Major-Label Executives Fear the Brand

    On Sunday, the New York Times ran a story on how many major-label executives fear the computer maker. Apple and the labels announced last month a deal to allow iTunes to sell music with out any DRM (digital rights management), something Jobs has long called for. In return, the labels can set variabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    Why I Was The Last Man In America To Hear Chinese Democracy

    By Martin Cizmar I very well may be the last man in American to hear Chinese Democracy. Almost certainly, I was the last music critic, and among last Guns n' Roses fans. Honestly, though, as bad as I wanted to hear it, I couldn't bring myself to log on to MySpace to hear the record I've been waitin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Chinese Democracy on Nov. 23? Really? REALLY???

    By Martin Cizmar It's been a good day in metal, what with Metallica opening their World Tour here in Phoenix Tuesday night, and now Guns N' Roses announcing a release d ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2008
  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Hughes Your Daddy?

    The Breakup Society recalls teen movie angst

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    Still the Circle K of record stores

    A little over three years ago, I wrote here in my column Revolver about the sad descent of Zia Records from a truly indie and customer oriented record store into an algorhythmically stocked clone of chains like Tower and Best Buy. I would venture to guess that a lot of Zia's current customers don't ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Big in Japan

    Tempe rapper Intrinzik's journey from the Valley of the Sun to the Land of the Rising Sun

  • Home Entertainment

    December 7, 2006

    All Dressed Up . . .

    PlayStation 3 has potential -- but for the moment, little else

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 28, 2006
  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Dilated Peoples

    Thank you for not Pea-ing

  • Dining

    January 26, 2006

    Pox Populi

    Odds are against the few good bites

  • Film

    August 18, 2005

    Cherry on Top

    Dirty and sweet, with a heart-on

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    God Forbid

    Tooth & Nail Records celebrates 10 years of punk fire -- and quiet Christian devotion

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Pearl Jam

    Lost Dogs (Epic)

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003


    Circles Records & Tapes

  • News

    August 14, 2003

    Geeks Gone Wild!

    Wardriving hackers take the revenge of the nerds to the street

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    The Isley Brothers

    Body Kiss (DreamWorks)

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Camera Store

    Lewis Camera Exchange

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

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

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001
  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Seven Year Itch

    The Toadies aren't licked despite a marathon wait for the release of their sophomore album

  • Music

    December 21, 2000


    Felt Mountain (Mute)

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Chain Store for New CDs

    Virgin Megastore
    Arizona Mills mall
    Priest and Baseline, Tempe

  • News

    June 15, 2000


    For the week of 06-15-2000

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    You've Got Toast!

    At a Las Vegas electronics show, "networked homes" have everybody talking, but not asking the right questions

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Wait and Hurry Up

    At long last, Sistah Blue has an answer for fans clamoring for a CD

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    Original Recipe

    Chicken-scratch music predates the railroads in Arizona, but mainstream audiences are just now getting a taste for the stuff

  • Music

    March 21, 1996
  • Music

    December 7, 1995
  • Music

    November 16, 1995

    Four Thousand Miles From Tempe

    Ten days, five cities, chainmotels and a van named Sugar. This is how Dead Hot Workshop doestheroad.

  • News

    December 8, 1993



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