Certain times of the year call for certain beverages. You have your Christmas egg nog, margaritas aplenty for Cinco de Drinko, and countless other excuses through the year to knock back a drink. One day that needs no excuse is, of course, April 15. The mere mention strikes dread in the hearts of Ame ... More >>
Erick Biez The local comedian performs on the Stand Up Live Comedy Gold Showcase featuring Jeff Dye on Wednesday, June 27. For more info, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? No radio, not now, not ever. I'm actually on a huge pod ... More >>
Happy New Year, everyone. Here's hoping that you didn't start 2012 off with a great big mistake. It's easy to do: New Year's Eve is an easy night to drink like a fish and drunk dial. I'm sure many of you got lucky Saturday night, but hopefully your beer goggles weren't too thick. At any rate, h ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsMama, don't let your babies grow up to be Bronxes -- or Diezels or Moon Units.On Monday night, singer Jewel and her husband, Ty Murray, had their first child, a boy they named Kase Townes Murray. And while "Kase Townes" isn't that bizarre of a name, it's not as traditional as say ... More >>
Welcome to The Grand Tour, a regular feature where PHXmusic.com takes you inside practice spaces, tour vans and seedy apartments occupied by Phoenix-area bands. This week we give you a look inside the vintage movie-poster adorned practice space of Tempe/Yuma post-punk band Earthmen & Strange ... More >>
www.everyjoe.comJapanese knuckleballer Eri YoshidaThe next time someone tells you that you throw like a girl you might as well say thank you because a female knuckleballer is slated to join a men's, professional baseball team in early May, and the word on the street is that she has no problem kee ... More >>
With its eclectic mix of independent retail shops, the stretch of 7th Avenue between Indian School and Camelback known as Melrose on 7th seems a prime location for a cheerful, locally owned restaurant like America's Taco Shop. Owners Terry and America Bortin opened their original locat ... More >>
Get your shopping crawl on in CenPho
Victory! After a hugely successful run of American Idiot at the Berkeley Rep in California (the show sold out its eight weeks of performances), the musical inspired by Green Day's album of the same name and directed by Spring Awakening's Michael Mayer is really hitting the big time with a Br ... More >>
LA hardcore act The Bronx's alter ego, Mariachi El Bronx, is definitely one of the coolest gimmicks a band has dreamed up in recent memory. So we're stoked to see this side-project-of-sorts is getting a real release and tour. Sadly, their support slots for The Killers do not include the Phoenix show ... More >>
The Wepas! fly at island hoedown
Around the New Times office we're really loving The Blaze's Guest DJ week (which I participated in yesterday). ASU's student radio station does this once a year, pulling in people like Murph from So Much Silence, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World and, right now, our man Steve Chilton.But, seriously guys ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Peoria Bank Robber Cuts Hole In Wall, Surprises Bank Employees Arriving ... More >>
The Complete 78s Vol. 1 & 2
Merchants association has its neighborhoods mojo workin
Old-school taggers spray their way to success
From jeer to depravity
What's running now
Yes, metal can burn
The Neo and Trinity of the PHX kick it with the boho urban artistes of Paint at Paper Heart.
Caliente seeks redemption against Aftershock
Furious Styles Crew marks decade of dance
The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s.
Loyalty (Atlantic/Terror Squad)
Josie and the Pussycats isn't a movie; it's a marketing meow mix
"Uncle Leo" in the Valley for role in stage production
Finding Forrester tries to get it right
Drawing insight from the month's best in jazz, blues and heritage, Gumbo answers readers' nagging queries
Spike Lee tangles with Summer's dogs and monsters
Ex-prosecutor cleared in quirky grand jury secrecy case
Once a crusading anti-obscenity prosecutor, Randy Wakefield now stands accused of a crime. The case against him seems dubious, since Wakefield's supervisor in the County Attorney's Office abetted the alleged misdeed.
WHAT WAS ON EARLY MAN'S MIND? HIS TOOLS, BUT HE COULDN'T BRING HIMSELF TO TALK ABOUT IT.