The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, a.k.a. all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the Tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant fluor ... More >>
The Postal Service's reunion is still fresh. The band played its first live show on April 9, the day the Give Up reissue was released in honor of The Postal Service's 10-year anniversary. The reunion news was sudden and raised some questions. First and foremost, would the reunited Postal Service b ... More >>
It's Monday, and I'm sorry about that. There was nothing I can do. But I bring good news: This week's Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix is further proof that they play live music during the week, and even on school nights.
Phoenix is scheduled to perform Monday, April 8, at Marquee Theatre./td>Last week we ran a list of Coachella bands headed to Phoenix around the festival's dates. Well, since then the list has grown, including big name acts like Phoenix, The Postal Service, and Tegan and Sara. So allow us to fill you ... More >>
Yesterday, NME revealed the unfortunate news that the rumor that The Rolling Stoneswere headlining Coachella was just that-- a rumor. "We're not gonna do Coachella 'cos it's too early," Mick Jagger told the magazine. "We're not gonna be ready to go by April, but we're not gonna stop." Looks like ... More >>
In a column today in the East Valley Tribune, former police officer Bill Richardson takes the Arizona Department of Public Safety to task for a baseball-ticket scandal and other possible signs of a failed agency. New Times broke the story last December of the investigation into the DPS' former No. ... More >>
Jack Hegarty, the former No. 2 man at the Arizona Department of Public Safety until his demotion in October, has left the agency while still under internal investigation. His retirement was made effective today, DPS spokesman Bart Graves tells New Times, confirming a tip we received today about the ... More >>
Tempe residents who live near the Union Pacific rail line just north of Tempe will sleep easier this year after a "quiet zone" program takes effect later this month.Chandler and Phoenix are among the Valley cities that already have such programs, under which the railroad agrees that train operato ... More >>
By now it's news to no one that the United States Postal Service is in trouble. As detailed by Nick Greene earlier this month at Village Voice's Running Scared, this means print media is in for a punch (you know, while it's down and everything), your bills are going to show up later than they ... More >>
Mabel Bink's been found! United States Postal Service officials confirm to New Times that the cremated remains of the 89-year-old Bink have been recovered and are back with her family in Chicago."She's back home," USPS spokesman Mark Reynolds tells New Times.In short, Bink, a now-former Phoenix r ... More >>
www.upnorthjersey.comWhen shipping human remains, it never hurts to go Priority.A memorial service for 89-year-old Mabel Bink was held in Chicago on Saturday despite a few setbacks. For starters, it rained, which reportedly hurt attendance. The other setback: the U.S. Postal Service lost Bink's c ... More >>
The Arizona Corporation Commission will vote today on a possible rate hike for Arizona Power Systems (APS) customers. The proposed increase would raise customers' rates by an average of more than $6 a month. An administrative-law judge has already recommended approval of the rate hike...A judge i ... More >>
Ben Gibbard: Without his short-lived Postal Service project contemporary rock radio might have nothing at all to playDamn you, Ben Gibbard, you're fucking up indie rock. Not by virtue of anything you've done yourself, mind you. Death Cab for Cutie is fantastic, The Postal Service's lone album is ... More >>
Image: Peter Storch/New Times The 1930s-era post office on Central Avenue and Van Buren Street is preparing to undergo at least $2 million in renovation by its owner, Arizona State University, in collaboration with the city of Phoenix. As New Times writer Robrt L. Pela explain ... More >>
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Trunk Space goes postal
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NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp
Any way you spell it
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Can art grow without fertilizer?
Pushing the envelope
Right on the Apocalypse
The one-eyed engineer strikes again
Death Cab for Cutie may make pretty indie-rock, but don't mess with 'em on their way to a wider audience
The jury wasn't happy that Union Pacific callously ignored safety rules
Give Up! (Sub Pop)
You don't know about NITTY GRITTY in your city?
Senator John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped make him a presidential contender. Donations from special interests that appear before his Senate Commerce Committee haven't hurt, either
he Combat Railfans celebrate the new year on the fright side of the tracks
Phoenix Community Alliance's new plan for the Capitol Mall sends the homeless scrambling while the city looks the other way
Creepy postman delivers a near letter-perfect Junk Mail
Costner's new film is an elongated rewrite of The Road Warrior
Where unit-moving heroes of rock are exposed as the passionless poseurs they really are
Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.
The shoestring law firm of Bybee andShaw makes money by hounding debt collectors who make mistakes
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