Jeff Tweedy, Joel McHale, Trunk Space Fest, Christmas at the Coach House, and 7 Video Game Predictions Over the Holiday Weekend

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco at the Orpheum Theatre Perhaps it's pathetic that any music critic would have to re-affirm his interest in seeing his favorite band stay together through Bart Simpson-style repetitive writing exercises, but I can't help it. Jeff Tweedy's solo performance at Phoenix's Orpheum Theatre Sunday night was that damned good. So damned good that I want to see another one -- much more than I want to see any Wilco show...full story

Joel McHale Brings Snark to Dodge Theatre Some people love Joel McHale for his sarcastic commentary on E!'s weekly tabloid show, The Soup. Some think he's a great comedian and dramatic actor for his roles on NBC's Community and this year's The Informant! And others, like my mom and gaggle of female friends, think Joel McHale is simply one of the hottest men alive...full story

7 Video Game Predictions for 2010 and Beyond As we near the end of the aughts, most of the bright minds in gaming are focusing on what was. They're all over the best games of 2009 and the best games of the decade. Well that's fine, but we're looking forward. Whether Uncharted 2 was the best game of the year in 2009 won't matter with all the wacky advances in gaming on the way in the 2010's. With that in mind, here are 7 of our predictions for gaming in the next ten years...full story

Trunk Space Fest at Trunk Space The downtown Phoenix art gallery and performance venue was standing room only during the inaugural Trunk Space Fest on Saturday, December 26. The event helped raise funds to keep the space open and served as reunion of a few local bands and performance groups, including Uncle Sku's Clubhouse and The Dietrichs...see full story

Christmas at the Coach House Urbanites and holiday revelers flocked to the Scottsdale dive bar to celebrate the season amidst thousands of Christmas lights, tinsel, ornaments, and other decorations...see photos