James Fox Executive Chef Bootleggers (Phoenix, Scottsdale) www.bootleggersaz.com It's taken a while, but if you're a fan of slow smoked barbecue then you're probably already aware that we have a pretty solid selection of 'cue joints in this town. There are the standby options like Bryan's Black Mo ... More >>
Since Chromeo's formation almost a decade ago, they have become a leader in dance music with their innovative, modern take on funk. Most notably, the band's third album, 2010's Business Casual, released hits like "Hot Mess" and "Don't Turn the Lights On." Chromeo's fourth studio album, White Women, ... More >>
It's hard to figure out exactly what to make of modern country's flirtations with genres outside Nashville's rustic confines. Taylor Swift's Red incorporated an (ever-so-slight) dubstep wobble into her pop-country frame. The Zac Brown Band is covering Metallica live. Former Hootie and the Blowfish f ... More >>
Five Finger Death Punch appeals to a particular demographic in heavy metal: Their testosterone-driven, in-your-face music is heavy and angry at all that is evil--destruction, internal struggles, politics, war, bullying. Every friend I have in the armed services loves them. I've heard of soldiers who ... More >>
As far as I'm concerned, people who don't ever listen to albums are music lightweights. By "albums", I don't mean actual vinyl records. I couldn't care less which configuration or delivery method you chose. I mean a specific group of songs in a certain order. As it is, I don't really care how yo ... More >>
Arrested Development ruined the Segway. Lots of things ruined the Segway -- don't get me wrong -- but the first time Gob Bluth made his dramatic, perfectly self-confident entrance into the frame on his fanny-packed Segway, he instantly summed up all the worries people had about them. Will this make ... More >>
Django Is Like "Accidental Racist," Except Not Godawful.
The Grammys are a huge night for music fans. While we tend to shake our head and wonder how some of these artists won (ie. "Album of the Year"), it's entertaining to watch the live performances and keep fingers crossed for our favorite artists. fun. won big last night, sweeping up the "Song of the Y ... More >>
Naz Derboghossian, a key player in an alleged "crime ring" that owned Valley nightclubs and exotic car dealerships, has been sentenced to probation and a year in jail. We covered this complex and fascinating case in a July 12 feature article. Derboghossian, a smooth-talking car expert and scamster ... More >>
If Adele could rap, she probably would have won that Grammy as well. Sunday night's Grammy Awards made for interesting viewing, with Adele's sweep, some amazing tributes, performances, and a downright weird and horrible showing from Nicki Minaj. Host LL Cool J opened up with a prayer for Whitne ... More >>
Maria VassettZ-Trip performs during the Red Bull Thre3Style at Venue of Scottsdale.Red Bull Thre3StyleVenue of ScottsdaleApril 7, 2011 "I like taking [people] on journeys hat they weren't even thinking about going on. There are so many roads to go down, I've always loved that about being a DJ." ... More >>
Three people have been arrested and accused of bilking a bank of $750,000 and running a network of shady businesses with the infusion of millions of dollars of capital from Mexico.The crimes spanned the last decade and included businesses that would be familiar to many readers, including:* CBNC, the ... More >>
Adriane GoetzStreet Sweeper Social Club guitarist Tom MorelloBy Adriane Goetz"We're not just a band...we're a social club!"Boots Riley repeated this phrase several times throughout Street Sweeper Social Club's performance on Thursday night, and while the largely high school aged crowd didn't seem ... More >>
As we reported on this blog back in November, Suns star Shaquille O'Neal's on Twitter, the "micro-blogging" site where users can post short messages on the Internet (through computers or their cell phones) that detail what they're doing at any given moment. (For example, Shaq Twittered on January 16 ... More >>
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LOCAL RAP RULERS PHUNK JUNKEEZ DON'T KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP. IT'S MAKING THEM FAMOUS.
WHITE MEN CAN'T RAP. OR CAN THEY?
ICE-T AND SISTER SOULJAH GIVE MAKING MONEY A BAD RAP