Cultural Death Knell

Goth Boy Clique 4evr: Lil Peep Remembered

New School rapper Lil Peep died Wednesday night in Arizona. Our desert hellscape has claimed the life of a rising artist, who was an inspiration to the misanthropes and outcasts living under this rock of a city.
Downtown Phoenix Protest of Donald Trump (live coverage by PHX SUX)

Downtown Phoenix Protest of Donald Trump (live coverage by PHX SUX)

Do you think the 45th president is enabling fascism even more than former heads of state have? We at PHX SUX see the argument, and have some reporters on the street today. Stay safe out there…   As of 4:00 AZ TIME:   As of 5:00 AZ TIME As of 5:40 AZ TIME Protesters on...
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....
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.
Going Underground: On Oakland & Why We Need D.I.Y. Spaces Now More Than Ever

Going Underground: On Oakland & Why We Need D.I.Y. Spaces Now More Than Ever

What should D.I.Y. spaces do, in the wake of the horrific Ghost Ship tragedy in Oakland? One of our writers shares his thoughts on a possible way forward.
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.
Three Birds In Flight or The Pied Piper of Roosevelt Row?

Three Birds In Flight or The Pied Piper of Roosevelt Row?

Whenever a natural disaster comes, the animals are the first to flee. Maybe the caged bird sings because ‘Merica?
RPM Orchestra's New Video Addresses Trolley Museum Closure

RPM Orchestra’s New Video Addresses Trolley Museum Closure

Written using 1920's slang, the song fits in well with RPM's diesel punk aesthetic, which includes creative uses for contact mics, scoring silent films, and dressing the part: like a Great Gatsby extra.
Fuck This Hillary Clinton Car From Bisbee

Fuck This Hillary Clinton Car From Bisbee

Look at this piece of shit car we saw in Bisbee. Kinda illustrates a lot wrong with that town: rich white people that think they're creative.