There's a lot of Steve Hunter in your CD collection. If you read the four-point type, you'll see that he's played (with and without guitar buddy Dick Wagner) on three of Lou Reed's most revered RCA albums and over a half-dozen Alice Cooper albums, as well as albums by Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, B ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. In case you missed it, Google commemorated the 78th birthday of electronic music pioneer, Bob Moog, with a wicked-cool doodle earlier this week. Moog left his mark on the w ... More >>
James KingYour caption hereLast week, we asked our readers to offer suggestions for a caption for the above photo we snapped of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at last week's Elvis-themed panty party at Tent City for New Times' You Write the Caption contest.Once again, you didn't disappoint.W ... More >>
Kara RoschiKara Roschi The local artist is co-owner of Practical Art. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I am proud to be car-free! But when I did have one, it was NPR in the afternoons, KSLX in the evenings ('specially Gettin' the L ... More >>
If only the record came with a copy of the letter Lane Dawson's writing... Welcome of Obscuro, a new weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attentio ... More >>
The former Johnny Rotten.It seems these days lots of folks want a chance to record or perform Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. The Flaming Lips have been known to take on the project on occasion. Now, John Lydon (formerly known as Johnny Rotten) is talking about an unsp ... More >>
Faboo book chronicles connections with female stars
Better than: That one time, at band camp. Five things that truly blow my mind (in descending order): 5. Plexiglass. 4. Why the plural of "fax" isn't "fux." 3. Nostrils. 2. The idea that our whole universe could be the product of a "cosmic defect." 1. March Fourth Marching Ban ... More >>
Every week, we're going to be reviewing a music DVD. We kick off with Twisted Sister's The Video Years...Twisted Sister used to scare the shit out of me. When I was 8 years-old, I would lay on my bunk bed in the dark, blasting the Under the Blade album, imagining that huge, leather ... More >>
This bawdy bluebird ponders a tranny's package, plays politics with firefighters, and poops a load all over PHX scenester Brodie Hubbard
When "gay bash" does not mean "festive party"
The Sunday Night "She-Lounge" at E-Lounge
Pollack Cinemas snags indie flicks
Drag diva Barbra Seville and her ab-fab cross-dressing queens vamp the night away at Wink's.
By Luke Y. Thompson and Gregory Weinkauf
Local poster boys for gay marriage want it all
Chowing down in Cave Creek with the choreographer to the stars.
By Carrie Borzillo (Thunder's Mouth Press)
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched . . . and watched
What Women Want is a movie that's better than this two-hour advertisement
The newly rediscovered Burt Bacharach has a history most fans have never even heard about
They threw lavish raves, had endless expense accounts and traveled the world. Then the attorney general crashed the party.
Valley of the Sun Gay and Lesbian Community Center's "2000 Night of Comedy"
Trailer-park culture unhitched in lowbrow Drowning Mona
Misguided Isn't She Great plumbs the valley of the dull
Yearning for civil unrest from any '99 Grammy nominee
Lighter, brighter Fantasia update scores big
Ricky Martin's solo debut in Phoenix a sellout in more ways than one
You got The Knack a long time ago, but Doug Fieger thinks you need it again
Since 1968, the followers of the Reverend Roger Rudin had let him run their lives. But after his sudden death last month, the stunned congregation discovered they'd been pawns in a cruel game of deceit, hypocrisy and kinky sex.
Raucous Old Feeling is cookin' with crass
Valley remix wizards Markus Schulz and C.L. McSpadden give pop hits the face-lift they need to turn heads on the dance floor
WITH A WEALTH OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL, THE NEVILLE BROTHERS STILL BELIEVE RECYCLING MAKES CENTS