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Brendan Joel Kelley

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    March 13, 2009

    Mink Rebellion Reunites for One Night Only

    Mink Rebellion: Reunited, and it feels so good.Nearly two years after dissapearing from the Valley music scene, Mink Rebellion is staging a one-night reunion on Friday, March 20, at the Clubhouse Music Venue. The alt-rock/power-pop fivesome made something of a splash during 2005/2006, landing ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    Sarah Palin VP Pick Has Media Calling Former New Times Writer Brendan Joel Kelley

    Brendan Joel Kelley By Ray Stern Darrell Ankarlo, right-wing talk show host for KTAR radio (92.3 FM), treated his listeners this morning to a rundown on Sarah Palin by former Phoenix New Times music writer Brendan Joel Kelley. Kelley moved up to the Great White North last year and now he's writing ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008

    The trials of Tom Bearup: Joe Arpaio's former right-hand man tells all.

    Former MCSO honcho Tom Bearup with his wife Adele, from Brendan Joel Kelley's feature on him in the Anchorage Press. From the mythical land of grizzly bears and sockeye salmon comes this gripping portrait of former Arpaio henchman turned Arpaio foe Tom Bearup, penned by ex-New Times writer Brendan ... More >>

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    September 4, 2007

    HIP-HOP WAR: Krazy Kid of 101.5 Jamz sues Power 98.3, alleges harassment, and faux KKK shenanigans.

    Kid (right) with Ruben (left) and LL Cool J (center). ***UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM POWER VP NAT GALVIN BELOW*** Hip-hop radio employees slipping on KKK hoods to pay a visit to their rivals? As incredible as it sounds, that's the tale told by a lawsuit filed August 21 by 101.5 Jamz DJ Krazy Kid Ste ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007

    Friday Night - Chocolate Fountain, Chronic Future, and new songs from Cardiac Party

    By Brendan Joel Kelley It's finally Friday, and since you're probably reading this at work you're likely desperate to clock out and get the weekend kickstarted. If you aren't going to the hard rock/metal installment of New Times' Summer of Sound series, your best bet is to hit up the Paper Heart, w ... More >>

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    June 25, 2007

    This Week - Who Cares at the Blunt Club

    By Brendan Joel Kelley If you haven't seen the boys in Who Cares - the Reno based hip-hop/jazz trio that includes MC Borg One, Rhodes piano player Maximus McMaster, and sax player Jamal Tarkington - you're in for a treat this Thursday night when they hit up the Blunt Club (you can read more about W ... More >>

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    June 15, 2007

    Coco Montoya at Summer of Sound: Shameless Self Promotion

    By Brendan Joel Kelley As I was reminded by my music editor, Niki D'Andrea, this morning, this weekend is packed with good music, some of it New Times related. First of all, tonight is the jazz/blues/swing installment of New Times' Summer of Sound Series, featuring DJ Seduce, Sonorous, Calumet, Par ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    No More Ho's: Hope for Hip-Hop

    By Brendan Joel Kelley Recently I wrote a column about the use of certain pejorative words - "ho's," "bitches," and "niggers" - in hip-hop and the controversy that's sprung up over them recently. Luckily, it's not just the media that's concerned. Here in town, there's a group called Make Hip-Hop L ... More >>

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    June 11, 2007

    Metal Health: A Second to Die

    By Brendan Joel Kelley A Second to Die If you haven't noticed, I've spent a lot of time discussing metal lately, both in its traditional and innovative forms. It's earned me the ire of some and the praise of others, and apparently broken up at least one band (that's unconfirmed, but I hear that Ma ... More >>

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    June 10, 2007

    The Smob, As Promised...

    By Brendan Joel Kelley My technical difficulties now resolved, here are the tracks I promised to give you from the Smob's just-released-last-night album I Hate Your Face. Fresh off of a triumphant release party last night at the Sets with Zion I and Tajai sharing the bill, I'm about to go meet Kree ... More >>

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    June 8, 2007

    Smobbed Up Hip-Hop

    By Brendan Joel Kelley I was going to grace you with some fresh new music today, being released tomorrow, but after wrestling with the internet for a while I found out that my capacity to upload and share music with you is temporarily hindered. Nonetheless, if you dig local and indie hip-hop, you s ... More >>

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    June 1, 2007

    The Heartless Give Punk a Heart Attack

    By Brendan Joel Kelley The Heartless If you missed local pop/punk/rock outfit the Heartless at the band's CD release party recently, you'll want to check out the tracks below (if energetic pop/punk is your thing). When the band dropped its EP This Could Take Some Getting Used To last year I wrote ... More >>

