Besides the likes of Pete "SuperMix" Salaz, Z-Trip, and Robbie Rob, few cats in the Valley epitomize old-school DJ culture than Stephen Peabody. For more than 16 years, the performer known as Mr. P-Body has worked turntables at practically every major club -- both past and present -- in metro Phoeni ... More >>
What do you call a night of absolutely FUBAR noise, improv musical comedy, a cult recruitment/job seminar, the death of the dunkwave genre, and an experimental Pentecostal church service complete with demented exorcism and cross-dressing?A normal Tuesday night at Trunk Space, of course.
Tiny and T.I.T.I. has been arrested! Already? What took so long? Cue the sad trombone noise. TMZ broke the news early this morning that the Atlanta-born rapper and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris were pulled over late last night on Sunset Boulevard by an L.A. County Sheriff for making an illegal ... More >>
Band: Lewis Ray CammarataTitle: Late Night InnuendoBasics: I've given up trying to imagine some local Arizona bands sending in something remotely different from country-twinged rock music. It seems all local, smaller bands record this same type of music. There's no point in trying to fight it. I ... More >>
"I am the worst"I did not wake up this morning feeling like P. Diddy. No sir -- but then I saw this video of Ke$ha (pronounced "Kay dollar sign ha") claiming that she doesn't use autotune, and I totally felt like P. Diddy. I am convinced that this Ke$ha person is now just fucking with us. Not onl ... More >>
Roger Waters: Writer of musicals and graffiti artist?So I guess it's officially time for every superstar rock musician who was once edgy and cool to make a fucking musical. As if it wasn't enough for The Who to do it in the '70s or Green Day now, TwentyFourBit reports that Pink Floyd's Roger Wat ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraTheDirty.com's West Valley InvasionParty crasher Benjamin Leatherman spent Friday, January 24, boozing it up with The Dirty's Nik Richie at Hurricane Bay in the West Valley before saying hello to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at Jilly's in Chandler...slide show Top 10 Musicians Turn ... More >>
"It was all a dream..."There are very few film critics I can read without getting at least mildly peeved at their gasbaggery. But the critics' pool on the geek-fan site RottenTomatoes.com really ticks me off, particularly in regards to the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, which I caught over the week ... More >>
The world already has its share of ridiculous ring tones, but now, thanks to a company called FunMobility, you can hear the voice of famed physicist Stephen Hawkings rapping "Baby Got Back" whenever that special someone calls your cell phone.
As our readers have pointed out before, "Top 10" lists are subjective. The list that follows is our take on the ten best hip-hop MCs in the Valley. But since there are dozens and dozens of rappers in the PHX, we're sure to leave somebody's favorite out.
Face the Promise
Crossing over who's doing it, who's not
ODB woulda wanted it this way
Yes, Virginia, you can write songs about Phoenix
New York: A Mix Odyssey
Kreme and Jett undress Phoenix fashionistas at "Feel Me," a Holga's art extravaganza
The Kreme Machine parachutes into Jamaican Blue Lounge, an oasis of anti-Snottsdale in the belly of the beast
Phoenix is the unlikely capital of Christian hip-hop leading to the not-so-immortal question, Who Would Jesus Diss?
The trio takes aim and fires
A Little Deeper (Interscope)
Revolutionary Black Gangsters want a revolution
Internet mashers give new, weird lives to Eminem's "Without Me"
Rapper hip hops into mainstream market
Songstress Michelle Branch enjoys the spoils of success
Poet posse in for a shout-out
Clumsy's Marc Solomon proves the perfect Replacement
The sixth annual New Times Music Showcase brings together the Valley's best, brightest and weirdest
Didn't See Me Coming (Electra)
DJs Megadef and Fact bring a touch of youth and New York flavor to the local hip-hop scene
How the West Was One (Ground Control)
Unlike their North American counterparts, Jamaican rappers are incorporating heavy metal into their material, with some amazing results
Seizing the yesterday with Warrant's Jani Lane
New Times' unholy critical trinity come down from their snooty perch to stop and sneer at the latest musical offerings
Their record company just dumped them; Fiesta Bowl sponsors think they're dips; but Tempe still love its Refreshments
Hip-hop court jester Busta Rhymes rides high with new album and groundbreaking tour
Z-Trip's battle for hometown respect manifests itself with Electric Highway DJ conflict