Shawn AndersonAnarchist punk Ghost belts me in the head at Fight Club Sadisco. See more pics of our bout (as well as all the other action from the event) "How much can you know about yourself, you've never been in a fight? I don't wanna die without any scars. So come on; hit me before I lose my n ... More >>
It brings me great joy to report that Up On The Sun was named the Best Features Blog in the state by the Arizona Press Club in a ceremony Saturday night in downtown Phoenix. Niki D'Andrea, Jonathan McNamara, Stephen Chilton and I made up the winning team. (Full results here.)The "Best Features Bl ... More >>
Michael BucknerHenry Rollins is scheduled to perform on Sunday, February 21, at the Marquee Theatre.Henry Rollins works like clockwork. It seems like the tough-as-nails punk poet and pundit graces the Valley with a spoken-word gig during the even-numbered years, and 2010 will be no exception. Rol ... More >>
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 >>
The ATL's Le Castle Vania will kick out the electro-house beats on Friday at Bar Smith.
There's more to see and do this weekend than just staring at massive explosions of gunpowder in the sky while some Lee Greenwood anthem plays in the background. A lot more. Since you've got three straight days a ... More >>
Where: Four Kings Cocktail Lounge (5041 N. 19th Avenue, a two-minute walk from the stop)
Drink: Rum & Coke for $2.75. There are daily drink specials, depending on the day of the week: Mondays - Rum, Tuesdays - Vodka, Wednesdays - Gin, and Thursdays - Brandy.
Scene: The lounge tends to get a lo ... More >>
Show: Foxboro Hot Tubs at the Brickhouse Theatre, May 26.Hundreds of people stood in line for hours to get into this sold-out show. The now-defunct Brickhouse Theatre was packed to capacity -- so much so that a few people passed out and had to be treated for heat exhaustion outside on the curb. Fo ... More >>
Show: Fred Green at SRC Fields at ASU, November 3.This Tempe trio's gig at the "Rock for Solar" event was one of the best local shows that nobody saw. Granted, the event took place on a Monday evening and was packed with "be green" propaganda, but Fred Green's been one of the Valley's most celebrat ... More >>
It was a year of transition for the New Times music section, with Niki D'Andrea being promoted to staff writer and Martin Cizmar taking over as music editor. And so, for the rundown of the 10 best shows of the year appearing, we're teaming up to bring you five shows reviewed by both Niki and Mar ... More >>
I'm on the nightrain, Bottoms up,I'm on the nightrain, Fill my cup,I'm on the nightrain, Ready to crash and burn, I never learn.-- W. Axl Rose, 1987
"Nightrain," the Guns N' Roses song, is actually about a brand of bum wine that'll get you pissy, punch-your-best-friend d ... More >>