• Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    French Quarter Tour Diary - Weeks 3 & 4

    ​There's so much to report and so little Internet to shove it in. First things first: the small bit of youth music we've witnessed in the Western United States convinces me thoroughly that my generation of American musicians has the studiousness and audacity to be emotionally unflinching in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2011

    French Quarter Tour Diary - Week 2

    The southern California leg concluded nicely. Thanks to a great promoter and the draw of some awesome local rippers, we played to 130 kids at The Smell in Los Angeles, a well-known downtown all-ages space with a relatively big stage. We don't normally get the opportunity to play with big PAs and dru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    French Quarter Tour Diary - Week 1

    ​I won't attempt to explain the amalgam of esoteric in-jokes that manifested into the tour poster seen above. There's a perfectly good but lengthy explanation for why the four of us chose to put John Fogerty's head on a French Quarter t-shirt, gave him dice for eyes and exhorted the viewer to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Andrew Jackson Jihad's Sean Bonnette on Knife Man and Gawker

    ​Well, he's done it. Sean Bonnette, one half of Valley mainstays Andrew Jackson Jihad, lover of hip-hop, passionate defender of all things Phoenix, has moved away. But don't get up in arms. "This is just a temporary thing," Bonnette says of his recent move to Chicago to be with his girlfriend. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Abstinence, French Quarter, Tacocat, and Forever at YOBS, 6-27-11

    Taco Cat​ Abstinence, French Quarter, Tacocat, and ForeverYOBS in TempeMonday, June 27The cops who patrol the Farmer neighborhood handing out noise violations can rest a little easier at their posts. Last night, YOBS, a.k.a. Ye Olde Bike Saviours, a.k.a. Tempe's noisiest punk rock house venue/art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Police Arrest Phoenix Man For Impersonating Brother In Court

    Yavapai County Sheriff's OfficeDenton Haymes (Left) Preston Haymes (Right) This could make a nice Hamyes family Christmas card.​In the Jane Austen novel "Mansfield Park," she says: "The younger brother must help pay for the pleasure of the elder."Well, life has once again imitated art only this ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Arizona Premiere Living's List of Top Ten All-Time Arizona Musicians Kinda Blows

    We recently ran across this list of the "Top Ten All-Time Arizona Musicians" from Arizona Premiere Living. Some of the choices are obvious: Meat Puppets, Jimmy Eat World, Jordin Sparks, Gin Blossoms, Alice Cooper, and Linda Ronstadt almost always make the "top" lists of Arizona musicians.

  • News

    March 20, 2008
  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    The Dating Game

    Number of the beat

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Dance Dance Fever

    Valley arcade rats find fame on the DDR Dance Pad

  • News

    July 22, 1999

    Hello, Mr. Chips

    Johnny Chan, the world's greatest poker player, stakes his reputation at a local Indian reservation casino

  • Music

    July 23, 1998

    Pepper Spray

    It was 20 years ago this week that Sgt. Pepper dropped a bomb on movie theaters, so where's all the rerelease hoopla?

  • Culture

    December 18, 1997

    Feat of Clay

    Wallace and Gromit filmmakers tackle Gumby Noir

  • Music

    January 16, 1997

    Clone Wars

    The Polyester Pimps vs. Disco Inferno

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    Copping an Attitude

    Public complaints about racism have created firestorms of recrimination at the Glendale police department. Is psychological counseling a remedy for the conflict -- or retaliation against officers who spoke out?