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When I sat down over rounds of Stella Artois to talk about the new Banana Gun album The Elephant In the Room, with Kevin Loyd, Kyle Scarborough, Ian Breslin, Nic Dehaan, and Ross Troost, there were some stories that didn't get included ... More >>
The passing of Soul Train creator and long-time host Don Cornelius has still got us down, but not so down that we won't get out to boogie with the best once in a while.Long Wong's is hosting Mikel Lander and Meridith Moore of local blues bosses The Sugar Thieves every Monday. Brad B of hip-hop tr ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanClassy folks such as these braved the cold for a night of hot music at Long Wong's in Tempe.It's time for a revelation: The new Long Wong's in Tempe will never be the same as the old Long Wong's in Tempe. More than seven years after its untimely demise, the Mill Avenue landmark ... More >>
Mikel Lander and his red Epihone. Heads up, y'all: If you've seen a red left-handed Epiphone hollow body guitar being used at a live music gig anytime in the last couple weeks, Mikel Lander would like to know. Ditto for a purple left-handed Flying V by Gibson.
Both southpaw six-strings were unf ... More >>
The Sugar Thieves: Lending some talented musicians to the Desert Botanical Garden's spring jazz and blues series.
It's not even January yet, but Phoenix's Desert Botanical Garden has announced dates and performers for its "Jazz in the Garden" series. Chef-prepared food and a bar with wine-by-the ... More >>
Turn Back O Man is scheduled to perform tonight at Fifth and Roosevelt streets.Downtown Phoenix is gonna be a hotbed of activity this weekend. Of the 10 different low-cost/no-cost events getting pimped in this blog post, eight will be taking place within the confines of P-Town's urban core. There ... More >>
The Sugar Thieves are scheduled to perform tonight at Civic Square Park.While the jury's still out over whether or not downtown Phoenix's music scene is "ovah," our city's core appears to be alive and well when it comes to culture. Need some proof to back up that statement? Take a look at the num ... More >>
Calabrese is scheduled to haunt Atomic Comics during Fright Night on Sunday.
Discount-priced distractions are in abundance this weekend, ranging from Faux Punks and real punks to fashionistas and freaks. Looking for some inexpensive adventure? Here's our weekly list of what's going on.
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Out of the dozen or so talented locals we've featured thus far in our ongoing Sun Sessions series, Mikel Lander and Meredith Moore (a.k.a. The Sugar Thieves) have a singular distinction unmatched by the rest.A major-label contract? Distribution through Hop Topic? No ... More >>
Art PerryLou Reed and Laurie Anderson are scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Chandler Center for the Arts.
If you're the type who bitches how nothing ever goes on in Phoenix, please feel free to grab a nice steaming cup of STFU.
We've been referencing all week long on this very blog about how h ... More >>