The Muffs (Kim Shattuck, Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald) have been writing and performing spirited, clever and fierce pop-punk tunes since they formed in the very early 1990s. Their first full-length release in 10 years, Whoop Dee Doo, hit the streets this week and both fans and critics are eating ... More >>
The spring of 1989 was period of birth for me: It was the first time I ever played a gig at an club with a PA of it's own. The place was Time Out of Mind in South Phoenix. Not the most reputable club, as some of you may recall, but a place that I got my first experience working with a gigging musici ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll, to paraphrase punk icon Poison Ivy, is for misfits. A refuge for outsiders, oddballs, or anyone else even a little bit strange. The description is apt for the recently closed Hollywood Alley and much of its patronage. Over its 25-year lifespan, the Mesa rock joint and restaurant, whic ... More >>
Artist: OFF! Title: First Four EPs Release date: November 23 Label: Vice Records In 2010, few things seem more ridiculous than a punk supergroup anchored by two guys who made their most indelible marks on American punk rock nearly 30 years ago. But, damn, OFF! pulled off an unlikely feat, ma ... More >>
Benjamin Leatherman Some of the pulchitrudinous patrons present at Revolver Lounge's debut this past weekend. See more pics from the grand opening in our slideshowRevolver Lounge in Old Town Scottsdale was definitely a hot place to be this past Friday during its grand opening soiree...lite ... More >>
New year, new nightclub in Scottsdale. When the swank SIX Lounge closed earlier back in April, it figured that such a prime piece of Old Town real estate wasn't going to remain vacant for long. And thanks to the efforts of nightlife entrepreneur Steve McDonald (one of the original proprietors of ... More >>
The past six months have been pretty brutal if you happen to be a nightlife proprietor in Scottsdale. In addition to Sugar Daddy's shutting its doors (and its former owner getting sent to the pokey), the list of establishments that have flatlined since the start of the year is pretty lengthy, includ ... More >>
Songwriting duo Nate Ruess and Sam Means had enough of major-label drama, so now they're calling the shots
P-town's Pleasure Squad squeezes into Scottsdale's swank Six Lounge for a Satanic Red Sunday.
2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose
Shaping themselves after rock 'n' roll's bad girls (and boys), the Donnas get punk bitchy
(Sympathy for the Record Industry)
WHILE THE BORDER PATROL IS ATTACKING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS, THE AGENCY IS LITERALLY RETREATING IN ARIZONA. THE RESULTS ARE COSTLY AND DANGEROUS.