Backstreet Boys

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: From Bad to Worse

    At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.This week, we've found that it can always get worse -- especially when it com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    One Direction Is Coming to Phoenix in 2014

    One Direction is probably coming to Phoenix at some point in 2014. I've been following an account called @1DNeedstheheat for the better part of the year, which is how I know, but Live Nation has officially begun teasing the boy band event of 2014, and pretty soon you're going to hear about it whethe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    The 9 Things You Do In Rock and Roll Heaven

    Like most American children, I was indoctrinated into the Christian tribe. In case you somehow aren't familiar with the mythology, one of the main ideas is that if you do what the book says, you'll go to a place called heaven. Now, the book doesn't lay it out very clearly, so my God-fearing mother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Backstreet Boys - Comerica Theatre - 9/6/2013

    Backstreet BoysComerica TheatreSeptember 6, 2013 The Backstreet Boys have been in comeback mode--yes, I know the album’s called Never Gone--for almost 10 years now. I don’t think we spend enough time thinking about how weird that is. When bitter rivals *NSYNC made their comeback at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Nick Carter: We Did Not Want Backstreet Boys Dolls

    by Darryl Smyers 20 years ago, The Backstreet Boys were unleashed on an unsuspecting American public and the "boy band" phenomenon of the late '90s was officially under way. Inspired partly by the great doo-wop groups of the '50s and partly by the R&B of the '90s, Nick Carter and the rest of the bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2013

    NSYNC Reunion Confirmed By Verified Twitter Account, Because The Internet is Ridiculous

    God, the internet is weird. Also *NSYNC fans, but mostly the internet. Just days after Lance Bass's non-denial an *NSYNC reunion at Sunday's VMAs was confirmed, in this order, by Joey Fatone's dad and the opening of a verified Twitter account in their name. , which immediately drew 67,000 followers. ... More >>

  • Film

    July 18, 2013
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    May 15, 2013

    Backstreet Boys, ZZ Top, and More Announce Phoenix Shows

    Earlier in May, Justin Timberlake announced he would be coming through Phoenix on his enormous solo tour, which set off a concert-excitement bomb the likes of which hadn't been seen since -- well, since those Prince shows, I guess, even earlier in May. More recently, the Backstreet Boys announced th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Jill Bryan, What Are You Listening To?

    Jill Bryan The comedian hosts Stand-Up Live's Comedy Gold showcase and radio's "What A Mouth." Check out for upcoming shows and events! When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KMLE Country, 107.9-FM. I'm a big fan of T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    One Direction, Comerica Theatre, 6/10/12 (VIDEO)

    One Direction Comerica Theatre Sunday, June 10, 2012 See also: One Direction: Beautiful Lyrics Meet Breathtaking Photos See also: Can You Explain One Direction? No, Seriously Having a crush as a tween girl is sort of like being addicted to drugs: only the object of your affection will satiate you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Can You Explain One Direction? No, Seriously

    I can't even start writing this blog without thinking about what an utter hypocrite I am. When I was 12, I obsessed with the Backstreet Boys. I may or may not have wished my Nick Carter poster a good night as I went to sleep. I felt like their music spoke to me the same way Fleet Foxes or Sufjan St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Tough Songs For Tough Mudder

    Some tough mudder in Colorado, 2011​This weekend sees two very different fitness events: Sunday's Rock 'N' Roll Marathon (with performances from a variety of bands, including The B-52s) and one day earlier at Mesa Proving Grounds, the Tough Mudder, described on the event's official website as ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    NKOTBSB at US Airways Center, 6-30-11

    Photos by Luke HolwerdaNKOTBSB gets beamed down to the US Airways Center stage.​REVIEW BY MELISSA FOSSUM AND DANIEL RAVEN New Kids On the Block and Backstreet Boys have grown up a bit since their heydays on MTV and the music charts, and so have their fans. But that hasn't stopped the bands fr ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block Form One Gigantic Supergroup of Suck and Schedule US Airways Center Gig in June

    PHOENIX - (June 30, 2011) After nearly two decades of hosting concerts and sporting events, the US Airways Center was completely and utterly destroyed this evening by what is being described as a "gigantic black hole of suck." According to witness reports, at approximately 7:30 p.m. this eveni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Dec. 6 In Blogs: Crafting, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Four Loko, and Andrew Thomas

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Lady Gaga, Rise Against, Disturbed Join Korn's BP Boycott. Oh, Yes, and Creed Too!

