Summer is just weeks away, which means it's panic time for those of us who packed on the lbs. over the winter. Yes, of course, we should've seen this coming, and what the hell happened to that exercise regimen we felt so enthusiastic about back in January? Now there's no place to run and certainly n ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Claire VogelWe're legit bummed that X103.9's Bush and MuteMath show was cancelled, but since it would have been tonight, we decided that our interview with MuteMath is definitely still worth a read. Mutemath drummer Darren King had a lot to say about stop motion photography, comparisons to the Bl ... More >>
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It's been a busy year for Mesa's leading reggae/punk export, Authority Zero. The band is in the midst of a national tour that includes a date at Marquee Theatre on November 5, which will be a hometown sendoff of sorts before the band heads to Japan at the end of the month ... More >>
David SydiongcoOkonomiyaki from Nobuo at Teeter HouseTired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburbian-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings.
This Week: Okonomiyaki from Chef Nobuo Fukuda ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraToybox performing at Matsuri at Heritage Square in PhoenixWhen one thinks of Japanese punk, exotic locales like the hard-hitting streets of Osaka come to mind. Well think again, gaijin. Turns out the Valley's got its own J-punk band called Toybox and they're releasing a brand ... More >>
We came to appreciate tasty burgers during our stint as freelance journalistic Japan-o-philes in Osaka. Think good sushi is hard to find in the Valley? Try finding a decent slider amid the ramen stalls and kaitenzushis in O-town.
While we were in the Land of the Rising Sun, steak houses star ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraNaoko Yamano of Shonen KnifeHere at Up on the Sun, we're constantly shaking our fists in frustration watching band after band head to Tucson and pass us by. Last night, we rebelled. If Tucson's going to take our bands, we're going to take Tucson! At least that was the sentime ... More >>
The National Alliance on Mental Illness gave Arizona's mental health care system a grade of "C,"which, sadly, is higher than the national average of "D." Governor Jan Brewer has formed a special panel to address the subject at a hearing in May...A massive house fire near 47th avenue and Gl ... More >>