Over the Weekend: Santarchy, Violet Wild and Video Game Music


A hundred or so pub crawlers dressed as jolly old St. Nick went in search of booze in a bar hop they affectionately refer to as Santarchy. Not enough Santa for you? The big man himself also made a stop at Salty Senorita in Peoria this weekend brining a mound of snow with him. 

It's nearly 1 a.m. and I'm a few drinks into the night. I'm at Tempe's Last Exit Bar & Grill to watch Violet Wild, one of my favorite local pop-rock bands who used to play anywhere and everywhere a year ago and pretty much whored themselves out in the local music scene - playing gigs almost every week. It's been awhile - at least three or four months - since I last caught them live and I can't help but get caught up in the cheesiness of the band tonight. It's everywhere!..full story

The Top 10 Games You Should Be Listening To

In honor of Music Editor Martin Cizmar's look at video game-inspired music this week, we've taken the time to assemble this list of video games you should be listening to. That's right, listening. Play them all you want, but we're betting that your memories of laying waste to the final boss will fade over time while the melodies from these adventures will keep playing in your head forever...full story

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Jonathan McNamara