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Halloween

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    13 Best Metal Shows in Phoenix in October

    Our desert summer is finally winding down; and really, it wasn't so bad, now was it? It's probably in part to the awesome parade of metal shows that came through our fair state since the music industry's touring season was in full swing. Either way, at least the October nights will only be in the 90 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Wolfgang Gartner: "This Job Doesn't Really Allow You To Have A Social Life"

    Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash will hit the decks Friday at the Marquee Theatre, making sure that Halloween last one day longer. Their recent tour and track "Hounds of Hell" captures both of the DJs' creative styles, with a bit of a spooky undertone. Up On The Sun spoke with Wolfgang Gartner abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Tempe Police Hosting DUI Operation for Halloween

    The Tempe Police Department is hosting a DUI task force for Halloween.Cops from Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety will be in Tempe starting today (Halloween), through Saturday night.

  • Culture

    October 24, 2013
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    October 17, 2013
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    October 3, 2013
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    November 15, 2012

    Killing Halloween Just In Time For Thanksgiving

    We know your dirty secret. It's two weeks since Halloween, you've raided your kid's secret candy stash, you still haven't found the nice dishes for Thanksgiving and you still have a couple pumpkins sitting on your front porch. Those are probably ornamental so you can't even cook them up into pies li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Still Have Leftover Halloween Candy? We're Going to Tell You What to Do With It.

    Are you sick of Halloween candy yet? Before you make any drastic decisions to throw out the rest of your stash, take a look at these ideas. I went through a lot to make sure I didn't have any extra candy left at the end of the night (lucky, lucky trick-or-treaters!), but now I wish I had some so I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Top Five Halloween Night Shows

    Don't let the fact that Halloween falls on a Wednesday night deter you from going out and painting the town (blood) red. Groan. Okay, we know that was bad, but really -- Wednesday night in greater Phoenix promises sonic thrills out of the ordinary. Read on for our favorite picks, including some stel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Vattnet Viskar Describe Their Sound as "An Obnoxiously Loud Coldplay" to People Who Don't Get It

    Since 2010 New Hampshire-bred metal band Vattnet Viskar has adroitly melded all sorts of metal: sludge, atmospheric, black, and the mixtures has impressed crowds in dark, dingy venues all over the country. Two EPs deep and their debut full-length album in the works through Century Media Records, V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Mission Creeps Spent a Night in a Haunted Bisbee Hotel and Wrote a Record About It

    Tucson's horror film and surf music-loving psychobilly outfit Mission Creeps don't shy away from the macabre-- which is why the group joined the Southern Arizona Ghost and Paranormal Society to spend the night at The Oliver House, where there have been 28 known deaths, making it one of the most haun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Make Your Own Chocolate Chip Heath Bars: Chow Bella's Halloween Showdown

    Trick... or treat? For the latest Chow Bella showdown, our writers whipped up a dessert reminiscent of, or incorporating, their favorite Halloween candy. Check back all week for recipes; tomorrow our critic Laura Hahnefeld will pick her favorite. Today: Claire Lawton's Chocolate Chip Heath Bars S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Sommelier Dave Johnson Suggests Wines to Drink with Your Halloween Candy

    So, you're hosting a Halloween party. Worried your wine selection might conflict with, say, the appearance of supermarket cupcakes? Or a bag of fun-sized Snickers? We've got you covered. After a conversation with sommelier David Johnson of Davanti Enoteca we feel better about recommending the follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Revisiting Dee Snider's Awesome Halloween Soundtrack

    The only thing scarier this Halloween than a Joe Arapio or Jan Brewer mask is Oculus Infernum: A Halloween Tale, a dark album of Halloween music devised by Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Anyone who has ever watched a horror film or felt the fear of walking alone at night will certainly relate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Monsterland Is Looking to Hire Creatures From the Underworld To Serve The Undead

    Monsters, vampires, zombies and more! Do you love haunted houses or maybe you wish you could dress up like it is Halloween everyday? See also: - Monsterland Bar & Grill: Drag Me to Hell - Monsterland's Sneak Preview Night in Photos

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    DIY Vegetable Candy: Is It a Trick or a Treat?

