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Jim Louvau

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    March 12, 2014

    Mindless Self Indulgence's Jimmy Urine: "We're Not Gonna Break Up Unless Somebody Dies."

    If ever there were a band to completely play by its own rules, it is Mindless Self Indulgence. Their DIY mentality has allowed them to develop a following and a musical style that singer Jimmy Urine describes as a, "really cool, crazy art project." The electro punk quartet-- featuring vocalist Urin ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    Here's the problem: I'd really like to open this Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend with an animated GIF of Dick Van Dyke and his a cappella group just kind of dancing around and having a good time. But that's on their official website, and not designated a press image. So we'll have to sett ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Best of Phoenix 2013: Best Sports Moments

    In honor of this year's edition of Best of Phoenix, we bring you the best sports moments of the year.

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    September 4, 2013

    The 25 Best Phoenix Club Candids Photos of August 2013

    August is a paradox. It's peak pool party weather, inasmuch as it's too hot out to do much else, but it's also the socially accepted time to begin wrapping up the pool party season, wearing white, pretending it's summer instead of pretending it's fall, etc. It's a transition month for our Club Can ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Five Great Places to See an All-Ages Show around Phoenix

    Yes, we know. Your fake ID is spectacular. Nobody cards you because your mustache is simultaneously full and rich and completely earnest-looking. Your friends buy cases of Natty Light from extremely vigilant chain stores for sport. But if you're just getting back in town for the fall semester, and ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Four Phoenix Metal Shows That Will Rock Out for Good Causes

    The only thing better than rocking out to great live metal is rocking out for a great cause. With that in mind, there are four upcoming metal shows that are celebrating metal legends and local idols that should have a spot on your concert calendar. We're talking Slash, the best of Arizona metal ba ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    The 25 Best Phoenix Club Photos of July 2013

    An emergency deployment to Hollywood Alley might have deprived them of sleep and beer money, but it wasn't about to keep our Club Candids photographers off their usual July beat: Taking pictures of people who would probably have left Phoenix for the summer if it weren't for the pool parties. As al ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Five Rock Stars Who Aged Unnervingly Well

    If you're hoping to look as good at 50 as you do at 20, there are a lot of (ultimately futile) things you can do. You can eat right. You can exercise. You can try to avoid stress and anything else that's wearing on you, with the help of prayer and meditation. Most of all, you can make sure not to ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Scottsdale's Axis-Radius Closing on June 29, Will Become Music Venue and Drinkery

    Load up your copy of Avicii's "Last Dance" and steel yourself for some depressing news, EDM fans and nightlife fiends: Axis-Radius, the longest-running dance club in Scottsdale, will close by month's end after 16 years in operation. The Old Town institution -- which has served as the epicenter for D ... More >>

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    May 19, 2013

    Los Dias de la Crescent 2013: The Best Photos Of Day 1 and Day 2

    Los Dias de la Crescent 2013 was defined by what's local -- the music, the beer, the food, the fans. This year's schedule looked like a tightened-up version of last year's format -- and it somehow found a way to bring "Stairway to Heaven" into a celebration of Arizona music in the process. Day 1 br ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    Ratt and Dokken - Celebrity Theatre - 5/9/2013

    Ratt and Dokken (view the full slideshow.)Celebrity TheatreMay 9, 2013 The '80s paid a visit to the Celebrity Theatre Thursday night, when hair metal rockers Dokken and Ratt hit the Valley for a night full of Aquanet-infused anthems. Dokken might be one of the most underrated '80s bands still stand ... More >>

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    May 5, 2013

    UFIESTA - Quail Run Park - 5/4/2013

    UFIESTA (view the full slideshow here.)Quail Run Park, MesaMay 4, 2013 When I arrived at KUPD's UFIESTA, Saturday afternoon, a 50-something blond with blue-tipped hair was stumbling out of the Powerman 5000 mosh pit, wide-eyed, yelling about her head getting stomped in but refusing medical attentio ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Paramore - Comerica Theatre - April 29, 2013

    ParamoreComerica TheatreApril 29, 2013 After losing two founding members, Paramore made a show of their new self-confidence last night at Comerica Theatre, standing in front of a giant backdrop displaying nothing but three marks. It's been almost three years since Paramore last hit up the Valley, b ... More >>

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    March 30, 2013

    Mindless Self Indulgence, Marquee Theatre, 3/29/13

    Mindless Self Indulgence @ Marquee Theatre|3/29/13Mindless Self Indulgence is truly an enigma, an exception to the rule, or "ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife." They band's so original that you can't place a tag on them or put them in a genre. The band paid a visit to the Marquee Thea ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    10 Things We Learned at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2013

