By Alee Karim
Once upon a time, extreme metal bands opted to contort their logos into the most stylized mutations possible as a way to visually represent their music, and as a proud testament to the obscurity of their appeal. But by now it's all become a bad joke, and you're likelier to find the s ... More >>
You might know Mark David Chapman as the subject of that Mindless Self-Indulgence song or as J.D. Salinger's biggest fan. Oh, and he killed John Lennon. Yeah, about that...
As Reuters reports, Chapman is up for parole again this week, marking the seventh time he'll appear before New York state's De ... More >>
What do you do when, as a young band of musicians barely out of your teens you're asked to fly across the pond and spend most of the summer churning out 30 minute sets in quarter-full arenas to crowds more intent on settling in for headliners KISS and Motley Crue than listening to you?
You make the ... More >>
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We got a chance this weekend to chat by phone with chef and author Blood, Bones and Butter. She'd just touched down in Louisville, Kentucky, in the middle of both the country and her book tour for the recently released paperback version of the book. This Thursday she'll be in Tempe at Changing Han ... More >>
A couple weeks ago I made a joke about Phoenix-based metal band Sorrower singing about puppies. According to comments, I wasn't far off -- band member Tim Callaway (sporting the Black Flag logo as his icon, natch) confirms that "the puppy comment was very funny considering our singer's obssession ... More >>
BoomBozz Taphouse, the Louisville, Kentucky-based restaurant of gourmet pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, and salads -- and whose handcrafted pizza, The Pollotate, was named one of the nation's fifty best pizzas by Food Network Magazine -- is now open at 1026 East Gilbert Road, near the entrance ... More >>
Here's a nice Kentucky Derby hat. Mint juleps, bourbon infusions and something called a Hot Brown are on the menu tomorrow, Saturday, May 7th at 2 pm at Mabel's on Main in Scottsdale in honor (of course) of the Kentucky Derby.
Mabel's has dubbed this the Woodford Derb ... More >>
Artist Matthew Moore wants you to see where your food comes from.Alarmed by predictions that his family farm in Surprise will be gone in just a few years, local farmer and artist Matthew Moore is doing what he can to preserve the legacy of the land.
Over the pa ... More >>
Huge and old-timey show announcement today: The Decemberists will play Mesa Arts Center on August 11.The date comes at the end of the Portland indie-folk act's extended summer tour, which is in support of their January record, The King Is Dead. No support for this date announced yet but other leg ... More >>
The newly-named 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa: Is this the gold standard in shitty corporate-sponsored venue names?When it comes to corporate-sponsorship of venue names, Phoenix is blessed.Our basketball team plays in U.S. Airways Center, named for a successful local airline. Our hockey te ... More >>
Seung Hui Cho slipped through a loophole in Virginia law when he bought his gun. Lawmakers in that state fixed the problem
The deadly mass shooting in Tucson on Saturday was by no means the first to raise questions about how mentally ill people bought firearms.
In some cases, state or federa ... More >>
When Phoenix metalcore band The Word Alive told a New Times reporter it was "about time" the year-old band got signed it was clear the guys were either really smart or really cocky.It's apparently the former: The band's new full-length, Deceiver, landed at #96 on the Billboard Top 100. They're no ... More >>
Recently we came across a drinking game called "Louisville Slugger." To play, one drinks a can of beer as fast as possible while a partner counts the seconds. For every second, the drinker must revolve around a baseball bat held steady against the ground. Then the drinker must pick up the bat ... More >>
I don't care whether you actually need to go or not -- just pop your head in the restroom the next time you're at Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert. Yes, more people checking out the loo at this idyllic Agritopia retro burger spot will make the line longer for the folks who really do need to use the fa ... More >>