• Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Best of Coachella, Weekend Two

    Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements Early in The Replacement's Friday night set, Paul Westerberg welcomed Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as their honorary member. Armstrong, matching the rest of the band in plaid suits, seemed beyond giddy to be onstage with his idols, joking "Dreams rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    15 Things I Learned at Coachella

    2014 was a year of Coachella firsts for me -- it was my first time camping and not going as press. It was a series of highs and lows all bundled up into one fun, yet exhausting weekend. I'm still coughing up dust, but I can say this was one of the most fun Coachellas I've attended yet. I learn som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    The 2014 Coachella Lineup Has Been Announced--and It's Good!

    Let me speak on behalf of everyone by saying "whoa, the 2014 Coachella lineup came out early." The news is still pretty fresh--Coachella sent out the lineup email a little after 9 p.m. last night, causing the internet to blow up as usual. It's tough to see beyond the headliners--though you should be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best of Coachella 2013 Week Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, a.k.a. all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the Tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant fluor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Was Coachella 2013 Worth The Drive From Phoenix?

    If you went to Coachella last weekend, you're probably still sunburned, dehydrated, and physically exhausted. Sleeping in your own bed is a glorious feeling after camping out or crashing on a friend's hotel room floor, but some aches and pains are bound to persist. Fortunately, if you had a good-en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    The Top 10 Phoenix Albums of 2012

    Ladies and gentleman, here are our 10 picks for our favorite Phoenix albums of 2012. Enjoy! See also: -13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear in 2013 -Jason P. Woodbury's 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 -Top 10 Reissues and Compilations of 2012 -Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Phoenix -That Was 2012 Wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Sonoran Pop Festival Sacred Bones Mojave Celebration: "Incestuous...In The Best Possible Way"

    In this week's issue of New Times, I chart the conversation that occurred when I sat down with J.S. Aurelius and Alexander Jarson of Tempe's Ascetic House, a creative "collective" that releases art, video, music, and literature. The two aren't eager to define what Ascetic House "is." And that's th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2012

    Coachella: The Black Lips' Cole Alexander Goes Full Monty, Plays Guitar With His Ding-Dong

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Day One *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella Preview 2012: Everything You Need to Know About the Performers By Kai Flanders The Black Lips started off Saturday at Coachella with a bang. The flower-punk band from Atlanta, Georgia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board: Doing Legislature's Bidding is Our Job. Won't Reconsider Tuition Increase

    Griselda Nevarez Board tells critics it cannot change policy without changes in state law.​We reached out to the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board after last week's board meeting to ask if they plan on reconsidering their tuition hike targeting undocumented students.   We al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Saturday Recap

    Michael LopezThe Ferris Wheel at night​Two down, one to go. Saturday at Coachella was yet another success with even more of what made Friday such a positive, affirming experience. Friday, then, was no fluke -- this year's Coachella is doing everything right, as far as last year is concerned. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Friday Recap

    The Main Stage at Dusk​The 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival got underway yesterday with the bad taste from 2010's fiasco still in the mouths of many -- myself included. It didn't help that Paul Tollett -- head of the festival's producer Goldenvoice -- recently admitted that he belie ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2010

    Ruby Suns

    Indie-pop band rolls through the Valley

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Rites of Spring Ball, Tim Barry, Miss Derringer, and More

    Deja Dance will participate in the Rites of Spring Ball on Friday at the Alwun House.According to the calendar on our wall, more than a week remains until spring has officially arrived. But for all intents and purposes, it feels like it's already sprung. The last gasp of winter has come and gone, te ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    Paradise Mislaid

    Author uses wild horses as a metaphor for domesticated America

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Baked on the Beach

    Crystal dude persuasion

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Mohave 3

    Puzzles Like You

  • Culture

    June 1, 2006

    Summer Books Roundup: This Time, It's Personal

    It's what you are, not what you do, that counts now

  • Film

    June 24, 2004


    Van Peebles vehicle stays true to its source

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2004

    Medium Rare

    Colin Chillag takes a road less traveled to art

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Super Bowl V

    The Valley's bid for the Big Game may be derailed by five missing tortoise babies

  • Music

    July 6, 2000


    Hot Rail

  • News

    January 20, 2000
  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions

    New Times music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets

  • Music

    November 18, 1999
  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Phone Alone

    In the middle of nowhere, Godfrey Daniels gets calls from everywhere

  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Still Waters

    Son Volt's Jay Farrar doesn't waste his words

  • Dining

    July 10, 1997
  • News

    April 6, 1995