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    February 18, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    The weekend is over, and it's back to the grind. You sit there despondent at your desk, visions of a wild weekend replaying your head, scenes from A Good Day to Die Hard -- which you caught a sick matinee showing of -- bouncing around your cranium. How can you get back to that blissful state? Go see ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Graveyard Doesn't Aim for "Throwback Metal"

    When Swedish hard rock Norrsken disbanded in 2000, its principles both embarked on their own doom rock journeys: Guitarist Magnus Pelander formed Witchcraft, while vocalist Joakim Nilsson formed Graveyard. Both outfits maintained Norrsken's dedication to Sabbath-indebted doom metal, but as time ha ... More >>

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    September 30, 2012

    Uproar with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Hellyeah, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 9/29/12

    Uproar: Godsmack, Staind, Hellyeah, and More @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore PavilionWhile Friday's Desert Uprising brought a wealth of debauchery, pyro, and sweat-drenched goths, metallers, emos, hipsters, well, damn, just about every type of rocker you can think of, Saturday's Uproar turned out a cro ... More >>

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    September 29, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    September 27, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    Rob Zombie on His New Record, New Movie, and Why Metal Shows Need Girls

    Rob Zombie isn't out to terrify you. He's out to blow your mind. He holds a number of titles: director, artist, musician, actor, writer, lover, and freak show. And everything he does is loaded up with theatrics, subtle intelligence, and aggression. Zombie is fresh off his August release Mondo Sex ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    The Coolest Metal Shows To See in Phoenix This Month

    See also: Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear See also: Do You Look "Metal Enough" For Metal Shows See also: Sci-Fi Thrash Group Vektor on Mexican Food in PhiladelphiaIt's tempting to dash off some sort of cliché metal salutation here, like "Get your devil horns up! It's a good month for metal ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to Headline KUPD's Desert Uprising

    See also: We Chat with John Holmberg About "Mom Farts" See also: A Closer Look at KUPD's MILF Contest Phoenix heavy music fans, prepare to bust out the heavy metal sex playlist and celebrate: KUPD has announced Desert Uprising, a huge, two-day metal festival headed to Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pav ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Brett Scallions of Fuel on Platinum Records, a New Generation of Fans, and The Doors

    ​Saturday night's Fuel show is a big show for 910 Live music venue in Tempe. "Our biggest show yet," is how one publicist put it. For Fuel singer Brett Scallions it's a chance to show Arizona fans the band is fully back from the four-year hiatus that found him playing bass and singing for an odd D ... More >>

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    June 19, 2010

    Cake at Marquee Theatre: The Magic is Really Prolonged

    Luke Holwerda​When "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 >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Incoming: Gaslight Anthem, Dethklok, Bone Thugs, Rufus Wainwright

    The Gaslight Anthem​It's been nearly a year since The Gaslight Anthem started buzzing with the release of their second album, The '59 Sound, but they're showing no signs of cooling off. In fact, last month was arguably the band's best ever month, as a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen, the God ... More >>

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    March 9, 2006

    Seconds to Breathe


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    February 2, 2006

    Winterfresh SnoCore Tour

    More interesting than its namesake gum

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    December 29, 2005


    Healthy mind, healthy body --or at least better alcohol