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    March 31, 2014

    5 Best Restaurants in Gilbert Right Now

    In addition to being one of the least sinful cities in the country, Gilbert happens to be one of the hottest mini dining hubs in the Valley. Later this year the city's downtown area will welcome a slew of new eateries to the scene including LoLo's Chicken and Waffles, Snooze, and Sam Fox's Zinburger ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    March 13, 2014
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    February 17, 2014

    Wine Condoms Protect Your Bottle

    No, that headline is not a euphemism. If you're fed up with your wine going bad because you overestimated the amount of wine you needed (does that ever happen?) or sick and tired of wine stoppers forcing you to cram your bottle into the fridge in haphazard ways, Wine Condoms are just the solution yo ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    Future Loves Past Celebrates Cringle Crumb With Exceptionally Creepy Video

    When some bands have a big show coming up they throw up a couple of posters, set up some well-timed posts on Facebook, cross their fingers, and hope for the best. When indie-progressive-disco six-piece Future Loves Past has a big show coming up they get weird. With their final show of 2013 coming ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013

    Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut. (To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify which ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Go Eco-Friendly This Christmas with Plantable Wrapping Paper

    Presentation is an important part of gift-giving, which is why we go through rolls and rolls of wrapping paper and ribbon each year during the holidays. And if you're feeling a bit guilty about all that waste, innovators in the United Kingdom have come up with a genius solution to the problem. The ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Kevin Devine: Kickstarter Success "Was Bonkers"

    by Chris Parker "For a long time, you're chasing being thought of as this terminally unique snowflake," says Brooklyn singer/songwriter Kevin Devine. "And then you kind of realize you're a worker among workers -- and you put your boots on." The 33-year-old musician is reflecting on the reverse met ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013
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    October 23, 2013

    A "Love Letter" To The Tempe Scene Premieres (Despite Weird Gin Blossoms Rumors)

    As usual, local filmmaker Nico Holthaus has set up an unenviable task for himself. On the party weekend before Halloween, he's scheduled a premiere of the final cut of Art Edward's fictionalized love letter to the Tempe music scene of the early '90s, Stuck Outside of Phoenix, at the Pollack Tempe Ci ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    If you didn't happen to be in Casa Grande when Jimmy Eat World played this show, back in May, you may find it more convenient to head out to Tucson for a show from this year's Readers' Choice for Best Local Band. If you weren't really into "The Middle," for some reason, fear not--there's more going ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    I've never done anything interesting enough to merit a Kickstarter, but if I ever happen to by accident I could do worse than following the example of Northern Hustle, who's celebrating their crowdfunding victory with a CD Release show this weekend. That's just one of the titular must-see Phoenix ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. in Gilbert Celebrates Grand Opening Monday

    On the heels of last week's opening of Huss Brewing Co., the Tempe brewery from husband-and-wife-team Jeff and Leah Huss, comes a second East Valley brewing establishment ready to kick up the craft when it comes to local ales. From 11 a.m. until midnight, Monday, September 2, Arizona Wilderness Bre ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Sea Wolf: "Even Good Reviews Can Bum Me Out"

    Indie rock band Sea Wolf is getting ready to wrap up a lengthy tour in support of their new release, Old World Romance. The third full-length offering from the group founded and orchestrated by California native Alex Brown Church veers a bit from their previous endeavors. The folk elements that prev ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013
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    May 23, 2013
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    May 23, 2013
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    May 22, 2013

    Restaurant in Spain Lets Unemployed Customers Work for Their Meals

    If you've ever forgotten your wallet, you've probably spent at least a few seconds wondering just what would happen if you ate at a restaurant but couldn't pay. Would they really make you roll up your sleeve and clean some dishes to make up for the cost? Would they have you take out bins of sticky, ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Run Boy Run Brings Frisky Young Bluegrass to Country Thunder Today, Rhythm Room on Sunday

    Garrison Keillor knows about all the cool stuff way before the rest of us do -- we were in Tucson a couple of weeks ago, innocently catching a show at Plush that featured old friends of whom we're huge fans, and it turned out to be the release show for Run Boy Run's So Sang the Whippoorwill. Already ... 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 22, 2013

