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Big Time Mallin'- Phoenix New Times

There's light pop music piped in through the ceiling speakers at Paradise Valley Mall, but Donny Lang never really hears it. 'This particular mall has no music -- or it's so quiet and the ceiling's so high that I can ne

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Dance Dance Fever - Phoenix New Times

'JSB is here! Jason just saw him in the parking lot!' In the toy-castle-styled arcade building just east of the water park at Mesa's sprawling Golfland-Sunsplash amusement center, the news is passed above the din of bla

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Postcards From the Edge

Rudy Adler steps into the den of his parents' house, a sprawling, ranch-style home in an old-moneyed section of Paradise Valley, and pulls up some scanned digital photos on his PowerBook.
An assortmen...

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Kid Sharpton - Phoenix New Times

'No foolin', he got Jay-Z?' Jarrett Maupin II is hollering into his cell phone, pacing the hallway of the downtown office suite where the St. Mary's senior spends most of his time after school. 'Lord have mercy! That Re

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The Mile High Guys - Phoenix New Times

Rob, a newly divorced, 41-year-old SWM known to the online dating community by his Match.com screen name 'phxbuddy,' is 24,000 feet over Pocatello when it suddenly dawns on him: The only piece of identifying information

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Brainiacs - Phoenix New Times

It's just after school on a Tuesday, and Jacob, Chris, Sam and Mike are doing what they've done for the past 12 years: lying around in Jacob Verburg's living room playing video games and drinking Coke. 'It's been this w

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Quiet Riot - Phoenix New Times

There's a party going on Thursday nights at the Shaker Room -- if you're savvy enough to find the dance floor. The club, practically hidden across a patio and up a flight of stairs behind Martini Ranch, is, to begin wit

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Small World - - Music - Phoenix - Phoenix New Times

The sound comes popping and stuttering out of tinny-tiny speakers from all around, and underfoot. Glitchy, itchy beats blare from little HitClips micro boom boxes key-chained to bicycle handlebars and school backpacks.

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Belle du Jour- Phoenix New Times

Having just turned 19 in July, Michelle Branch hardly looks the part of an elder statesperson in a rock 'n' roll movement. But having scored the earliest success with a formula that's already been copied by a string of

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Bounce Back Blues - Phoenix New Times

When Survivalist became the first Arizona hip-hop group to crack Billboard's Top 10 Hot Rap Singles chart in 2001 with the aptly named 'Bounce,' its members felt they were strapped in for a rocket ride to Ballersville.

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Disturbed & Disturberer - Phoenix New ...

Behind every successful rock star today, it seems, stands a couple of lousy parents who couldn't care less. From Eminem's pill-popping momma to Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte's absentee dad to Staind frontman A

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High on the Hawg - Phoenix New Times

At one of Arizona Bike Week's vendor booths, sandwiched between tables hawking everything from Screamin' Eagle performance parts to leather-fringed halters, Beverly Allgood will pass out fliers for Vintages, a planned n

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Let It Ride - Phoenix New Times

Aaron Homoki, 15, beat out more than 1,500 entrants from around the country in an MTV skating competition tied to a promotion for this past summer's Lords of Dogtown picture. The northeast Phoenix teen is the polar oppo

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Mad Max - Phoenix New Times

'Destroy 'em down! Destroy 'em all! Downstroy!' It's a chilly Easter Sunday night in Vancouver. Max Cavalera and his band Soulfly are onstage churning out a massive wall of heavy metal thunder that, if not exactly power

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Small World - Page 1 - Music - Phoenix - Phoenix New Times

The sound comes popping and stuttering out of tinny-tiny speakers from all around, and underfoot. Glitchy, itchy beats blare from little HitClips micro boom boxes key-chained to bicycle handlebars and school backpacks.