What if you could donate to your favorite aspect of heavy metal, and receive a private drum lesson with Sacred Reich drummer Greg Hall? Or 25-year-old Metallica shirts that were never even for sale, just given to the crew? Or lunch with Veronica from Benedictum; a recording package at a top-notch st ... More >>
There's that saying "the more things change the more things stay the same." In the 22 years since Tori Amos released her debut album, Little Earthquakes, the world has changed dramatically, but the singer has stayed remarkably true to herself. Of the topical and occasionally confrontational nature o ... More >>
Originality is dead. It is a universal truth that we have come to accept, whether it be with regard to Hollywood's inability to produce anything but sequels and remakes, fashion's predictable cycle of "what's old is new again" or restaurateurs who seem to latch on to a popular idea and perpetuate it ... More >>
The heavy metal music community is one that's pretty close. Last weekend, a well-respected veteran of the scene was killed. According to Phoenix police, on June 7 around 1:30 a.m., Chris Kutcher was driving east on Cactus Road when an intoxicated woman accelerated behind him, striking his SUV and ... More >>
Despite what you may have heard, cops in the Phoenix area aren't on an active "manhunt" for former Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner.Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times that police have received a couple calls over the past few days, but nothing "anywhere near credible."
I'm going defer to my esteemed colleague down the hall, Mr. Stephen Lemons, on this one: "Remember the '90s under Clinton? Eight years of peace and prosperity. And all the Rs had to kvetch about was Monica Lewinsky." Lemons goes on to describe "Bubba" as a "rockstar," an apt metaphor as he rolls i ... More >>
Seems there's there's no room at the posada for former state Senate President Russell Pearce.Yesterday, I gave you a rundown of the nativist goons set to appear at Macayo's Mexican Restaurant on Central Avenue tonight for a fundraiser to benefit Pearce, a veritable who's who of anti-Mexican bigots i ... More >>
UPDATE 4:30 P.M.: Just received a call from Phoenix Union School District's community relations office. They tell me they've CANCELED Pearce's event, as they don't have the security to handle it. This just in...now (apparently) they're going to be having the event at a high-school that's 60 per ... More >>
Here's one place you can be certain not to run into Sheriff Joe Arpaio this Thursday night: At a forum on his multifarious abuses of power, sponsored by Citizens for a Better Arizona, the group responsible for making the recall of disgraced, ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce a reality.The las ... More >>
The campaign of Legislative District 25 state Senate hopeful Bob Worsley today announced a major endorsement, that of Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, a GOPer many consider a future contender for Governor of Sand Land."I have known Bob Worsley for over 30 years," Smith states in the press release, which ... More >>
AzResistALECDemonstrators form an anti-ALEC "sleeping dragon" at SRPOne unfortunate aspect of the occupation of the Salt River Project's Tempe headquarters last week was that the activists involved were not able to pull off a similar action at the Westin Kierland Resort, where corporate interests an ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsArizona sunsets have inspired many songs.Yesterday, we brought you 20 songs about Arizona, or with some reference to Arizona in the lyrics. We found 170 songs total, and whittled our list of the best down to 40. Our post yesterday counted down songs 40 through 21. Here are the ... 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 >>
Is that venue in Mesa called Nile Theatre or Nile Theater?This is actually a confusing question. The venue's URL is TheatRE. But the big logo on their homepage is TheatER. Most of the fliers for shows at the venue are TheatER. However, the listings on the site say TheatRE. The venue's facebook is ... More >>
The Maine are playing a much-hyped show at The Nile Theatre in Mesa next Friday.Actually, though, that's just the mid-point in a massive tour to promote their Billboard-charting second album Black & White. They team up with Never Shout Never for a tour of small theaters and large clubs starti ... More >>
Hope you're ready for your daily dose of T & A because we've got it.Last night, the Phoenix Suns unveiled the lovely, young ladies who will hopefully cheer the team to an NBA Championship this season -- and, as expected, they're super-hot the most qualified for the job.Check these chicks out ... More >>
Good to go: County Supervisors decide they have no conflict in deciding who will replace former County Attorney Andrew Thomas. We thought it was possible the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors had a conflict of interest in picking a new county attorney, with two of the five having be ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaJim Adkins singing at Modified Arts.Christmas came early for the couple hundred die-hard Jimmy Eat World fans who came out to catch the Mesa rock band Wednesday at the intimate Modified Arts for a mere $5 cover. The lucky Jimmy fans in attendance - at one of Modified's last ... More >>
The Gauntlet at Golfland. BY JENNIFER FRY Where: The Gauntlet at Golfland in Mesa. 155 W Hampton Ave Mesa, AZ 85210 Overview: The Gauntlet is a dark, indoor attraction focusing on mazes and diversion tactics. The theme is The Black Plague in Europe in the 1300s. Without the narrator at th ... More >>
Breakfast is usually considered the most important meal of the day because it fuels you through the morning, but who says you have to eat it in the a.m.? Tonight, it's an opportunity to help the Arizona Children's Association. Hickman's Family Farms is sponsoring "PJ and Eggs" this evening, a ... More >>
Image: www.arizonaheat.orgGive me an -- injunction! Three "all-star" cheerleading gyms in the Valley are suing the Arizona Interscholastic Association, claiming the rule-making collaborative of state schools is ruining their business. A lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court a coup ... More >>
courtesy of Dennis Gilman Why does this man still have federal power? Ask Janet Napolitano...Is ICE finally yanking on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's leash? And is it too gentle of a tug to stop the sweeps? Check out the press release below sent out by Arpaio announcing a 4 p.m. press conference today s ... More >>
I just received the witness list for Thursday's 287(g) hearing from New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler's office. At this point, it's highly unlikely that the Republicans will try to call Sheriff Joe Arpaio because the Dems are running the show, and Arpaio would be walking into a hostile environment ... More >>
Denise Lucero hopes that by re-publicizing the case of her murdered brother, someone will give the cops a clue that leads to justice. The New Mexico resident e-mailed a heartfelt plea for extra attention on the case today to New Times and several other news media outlets in the Valley. The family wi ... More >>
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The Blues Brothers, Marilyn, The Killer, Ol' Blue Eyes, Der Bingle and The King himself! The "Legendary Superstars" revue takes a Las Vegas formula to Apache Junction and audiences are, well, doubled over.