The times I've chatted with Maynard James Keenan, he's always seemed calm, collected, and to-the-point. He's a businessman, a vitner, and he's real busy. Then, just when I've imagined him as a normal dude (a fan of Justified, The Walking Dead, and Fringe, by the way) he reminds me that he built his ... More >>
Right now, there's a Tool fan angrily venting about the lack of a new Tool album in some dark corner of the Internet. Right now, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan is most likely working on something other than a new Tool album.
As detailed in this week's Phoenix New Times cover story, Keenan is a ... More >>
Last time we talked with Micah Olson, he was mixing drinks and running the wine program at Jade Bar, Sanctuary on Camelback's acclaimed cocktail lounge. He's now part-owner of the new Italian eatery Crudo.
What's different about this place?
Well, I'm the owner, so there's that. Compared to Sanctua ... More >>
These days, the lines between indie and mainstream music are difficult to pinpoint. With indie artists featured prominently in mainstream media (I'm looking at you, Twilight soundtrack), it's hard to see what makes indie music, well, indie. When you add celebrities to the mix, it becomes even more d ... More >>
Even if you're not a fan of Maynard James Keenan's two main projects, Tool and A Perfect Circle, -- and I generally am not -- you've gotta admit the guy has good taste in comedy. He helped popularize Bill Hicks by bringing the late comic along on Lollapalooza, he's done some work with Mr. Show and h ... More >>
Sketching In Stereo is scheduled to perform tonight at the Hot Topic at Tempe Marketplace.
Was the four-day workweek too much for y'all to handle? Fear not, fellow cubicle drones, as we've got a decatet of onexpensive options to spend your weekend recovering from the rat race.
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as seen on Freedom's Phoenix
The sort of racist filth they find amusing over at Ernie Hancock's Freedom's Phoenix (see below)
According to local news reports, Arizona's office of tourism is all worked up about Arthur Frommer's blog comments regarding Arizona wackos carrying AR-15s outside eve ... More >>
Phoenix's best theater is getting a little more use: Arrested Development star David Cross will perform at downtown's beloved Orpheum Theatre on September 23.Cross is best known for his role as Tobias Funk on the Emmy winning Fox comedy, but began is career performing stand-up in his hometown of Atl ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Phoenix's "Elements of Hate" Panel Discussion, What Was Good and What Was Missing
Up on the ... More >>