In the most head-shaking article unleashed on the Internet in recent memory, it was revealed that rapper/necrophiliac/federal agent impersonator DMX has been in talks to fight George Zimmerman, the infamous idiot who gunned down young Trayvon Martin. Luckily for humanity and overall decency in gener ... More >>
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Southern rap is a ubiquitous force in hip-hop, a dominating sound that influences the rest of the nation. Phoenix-based rapper hails from New Orleans, where the sounds he heard profoundly influenced the sound displayed on "Go Get It," his collaboration with revenue retrievin' star E40 and Thaddeou ... More >>
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Pharrell Williams has concocted a liqueur for working women, according to Paste.N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell is releasing Qream, which he says was "created for contemporary women who work hard and want to relax with friends at the end of the day."One of the aspects of Qream that ladies will like th ... More >>
Melissa FossumBroloaf Broloaf Yucca Tap Room Saturday, March 19 The idea of a three-year-old local band playing their 19th show last night is a little ridiculous, but Broloaf isn't the type of band that can churn out one show per week. The amount of planning and money that goes into each perfor ... More >>
Calexico at Corona Ranch Someone at Corona Ranch realized it was after 11 p.m. Someone knew the band had been playing for damn-near two-hours. Someone wanted to punch their time-card and go home, not caring to hear a truly stellar Southwesternized version of "Tomorrow Never Knows," which y ... More >>
This year's Super Bowl was a special one for a lot of cities -- Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Green Bay among them. But few had a scene comparable to Cave Creek, Arizona.The hamlet north of Phoenix is most famous for drawing outlaws like the rapper DMX and Hell's Angel's founder Sonny Barger but it's a ... More >>
Rapper Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, will remain in jail without bond until his next court appearance on December 9.Simmons was arrested Thursday night at his home in Cave Creek. He's charged with violating his probation by failing to submit to drug tests, driving with a suspended license, a ... More >>
B.o.B.Arizona might not have a House of Blues yet, but the owners of Jackrabbit Lounge are hoping the nightclub becomes a destination for live music lovers in Old Town Scottsdale.Since Don Serpe purchased the bar back in July, the bar has hosted nearly 10 Top 40 performances, including Nelly, DMX ... More >>
www.moonbattery.com Sheriff Joe ArpaioSheriff Joe Arpaio is holding a press conference today in which he will seek a home for a pit bull named Queenie, which has been living in the Sheriff's Department's MASH Unit for about seven years.Whenever we hear about America's self-proclaimed "toug ... More >>
Three people have been arrested and accused of bilking a bank of $750,000 and running a network of shady businesses with the infusion of millions of dollars of capital from Mexico.The crimes spanned the last decade and included businesses that would be familiar to many readers, including:* CBNC, the ... More >>
For Phoenix rock band Year of the Moth, being in a band isn't about getting signed to a label and becoming Nickelback-scale famous. It's all about playing music the group members stand behind, and that's what the band attributes to the support they've felt in the local scene. www.myspace.com/ ... More >>
The California promoters behind the 944 Super Village Super Bowl party in Scottsdale have filed a lawsuit against the magazine, alleging 944's executives hijacked the event to promote their magazine and lost close to $1 million...84 students from Gilbert high school have been denied registration to ... More >>
In this corner, wearing the purple and orange shorts, please welcome a man who's won four NBA championships, Suns center Shaquille O'Neal! And in the other corner, wearing the pink underwear and panting like a dog with emphysema, give it up for the man who's had at least nine inmates die in his jail ... More >>
Before we jump into the review, here are a few stats you should know about Cedric the Entertainer's show at Celebrity Theater last night. Number of performing comedians: 5 (including host Cedric and Aries Spears, Deray Davis, Tommy Davidson, and Kevin Hart) Number of comedians in the audience who ... More >>
So-called "date rape" cases will be handled differently at the state's three universities because of a lawsuit settlement -- no more sweeping cases under the rug. State lawmakers are considering a change to tax code -- critics say that's code for tax hike. Drink up on Indian land: The Salt ... More >>
Rob G., a tattoo artist known for his work on celebrities such as Suns star Shaquille O'Neal, hip-hop stars G-Unit, Ice Cube, Lil Jon, and DMX, and the New England Patriots, died at his home in Orlando, Florida on Monday, January 26.
I just received a book titled Time Flies When You're In a Coma: The Wisdom of the Metal Gods (A Plume Book), a funny little tome filled with lyrical adages from the world of heavy metal music. Edited by Mike Daly (formerly of alt. country band Whiskeytown), the book is divided into four sections: Me ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar Q-Tip is a perfectionist. Or so he said Monday night as he derailed his show one song in, taking a five-minute interlude to adjust the sound. “Any of ya’ll bloggers out there? Any bloggers?” he asked. “So when you blog about this, just be a little gracious. ... More >>
On Wednesday, October 15, the Tempe Improv will host “Sheriff Joe’s Pink Collar Comedy Night,” a fundraiser to benefit Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa Animal Safe Hospice (MASH) unit. Arpaio’s made much of his MASH unit over the past four years, and the press has portrayed hi ... More >>
Music artist and part-time Phoenix resident Bizzy Bone saw substantial success in the ‘90s as a member of Cleveland rap/R&B group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony -- they pioneered a combination fast-paced rap/jazz scat vocal harmony, won a Grammy in 1997 for the ... More >>
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