James Karnes

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Flier of the Week: Source Victoria at Yucca Tap Room

    ‚ÄčNope, it's not promoting the classic 1987 Nintendo game Metroid--this flier of the week comes courtesy of Phoenix indie band Source Victoria, who is playing Yucca Tap Room this weekend. The group, who's shared the stage with local favorites Jimmy Eat World and The Format, is gearing up to ... More >>

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Gray Matters

    Less Pain Forever has its brains and eats them, too

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    Less Pain Forever, and Peachcake

    Now We Have Something to Celebrate
    (Western Tread)

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Less Pain Forever

    Take as needed

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Critics VS 2002: Rebuilding From Ash

    2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Gut Check

    Half of Less Pain Forever morphs into the minimalist Lovers of Guts. But does the one-man band have the stomach to perform solo?

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Pain Relievers

    After marauding up and down the East Coast, and befriending Ween, Less Pain Forever returns for the holidays

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Scenery Stealers

    After seven years, Reubens Accomplice finally delivers on all its promise with I Blame the Scenery

  • Music

    May 31, 2001


    The artists currently known as Less Pain Forever reveal their greatest hoaxes. But will the last time be the charm?

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Mill Landing

    The sixth annual New Times Music Showcase brings together the Valley's best, brightest and weirdest

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Indigenous Voices

    The Native American music scene gets in tune with a new radio show

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Europe Feels Their Payne

    How Les Payne opened an overseas Orifice

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Onward, Crispin Soldiers

    Six years ago, Ryan Page and Mike Pallagi were high school kids who idolized eccentric actor Crispin Glover. Now they're producing films with him.

  • News

    April 15, 1999
  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    House of Pain

    Bldg 5 benefit for Autumn House inspired by tragedy that hit close to home

  • Music

    April 30, 1998
  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Phony War

    Les Payne Product starts a joke, which starts the whole world crying

  • Music

    January 29, 1998

    Payne Relief

    How good fortune turned a skinny duo into the Valley's most inventive and engaging heavyweight act

  • Music

    February 27, 1997
  • Music

    January 23, 1997