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    November 12, 2014

    Phoenix's Jerusafunk is the World's First Klezploitation Band

    Wait a second, you might say -- Phoenix has a Jewish funk band? It's true. As the name implies, Jerusafunk skillfully blends traditional klezmer with the ass-bopping sensibilities of R&B rhythms, tossing in jazzy twirls here and there. Using instruments such as bass clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet, ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Phoenix Heavy Metal Bands Enter the Whiskey Game

    Some of the most legendary artists found inspiration from their favorite alcoholic spirits -- and unfortunately for several, an untimely death. However, it wasn't until the past decade or two when artists and the creators and distributors of said brands decided to put their (metal) heads together to ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    7 Seconds Shows How Punk Bands Can Age Gracefully

    7 Seconds recently released its first album in nearly a decade, and the band is back with a vengeance. The new album Leave a Light on harkens back to the band's signature '80s hardcore punk sound and positive themes. "It's an everyday process, it's not something that you just pick up and it looks ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    Andrew Jackson Jihad, Hard Girls, Dogbreth - Crescent Ballroom - 8/1/14

    Andrew Jackson Jihad might be the best band Phoenix has produced. And unlike certain local punk bands from the '80s, they remain relevant. Unlike most musicians who move elsewhere to "make it," totally neglecting their hometown later, Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty have made every effort to stay invo ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    10 Best Ethnic Markets in Metro Phoenix

    The best part of traveling is indulging in food we've tried to imiitate at home. But let's face it: How many of us really have the time or funds to get to our dream locations? Luckily, we don't have to pull out those dusty passports to get a taste of India or Japan. Phoenix is full of convenient eth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves: I Really Only Care About What Women Think

    Blag Dahlia (birth name: Paul Cafaro) of the Dwarves is looking for women to come to their July 17 show at Yucca Tap Room with the Queers, Masked Intruder, and the Atom Age buck-naked and ready for fun. He knows it gets hot in Phoenix, so "Why not be comfortable?" according to Blag. If the Dwarves s ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Caffe Boa in Tempe Is Doing Easter Brunch in Old School Croatian-Style

    If you're still looking for a unique way to celebrate Easter brunch this year, you might be interested in what they've got planned over at Caffe Boa in Tempe. Owners Jay and Christine Wisniewski are bringing some Croatian traditions to their restaurant by offering rotisserie-style all natural, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Red Fang: "There's Definitely Going to Be Beer and Lots of Zombies"

    A new source of intensity adds to the fiery, riff-heavy attack on Red Fang's third album. With a relentless touring schedule leaving little time for songwriting or recording, the band felt the deadline pressure seeping into their music. Sandwiched between the Australian Soundwave Festival in Febru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth on the Role of Satanism in Metal

    For as long as metal has been around, people have associated the sound with "The Devil" and "Satanism." Locally, it's slim pickins' finding an actual Satanic metal band to chat with. I'm not talking "dressed in black" here; I'm talking blood-guzzling, church-burning, javelina-murdering dudes donning ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013
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    March 14, 2013

    Passover Haroses, Sephardic-Style

    AndyTalk: Autumn Means Apples AndyTalk: Baby Bok Choy, Your New Favorite I like to think of haroses as Jewish cranberry sauce. If you've ever been to a seder (a traditional Passover meal) I know you've had haroses the same way I know that you had cranberry sauce if you've been to a Thanksgiving din ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Unearthing Metal's Classical Roots

    I wasn't raised on Anthrax or Zeppelin, or anything between in regards to the heavy metal alphabet. No, the soundtrack of my youth was classical music. I competed in classical piano competitions for the better part of a decade, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Wolfgang Amadeus ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Sam Adams Thirteenth Hour

    Beer: Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Brewery: Boston Brewing Co. Style: Belgian-style stout ABV: 9 percent See also: Four Peaks Up 'N' Runnin' See also: Odell DeConstruction I like to think I'm pretty advanced, from an evolutionary standpoint. I went to college; I can string sentences together fair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    19: Eliot Wexler

    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 >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Poland Cooks World's Largest Lasagna in Honor of Italian Soccer Team

    In a move that we're hoping will continue with hilarious consequences, Polish cooks in Krakow have assembled the world's largest lasagna to celebrate hosting Italy's soccer team for the Euro Cup 2012 championship. According to Reuters, the lasagna took 10 hours to cook -- hooray for food safety -- a ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Chow Bella's Guide to Eating Cute Baby Easter Animals

    Super cute Easter animals are more than just super cute -- they can be pretty freakin' delicious. This Easter, skip the ho-hum ham, save the turkey for Thanksgiving, and let's eat some super cute baby animals. Here's our little guide to feasting on completely cute meats. Enjoy! Cute Animal: Veal -- ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Seven Totally Adorable Easter Sweets You Can Make at Home

    ​ Easter is right around the corner, and we're stoked because it gives us the perfect excuse to make all of the adorable sweet treats we've been eyeing on Pinterest and Foodgawker lately. Instead of keeping all the adorableness to ourselves, we've put together a list of our most favorite Easter sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Jerusafunk Wants to Get You Wet This Friday at The Lost Leaf (Video)

    Did you know that you can find "sexified Jewish folk funk" right here in Arizona? It's true. And you'll be able to experience the groovy rhythms of this funky take on traditional Klezmer music when Flagstaff's Jerusafunk stop by the Lost Leaf on Friday, January 20. We caught up with clarinetist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Cary Dolego, Queen Creek Man Homeless in Ukraine, Gets Rejected by "Yulia"

    Image: ABC NewsCary Dolego of Queen Creek was interviewed by ABC News back in March for a story on international matchmaking. After the camera crew went home, he stayed in the Ukraine, being found this week in a train station among homeless people. ​ Cary Dolego, the love-seeking Queen Creek m ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Cary Dolego, Former Write-In Candidate for 2010 Governor's Race, Found Homeless in Ukraine After Failed Love Quest

