Things That Don't Suck in Phoenix This February

Things That Don’t Suck in Phoenix This February

It's Valentine's Day across the valley. Don't get distracted from sucking face by a sucky show! Stick with these recommendations if you want a fantastic and yawn-free February in Phoenix (and outlying areas.) Click fliers for links to events.j
Stop Calling Roosevelt Row an Arts District

Stop Calling Roosevelt Row an Arts District

Pete Petrisko tells us why it's NoMoRoRo. Calling Roosevelt Row an "Arts District" at this point might be the greatest bait-and-switch scheme Downtown Phoenix has ever witnessed.
How I Learned To Love Phoenix By Flirting With Seattle

How I Learned To Love Phoenix By Flirting With Seattle

A visit to Seattle reminds our writer about what's REALLY great about living in Phoenix.
Why Are the Names of Phoenix Suburbs So Shitty?

Why Are the Names of Phoenix Suburbs So Shitty?

The name Phoenix is nothing short of kickass, layered in meaning and metaphor. So why do all the other names for cities in Maricopa County fucking suck?
'The Last Phoenician' — Imagining Phx Lovecraft-Style

‘The Last Phoenician’ — Imagining Phx Lovecraft-Style

In the heart of this arid cradle once sprawled a city: a network of glass and steel that dared to defy the tyrant sun's will. Yet there came a time when the weeping earth did swallow all of mankind and its arrogance, while the great solar eye watched unblinking.
Loving the Blemish

Loving the Blemish

True to its perfect name, Phoenix is a risen city, one destined to destroy itself ad nauseum. Living here is pure defiance, not only to nature, but to reason.
Wait, So You Hate Phoenix?

Wait, So You Hate Phoenix?

Nope.
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Outer Space is Hosting a Open Synth/Noise Jam

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Rock Blotter — Herbert Walker is Warm, Catchy and Melodious

Rock Blotter — Herbert Walker is Warm, Catchy and Melodious

Warm and vibrant guitar riffs accompanied by melodic horns draw you in, while lyrically, it leaves you wanting more – and possibly curious to sit down and have a cup of coffee with the guys themselves to know the people behind the music.
Looking Back At PHX SUX's Previous Nights of Neuralgia

Looking Back At PHX SUX’s Previous Nights of Neuralgia

neuralgia [n(y)o͝oˈraljə] noun intense, typically intermittent pain along the course of a nerve, esp. in the head or face. PHX SUX has been throwing shows since we started, but our experimental noise Nights of Neuralgia (NON) have been the most popular by far. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights over the last...
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Alcest and The Body Brought Beauty And Destruction To Club Red

Our reviewer was on the scene to hear French black metal band Alcest rock Club Red with their moody, dreamy music.
"Chakra Khan" Lifts Our Spirits With Its Blunted Wisdom

“Chakra Khan” Lifts Our Spirits With Its Blunted Wisdom

Put away your prayer beds and meditation mats: HotRock SupaJoint's "Chakra Khan" guided meditation video will get you high enough to reach Nirvana.
Artist James B. Hunt On Death, Dreams, And CB Radio Drug Deals

Artist James B. Hunt On Death, Dreams, And CB Radio Drug Deals

We sat down to talk with prolific Phoenix artist James B. Hunt about CB radio, Current 93, treasure hunts, and being chased by cops during the Super Bowl.
Rock Blotter — Wax Castle Is Post Punk With Emphasis on Punk

Rock Blotter — Wax Castle Is Post Punk With Emphasis on Punk

Give your ears a tickle with Wax Castle. Catchy, dark, a bit like Agent Orange or Ceremony.
Juicy J Kicks Off His “RUBBA BAND BUSINESS” Tour And It's Exactly What You'd Expect

Juicy J Kicks Off His “RUBBA BAND BUSINESS” Tour And It’s Exactly What You’d Expect

Juicy J seemed aloof for most of his set, constantly pacing back and forth, trying to remember words from what seems like hundreds of songs that he had recorded and released, but he truly engaged the audience on some personal cuts towards the end.
Injury Reserve's "Floss" Is The Perfect Soundtrack For House Parties And Mosh Pits

Injury Reserve’s “Floss” Is The Perfect Soundtrack For House Parties And Mosh Pits

Local rap trio Injury Reserve have been turning heads and snapping necks on the national rap scene. Is their newest album a banger, or a bust? Bray Lawrence drops the needle on "Floss" to hear what these microphone fiends have to say.
"Tooth & Nail" Hammers The Human Body Into Strange New Shapes

“Tooth & Nail” Hammers The Human Body Into Strange New Shapes

"Tooth & Nail," the newest exhibit at Modified Arts, brings together the work of two prolific artists. Our correspondent swings by to see if it's got some bite.