In spring of last year, Stephen Rose shot an email to Jen Long and Matt Flag about an idea he had. Each of the three headed independent labels that release cassette tapes: Rose had SEXBEAT, Long ran Kissability and had a hand in Transgressive Records alongside Rose, and Flag oversaw Suplex Cassettes ... More >>
Easy mode is making a Boris Yeltsin joke when Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin comes to town. Hard mode is not making a Boris Yeltsin joke. Really hard mode is not making a Boris Yeltsin joke even though you think you've got a great one. Because it's probably not that great, is what I keep tryi ... More >>
Audacity's third album finds the band pushing in opposite directions at the same time. The Fullerton, Calif., garage-punk quartet plays with a homemade, youthful and defiant style that makes the most out of its chaotic and unpredictable twists, all served up with an endless stream of hooks. Butt ... More >>
King Tuff @ Meat Market Garment Factory| August, 19, 2012See also: King Tuff at Meat Market Garment Factory Show PreviewThe overcast summer evening meant lots of humid heat, building up exponentially as Meat Market grew packed with bodies. Turnout was solid for a showcase of anthemic yet charmingly ... More >>
In this week's issue, I interviewed Shawn Stern of Youth Brigade and Tony Brandenburg of The Adolescents to determine what has kept punk alive for all these years. Both musicians have obligations outside of their perspective bands, with Stern running BYO Records and preparing for Punk Rock Bowling a ... More >>
The best baller in Phoenix doesn't play for the Suns. Can Diana Taurasi take the Mercury all the way?
Another winning season ends for Pat Murphy and his baseball team. Now, it's ASU management's turn at bat
New Times stories lead to arrests in rent-a-patient scam
A guided tour of the best releases across the musical spectrum
Things are looking up for Southern California electro-break pioneer Überzone
The life and high times of Phoenix cannabis crusader Christie Bohling
A new four-disc compilation attempts to give the West Coast East Side sound its proper place in rock 'n' roll history
DEAN BREWER WAS ALREADY UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FOR BANKRUPTING A MORTGAGE COMPANY, SO ARIZONA REGULATORS LET HIM TAKE OVER CHARTER TITLE, AND $8 MILLION IS MISSING.