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The 10 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

Party in lingerie, catch living legends in concert or celebrated Woodstock's 50th birthday.

Scottsdale's Afro:Baile Records Preps Third Comp CD, Party

12 years ago by Martin Cizmar
Scottsdale's Afro:Baile Records will release their third Brazilian-tinted comp CD on September 19. The latest 12-song disc, I love Bossa Nova, has many styles of Bossa Nova, using 11 female vocalists, incorporating some jazz, soul, and acoustic elements for "a timeless groove." This vibrant compilation captures all the essence of...

5 Essential Pharoah Sanders Collaborations

4 years ago by Jason P. Woodbury
His ability to be one with the band and a singular force is one of Sanders’ most expressive qualities.

Arizona's Rep Way South of the Border? It Sucks!

9 years ago by Paul Rubin
Just back from a fast-pitch softball tournament in, of all places, the wildly endless sprawl known as Sao Paulo, Brazil. They say that about 20 million people live in Sao Paulo, which makes it one of the world's largest metropolitan areas. During "down time" from the games, which was about 90...

Not One To Be Outdone, SXSW Announces Initial 2010 Lineup

11 years ago by Michael Lopez
It seems like only yesterday that I announced Muse as a "confirmed" headliner for the 2010 Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival. What? It was only yesterday? Well then! Austin's annual SXSW Festival has just announced their initial 200 bands. The list is long and tedious, but a few standouts...

The Skinny: Battle of the Bulge at Tempe Marketplace

13 years ago by Wynter Holden
By Wynter Holden After visiting two reasonably healthful restaurants at Tempe Marketplace, I thought it would be fun to see how they compare in a Battle of the Bulge. In one corner of the ring, we have Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, weighing in at a hefty couple of brightly-lit rooms and...

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry: Even China Can't Shut Up the Artist/Gadfly

9 years ago by Karina Longworth
Chinese artist, activist, and antagonist Ai Weiwei became a worldwide cause célèbre last April when he was arrested by authorities at the Beijing Airport, detained in an undisclosed location for nearly three months, and released after allegedly confessing to tax evasion. The Sundance-feted documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry concludes shortly...

10 Favorite Street Art Sightings in Phoenix

9 years ago by Claire Lawton
Street art is (thankfully) on the rise in Phoenix. In the past few years, we've seen hearts pasted, mural projects started, huge dripping landscapes painted, and stencils galore mark the sidewalks and corners of the city. There's a beauty in artwork that's painted, pasted, stenciled onto the streets -- it's...

The 10 Best Art Exhibitions and Installations I Saw in Phoenix in 2012

8 years ago by Claire Lawton
As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to look back on some of the most interesting, exciting, and breathtaking art I had the pleasure of seeing throughout Arizona. From paintings and murals to exhibitions and installations, here are my top picks of 2012. See also: - Jason Woodbury's "10...

The 10 Best Brazilian Metal Bands

6 years ago by Alex Distefano
HibriaBrazil is the biggest country in South America. And aside from bikini waxes, famous soccer players, and BBQ meat served on swords, the country is also known for heavy metal music, of all varieties and subgenres, from death/grind to power metal. But, culturally, and politically, at the time of this...

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