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    November 17, 2014

    6 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

    Before we go on to the picks for this week, let's reflect on the events of this past weekend. Phoenix hosted Dias de la Crescent, a massive outdoor festival that walled off Civic Space Park and attracted thousands (one estimate said 3,500) people of all ages and walks of life, and the bands that dr ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Janet Weiss: Quasi's Music Needs No Explanation

    Portland's Quasi will be visiting the Rhythm Room Monday in support of their excellent new double-album, Mole City. The band, which turned 20, features two accomplished vets of the Northwest scene, Sam Coomes (guitar/vox/keyboards) and Janet Weiss (drums/vox); when they aren't devoting their time to ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Blaise and DJ Aki of The Sushi Room Take Father-Son Bonding to a Whole New Level

    Blaise and DJ Aki Chefs The Sushi Room 480-821-9000 A restaurant called The Sushi Room in Chandler probably isn't where you'd expect to find some of the city's most authentic Hawaiian cuisine. But thanks to the restaurant's chef, Blaise Aki, this Japanese joint is turning out ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    10 Things in New York City the Phoenix Food Scene Will Never Have

    Arizona has an up-and-coming food scene, and there's a lot to be proud of, for sure. But when Chow Bella published a list of things that make Phoenix a better food town than New York City, I just had to laugh. The difference in size alone makes the two incomparable. Since moving back to New York six ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Have You Seen PETA's Newest Animal Sex Ad to Recruit Vegans? (NSFW)

    This isn't the first time PETA has gotten sexy to try to persuade people to give up meat or fur or whatever else they want to deprive people of. But its newest ad, created for a PETA Europe campaign, isn't even trying to be subtle with its graphic imagery of animals, ahem, getting it on. See also: ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    The Helio Sequence Create a "Night Album" with Negotiations

    The intertwined impressions of night and space that hover about The Helio Sequence's latest album are no accident. Recording for the first time in their much larger studio -- and on a totally different schedule -- the Portland, Oregon, duo channeled their isolation into Negotiations, both in words ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Sweet Republic Introduces Sichuan Orange Chocolate Ice Cream

    See also: Sweet Republic Makes U.S. News and World Report's List of America's Best Ice Cream When do you know you've made the Big Time? For most people, appearing in a national publication would be a pretty good litmus test. But by now, Partners Helen Yung and Jan Wichayanuparp -- the empresses o ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Morrissey Is Coming to the Marquee Theatre

    See also: We Love Morrissey, but Does He Love Us? See also: Morrissey at the Oprheum Theatre It's weird time to be Morrissey: British rock tabloid NME recently apologized to the downer-pop icon for calling alleging he's racist (stop me if you think that you've heard that one before), he's currently ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Make Phoenix 2012's BeerCity USA

    In 2009, National Beer Examiner writer and Brewers Association President Charlie Papazian created the BeerCity USA poll. Designed to judge the strength of a city's beer community, the online poll drew thousands of voters to throw their support behind their hometowns and the brew culture therein. As ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Six More Food(ie) Terms that Drive Laurie Notaro Nuts

    It turns out people get pissed when you call them out for acting elitist for something they have to do or they die. We all have to eat; but when you start acting kinda Big Ike about it, you ruin it for everybody. Thus, here are six more terms plus a bonus round that I'd like to permanently strike fr ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Joe Arpaio Threat Suspect Has A Bit of A History Dealing With Law Enforcement

    ​According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the gentleman pictured above is 35-year-old Clifton Dawayne Brooks -- the guy the sheriff's office says "threatened to kill" Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Arpaio and the FBI announced yesterday that the FBI's Portland, Oregon office raided the house Brooks ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Craft Coffee: Call It the "Bean of the Month Club"

    Jonathan Meter Jessica Hertle, The Bite Sized Blog Craft Coffee's map of roasters.​ If you ballpark the number of coffee roasters in the United States who are seasonally finding the tastiest coffees from around the world and roasting them to perfection, you really only have more than a ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Message to the New Restaurant at the Camelback Esplanade: Good Luck

    ​It's no secret that Camelback Esplanade, the mixed-use development on the southeast corner of Camelback Road and 24th Street, hasn't exactly been the most successful place to put a restaurant. Tough to see from Camelback Road, parking hassles (you're either walking from across the street or ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Chow Bella Weighs in on Martin Cizmar's New Diet Book, Chubster

    ​Remember Martin Cizmar? He was our music critic at Phoenix New Times (left last year, he's now at the Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon) and he also kicked up some dust in the Phoenix food community. As you might recall, Cizmar got into a bit of a tiff with Earl's BBQ (there's still a "Wanted" ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    CLOSED: Both Locations of McCormick & Schmick's

    Somebody had to be the first restaurant to shutter in 2012, and it looks like McCormick & Schmick's, the national seafood restaurant chain based in Portland, Oregon, has closed not one, but both of its Arizona establishments in Phoenix (2575 East Camelback Road) and Scottsdale (8777 North Scottsdale ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Sasha Raj's Perfect Food Day

    Photo courtesy Sasha Raj​Sasha Raj is owner of 24 Carrots Juice in Chandler -- and she simply sparkles. We suppose it might be from all those fresh fruits and vegetables she prepares so creatively at her vegetarian/vegan cafe she started in 2008. She's an ASU grad who studied biochemistry and nu ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill Replacing Maria Maria at Tempe Marketplace

    The Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill (at left) will open in October.​While nothing in the known universe can replace Carlos Santana, the Mexican-born rock guitarist whose band, Santana, broke new ground with its fusing of rock, salsa, and jazz sounds, it appears Maria Maria, the restaurant inspired by ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Out of Reverie Tour: Day 6

