After five years at the helm, Todd Sicolo, executive chef at the Arizona Biltmore, left for the Royal Palms late last October. He accepted the executive chef position vacated by Lee Hillson, who had moved to The Phoenician to become executive sous last August. Now the position vacated by Sicolo thre ... More >>
While a jumbo tub of hot buttered popcorn is one of our most frequently indulged guilty pleasures, we think a good movie deserves a little better company than junk food. Try out our movie and meal pairings for yourself or feel free to suggest one of your own favorites in the comments. The Movie: A ... More >>
If you've ever been inclined to dismiss rum as a legitimate spirit because of slushy vats of hot pink strawberry daiquiris, flaming tiki drinks or frat boys chugging Bacardi and Coke, hang on one little minute. Dwayne Allen, who co-owns The Breadfruit and Rum Bar with his partner Danielle Leoni, is ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Few bands can boast as impressive a second act as Seattle drone rockers Earth. Led by guitarist Dylan Carlson, the early discography for Sub Pop defined the distorted doom/drone metal sound that inspired Sunn O))) (named in relation to "Earth") and the Southern Lord label. Following nearly a decad ... 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.
KISS and Motley Crue Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion Friday, August 10, 2012 See also: KISS and Makeup: 8 Male Makeup Icons See also: KISS/Crue Openers The Treatment Make American Rock 'n' Roll (But Hail From England) See also: The Full KISS/Crue Slideshow A few things are guaranteed at a KIS ... More >>
Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. So this totally missed my radar last year ... or maybe it didn't and I just plum forgot. But apparently George Michael almost died late last year.
Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. The '80s weren't all bright chords and poppy dance songs. The emergence of new wave also ushered in the era of the slow, ghoulish drones of goth rock. Phoenix's resident d ... More >>
Beer: Wookey Jack Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Style: Black IPA ABV: 8.3 percent Beer names and the stories that inspired them fascinate me. Take Firestone Walker's beers, for example. Was Sticky Monkey named after a pet Capuchin that got into the glue? Did they designate Good Foot as such ... More >>
Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail email@example.com. Miss a question? Go here.When it comes to food, everyone has their vices. ... More >>
Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Miss a question? Go here.It's no secret that top-notch chefs and restauran ... More >>
Fabulous Thunderbirds Crescent Ballroom Friday, March 9, 2012 Last night, Crescent Ballroom officially was broken in. Forget the too-cool-for-school crowd. Once a bunch of ladies exiting middle age get drunk and dance at the front of the room, you no longer have the shiniest new venue in town. And, ... More >>
The man: David WalkerThe brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. The history: Walker is a British expatriate and the husband of Adam Firestone's sister. He brought an English twist to Firestone's beers, and the two founded Firestone Walker in 1996. We sat down with Walker during Arizona Beer Week. ... More >>
In preparation for this year's Big Brain awards, we're checking up with a few of last year's winners. Know of an emerging creative who could use $500? Nominate 'em right here before March 5. Our Big Brain today: Joseph "Sentrock" Perez Joseph Perez has had a bus ... More >>
An arcane and mysterious sect, brewers like to perform a number of rituals during the making of beer: the pre-mash dance and battle cry, the sacramental blessing of the hops, the ceremonial loogie into the day's first boil. (ED NOTE: These are all made up. We hope.) But perhaps no brewday custom ... More >>
During my probably-unhealthily-regular perusing of the liquor store shelves this week, I noticed something peculiar nestled amongst the bitters: a bottle of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce. What was my favorite steak condiment doing next to the likes of Angostura and Peychaud's?
More pasties? Yes, please. Cornish Pasty Co., owner Dean Thomas' concept named after Cornwall, England, and featuring variations on the pasty (pronounced pass-tee), the savory turnover made up of a crust enfolding a meat-and-potato filling, is expanding its Tempe location. (A second restaurant exis ... More >>
Well-honed powers of observation are an absolute must for any detective. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle knew this, as demonstrated by the sleuthing skills of his greatest creation Sherlock Holmes. Millionaire heiress Frances Glessner Lee also believed criminal investigators should have a similarly keen ... More >>
John Dadzie (a.k.a. 12th Planet) is scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Marquee Theater in Tempe.Electronica superstar Skrillex owes a certain debt to John Dadzie. In this week's issue of the New Times, I explored the "poster boy of dubstep" and his meteoric rise to fame over the past year ... More >>
"Perry Pops" from Molly BakesWho says London tea parties and fine, fresh, and fierce California girls don't mix? Not Emma Thomas, more commonly known as Miss Cakehead and creator of the adults-only cake shop Eat Your Heart Out. Inspired by Katy Perry's "California Gurls" video, Miss C ... More >>
Getty ImagesThose devilish Danes have done it again. Curse their delicious Nordic cuisine! (Not really. Pass the Greenland musk ox, please.) Restaurant magazine and S. Pellegrino's annual "World's 50 Best Restaurants" list is out and it seems Denmark, the land of Lego AND Hans Christian A ... More >>
Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill and his awesome scarf.Well, the official 2011 Coachella lineup hit the interwebz last night. A happy day indeed, even if Kings Of Leon are headlining Friday.Seriously, though, Kings of fucking Leon? Why not Drowning Pool?When you've got The Strokes playing Sun ... 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 #4 show of the year, Gorillaz at Comerica Theatre.
Luke HolwerdaThe National live at Marquee Theatre in Tempe.The NationalOctober 14, 2010Marquee Theatre in TempeThe National's singer, Matt Berninger, has a reputation for performing drunk. It hasn't been a huge problem -- never leading to a canceled tour or even ruining a high-profile show as far ... More >>
Move aside, angry pigeons -- piss is the new birdshit. In a story that seems too good to be true, MGMT drummer Will Berman was hit in the chest by a glass full of urine during a gig at the Manchester Apollo Sunday night. The band was in the middle of the song "The Handshake," from their admittedl ... More >>
Meet Navy rescuer and true rock and roll Zelig
Chances are few in the crowd at Arizona Fall Frenzy will have heard of The Parlotones but, believe it or not, they've sold more records than The Killers, U2, and Coldplay.In their native South Africa, at least.Like X-Japan, this band who's huge on the other side of the world -- as in, they sell t ... More >>
Scottsdale wants to be like Milan, New York, and London -- sorta
If you think the Heard Museum is all about dusty old pots and Indian blankets, you haven't been there lately
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