    ​When news of Korn's boycott of BP broke last week it sorta looked like a joke. I mean, at first, it was pretty much just marble-mouthed Jonathan David, his band and fellow 90s-refugees Backstreet Boys.Now, well, the lineup is not awesome or anything, but it's getting better. One huge, relevant ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 6/17 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a box in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Did Insane Clown Posse really cancel a show at Marquee Theatre when their shipment of Faygo soda failed to sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    The Backstreet Boys Are Boycotting BP? Because Korn Suggested It? Really?

    ​Weird: The Backstreet Boys have announced a boycott of BP because of the massive oil spill.Weirder: Korn instigated this.Actually, maybe not so weird: These band will forever be linked in the realm of "shitty music that should have failed to exist in any form after the big ball dropped on The Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    June 10 In Blogs: The Backstreet Boys, Joe Arpaio, Japanese Stacking Coffee Mugs, Casey Moore's, and Child Molestors

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Vitamin String Quartet and Other New Releases

    ​There sure are a lot of greatest-hits albums out today, including ones from Backstreet Boys and Mariah Carey, but what is most exciting in this week's new releases is Vitamin String Quartet's Death Cab for Cutie tribute album, Ghost.On the record, listeners will find a selection of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Looking for a Laugh? The Backstreet Boys Have You Covered

    I admit, I was a huge Backstreet Boys fan back in the day. I attended every concert, bought every CD, wore their T-shirt and wrote them fan mail. That's why it saddens me that their latest music video, "Bigger," made me laugh really hard, and not in a good way.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Dookie and the Peak of Profitable Cheap Plastic, Not Music or Culture

    One of the things I like most about New Times Music Editor Martin Cizmar is disagreeing with him. We've had some fun arguments and discussions on music, culture, the role of the press and even Eazy E. Which is why I felt compelled to write this post completely and unequivocally disagreeing with his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    MSTRKRFT, Dim Mak Have an Interesting Week

    It should come as no surprise to know that in today's music scene, albums are leaked months before their release date. Ever since Napster became all the rage and the MP3 format made world domination a feasible notion in the latter half of the 90's, bands have been seeing the promotional copy of thei ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
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    November 21, 2008

    Backstreet Boys Canceled

    By Martin Cizmar I sure would hate to be a bartender at the Chandler TGI Friday’s tonight: The Backstreet Boys show at Dodge Theatre this evening has been canceled – CANCELED – at the last minute. Due to illness. “The Backstreet Boys and Live Nation sincerely apologize for any inconvenienc ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2008
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    March 16, 2006

    An Albatross

    Loud, with scattered nudity and unconsciousness

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Burning the Faithful

    New copy-protected CDs screw over the only honest customers the music industry has left

  • Culture

    October 27, 2005

    Snap Shots

    Contemporary sampler platter

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    The Thrifty Ear

    Spend nothing on music this week

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Puffy AmiYumi

    Tasty duo says "Hi Hi"

  • Culture

    November 27, 2003

    Boy Oh Boy Bands

    Stray Cat Theatre's paean to bubblegum music hits a flat note

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Critics VS 2002: Rebuilding From Ash

    2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose

  • Music

    April 4, 2002


    In Search of N*E*R*D (Virgin)

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Small World

    Radio Disney feeds the new pop underground with music for tweens

  • Film

    April 12, 2001

    Kitten Caboodle

    Josie and the Pussycats isn't a movie; it's a marketing meow mix

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Musiq Soulchild

    Aijuswanaseing (Def Soul)

  • Dining

    July 13, 2000

    Valley del Soul

    Say "Amen," brothers and sisters, for soul food served in south Phoenix and Scottsdale

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Pop Tarts

    'N SYNC's Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears live and love at the top of the pops. Or do they?

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Music Showcase 2000

    48 locals have their run of the Mill

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Honk If You're Gay, Dad

    Is the UK's Gay Dad a nurturing rock patriarch or the Pop that embarrasses you in front of your friends?

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Hit Me, Baby, One More Time

    Jimmy Eat World gets some Rolling Stone-size love from Blink-182

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Seizing the yesterday with Warrant's Jani Lane

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Live From New York

    Saturday Night Live and DreamWorks Records team up for two not-ready-for-prime-time compilations

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    The Journey

    Markus Schulz's growing DJ empire has been a lifetime in the making

  • Music

    September 16, 1999
  • Culture

    July 8, 1999

    My Left Footloose

    When bad movie musicals become worse stage presentations

  • News

    June 3, 1999
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