    This weekend McDowell Mountain Music Festival celebrated its 10-year anniversary in style, at a new primo location of Margret T. Hance Park, with good beer from Deschutes, and with awesome bands like The Shins, The Roots, Balkan Beat Box, Les Claypool, and more. You can catch up on our reviews, in ... More >>

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    March 9, 2013

    Rampage Fest ft. Nü Sensae, White Lung, Allah-Las, and More, Sail Inn

    Rampage Fest, ft. Dune Rats, Wax Idols, Nü Sensae, Allah-Las, and More @ Sail Inn|3/8/13The platter of varying delights that is Rampage Fest, a collection of SxSW-bound bands passing through the desert, offered a taste of beach-crashed pop-punk, sonically loyal garage rock, and blistering hardcore. ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Top 10 Hard Rock Venues in Phoenix

    We're lucky in the Valley of the Sun. There are plenty of hole-in-the-wall venues, which, in most enthusiasts' opinion, are the best places to see a great show. Especially when it comes to hard rock and metal. We're not talking Slayer gigs with $45,000 worth of pyrotechnics, or the kind of places th ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    The Used, Marquee Theatre, 2/24/13

    The Used @ Marquee Theatre | 2/24/13 On Sunday night, the Marquee Theatre reverberated with the sound of cheering fans and hardcore screamo tunes on the Take Action Tour, which aims to raise awareness about such issues as teen suicide, bullying, and more (super-badass). The tour this year consists o ... More >>

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    February 10, 2013

    Steve Aoki, Axis Radius, 2/9/13

    Steve Aoki @ Axis Radius|2/9/13If you don't believe in Jesus, alright, but Asian Jesus is real. Steve Aoki, record producer, DJ, and founder Dim Mak Records, graced Scottsdale's Axis/Radius with his presence last night, spreading his music to all and making one amazing mission trip to land more foll ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Phil Mickelson Won That Golf Tournament Named After the Garbage Company

    Despite the high attendance, perhaps one of the least-known facts about the Waste Management Phoenix Open is that Phil Mickelson won the thing.See, the final round on Sundays always encroaches on the pre-Super Bowl activities, and we were wondering the day before if it was possible to get drunk just ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Top Metal Festivals of 2013

    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 >>

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    January 27, 2013

    CASA Benefit ft. Seas Will Rise, Gay Kiss, and More, Yucca Tap Room, 1/26/13

    Seas Will Rise, Gay Kiss, Said Gun, Dead Canyon @ Yucca Tap Room|1/26/12Last night's charity event at the Yucca for CASA, a crisis center focused on the prevention of sexual abuse, went surprisingly well, all things considered. Along with the originally intended charity, the Boys & Girls Club of Ame ... More >>

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    January 20, 2013

    Iamwe, Crescent Ballroom, 1/19/13

    Iamwe @ Crescent Ballroom| 1/19/13We're going to need another venue. Iamwe is a rare exception in indie music. Last night, the local rockers packed Crescent Ballroom to release their album, Run Wild. After touring the East Coast with Anberlin, the boys returned to their hometown to play their fi ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: Gilbert Food Truck Court to Re-Launch This Friday, Jan. 18 AZ Cocktail Week Kicks Off Feb. 16: Expect a Carnival, Competition and Seminars. Better Line Up a Designated Driver. Q ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Down, Marquee Theatre, 1/14/13

    Down and Warbeast @ Marquee Theatre|1/14/13So, it turns out there's a reason it's called "stoner metal." I've been to several Down shows before, but two things stuck out at me during last night's Down/Warbeast double-header at Marquee Theatre. My friend (who goes by "Iron Maiden," thank you very mu ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    The 17 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

    I'm almost a little bummed that the world didn't end on December 21. No War of the Worlds or 2012 scenes became a reality, although I was so sure that the only reason gas prices were down was because all the rich people were holed up in their submarines, burrowed into the Alps like a goddamn modern- ... More >>

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    December 16, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    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 >>

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    December 15, 2012

    The Sword, Club Red, 12/14/12

    The Sword @ Club Red|12/14/12Valley metal heads got one the their last doses of heavy riffs and shredding guitar solos this year when Austin sci-fi enthusiasts The Sword played to a packed house last night at Club Red. By 9:00 -- well before the band were scheduled to perform -- a lengthy line of ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012

    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 >>

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    December 8, 2012

    Orgy, Joe's Grotto, 12/7/12

    Orgy @ Joe's Grotto|12/7/12Alt metal band Orgy had its heyday in the late '90s/early 2000s, but after singer Jay Gordon retooled the lineup last year (Gordon is the only remaining original member) I was curious to see how they would actually fare live. Luckily, what I found at Joe's Grotto on Frid ... More >>

