Elmo Kirkwood recently got a haircut. It's a standard barber cut, short on the sides but with a dramatic swoop of curly brown hair combed over that serves as a constant reminder of his familial heritage, that of the brothers Kirkwood, his father Curt and his uncle Cris, two of the founders of the ... More >>
Last week, we published a segment of our interview with Keith Morris in response to Greg Ginn's lawsuit. The lawsuit talk only made up about five minutes of our 30-minute discussion. The main purpose of the interview was to discuss FLAG's presence at FYF Fest, a two day music festival in downtown L ... More >>
At the age of 13, Phil Anselmo dove headfirst into what he knew to be his true calling: heavy metal. "I was playing my first gigs before I was barely a teenager," admits Anselmo. "I'll put it like this: I used to come home from school, and practice Judas Priest's Unleashed in the East live record, ... More >>
While Ian Kennedy hasn't delivered many wins this year with his pitches, the Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher certainly sparked off the most unforgettable moments of the season and made headlines across the sports world with a certain 92 m.p.h. fastball he tossed last night against the Los Ange ... More >>
Four punk legends walked into a bar. That's not the setup to some lame knee-slapper, but rather a precise description of what transpired Tuesday night in downtown Phoenix. The bar in question is renowned English pub the George and Dragon, and the aforementioned punk icons are exponentially more famo ... More >>
The story of Orpheus and Eurydice, a myth originally told by the ancient Greeks but best-preserved in Western culture through the Roman poet Ovid, generally is interpreted as a cautionary tale about the perils of living in the past. Orpheus, a famous Greek bard, loses his wife to a snake bite, goes ... More >>
Happy New Year loyal punk fans. If you really tied one on and you're nursing your hangover by chugging some Pedialyte, punk music may be the last thing you want to listen to. But 2012 was a great year for punk releases, which made this list difficult to narrow down to a top five. See also: -10 ... More >>
We've done a lot of coverage on the Rock the R3volution tour, from its announcement to almost inevitable collapse. The confluence of music and politics has always been interesting to me. Political art can be cringe-worthy ("boot up 'yer ass," anyone) or undeniably beautiful ("a change is gonna co ... More >>
Photos By Melissa FossumBuckcherry Rock Allegiance Tour Mesa Amphitheatre Friday, September 23 Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, and P.O.D. all sharing the bill...what year is this, 2002? In spite of all four artists releasing their biggest hits about ten years ago, all continue to t ... More >>
Maybe I'm forgetting something, but I'm pretty sure a former American Idol contestant has never played The Rhythm Room. The Maricopa County fair? Sure. Even The Marquee. But, from what I've seen in local show listings over the past two years it's rare that anyone who gets the benefit of anIdol-st ... More >>
Dax Riggs is humble. Okay, that’s an understatement – the former frontman for indie sensations Dead Boy and the Elephantmen (championed by Henry Rollins on his IFC show), is downright soft and shy. When I shook his hand after a stellar set at the Cedar Door tonight, it was like stroking air.
The clown prince of Phoenix's downtown art scene is sacrificing madcap antics for a Mormon mission
Subcultural icon visits the Valley
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
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The New Guy offers the same ol' dopey crap for kids
Don't let the name fool you; the Earth Mother Mind Jam isn't just for hippies
DJ Logic experiments with hiphop, rock and all that jazz
Raising hell in the Valley's Christian punk scene
New releases by Pearl Jam and Ani DiFranco play hide-and-seek with self-invented myths
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