• Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Tech N9ne: "The Beats Tell Me What To Do"

    Kansas City's Aaron Dontez Yates has dipped his hands into both the worlds of hip-hop and rock 'n' roll, sold more than one million albums, founded a record label, and been featured in a ton of video games and films--including the upcoming sequel to the huge underground cult hit Devil's Carnival. Re ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Five Great Places to See an All-Ages Show around Phoenix

    Yes, we know. Your fake ID is spectacular. Nobody cards you because your mustache is simultaneously full and rich and completely earnest-looking. Your friends buy cases of Natty Light from extremely vigilant chain stores for sport. But if you're just getting back in town for the fall semester, and ... More >>

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    May 25, 2013

    Big K.R.I.T. - Club Red - 5/24/2013

    Review and Photos by Jonathan Alvira Big K.R.I.T.Club Red, TempeMay 24, 2013 The dim-lit venue suddenly became bright and the crowd awoke as the so-called "underground king" stormed on stage. With his southern hospitality accenting his country slang, Big K.R.I.T. expressed genuine love to his fan ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    Firemen are the real heroes. Or maybe teachers -- I can never remember. In any case, there will be lots of superheroes in town this weekend for Phoenix Comicon. Some of them will even be local musicians. But if you're looking for a break from the convention -- or just another place to wear your su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    A$AP Rocky Does More Than Ca$h In On Hip-Hop and EDM Trends on LONGLIVEA$AP

    After signing a three- million dollar record deal with Sony Music in 2011, A$AP Rocky, the 24-year-old Harlem-based emcee had a hell of a 2012. Already considered to be on front line of the new wave of hip-hop artists, A$AP lived a life that many aspiring musicians only dream about. He delivered out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Five Favorite Live Hip-Hop Venues in Metro Phoenix

    Musicians traditionally get all of the glory, but what about the venues that house them? Arizona hip-hop artists are regularly lauded for their lyrical lexicon and dazzling deliveries, but they couldn't be heard if popping music houses didn't provide the dark digs, microphones, stages, and booming s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Big K.R.I.T., Club Red, 8/2/12

    Big K.R.I.T. Club Red Thursday, August 2, 2012 See also: Big K.R.I.T.'s Blowing Up, but the Rapper's Got Underdog Appeal Success can sometimes have a funny way of taking the edge away from competitors. In the ever-growing rap game, artists are often a one-hit wonder away from retirement. Souther ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    July 30, 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

    April 6, 2012

    Ten Awesome Mixtapes To Download Right Now (NSFW)

    In this week's print edition we profile rapper Childish Gambino. Of course, if you don't recognize the name you might better know him as Troy Barnes on NBC's Thursday night comedy Community. Childish Gambino is just one of many up-and-coming talents who are breaking the hip-hop mold, and a big part ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Top Five Concert Picks For This Weekend: Bob Log III, Method Man, Authority Zero, Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns, and Broadway Calls

    Bob Log III and friend.​You've got to be one bad, weirdo mofo for King Khan, leader of The Shrines, 1/2 of King Khan and BBQ show (before duo went bust), and about a thousand other obscure soul-funk-garage releases, to dedicate a whole song to you. But that's exactly what's going on with "Bo ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    September 8, 2011