Some of the most legendary artists found inspiration from their favorite alcoholic spirits -- and unfortunately for several, an untimely death. However, it wasn't until the past decade or two when artists and the creators and distributors of said brands decided to put their (metal) heads together to ... More >>
In spring of last year, Stephen Rose shot an email to Jen Long and Matt Flag about an idea he had. Each of the three headed independent labels that release cassette tapes: Rose had SEXBEAT, Long ran Kissability and had a hand in Transgressive Records alongside Rose, and Flag oversaw Suplex Cassettes ... More >>
Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow -- and the next months.
Since 1983, California-bred Testament has evolved into one of the biggest names in thrash metal. If you were a metal fan in the past three decades, chances are such albums as 1987's The Legacy, 1992's The Ritual and 2008's The Formation of Damnation. And of course, the band's most recent album, 2012 ... More >>
Hawaii-bred reggae rock group Iration take change in stride. Each of their albums explores a different side of their musical influences--ranging from drummer Joseph Pickens' love for Lamb of God to lead vocalist/guitarist Micah Pueschel's penchant for the Beatles--while keeping their roots in tradit ... More >>
Beer: Pilsner Urquell Brewery: Plzensky Prazdroj Style: Bohemian Pilsner ABV: 4.4 percent For good or for ill, there is no brewery that's affected beer consumption worldwide more than Plzensky Prazdroj. One hundred and seventy-one years ago this November, the Czech brewery introduced pilsner, a bee ... More >>
Beer: Game of Thrones Iron Throne Blonde Ale Brewery: Brewery Ommegang Style: Belgian Blonde ABV: 6.5 percent Winter is coming, my brothers. I've just received a raven from the far-off land of Cooperstown, New York, where the alchemist guild at Brewery Ommegang has been working hard on a series of ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
What's the most metal gift you've ever received? I can think of several that stick out: Led Zeppelin vinyl, a miniature model of Dimebag Darrell's Razorback lightning bolt guitar, spike-bedecked high heels that would make a dominatrix envious, a stripper pole paired with a handle of whiskey. But I ... More >>
See also: Metallica at Outside Lands: The Five Best Parts of the Band's Fiery San Francisco Show See also: The 10 Most Ridiculous Claims Made By Dave Mustaine of Megadeth See also: Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Set Free; Five Finger Death Punch Weighs InHeavy metal fans are a tenacious bunch. Plenty o ... More >>
See also: Lamb of God and Dethklok Cancel Tour See also: We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air See also: Lamb of God Controversy: Tempe Metal Band TOAD Sounds Off On August 7, Blythe was allowed to leave a Czech prison after posting $400,000 bail. Of cou ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
See also: We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air See also: Lamb of God Controversy: Tempe Metal Band TOAD Sounds Off The continued incarceration of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic in alleged connection with the death of a fan in 2010 ... More >>
See also: We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air See also: Vintage Violence: TOAD's Rotten Tide Oozes Analog Menace The arrest and detention of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic has held the attention of metal fans since his arrest on ... More >>
Like any band, Lamb of God has had their ups and downs: Drugs, booze, strife, you know, rock 'n' roll. In 2012 Virginia metal titans released their seventh studio album, Resolution, to great reviews. The band announced that it was shooting a tour document as they supported the album on the road, ... More >>
Radiohead is a pretty academic seeming band. And so it's only fitting that a bunch of local bands are taking to Scottsdale to school you in all things Radiohead. You thought you knew all of the band's songs, didn't you? Maybe you do, but now you'll get to hear them with a fresh twist by some band ... More >>
Christopher DanowskiChristopher Danowski Danowski is the co-conspirator of Theater in My Basement, which is working on a new series of performance/video/installations on the nine muses and planning for the next Teatro Caliente festival in January 2011.When you put your key in the ignition and tur ... More >>
It's a pretty common complaint around town that awesome acts often skip Phoenix on tour. Well, here's a story that argues the opposite. New Orleans-based rap duo The Knux are kicking of their tour here in the Phoenix Metro, at Scottsdale's Rogue Bar on Tuesday, November 8. The band often gets c ... More >>
Vancouver band Mother Mother are holding it down with an awesome flier with a palette of summer hues. The graphics on the flier were taken from the cover of the band's album Eureka, which was released in March. It's bright, it's ferocious, it's awesome, and it's the flier of the week.Mother Mothe ... More >>
Manny & Lindsay Tripodis The co-owners of The Rogue Bar want you to come to the Prague CD release party this Saturday, May 14, with additional performances by Snake! Snake! Snakes!, Ladylike and Blue Skies. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would pla ... More >>
Ladylike is playing the first month-long residency at the new Long Wong's.Local rock outfit Kinch got a lot attention from their three January residencies in LA, San Diego and Scottsdale. Now the newish Long Wong's at the Firehouse in Tempe is running with the idea.Technically, the promo is calle ... More >>
Coyotes go all Euro to begin new season
fannation.comJobing.com Arena Do you have your passport and Coyotes jersey ready? The Phoenix Coyotes released their 2010-11 regular season schedule Tuesday, and it begins with an unlikely location for the first two games. The Yotes will play the Boston Bruins in Prague, Czech Republic, October ... More >>
Wake up, yall. The Americans are on the tube.
Not only is Tyler Christensen the bar manager at Malee's Thai Bistro, but he's also a musician, world traveler (where he picks up ingredients and ideas for drink creations) and public-transit advocate. Oh, and did we mention he started his own independent record label?One of Christensen's other p ... More >>
There are quite a few restaurants serving foie gras in the Valley, but for some reason, Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge have become a favorite target of protesters who consider the production of foie to be animal cruelty. Chef-owner Christopher Gross says he's had protesters show ... More >>
Japanese DJ/producer has been everywhere but here
A man who attacked a freeway speed camera with a pickax back in December won't go to jail, but must pay a fine of more than $3,500. He also has to serve a term of probation.Travis Munroe Townsend (pictured) was seen by a Department of Public Safety motorcycle officer on the side of the Loop 101 nea ... More >>
Phoenix Sister Cities are doin it for themselves at Hance Park
Surprise! West Valley town lands another big fish.
New Times first reported two weeks ago that the speed cameras being placed abundantly throughout town by the Arizona Department of Public Safety were being "vandalized" with -- gasp -- Post-It notes. Scofflaw activists hope placing the sticky notes on camera lenses will brin ... More >>
Yiddish music duo ushers in the Jewish New Year
Late musician's minimal legacy lives on
Of short words and long pants
There's mu-fuckin' two tonight, cuz its mu-fuckin' friday... if you're one of the artsy types, you ought to hit up the afterparty at Angelo's Lounge (16th St. north of Osborne) and check out Telemore Repair from Long Beach, along with local mofos Underwater Getdown and An Aesthetic (stupid name guys ... More >>
A talented rapper narrowly survives another lousy movie
Soccer showdown heats up
Art exhibit highlights best of the West
Czech indie rockers Sunshine are three wild and crazy guys -- musically speaking, anyway
Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man.