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    October 21, 2014

    Ninkasi -- The Goddess And The Brewery -- Now Available in Arizona

    Beer: Tricerahops Brewery: Ninkasi Brewing Co. Style: Imperial IPA ABV: 8 percent You are the one who soaks the malt in a jar, The waves rise, the waves fall. Ninkasi, you are the one who soaks the malt in a jar, The waves rise, the waves fall. You are the one who spreads the cooked mash on l ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    What Stephen Marley Learned from Dad: "Do it for the Love and Not the Fame"

    Many musical offspring have faltered under the pressure of trying to live up to the level of greatness once bestowed on their popular progeny. Stephen "Raggamuffin" Marley has refreshingly bucked those odds, and has in fact, become a modern-day legend of reggae music in his own right, and has done s ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Maynard James Keenan Backs Chateau Tumbleweed, a New Arizona Wine

    There's no exact formula for starting your own wine company. You could buy land and plant grapes, but then you'd need a place to make the wine. Or you could have the winemaking facility, but you'd need the fruit. Or you could have none of those things but the burning desire to make wine. The basics ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Arizona's First Mobile Juice Bar to Hit the Streets in January

    When 30-year-old Brandon Bennett was deciding on the name for his food truck, he landed on the nickname his friends in Arizona called him when he moved to the Valley from Eugene, Oregon, in 1994: Yeti. "I was a tall, lanky hippie kid with an Afro," he says. "I didn't even know what a yeti was, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2013

    Valley Musicians Share Memories of 20 Favorite Hollywood Alley Shows

    Ever since the legendary Hollywood Alley closed earlier this month, the only thing that's left of the renowned rock bar (other than many mementos of the place that were scooped up by regulars in the days following its shuttering) is memories. And plenty of 'em too, like 25 year's worth. We devoted t ... More >>

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    September 17, 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.

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    July 13, 2012

    54: Dave Andrea

    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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    January 3, 2012

    Chef Jason Alford of Roka Akor

    ​Join us in this week's Chef Talk as we venture inside Roka Akor, Scottsdale's posh Japanese steak and sushi restaurant. You might be surprised to see that the man behind the magic at one of the Valley's premier Japanese restaurants, Chef Jason Alford, is not actually Japanese.&nbs ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 16, 2011

    Laurie Notaro's Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wine-Free, Fun-Free, Vegan Thanksgiving

    Luster Kaboom​This year we're giving thanks to some of our favorite writers for sharing tales of Thanksgiving woes -- and joys. Today Laurie Notaro -- a Phoenician transplanted to Eugene, Oregon who frequently threatens to move home -- explains why she's got Thanksgiving PTSD. Last year w ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Out of Reverie Tour: Day 6

    Jake KraussThe "1167," our venue in Eugene.​Last night was definitely one to remember, but as much as we wanted to stay in Eugene, we had to move on to the next show. Traveling ahead unded up being a very good decision as Tacoma rocked all our socks off. So, after a little afternoon breakfast ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Out of Reverie Tour: Day 5

    Jake KraussThe farm​ Out of Reverie finally played a show today. After days of inactivity, the guys killed it at a house show in Eugene. The promoter for the Eugene Underground show up-and-disappeared and a friend stepped in to give us a place to play. We woke up at Jake's family farm in N ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Out of Reverie Tour: Day 3

    But most of the day was spent trying to pass the time. Griffin and Teran spent most of the day at the mechanic while the rest of us tried to find last minute shows.

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    August 1, 2011

    Out of Reverie Tour: Day 2

    The band and I had the chance to spend another day with the Dain Griffin's very hospitable and friendly family. We also got to walk around the neighborhood for a bit and enjoy some nice (78 degree) sunny weather.

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    May 6, 2011

    Jason Alford, What Are You Listening To?