    Image: YouTube Cary Dolego, former Arizona write-in gubernatorial candidate, ended up homeless in the Ukraine after a failed matchmaking trip.​Cary Dolego, a former Green Party write-in candidate for the 2010 Arizona governor's race, was found among homeless people in a Ukrainian town last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    "Welcome to the Jungle," As Performed by 2Cellos

    ​Ukrainian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, who record under the name 2Cellos, just released a video for their super-symphonic cover of Guns 'N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle." If you've ever seen an Apocalyptica video, then you've seen guys headbanging while playing cellos. Sulic and Hau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Fox 10 Falls Head Over Heels For Mail-Order Bride Service on Valentine's Day

    www.loveme.comWhat are the odds this woman doesn't speak this guy's language?​Fox 10 (KPAZ) reported last night that the "business of love" is "booming" in these hard times -- in the form of increased mail-order "relationships." Who says romance is dead?(See the Fox 10 video below).The TV station ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Chanukah: The Festival of Frying

    Carol Blonder Chanukah Menorah​ Chanukah -- the Jewish festival of lights -- begins tonight at sundown. So what's for dinner? Traditional recipes for food, savory and sweet, cooked in oil, are found on Chanukah menus in Jewish communities around the world. Ashkenazi Jewish families, with ro ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Kefir: The Elixir of Life or Just Some Nasty Milk?

    Kelly Green   In the name of good health and a good read, each week we'll be bringing you a health product, complete with review. We're calling this feature Crunchy Granola -- even though we doubt much of this stuff tastes that good. First up: Kefir. Kefir is a drinkable cultured milk pr ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Scorpions at the Dodge Theatre on 7/27/2010

    Scorpions​Scorpions Dodge Theatre July 27, 2010 If you've heard any of the Scorpions new material, you know that it's pretty terrible. I don't just mean, "Man, I really don't like this." I mean, terrible. Given that their old stuff is solid (and even maybe "great" to someone who enjoys hair metal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Pastis vs. Pittsburgh Willy's: Another Pierogi Gets Burned

    Last week, one of the dudes hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates to run around in a pierogi costume was fired for comments he made about the team on Facebook. Not being from Pennsylvania, I could've cared less about the ridiculous mascot and his social media woes. But the incident did ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market: Lunch $10 and Under

    ​For lunch we decide to try Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market. Ok, so maybe the word 'restaurant' is a stretch, more like hole-in-the-wall, but we mean that in the best way possible. Al-Hana consists of a walk-up counter with a half dozen tables and chairs for eating in. It is tucked into th ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    October 22, 2009

    Gogol Plex

    Music doc catches gypsy punks' rise from the underground

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    February 16, 2009

    Limp Bizkit Press Release: Discuss Snarkily Amongst Yourselves

    We've been getting a lot of comments complaining we're too snarky lately, so we'll let you take care of this one yourselves. The following press release from Limp Bizkit begins with this sentence: "The original line-up of Limp Bizkit is back, do you believe in miracles?"Have at 'er.

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    January 13, 2009

    Party Crasher: Jumpdown Sessions Vol. II

    The partygoers at the Draw 10 are whipped into a frenzy by DJ Unknown Error at Jumpdown Sessions Vol. II. Click here for more pictures from the event. It's just after 11 p.m. on a Saturday night and the Party Crasher feels like his eardrums are about to burst. Standing less than two feet from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    We Are Scientists and The Stills at The Clubhouse on Oct. 13

    By Martin Cizmar Maybe it’s that I recently read John Sellers’ Perfect From Now On, a memoir which ends up being all about indie outfit Guided By Voices, but I couldn’t help but think about the band who gave We Are Scientists their name Monday night.

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    March 6, 2008
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    January 24, 2008
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    October 15, 2007

    Black Moth Super Rainbow Aesop Rock @ The Clubhouse, October 13

    Have you ever wished more bands would take a cue from the Navy Seals and—as you’re quietly admiring the architecture of the venue rafters—creep up behind you, grab your hair in a fist, and open your carotid artery from ear to ear? I know I have, ha ha! Although Black Moth Super Rainb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Future Shock: The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Saosin, and more

    Get ready to crank your credit cards, PHX folks, ‘cause Future Shock’s back with the latest “just announced” concerts coming to town. This week’s edition is like a rock ‘n’ roll Baskin Robins, beeyotch, with acts representing the many different flavors the genre has to offer, from indi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007

    Frogs are revoltin'! Canadian pols bag on the Coyote's Shane Doan

    So, like, frogs are hosers, eh? Shane Doan shows the Frenchies his stick. If you think America's becomming too PC, take a look at doin's up in the Great White North, where makin' fun of frogs will get the Parliament on your ass. By frogs, I mean those cheese-eatin' surrender monkeys over in Francai ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2007
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    January 12, 2006

    God Save the Queen

    A talented rapper narrowly survives another lousy movie

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Gogol Bordello

    East Infection
    (Rubric EP)

  • Film

    September 25, 2003

    Groovy Ghoulies

    Underworld is a slick and silly creature feature

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    All God's Children

    When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war

  • Dining

    July 6, 2000

    Greece 'n' Go

    Can Tony Makridis find the right talent?

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    January 20, 2000
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    June 3, 1999

    To Serb With Love

    Pavle Milic untangles his Balkan roots and discovers a cauldron of ancient passion and prejudice

  • Dining

    December 24, 1998

    Lunchroom Confidential

    The Gallery Cafe / Express Cafe

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    December 10, 1998
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    February 22, 1996
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    November 2, 1995
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    February 23, 1995
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