If there's one thing that Metro Phoenix has no shortage of, it's vacant buildings. Thanks to the Great Recession and the ever-fickle whims of consumers, and the normal failure rate of any business, our area is littered with scores of available spaces or shuttered enterprises. Some will eventually ... More >>
Got more than half million in the bank and a burning desire to resurrect a piece of local rock history from the dead? If so, then give Franco Gagliano a ring ASAP, since the building he owns that once housed famed Phoenix rock joint The Mason Jar is up for sale. And the asking price is only a mere ... More >>
Multiple big EDM shows and a gig at the Mason Jar(!) await you in today's Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend. That seems like enough for us, but if you're looking for even more options, check out our complete, sortable concert calendar. We won't be offended.
Two phrases that Franco Gagliano tends to say a lot nowadays are "I don't want to offend anyone" and "I'm not gonna lie to you." When Franco ruled supreme as owner of The Mason Jar, one of Phoenix's longest-enduring rock clubs from the early '80s into the early Aughts, you more likely heard him say, ... More >>
When people hear I'm new to Phoenix they immediately want to tell me a few things. The first thing is that it may seem hot at that exact moment, but it will in fact get much hotter, so hot that I will surely die. The second thing--well, something-something Arpaio, probably. But right after that they ... More >>
When God closes a Jar, he opens a soda bar
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The Zen of heavy metal, and the return of Dan Wexler
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Looking back at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of local music in 2000
Sale of Mason Jar: The death of Phoenix rock?
Long Wong's Sara Cina looks back on a decade of booze, bars and bands
Franco Gagliano and the Beat Angels lay down their arms and get down to business
N17 tests out new material onstage before hitting the studio again
Mason Jar makes tentative steps toward the new Millennium
Shortage of all-ages venues creates some strange bedfellows
Sacred Reich is back together and back in action--at the Mason Jar. Who says you can never hear that thrash music again?
To the four suburban teen rockers in Chronic Future, the future's looking good