Hip-hop moves at the lightning-fast pace of the Internet these days, and Futuristic, a Tempe rapper on the verge of making it big, knows that better than anyone. In the past two years, the 23-year-old Bloomington, Illinois, native has written dozens of songs, released two albums, recorded enough t ... More >>
In a tiny corner of my mind lives a memory of total peace. A timeless golden glow where my parents are young and happy and laughing with their friends, drinks in hand as they sit outside next to the water, and my sister and I and an army of other kids play endless games of tag and hide and seek with ... More >>
San Diego garage rockers The DonkeysI will be the first to admit that I had no clue about San Diego garage/folk rockers The Donkeys until someone dutifully pointed them out for me. You see, The Donkeys have a show this Saturday at the Yucca Tap Room and I was asked if I wanted to catch their set. ... More >>
Two Arizona cities (that happen to be home to a large number of Arizona State University students) are ranked in the top 10 when it comes to rudest cities in the English-speaking world.According to a study conducted by the Foursquare social network, Tempe ranks No. 6 when it comes to rudeness, wi ... More >>
BandcycleDan and Maj of Bandcycle kickin' it in Baltimore for a brief break so their legs don't fall off from so much biking.Documentary makers have given a new meaning to riding in style. A team of five filmmaking Brooklynites known as Bandcycle are biking across the country to make a rock doc o ... More >>
The first batch of bands for SXSW, the large music industry trade show, conference and festival every year in Austin Texas, have been announced. Unlike my Coachella post earlier this week, the list comes straight form SXSW.com so we know it is right (but subject to change). This year's line up has a ... More >>
Kerry's a wuss. Dubya's a doof. How can anybody vote for either of these clowns?
Drag It Up
(New West Records)
Could downtown Phoenix get more soulless? Yep! Check out Jerry Colangelo's secret plan.
They call it "Snake Farm." Lawyers like Cal Thur battle State Farm to protect consumers from their own insurance company. Moral of the story: Don't have an accident.
Mesa is home to a multimillion-dollar quest to quantify gang-intervention techniques
Will Scottsdale voters preserve "The West's Most Western Town," or opt for "a little bit of Venice"?