    TapIt Cap Makes A Growler Into A Mini-Keg

    The TapIt Cap is a device on that promises to turn your average growler into your very own mini-keg. As you know, growlers are awesome and we were extremely psyched when Arizona changed its booze laws to allow their sale. See Also: --Do The Right Thing: Buckle Up Your Growlers For Safety --Here Co ... More >>

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    March 2, 2013

    decker., Sail Inn, 3/1/13

    decker. @ Sail Inn|3/1/13Sedona-based songwriter Brandon Decker bounced around the Sail Inn like a pinball, shaking hands, raising drinks, and grooving intently to the lineup of bands dueling between two stages. Decker's a humble enough guy, but it was impossible to deny: Last night was his night. T ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    When people ask what kind of music I like, I'm tempted to say "Good music." I understand the need for musical terminology, but there's really too much good stuff to limit what you listen to. It's a lesson Zero Zero teaches well. Nicole Laurenne and Michael Johnny Walker have the garage rock thing lo ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013
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    February 6, 2013

    North Dakota Preps the Release of New Record, Pat Waggy

    Among the many accomplishments baroque folk songwriter Michelle Blades achieved while she was in Phoenix was fronting the exuberant glee-punk trio North Dakota, which placed her normally taut voice in a virulent garage rock context facilitated by bandmates Mo Neuharth and Emily Hobeheidar.

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    January 31, 2013
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    January 24, 2013

    Maynard James Keenan Discusses Donkey Punch the Night

    Right now, there's a Tool fan angrily venting about the lack of a new Tool album in some dark corner of the Internet. Right now, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan is most likely working on something other than a new Tool album. As detailed in this week's Phoenix New Times cover story, Keenan is a ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    January 10, 2013

    TMI Radio SxSW Showcase at Crescent Ballroom, 1/9/13

    Palms, Wiley One, Jared and the Mill, and Sara Robinson and Midnight Special @ Crescent Ballroom|1/9/13South by Southwest, the sort of Mecca of indie music, is kind of a big deal. A good show there can make or break a band, even if the event itself is a tad self-indulgent. I once hitchhiked there, s ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    December 21, 2012

    Hardcore Band Gay Kiss Almost Called Its Record Blud Sugah Sexxx Magik

    "This whole interview is just going to be us trying to figure out how an assembly line works" I am at the house of Mark Glick, the founder of Anxiety Machine records, along with all the members of the hardcore band Gay Kiss. Together we are packing copies of their soon to be released LP. Record and ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Top 10 Reissues and Compilations of 2012

    2012 is at its end, and just like I did last year, I thought it would be good fun to try and recap the reissues and compilations I couldn't seem to get off my phonograph this year. So here they are: The 10 reissues and compilations I dug most in 2012. See also: - The 10 Most WTF Moments of 2012 - ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Sun Ghost's Glitter, Guns, & Gold: Indie Piano Pop With a Touch of Sondheim

    Give a little taste of a great product and people are naturally going to want more. That's the solid logic of drug dealers, soft pretzel peddlers at the mall and Sun Ghost. Failed Kickstarter campaigns be damned: The Valley pop rockers took a new approach to crowd sourcing the funding for their ne ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Phoenix Knife House Throwing a Grand Opening Party This Sunday (Dress Sharp)

    This fall, Eytan Zias, ex-New York restaurant chef and owner of Phoenix Knife House, moved his specialty cutlery shop from Scottsdale to a bigger space in Arcadia. Now, a few months later, he's ready to celebrate. See also: Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Foodie and Tastemakers 2012: Eytan Zias F ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Chef Patrick Boll and Jason Raducha Open P. Joseph Project at Squash Blossom

    Local fooditarians who keep a culinary Who's Who in their heads surely remember Patrick Boll as the right hand man to James Beard Award-winner Robert McGrath at Roaring Fork in its heyday. Boll eventually left his longtime mentor to take chef gigs at Il Vinaio, El Chorro and the now defunct Spotte ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    November 8, 2012

