Released back in May, Celebration, Florida, by New York band The Felice Brothers, is a confusing record. Take the first track, "Fire at the Pageant," with its chorus of screaming children, stomping cadence, and menacing, howling vocals. It's the sound of Americana set loose in the record stor ... More >>
Leslie Janous, a.k.a., Leslie Gibbs, of Tennessee, held a lavish Sweet 15 birthday party for daughter in 2006 that attracted MTV. Turns out she embezzled the money for it.The party's over for a Tennessee crook who spent some of her embezzled millions on a spectacular Sweet 1 ... More >>
The last time we caught up with the Meat Puppets it was mostly to talk about the 'Arizona scene' after a rough week at Austin's South by Southwest music conference.Regrettably, I didn't even mention the band's new record Lollipop in that piece. But, yes, the Puppets put out a brand new record thi ... More >>
How do you make a metalhead swoon? Play him the new video for "Shadows Fed to Tyrants" by Phoenix grindcore band Landmine Marathon. If you read my feature on the band last year, you probably didn't have to read between too many lines to figure out that I have a huge crush on lead screamer Grace P ... More >>
Starting today, the city of Phoenix has instituted a fire ban at city parks. Charcoal, wood, and open fires are not allowed in mountain preserves, and smoking outside vehicles is prohibited. However, propane and gas grills may be used in designated areas...A Valley homeless man named Greyson Malzac ... More >>
New York's A.R.E. Weapons play their underbelly electro-punk with their fists in the air -- and in each other's guts
Letters from the week of May 8, 2003
Aging Rural/Metro firefighters can't afford to retire
Karl Whitmire is a sex offender's best friend
In the Valley of Dying Stars (Arena Rock)
Pop purveyors Superdrag keep the fight for artistic freedom alive with In the Valley of Dying Stars
Dance project keeps barrio kids on their toes, off the street
With its new album, Superdrag takes a trip into new sonic territory
The high lonesome hardships of country's best duo are getting easier to hear
Once dominant, U.S. swimmers have fallen back in the Olympic pack. And some observers are questioning whether Gary Hall Jr., the world-class sprinter from Paradise Valley, has the work ethic to find gold in Atlanta.
Superdrag's out to fill you up with high-octane power pop
ASU'S BASEBALL WIZARD LOVES TO PLAY HARDBALL. THIS YEAR, HE'S HAD TO.
YEE HAW! HOKEY HOSTS HAWK WACKY WARES ON TV'S FUNKIEST FLEA MARKET.