!!! at The Clubhouse Last Night Now it is finally complete - the holy quadrilogy has taken form thanks to last night's raucous !!! show. This is the final chapter in my own little !!! saga -- one that started with the band's latest album Strange Weather, Isn't It? leaking on the internet, the album being streamed online, the album getting reviewed and now a review of the band's live show...full story
First Friday September 2010 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...see photos
Hipsters Dip at Adult Swim What do you get when you combine Pabst Blue Ribbon, cigarettes and ironic swimwear? Well, Adult Swim's Labor Day Massive at Hotel San Carlos of course. The hipsters were out in full force on Sunday night, celebrating the reemergence of scene-chronized swimming...see photos
Titus Andronicus at Trunk Space Last Night Last night was a perfect storm, of sorts, for an incredible show in downtown PHX. For starters, it was a First Friday, meaning tons of people would be milling around the downtown area for the bevy of displays and accompanying sights. Secondly, blogosphere idols Candy Claws and Magic Kids were last night's support, creating a solid opening bill for an already impressive headliner...full story
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You Hang Up at Martini Ranch Last Night When I received a phone call a few days ago from our esteemed music editor, Martin Cizmar, asking me to review the You Hang Up show at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale, I agreed almost immediately. As frequent New Times readers already know, Martin has a little bit of, ahem, history with You Hang Up drummer and former Malcolm in the Middle child star Frankie Muniz and his girlfriend/publicist Elycia Marie...full story
Screaming Females at Trunk Space Last Night Marissa Paternoster walked into Trunk Space with the pleasant comfort of returning to a sporadically visited home away from home. She carted in some equipment, cases emblazoned with the name "Screamales" in all caps. She really isn't very tall at all, I thought to myself, maybe reaches five feet. Her speaking voice was delicate and girlish. This is the booming voice and guitar goddess who fronts Screaming Females?...full story