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  • KUPD's Desert Uprising 2013 at Ak-Chin Pavilion
    At this year's Desert Uprising, the metal line-up avoids indulging in the industry standard of excessive testosterone. Their sound is more concentrated on the historical influences behind the music, as well as its inherent vulnerability. Which is good: Some of the best music is created while...
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  • Riot Fest 2013 in Chicago: Day 1
    This year's Riot Fest features a great mix of reunions and some of Chicago's finest punk bands. Heck, The Replacements and Broadways reunions were enough to get me on a plane from Phoenix. Whether the trip was worth it remains to be seen, but the first day of the festival started strong. Read...
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  • Electric Run 2013 at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa
    An estimated 3,200 people took part in annual Electric Run on Friday, September 13 at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa. Participants clad in luminescent apparel from glow sticks to fluorescent paint traveled through a variety of surreal environments during the 5K race/walk. After crossing the finish...
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  • Behind the Scenes: A Tale of Two Subway-Style Mediterranean Joints in Tempe
    This year, two very good Mediterranean-style spots have opened in Tempe, luring diners with healthful, homemade creations packed into pitas, bowls, and plates, served Subway-style, and priced to please. Check out the complete cafe review by Laura Hahnefeld here.Photos by Jackie Mercandetti
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  • fun. at Comerica Theatre, 9/10/2013
    "We Are Young" may not have even been the second-unlikeliest No. 1 hit of 2012--here in 2013, though, at a safe remove from PSY and Gotye, it's a little easier to appreciate just how weird it was. With rock in a supposedly terminal decline, the first chart-topping band since Nickelback was...
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  • Club Candids: Tongue Tied's Old School/New School Party at Apollo's
    The DJ tag team of Roya and Funkfinger kept the speakers at Apollo’s primed with the wayback hip-hop hits of the Beastie Boys and Salt-n-Pepa, as well as more modern-day favorites by MGMT and LCD Soundsystem during the “Old School/New School” edition of their Tongue Tied night on Saturday,...
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  • Burning Man 2013: Photos From Arizona Artists
    Artists and creatives from around the Valley were some of the thousands who ventured to Black Rock City in the Nevada desert for the annual week-long Burning Man celebration. After shaking off the playa dust and returning home, they were kind enough to share their photos of the experience with...
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  • First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Phoenix, 9/6/13
    This month we ventured to The Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery, FilmBar, and Bud's Glass Joint for the September First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Phoenix. Photos by Jeremiah Toller
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  • Resurrection at Club Palazzo, 9/6/13
    Club Palazzo has been the on again, off again home to Phoenix’s "goth" crowd for years, most recently as the host location of the monthly dance party, Resurrection. Here’s a look at those who attended the final night of Resurrection and how they chose to send off the old digs, including a...
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  • ASU Fans Celebrating at Sun Devil Stadium, 9/5/13
    Arizona State University's football squad kicked off their 2013 season on Thursday, September 6, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe with a 55-0 rout of Sacramento State. Meanwhile, ASU fans and students gathered outside the stadium before the game for some tailgating and celebrating. Photos by...
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  • Closer Look: The 10 Best French Toasts in Phoenix
    It must be hard for toast. Always being passed up for his more decadent French counterpart. While toast must settle for being someone's a la carte, French toast enjoys the full satisfaction of taking centerstage at the most important meal of the day. See the full list of the best French toasts...
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  • Backstreet Boys at Comerica Theatre, 9/5/2013
    The Backstreet Boys have been in comeback mode--yes, I know the album's called Never Gone--for almost 10 years now. I don’t think we spend enough time thinking about how weird that is. When bitter rivals *NSYNC made their comeback at the VMAs recently, it was both enormously well-received and...
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