Queens of the Stone Age began its set a little after 7 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair. To get there, you have to spend time winding through the fairgrounds, past the hoards of children tugging their parents' hands, begging for tickets to games and rides. There's a giant live ... More >>
See also: A Tour Doc Reveals Katy Perry's Essential Katy Perry-ness See also: Katy Perry's 10 Best Looks and Lyrics See also: Five Totally Rad Things About Katy Perry Watching the trailer for Katy Perry's movie, Part of Me, raised a lot of questions: Why is this movie in 3D? Why does it exist? Why a ... More >>
Once again reminding us the record industry resembles the band on the Titanic playing as it sinks, Rolling Stone reported "9 Ways Musicians Actually Make Money Today." To be blunt, it's pretty stupid.
She & Him - Volume TwoYou may not know it by looking out at the gray, rainy Phoenix skies this week, but spring is upon us. The weather currently doesn't want to cooperate, but She & Him will more than happily oblige your springtime needs. The duo's sophomore effort, Volume Two, is a perf ... More >>
Department of Public Safety DPS officers taking a "fluffy bunny" into custody during yesterday's gangster roundup.In the past, criminal street gangs have used names that strike fear in the hearts of their rivals. The Bloods, the Crips, the Jets, the Sharks -- all have an intimidating conno ... More >>
Better than: That one time, at band camp. Five things that truly blow my mind (in descending order): 5. Plexiglass. 4. Why the plural of "fax" isn't "fux." 3. Nostrils. 2. The idea that our whole universe could be the product of a "cosmic defect." 1. March Fourth Marching Ban ... More >>
Shall we dance, dolls?
Sweet Bleeders album Bzzzz. Shit's gotten a little vitriolic up in this bitch lately, so I'm going to (temporarily) tell you about something worth listening to... I've been listening to the grand, expansive latest album from Sweet Bleeders, one of multi-instrumentalist and pop genius Robin Vining's ... More >>
Once ruled a suicide, Phoenix finance chief Kevin Keogh's leap to his death on a busy thoroughfare is a true medical mystery
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment
The Vice and Virtue Ministry
This just in: Phoenix CFO Kevin Keogh didn't dive to his death off his moving Mercedes because of a brain parasite
Letters from the week of July 29, 2004
Drag It Up
(New West Records)
Earth to Americans like Ray Lindell: Try abiding by Mexican law when buying a whopping amount of tranquilizers at farmacias. Duh!
Our reporter once watched Brian Finkel in action
Dr. Kelly Cook is the king of rock 'n' roll dentistry
Actors Theatre of Phoenix boldly explores love and death in the time of AIDS
Low hopes its slow-and-depressing label was one thing Lost in the Fire
Modified offers alternative to downtown drudgery and Mill Avenue dips
Surviving bad luck, barroom brawls and band squabbles, Balls reveals real cojónes
Weekends of Sound
Senior-citizen druggies make The California Kid one sorry state of affairs
From the week of July 8, 1999
Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots: "Kiss my ass."
Filmmaker Todd Solondz beats the sophomore jinx with his darkly brilliant Happiness
Skewering New York gallery scene, John Waters comes into his own with Pecker
New video relives the surreal week that John and Yoko co-hosted America's most popular daytime talk show
Where unit-shifting heroes of rock are exposed as the passionless poseurs they really are
Seven years ago, doctors gave Hepatitis C its name. It had already condemned 3.9 million Americans to limbo.
Hazy regulations allow Americanos to write their own tickets in Mexican pharmacies
Recreational prescription drugs put Mexican farmacias on the map--and American pill seekers on the road
Dr. Willard Hunter's repeated misprescription of dangerous drugs has contributed to two deaths. But the state medical board doesn't see any reason to revoke his doctor's license.
She was a dame with high-voltage looks and an eroticbook contract. Her name was Tiger. No last name. Just Tiger. And she was in trouble.
LEROY JACKSON TRANSFORMED HIMSELF FROM A PHOENIX STREET WINO INTO A CHARISMATIC NAVAJO ENVIRONMENTALIST. HIS FRIENDS THINK HE WAS MURDERED FOR HIS EFFORTS.
A STOCKINGFUL OF JOYFUL NOISES AND TANNEN-BOMBS