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    November 7, 2014

    No, Bloodfest This Weekend Isn't Using Real Blood -- Human or Otherwise

    The first thing you should know about this Saturday's Bloodfest out in Mesa is that the titular liquid that will drench attendees isn't composed of plasma, erythrocytes, platelets, or leukocytes. Instead, it's a mixture of water, various dyes, and other non-toxic ingredients. Despite what you may h ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    6 Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of Liking

    There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Five of the Weirdest Guitarists in Rock History

    In heavy metal, there's nothing better than an extremely talented guitarist. When a musician truly knows how to work some magic with that instrument it demands to be revered and acknowledged. But there's a trade-off for said talent: Creative people are often labeled as "weird" by their peers from ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013
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    January 31, 2013
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    October 28, 2012

    Korn at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 10/27/12

    Korn @ Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum | 10/27/12 The Arizona State Fair got its yearly dose of metal when Korn paid a visit to the valley last night at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The nu metal pioneers treated fans of all ages to a career-spanning set consisting of hits, covers, and sta ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

    By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Johnny Depp to Play With Alice Cooper; Here's His Five Coolest Rock Moments

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas--even though Halloween is still just around the corner. As grocery stores begin to stock their Christmas crap decorations, the last show announcements of the year trickle in. Historically, the line up for Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding gets announced eve ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    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.

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    September 5, 2012

    The Coolest Metal Shows To See in Phoenix This Month

    See also: Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear See also: Do You Look "Metal Enough" For Metal Shows See also: Sci-Fi Thrash Group Vektor on Mexican Food in PhiladelphiaIt's tempting to dash off some sort of cliché metal salutation here, like "Get your devil horns up! It's a good month for metal ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Is Heavy Metal Really The Devil's Music?

    See also: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to Headline KUPD's Desert Uprising See also: Megadeth's Dave Ellefson: "Why I'm Trying to Become a Pastor" Last week, I found myself in an awkward conversation with douchebag with a popped collar and frosted tips. He asked me if I worshipped "the Devil," lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Jen Deveroux, What Are You Listening To?

    Jen Deveroux The local party promoter invites you to Sharks and Minnows Saturday, June 30, at the Phoenix Place Hotel and Suites at 2 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I don't listen to the radio. What's the first album ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Is Dubstep the New Nü-Metal?

    Love it or hate it, it's looking inevitable: dubstep isn't going anywhere for awhile, and a lot of ambitious metalheads are pairing their riffs up with wobble wobble sounds in a bid for commercial success. It reminds me of a coked-out Paris Hilton making a sex tape with Slayer's Kerry King. It wou ... 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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    May 9, 2012

    Five Bands/Arists Your Mom Really Doesn't Want You Listening To

    Mother's Day -- the day we set aside of reflect on what our mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and other types of mothers have done for us over the years -- is on its way. They were there when we first smoked marijuana (though they weren't aware what we were up to) and they were there when we stumbl ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Most Outrageously Offensive Outfits of 2011

    Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a look at 2011's most outrageously offensive musical outfits. Enjoy! We're not particularly renowned for our sense of style ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Eight Bands That Should Make a Children's Record

    ​They Might Be Giants' new album, Join Us, comes out today. If you've only been following TMBG for the past four or five years, you might be under the impression that this Brooklyn-based band is a children's music group. That would be understandable, considering Join Us is the first TMBG album si ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    May 12, 2011

    X Japan Leader Yoshiki Launches Celebrity Auction to Benefit Japan's Earthquake Recovery

    Photo by NishiokaYoshiki​To a music fan, there's nothing like having a unique piece of memorabilia from their favorite artist -- for example, an autographed guitar, or maybe the mandolin that Ministry used on three world tours, or Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis' MTV Europe Award. To a ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    November 3, 2010

    10 Album Covers That Have Been Banned [NSFW]

    ​A few weeks ago Kanye West announced on his Twitter page that the original artwork for his upcoming album My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy had been banned here in the US.Technically, the artwork wasn't banned. Instead Kanye's record label, strongly suggested that the album artwork be replaced f ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Bob Marley's Family Loses Copyright Battle to Universal Music Group

    ​It's a sad day for white kids with dreadlocks. Bob Marley's family has lost its fight with Universal Music Group over what they claim was exploitation of some of his greatest music.The Marleys tried to obtain the copyrights to five of Bob's albums and claimed that UMG owes them royalties.Light up ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Barack Obama Cracks a Joke About The Notorious B.I.G., Where? At the White House Correspondents Dinner.

