• Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    5 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

    Check out the best options for music this weekend, and browse our comprehensive concert listings for more options.

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    August 6, 2014

    Moving at the Speed of Futuristic: Tempe Rapper Makes Moves to Go National

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Jared & The Mill Come Home After Playing Arenas With Barry Gibb

    Michael Carter lives in a Southern-style storybook, on a piece of meticulously maintained property in the heart of Tempe, covered in lush bermuda grass, pecan and mulberry trees. This is a common meeting place for Jared & The Mill, and given their country-infused folk-pop sound, it's about as comple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves: "We're Probably Not Going To Do Another Record"

    Perfect Pussy has just left Boise, Idaho, and is a few hours into the seven-hour trek to its next show in Boise, Idaho, when New Times reaches the band's singer, Meredith Graves. She sounds tired. Not standard-issue, stayed-out-until-3 a.m. tired. You get the feeling that maybe the whole experience ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Fusion Burrito in Gilbert: Meatball Burritos and New Orleans-Style Beignets

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    10 Reasons To Love Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Gluten-free blues got you down? Get in the kitchen and get baking. Here are 10 reasons to love GF chocolate chip cookies -- and really, all chocolate chip cookies in general. 1. The only "real" chocolate chip cookies, the ones made from Nestlé Toll House chips using the recipe on the back of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Poeina Suddarth: "Strange Is Pretty Normal To Me At This Point"

    Touring for any musician can be a difficult challenge. That challenge is multiplied for singer-songwriter Poeina Suddarth. Currently on her Trains, Planes and Automobiles tour supporting Poeina, she relies on the ridesharing kindness of fans, strangers and truckers to get her from gig to gig since h ... More >>

  • Film

    August 8, 2013

    5 Ways The To Do List Is a Radically Feminist Film

    A Guide to Decoding Its Girl-Power Clues

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    August 1, 2013
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    July 25, 2013
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    May 29, 2013

    MC Magic: Why I Signed Arizona's MOB FAM

    This week I'd like to talk about one of the hardest working, up-and-coming hip hop squads from the streets of Arizona: MOB FAM. This three-member group is made up of real-life brothers Arturo, Javier, and Steve Campos, better know as TS, Young Javi, and SC! These boys have been pounding the streets ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013
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    November 22, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    Why Would Any Band Play Spokane?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    What's Your Guilty Pleasure Food?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Go here.When it comes to food, everyone has their vices. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Employee-Owned WinCo Set to Shake Up the Valley's Supermarket Scene

    On the heels of the news that Sprouts Farmers Market will merge with competitor Sunflower Farmers Market, a new grocery store is preparing to further shake up the Valley's competitive supermarket scene. WinCo, the employee-owned, no-frills discount supermarket based in Boise, Idaho, has announced i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2011

    Youth Lagoon at Crescent Ballroom, 11/4/11 (VIDEO)

    Photos and video by Melissa Fossum​ Youth Lagoon Crescent Ballroom Friday, November 4, 2011 Last night can be summed up in one word: poetic. Phoenix got some long overdue rain, ushering in eagerly awaited hoodie weather, and Youth Lagoon, the brainchild of Boise's Trevor Powers, played its se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    12th Planet Talks Dubstep, Mary Anne Hobbs, Homme Lounge, and More

    John Dadzie (a.k.a. 12th Planet) is scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Marquee Theater in Tempe.​Electronica superstar Skrillex owes a certain debt to John Dadzie. In this week's issue of the New Times, I explored the "poster boy of dubstep" and his meteoric rise to fame over the past year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2011

    Out of Reverie Tour: Day 8

    Wikimedia CommonsBoise, Idaho​Well folks, this last post is kind of a sad one. The two local bands on the Las Vegas show dropped out at the lat minute, which forced the promoter to cancel Out of Reverie's last scheduled date. We kicked around a few options and Darian Reneé (the singer of S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2011

    Out of Reverie Tour: Day 7

    Jake KraussThe drive out of Seattle​ We had quite a drive yesterday. After a couple of hours of sleep at a friend of mine's house in Seattle, we got up bright and early at 6 a.m. and hit the open road. I know this might be getting old, but the beginning of the drive was another beautiful one. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    The Decemberists Coming to Mesa Arts Center

    ​Huge and old-timey show announcement today: The Decemberists will play Mesa Arts Center on August 11.The date comes at the end of the Portland indie-folk act's extended summer tour, which is in support of their January record, The King Is Dead. No support for this date announced yet but other leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Meat Puppets Release New Record Today, Hit Clubhouse on National Tour

    ​The last time we caught up with the Meat Puppets it was mostly to talk about the 'Arizona scene' after a rough week at Austin's South by Southwest music conference.Regrettably, I didn't even mention the band's new record Lollipop in that piece. But, yes, the Puppets put out a brand new record thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Katy Perry Coming to Phoenix (Thank Her Sponsor, Schick Razors!)

