From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Like nearly everyone in Phoenix, songwriter Stephen Steinbrink (you may recognize his project name French Quarter as well) has a love/hate relationship with the city. It's easy to love the pockets of true community, the DIY art-spaces, punk rock house shows, and the affordable, delicious Mexican foo ... More >>
Band: TugboatTitle: Patches of LandBasics: Tempe five-some Tugboat are quite an anomaly in today's You Asked For It game -- a rare effort from a band that, when I tell my peers about the record, I don't have to be six beers deep, lamenting why it is I do these columns.Previous ... 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 >>
Jessica TestaRise Against at Mesa Amphitheater. See more shots in this Rise Against slide show.If you thought skinhead punk was a fringe phenomenon occurring only in clannish groups like the one depicted in American History X, think again.
Chicago punk act Rise Against appeared to send a clear mess ... More >>