Beer: Hopsauce Brewery: Rubicon Brewing Co. Style: American Double IPA ABV: 8.2 percent Though few things in the world are completely black and white, the spectrum of beer lovers can pretty much be broken up that way. On one side you have the grainiacs, who seek out the darkness of roasted malt a ... More >>
Don't want to jinx it, but the Phoenix Suns have turned themselves into a pretty good little team. Last night's thrilling 107-105 win over the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City proved that this squad is hellbent on making the NBA playoffs, a thought seemingly absurd not so long ago.Steve Nash reached back ... More >>
Today is a big day for fans of Las Vegas, punk, and/or bowling. The full lineup for the 14th Annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival will come out sometime today. We're guessing it's going to happen in the afternoon since three-day passes go on sale today at 1 p.m. Pacific. Once again BY ... More >>
This whole Jeremy "Linsanity" Lin thing is out of control, and the NBA is far better for it, a one-off feel-good, out-of-the-box, unexpected story that transcends the game itself. If Lin had arisen from nowhere in, say, Sacramento, Salt Lake City or right down the street ... More >>
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 >>
The feds launched a new assault in their fight against medical marijuana today, threatening to seize the property of California medical marijuana dispensaries unless they close within 45 days.If there's no push-back from the states that have legalized weed for qualified patients, including Arizona, ... More >>
Out of Reverie is finally back on the road. We got off to a late start in the morning, so we ended up arriving a little late to the Shine Coffee Shop in Sacramento. Rena, the place's proprietor, was very cool about it, though, and still had a spot for the band following the open mic.
But most of the day was spent trying to pass the time. Griffin and Teran spent most of the day at the mechanic while the rest of us tried to find last minute shows.
The startling news last night of Osama bin Laden's assassination evoked many responses from friends of ours, including one from an old bud named Corey after he saw this headline graphic on the Fox News affiliate in Sacramento (Fox40):This man was not born in Kenya"REPORTS: OBAMA BIN LADEN DEAD"Sa ... More >>
AZ-raised author comes back to her roots
Luke HolwerdaWhen "alternative rock" radio debuted in the early '90s -- displacing stations spinning hard rock, classic rock, hair metal, or '80s college rock -- it seemed to be a format designed to evolve. At least to a middle-school me, who imagined it to be fresh, vital, and destined to change ... More >>
Oh, Coco, we knew you'd make it happenConan O'Brien has announced via his twitter account (@ConanOBrien) that he will tour North America this spring.O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" will span 30 dates will kick off April 12 in Eugene, Oregon and will come th ... More >>
After its one year anniversary, Metro Light Rail has opened bathrooms at the light rail stop in Mesa. The $153,000 restrooms opened December 17 at the stop near Sycamore and Main Street, and are the only bathrooms available at any light rail stop...A man who died in a motorcycle wreck early Sunda ... More >>
All-female trio perform new classics at Trunk Space
Kanye West and Lady Gaga are coming to U.S. Airways Center on November 10, the first date on their Fame Kills joint tour.Having been blown away by Kanye's last tour, I'm super excited, as you should be, even if that Taylor Swift stunt pissed you off, as it did Michael Lopez.Full concert dates bel ... More >>
All-female trio perform new classics at Modified
from whiteknightsofamerica.com Some sieg heil-ing action from last year's Oi Fest, posted to WKOA's site What could it be that draws neo-Nazis to western Maricopa County town of Tonopah? Desert vistas pregnant with ennui? The occasional corpse dumped next to the Interstate? Exhaust from ... More >>
Green Day announced dates for their 21st Century Breakdown Tour this morning (full list on jump) but haven't said where they'll be playing in each city. They come to Phoenix on August 22. That could just be a hiccup -- bands do sometimes announce dates before venues if one or two are up in the air ... More >>
NBA bad boy Stephen Jackson has found a home in Golden State. We're not big Mike D'Antoni fans. As electric as his six-and-shoot system was during the Phoenix days, it was a paper tiger that bared its cardboard fangs come playoff time. Plus, the dude began to buy into his own myth toward the end of ... More >>
After six months with the lights off, the freestanding building that formerly housed Dish -- part of the Shops at Gainey Village, at the southeast corner of Scottsdale and Doubletree Ranch Roads -- is about to get a second wind. A new company out of Sacramento plans to open The K ... More >>
A lot of people think things like catchy band names and cool album covers are irrelevant in the Digital Age, when most people download their music and nobody can afford to pay $18.99 for an unheard CD based solely on how cool it looks. (That’s not a good idea, anyway – the last time I d ... More >>
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