    Jason Alford​Jason AlfordThe executive chef of Roka Akor hosts a Mother's Day brunch and dinner at the restaurant on Sunday, May 8. For more information, log on to When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KYOT ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Mantis Claw Talks Morse Code, Turntablism, Soul Music, Bob Marley, Kaz Bar, and More

    Mantis Claw​If you've never checked out Mantis Claw do his twice-weekly gigs at Kazimierz World Wine Bar, there's only one opportunity left. Tomorrow night will be the last hurrah for the DJ and local music scene veteran, as he's about to relocate to the great northwest (more specifically: ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 17, 2011

    ASU Men's Basketball Desperate For Win--But Unlikely To Get It Tonight Vs Washington

    First, we note that the lowly Cleveland Cavs somehow beat the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers last night in what has to rank as the sports upset of this new year. A real stunner. ASU coach Herb Sendek needs help from the basketball gods ​For the ASU Sun Devils to beat a ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    January 3, 2011

    ASU, UA Men's Basketball Teams Struggle During Oregon Trip To Start Pac-10 Season

    We got a chance to watch a lot of basketball on TV over the holiday, between, of course, doing chores and "catching up" with stuff around the house.​We especially were interested in the start of the Pacific-10 basketball race, and what we expect will be a topsy-turvy season with no one team (with ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Tugboat: Patches of Land

    ​Band: TugboatTitle: Patches of LandBasics: Tempe five-some Tugboat are quite an anomaly in today's You Asked For It game -- a rare effort from a band that, when I tell my peers about the record, I don't have to be six beers deep, lamenting why it is I do these columns.Previous ... More >>

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    May 2, 2010

    Conan O'Brien at Dodge Theatre: The Brawny Paper Towel Guy Before a Bone Marrow Transplant

    Luke HolwerdaConan kicks it in Phoenix.​In a self-deprecating attempt to mock his bearded appearance, former Late Night and Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien remarked Friday night that he did, indeed, bear a resemblance to the plaid-wearing, paper towel-hocking Brawny Guy.Of course, O'Brien had ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Conan O'Brien Makes Phoenix Date Official, Announces Full Tour

    Oh, Coco, we knew you'd make it happen​Conan O'Brien has announced via his twitter account (@ConanOBrien) that he will tour North America this spring.O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" will span 30 dates will kick off April 12 in Eugene, Oregon and will come th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 14, 2009

    Lame Ducks

    Devils take on an Oregon team that hasn’t played in a generation

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    December 1, 2008

    Tim and Eric From Adult Swim Coming to Tempe

    Adult Swim fans -- and we know there are a lot of you out there -- are about to freak out. Tim and Eric of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! fame are coming to Tempe next month as part of a national tour. It's a follow-up to this year's tour, which sold out in all 14 cities last April and May."M ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006
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    February 16, 2006

    Battle Royal

    The Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers fight for their right to party

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    May 19, 2005


    Letters from the issue of Thursday, May 19, 2005

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    May 5, 2005

    Pretty Dorky

    Author Notaro shares True Tales

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    March 10, 2005
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    August 26, 2004

    Bum Deal

    Dan Wilkins' revenge film

  • Culture

    June 3, 2004

    Idiot Girl, Interrupted

    Laurie Notaro blows town

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Original Soul

    This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Up in Smoke

    Valley glass blowers and head shops fear prosecution, as Operation Pipe Dream shuts down a local manufacturer

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    November 22, 2001

    Crying Whale

    Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Mouse on the Moon

    Modest Mouse, the band that would be indie rock's king, navigates a major-label existence

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    February 4, 1999

    Pet Project

    The fur flies in the battle over a dog park in Fountain Hills

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    February 26, 1998

    Meet the Crusties

    Spanging, squatting and looking for Hot Dog Jesus with Tempe's street kids

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Beat Surrender

    The Zen life and sad death of local drummer Jon Norwood

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Poppin' Off

    Basking in the glory of coolness that is Cherry Poppin' Daddies, woefully unsung heroes of evolutionary, cross-genre rock

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    August 31, 1995
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    February 3, 1993