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    October 31, 2013

    Here's How A GWAR Super Bowl Halftime Show Would End, According to GWAR

    By Jason Roche Recently a petition to have GWAR play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show went live on It's gotten nearly 46,000 signatures, but let's be honest: Even if it had 46 million, we doubt the NFL would let the costumed metallers perform on its biggest event of the year. (Too muc ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    11 of Our Favorite Martini Ranch Concerts

    Scottsdale's Martini Ranch is headed for the last roundup this weekend. As we reported last week, the Old Town concert hall/dance club/drinkery/hangout is gonezo after Sunday night as its owners are closing down the joint for good. Three straight nights of live music are scheduled to transpire, ho ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    By Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Fitz And The Tantrums - Crescent Ballroom - 8/4/13

    Fitz And The Tantrums August 4, 2013 Crescent BallroomFitz and the Tantrums were the first band I ever reviewed for Up on the Sun, so seeing them last night at Crescent Ballroom was a bit nostalgic. But the "whoa-factor" was definitely still there, from their energetic entrance forward. Everything ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Fitz And The Tantrums Is More Than Just A Dream

    Needless to say, my blonde roots were showing on the day of my chat with John Wicks from Fitz and The Tantrums. Being a native Texan and living in Arizona, where you never set the clock back, is bound to set anyone off eventually, when discussion of time-zones fall into place. Needless to say: I m ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Bruno Mars - US Airways Center - 7/31/13 (VIDEO)

    Bruno Mars US Airways Center July 31, 2013 It's so cool to see the American dream in action. Last night at US Airways Center, Bruno Mars played to a sold-out crowd at US Airways Center for his Moonshine Jungle Tour. About 20 years ago, he was a child performer in his dad's Hawaiian tribute band, pla ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Phoenix Suns' New Season Ticket Program Bundles Michael Buble, Michael Beasley

    This feels a little like Barnes and Noble offering combined subscriptions to Teen People and Adbusters because they're both in the magazine section, but I guess I can't fault the Phoenix Suns and US Airways Center for trying something new: The team is now offering a season ticket package that combin ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Without using a time-turner--and those things are dangerous--it's impossible to see every show in Phoenix every week. It's not even possible to see all five shows in this list. But I really don't think you should resort to time-travel. There'll be five more must-see shows this weekend, after all. ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    March 8, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    We're just a little bit biased about the best way to spend your weekend here in Phoenix. New Times' Carnaval Electrico with Cold War Kids, Mergence, Hanni El Khatib, and more, is clearly awesome, but get this: There's other cool things going on around town. No joke. Rampage Fest at the Sail Inn is k ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    February 11, 2013

    Grammy Awards 2013: Katy Clowns Bon Iver, Miguel Shows How It's Done, and Taylor Swift Dissed Her Ex

    The Grammys are a huge night for music fans. While we tend to shake our head and wonder how some of these artists won (ie. "Album of the Year"), it's entertaining to watch the live performances and keep fingers crossed for our favorite artists. fun. won big last night, sweeping up the "Song of the Y ... More >>

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    February 2, 2013

    Paul Oakenfold, Wild Knight, 2/1/13

    Paul Oakenfold @Wild Knight|2/1/13Even before veterans like Benny Benassi stepped foot into the EDM world, UK DJ Paul Oakenfold has been merging the world of pop and electronic music for four decades. He might not be the first name EDM fans name-drop when discussing their favorite DJs, but last nigh ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    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.

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    January 28, 2013

    Paul Oakenfold: Electronic Legend Says America Will Dominate the Next Wave of EDM

    DJ Paul Oakenfold holds the distinction of being one of the first electronic superstars. He's been performing and mixing since 1980, and he's not planning on spending his 33rd year in the business chilling out: In addition to his recent work with Madonna and Bruno Mars, he's scheduled to perform at ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Our 10 Favorite Martian Songs in Honor of Curiosity

    Ever since Curiosity survived the seven minutes of terror and landed on Mars last Sunday, we continue to be fascinated by the rover's pictures. Last week the device, which looks like it could be Wall-E's cousin, took a cool black and white panoramic shot of the red planet. The environment kind of lo ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Here's The Heavy Metal Soundtrack to Your Sexcapades You've Been Looking For

    We might not all agree on musical taste, I mean, metal, indie rock, jazz, hip-hop, none of it is made for everyone, but I think we can all agree that there's really nothing so appealing as all-out sex appeal. Sex might not be the first thing you think of when you think of heavy rock, but it's in the ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    15 Songs to Light Up to on 4/20

