As a metal head, I often face lots of people who assume I don't listen to anything else.
Of course, I'm guilty of it too. It's the first agitated thought I have when douche bags roll up next to my car blasting Soulja Boy and all I want to do is ram into them. I automatically assume they have terri ... More >>
Hood Internet @ Bar Smith| 10/5/12Generally speaking, the later someone stays out, the more fun they have soaking up the local nightlife. This isn't always the case, though -- if you stay out all night and pass out on a stranger's floor, you probably aren't having the best of times. Staying out a li ... More >>
In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun.
See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Listeni ... More >>
Local rapper Jaron Ikner has a varied palate when it comes to musical tastes, but it's a little-known fact that the man who calls himself Black One has roots in turntablism and EDM.
Ikner released a new track Wednesday called "Turning Out the Lights." The song which he says is a "super-smash dubst ... More >>
Everyone had a reaction to last weekend's downing of terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden, even the superstars of hip-hop.Rappers ranging from Public Enemy's Chuck D to Soulja Boy had something to say about Bin Laden's death via Twitter. For instance, Lupe Fiasco tweeted "Osama Dead!?! Afgha ... More >>
Who's the one they call Dr. Feelgood?There are lots of three and four-word band names among this week's just announced shows -- Cage The Elephant, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Panic! at the Disco, to name a few. However, as someone who is utterly fascinated with hair metal and early 1980's Sunset Stri ... More >>
What's the real deal: did Soulja Boy actually write Willow Smith's smash hit "Whip My Hair"? Hell no, but he did receive a bit of songwriting credit for a line that came from his own song, "Turn My Swag On."Ronald "Jukebox" Jackson is less than thrilled by the songwriting claim made by Soulja Boy ... More >>
Now that the song has been out for a while, Soulja Boy is claiming he wrote Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair," according to Idolator.Yeah right, I'm calling bullshit. On Sunday, Soulja Boy (@SouljaBoy) tweeted in self-important all caps, "YES ITS TRUE I WROTE 'WHIP MY HAIR' FOR WILLOW SMITH. THATS WH ... More >>
This week's print edition of Phoenix New Times ran a shortened version of an interview with Gregg Gillis, a.k.a Girl Talk, the mashup mastermind who will tear the Marquee Theatre apart brick by brick on March 23.As promised, here's the full transcript of that interview -- all 4,200 words of it.
Ten years ago, 50 Cent was laid up, recovering from nine bullets fired by an attempted murderer sent, rumor has it, by a drug kingpin who'd been offended by a song where he discussed the drug game in his native Queens in too much detail.
The shooting, which happened on April 24, 2000, set the re ... More >>
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Robert Brandon MartinezLast time Lil Wayne came to town he was two hours late to the stage, causing a chain reaction of show-stalling shenanigans that involved the opener, T-Pain, coming back on stage wearing pajamas and a scarf to dance in a futile effort to quell the crowd. None of it worked and, ... More >>
Is it just me, or is anyone else feeling a little over-Boomered lately? Maybe it's that Billy Joel concert I saw last night, or maybe it's the "review" I just read in that other paper, written by someone who's probably a little too young to be a Boomer, but sure sounds like one, but I'm at my limit, ... More >>