See also: Phoenix Rockers Dynamite the Liberator Talk About What's Been Missing in the Valley Music Scene Alternative funk rockers, Dynamite the Liberator have become regulars around town. The fledgling quartet comprising singer Marcus Terrell Smith, guitarist John J. Yohimbe, bassist Rich Tokatyan ... More >>
Please do not disregard the NSFW tag. Beyond the initial candle-in-rectum story there's a good bit of male frontal nudity and some of the foulest language imaginable. The handwritten warning outside of this man's shop explains it best: This is the story of the world's most profane sandwich maker, ... More >>
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are back with more of the same garage soul that they do so well. Their loud personality and groovy James Brown-style outshine those of other bands in the genre. Frontman Joe Lewis spoke to Up On The Sun about why the group loves playing at clubs, having Bro ... More >>
Avtar Grewal, the native of India who came to town in March 2007, went to the Ahwatukee home of his estranged wife Navneet Kaur, and beat her to death, finally may have his day in a county courtroom.The equivalent of India's Supreme Court paved the way a few days ago for Grewal's long-awaited extrad ... More >>
If you drove to work this morning thinking the Valley looks hazier than usual, you're right -- and Canada's to blame.Mark Shaffer, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, tells New Times the haze isn't the usual smog that often blocks the mountainous scenery during the ... More >>
bustedtees.com Could be America's wallet, too.A Canadian financial institution released a survey saying one in five maple leaf-ers want to hop the border to live in the United States, and before you yell "border fence," consider their intent: they want to invest in America's housing market ... More >>
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Steve NashThis week's New Times feature about the imminent retirement of Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has received a lot of attention from local -- and national -- news outlets. A lot of people are saying the story is a hoax. But for many Suns fans, the news that their hero is leaving the ... More >>
Marianas TrenchThere's just something about Canada and pop-punk bands. Some of the most successful, teen-friendly groups to come out of our neighbor to the north embrace that sorta whiny, super-catchy sound, from Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 to Simple Plan and Hedley. Here's hoping Marianas Trench is ... More >>
A few hours ago, the Utah Supreme Court announced that it has reversed the 2007 criminal convictions against Warren S. Jeffs, the super-creepy messianic leader of an Arizona-based polygamous sect. We have written often in these pages about Jeffs and his sect, the Fundamentalist Church of J ... More >>
North of the border sonic nihilists eff stuff up
Kanye West and Lady Gaga are coming to U.S. Airways Center on November 10, the first date on their Fame Kills joint tour.Having been blown away by Kanye's last tour, I'm super excited, as you should be, even if that Taylor Swift stunt pissed you off, as it did Michael Lopez.Full concert dates bel ... More >>
The top act in Phoenix's garage rock scene, The Love Me Nots, has set a September 18 release date for their new record, Upsidedown Insideout, which they recorded at Mesa's Flying Blanket Recordings with the legendary Detroit-based producer Jim Diamond. (You can read my interview with Diamond, don ... More >>
That Format-size hole in the heart of Phoenix music fans is about to get a little healing. Fun, the new NYC-based project by The Format's Nate Ruess, with ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff, will embark on a 34-date tour with Manchester Orchestra tomorrow ... More >>
Songwriting duo Nate Ruess and Sam Means had enough of major-label drama, so now they're calling the shots
Disney parade of pooches
Polygamists continue to pipe big money to their fugitive prophet as their towns face financial ruin
Napolitano and Goddard exhibit cowardly conduct in the polygamy probe
The Salt Cellar
Letters from the week of July 17, 2003
There's fresh meat for the Reaper in Final Destination 2
The members of Sparta leave At the Drive-In, expectations and a so-called hiatus behind
Gray whales are leading tourists, conservationists and business operators on a rocky voyage toward economic and environmental salvation.
Dull-edged show at Mesa Contemporary Arts tries to cut the American lawn down to size
Singer-songwriter Neko Case and her musical pals bring country music out of the curio cabinet
Arizona's gay rodeo is one of the largest and most competitive in the country. And that's no bull.
Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? You'll do a double take now that CMH Records has given your '80s favorites a second look.
Canadian investors in a Phoenix-based company say they are victims of an international incident
Wronged Ashley Judd goes gunning for justice in Double Jeopardy
From the week of May 27, 1999
Tending an interstate rest area has its perks -- people usually aren't among them
he Combat Railfans celebrate the new year on the fright side of the tracks
Dazed and undistributed, engaging, locally produced Green lounges in layabout limbo
When is a bootleg not a bootleg? When it's "official." Howe Gelb explains why.
RECYCLING MADE EASY! PHOENIX PROGRAM SPOTLIGHTS CA ALCADE OF TRASH.
Don't get too excited, commuters. It's only a license plate--so far.
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