Nils Lofgren's ranch in Scottsdale almost feels hidden. It's not far from the city, from the clubs of Old Town and the shops at Scottsdale Fashion Square, but his large plot shares none of the bustle. It's secluded and quiet, with mesquite trees rustling in a soft breeze.
It's been a mighty big year for hip-hop music in Arizona, most notably with the explosion of the locally-produced platinum hit "Mercy" by Kanye West. Producer and New F-Os member Lifted helped direct ears towards our corner of the map for his work on the massively popular track, but he hasn't been t ... More >>
Chances are some of you slackers are sleeping off a wicked hangover caused no doubt by an overkill of sweetened Halloween libations and tiny boxes of Nerds candy. If I'm striking a chord, some of you are going to be looking for a remedy to cure your dehydrated bodies. Instead of tangling with the, ... More >>
Phoenix rappers Mr. Miranda and Random a.k.a Mega Ran proved to be a formidable tandem when they teamed up to form the powerful hip-hop duo, Mirandom late last year. The two are currently working towards bringing new music regularly with weekly installments of Mirandom Mondays, and now fellow emce ... More >>
See also: Mr. Miranda Spits A Freestyle Over Nicolay's "Tight Eyes" Beat See also: Writer's Guild: Don't Call Mr. Miranda, MC Pennywise, Mega Ran and RoQ'y TyRaiD a "Supergroup" Channeling the late, great funk doctor Rick James takes a lot more than throwing on a wig, and screaming, "I'm Rick James ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
You never say an unkind word about the time. It's that time of year again. We hope you're stocked up on all of your supplies, namely munchies before you begin your 4/20 shenanigans. Whether you're lighting up at home or going to a party, we've got you covered with 15 songs about marijuana or gettin ... More >>
You don't need us to tell you that Ashton Kutcher is kind of a knucklehead, but country star Miranda Lambert apparently needs a reminder after the television goofballs on-stage attempt at country crooning. Kutcher presented Lambert with the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the Academy of Countr ... More >>
"This City," the first single from Patrick Stump, previously know as "that guy in Fall Out Boy who doesn't flash his wang on the interwebs," drops on iTunes today.The single, which features Lupe Fiasco, is from Stump's upcoming solo debut, Soul Punk. The record has been plagued with delays, but ... More >>
Trap's new mixtapeIt's been a productive few weeks for local hip-hop, giving us new video releases from local rappers Mav, Trap and Mr. Miranda, three of the busiest MCs in the Valley scene. Mav is still promoting his 2010 release, Independent Hustlin', which recently won the "Best Album" award ... More >>
Local rapper Mr. Miranda -- yes, he's related to the Miranda Warning guy -- is putting together a Rick James tribute record. The Super Freak Tape: A Tribute to Rick James won't be out immediately but since tomorrow would have been the late singer's birthday Miranda is putting it out now. The son ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Department of Public Safety"Cocaine's a hell of a drug" - Rick JamesTo the right is what 85 pounds of cocaine looks like. This pile of coke, as well as about $28,000 in cash, was found in a Peoria home yesterday by officers from the Department of Public Safety. The home, at 8014 W. Yucca Road i ... More >>
Eddies big bro aint Rick James anymore, bee-yatch
By Annie ZaleskiPop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The follo ... More >>
Everything that can go right has gone right for Eddies bro
Why is Disneyland in California? Call me an idiot (as some surely already do), but I’d venture to guess it’s because Disney studios were founded in Cali and the entire movie industry (Disney included) thrives in the Golden State. So it makes sense that a huge theme park based on Walt Disney’s ... More >>
Strip Jointz: Hot Songs for Sexy Dancers
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They Say I'm Different/Betty Davis
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What's not in a name?
Denny Le Nimh, the Yoda of PHX rock DJs, parties with the Kreme posse at Paco Paco for Plus One
Wetter than Katrina, hotter than Kate Moss' crack pipe: That's Scottsdale's new party palace, e4
Smoother than velvet and darker than onyx, Chez Nous treats Jett & Kreme to a soulful Sunday night
Kreme rides the bull while Jett lusts after cowboys at Tempe's Graham Central Station.
Revolver dredges up the worst New Year's tales -- and here's our guide to making yours the best
Our Dirty Phat Bastard rides solo at Shepherd's Super Soak-Her Sunday.
8 Ft. in the Air
Algonquin moves into WVAM
Six degrees of ?uestlove
Shepard Fairey wages local campaign
So Stylistic (Tommy Boy)
Are You Passionate? (Reprise)
Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence receive Life but few laughs
Rhino's new collection proves that you have no hope of getting disco in a box without leaving something out
New Times 1998 Music Showcase
Seventeen years after its advent, sampling remains mired in legal and aesthetic controversy
It's do-or-die time for Joe "Soulman" Valiente and the most infamous band in the Valley
Trashman gets a hangover for Xmas
The Boogie Knights in white polyester lit the fuse on a retro-disco craze that exploded in college towns across America. Tempe was ground zero.
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