It's hard to imagine that once upon a time, Kurt Cobain wasn't the voice of a generation, or grunge's foremost martyr. A long time ago, he was simply the guy who fronted a great band called Nirvana, and brought thick, fuzzy metal/punk distortion to great pop songs. He had already established himself ... More >>
Phoenix has a long tradition of punk bars that serve up cheap beer and fast, aggressive (sometimes sloppy) punk rock. Some great venues have closed over the last few years, and while we dearly miss Jugheads and Rogue West, punk bars continue to thrive in the Valley of the Sun. Most are situated in u ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet, tout le monde!
Pardon my Franglish, but it's Bastille Day tomorrow, so feel free to eat some cake and go raid a prison or something-- just leave your guillotine at home. La Fête Nationale celebrates the French Revolution on the anniversary of the storming of the Bastil ... More >>
Every Monday morning Up on the Sun features a new comic strip from punk rocker, cartoonist, and full-time dad Brad Dwyer. See the New Times print edition to check out the strip in glorious, inky newsprint each Thursday.
In this week's Record Heat, Brad Dwyer investigates a case of mistaken musical ... More >>
Seeing the Dead Kennedys without Jello Biafra is kind of like seeing the reformed Misfits -- it's just not quite the same when it's only Jerry Only, but that's better than nothing, right? Or is it?
Jello hasn't performed with the Kennedys since the band's split in 1986, but the band's been at it a ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWeezer singer Rivers Cuomo: Born 41 years ago today.Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week.
Here's "This ... More >>
Song: Dead Kennedys, "At My Job"
Context: After a three day vacay from the salt mines, it's time to head back to work cubicle drones. And I can think of now better song to embody ennui of the rat race than this hellacious little song from the DK's Frankenchrist LP.
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Benjamin LeathermanJello Biafra postures and poses at the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe. See more shots in our slideshow of the concert.What do punk icon Jello Biafra and B-52s singer Fred Schneider have in common? Prior to last night, I thought it was only a shared a penchant for nasally singing v ... More >>
Sketching In Stereo is scheduled to perform tonight at the Hot Topic at Tempe Marketplace.
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