Danny Zelisko has so much concert memorabilia that some of it is even boxed up by artist, sometimes untouched for years. He may not know exactly what is in there, but based on the remainder of his extensive collection of signed posters and shirts, it's bound to be impressive. Zelisko, founder of th ... More >>
Section three of the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional Wednesday, marking a huge step forward for marriage equality. Thursday is the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, giving the LGBTQ community and its allies plenty of reasons to celebrate. No victory is complete without s ... More >>
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 >>
When I heard Zakk Wylde was coming to town, I immediately assumed it was by way of Black Label Society. I couldn't wait to see his guitar prowess once again -- including his wonderful dedication to the pinch harmonic -- and his hits from more than two-dozen albums spanning almost 30 years. But this ... More >>
Call it the chief paradox of modern pop culture: Most reality television shows blow, but we keep watching, because in a weird way they're as compelling as they are mindlessly entertaining: The exploits of Honey Boo Boo's family may be exploitative, but dammit if they don't love each other. The Karda ... 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.
Republican state Representative Jerry Weiers's moving of a planter might not be the biggest scandal that's gone down at the state capitol, but some folks are highly opinionated on the issue.Glendale mayoral candidate Manny Cruz released the surveillance-video footage of Weiers, his opponent in the r ... More >>
The campaign for Glendale mayor is getting really heated, folks -- candidate Manny Cruz released a video of his opponent, Republican state Representative Jerry Weiers, moving a planter at the state capitol.It's actually a really big planter -- Weiers had to tie it to his truck to move it -- and Cruz ... More >>
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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 >>
1. Safwat Saleem's Oh ExpletiveOh Expletive by Safwat Saleem Local designer Safwat Saleem released the Kickstarter video and page for his latest project, Oh Expletive: a "project of epic epicness." The series of illustrations includes zombies, unicorns, flamethrowers, and knife fights -- all ... More >>
You are one paycheck away from being homeless. Me likewise. Our tomorrows hang on tinder hooks but The Love Me Nots' future in this business of show is for certain. Why? Because no one else can do what they do when they do what they do it to you, that's why? I'm paraphrasing of course. No one work ... More >>
We can't even front. The big news regarding Arrested Development-- creator Mitch Hurwitz's announcement that the series will return for a fourth season and a feature film-- has us giddy with joy here at Up on the Sun. Hurwitz plans on airing nine or ten episodes next fall, building up to ... More >>
Karl WolzAcoustic roots folk veteran Joe BethancourtIt's hard enough holding down regular gigs at country bars, blues clubs, and rock joints around Phoenix, as acoustic troubadour Joe Bethancourt has done since the '60s. But it's beyond tough when your house burns down and you lose everythin ... More >>
The peppermint duo known as the White Stripes will be forever in our hearts.Why is it that bands -- and people in general -- seem to be appreciated so much more once they're gone?After they're out of reach, suddenly a person somehow becomes even more important than before. You've seen it when som ... More >>
Over the last days of 2010 Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the #3 show of the year, Lady Gaga at US Airways Center.
Granny, what big memories you have!
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 >>
The hair looks like a wig, her eyebrows look painted on, and the eyelashes seem like falsiesIt's pretty clear Katy Perry is all woman--the pop star was even named 2010's "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Maxim magazine. But even the singer herself has admitted there have been many times where she's felt l ... More >>
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