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 >>
The Guilty Pleasure: Mountain Dew Baja Blast Where to Get It: All over the place pretty soon. Price: Varies by a number of factors. Expect the same price as regular Mountain Dew. What it Really Costs: The usual soda schtick of empty calories and liquid candy. Plus loads of caffeine. It's pretty unu ... More >>
After beefing it up last summer, Tempe meme rap ace Glass Popcorn (a.k.a. 16-year-old Will Neibergall) goes hard for Google in his new video for the slow-mo syrup haze of "My Circle." But don't hold your breath for the "My Top 8" MySpace remix: The track may well be Glass' last.
Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can you spr ... 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.
To: Lovers of America From: The Republican National Committee RE: Emergency platform changes Dear Patriots: It seems that 47 percent was somewhat larger than we anticipated in last week's election. Henceforth, we urge all Republicans to adopt these immediate policy changes.
I don't think anyone will bemoan the end of the 2012 election cycle, except perhaps the TV execs and political consultants who're making a killing off the political ads bombarding us through the boob tube. Still, quite a few are memorable, and there is nothing more American than reducing your oppo ... More >>
If there ever was a sign that Americans are getting dumber and the apocalypse is nigh, it's the popularity of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. It should tell you something when both the Democratic and Republican conventions fail to garner higher TV ratings than the antics of former Toddlers and Tiaras star ... More >>
William Null pleaded guilty today to a few charges, including second-degree murder, for beating his aunt to death in Mesa in November.Cigarettes sparked an argument between Null and Cynthia Pesek -- at least, that's what Null told police at the time of his arrest -- and after three days of arguing o ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
MCSOWilliam NullA Mesa woman was kind enough to pay for her 41-year-old alcoholic nephew's carton of cigarettes. He allegedly expressed his gratitude by brutally beating her to death with a stick.According to court records obtained by New Times, about 1 a.m. Tuesday, Mesa police were dispatched t ... More >>
Golden Graham Marshmallow Treat, Hemp Brownie, and Gooball Munchies from Cheba Hut.Staying in? We've got you covered -- both on the culinary and entertainment fronts. Now presenting Dinner and a Movie -- a guide to a do it yourself evening of food and film.In less than a week, Arizona's ... More >>
Michelle DonovanMichelle Donovan The co-owner of the Nile Theater and The Mantooth Group wants you to come to Madball and Comeback Kid at the Nile Tuesday, January 18. What'd you eat for dinner last night? I had a bunch of mini-candy bars. It was the only thing on my desk. Favorite food: Mac ... More >>
When it comes to high-octane sodas, few brands can compare to Jolt cola, which generally packs more than twice the caffeine of supercharged pops like Mountain Dew. But one fairly new "energy cola," X-Drinx, comes pretty darn close to Jolt-power.A 12-ounce bottle of X-Drinx Kosmic Kola contains un ... More >>
Phoenix fedora-rock band The Wiley One admits right up front to being wily, so I approached their latest single, "Never Board on a Board," with a little hesitation.This is a song about how great all board sports are? Seriously? Kinda seems like a ploy to get a song featured on a broadcast of the X G ... More >>
Cast of Hell's Kitchen, Season 7 "Don't act like a cry baby!" "You (bleep) donkey!" "Get out!" Uplifting comments like these from Chef Gordon Ramsay are just a taste of what the 16 culinary contestants competing on Hell's Kitchen's seventh season, premiering Tuesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, w ... More >>
www.onlyblackteeshirts.comA Utah man apparently has seen too many "extreme" Mountain Dew commercials.Bill Heaner, a 49-year-old "professional extreme athlete," plans on attempting a world-record-breaking stunt that defies all laws of gravity and common sense: he plans to jump out ... More >>
Minibosses 10th Anniversary Show at Yucca Tap Room It's official. The Minibosses have been rockin' covers of 8-bit tracks for a decade. To celebrate, the band played a full on set of their classic game renditions at Yucca Tap Room on February 27, 2010...see photos A Storm of Light & V ... More >>
As I've mentioned a few times before, our tasting panel seems to loathe super-sweet sodas. In our last review, we made them get over it to appreciate Mountain Dew Voltage, a brilliant new Pepsi product. This week, we picked up something your dentist would like: Dry Soda's Lemongrass. With 50 calorie ... More >>
I'm not sure when the last time I had a Mountain Dew was, but the last time I remember enjoying one was back when the brand's Code Red flavor came out. I have vivid memories of using the stuff to wash down Flamin' Hot Cheetos while listening to The Writing's On The Wall.The Pepsi brand has released ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Obama Protesters Leave Signs Near Dobson High School in Mesa Obama Say ... More >>
I've never been a huge fan of Sobe's juice drinks, but the Sobe Adrenaline Rush energy drink is by far my favorite of all energy drinks (and I've tried tons). It's delicious and loaded with caffeine, and a 16 oz. can of AR contains less sugar than a 12 oz. can of Mountain Dew.
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