Ever since Disney's acquisition of LucasFilms was announced, the prognosis by fans has been mixed. Three new Star Wars movies is good news, right? Sure, but what about yesterday's news that Disney has shut down LucasArts?
Yeah, the future of the saga a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away is up ... More >>
Tired of "Gangnam Style" yet?
Don't worry -- current meme "Harlem Shake," featuring students, office workers, and your mom getting down to Baauer's song of the same name -- is currently all anyone can talk about. The viral phenomenon has caught on like, uh, a virus, partly because it's really ea ... More >>
It's finally the weekend, and you're ready to cut loose, aren't you? You're ready to toss a few back and really party. Us too. There's a lot of chatter on the message boards re: rumors that Disney's upcoming stand-alone Star Wars films will concern the adventures of Yoda, Boba Fett, and a young Han ... More >>
Pinback @ Crescent Ballroom|1/31/13After interviewing singer/guitarist Rob Crow and having an at-length discussion of Star Wars, my expectations for Pinback's live show were set pretty high. He said somewhat vaguely, "Everybody agrees these are the best shows that we've ever played," which made me f ... More >>
San Diego's post rock-meets-subdued pop duo Pinback has kind of been under the radar for the past five years.
Rob Crow and Zach Smith took a break from recording new Pinback songs to focus on side projects and family, all while taking Pinback out for occasional tours. But the duo returned in late ... More >>
Say what you will about our sustainability, the heat, or our wretched politicos, but Phoenix is a haven for nerds. We have The Minibosses, who play heavy covers from video games like Super Mario Bros. and Double Dragon; and Mega Ran, who raps over Final Fantasy and Mega Man soundtracks. Both are tot ... More >>
Some of the biggest intergalactic badasses in science fiction - not to mention one of the more renowned comic book creators in the world - are scheduled to visit Phoenix Comicon 2012. Organizers of the annual four-day geekfest have spent the past week unveiling their lineup of special guests ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanLast night's performance of Star Wars: In Concert at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. See more pictures from the show in our slideshow.Say what you will about George Lucas' skills as a film auteur or storyteller, but the man definitely knows a thing or two about marketing.
For th ... More >>
Investigators say he was bigger than Sammy the Bull. His minions say he ruled the drug trade in the Valley's rave scene. Now, authorities have "English Shaun," the man they claim reigned over a nighttime empire of ecstasy, meth, violence and excess.