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dent's 'Tweaker' Is Agitated Garage Rock At Its Best

dent’s ‘Tweaker’ Is Agitated Garage Rock At Its Best

Garage rock bands are a dime a dozen and Phoenix's music scene is no exception to this plague. But every once in a while a gem comes along—in this case, dent—that reminds you why you fell in love with this genre in the first place.
Citrus Clouds Fight Heat Plague With Desert Gaze

Citrus Clouds Fight Heat Plague With Desert Gaze

It’s not just obvious tracks like ‘Sun In My Eyes’ or ‘Monsoon Daze’—there’s something about even the reference to palm trees on ‘Shapes and Things’ or the blinding sun on ‘It's You That I Find’ that reminds you of Phoenix.
Adios, Sunshine

Adios, Sunshine

Our editor-in-chief is leaving the Valley of the Spun for some shithole in California. Here's what that means for the future of PHX SUX. (Spoiler: We're not going anywhere.)
Rachel Goodwin's 'BAGGAGE' Was Like A [BLANK] in a [BLANK] Store

Rachel Goodwin’s ‘BAGGAGE’ Was Like A [BLANK] in a [BLANK] Store

This satirical exhibit dares you to explore the ritual of buying absolute bullshit by inviting you to actually buy absolute bullshit. The only thing lacking from this retail experience was a pimply, depressed teenager sulking at a cash register.
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.
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.
Scenes from Tucson's Revenge at Trunk Space (Plus, A Killer House Show)

Scenes from Tucson’s Revenge at Trunk Space (Plus, A Killer House Show)

It's like The Trunk Space never left. But it did. And its absence sucked.
Things We Learned At Lounge And Learn

Things We Learned At Lounge And Learn

One thing we learned: humans have two brains: the mind brain, which is normally occupied with when's lunch and what's on tv and then there's the sex brain, which is located in the navel and is focused on, well, you know.
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?
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.