The 8th Annual Border Security Expo kicked off yesterday, with 125 companies gathering in the Phoenix Convention Center to show off their latest technologies. Environmentally friendly products like solar powered drones and electric cars seemed to be the big trend this year: now border officials can ... More >>
Remember in high school when mom pawned all your old video games 'cuz you never played them anymore? Then, as soon as you got to college and first felt homesick, you ended up buying a used SNES and had to start your cartridge collection from scratch? Thanks a lot, mom. Brooklyn's Anamanaguchi have ... More >>
If you've been following the hugely popular video-game music scene over the last few years, you've no doubt know what a chiptune is. If you have, and you have any self-respect, you won't admit it. If you're a normal adult, meanwhile, you have no idea what I'm talking about. Allow me to explain. Im ... More >>
Let's face it: We're always going to be the red-headed step-artform at comic book conventions. Superheroes have dominated movies for years, and videogames hit the comic-culture demographic pretty naturally, but music -- Jonathan Coulton and J-Pop and all the filkers on Livejournal aside -- has been ... More >>
Ryan Avery, wearing a safari hat, ran around with a megaphone. JRC turned on a record player and asked the crowd to arrange themselves from shortest to tallest. Then he grabbed random people, spun them around three times, put a cardboard box over their heads, and had them hit a Strawberry Shortcake ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanI Hate You When You're Pregnant performs for packed crowd at the Trunk Space.Gimmick bands. You either like 'em or hate 'em. I happen to fall in the former category. Groups like Man or Astroman, Mr. Pacman, or Captured! By Robots happen to be among some of my favorite acts. I ... More >>
Frances Michelle LopezThe crowd was thin at the Rhythm Room last night. There was virtually a show at every venue and gallery; all pulling the Phoenix music scene in various directions. However, the concertgoers who were fortunate enough to catch Brooklyn-based trio Growing and the UK's criticall ... More >>
Man-candy mixmaster Jared Alan will be holding court tonight at Sanctum.Officially, the re-launch for Jared Alan's notorious fauxShow Night at its new home isn't taking place until next Friday. Unofficially, however, the hunky hipster DJ is kicking things off a whole week early with an under ... More >>
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