Lately, we've had to report on far too many deaths in the Arizona music scene. But alas, it's our terrible duty to report that Rick Martinez, better known as DJ Essential, passed away on Thursday, March 21, around 2 p.m. due to complications from cellulitis. Martinez was 43 years old, and widely r ... More >>
The Spot: Arcadia Tavern, 4801 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, 602-840-3950 http://www.arcadiatavern.com/ The Hours: Monday through Friday, 4-7 pm in the bar and on the patio only. The Details: The Arcadia Tavern is a neighborhood gathering place where people seem to know e ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraSurly Bender, and Palo Santo Marron.At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. In the s ... More >>
The original Orange Juice line-up with frontman and chief songwriter Edwyn Collins, second from left.What is rock 'n' roll if not the sound of youthful exuberance? In that context, Orange Juice might just be the greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time. Led by a young Edwyn Collins, he of th ... More >>
Chrissy Hopes Mack Duncan The puppeteer, filmmaker and founding member of The Torch Theatre improvises with Apollo 12, Die Puppet Die and Mack Duncan: 1-Man Show. Some of his upcoming performances may be found at www.thetorchtheatre.com What'd you eat for dinner last night? The second half of ... More >>
Corissa CroftA football fan who enjoys a good microbrew, Corissa Croft may just be the perfect woman. And though still a newbie at Tempe's Robbie Fox's Public House (604 S. Mill Ave., 480-642-6442) she's also not a shabby bartender. The Pittsburgh native can serve drinks, talk sports and do ... More >>
Firestone Walker Il Vinaio, the downtown Mesa wine bar and restaurant that offered a special "Beer & Doughnuts" tasting in March, has come up with another unusual pairing: hemp ale and hemp brownies. From 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, you can enjoy a pint of Hemp Ale, made by California microb ... More >>
Wallow in your shamrock holiday
Drinking and wearing the green -- talk about lucky!
Ten bands that weren't singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy" in '06
Colonel Kreme and Staff Sergeant Jett dive-bomb Mardi Gras for the Mother of All Sadisco Battles
They're wild, man . . . WIIIIIILD!!!
P-town's party patrol belly-flops into divey Ky's for free pool, cheap booze and hella-hot bar tarts
The bi-Lindsay Lohan and her Volkswagen-size pal stop by Shady's for a loungeapalooza
Assault is fans' only vice
P-town's hip-hop Dukes of Hazzard hang with Hank III and get their mosh on at the Marquee.
By John Strausbaugh(Verso Books; 306 pages; $25.00)