That review of the band's latest album -- sarcastically headlined, "Is Hurley Weezer's Best Album Since Make Believe?" -- is thoroughly and enjoyably steeped in the same staunchly "it's no Pinkerton" (those exact words are more or less used, actually) attitude I've adopted since, oh, 2002 or so, when I bought tickets to see The Strokes open for Rivers Cuomo's band at two shows and decided to stick around for the headliner. Even Sublime's new singer, Rome, made a comment about the phenomenon before his band made way for Weezer on the second night of Arizona Fall Frenzy at Tempe Beach Park...full story
PHOTOS BY LUKE HOLWERDA
Scott Weiland didn't take a header off the stage last night at Arizona Fall Frenzy. Nor did he accidentally reveal he was lip-synching or abusing heroin for that matter. In fact, other than a 45-minute delay due to "suspicious packages" found at Tempe Beach Park earlier in the evening, the...
Sunday, August 5th brought the sun to Lollapalooza and the bright colors bloomed forth. Put on some shades and click through for the fun.
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH
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Physically, the Paramore singer looks fiery with her bright red hair and ruler-straight body. Personality-wise, she's a dynamic burst of energy. At her show at the Dodge Theatre last night, she ran around the stage, igniting the crowd by jumping up and down, whipping her hair around and giving...
Howell has spent three years living in the Hassayampa Academic Village dorms on the Tempe campus; one as a resident and two as a CA (Community Assistant if you haven't been around college in awhile), and in that time, she has made an art out of dorm decor. The "green" dorm room (it's LEED...
Right now, as I write this sentence, I'm listening to Middle of Nowhere, Hanson's major label debut from 1997. That record of course contains "MMMBop" but it's the first verse of "Thinking of You" that I'm spinning -- it's undeniable pop goodness...full story
PHOTOS BY LUKE HOLWERDA
Phoenicians finally have their choice of dance venues on Friday nights, but Bar Smith was among the first to do it right and its Fuse Fridays are still going strong. Check out our slideshow from last Friday, where special guest DJ Udachi lit up the rooftop dance floor.
PHOTOS BY ADRIANE GOETZ
Second Friday in Mesa was particularly exciting this month thanks to Evermore Nevermore's Encredicon; a tiny convention featuring big (and local) comic talent. Attendees also got to check out a comic book-inspired fashion show.
PHOTOS BY VICTOR PALAGANO
Ah, yes, school is back in full swing with all its bikini, bro tank and
beer bong glory. Quite often, it's the student-infested apartment and
condo complexes that throw the best bashes. We checked out the party at
the Palms on Scottsdale this weekend to see if the ASU students
Bar Smith got down with its funky side for Wednesday's The Scenario. Local DJs including Pickster One and Hartbreaks dropped dub, house and even old tinny Mexican-inspired beats as attendees helped themselves to the rooftop bar and dance floor.
The three-day Labor Day weekend was filled with all manner of wild wingdings throughout the Valley. Some party monsters kept it going strong for four straight nights, including the dudes, dames, and dimes that hit the Crown Room in Scottsdale on Monday, September 6.PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN
Despite a lack of street closures and snow cones, Downtown's First Friday once again tore all the cool kids and artistic hipsters out of their respective dwellings and put them on the street. Bands rocked. Glow sticks glowed. Nunchucks chucked.
PHOTOS BY JONATHAN MCNAMARA