Jim Monarch

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Hollywood Alley: An Oral History of "Arizona's Only Ultra-Chic Pissant Hip Dive Bar"

    Rock 'n' roll, to paraphrase punk icon Poison Ivy, is for misfits. A refuge for outsiders, oddballs, or anyone else even a little bit strange. The description is apt for the recently closed Hollywood Alley and much of its patronage. Over its 25-year lifespan, the Mesa rock joint and restaurant, whic ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Tenth Power

    Local label Truxton passes the decade mark

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Mill Landing

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

  • Music

    January 18, 2001

    Great Scott

    Tragedy brings out the best in Valley musicians, as top bands unite for a benefit concert

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Hit & Miscellany

    Sonic Thrills, Propeller 12, Carrie Johnson, Mob 40s, Big Pete

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Last Gang in Town

    Local girl-punks the Peeps espouse the politics of good old rock 'n' roll

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    Beautiful Noise

    A group of local veterans comes out of semi-retirement to kick out the jams once again