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"My Baby's Fun Had Gone": How The Labyrinth Soundtrack Saved Bowie From A Decade Of Sucking

“My Baby’s Fun Had Gone”: How The Labyrinth Soundtrack Saved Bowie From A Decade Of Sucking

The "Labyrinth" soundtrack is back out on vinyl for the first time since its release in 1986. We take a look back at the album and the positive impact it had on Bowie during his time in the Zeitgeist's "doghouse".
Beat The Heat With Girlpool's Cool New Album

Beat The Heat With Girlpool’s Cool New Album

Looking to beat the heat next Tuesday? Dip into something cool with the music of Girlpool. We take a look at their new album to see if it beats the dreaded sophomore slump.
"The Goblin King's City" Is Full Of Dance, Magic, and "Magic Dance"

“The Goblin King’s City” Is Full Of Dance, Magic, and “Magic Dance”

Here's another reason why PHX DOESN'T suck: local artists can pull off a kick-ass "Labyrinth" stage musical. Here's one show that won't get its head dipped in the Bog of Eternal Stench.
The Satanic Temple on Menstruatin' With Satan And Messin' With Texas

The Satanic Temple on Menstruatin’ With Satan And Messin’ With Texas

We sat down with representatives from The Satanic Temple's Arizona Chapter to find out more about their "Menstruatin' With Satan" and what else the Temple's got cooking in their cauldron.
"Empire" State Of Mind: A Conversation With Exploded View's David Sherman

“Empire” State Of Mind: A Conversation With Exploded View’s David Sherman

The Exploded View Microcinema will be hosting a rare screening of Andy Warhol's 8-hour film "Empire". We talked to Microcinema co-founder David Sherman about the film and the history of his experimental space.
If Punk Is Dead, "Please Kill Me" Shows Us Where The Bodies Are Buried

If Punk Is Dead, “Please Kill Me” Shows Us Where The Bodies Are Buried

"Please Kill Me", the granddaddy of music oral histories, is back out in a brand new, expanded edition. We took a close look at this classic to see if it still's got the goods, 20 years later.
Jaime J. Soto Bares All on Selena, Stagecraft, and Ska

Jaime J. Soto Bares All on Selena, Stagecraft, and Ska

Jaime J. Soto will be performing on Monday night at the Tucson Noise Symposium. We talked to him about what it's like to do sexually charged material as a performance artist/musician, and the liberating power that comes from baring yourself to the public in more ways than one.
"Metropolitan" and The Indiscreet Charm Of The Bourgeois

“Metropolitan” and The Indiscreet Charm Of The Bourgeois

EDITOR’S NOTE: Harkins Valley Art (on Mill Ave) is hosting a free screening of “Metropolitan” this evening at 7pm. Director Whit Stillman will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. In honor of this rare (and rad) occurence, we’re taking a look back at this gem of early 90’s cinema. “The cha cha is no...
Peelander-Z Made Every Band In The World Look Lazy Last Night

Peelander-Z Made Every Band In The World Look Lazy Last Night

I’ve never felt more relieved not to be a musician than after seeing Peelander-Z live tonight at Valley Bar. Walking away after the show, with my ears still ringing, my mind was reeling from the utterly unhinged spectacle that the color-coded quartet had just put on. They had set the performance bar so incredibly high...
Fade Away and Radiate: The Phoenix Burn Grows Cold

Fade Away and Radiate: The Phoenix Burn Grows Cold

EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos in this piece were shot by Lauren Karp. Last weekend was the 29th Art Detour, and I couldn’t have given less of a shit about it. In past years, it was an exciting prospect: a chance to roam around the downtown scene, reconnect with folks, and see what they’re up to....