Daft Punk has sorta been the focus of Jay Wiggins' world lately. Random Access Memories -- that 13-track gem from the electronica-dispensing, quasi-robotic Frenchmen that everyone's going bonkers over the last couple weeks -- has admittedly been on repeat, and the living room of the DJ's Phoenix hom ... More >>
Local bands and musicians of a Celtic bent have plenty of reasons for their Irish eyes to be smiling right now, as this weekend is pretty much the biggest of the entire calendar year. Saint Pat's lands on a Sunday this year, which means three straight days of partying and performing for rowdy, drunk ... More >>
If you pay a visit to AZ/88 tonight, its urbane décor and trendy drinks won't be the coolest thing going on inside the haute Scottsdale hangout. DJ Akshen will be working hard on the wheels of steel providing a fitting tribute to the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys during his weekly gig Fluid F ... More >>
Peoria Police Peoria police are looking for this man in connection with aggrevated assault.A man who walked into a Peoria Dollar Tree on Monday afternoon wasn't interested in bargain shopping. Instead, police say, he inappropriately touched two young girl in two separate incidents.The girl ... More >>
If you've got answers, they've got questions
By stevendepolo on flickr Creative Commons.This is where fashion begins...In my college days, my "style" was pretty pathetic. I was super poor and I biked to school so all my outfits went like this: ill-fitting jeans, Adidas (hey, it was the early 2000's) and a black or gray wife-beater from the ... More >>
It should come as no surprise to know that in today's music scene, albums are leaked months before their release date. Ever since Napster became all the rage and the MP3 format made world domination a feasible notion in the latter half of the 90's, bands have been seeing the promotional copy of thei ... More >>
This is the sort of thing ordinary folks get mad about us Media Elites saying, but covering any event -- even a basketball game where the league's biggest stars take turns not playing defense -- is a lot like any other day on the job. There is one exception, and that's the free stuff they shower upo ... More >>
shaking in my Adidas.... Mr. Marshall "fucking" Beck, "the most controversial motherfucker in the Arizona music scene" thought it'd be funny to print my home phone number and address up in this piece; which he can certainly do on Myspace, but not here, where I moderate what goes up. While we resolv ... More >>
2005's top WTF? moments
A best-seller adapted, without the best results
J. & K. hang with the mullets, bois and lipstickers at P-town's premier gay-girl bar
Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.
How Andy Brown took his tee shirts from the halls of NorthCanyon High to the racks at Urban Outfitters
You don't know about NITTY GRITTY in your city?
Hip-hop has lost greats before, but this murder is different, as a Houston DJ expresses
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
The Royal Tenenbaums is like its characters: flawed genius
The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from the sticks with a new album. Finally.
ASU revolutionary plots a schoolwide food fight
Vassiliy Jirov has answered every challenge in the boxing ring. But his weight division and Russian background may keep him from ever getting the recognition he deserves.
Emily Watson delights and defies definitions as malapropism-prone Trixie
The Valley is now the prime way station for ruthless smugglers engaged in the lucrative trafficking of human cargo -- illegal immigrants
Valley-based infomercial czar Don Lapre has made millions selling his Money Making Secrets to late-night-TV viewers. So what's the secret behind his bankruptcy?
Kevin Costner conquers the mound in For Love of the Game
Run-D.M.C. keeps pushing to earn respectability for hip-hop
It's do-or-die time for Joe "Soulman" Valiente and the most infamous band in the Valley
The Crystal Method places its bets on technology and cashes in