How many women out there can say they have married both a Kink (Ray Davies) and a Simple Mind (Jim Kerr)? Chrissie Hynde can. She's arguably the most badass alto of all time, and I'd certainly hate to ask her, "How does it feel to know almost all of your best songs were on the first three Pretender ... More >>
Michael Lacey says he wouldn't hesitate to put his children in the care of the management team that just bought the newspaper chain he helped start 42 years ago. In fact, he feels like that's almost what he did. It was announced Sunday night that Village Voice Media had agreed to sell its 13 ... More >>
The tough-looking circuit-bent instruments crafted by Phoenix's Corey Busboom are able to survive getting accidentally dropped by clumsy musicians. However, these curious creations (which are made from broken electronics and household appliances) won't survive an attack by ginormous kaiju monsters. ... More >>
James KingApparently, a "99-percenter" who goes by the name "Haight Ashbury" is responsible for the above protest sign calling Governor Jan Brewer a "lying whore" with Alzheimer's.In our account of the "Occupy Phoenix" demonstration in downtown Phoenix earlier this month, we used the above image ... More >>
Johnny PaycheckThe most common accusation of the Occupy protests has been that those gathered don't have one main voice; a streamlined, focused goal. It's a fair criticism, but it's a little difficult when you've been screwed over from every direction to pin down exactly what you want change.&nbs ... More >>
Image credit: Photoshop.Last week we announced the bummer news that Blondie has called off the show scheduled for tomorrow at Foundry on First due to "last minute scheduling conflicts. Promoter Danny Zelisko states that the band may reschedule its date, but until then, you can continue l ... More >>
The Big Event Clad in too many bracelets and sucking on pacifiers, raver chicas and chicos hit Firebird International Raceway on Friday, May 23, for some dance action courtesy of The Big Event. Check out all the beats and bass in these photos. Minus The Bear at Marquee Theatre To be ... More >>
We're giving you the canvas: You color it in.It's been a week since we asked Arizonans angry about SB 1070 -- the law that essentially mandates law enforcement agents racially profile Hispanics and requires those Hispanics to prove their citizenship or risk deportation -- to send us their protest ... More >>
Song: Crystal Castles' "Vietnam" (Lightsoverla Remix)Context: It's been 40 years and one day since the Kent State shootings.
You know I wouldn't tell you to haul it to another city unless I thought it was really worth it.Well, Michael Cajero is definitely worth a trek to Tucson. I originally saw his work at the Eric Firestone Gallery in Scottsdale about a year ago. I'll never forget walking in there. It was one of those h ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaYou'd be hard-pressed to find a better-preserved 57-year-old rock star than Chrissie Hynde. Onstage at Dodge Theatre Wednesday night, the Pretenders frontwoman looked incredible and sounded exactly as she did 30 years ago, when the band recorded their eponymous debut. Really. Her distin ... More >>
We don't normally run two pieces previewing acts from a single concert in our print edition, but last week I made an exception for Jessica Lea Mayfield and Annuals at Rhythm Room. After tonight's show I'm definitely glad I did.As the headliner, Annuals, a six-piece indie act from North Carolina, sho ... More >>
The devolutionary art of Mark Mothersbaugh
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