    This year, we're making our Halloween candy out of vegetables. Vegetables contain natural sugars, so if they make a great addition to the dinner table, why not eat them for dessert too? Mashed Potato Candy is an American classic that can easily be made vegan.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Up on the Sun's Halloween (Video) Mixtape

    Screamin' Jay wishes you a happy Halloween.​We know it's a school/work night and all, but it's still Halloween, which means you have a perfect excuse for shucking off the Monday blues and getting creepy. There's plenty going on around the Valley: indie-punk supergroup Wild Flag are scheduled t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Weekend Roundup: Loren Battle, Don Bolles of The Germs, Anvil, Charlie Shooter, Honey Tonk CMAs

    Charlie Shooter​ Regardless of where you end up this Halloween weekend, do us a favor: show up in costume. Halloween may not be until Monday, but that's a school night, so we won't blame you for getting 'yer spookified ya yas out this weekend. Each Friday we pick five must-see shows, join us for t ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    October 18, 2011

    Halloween Otoacoustic Emissions at St. Augustine's Parish in Tempe

    2010's Otoacoustic Emissions at St. Augustine's Parish in Tempe​When I was young, my family attended a church in Chandler where we would have a "Harvest Fest" on October 31, an alternative to the perceived Satantic nastiness of Halloween. I still got to dress as Superman; I still got to eat pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    10 Band Merch Items to Turn Into Halloween Costumes

    No one can pull off dressing as Snooki's hair other than Ellen DeGeneres. No one.​It's that time of year again. Halloween is nearly here, and you're lacking the creativity to come up with an epic costume.We're here to help.When all else fails (or if you're just really enthusiastic about music), dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Roger Clyne Picks His Top Five Zombie Movies For Honky Tonk Halloween

    ​Given his penchant for tequila, you've no doubt woke up feeling like a zombie after a Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers show (lord knows we've felt it). But on Friday, October 28, Clyne and friends will literally be getting zombified -- dressing up as the undead for Harold's Haunted Honky Tonk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Good Gourd! The Top 10 Pumpkin Beers

    ​Like Linus awaiting the Great Pumpkin, we find ourselves plopped outside our local brew shops each October, anticipating the arrival of the season's bounty of pumpkin ales. The selection is vast -- this year there seem to be more gourd-based brews on shelves than ever. Some are mediocre; some are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Holy Page Records Releases Halloween Compilation 2011

    ​All holidays have their plusses (even the ones with dubious -- though not syphilitic, as it turns out -- origins, like today, Columbus Day) but for my money, there's no holiday quite as much fun as Halloween. Each year I try to scare up a special mix of spooky tunes (previous inclusions include T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Overo, Good Amount, Dangerville, & The Cult of the Yellow Sign Last Night at the Trunk Space

    ​ What do you call a night of absolutely FUBAR noise, improv musical comedy, a cult recruitment/job seminar, the death of the dunkwave genre, and an experimental Pentecostal church service complete with demented exorcism and cross-dressing?A normal Tuesday night at Trunk Space, of course. 

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2010

    Cheap Thrills' Daft Punk Tribute, The MadCaPs, Freakfests, and Other Halloweekend Events

    ​ If you missed out on all the outrageous action of the first night of Halloweekend, fear not. (Better, yet, check out our pictures of one rather potent party that took place). Two more evening of exciting and enthralling All Hallows Eve entertainment is scheduled to transpire both tonight an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    5 Ways to Drink Your Halloween Candy

    mixthatdrink.comA rainbow of vodka flavors.​Candy is dandy, liquor is quicker, so combining candy AND liquor must be a jovial jaunt to inebriation.If you've  got a bowl full of Halloween candy and some alcohol in your cabinet, why not get creative and really trick-or-treat.Here are 5 ideas to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Weekend of Wines, The Candy Professor, and Snack O' Lanterns in Today's Eater's Digest

    penniesonaplatter.com​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?9th Annual Weekend of WineA can't miss event for the wine enthusiast, the 9th Annual First Press Weekend of Wines starts tomorrow, October 29th. The grand tasting will take place at the Mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Flier of the Week: The Creepy Crawl Ball at The Underground

    Michelle DonovanThe Creepy Crawl Ball at The Underground ​Get in the Halloween spirit by taking a gander at this flier for The Creepy Crawl Ball this Sunday, October 31 at The Underground at in Mesa.The poster depicts a giant Frankenstein trying to capture a very scared woman, giving viewers a spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Sequoia Wine Dinner and Whoopie Spiders in Today's Eater's Digest

    wingitvegan.blogspot.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Sequoia Grove Wine DinnerTuesday, October 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. join Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Chandler for a four course dinner featuring wines from Sequoia Grove.  The eveni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Reign of Vengeance Frontman Marshall "Fucking" Beck On His New Book and Upcoming Gig With Job For a Cowboy's Jon Rice

    Reign of Vengeance​ Why wait for the weekend when you can start your Halloween festivities on "hump day"? Marshall "Fucking" Beck, one of the Valley's most prolific and controversial heavy metal musicians, is getting a head start on the season with a Halloween bash at Martini Ranch Wednesday night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    The Best Candy for Halloween Ever, That's Right, Ever.

