I put on The Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket To Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>
The Spot: Geisha A Go Go 7150 East Sixth Avenue, Scottsdale 480-699-0055 www.geishaagogo.com
You won't believe some of the things we saw while out at the clubs this past month. Besides gawking at all the usual nightlife shenanigans, we happened to spy such weird and wild things as life-sized anthropomorphic animals costumes, dudes firing up laser beams, and a few religious types leading pil ... More >>
MegadethArizona State FairOctober 30, 2013 It was pretty easy to tell who was at the State Fair for Megadeth last night, and who was there for fried twinkies. You just had to look for the people wearing '80s-style jean vests bedecked with heavy metal band patches or spiked metal studs. By the tim ... More >>
As not-punk as the term sounds, Justin Pearson has an extensive curriculum vitae. He's probably best known for his work in The Locust, the grindcore/noise rock group that had a tendency to attract those seeking the strange and elicit cries of "that's not real music" from squares during a good part o ... More >>
Phoenix has a long tradition of punk bars that serve up cheap beer and fast, aggressive (sometimes sloppy) punk rock. Some great venues have closed over the last few years, and while we dearly miss Jugheads and Rogue West, punk bars continue to thrive in the Valley of the Sun. Most are situated in u ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
When it comes to bar traditions, karaoke is on par with happy hour specials, bar nuts, and forgetting to close out your tab after a long night of partying. Whether you have the talent to audition for American Idol or The Voice, or you just think you're the best singer in the world after a few drin ... More >>
See also: The Most Anticipated Heavy Metal Releases of the Fall See also: The 10 Hottest Chicks in Metal See also: Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear See also: A Closer Look at KUPD's MILF Contest 2012There are few things in this world that have the ability to coax an "Awwwww...that is so damn ... More >>
See also: Green Day's New Song "Epic as F*ck"? Not Even Close. See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's DookieWhen I was told by my editor to allow some room for a Green Day blurb, my first thought was "How awesome! It's like getting to write about how a former love stole my televison and left me ... More >>
Amy Donohue The stand-up comedian presents as part of Ignite Phoenix After Hours Friday, July 27 at Radius in Scottsdale. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? 101.1-FM. I love old school hip-hop! What's the ... More >>
Say "Sex Pistols" and the names Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten might come to mind. Less likely is someone shouting out, "Glen Matlock." But they should; not only is he the band's original bassist, but drummer Paul Cook suggests he wrote most of the songs on the infamous Never Mind the Bollocks, Here' ... More >>
Image credit: Photoshop.Last week we announced the bummer news that Blondie has called off the show scheduled for tomorrow at Foundry on First due to "last minute scheduling conflicts. Promoter Danny Zelisko states that the band may reschedule its date, but until then, you can continue l ... More >>
If you're looking for something to do in and around Old Town tonight (or this weekend for that matter), be sure to pick up a copy of our annual Shine pocket guide to Scottsdale, which is helpfully inserted into this week's issue of the Phoenix New Times. If that doesn't slake your thirst for afte ... More >>
The Crush is scheduled to perform tonight at MADCAP Theatres in Tempe. Dreamy Lingerie and Swimwear Launch Party at the Mondrian (Friday) There are a few good reasons why you might consider attending this sexy soiree: The Mondrian's Midnight Room provides quite a swanky background in which to w ... More >>
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 >>
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Our demon scribes hit the Rogue, the best place to see girls take off their tops and French kiss
New books document heavy metal's ugly history
Learning language through music
Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.
Gary Hill's video art is disturbing, but worth it
A spirited dialogue between the author, a former New Bomb Turk, and Old Man Lydon
Shunning the mantle of rock 'n' roll saviors, Verbena overcomes internal chaos to prove there's still some life left in three chords and an attitude
Captivating and decapitating, Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow is ghoulishly gorgeous
Three decades after the fact, L.A.'s Streetwalkin' Cheetahs make good on that old Detroit Rock City promise
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me / The Clash Tribute: Burning London / Jon Dee Graham
Lookout for Hope gleefully rips apart the conventions of jazz
What's punk rock without the beer and nihilism? Better, according to members of the Valley's "straight edge" punk scene.
FOUNDERS OF ONE OF PUNK'S SEMINAL BANDS REUNITE
PICK YOUR NOSE, TAPE UP YOUR GLASSES, GRAB YOUR PLASTIC POCKET PROTECTOR. NERD ROCK IS ALIVE AND WELL.
How to get musically postmodern without really trying