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  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows 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.

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    December 13, 2012

    The Blasters vs. X: It's L.A. Circa '80 For The Yuletide Season

    It's peculiarly fitting that these two punk trailblazers should arrive in town on the same night, because they've been inextricably bound together for more than 35 years since the beginnings of Los Angeles' punk underground. For one thing, they've endured, even though (or perhaps because) their me ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows 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.

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    August 22, 2012

    Jesse Malin Links The Clash and The Grateful Dead

    See also: Chasers Sold to New Owners and Becomes Pub Rock, A Music Venue With an In-House Radio Broadcasting Studio Jesse Malin has done it all, or most of it at least. In his barely-teens he was fronting Jersey-based hardcore ensemble Heart Attack, then spent the '90s in glam-punk wreckers D-Gen ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    The 10 Coolest, Scariest, Freakiest Songs About Heroin

    See also: 10 Songs About Cocaine See also: 15 Songs to Light Up to on 4/20 Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. It's in many ways the enduring holy trinity of pop music. Like it or not -- we're not advocating anything -- drugs are responsible for lots of great songwriting. So every Friday in August, we' ... More >>

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    February 4, 2012

    Social Distortion at Marquee Theatre, 2/3/12

    Maria Vassett​Social Distortion Marquee Theatre Friday, February 3, 2012 Phoenix loves Social Distortion, and the band loves Phoenix, including not one but two stops on their most recent tour. Last night was business as usual: The band will played a packed venue, to a sea of drunk burly guys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Tom "Soda" Gardocki on Spike Jonze, 12-String Banjo, Jackass, and Weezer

    ​Tom "Soda" Gardocki spent years playing guitar in SoCal rockers Wax (go rewatch the credits of Mallrats; the band plays right after its pals Weezer) but more recently he's devoted himself to more rustic purposes. Either performing with his Large Band, his "Million Piece Band," or solo with ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
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    January 14, 2011

    Social Distortion at Marquee Theatre Last Night

    ​Social Distortion Marquee Theatre January 13th, 2011It's a testament to Social Distortion's prominent influence on younger punk rock n' roll bands that two songs in to opening band Dead Relatives' set, I thought they were Social Distortion.  It's either a testament to that or how crappy ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010


    That's How We Burn

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    The Valley's Top 10 Local Guitarists

    Phoenix teems with guitar players, and some of them are actually pretty good. A handful of them are exceptional.

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Street Dogs, and The Tossers

    Getting the Irish up

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    October 26, 2006
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    April 6, 2006

    Johnny Thunders

    After the Dolls: 1977-1987

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    February 23, 2006

    Big Vinny & the Cattle Thieves

    "I Was a Teenage Premature Ejaculator" b/w "Black and Blue" and "Sister Sodomy" 7-inch
    (May Cause Dizziness Records)

  • Culture

    June 2, 2005

    Summer Clubbin'

    Ten nightspots that manage to keep patrons and bands cool

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    April 14, 2005

    Caught on Disc

    Finding ultraviolence on DVD, and old-school punk on CD

  • Culture

    February 3, 2005

    All Dolled Up

    A rant on the New York Dolls latest, plus raves on new video games

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    The Star Spangles

    Bazooka!!! (Capitol Records)

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    November 22, 2001

    Cheap Dates

    The Richmond Sluts know their punk rock, but they couldn't care less about career advancement

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    October 11, 2001

    The Strokes

    Is This It (RCA)

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    September 6, 2001

    Born to Lose

    The Slash City Daggers, Back Stabber Blues (Unity Squad Records)

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Sleaze Queens

    The hard-rocking women of the L.A.-based Betty Blowtorch prove their mettle with Are You Man Enough?

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    July 19, 2001

    Life of Riley

    Sun Records' rock 'n' roll pioneer survives cult-hero status

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    Richmond Sluts

    Richmond Sluts (Disaster/Bomp Records)

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    The Black Halos

    The Violent Years (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Hammer of the Gazas

    Chicago's Gaza Strippers take it all off and show their scars on a high-powered sophomore album

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Teenage Lobotomy

    Dee Dee Ramone doesn't wanna be sedated anymore

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    August 31, 2000

    Sonny Outlook

    Sonny Vincent, still on the road less traveled

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    July 27, 2000

    American Dream

    Speedbuggy USA: guns, booze, hicks and chicks

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    C Notes

    There's nothing hep about hepatitis C -- as too many friends can attest

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Tower of Power

    CPR offers a breath of life to the Valley Latin scene

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    Franco's Wild Years

    Sale of Mason Jar: The death of Phoenix rock?

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Enter the Dragons

    In the tradition of the Zeros and the Nuns, the youngest Escovedo talks siblings, booze and Dragon slaying

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Never Mind the Academia

    A cultural generation gets an education in a new ultrascholarly analysis

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Hearts Full of Napalm

    Three decades after the fact, L.A.'s Streetwalkin' Cheetahs make good on that old Detroit Rock City promise

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    September 16, 1999
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    August 26, 1999

    Cave Creek Dahl

    Rock 'n' roll torchbearer Jeff Dahl talks about getting clean, D.I.Y., and being big in Japan

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Dolls House

    Sylvain Sylvain pays tribute to three fallen former bandmates on his new album

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    April 22, 1999
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    March 11, 1999

    Kramer vs. Kramer

    MC5 founder Wayne Kramer constantly competes with his revolutionary past and can still kick out the jams

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    Guns 'n' Poses

    Trashman finds that he can no longer enjoy a beer in peace

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Critical Mass

    A recap of the releases that made it worthwhile to own a CD player in 1998

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    December 17, 1998

    Too Live Crue

    Nikki Sixx sounds off on booze, dope and Kiss

  • Music

    January 2, 1997

    Dr. Cynic's Revenge

    Beat Angel Brian Smith's 10 Greatest Atrocities in '96

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    April 18, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
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    December 29, 1994



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    June 29, 1994
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    December 15, 1993