For about as long as music recordings have existed, give or take 30 years, people have been using songs to pay tribute to weed. In 1929, Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra laid down what's widely considered the first recorded tune referencing marijuana. "Muggles" had nothing to do with Harry Potter a ... More >>
The whiz-bang spectacle of the Fourth of July isn't gonna be limited to just skyrockets in flight or legal pyrotechnics going off in your neighbor's backyard, bub. The Valley's club scene tends to turn up the razzle-dazzle during the annual holiday with an abundance of can't miss Independence Day da ... More >>
Fun fact: If a Phoenix New Times Club Candids photographer is caught out in the line of duty--and given the size of the cameras they carry around, this happens a lot--we disavow all knowledge of their activities. So when you see them taking photos in every nook and cranny of the Phoenix nightlife- ... More >>
Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionCrescent BallroomJune 16, 2013 It was definitely a crowd of serious fans that filled up the Crescent Ballroom last night to see NYC's Jon Spencer Blues Explosion lay down their well-oiled rock 'n' roll fury. Before the band took the stage, the collective conversation was ... More >>
Besides the likes of Pete "SuperMix" Salaz, Z-Trip, and Robbie Rob, few cats in the Valley epitomize old-school DJ culture than Stephen Peabody. For more than 16 years, the performer known as Mr. P-Body has worked turntables at practically every major club -- both past and present -- in metro Phoeni ... More >>
The Grammys are a huge night for music fans. While we tend to shake our head and wonder how some of these artists won (ie. "Album of the Year"), it's entertaining to watch the live performances and keep fingers crossed for our favorite artists. fun. won big last night, sweeping up the "Song of the Y ... More >>
The overwhelming popularity of electronic dance music continued its exponential growth over the last 12 months, both nationwide and here in the Valley of the Sun. Beats were bumping nearly nonstop across the local music landscape in 2012 as new dance clubs (such as the Monarch Theatre and EPIQ) debu ... More >>
So long, 2012. You were a weird, uncomfortable, and scary year. You were also wonderful, at times so unbearably wonderful that I thought my brain was going to explode as I struggled to wrap my head around your pure, blindingly bright joy. You had all the things a monumental year should: elections, ... More >>
Talib Kweli Club Red Saturday, July 21 There is only one word to properly describe Talib Kweli's performance at Club Red in Tempe: endurance. Those who crammed into the club had to handle less than ideal weather conditions, soaring humidity in the venue, and ongoing technical difficulties.
Phife Dawg Club Red Friday, June 22 If there was one point that was made clear in last year's documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, its that the members of the influential hip-hop group won't be staging a reunion anytime soon. Although Q-Tip is on (relatively) cord ... More >>
Saturday, May 19: Yellow Submarine @ AMC Desert Ridge The actual Beatles don't actually show up in the 1968 animated flick Yellow Submarine (not until the end at least, and that's not John, Paul, George, and Ringo providing voices), but don't let that dissuade you from taking in a special noontime ... More >>
It was part street festival, part rave, and totally fun. The Valley's edition of the Decentralized Dance Party took place on Wednesday night was arguably one of the more unique events to ever happen in Phoenix. A massive horde of participants gathered outside of the Arizona Science Cente ... More >>
Jeff FreundlichJeff Freundlich Freundlich is the co-owner of Fervor Records, home to bands such as Super Stereo. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KWSS. Beef Vegan and the crew crack me up, and they embrace new music. What ... More >>
Michael Rapaport. Not to be a dick, but when we think of the C-list star, shit films and even crappier television are the first things that pop into mind. However, after watching Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, our opinion has totally shifted -- Michael Rapaport is a ... More >>
Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Looks like Fleet Foxes are doing pretty well this week, with their heady folk album Helples ... More >>
Fresh off a weekend that found Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen and Morrissey all play one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in the U.S. -- in one day -- we find ourselves, as a music-loving society, head over heels for live acts with a touch of gray. It doesn't help that the festival in question, ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar
Final Destination III
Arizona Avenue and Frye Road
The good: Impressive acting, great props.
The bad: Not as thought provoking as it could be, nor as controversial.
Because it's not Taco Bell's Cannon
Zen and now
From eclectic to electric, Spankers dish it out
Kick off the weekend with Tibetan culture at fundraiser
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake
¡Americano! (Emma Java)
Illegal Substance's music may be dumber than you average rap-rock fusion. But dumb sells.
Spun spins cranky youths into an American freak show
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
The Clash leader dies, closing out a somber 2002 for rebel music
The members of Sparta leave At the Drive-In, expectations and a so-called hiatus behind
No makeup. No gimmick. No shtick. But does Mesa's fast-rising Jimmy Eat World really stand a chance against the likes of Britney and the Backstreet Boys?
Music, money and mayhem clog MP3 download sites
September 3 - 9 , 1998
To the four suburban teen rockers in Chronic Future, the future's looking good
HIP-HOP IS GOING TO POT. LITERALLY.