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    December 2, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    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 >>

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    November 3, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    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 >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Korn Guitarist Munky Discusses Moving Away From Dubstep With Next Record

    This past Saturday, Korn crashed through town, performing at the Arizona State Fair. I watched in glee. This is a band that truly contributed to opening the door to metal for me. Before that discovery, I was a sixth grader rocking out to Westside Connection, much to my Backstreet Boy-loving locker p ... More >>

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    October 28, 2012

    Korn at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 10/27/12

    Korn @ Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum | 10/27/12 The Arizona State Fair got its yearly dose of metal when Korn paid a visit to the valley last night at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The nu metal pioneers treated fans of all ages to a career-spanning set consisting of hits, covers, and sta ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Madonna, US Airways Center, 10/16/12

    Madonna @ US Airways Center| 10/16/12With a long history of being a proven provocateur, it makes sense that Madonna has managed to piss a lot of people off since kicking off her MDNA tour. There was that nip slip in Istanbul, and a reference to our current president as a "black Muslim," so one ha ... More >>

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    October 13, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    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 >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Father John Misty, Rhythm Room, 10/10/12

    Father John Misty @ Rhythm Room"I want to do what a stripper does, and in another way do what a carnival barker does, or a shaman, some kind of Pentecostal preacher," Josh Tillman, the singer/songwriter known by his alter ego Father John Misty, said when we spoke in advance of his show at Rhythm Roo ... More >>

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    October 6, 2012

    Zero Zero, Rogue Bar, 10/5/12

    Zero Zero Album Release Party @ Rogue Bar | 10/5/12As you might notice by the timing of this posting, I come from that age-old school of being fashionably late. (I try to limit these things to social gatherings, dinner dates and house parties, but every so often the habit bleeds over into work.) I'v ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Slash, Celebrity Theatre, 9/5/12

    See also: Slash Still Has an Appetite for Destruction See also: Buckethead on His Time in Guns 'N' Roses: "No Answer." See also: Guns N' Roses at Comerica Theatre, 12/27/11 See also: Tommy Stinson of Guns N' Roses and The Replacements: "A [Replacements] Reunion Is About As Likely as an Original Guns ... More >>

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    September 2, 2012

    Tedeschi Trucks Band, B.B. King, Robert Cray, Comerica Theatre, 9/1/12

    Tedeshi Trucks Band, B.B. King, Robert Cray @ Comerica Theatre| 9/1/12See also: Derek Trucks Talks Family Life on the Road See also: The full B.B. King SlideshowLet's get something straight: last night's show at Comerica Theatre was not a B.B. King show. It was a Tedeschi Trucks Band concert. B.B. ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Iron Maiden, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 8/6/12

    Iron Maiden Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion Monday, August 6 See the full Iron Maiden @ ASHSP slideshow. See also: Deep Purple Tribute: Iron Maiden, Metallica, More Salute Keyboardist Jon Lord See also: Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear See also: Iron Maiden Put on Awesome Show for the K ... More >>

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    August 5, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    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 >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Kelly Clarkson and The Fray, US Airways Center, 8/1/12 (VIDEO)

    Kelly Clarkson and The FrayUS Airways CenterWednesday, August 1, 2012 See also: Pop Isn't Dead, and Here's 7 New Songs That Prove It If there was one thing that was surprising at the Kelly Clarkson show at US Airways Center last night, it wasn't that Clarkson looked smoking hot as she wore a flatt ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    The Attitude's Jim Louvau on Canceled Clubhouse Show with Orgy

    The closing of The Clubhouse in Tempe is shaking up the Arizona music scene and forcing two dozen bands to either cancel their shows or find a new venue to perform. Earlier this week, hundreds of people showed up to the Tempe town hall meeting held to address the future implications of the shootin ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    The Attitude Holds Benefit Show...for Themselves?

    What is this benefitting exactly?​Seems like Phoenix band The Attitude has found themselves in some controversy recently. The rock band is holding a benefit show on Thursday, February 4, for singer Jim Louvau, per the flier that's displayed on the Clubhouse Music Venue's website ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Attitude Adjusting

    Playing "straight to the middle"

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    February 19, 2004

    Hot Pink Perdition

    The night crew checks out an after-hours hot spot

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    March 28, 2002

    Hello, Goodbye

    Victims in Ecstacy completes its new CD, and breaks up at the same time

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    March 30, 2000

    Driven to Ecstacy

    Victims in Ecstacy will do whatever it takes to become stars. They'll even dress like boys.

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    December 3, 1998

    Kind of a Drag

    With Atomic Cafe defunct, Victims In Ecstacy try to establish a new base for their heavy camp

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