    Indie Rock is Worth Hating

    "Don't rock the boat, sink it!" commands the anonymous scribe behind I Hate Indie Rock, a fiery Twitter account that has been launching crust-punk tinged servos at publicists, nostalgia and vapidity in the indie rock realm. The account has only been around since October, and at this point the feed h ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    This Movie Should Be Made: Monster Roll

    The proof-of-concept/trailer for Monster Roll, a movie in which a rag-tag band of sushi chefs fight off enormous and well animated monsters from the deep, has just been released. Now that is an idea that cries out to be made into a full-length feature film. See Also: --Jiro Dreams of Sushi: Much M ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    The Popinator Was Sent From the Future to Feed the Past

    As far as snack foods go, popcorn is up there in terms of simplicity of production and ease of consumption. But this is the 21st century right? Surely science and engineering have something to offer us beyond picking up our food with our hands like an animal. See Also: New Gourmet Popcorn Shop in ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

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    September 4, 2012

    Nine Ways To Actually Make Money As A Musician

    Once again reminding us the record industry resembles the band on the Titanic playing as it sinks, Rolling Stone reported "9 Ways Musicians Actually Make Money Today." To be blunt, it's pretty stupid.

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    August 20, 2012

    decker.'s Van Flips on Tour, Injures Band Member Kelly Cole

    See also: decker: Love, God, and Sex in SedonaCall it a rough weekend: While on tour in California, Sedona-based folk band decker.'s van flipped over on Friday night, injuring one of the band members. On the road from Santa Cruz to their Los Angeles show, a tire blew out, causing the van and U-Haul ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    April 9, 2012

    Underground Cities Launches Kickstarter for New Full-Length Album

    Underground Cities has come a long way in the past few years. The band's upcoming full-length album made our list of local releases to look forward to this year and the band is about to embark on its first national tour. The album was initially predicted as a February release, but the band needs hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    How Much Should a Music Blog Cost? The Curious Case of Blog Collective Ad Hoc

    Ad Hoc, a DIY/experimental music blog collective created by editors of Pitchfork's defunct sister site Altered Zones, recently succeeded in raising over $37,000 for the project through a Kickstarter drive and will be going live in the coming weeks. Editors Ric Leichtung and Emilie Friedlander, afte ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Weekend: B-Real of Cypress Hill, Loyal Wife, Heartless Bastards, Switch, George & Dragon 17th Anniversary Party

    Earlier this week we remarked on the longevity of Grand Ave art-space the Trunk Space, which is celebrating eight years of DIY operation next week. Well, here's something to consider: This week, The George & Dragon pub, which has hosted many a punk rock show in its day, turns 17. That's only one yea ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    New Food Truck Alert: The Uprooted Kitchen

    The Uprooted KitchenThe Uprooted Kitchen will be a family affair (Erin and Chad Romanoff with their boys, Cole and Jonah)​If you've been wondering why nobody's thought (much) to bring vegetarian and vegan food into the burgeoning food truck scene, we've got the answer: They have. Meet The Ro ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Lawn Gnome: An Indie Book Store Coming Soon to Roosevelt Row

    Local poet Aaron Johnson started his own grassroots publishing company when he saw designer and poet John Kofonow read a poem about Lawn Gnomes in Studio 111 in Flagstaff. More than six years later, the two, along with Ernesto Moncada and Lauren Perry are setting up shop on Roosevelt ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Want to Write a Song for Bears of Manitou?

    ‚ÄčNot content to earn a few comparisons to Hall & Oates, a few listens, and a few laughs, Tempe-based folkies Bears of Manitou have wasted no time in following up their 1-866-25-BEARS hotline with another promotional stunt. That's right, according to the band's Fiverr page, for just $5, you can su ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Brooklyn Band Outernational Doesn't Boycott, Plans to Release EP Discussing Border Issues Instead

    Outernational: Bundled up in Brooklyn, but still thinking of Arizona.‚ÄčIt's not often that a Brooklyn-based band takes up an interest in Arizona. In fact, it's usually the other way around. But for punk rockers Outernational, our desert home is of particular fascination. Their members see Arizona a ... More >>

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