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Brendan Joel Kelley

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Reporter Dennis Welch Rocks Out with The Revenge for a Good Cause, Saturday at Yucca Tap Room

    A North Carolina fat-boy like me has no business talking about what other people look like, but let's just say I remember when veteran Valley journo Dennis Welch, formerly of the East Valley Tribune and the Arizona Guardian, stalked the state Capitol with long hair and Howard Hughes-esque fingernail ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Incoming: The Swell Season, Brett Dennen, Ghostface Killah, A Fine Frenzy, Grand Archives, and More

    Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of the Swell Season are scheduled to perform on November 17 at Mesa Arts Center.​Life's filled with second chances. Case in point: If you weren't able to get into last year's sold out appearance by the Swell Season at the Orpheum, you've got another shot. The Os ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    BANNED Punk Rock Night Moves to Jugheads Next Week

    Did BANNED in Tempe get, er...banned in Tempe? Not quite. DJ Johnny Volume has decided to relocate his long-running weekly punk rock night on Wednesdays from its original home at Stray Cat Bar & Grill in Tempe to Jugheads in Phoenix starting with next week edition on March 19. DJ Mark LaRue wi ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    J-Heads Sold to New Owners

    The rumors are true: J-Heads is about to be under new ownership. The long-running east Phoenix bar and punk rock institution is in the process of being sold by its current proprietor Tonya Copeland due to recent financial woes. The deal is expected to be completed by January. And as for the identi ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    Janet Napolitano Leaps to Sarah Palin's Defense, and I Think I'm Going to Puke.

    Does the Guv secretly heart Sarah Palin, or does she just have hoof-in-mouth disease? What the hell is wrong with Janet Napolitano? The woman has a cushy job where she doesn't have to lift a pinky, and for nearly six years, she's mostly maintained a stunning record of boredom and do-nothingism. Now ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008
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    April 7, 2008

    You’ve Got Hate Mail: The last hurrah in the ongoing Marshall Beck and local metal coverage tantrum

    “You’ve got an interesting package in there,” our editorial assistant tells me, as I scoop up my usual daily stack of mailings. She tells me the receptionist actually opened it before they put it in my box to make sure the package was “okay.” As soon as I see the return address on the pac ... More >>

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    December 7, 2007
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    June 6, 2007

    Long Sonoita Nights with Andy Hersey

    By Brendan Joel Kelley (Thanks to my friend Paula Harms for taking the lovely photos of Andy Hersey) Last weekend, as I mentioned in a previous post, I took off down south to see my cowboy buddy Andy Hersey throw down at a barn dance in Sonoita to celebrate the release of his latest record, Betwee ... More >>

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    June 5, 2007

    Our Neighbors to the South: Phoenix Vs. Tucson

    By Brendan Joel Kelley Tucson This last weekend I took a road trip out of town to see some music (more on that later), visiting my favorite little town in southern Arizona, Sonoita, and cruising through Tucson on the way there and back. I don't care much for Tucson, although the smaller town often ... More >>

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    May 29, 2007

    Mo' Metal: John Wayne Jefferson

    By Brendan Joel Kelley If you saw my column this week, you might wonder exactly what a guitar/drums/vocals metal three piece like John Wayne Jefferson sounds like. You can find the answer below, although you should be warned that the songs come off much better live and the production on the demo th ... More >>

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    December 4, 2006

    2006 Ear Infection Pandemic Poll

    Throwdown on the Interweb; Ear Infection's in Your Corner Seems a little pissing match has erupted on the interweb in the masturbatory little world of music criticism, between my own company and sister paper Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll and Gawker media's too-cool-for-school Idol ... More >>

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    November 27, 2006

    Snow Songs for the Winter

    Yolanda Bejarano A few bar nights back I went out with my old friend Yolanda Bejarano, who's not only a swell girl but an incredible musician, and who's been cranking out music since I moved here eleven years ago, in bands like Slugger, the Slowdown, and a mariachi band that I forget the name of. I ... More >>

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    November 22, 2006

    Banned in Tempe

    Wow, there's a lot of pre-Turkey Day festivities tonight, 'cause y'all ostensibly have tomorrow off of work, and you're expected - no, it's mandated - that you get completely shitfaced till the wee hours tonight. First of all, GWAR's playing at the Marquee tonight, if you like blood, guts, costumes, ... More >>

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    November 6, 2006

    Katie Rose Fan Club

    Don't listen to the haters, Katie... Why do the dillweeds on AZ Punk.com so despise startender, party-person & all-around hot babe Katie Rose? Is it 'cause she's attained a level of fame that they, sitting in grubby T-shirts and eating Cheetos before 'puter screens in their 'rents' basement ... More >>

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    January 20, 2005

    You Say You Wanna Resolution . . .

    Well, you know, we all want to change careers

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Casket Life

    That's one for new Stomping Ground Records

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    February 12, 2004

    Letters

    Letters from the week of August 8, 2002

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    January 22, 2004

    FBR Me ASAP

    It's Open season at TPC

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    January 1, 2004

    Turf War

    Fiesta Bowl touches down in Tempe

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    January 1, 2004

    Visual Aid

    Herberger boosts downtown arts scene

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    December 25, 2003

    Lady Luck

    BTT gets Holiday Blues

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    December 25, 2003

    Get Your Blocks Off

    Tempe and Scottsdale fight for the right to party

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    December 11, 2003

    C Worthy

    Dance troupes snap, crackle, hop

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    December 11, 2003

    Meet My Shorts

    Arizona filmmakers keep it reel

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    November 27, 2003

    Pallin' Around

    Willie Nelson brings his buddies on tour

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    November 27, 2003

    The Puck Drops Here

    Coyotes' new arena goes public

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    November 20, 2003

    Roller Girls

    Derby dames are cruisin' for bruises

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    November 6, 2003

    List of Fate

    Production brings blacklist to light

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    October 30, 2003

    Swing Set

    Jazz fest touts talents

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    October 23, 2003

    Arm and Glamour

    AZ State Fair crowns arm wrestling elite

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    October 9, 2003

    Foul Factor

    Rogan brings dirty act to the Improv

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    September 4, 2003

    Tome Sweet Tome

    Overdue book inspires paper chase at ASU West

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    August 28, 2003

    Laugh In

    Local comics pull an all-nighter

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    August 7, 2003

    Idiot Savant

    Notaro spins more funny yarns

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    July 24, 2003

    Tough Time

    Club hosts boxing bouts

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    July 17, 2003

    Spin City

    Inkblotch throws a party

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    July 17, 2003

    Nanny Nanny Boo Boo

    Something wicked haunts The Sitter

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    July 10, 2003

    Circus of the Stars

    Planet Sex pushes outer limits

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    July 10, 2003

    High Hoops

    Tourney debuts for Native American teens

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    May 29, 2003

    Seuss on the Loose

    One act two acts fun acts new acts

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    May 29, 2003

    Scenic and Heard

    Band supplies soundtrack for SMoCA

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    May 22, 2003

    Van Guards

    Exhibition hails art's elite

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    May 8, 2003

    Bright Ideas

    New Urban Art shows its true colors

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    May 1, 2003

    Package Deal

    Tooling around at Celebrity

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    April 17, 2003

    Magic Motion

    Ballet marks Tale end of season

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    April 17, 2003

    Reinventing the Neil

    Good times never seemed so good

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    Citizen Fame

    Journalists honor their own at annual fete

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    April 10, 2003

    Refuge Found

    AZ Lost Boys Center opens doors

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    March 13, 2003

    Shamrock This Town

    St. Paddy's Day revelry gets the green light

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