For Mike Doughty, revisiting songs he wrote in some cases more than 20 years ago felt like walking into a ghost town. The former frontman for Soul Coughing - the distinct 1990s alternative band he once described as "deep slacker jazz" - decided to record an album of reimagined old tunes, freeing t ... More >>
This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what -- where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town. We will freely admit that we get so weak-kneed at the sight of the ... More >>
While the GOP presidential candidates debated in Mesa last night, folks at Zia Records in Chandler gathered for a different kind of spectacle: NYC-based pop band Fun. (featuring Nate Ruess formerly of Tempe rockers The Format) played an acoustic set and signed autographs for about 400 fans. The ba ... More >>
Running From Bears.This is part of a series of reviews of bands who play weekly at local bars. The show: Running From Bears at the Lost Leaf. The look: Like an New York jazz club underground, but with more space and above ground. The smell: Light perspiration and aluminum. The taste: Savory, and ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanJugheads bartender Tyler King.Since first getting into the bartending trade during his teenage years, Tyler King has dealt drinkage to punks and drunks in both New York City and Phoenix. Back during his Gotham days, he was behind the bar at the landmark CBGBs on Manhattan's Lower ... More >>
Victorian dandy meets 21st-century Beck -- in one stylin' suit
. . . will it be any better than downtown Tempe?
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