East Valley residents looking for a place to pick up prime cuts of beef or a whole rack of ribs have a new option to explore. Butcher Block Meats, a family-owned and operated butcher shop, comes courtesy of Tim Marzonie and opened earlier this summer at 4015 S. Arizona Avenue, on the southwest corne ... More >>
When it comes to beer events in this town, the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is definitely one of our favorites. And it's not just because we think cans are the best vehicle for delivering ice cold beer to our mouths. This year's festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 17, will bring m ... More >>
Beer: Melange a Trois, Hop God and Apricot au Poivre Brewery: Nebraska Brewing Co. Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Belgian IPA, Saison ABV: 10.1 percent Before last week, the following list contained everything I knew about the state of Nebraska: They grow lots of corn. They have people whose jo ... More >>
For those people who can barely finish a petite sirloin, this video seemingly will defy the laws of nature. In it, Molly Schuyler, a competitive eater and mother of four from Minnesota, demolishes a 72-ounce steak in 2 minutes and 44 seconds. Seriously. You have to see this.
Arizona, New Mexico and California are among the worst places in the country to subsidize solar and wind projects if better air quality is the goal, a new study says. The best bang for the buck in terms of improving public health, according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers, could be had by ... More >>
According to people attempting to calculate the gayest places in America, Scottsdale's pretty gay.We're not gayness assessors, but it would appear that Advocate magazine is totally making up this shit.
When can fetuses start to feel pain? Nobody knows for sure, but the chief scientists at the Arizona Legislature would like to declare that it's 20 weeks.According to some actual scientists, the concept of fetal pain can occur at 24 weeks, 26 weeks, between 29 or 30 weeks, or more than 30 weeks, amon ... More >>
Sometimes it's hard for people to realize the potential effects of all the anti-abortion bills that are always being tossed around at the Capitol until after they're passed into law.That's why a Nebraska woman has written a letter to Governor Jan Brewer, imploring her to veto House Bill 2036 if it l ... More >>
Hip-hop artist Tyga, who was set to perform in the Valley this weekend, was involved in an altercation last night after a concert in Omaha, Nebraska, that resulted in a shootout.In addition to injuring two of his posse members, the incident has caused the cancellation of Tyga's appearance on Frid ... More >>
- The chimichanga as our official state food? Macayo's says yes. I say no. - Chow Bella - The James Beard Foundation announces its semifinalists for the 2012 JBF Restaurant and Chefs Awards. Let's hear it for Valley love! - Chow Bella - Think coffee-cup rings are boring? Artist Hong Yi begs ... More >>
David McNew, Getty ImagesValue meals, super sizing, quick trips through the drive thru -- America loves fast food. Wedging itself into nearly every nook and cranny of our society, its everywhere. And some cities in the good ol' 'U.S.of A. take advantage of it more than others. So says the mo ... More >>
Michael Markowski Michelle KableMichelle KableThe associate artistic director for the Space 55 Theatre Ensemble invites you to the variety show 7 Minutes in Heaven, every Saturday in June at Space 55 at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $10, and more info may be found at www.space55.org.When you put your ... More >>
SalonMemo to legislators: son niños. They're children.The Department of Justice mailed out a gentle reminder to school districts across the country over the weekend advising that undocumented students are, in fact, entitled to attend primary and secondary schools in America without being hassled ... More >>
whatweredrinking.blogspot.com Get your Maharaja, The Czar, and White Rascal while you can. Colorado-based Avery Brewing Co. announced Thursday it plans to withdraw from eight states and seven other partial-state markets beginning in April.
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Who are the most worthlessly obscure artists boycotting AZ over SB 1070? What are the five best remixes of t ... More >>
Remember local promoter Charlie Levy's open letter urging bands not to participate in the Sound Strike boycott of Arizona because of SB 1070?It was, as Chris Farley might say, awesome.Levy has received a response from Conor Oberst (a.k.a. That Guy Who Should Re-Assemble Bright Eyes).Link here.Obe ... More >>
thesundevils.comIn a flash, the dream is over. A mere 36 hours after the first pitch was thrown, the Sun Devils are done after getting embarrassed 11-4 by South Carolina. Two games and out. Elimination from the 2010 College World Series. Poof. Good luck next season.
www.growbrain.comIn the words of the late, great Mitch Hedberg "I love the Fed-Ex guy because he's a drug dealer and he don't even know it." Unfortunately for a Nebraska woman, the person who delivered a package containing 13 pounds of weed to her home figured out what it was they wer ... More >>
Dennis McCarthyThe Gila County Attorney's Office is recommending that a Nebraska-based attorney prosecute cases against Maricopa County Supervisors Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox.The Gila County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on the appointment of Dennis McCarthy as special pro ... More >>
Attorney General Terry GoddardArizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is doing something fairly out of character: Taking a stance on a controversial issue. Goddard sent a letter to the Arizona congressional delegation today urging them to oppose a provision of the national health care bill t ... More >>
The former home of Senator John McCain is going up for auction. The home, near Glendale and Central avenues, has 13 bedrooms, two guest houses, and 14.5 bathrooms. The auction price will start at $5.9 million...Queen Creek officials are asking residents to help decide on a slogan for the city ... More >>
A medical doctor in Kingman has been charged with 14 felony counts, after an investigation revealed he regularly wrote up to as many as 100 prescriptions a day at his practice, for painkillers such as Percocet and Oxycontin. The doctor, Albert Szu Sun Yeh, also has a practice in Las Vegas, and was o ... More >>
Nebraska officials have not yet determined whether they need to work with Arizona child welfare officials on the case.
Remembering the cone with the curl on top
Tyler King's been an institution in the hardcore scene for years, with a background (as you'll read later in his Pandemic Poll results) booking matinee acts at CBGB's. Lately you can catch him behind the bar at the Stray Cat in Tempe when he's not booking acts like Witchcraft around town. Here's wha ... More >>
Jimmy Eat World I'm sure you're all aware that tomorrow is election day, which I wouldn't ordinarily type about up in this piece, but it's made for some strange endorsements this year. Check out the video here, and you'll see local music scene players like Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Will Anders ... More >>
Paradiddle off to Buffalo
Hot old band
This time with electro
The Smooth Sounds of Josh Rouse DVD
Arizona legislators want to slash state spending. Well, how about some real House cleaning?
After ironing out the kinks with two EPs, The Gloria Record finally emerges with a stunning full-length debut
Uncovering the faint beauty of a defaced, degraded American West
Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop)
Blank-wave arcade (Saddle Creek)
Ouch. Film serves art but disses reality -- sort of
Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? You'll do a double take now that CMH Records has given your '80s favorites a second look.
Despite some glaring omissions, Tracks cuts an intriguing parallel path through Springsteen's career