Doing some crate digging at Tracks in Wax, I uncovered a rather strange relic: an album showcasing local music. The cover was a faded license plate with the words Arizona Sounds Vol. 1, sponsored by KDKB 93.3 FM. It was printed in 1977. As a Phoenix native, I've always had an interest in this spraw ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
You might know Mark David Chapman as the subject of that Mindless Self-Indulgence song or as J.D. Salinger's biggest fan. Oh, and he killed John Lennon. Yeah, about that... As Reuters reports, Chapman is up for parole again this week, marking the seventh time he'll appear before New York state's De ... More >>
Enchantment: Songs About New MexicoWelcome to Obscuro, a weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attention. These LPs have been hiding out, collectin ... More >>
from Alan Colmes' Liberaland The lefty champ, givin' them false prophets what for... Alan Colmes is my new hero. Sure, he might look like E.T.'s pappy, but this dood is one sharp liberal. Just bend an ear to the audio clips of Colmes swimming logical laps round Steven L. Anders ... More >>
The cleated tweeter tackles O.J. Simpson, The PHX's hip-hop Klan war, and Police Chief Harris' second helpings of salary pie
You've seen the G-rated HBO documentary on the Arizona legend, but there was so much more to Goldy than that
That old D-Back magic
Huffing, puffing, and blowing down the house of Styx
A new entrant in a competitive meat market
Rookie comedians laugh all the way to the Improv
Dinner / movie house is a true double feature
Chic spa cuisinery serves up Elements of style
Closing of landmark resort makes way for Sanctuary
The comedy of The Man Song's Sean Morey
Best of Phoenix winners are not always happy
Legendary record producer Snuff Garrett turned his back on Hollywood for a piece of the Arizona cowboy myth
How a baton twirler from Filer, Idaho, grew up to be Scottsdale's Mayor Sam Campana
ASU's Donald Johanson redefined our understanding of man's origins. But when he told the world about it in books and on TV, some scientists thought he talked too much.
Preteen suffragette finds fame as foremother's little helper
The King of All Media exposes his Private Parts
One hundred pounds overweight, Dave Alexander is truly an athlete of substance. Nah--go ahead, call him fat. He doesn't mind. He'll just enter another triathlon.
TWO VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HIRED A CHILD MOLESTER WHO CALLED MOLESTER WHO CALLED HIMSELF "THE GOD OF A'S AND F'S." IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.