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  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Testament's Alex Skolnick: "The Main Players in Grunge Were All Metal Fans"

    Since 1983, California-bred Testament has evolved into one of the biggest names in thrash metal. If you were a metal fan in the past three decades, chances are such albums as 1987's The Legacy, 1992's The Ritual and 2008's The Formation of Damnation. And of course, the band's most recent album, 2012 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    William Shatner is Coming to Phoenix Comicon 2012

    "Beam me up, Scotty." "There's...somethingonthewing. Some...thing!" "Rock-it-man." Get your best/worst Shatner impression ready, because Phoenix Comicon announced today that none other than Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner, will be the esteemed guest at the convention on Saturday, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    15 Favorite Songs Tonight at Crescent Ballroom

    ​Stinkweeds dude and bassist-about-town Dario Miranda already illustrated the difficulties surrounding those foolish enough to accept Stateside Presents' invitation to DJ our 15 Favorite Songs tonight at Crescent Ballroom, so I hope you don't mind if I skip the bitching about how hard it is it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Source Victoria Explains "Once I'm Dead"

    ​ Source Victoria has a new album coming out, but not just yet. In the meantime, the band is offering up a brand new maxi-single, Once I'm Dead, which features not one, not two, but three versions of the song. The takes on the singles are each unique. Side: A's version is a rock 'n' roll affair, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Ben Folds at Marquee Theatre, 7/18/11

    Kholood Eid​ Ben Folds Marquee Theatre Monday, July 18, 2011 Ben Folds has been writing piano rock oscillating between sardonic humor and commentary on the human condition since his beginnings with Ben Folds Five. Along the way, he's been cast as many things -- a father, a joker, a pis ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Death Cab for Cutie Has New Album on the Horizon

    Death Cab for Cutie.​According to Spin and MTV, Death Cab's ultra-busy frontman Ben Gibbard has announced that the band is working on a new record that should be out in the spring of next year. The album will be produced by guitarist Chris Walla, who also produced last year's record by The Thermal ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    Our Music Tastes Rule

    Says who? Says us. Now put up your dukes.

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    How to Refresh Your Library

    Because New Times is only once a week

  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    For Love of the Game

    The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    About a Man

    In Good Company resonates with universal struggles

  • Film

    November 11, 2004

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Treason

    Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel

  • Music

    August 19, 2004


    City of Brotherly Love's favorite sons

  • Film

    October 2, 2003

    It's a Black Thing

    The teacher, not the teaching, makes this School of Rock

  • Culture

    June 12, 2003

    Hammer of the Gods

    With a handful of artists, 'classic rock' is not a pejorative

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Paperback Writers

    Latest music books struggle to demystify pop culture's greatest enigmas

  • Music

    August 30, 2001


    Pete Yorn at Nita's Hideaway

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Pop Music

    Jimmy Eat World's new release is a pop meisterwork. But will their fans like it?

  • Film

    April 12, 2001

    That's All She Wrote

    Don't bother snooping through Bridget Jones' Diary

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Critical Mass 2000

    Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Bitter Pill

    Glendale's Juarez debuts with a brilliant platter of pharmaceutical country-pop

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Record Store Staffed by Overeducated Underachievers

    Eastside Records
    217 West University, Tempe

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Rock, Roll and Remember

    Young scruffs Marah try to breathe life into a two-day Valley oldies show

  • Film

    April 6, 2000

    Vinyl Jeopardy

    High Fidelity -- you read the book, now CD movie

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Twang and Bang

    A highly anticipated new release and a promising alt-country pairing head this week's happenings

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Bin There

    Where have all the overeducated, underachieving record-store clerks gone?