    Jake KraussThe "1167," our venue in Eugene.​Last night was definitely one to remember, but as much as we wanted to stay in Eugene, we had to move on to the next show. Traveling ahead unded up being a very good decision as Tacoma rocked all our socks off. So, after a little afternoon breakfast ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Gwen Ashley Walters' Perfect Food Day

    Gwen Ashley Walters​Gwen Ashley Walters is a professionally trained chef, and spends her days writing about food -- you might know her blog Pen & Fork. She is a "smoothie savant" and tweets (@chefgwen) about her ultra creative smoothie ingredients like Avocado Kiwi Lime Sriracha. She's ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    America's 9 Worst Music Venue Names: When Shoddy Sponsorship Deals Embarrass an Entire City

    The newly-named 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa: Is this the gold standard in shitty corporate-sponsored venue names?​When it comes to corporate-sponsorship of venue names, Phoenix is blessed.Our basketball team plays in U.S. Airways Center, named for a successful local airline. Our hockey te ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    The Word Alive Scores a Spot on the Billboard Chart

    ​When Phoenix metalcore band The Word Alive told a New Times reporter it was "about time" the year-old band got signed it was clear the guys were either really smart or really cocky.It's apparently the former: The band's new full-length, Deceiver, landed at #96 on the Billboard Top 100. They're no ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Five Food Fixes Phoenix Desperately Needs

    For the most part, I try hard to heart Phoenix. Really. This city and I have a long history together, long enough that I remember the days when Bill Johnson's Big Apple was considered a night out on the town.​I even remember when we had a Sambo's. I apprecia ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    March 17, 2010

    Job for a Cowboy Tour Dates and Landmine Marathon Album Stream

    Job For A Cowboy​Wanna hear some free local metal? MetalSucks is hosting an exclusive stream of Landmine Marathon's new album, Sovereign Descent, which hit stores on Tuesday, March 16.In other Phoenix-area metal news, Glendale's Job for a Cowboy have announced a spring headlining tour that kicks o ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Sasquatch Announces 2010 Lineup

    The 2010 lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been announced, and it is, my friends, rather impressive (finally)​​It's been a long time coming, but the Sasquatch! Music Festival -- held annually at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater over Memorial Day weekend -- has come of age. Too long the ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Curl Up with a Good Blog: Posie Gets Cozy

    Posie Gets CozyChicken Mole Poblano from Posie Gets Cozy​Word has come in from family in Denver that the temperature's in the single digits. We'd swear it's that cold here. We even have the long johns out, and we're taking a vow to stay indoors til spring. Looking to curl up with good blog? L ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    NSFW: New Yeasayer Video For "Ambling Alp" Is Frighteningly Sexy

    Yeasayer's new NSFW video for their fantastic new single "Ambling Alp" confuses and titillates me all at once​If you were wondering if you should make bones about the recent rash of NSFW music videos these days, please don't. Bands and artists alike are stretching the boundaries for what should be ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Q&A: Dr. Dog's Jeffrey Lewis

    By Frances Michelle Lopez ​It takes a brave person to release an album of covers. Sure, Rod Stewart's "Great American Songbook" had some sweet old school jams, not to mention the nostalgic tracks off of the infamous Pop Goes Punk compilations, and the growing number of indie artists covering hi ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Hot Links: Fires, Schoeneweis' Wife, and Bee Swarm Warnings

    In the latest four-alarm fire at a Valley structure (Richardson's restaurant was completely destroyed last week), firefighters are battling a huge blaze at a recycling plant in Glendale. The fire broke out at 8 p.m. last night at the Tempe-Inland Inc. facility, and crews are expected to battle the b ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009
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    December 27, 2008

    Top Ten Indie Rock Albums of 2008

    By Michael Roberts In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're t ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Happy Thanksgiving, Again

    Every day is Turkey Day for Portland folk-rocker

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    December 1, 2008

    Tim and Eric From Adult Swim Coming to Tempe

    Adult Swim fans -- and we know there are a lot of you out there -- are about to freak out. Tim and Eric of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! fame are coming to Tempe next month as part of a national tour. It's a follow-up to this year's tour, which sold out in all 14 cities last April and May."M ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    June 12, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
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    April 8, 2008

    Local Label Spotlight: Funzalo Records

    Believe it or not, there are a handful of excellent indie record labels in the great state of Arizona, boasting rosters with some of our finest local artists and some hot underground national acts, as well. This week, we'd like to give a shout-out to Funzalo Records.

  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Not With My Daughter?

    If it quacks like a good boyfriend . . .

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Think Big

    Oh, yes, there will be holograms

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    November 23, 2006
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    September 28, 2006

    Viva Voce

    Get Yr Blood Sucked Out
    (Barsuk Records)

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    August 31, 2006

    Rappin' Radical

    Grime is the unholy terror of the Valley's hip-hop scene

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    September 29, 2005

    The Grrls Next Door

    Brrlesque for a new generation

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    December 30, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

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    September 23, 2004

    Rock Against Bush

    Punks protest the Prez

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    August 7, 2003

    In Darkness, In Light

    M. Ward attends his hero's funeral and walks away with designs for an evocative new album

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    March 9, 2000

    Paul Revere and the Raiders

    >Midnight Ride
    Goin' to Memphis
    Hard 'N' Heavy (with marshmallow)
    Alias Pink Puzz

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    January 28, 1999

    Green Room Effect

    New Tempe club promises to mix the old Nita's Hideaway with a touch of Portland

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    April 18, 1996

    Songbird Rising

    Live music in Phoenix is there if you want it -- whatever it is you want

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    September 22, 1994
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