    ​Skankstress Katy Perry just announced a tour date for Phoenix's Comerica Theatre on August 3.It's part of a "California Dreams" tour that starts on June 7 in Atlanta and runs through August 14, the second show in Katy's hometown Santa Barbara, California. Tickets, priced pretty modestly at $3 ... More >>

  • Music

    October 21, 2010
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    September 8, 2010

    The Word Alive Scores a Spot on the Billboard Chart

    ​When Phoenix metalcore band The Word Alive told a New Times reporter it was "about time" the year-old band got signed it was clear the guys were either really smart or really cocky.It's apparently the former: The band's new full-length, Deceiver, landed at #96 on the Billboard Top 100. They're no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Phoenix Transit Workers Protest as Veolia Brings in "Strike Busters"

    ​Veolia Transportation officials and representatives of the three local transit unions continue to negotiate labor contracts and have managed to avoid a bus strike in Phoenix. So far. But more than two-dozen union workers who drive, fuel, clean, and repair Phoenix city buses protested, with br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Oregon Wines, Hold the Mayo and Boy Bait in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Wine Down WednesdayJoin Morton's Steakhouse in Scottsdale for Wine Down Wednesday. Every Third Wednesday of the month, Morton's invites you to come by and enjoy  their signa ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    The Grand Tour: Gospel Claws

    ​ Welcome to The Grand Tour, a regular feature where takes you inside practice spaces, tour vans and seedy apartments occupied by Phoenix-area bands. This week we give you a look inside the glamorous rehearsal space of Gospel Claws.Smells Like: Cigar smoke. The boys were puffing away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    The Notorious P.I.G. Comes to Phoenix

    We apologize to anyone who read the headline and got excited that Savor Scottsdale was resurrecting their cleverly named pig roast and wine dinner, held in April 2009 at the now defunct Digestif. We're actually talking about The Notorious P.I.G., a new barbeque restaurant on Thunderbi ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Anarbor Announces Massive Tour, Gets Song On "The Hills"

    Local kiddie dance-pop act Anarbor has announced a massive slate of tour dates with The Cab, The Secret Handshake, Forgive Durden and You Me and Everyone We Know, as well as a stint on Warped Tour.The Phoenix-based band has been touring pretty much non-stop since releasing Free Your Mind, their seco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Kinch Clinches SxSW Birth, Tour With Dear and the Headlights

    We've got a couple big pieces of news involving Kinch, who recorded what we said was the best album in Arizona last year. First comes news that they've been selected for SxSW, joining several other Phoenix bands at indie rock's biggest showcase. They've also got new tracks from their The Economic Ch ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    Bringing Down the Houses

    Underage crew is taking the private sector by storm

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Kubrick's Missing Movie

    2007: A Space Melody

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    July 6, 2006

    Free Throw

    Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch on playing basketball, watching television, and getting poked in the eyeball

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Teen Dream

    The members of Lydia are young, but don't hold that against them

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    The Mile High Guys

    With unlimited free flying and online access to singles worldwide, working for the Valley¹s hometown airline is the next best thing to being James Bond

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    May 15, 2003
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    May 15, 2003

    Basement Ax

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch is a guitar hero for a generation not interested in 'em

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Off the Rails

    The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Go Punk Yourself!

    The North Side Kings mix mob stereotypes with hard-core rock. Got a problem?

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Ladies Who Crunch

    The hard-hitting Knighthawks are bringing a new edge to women¹s football

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Dirty Deeds

    AC/DC tribute band TNT squeezes extra mileage out of the highway to hell

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Guitar Man

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch might claim to be an amateur on the six-string, but don't let him fool you

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    View From the Pew

    Singer-songwriter Preacher Boy keeps it on the move with a brand of unconventional blues

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Meet the New Boss, Same As the Old Boss

    The nation's largest newspaper chain buys the state's biggest paper -- but will anyone even notice the difference?

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Babes in Arms

    Detroit's The Go fights to save the soul of rock 'n' roll

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Secret Society

    Built to Spill leader Doug Martsch may be a modest family man, but his fans can't resist putting him on a pedestal

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    February 11, 1999
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    July 31, 1997

    Yo Yo a Go Go

    Olympia festival embraces ideals of indie rock

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    November 9, 1995
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