Party Crasher Benjamin Leatherman spent Friday, January 24 boozing it up with The Dirty's Nik Richie at Hurricane Bay in West Valley before saying hello to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at Jilly's in Chandler.
It's always tough to watch a band you admire jump the shark. Regardless, it's pretty common to see bands make creative choices that forever remove them from the realm of the cool and send them hurtling on inescapable trajectories toward gimmicky stagnation or even downright mediocrity...full story
In this week's music feature, Martin Cizmar analyzes former Puff Daddy protege Mase and his move from spitting rhymes to rapping for God. We couldn't help but wonder what other musicians have left it all behind for their faith. Let's look at the list.
With their star swiftly rising thanks to a slate of dates opening for Ben Folds and a showcase at SxSW, a lot of us showing up at Miniature Tigers' show at Yucca Tap Room last night kind of thought this could be one the last times we'd see the band for free. If that's the case, we got a great...
Jan Brewer took her oath of office as governor of Arizona Wednesday, completing the transfer of power required after Janet Napolitano left the state to become secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...full story
As always, the Bonnaroo Music Festival featured stages graced with some of the best musical talent around, and muddy festival grounds packed with good-looking girls dressed-down for the festival. Also, Drew Barrymore (the one next to Justin Long, who does not qualify).
Monthly Industrial night Sadisco invaded J-Heads in Phoenix with an event inspired by the movie and book by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club on January 17. See shots of the fights and remember: the first rule of Sadisco is you don't talk about Sadisco.
San Francisco by way of Fresno rock newbies Stone Foxes dropped by Phoenix's Ruby Room Saturday, January 7 as part of their Sweep The West Tour. The band is young, fresh and full of talent - not to mention they possess some incredible rock chops...full story
Coachella added even more bands to their 2011 lineup, making it even harder to see everything you'd want to pack into a day, but we attempted it here. Photos of: The White Stripes, Chromeo, Cee-lo Green, etc. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER April 15-17, 2011