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    August 4, 2014

    5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week, 8/4 to 8/7

    August has begun, and with it, the countdown to the end of summer. (And there's non-literal meaning to that as well -- the Summer Ends Music Festival, which happens just after fall begins at the end of September in Tempe.) Blessed are the rains down in Phoenix this past weekend, allowing us a brief ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Kongos' Firefly Set Showcased the Band's Success. So When Is New Music Coming?

    It's a bit strange flying across the country to see a band that less than a year ago was playing at the Sail Inn and Apache Lake Music Festival. But honestly it almost seems like a completely different Kongos who opened up the main stage at Dover Delaware's Firefly Music Festival on Friday, June 20. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    LES 735 on Conquering the Competition at the DMC Phoenix DJ Battle

    So what didja wind up doing last weekend? Get drunk and act the fool at a club, perhaps? Or did it involve sacking out in front of the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Mad Men? We're willing to bet it was nowhere near as pimp as how Valley resident Les Sias spent his off hours. Last Saturday, ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012
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    October 8, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    The Best of Coachella: Sunday, April 15

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and buzz bands alike, pool parties, and rain, Coachella's first weekend is over. Here are our scribes' favorite moments from Sund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    10 National Releases to Look Forward to in 2012

    ​Looks like 2012 is going to be a big one. Quite a few giant records are dropping this year.Some of them are timely followups, while others have been a long time coming (hello No Doubt). Some have release dates, and the dates of others have yet to be announced. We're pretty stoked about them eithe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Five Major Musicians Who Left Us in 2011

    ​Each year, we regretfully feel obligated to make this list. Musicians that touch our hearts and change our lives come and go. Some of these musicians had long, fruitful careers, while others seemed like they were just getting started. Gil Scott-Heron Poet-musician Gil Scott-Heron left a lasti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    The Hip-Hop/Comic Book Connection by Ed Piskor

    Ed Piskor​American comic book artist Ed Piskor has a keen eye pop culture. His 2009 collaboration with Harvey "American Splendor" Pekar, The Beats: A Graphic History, turned its eye to the Beat poets, and his Brain Rot series for Boing Boing touched on vintage Nintendo Entertainment Systems, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    Mergence at Crescent Ballroom, 11/11/11

    ​The 11.11.11 show featuring Mergence, Kongos, The Technicolors, and Huckleberry was long anticipated. And you could feel that excitement all throughout the night at the Crescent Ballroom. Arriving around 9:45 pm, the patio was packed, the lounge was packed with diners and hipsters, and a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Our Favorite Non-Metal Horror Soundtracks

    Don't mess with Huey Lewis fans...​In recent years, horror flicks and metal have enjoyed a loving relationship. Metalheads love horror, and the feeling is mutual. (Where did we put that copy of The Blair Witch 2 soundtrack?) Obviously many metal musicians truly enjoy sci-fi, monster and horror ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Five Weird Collabortions That Rival Jack White and ICP Song

    When the news broke last Wednesday that modern rock 'n' roll icon Jack White was pairing with the sticky, Faygo-coated Insane Clown Posse (ICP) for a "Mozart cover" called "Lech Mich Im Arsch," a simultaneous "wutttt?" was uttered by music fans across the globe. Surely Jack White is the type of dud ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011
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    December 9, 2010
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    November 26, 2010

    DJ Rolemodel Talks Roy Orbison, Pussycat Lounge, Kanye West, Little Boots, and More

    DJ Rolemodel​Name: Randell Carlton Green AKA: DJ Rolemodel Current club nights: Tuesdays at ACME, Fridays at Smashboxx, Saturdays at American Junkie. Genres spun: You name it and I have it. Origin story: Started off as a radio DJ while in college. I was actually fired for playing "Rape Me" by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Rap Songs Fit for a Tea Party: Hip-Hop Songs with a Right Wing Bent

    ​Maybe you've heard: Today is election day.This year's election is a little different than the 2008 one, though. It seems not everyone is happy with the progress the Kenyan/Indonesian/Martian guy who usurped the presidency has been making toward converting our economy to socialism. Crazy, right? S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2010

    Snoop Dogg at Arizona State Fair Last Night

    Snoop Dogg Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair Friday, October 29, 2010 Snoop Dogg gave the audience at Veterans Memorial Coliseum everything they wanted to hear (and then some) during his Arizona State Fair performance on Friday evening. Tha Doggfather busted out with all of h ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010
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    July 15, 2010
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    March 26, 2010

    Eazy-E: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse?

    ​This is the final installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which caught up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today's post is on Eric "Eazy E" Wright, who passed away 15 years ago today. To read the other installments ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
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    March 16, 2010

    Sir Jinx: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse?

    ​This is an installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series where catches up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today we continue with Sir Jinx, a producer who went on to create the beats for some of the hardest hitting diss trac ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
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    January 1, 2009
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    May 10, 2007

    The Soul of John Black

    Just you and them and the music

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2007

    Why Darrell Ankarlo's an idiot, reason #137: The Gangsta Rap Coloring Book The official coloring book in gangsta's paradise. If you're KTAR's Darrell Ankarlo, the poor man's Sean Hannity, that means you've got to fill three-and-a-half hours each day with spleen, even if it means exaggerating the topic a bit. Case in point was a segment on today ... More >>

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Ben Folds

    Supersunnyspeedgraphic: The LP

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Martini Rocks

    The PHX's Ultraviolet and her 300-pound Man Friday hit Martini Ranch to figure out why She Wants Revenge

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Hip-Hop's Trends in 2005

    A genre as big as Texas

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    August 25, 2005

    Boxin' the '90s

    Collections set it up

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    December 2, 2004

    Rainbow Eminem

    Maybe it's a concept album

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004


    Cheba Hut Toasted Subs

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    November 6, 2003

    Obie Trice

    Emerging rapper raises Cheers

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Freddie Foxxx/Bumpy Knuckles

    Konexion (BBE Music)

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    A Dethroned Prince

    Prince Paul's latest concept record attacks lame commercial hip-hop by co-opting it

  • Music

    March 27, 2003


    Street Dreams (Elektra)

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    50 Cent

    Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Raising the Stakes

    Pokafase risks taking Phoenix hip-hop on the road

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Snoop Dogg

    Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ (Priority/Doggy Style)

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    Westside Rising

    Ice Cube and his Westside Connection pals semi-reunite -- and give hope to gangsta rap fans

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Hop Online

    Is Russell Simmons' the best hope to bring hip-hop culture onto the Internet?

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Get a Grip!

    Star-struck Hollywood hopefuls fight to make the scene in Phoenix's filmland fringe.

  • Music

    January 27, 2000


    Calling All Cars on the Vegas Strip

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    A Dogg's Life

    Rapper Snoop Dogg comes to terms with his violent past and pleads for peace in his autobiography

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Is It Time To Pull The Thug?

    Gang style blasts through popular culture. Can the media be used to fight back?

  • Music

    March 27, 1997

    Who's the Man?

    With Suge Knight in prison, onetime receptionist Norris Anderson is now the big man on Death Row

  • Music

    November 28, 1996

    Reeling and Dealing

    "Suge" Knight is behind bars, Tha Doggfather is on the shelves, and the future of Death Row Records hangs in the balance

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    December 29, 1993
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    December 15, 1993



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