    You never say an unkind word about the time. It's that time of year again. We hope you're stocked up on all of your supplies, namely munchies before you begin your 4/20 shenanigans. Whether you're lighting up at home or going to a party, we've got you covered with 15 songs about marijuana or gettin ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Mallory Kregle, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Mallory Kregle Kregle is one of the FOX Sports Arizona Girls. Check them out on Facebook here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Usually 104.7 KISS-FM. Other than that, I usually have my iPod plugged in. There's nothing like jamming ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Adele Won and Nicki Minaj Creeped; We Recap the Grammys

    ​If Adele could rap, she probably would have won that Grammy as well. Sunday night's Grammy Awards made for interesting viewing, with Adele's sweep, some amazing tributes, performances, and a downright weird and horrible showing from Nicki Minaj. Host LL Cool J opened up with a prayer for Whitne ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    The 10 Worst Songs of 2011 (So Far)

    ​It's hard to believe that the same year that brought the bone-chilling beauty of Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues and Bon Iver's self-titled release produced the musical pairing pictured above. Yes, Jack White and ICP, the combination that no one -- not their fans, not the critics, not even the Lo ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Chromeo at Marquee Theatre, 10/18/11

    Photos By Melissa Fossum​ Chromeo Marquee Theatre Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Often weekends leave me plagued by choice. There's always so much going on. Where do I go? What do I see? It's not the sort of thing that normally happens on a Tuesday. But last night provided a few concert options ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored

    ​Summer vacation is a wonderful thing, but once you reach the end of the internet, the prospect of going back to school starts to look good. Fall semester may be right around the corner, but there's still plenty of time to watch reruns and unlock all those stubborn Xbox achievements. Savor the ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    The Best Concert Photos of June 2011

    Luke HolwerdaBritney Spears at Arena​Yeah, we know. It's a little late. Somehow all the mojitos we consumed during the fourth at the massive haboob from last week, have us a little behind. Be that as it may, we're confident that even a cursory glance at the below photos will have yo ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Bruno Mars at Comerica Theatre, 6/15/11 (VIDEO)

    Photos by Maria VassettBruno Mars and his band at Comerica Theatre.​Bruno MarsJune 15, 2011Comerica TheatreWhat a long way Bruno Mars has come in the last 8 months since he's been to Arizona last. Back then, his single "Grenade" was just catching on, and he packed a sold-out Martini Ranch. Now, he ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    June 16 In Blogs: John Huppenthal, Calle 16 Mural Project, Bruno Mars, Thai Basil, 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:

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    March 25, 2011

    B.o.B. Burns Odd Future on 'No Future'

    ​A fresh rap rivalry is brewing! This time it's B.o.B. and Odd Future that are throwing down, according to Billboard.B.o.B. has just dropped his hot new diss track "No Future," in which he's quite adamant about standing his ground as an established rapper."Body blow, upper cut, I do more than brui ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Incoming: Arcade Fire, Talib Kweli, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe, John Vanderslice, Loudness

    Loudness​There's lots of big name acts in this week's just announced shows as the always-busy spring slate of shows are finally being announced. The huge Arcade Fire show was gleefully announced last Friday by Martin Cizmar, so I really need not write about the recent Album of the Year Grammy winn ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Lil' Kim Beheads Nicki Minaj on New Mixtape Cover

    ​Nicki Minaj is dead to Lil' Kim, according to Idolator.When will these chicks stop ripping each other off? Nicki Minaj's whole character is partially modeled after and influenced by Lil' Kim. If Lil' Kim can't be the bad chick on the block then someone had to replace her, and Nicki Minaj came alo ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    A Recap of the 2011 Grammy Awards: A Quick, Easy Guide to What Happened

    Dan MacMedan, USA TodayNicki Minaj, doing what she does best: always trying to get attention.​The 2011 Grammy Awards kept things classy this year: There wasn't even a single mention of Ke$ha during the entire show!Good job, Grammy people! Thanks for taking out the trash this year. Aside from the l ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Bruno Mars Settles For a Fine and Community Service

    ​After facing charges for cocaine possession in September, Bruno Mars is taking a plea deal, according to MTV News.He's scheduled to appear before a judge in Las Vegas on February 4, a week before the Grammy Awards. He will be pleading guilty to his charges.As long as Bruno Mars, whose real name i ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Latest Cake Album Hits No. 1, Sets Dubious Record In The Process

