It looks like we're not the only ones who found the humor in a premature-ejaculation spray being named Tempe.Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel, an Arizona State University dropout, had a bit on the spray on his show last night.
What exactly is going on with Rips' monthly Britpop/'80s/new wave event, Obscura Dance Night? The party's official Facebook page has vanished, followed by a flurry of subsequent "new" Obscura Facebook pages, which have all since been taken down. An event page for this month's dance party, which feat ... More >>
Please reset the "days without an Arizona-related Comedy Central news segment" counter back to zero.Thanks to Sheriff Joe Arpaio taking this weekend to exploit dead children by inviting the media and a pseudo-celebrity to a simulated school shooting, Arpaio and Steven Seagal were featured on yesterd ... More >>
In an ongoing Twitter exchange, celebrated Momofuku chef David Chang (whose pastry chef visited our fair city recently), has challenged Roots drummer Questlove to a fried chicken showdown on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's. Chang has already stated his terms. If Questlove wins, Chang will both serve ... More >>
It's a pretty common complaint around town that awesome acts often skip Phoenix on tour. Well, here's a story that argues the opposite. New Orleans-based rap duo The Knux are kicking of their tour here in the Phoenix Metro, at Scottsdale's Rogue Bar on Tuesday, November 8. The band often gets c ... More >>
Bon Iver In case you've missed practically every noteworthy blog hyping it, or didn't watch The Colbert Report last night, here's some news: Bon Iver, the band, released Bon Iver, the album, today. It's the band's second outing, and technically the first that was recorded as a band and not just ... More >>
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Stephanie CarricoAndrew Jackson Jihad has some interesting thoughts on the differences and coexistence of Central and Downtown Phoenix.Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty of local duo Andrew Jackson Jihad have some interesting thoughts on the differences between the areas within Phoenix. The city may b ... More >>
Late night television was packed with some pretty memorable musical moments in 2010. With the craze over young Willow Smith's first single "Whip My Hair" came an unforgettable cover by Jimmy Fallon featuring Bruce Springsteen on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon back in the middle of November. Fallon pla ... More >>
Arizona winemaker/Tool singer Maynard James Keenan is getting his band A Perfect Circle back together.The group, which also includes Billy Howerdel of Ashes Divide, will embark on a five-city tour this fall including a three-night stop at Tempe's Marquee Theatre.
By now, much of the country has seen the horrendous debate performance Monday night by Governor Jan Brewer. Let the parodies begin. (Full Disclosure: Um, we know this child.) Next up is a video that's garnered a few thousand hits with Brewer played by a drag queen:
Dana EdelsonThere's no mistaking how venerable a band Menomena have become. They came from a rather fruitful Portland music scene -- one, among others, that helped define just what a flannel-clad, ironically-mustachioed hipster should listen to. However, their brand of indie rock had loads of pro ... More >>
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So last week, Andrew Zimmern goes on a quest for real Sonoran cuisine in Arizona on Bizarre Foods and hooks up with Chris Bianco, the wait-in-line-for-two-hours pizza guy of Pizzeria Bianco. Huh? What? Why? Were all the Mexican foodies in the Valley busy? Did Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner of Bar ... More >>
The Governator yuks it up at AZ's expenseYou know it's bad when California's tres unpopular, washed-up screen star guv -- whose dad was a member of the Nazi party back in the day -- is using your state's "papers please" law as the butt of his shuck-and-jive before a crowd of college grads."I was als ... More >>
An Arizona Tattoo Expo Ink Explosion An explosion of ink overwhelmed the Mesa Convention Center this past weekend. The Arizona Tattoo Expo exposed attendees to a nonstop barrage of tats and piercings. There was even a naked Megan Fox appearance...well sort of...see photos. Adult Swim ... More >>
www.punditkitchen.comJust in case you missed it -- which, if you own a TV, radio, computer, newspaper, telegraph machine, or have talked to another human being anywhere in North America in the past few days, you probably haven't -- the Arizona legislature passed a series of controversial bills la ... More >>
In lieu of the whole, "I'm gay and open and will fondle whomever I darn well please on-stage" performance by Adam Lambert at the American Music Awards this past Sunday, ABC's Good Morning America has canceled an appearance by the fabulously glam singer on tomorrow's show. Because, you know, ... More >>
www.michaellotten.comJohn McCain's presidential dreams just won't die.Our fearless senator took the stage of The Tonight Show last night, and joked with host Conan O'Brien about demanding a recount of the 2008 presidential election."I land in the airport today, LAX, and I'm walkin ... More >>
NME: Malaysian Muslims banned from Black Eyed Peas showNME: P Diddy tells Twitter followers to buy Arctic Monkeys' 'Humbug'Idolator: "Twilight" Fans To Be Over The Moon For Death Cab For Cutie Really SoonIdolator: Music Biz Hoping That Whitney Houston's New Album Will Restore At Least A Little Honor ... More >>
from Maher's Facebook profile Maybe the immigrant rights crowd can "help" Bill question Janet... The National Day Laborer Organizing Network has announced a demonstration outside the studios where Bill Maher will be interviewing Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano for Friday's ... More >>
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