Earlier this month, Gwar and Warbeast kicked off a tour and brought down the house at Tucson's Rialto Theatre. But the thrash metal gods, lo and behold, have forsaken us here in Phoenix, and the tour didn't come our way. Hell, the duo is even going through spots like Des Moines, Little Rock, Green ... More >>
The newly-named 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa: Is this the gold standard in shitty corporate-sponsored venue names?When it comes to corporate-sponsorship of venue names, Phoenix is blessed.Our basketball team plays in U.S. Airways Center, named for a successful local airline. Our hockey te ... More >>
Will symbols like these become the norm for newspapers of the future? Gannett Company, the parent company of the Arizona Republic, launched pay walls for three of its newspapers yesterday, charging Internet users to look at the papers' content. The new, pay-to-read format at the Tallahassee D ... More >>
I was excited to see an e-mail about the new Against Me! record, due June 8 on Sire. As the band's publicist says, the record from one of the best live bands I've seen in the past year was produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, etc., etc.) so it should be pretty awesome.Then I remembe ... More >>
The Christian college infamous for its long-running ban on interracial dating put out a lengthy and seemingly heartfelt apology on Thursday for its bigoted past policies. Nowhere in the apology, though, does the university mention anything about its current bigoted policies toward gays. We gue ... More >>
Meet the woman behind ASU's Caucasian American Men's Club
Ray Charles biopic feels made-for-TV
Valley slammers shoot from the lip
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Five years after his teen band was buried by hype, Ben Kweller is taking off on his own
The daring, uncompromising art of singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams
Mississippi bluesman T-Model Ford has known little but chaos and violence, and that's what he sings about
New collection brilliantly confirms Ray Charles' position as the architect of soul
Contract for South Mountain tollway may depend on company's dumping of its president
Richard Carr, president of a firm that wants to build the $350 million South Mountain Toll Road, has extensive experience in "public-private partnerships." Unfortunately, most of those experiences have been bad.