    Robert McKnightCakeThis year sure has been a fickle beast thus far -- treacherous weather, Jared Lee Loughner and now a slumping music industry.Showroom Of Compassion, the latest album from venerable rock band Cake, took the top spot on the Billboard charts for the week ending on January 1 ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 16, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 12/16 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list 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.What was Miley Cyrus smoking out of a bong?What does Insane Clown Posse's official Christmas card look like?What d ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Bruno Mars' "Grenade" Talks About How You Should Really Act in a Relationship

    Bruno Mars doesn't put up with "Grenade"s​Awwww, Bruno Mars. What a puppy dog he is.He's the lyrical epitome of what a man should be--accepting, someone who doles out sincere compliments, someone who wants his partner to be his equal, etc. And his current single, "Grenade," is yet another example ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Coldplay Rings in the Holidays With a New Christmas Song (VIDEO)

    ​Coldplay is back with a new Christmas single, according to Consequence of Sound.The band is prepping for a busy and exciting 2011, having just announced a handful of European festival dates in which they will take a headlining slot. Leading up to the new year, Chris Martin is bringing his band ba ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    Matty B Will Blow Your Mind with His 7-Year-Old Raps

    Matty B raps​Get ready to feel like a major under-achiever.This 7-year-old kid is living thug life to the fullest, and he will absolutely blow you away with his "cover" of Kesha's "We R Who We R" (Perez Hilton is even raving about it.)Matty B already has an entourage of little girls (see his video ... More >>

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    November 21, 2010

    Bruno Mars at Martini Ranch Last Night (VIDEO)

    Bruno Mars​Bruno Mars November 20, 2010 Martini Ranch Wow, what a showman Bruno Mars is.The young singer-songwriter made it clear he's not just another pop star at his show Saturday night at Martini Ranch, launching his set with an extensive drum solo. While other musicians in his genre might hide ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Modern Essential Tracks For Your Wedding, Vincent Gallo, This Century, and More in This Week's Issue

    Nat King Cole, an "Unforgettable" essential part of your wedding soundtrack.​The times, they are a'changing, and traditional wedding songs just don't cut it for everyone anymore. That's why we've suggested some more modern alternatives to keep your wedding rocking, as well as some selections to st ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    November 18, 2010

    The Roots, Miniature Tigers, Johnny Rawls, Djentrification, and Other Weekend Events

    The Roots are scheduled to perform at American Junkie in Scottsdale on Saturday during the Red Bull Soundclash.​Who'd win in a fight between local legends Miniature Tigers and the hip-hop icons of The Roots? Although its feels like we're making a Sophie's Choice between our two favorite children ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Bruno Mars Sells Out Martini Ranch, Talks to Up on the Sun

    Bruno Mars plays at Martini Ranch this Saturday​You're lucky if you already have Bruno Mars tickets for his show this Saturday, November 20 at Martini Ranch--the show quickly sold out, and it's no wonder, considering you can't turn on a Top 40 radio station without hearing one of his many hit trac ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Bruno Mars Makes Impressive Solo Debut with 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans'

    Bruno Mars​ Whether or not you have enjoyed Bruno Mars on singles such as Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" and B.o.B.'s "Nothin' on You," there's no escaping him now. The 24-year-old penned the explosive single "Fuck You" for Cee Lo Green, and the crooner is finally stepping out on his own with his ne ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Bruno Mars Arrested in Vegas for Drug Possession

    ​Hotel security found narcotics in Bruno Mars' bathroom Sunday, according to SPIN. He was arrested at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Apparently he's discovered that it's not so easy being in the spotlight all the time.The breakout hitmaker is scheduled to release his new album Doo-Wo ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    The MTV Video Music Awards Get Worse Every Year

    ​MTV's annual Video Music Awards have been working their way steadily downhill for a few years now.This year's show was pretty damn near the bottom of the slope, one would hope. The 2010 iteration included predictable performances, a lack of pans to stars in the crowd, and a lack of award winners ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Bruno Mars Becomes Ladies' Dream Man with "Just the Way You Are"

    What a freaking hottie with the body​There are probably lots of ladies on the planet who wish they were Bruno Mars' girlfriend right now. That's because his latest single, "Just the Way You Are," is one of the prettiest, purest love songs out there right now. Girls all over the place instantly swo ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    B.o.B: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

    ​By now you've most likely heard the song "Nothin' On You" by Atlanta-based MC B.o.B.If you haven't, then get out from under the rock you've been calling home the past two months. The track has been all over the airwaves and on Youtube, actually prompting B.o.B's label to bump up the release date ... More >>