    Could we expect to see Barack at the Tempe Improv any time soon?​So it seems that our president may have a slightly outdated sense of humor. Sound of the City reports that Obama had a carefully planned out comedy routine, using Biggie as the punchline. Apparently he referred to the head of the Rep ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Marilyn Manson Evan Rachel Wood = Engaged

    Wonder what colors they'll use at the wedding...​Evidently, this is the week for shocking celebrity engagements. Less than 48 hours ago, it was Russell Brand and Katy Perry. Now this. As Spin mentions, the news is a whole new kind of creepy. He's said publicly that he fantasizes about smas ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Mommy's Little Monster

    This is not the kind of art you want to take home to meet mother

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    November 9, 2009

    Steven Tyler Quits Aerosmith, New Animal Collective, Thom Yorke Hates Nukes

    Electric Mustache: The "Not So Fun" Story of fun. @ The ClubhouseIdolator: It's Time (For Me) To Say GoodbyeNME: Animal Collective reveal new EP release date and tracklistingNME: Aerosmith's Joe Perry: 'Steven Tyler has quit'Pitchfork: Thom Yorke Takes on Nuclear PowerRolling Stone: Drummer Jerry F ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Walter Cronkite, Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Summer of Sound Over the Weekend

    ASU Cronkite Journalism School Mourns the Death of Its Namesake Walter Cronkite, famous CBS anchorman known as "the most trusted man in America," and long-time mentor to Arizona State University School of Journalism students, died today at his New York home. He was 92...full story Rockstar Mayhem T ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    July 20 In Blogs: Napolitano, Cronkite, McCain, and Pitchfork

    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: Feathered Bastard: Janet Napolitano Blasted as "Law and Order Extremist" by 287(g) Expert Aarti Shahani Up on the ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    July 14, 2008

    KISS, Marilyn Manson, the Brady Kids and . . . Max and the Marginalized?

    Max and the Marginalized: Tuesday, July 15, at Modified Arts By Clay McNear Max Bernstein, Jon Ryggy, and Dave Watrous -- the musicians who comprise the political-punk band Max and the Marginalized -- will be shocked by what I'm about to do. What's that, you ask? Lump them in with Vanilla Ice and ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    In-Stores for You Today: June 2

    As much as it blows having to report to work after a weekend of fun, sometimes Mondays aren’t all that bad. Like this coming Monday (June 2, for all you calendar checkers out there) offers a couple cool-ass events to check out after you’ve clocked out for the day.

  • Music

    January 10, 2008
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    April 12, 2007

    The Iris

    The Vanity Fair

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    October 19, 2006


    Songs to Love and Die By
    (Curb Appeal Records)

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    October 27, 2005

    How Goth Are You?

    A Halloween quiz

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    September 1, 2005

    Abject Art

    Gidget Gein meets Mr. Spock

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    June 2, 2005

    After Midnight

    A guide to the graveyard shift

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    March 31, 2005


    Language, Sex, Violence, Other?

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    September 25, 2003

    Strong Language

    Valley slammers shoot from the lip

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    January 23, 2003


    Lost and Found 2nd Edition (Instinct Records)

  • Film

    October 26, 2000

    Something Wicca This Way Comes

    Blair Witch sequel's reach exceeds its gasp

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Pompousness and Circumstance

    Gumbo gets smug as he samples some Coltrane, gets blue with Big Bill, does Duke with the Doc and feels some local Native American muse

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    January 13, 2000

    We Be Clubbin'

    Young alternative rockers are spending more and more downtime playing golf. How the hell did that happen?

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    August 19, 1999
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    May 6, 1999

    Harm's Way

    Arizona Music Forum finally reaches local musicians with its first local jam

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    January 14, 1999
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    May 7, 1998

    Old Testament

    BLESSEDBETHYNAME stirs up the scene with industrial-strength spectacle

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    June 5, 1997
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