Wait a second, you might say -- Phoenix has a Jewish funk band? It's true. As the name implies, Jerusafunk skillfully blends traditional klezmer with the ass-bopping sensibilities of R&B rhythms, tossing in jazzy twirls here and there. Using instruments such as bass clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet, ... More >>
It's "Candidates Day" at North Scottsdale Christian, a conservative, non-denominational place of worship just north of Pima Road and Dynamite Boulevard, where about 60 Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates have assembled on a recent Sunday to introduce themselves. The politicians are a ... More >>
They say you're only as good as the company you keep. Action star Steven Seagal likes to keep company with some of the world's so-called tough guys. His television show Steven Seagal: Lawman documented his friendships with two nationally famous sheriffs: Louisiana's Harry Lee and our own blowhard, ... More >>
7 Seconds recently released its first album in nearly a decade, and the band is back with a vengeance. The new album Leave a Light on harkens back to the band's signature '80s hardcore punk sound and positive themes. "It's an everyday process, it's not something that you just pick up and it looks ... More >>
Andrew Jackson Jihad might be the best band Phoenix has produced. And unlike certain local punk bands from the '80s, they remain relevant. Unlike most musicians who move elsewhere to "make it," totally neglecting their hometown later, Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty have made every effort to stay invo ... More >>
The best part of traveling is indulging in food we've tried to imiitate at home. But let's face it: How many of us really have the time or funds to get to our dream locations? Luckily, we don't have to pull out those dusty passports to get a taste of India or Japan. Phoenix is full of convenient eth ... More >>
Blag Dahlia (birth name: Paul Cafaro) of the Dwarves is looking for women to come to their July 17 show at Yucca Tap Room with the Queers, Masked Intruder, and the Atom Age buck-naked and ready for fun. He knows it gets hot in Phoenix, so "Why not be comfortable?" according to Blag. If the Dwarves s ... More >>
A new source of intensity adds to the fiery, riff-heavy attack on Red Fang's third album. With a relentless touring schedule leaving little time for songwriting or recording, the band felt the deadline pressure seeping into their music. Sandwiched between the Australian Soundwave Festival in Febru ... More >>
For Authority Zero, 2013 has already been packed: They've accommodated new band members, new record producers, a lengthy international tour, and a brand new album, to top it off. The Mesa natives have spent a great deal of their time making all those pieces fall into place, but they've never lost fo ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
In a move that we're hoping will continue with hilarious consequences, Polish cooks in Krakow have assembled the world's largest lasagna to celebrate hosting Italy's soccer team for the Euro Cup 2012 championship. According to Reuters, the lasagna took 10 hours to cook -- hooray for food safety -- a ... More >>
Did you know that you can find "sexified Jewish folk funk" right here in Arizona? It's true. And you'll be able to experience the groovy rhythms of this funky take on traditional Klezmer music when Flagstaff's Jerusafunk stop by the Lost Leaf on Friday, January 20. We caught up with clarinetist ... More >>
Image: ABC NewsCary Dolego of Queen Creek was interviewed by ABC News back in March for a story on international matchmaking. After the camera crew went home, he stayed in the Ukraine, being found this week in a train station among homeless people. Cary Dolego, the love-seeking Queen Creek m ... More >>
Image: YouTube Cary Dolego, former Arizona write-in gubernatorial candidate, ended up homeless in the Ukraine after a failed matchmaking trip.Cary Dolego, a former Green Party write-in candidate for the 2010 Arizona governor's race, was found among homeless people in a Ukrainian town last ... More >>
www.loveme.comWhat are the odds this woman doesn't speak this guy's language?Fox 10 (KPAZ) reported last night that the "business of love" is "booming" in these hard times -- in the form of increased mail-order "relationships." Who says romance is dead?(See the Fox 10 video below).The TV station ... More >>
Last week, one of the dudes hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates to run around in a pierogi costume was fired for comments he made about the team on Facebook. Not being from Pennsylvania, I could've cared less about the ridiculous mascot and his social media woes. But the incident did ... More >>
Music doc catches gypsy punks' rise from the underground
Jonathan McNamaraGogol Bordello. See more shots in our Gogol Bordello slide show.Here are just a few of the scenes I witnessed last night at the Gogol Bordello concert at the Maruquee: Complete strangers linked arms like brothers and can-caned in a circle pit while avoiding incoming moshers. ... More >>
We've been getting a lot of comments complaining we're too snarky lately, so we'll let you take care of this one yourselves. The following press release from Limp Bizkit begins with this sentence: "The original line-up of Limp Bizkit is back, do you believe in miracles?"Have at 'er.
Kronos Quartet's David Harrington waxes melodic on '07
Spektor can melt our pot any time
Have you ever wished more bands would take a cue from the Navy Seals and—as you’re quietly admiring the architecture of the venue rafters—creep up behind you, grab your hair in a fist, and open your carotid artery from ear to ear? I know I have, ha ha! Although Black Moth Super Rainb ... More >>
A best-seller adapted, without the best results
Letters from the issue of Thursday, June 23, 2005
Aryanfest was hardly the badass event it billed itself. Shaved-headed men hugged each other like they were at a gay pride picnic.
Gogol Bordello romps through a theater of punk, Gypsy folk and the macabre
The Gallery Cafe / Express Cafe
Run-D.M.C. keeps pushing to earn respectability for hip-hop
Rhythm Room turns Tuesday night into celebration of seminal music
For a fee, a Phoenix firm will help find you a wife--if it has to go to Siberia to do it
A PROMINENT MESA LAWYER AND HIS FLUNKY WERE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THE ELDERLY IN THEIR CARE. INSTEAD, THEY PLUNDERED THE OLD PEOPLE'S ASSETS.
SHE WAS PROMISED SHE COULD ADOPT A RUSSIAN BABY IN EXCHANGE FOR HUMANITARIAN AID. IT WASN'T THAT EASY.
THEIR FATHER DEFECTED IN 1944. BROTHERS ANDREW AND VALENTIN WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER THIS YEAR TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY.