B.J. Rosenberg

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    November 21, 2014

    How to Make a Pitcher of Martinis for Your Thanksgiving Party

    As I look at the calendar, I realize that my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is sneaking up on me faster than I'd care to know. The refrigerator is getting filled with all manner of tasty treats, and soon the house will be full of food and friends. With all the madness of Thanksgiving merriment, fo ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Cartel Coffee Lab Gets National Attention in New Square Ad

    Maybe one of the first times we were ever exposed to the Square P.O.S. system was at Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe. This was before the Scottsdale or downtown Phoenix locations of the coffee shop ever existed and our signature on the iPad screen looked like a toddler tried to order a large cold brew on ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Pie Social 2014: Celebrity Baker Spots Are Going Fast! Grab Yours Now.

    Fall is upon us. Have you figured out your Halloween costume yet? More important, are you thinking about pie? Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row are hosting the fifth annual Pie Social on Saturday, November 15 from 2 to 5 at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at 2nd Street and Roosevelt. Our celebr ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014
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    September 4, 2014

    Check out the Massive, All-Local Lineup for the Arizona Hip Hop Festival

    On October 18 at Comerica Theatre, more than 80 Arizona emcees, DJs and performers will get together for what must be the largest local hip-hop show ever thrown, Arizona Hip Hop Festival. This staggering undertaking is the brainchild of JustUs Samuel, the rapper and founder of Respect the Undergrou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Five Places to Eat in Southern California: San Gabriel Valley Edition

    This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town. California is the land of the plentiful -- plentiful in its ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Pop Music Gets its Day at Trunk Space

    The Trunk Space in Phoenix is geared toward many musical audiences that are fans of punk rock and experimental bands. Mullarkey, Trunk Space's volunteer booking agent, who declined to give a first or last name, says that many of the upcoming shows are from bands reaching out to the venue to play. ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    5 Must-See Concerts This Weekend, 6/6 - 6/8

    Who says live music slows down during the summer? This weekend, catch anything from local pop music to weirdo rappers to top-notch EDM producers. You can always check our comprehensive concert listings for many more options as well.

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    June 5, 2014
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    May 8, 2014
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    May 1, 2014

    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic - Marquee Theatre - 4/30/2014

    George Clinton is 72 years old and he rocked a two-hour set at Tempe's Marquee Theatre Wednesday night. He had to stop to take a couple sitdowns throughout the set, but when I'm 72, if I can perform for 15 minutes I'll call it a Roman triumph. The man is just absolutely impressive as a songwriter an ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2014
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    April 17, 2014

    How Chromeo's Patrick Gemayel Broke His Wrist in Phoenix

    Since Chromeo's formation almost a decade ago, they have become a leader in dance music with their innovative, modern take on funk. Most notably, the band's third album, 2010's Business Casual, released hits like "Hot Mess" and "Don't Turn the Lights On." Chromeo's fourth studio album, White Women, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    5 Things Your Server Really Doesn't Want You To Do

    Everyone who plans on ever dining out should be forced to serve, at least for a month or two. Then maybe folks would have a little more compassion for the fine ladies and gentlemen who take care of them from the greasy spoon diners to the upscale steakhouses. While we don't expect y'all to rush out ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    A Few Ways 2014 Could Help Make Hip Hop Less Terrible

    Note: in his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope year -- at least for me, anyway, and truth be told, that's all I really care about becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Vintage Phoenix Q&A: Arizona's Unofficial Music Historian John Dixon

    You know him as Johnny D., as in Mostly Vinyl with Johnny D., the radio program on KWSS that celebrates rare and obscure soul and funk. But John Dixon is also an obsessive collector of recorded music -- mostly on vinyl -- as well as a record producer, a former A&R man, and a musician. Besides infusi ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013
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    September 26, 2013
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    September 26, 2013
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    September 26, 2013
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    September 4, 2013

    Pie Social 2013 Call for Entries for Roosevelt Row and Chow Bella's Fourth Annual Event

    Open your pie holes, Phoenix. Here we come! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row are looking for entries in the professional baker category of our contest -- and don't worry, as usual there will be an opportunity for everyone to make and eat pie. We've got the date and location, so get out your calendar - ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013
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    July 18, 2013
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    June 22, 2013

    Two New Collections Unearth Arizona's Rock and Roll Past

    Think back on a gig you saw six or seven years ago, and about how much the landscape in our fair city has physically changed since. Now try imagining a gig from 46 or 47 years ago, and how much history has been paved over--then you'll get some idea of the amount of digging Arizona music historian Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Mascot Records, Mike Condello Celebrated with New Albums, Record Release Party

    Even the most ardent music fans have a skewered impression of Phoenix's early rock musical landscape. It starts with Sanford Clark and Marty Robbins, then you cross a whole spread of barren desert 'til you get to Lee Hazlewood and Duane Eddy, and then nothing until the early rumblings of Waylon Jenn ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013
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    May 30, 2013

    Phoenix This Weekend: Gay Kiss and St Ranger Get Ready to Tour

    [The Valley is a big place, and it puts out more interesting music than we could ever hope to cover. Every week or so, Mike Bogumill will use this space to cover a little more of it. This week: Gay Kiss's birthday party, St Ranger's upcoming tour, and a look back at last weekend's P.O.P. Convention. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Bowler Logs Six Perfect Games During League Season in Sun City West

      A retired police chief from Montana racked up six perfect games of bowling during his league season in Sun City West. Greg Waldon, who retired last year from the Belgrade Police Department and bowls in a pro senior circuit, accomplished the feat in three different leagues bet ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009 Returns

    Looks like AZPunk's not dead after all. The infamous local website was reborn last week with a completely new look after taking a year-long hiatus from the Internet. For those of you unfamiliar with AZPunk, it functioned as an information resource and meeting ground for P-Town's punk and hardcore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Citrus Cafe Owner Arrested for Credit Card Theft

    April Fool's Day was a week ago, so I guess the news is no joke: Citrus Cafe's current owner, Andrew Paparella Jr., was arrested by the Chandler P.D. for allegedly stealing customers' credit card info to order things online and then re-sell them on eBay, reports The Trib. Un-freaking-believabl ... More >>

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    April 4, 2009

    Country Thunder 2009: Where My 'Necks At?

    I've spent the last year telling everyone who'll listen that Country Thunder is the premier music festival in Arizona. Whether you like country music or not, you should recognize that compared with any other festival in the state Country Thunder's acts are bigger, the crowd crazier, the part wilder. ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Coming Soon: Barrio Cantina & Grill

    No wonder there were rumors. A couple months ago, I'd heard that the acclaimed Barrio Cafe was moving to Paradise Valley, and I just wasn't buying it. Come on -- can you see chef-owner Silvana Salcido Esparza, a pierced and tattooed CenPho gal, leaving her 16th Street digs? Nuh uh. She tells me th ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Brew Review: That Victory Sip

    We've made no secret here at New Times who we're pulling for in the match-up between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers this Super Bowl Sunday. Chances are if you're reading this, you're pulling for the Cardinals despite jumping on the bandwagon only after they won the NFC championsh ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Barrio Cafe Moving to Paradise Valley?

    In short, the answer is a definite no. That's according to Barrio Cafe's own website, which currently has a can't-miss-it notice to Barrio friends: "After many phone calls from our customers and friends, we just wanted to set the record straight.  WE ARE NOT MOVING TO PARADISE VALLEY!We are st ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Lit At The Edge 103.9's Third Thursday on Dec. 18

    Since debuting last year, The Edge 103.9's monthly Third Thursday free concert series has featured headliners that easily fall into one of two categories: burgeoning and innovative indie-style bands or old-and-busted '90s has-beens and one-hit wonders. Last night's event along Craftsman Court in Sc ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    Budget Beat: Lil' Mama's Soul Café

    By Jay Bennett I can never eat a "regular" pancake again after trying a few bites of the sweet potato pancakes at Lil' Mama's Soul Cafe, a little storefront eatery on Seventh Avenue halfway between Indian School and Camelback roads. The missus and I ducked into this unassuming little strip-mall jo ... More >>

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    May 30, 2008

    Wanna be in a music video?

    If you’ve always had a yen to be in a music video (and don’t have any plans tonight), L.A. pop songstress Lauren Briant will be holding an open casting call for her upcoming video tonight from 9 to 11 p.m. at Jackrabbit Supper Club, 4280 North D ... More >>

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    April 21, 2008

    Local Label Spotlight: Renaissance Records

    Many people in P-town are transplants who’ve made the trek from elsewhere to try and build a better life here in the Valley of the Sun. Some people, like John W. Edwards, bring their booming indie businesses with them. This week, we’d like to give a Local Label Spotlight shout-out to Edwards’ ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Podcast: Black Carl

    Let's dispense with the written description and let you listen for yourself. Ya dig?

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    March 18, 2008

    Southbyscurvy: The Best of SxSW

    Well, I managed to survive another fun and frantic SxSW festival. While I'm laid up at home recovering, I thought I'd bring you some of the highlights from this year's fest.

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    March 14, 2008

    Random Acts: P.D.A. at Chuggin’ Monkey

    When walking down 6th Street at 4 p.m. on a Friday during SxSW, pedestrians hear all sorts of music spilling out of the clubs. Sometimes they peek inside, sometimes they stop for a brief moment, and oftentimes, they just keep walking. Today, there was a performer at the Chuggin’ Monkey that not on ... More >>

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    February 15, 2008

    Party Like It’s 1979: George Clinton and P-Funk at Marquee Theatre on Wednesday, February 13

    A guitarist wearing nothing but an oversized diaper. A white girl sporting a cat costume, then later, roller skating around stage with a fake fire extinguisher. A fit specimen of a man wearing a white fur coat. And an old dude in a peacock-esque headdress who can still bring the P-Funk. These were ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    SMACKDOWN! Judge Edward Burke bitchslaps Dennis Wilenchik & Andrew Thomas.

    The iron fist in the velvet glove: Smoothie Judge Burke crushes the C.A. and Wilenchik's 10.1 motion like it was an empty Pepsi can. In a quick ruling on yesterday's 10.1 hearing in which County Attorney Candy Thomas' well-paid attack schnauzer Dennis "Demon Dog" Wilenchik asked for Judge Timothy ... More >>

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    August 28, 2007

    Genesis P-Orridge's pre-concert slam of Michele De LaFreniere...

    I know P-Orridge was feeling a lot more mellow after the show, but the following press release sent to me this morning via PTV spokesperson Howard Wuelfing reflects P-Orridge's frustration at that point in the evening prior to the gig. It's unclear what happened at The Sets, and why it led to a move ... More >>

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    August 25, 2007

    PSYCHIC TV SHOW BACK ON @ THE SETS! (Entry updated with press release from Genesis P-Orridge.)

    The power of P-Orridge compels you: Psychic TV icon Genesis P-Orridge plans to land the mothership in Tempe. Promoter William "Fucking" Reed has just announced that the Psychic TV show will go forward at The Sets in Tempe. Same date: 8/27/07. Doors open at 8 p.m., with Psychic TV to ascend the stag ... More >>

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    August 20, 2007

    Irony gone nuclear: One week from today, Psychic TV transforms Anderson's Fifth Estate into androgyny central.

    PTV3: Genesis P-Orridge is in the center of the pile. In what may prove to be one of the most ironic club happenings in the history of Arizona, and perhaps the nation, the legendary Psychic TV, fronted by aesthetic genius and transgender icon Genesis P-Orridge, will next Monday, August 27 play And ... More >>

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    June 26, 2007

    Graffiti's still dope and all the laws against it only make it more so.

    Sending out an SOS...? Everyone knows Phoenix is a sucky town for graffiti. It shouldn't be that way, but it is. Not to say there aren't some really talented writers, taggers, piecers and straight-up artists out there. The Mac comes to mind on the mural/street-art tip, though I think he just does l ... More >>

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    February 7, 2007

    Hump Day Honey #2: Cookie Monster Imagine munching out on this Cookie... Please forgive. Late getting this post up due to technical difficulties. But we seem to be back in the saddle now. This week, our Wednesday wench is a pyromaniac in the sack with men and women alike, and oh don't I wish I ... More >>

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    January 24, 2007

    Mo' Blunted

    P.O.S. I've said it many times before, but I'm compelled to continue preaching that the Blunt Club is the best club night ever in town for real underground hip-hop. DumperFoo and his homeys keep proving it, week after week. Rather than dropping some names every week I figured I'd give y'all a heads ... More >>

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    November 10, 2006

    A whiff of Weimar-era Berlin...

    As DJ Squalor would say, "Don't not be there..." I've never made a secret of my slavish admiration for the crew that produces the insane industrial-noise soiree known as Sadisco. I assure you, my devotion is much deserved. For three years pervy pied pipers Toby Heidebrink and Donnie Burbank ha ... More >>

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