Call us huge nerds for making such a comparison, but local superstar DJ export Z-Trip has a few things in common with Doctor Who. Stick with us on this one for a moment. Both, for instance, scamper through the annals of history in pursuit of their raison d'être via equipment that's a bit on the obs ... More >>
Spend some time with the guys from Slightly Stoopid, and you're bound to walk away with a fascination for the band's business model and a new cologne--of the skunk variety. For almost 15 years the members of Slightly Stoopid have made music together, and somehow they've perfected one of the most v ... More >>
Of all the stupid things we do with our phones, Instagram might be the worst. Not only has the app falsely convinced us all we're professional photographers, but it's done something even worse: It's encouraged our worst vainglorious tendencies. No one is Amaro-toning his or her real life. There are ... More >>
Besides the likes of Pete "SuperMix" Salaz, Z-Trip, and Robbie Rob, few cats in the Valley epitomize old-school DJ culture than Stephen Peabody. For more than 16 years, the performer known as Mr. P-Body has worked turntables at practically every major club -- both past and present -- in metro Phoeni ... More >>
2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
When it comes to summer music festivals, most people tend to think of well established, corporate-sponsored events like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, or the Pitchfork Music Festival. But one music festival that seems to be establishing itself as something of a big ticket in recent years is the annual ... More >>
Porn star Priya Rai will be in attendance at Club Silver tonight.Unless you happen to be some hermit living by yourself in a Hoarders house, chances are good that you'll be hanging out with your friends and family sometime during the next few days. But instead of sipping and supping with dear Au ... More >>
For just pennies a day, you can provide food and shelter for needy Phoenix rappers like Mr. Miranda.Dave Miranda, aka Mr. Miranda, has been one of the more productive MCs in the Valley recently. The Phoenix native released The Wonderful World of Mr. Miranda in December 2008, then followed that u ... More >>
This is the final installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which www.PHXmusic.com caught up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today's post is on Eric "Eazy E" Wright, who passed away 15 years ago today. To read the other installments ... More >>
This is an installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which www.PHXmusic.com catches up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today, we continue with Dr. Dre the superstar rapper/producer who has had the most success since this photo w ... More >>
This is an installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which www.PHXmusic.com catches up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today, we continue with MC Chip, who proved to be the hardest person to track down of anyone in the photo. To ... More >>
Onstage at Bonnaroo Music Festival Bonnaroo kicked off Thursday with sets from, among others, Passion Pit and Those Darlins. Friday's acts included Al Green, the Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix and Grizzly Bear. Saturday's sets included Bon Iver (with Justin Long and Drew Barrymore in the cro ... More >>
Andrew Jackson Jihad brings serious sing-along
Rob G., a tattoo artist known for his work on celebrities such as Suns star Shaquille O'Neal, hip-hop stars G-Unit, Ice Cube, Lil Jon, and DMX, and the New England Patriots, died at his home in Orlando, Florida on Monday, January 26.
By Martin Cizmar Q-Tip is a perfectionist. Or so he said Monday night as he derailed his show one song in, taking a five-minute interlude to adjust the sound. “Any of ya’ll bloggers out there? Any bloggers?” he asked. “So when you blog about this, just be a little gracious. ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara Once again I assembled a crew of able-bodied Phoenix New Times employees to the break room for a Brew Review. Sitting between the rows of plastic coffee cups and packages of creamer, a large, black sack awaited us. Inside was a substance with a reputation so vile that each memb ... More >>
Its easy, mkay
www.lastgasp.com The official coloring book in gangsta's paradise. If you're KTAR's Darrell Ankarlo, the poor man's Sean Hannity, that means you've got to fill three-and-a-half hours each day with spleen, even if it means exaggerating the topic a bit. Case in point was a segment on today ... More >>
With thrashed vocal cords and van wrecks galore, Greeley Estates pays its dues on the road
This is the nü stuff
Letters from the week of March 17, 2005
A PG-13 rating squeezes the life out of Anacondas
Forget Janet Jackson. The Purple One - now he'd make a great Super Bowl attraction.
Even stoners won't find anything to laugh about in Potluck
Talib Kweli offers his reflections on the state of hip-hop, Levi's, and the role of MCs in the African-American community
Balance & Options
Witty dialogue, driving music keep Human Traffic jammin'
Star-struck Hollywood hopefuls fight to make the scene in Phoenix's filmland fringe.
Styles of Beyond takes underground back to the future
HIS HOME AND PERSONAL LIKE SMOLDER, AND DR. DRE STILL PLAYS WITH FIRE
WHITE MEN CAN'T RAP. OR CAN THEY?