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    May 25, 2007

    J.D. Stooks' Latest Steez

    By Brendan Joel Kelley Tempe singer/songwriter J.D. Stooks hit me off with one of his new tracks a couple days ago, "10 Lb Coat," which you'll find below. J.D.'s an incredibly talented kid, which you'll hear below and you can hear more of on his Myspace. He's actually out in L.A. this weekend, brin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007

    Once, Again: Film features the Frames' Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Markéta Irglová

    By Brendan Joel Kelley Last week I blogged here about the film Once, starring the Frames' Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Markéta Irglová. Apparently, the New York Times and myself aren't the only fans of the film, which is pretty much a musical about two talented people who express their mutual a ... More >>

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    May 22, 2007

    Spring Flowers: New rock from Violet Wild

    By Brendan Joel Kelley A while back I wrote a column about Violet Wild, the band fronted by former Mink Rebellion singer Bobby Scott and Black Moods guitarist Josh Kennedy, along with drummer Joey Schwegler and bassist Phil Fenix. At the time they'd just completed the band's first full length recor ... More >>

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    March 14, 2007
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    January 2, 2007

    Red-Headed... Wait...

    The Three Adams I'm actually pretty relieved that '06 is in the books now; it was a pain in the ass year that I spent with a pain in the ass girl (who's history as well) and I'd just as soon pretend it didn't happen. In celebration of its ending, I hit up a bangin' house party in my 'hood, where DJ ... More >>

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    December 22, 2006

    It's That Time of the Year

    I didn't grow up with Xmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter-time holidays - I was raised in a cult, which should surprise very few people that read my shit - but as I've acclimated to the real world with all its mistletoe and trees and menorahs, I've developed a small (rather small, actually) ... More >>

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    November 28, 2006

    Bzzzz-Worthy

    Sweetbleeders Just received a missive and a new song from Robin Vining of the Sweetbleeders (and Colorstore) yesterday, asking if I'd let y'all know about the listening party for the band's upcoming new album, Bzzzz. No problem; the Sweetbleeders make some of the prettiest little piano-laced pop so ... More >>

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    November 23, 2006
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    November 14, 2006

    Fat Tracks

    Fat Rhabit Last month Casey Lynch reviewed Fat Rhabit's self-titled debut EP, giving the local rockers a pretty glowing assessment. Just this morning, the band's manager Sean Shepherd sent over a couple new tunes from the Rhabit's upcoming full-length "rock opera-ish" album, due out around March. T ... More >>

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    November 8, 2006

    This Week in Revolver

    The Breadwinners In tomorrow's new ish of the paper, I hang out with the Breadwinners, a four-piece traditional bluegrass group that plays at the Loft in Tempe every Tuesday night. There ain't much bluegrass in these parts, but these four bring it with an authenticity you can't find anywhere else i ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006
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    February 23, 2006
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    January 20, 2005

    Letters

    Letters from the week of January 20, 2005

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    January 6, 2005

    Letters

    Letters from the week of January 6, 2005

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    August 19, 2004
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    August 12, 2004

    Letters

    Letters from the week of August 12, 2004

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    June 24, 2004

    Letters

    Letters from the week of June 24, 2004

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    June 3, 2004
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    May 27, 2004

    Letters

    Letters from the week of May 27, 2004

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    April 22, 2004

    Green Guzzlin'

    Our Beelzebubbas hang with a fire-eater and girl band Hell on Heels at the Emerald Lounge

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    November 13, 2003

    World Beat

    Capoeira is alive and kicking

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    October 23, 2003

    Monsters Ball

    Valley dance troupes are so spirited, it's scary

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    October 16, 2003

    Milky Way

    Milk cartons skim Town Lake

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    August 28, 2003

    Train Station

    Impact Zone shows wrestlers the ropes

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    August 21, 2003

    Local Color

    MARS artists show their stuff

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    August 21, 2003

    Bruise It or Lose It

    WWE slams at AWA

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    July 31, 2003

    Horton Hears a Coup

    The Reverend marks Lucky 7

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    July 3, 2003

    Oz Fest

    Wizard conditions blow into Broadway Palm West

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    June 19, 2003

    Cloud Control

    Rock opera eyes the skies

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    June 19, 2003

    Culture Club

    Destination Fridays tempt Fate

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    May 29, 2003

    Letters

    Letters from the week of May 29, 2003

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    May 1, 2003

    Pile Drivers

    Monster trucks kick up the dirt at Firebird

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    April 24, 2003

    Net Work

    Tempe hosts a beach ball

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    April 17, 2003

    Pool Party

    ASU women host water polo invite

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    April 3, 2003

    For Compete's Sake

    MLB invites kids to have a ball

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    April 3, 2003

    Roll With It

    Bike Week pumps up the Valley

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    March 27, 2003

    Play Ball

    D-Backs start another Gonzo season

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    March 20, 2003

    Race Relations

    Speed seekers swarm Indy 200

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