News flash: The 1990s are back. You already knew this; I did too. The music and culture that defined the Alternative Nation-era are everywhere. Still, when I passed throngs of teenagers in the mall last week (don't ask) wearing Doc Martens, ripped stockings and "vintage" Nirvana shirts on the way t ... More >>
As usual, local filmmaker Nico Holthaus has set up an unenviable task for himself. On the party weekend before Halloween, he's scheduled a premiere of the final cut of Art Edward's fictionalized love letter to the Tempe music scene of the early '90s, Stuck Outside of Phoenix, at the Pollack Tempe Ci ... More >>
Earlier this spring, we launched Vine Geeks -- in which AZ Wine Merchants' Brian Reeder and Pavle Milic share advice, news and a little levity from the world of wine. Today, we bring you Romancing the Grape. In this occasional series, Milic will spill about his current mission to learn how wine is ... More >>
That Italian PlaceChef Jamie Santoro has been in the same Ahwatukee kitchen for ten years. She actually might be the only constant in a venue that's been a bagel joint (Beyond Bagels), a lunch spot (Mary Ann and Richie's) and finally a dinner restaurant (That Italian Place). "I've been able to wa ... More >>
from whiteknightsofamerica.com Some sieg heil-ing action from last year's Oi Fest, posted to WKOA's site What could it be that draws neo-Nazis to western Maricopa County town of Tonopah? Desert vistas pregnant with ennui? The occasional corpse dumped next to the Interstate? Exhaust from ... More >>
NBA bad boy Stephen Jackson has found a home in Golden State. We're not big Mike D'Antoni fans. As electric as his six-and-shoot system was during the Phoenix days, it was a paper tiger that bared its cardboard fangs come playoff time. Plus, the dude began to buy into his own myth toward the end of ... More >>
Bosom bigot buddies: J.T. Ready (in suit) and Rep. Russell Pearce (in flag shirt) work the crowd together. Like you needed more proof that AZ's nativist movement is riddled with racists, rednecks, and raving wing-nuts, the anti-immigrant protest at the state capitol this Saturday (6/16) featured a ... More >>
The Taloned One ogles white pride wenches, welcomes an infamous mining titan to town, and takes another swipe at illegal-immigrant-bashing car king Rusty Childress
No longer skirting the issue
Hanging on by a thread
Settling for Ness
Holding on loosely and making a scene
Trent Reznor channels his rage into strong new songs
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records
The Scully and Mulder of PHX-Files fame discover Goth/Industrial vamps and tramps at Area 51
Label-mates perform in Tempe
The Bottle Let Me Down (Bloodshot), Family Dance (Festival Five), Your Shoes, My Shoes (Red House)
Victims in Ecstacy will do whatever it takes to become stars. They'll even dress like boys.
For one day, the second annual New Times Music Awards Showcase pours all the Valley's various scenes into one big, weird melting pot
Want a $500 Donna Karen handbag for 60 bucks? A $650 Gucci watch for $4.97? Put on your body armor and head for Last Chance, the nation's only Nordstrom clearance store, where aggression, obsession and shopping addiction are on daily display.
Valley homeboy Jim Rose has fashioned himself into a P.T.Barnum for the postmodern era
AFTER A LONG HIATUS, COLIN WINSKI REDISCOVERS HIS MUSICAL ROOTS
LOCAL RAP RULERS PHUNK JUNKEEZ DON'T KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP. IT'S MAKING THEM FAMOUS.
How to get musically postmodern without really trying