Mid-April is upon us in the Valley, which means temperatures are beginning to hint at summer. The macho among us will make a point of bragging about not turning their A/C on until it hits such and such temperature, as if were a contest to see how much heat they can endure. I, however have already tu ... More >>
When the lineup for Rock on the Range was announced last week, a flurry of emails between myself and three other of my fellow chick metal journalists/enthusiasts ensued regarding flights, hotels, and tickets. We had all attended the weekend festival together in 2012, and relished the thought of a he ... More >>
Around 250 shoppers descended on a recently opened supermarket called Priss in Süderlügum, Germany. The owner of the market had announced that the first 100 shoppers who arrived at the store's grand opening naked could take home around $300 of groceries for free. The owner, Nils Sterndorff, was ... More >>
Welcome to Vine Geeks, where Brian Reeder and Pavle Milic of AZ Wine Merchants take the drinking game quite seriously. Pay attention -- you might just learn something. The question: What is Noble Rot? The answers: hilarious.
2012 is looking to be a comeback year for infamous Phoenix-born "deathrock" combo The Mighty Sphincter. The mythic band -- part of the same Placebo Records scene that birthed JFA, International Language, and many, many more -- has always been lead by songwriter Doug Clark, and he says that ... More >>
newsbelly.comJust five months after signing into law the nations "toughest" anti-immigration law, Alabama lawmakers are having "second thoughts amid a backlash from big business, fueled by the embarrassing traffic stops of two foreign employees tied to the state's prized Honda and Mercedes plants ... More >>
www.myspace.com/jonathanlJonathan LIn April of last year, longtime Valley radio show host Jonathan L left the Phoenix airwaves and moved to Berlin, Germany. L was a popular DJ here, and hosted shows or did programming at radio stations all around Arizona for 30 years, including a long stint ... More >>
It was a busy weekend for indie king Sufjan Stevens, according to Pitchfork.He released a music video for his song "Too Much" today. The video kicks off with a colorful visual mess that looks like it came straight out of an M.I.A. video. The rest of it is a series of hipsters that are sporting a ... More >>
We rarely meet a candy that we won't try, let alone one we don't like. These 6 candies sound so disgusting we are not even willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. So here we go judging books by their covers and knocking it before we try it. Hey,the line has to be drawn somewhere! ... More >>
Fans of the undead go overboard
Fans of the undead go overboard
www.printedclothing.com Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth made one of his more-legendary gaffs over the weekend, and Senator John McCain's campaign responded the way it often does when J.D. opens his trap and something dumb comes out: with a mildly humorous Web ad.In case you missed it, ... More >>
A scene from the scenester-heavy Cheap Thrills night at now-shuttered Blackforest Mill.What is it about this town that causes cool clubs or venues hosting hip dance nights to shut down? (Maybe all those fashion plate patrons spend too much time mugging for photos instead of buying enough al ... More >>
Phoenix rock band Vayden has a busy summer ahead of them. The group's lined up a monthly gig at Los Angeles' famous Whiskey a Go Go, every fourth Friday from May through July, then they're heading to Germany for the Dithmarscher Festival. You can check out the globetrotting band when they play in th ... More >>
An Arizona ATF agent who infiltrated the Hells Angels has won a civil complaint against the ATF. The agent, Jay Dobyns, says that his bosses failed to protect him after he received death threats from the notorious motorcycle club. But federal lawyers have filed a counterclaim against Dobyns, alle ... More >>
We always love a good protest, and who could argue with saving the lives of cute little ducks?Not the members of the local "End Foie Gras Campaign," which will be taking a stand at the Westin Kierland Resort tomorrow, December 4 at 11 a.m. The Resort serves duck and foie gras at restaurants such as ... More >>
Valley's youngest metal bands, Age of Evil, is now being played on local rock radio station, 98 KUPD (97.9 FM).
Tempe Beach Park rolls out the barrels and the oom-pah bands
After rockin' a couple of back to back tours (Candlebox and Drowning Pool), Vayden are home and ready to play a couple of hometown shows. The rock band, who we profiled in March, have two gigs coming up at downtown Scottsdale's Martini Ranch. The guys will perform Friday ... More >>
Horns & Halos hosts annual prom for the faux deceased
Wanna see members of the Rat Pack buy drinks for wannabe supermodels? Check out The Merc.
No more room at the inn. Our Bunker of the Apocalypse has been filled.
Blues expatriate Louisiana Red finds a home, and an audience, in Germany
In 1944, 25 German POWs tunneled out of the Papago Park internment camp. Now, a Valley playwright has excavated their adventure.
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Refugees from war-torn lands find sanctuary under the Golden Arches
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ASU capitalists crash in on the Berlin Wall