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  • Club Candids: Grimes at Rhythm Room
    A colorful crowd gathered at the Rhythm Room on Monday, February 27, for a performance by Canadian indie pop princess Grimes. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN
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  • Cursive at Crescent Ballroom, 2/27/12
    "Whenever I see a band shortly after an album comes out, I hope it's too soon for them to play new songs live," a friend yelled to me as Cursive tore into the opening hooks of "This House Alive," the first track from its seventh album, I Am Gemini, which was released last week. Read the full...
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  • Night Owl: Natalie Merrill at Kitchen 56
    Kitchen 56 is upper class but also extremely casual. The crowd consists of families and older couples and yet the bar has an easygoing, cool vibe. Thursdays feature Natalie Merrill and her acoustic renditions of everyone from The Beatles to Kid Rock. Needless to say, Thursdays at Kitchen 56 can...
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  • Gigantour Featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, Volbeat at Comerica Theatre
    Following sets by Lacuna Coil and Volbeat, metal god Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead took the stage at Comerica Theatre. After plowing through "Bomber," guitarist Phil Campbell asked the crowd, "Do you want us to play even fucking louder?" Of course the crowd did, and of course, so did Motorhead....
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  • Inside an Arizona Medical Marijuana Collective
    The freedom to grow marijuana granted by the state's 2010 medical-pot law is literally blossoming in an El Mirage warehouse. Bill Hayes, founder of the Arizona Cannabis Society, invited New Times inside last week for a peek at their operation. Read the full story. PHOTOS BY JAMIE PEACHEY.
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  • AZ Beer Week/Cocktail Week in Photos
    Arizona Beer week/Cocktail week is officially over. There were more than 150 events between Saturday, February 18th and Saturday, February 25th and Chow Bella made a valiant effort to go to as many as possible. Here's a slideshow of some of the highlights of the week to help you get over your...
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  • 3rd Annual Carnaval AZ at Martini Ranch
    The 3rd annual Carnaval AZ turned Martini Ranch into an all night Brazilian bash thanks to the percussive sounds of Grupo Liberdade, the lovely ladies of SambAZ and much more. PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF.
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  • DanceMission @ Madison Event Center
    Being able to witness an artist as skilled as 12th Planet (currently one of only a handful of truly great dubsteppers in the world) perform an epic set both in his prime and at the apex of his popularity is something any EDM fan should do. And it indeed was an epic set...Read MorePHOTOS BY...
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  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ Crescent Ballroom
    Okay, Phoenix. First, the good news: According to no less an authority than Stephen Malkmus, godfather of slacker cool, genuinely tall and good-looking former frontman of Pavement and current leader of The Jicks, Portland now considers Phoenix a rival city. "We've been driving through...
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  • Bad Mormon: Mitt Romney in Mesa
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's recent appearance at the Mesa Amphitheatre drew thousands of supporters and a number of dedicated opponents. The latter group included members of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition and dog owners dubbing themselves "Mutts Against Mitt," a poke at...
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  • Mardi Gras on Mill Avenue
    The annual celebration of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras means partaking in plenty of sinful delights and Valley residents were more than happy to oblige. Downtown Tempe was an epicenter of alcoholic excess on Tuesday, February 21, as college kids, twentysomethings, and other revelers drank and...
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  • Club Candids: Pussycat Lounge
    It seems like Old Town Scottsdale would be pretty busy on a holiday weekend, but against all odds, it wasn't. For once parking was easy to find and Shoeman was eerily quiet, but once you turned the corner to Saddlebag Trail, it was the same ol' loud and crowded Old Town. Pussycat Lounge was at...
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