    ​ Don't lie. We know you've already bought your Halloween candy -- and we know it's not going to make it to October 31. So what'dya get? As far as we're concerned, you can keep your gummy skulls covered in marshmallow, then dipped in chocolate and rolled in sour sugar. We just want our favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Incoming: Sergio Mendoza, The Morning Benders, The Like, Bloody Beetroots

    ​Are you someone who seeks out a costumed extravaganza with live music when Halloween rolls around?Perhaps something like a favorite band donning corny costumes just because Halloween is a few days away -- perhaps a venerable Arizona band like Jimmy Eat World wearing Little Bo Peep and wolf costum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Idiotarod, Love Me Nots, Jersey Shore, and More

    Jillian SloanSome of the participants in last year's Idiotarod in downtown Phoenix.​The security guards at the Safeway at Seventh Street and McDowell Road better be on high alert today. Ditto for the one's at Fry's, Trader Joe's, or any other grocery store in the CenPho area. Por que? Because t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009

    Like 1000 Virgins

    Madonna Louise Cuccione wanna-bes crawl out of the woodwork

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Frolicking With Fantasy Creatures at the Phoenix Faerie Festival

    All manner of fantastical creatures, from fairies and elves to green men and mermaids turned out for the annual Phoenix Faerie Festival this past Saturday at Estrella Mountain Regional Park in Goodyear. It wasn't nearly as crowded as some of the Valley's other dress-up fantasy events, but those who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Concert Review: Frock 'N Roll

    BY SARAH VENTRESarah Ventre​ I have to admit, in a quiet, whispered voice, that I actually don't like Halloween. Trust me, I've tried. I've had no traumatic experiences around the event, or anything that should conceivably prevent me from enjoying the holiday that everyone else so loves. Sure, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Club Candids: Yucca Tap Room on Halloween Night

    ​Can we ever get enough of Halloween?We obviously don't think so. And while New Times has certainly posted our fair share of Halloween slideshows, we can't deny Club Candids the right.Yucca Tap Room has long proven to be one of our favorite places to hit on Halloween night and we weren't disappoin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Great White Dope

    Nerdcore king brings geek heaven on Earth to Tempe

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Undead and Loving It

    Why lurch when you can travel in style?

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Mill Ave Hosts Halloween Music Fest

    Sydney Sprague​Tempe's Mill Avenue, the Phoenix area's biggest Halloween destination, is kicking things up a bit this year. Local promoter VIP Events is putting together the "1st Annual Mill Avenue Halloween Music Festival" to benefit the St. Mary's Food Bank on SaturdayThe show, which features lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    The Most Interesting Show in the World, Steamcroween and Fear Farm Over the Weekend

    ​The Most Interesting Show in the World at Venue of Scottsdale Burlesque singer Melody Sweets, renowned contortionist Mei Ling and a dude shredding lettuce with a lawn mower balanced on his chin made the Venue of Scottsdale the home of the Most Interesting Show in the World on Friday, October 23, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009
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    October 15, 2009

    Flier of the Week: NunZilla

    ​It's been a long time since we checked in with our friends Nunzilla, the band that New Times staff writer (then music editor) Niki D'Andrea wrote about in a piece selected for DeCapo's Best Music Writing guide last year. With Halloween coming up it's a perfect time for even, say, freelancer Dan G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Sadisco* Ceasing Its Monthly Parties (and Going Bi-Yearly) in October

    There was a bloody good time to be had at this weekend's Lost Velvet - A Sadisco* Sequel at Homme Lounge. Click here to see more pictures of the event in our slideshow.​ If you've never dared to attend any of the depraved dance throwdowns that have been presented once a month by Sadisco* over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    It Came From YouTube: Scary Videos from Calabrese, Ikonoklast, And Other Spooky Local Bands

    By Benjamin Leatherman The brothers Calabrese have a rather vampish video they wanna show you. After weeks upon weeks of seemingly endless hype, the wait is paractically over. The big day is almost here, and no longer will we have to endure scary tales of doom and gloom that are currently cloggin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Treat or Treat

    There’s no wrong choice at The Lost Leaf

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    The Freaks Come Out at Night: Calabrese @ PHiX Gallery, Wednesday, October 31

    Over the past 30 days or so, most of Western world has been busying itself in celebration of the annual phantasmagorical feast of fear known as Halloween. As for me, however, I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting into the Halloween spirit.

  • Music

    October 31, 1996
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