By Britney Vargas |Staff Writer| With four successful albums behind them, French band Phoenix takes a chance with their newly released album Bankrupt!, creating a surprisingly different sound. Prior to the release of their fourth album Phoenix was just an underground band desperately trying to make it big, despite their long, but dedicated run in the music industry. In an interview with Jason LipSchultz for BillboardBiz, guitarist/keyboardists Laurent Brauncowitz said "our strategy was to always try and keep the same direction through out all those years, and at some point, the wheel of fortune stopped at this position." Although not typically mainstream music, Phoenix won … [Read more...] about Phoenix strike it rich with Bankrupt!
By R. Anthony Diaz |Asst. Features Editor| Despite the controversial politics set by the governor and legislature in Arizona, the state holds many beautiful wonders that are worth experiencing. Whether standing next to a cliff that enters the Earth’s core in the Grand Canyon or counting the hundreds of color variations in a single sunset, this is a place where you can revamp your soul. This is one of the few states where you can actually experience the desert’s heat, the cooling of a lake and the enjoyment of fresh snow. Although it would be nearly impossible to do all three in one day, these places are for those on a mission. One of the best spots for fun in the sand are the … [Read more...] about Diaries of a Jetsetter – A guy’s guide to getting lost in Arizona