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    October 20, 2014

    Phoenix Heavy Metal Bands Enter the Whiskey Game

    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 >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Why Cassette Store Day Exists

    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 >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2014

    Summer Movies Don't Have to Suck

    Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow -- and the next months.

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    January 30, 2014
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    November 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Testament's Alex Skolnick: "The Main Players in Grunge Were All Metal Fans"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2013

    Iration's Micah Pueschel Talks Roots, Fusion Reggae, and Their Writing Process

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Pilsner Urquell

    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 >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    April 1, 2013

    Ommegang's Game of Thrones Iron Throne Blonde Ale

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

    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.

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    January 3, 2013
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    December 3, 2012

    Your Holiday Heavy Metal Gift Guide

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    In Celebration of the Best Metal Documentaries

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Set Free; Five Finger Death Punch Weighs In

    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 >>

  • Culture

    August 2, 2012
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    July 28, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Lamb of God Controversy: Tempe Metal Band TOAD Sounds Off

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Flier of the Week: Radiohead Tribute

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Christopher Danowski, What Are You Listening To?

    Christopher Danowski​Christopher 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    The Knux Kick Off US Tour at Scottsdale's Rogue Bar

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Flier of the Week: Mother Mother

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Manny and Lindsay Tripodis, What Are You Listening To?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Long Wong's in Tempe Introduces Monthly Residencies

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    Czech This Out

    Coyotes go all Euro to begin new season

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    June 22, 2010

    Phoenix Coyotes Release 2010-11 Schedule; Open Season In Czech Republic 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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    Morning Glory

    Wake up, y’all. The Americans are on the tube.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Behind the Bar: Tyler Christensen at Malee's Thai Bistro

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Chef Christopher Gross Expects Another Foie Protest

    ​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 >>

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    September 24, 2009

    House at the End of the World

    Japanese DJ/producer has been everywhere – but here

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    March 26, 2009

    Speed Camera Pickax Attacker Gets Probation and Fine

    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 >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 26, 2009

    Transnational Pastime

    Phoenix Sister Cities are doin’ it for themselves at Hance Park

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    February 5, 2009

    Big-Time Tennis, Anyone?

    Surprise! West Valley town lands another big fish.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Local Photo Enforcement Vandalism is Child's Play Compared to Destruction of Speed Cameras Elsewhere

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    Good Degrief

    Yiddish music duo ushers in the Jewish New Year

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    January 17, 2008
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    July 12, 2007

    We'll Always Have Prague

    Late musician's minimal legacy lives on

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    Walking the Talk

    Of short words and long pants

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Tonight's Show Picks

    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 >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    God Save the Queen

    A talented rapper narrowly survives another lousy movie

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    Ball Busters

    Soccer showdown heats up

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2003

    Spurs of the Moment

    Art exhibit highlights best of the West

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Foreign Affair

    Czech indie rockers Sunshine are three wild and crazy guys -- musically speaking, anyway

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Shut Up, Jeremy!

    Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man.

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    February 24, 2000
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    March 14, 1996
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    July 21, 1994
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