Diehard fans of Southern mathcore outfit The Chariot know what's happening. They know that after a 10-year run the band is finally going its separate ways. The Chariot is a little over two weeks out from their last show ever, taking place in vocalist and founding member Josh Scogin's hometown of Dou ... More >>
In the aftermath of radiation spills from Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor in the 2011 earthquake, one question remains regarding its effect on our seafood: Is it safe to eat? In a recent article, the Los Angeles Times reports that, "according to the scientists who are studying the issue, the shor ... More >>
Huachinalgo! Bagre! Mojarra! No, that Mexican seafood menu isn't trying to insult you, nor is it in the middle of an Adam West as Batman showdown with his villain du jour (Holy fishy huachinango, Batman! That punch sure sent the Penguin into cold storage!). Ahem. Let's forget that terrible joke an ... More >>
Perhaps you've read the weirdly fawning praise of Bob Dylan's tenth installment in his famed Bootleg Series, Another Self Portrait 1969--1971. ("One of the most important, coherent and fulfilling Bob Dylan albums ever released," some buffoon for Rolling Stone just claimed!) Perhaps, while in your ... More >>
Days prior to his agency's immigration raid on a Tempe clothing company, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was meeting with scores of Latino pastors in a get-together brokered by Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski. See also: -Bill Montgomery Is No Immigration Moderate -Prensa Hispana Blows MCSO Deputy Chi ... More >>
Jim Repetto's alive and well -- and chances are he's going to prison.If you're awaiting sentencing after being convicted of ripping off a large-scale cranberry juice manufacturer for more than a million dollars, lost at sea isn't a bad place to be. Assuming you don't want to actually be lost at s ... More >>
The Congressional Inn: No vacancy.Several members of Congress -- Democrat and Republican -- have been sleeping in their Congressional offices in Washington D.C., as oppose to finding permanent lodging in the nation's Capitol, and a government watchdog group isn't happy about it. Three of those me ... More >>
There really is a plastic beach. Not with Lou Reed and a bunch of cartoons making hip-hop music -- that's just a fictional backdrop for the third Gorillaz record -- but in the Pacific Ocean, where a soupy mixture of oceanic garbage has massed together to form something scientists have named the ... More >>
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:
www.thrasherstallons.comAnyone living in the city of angels got a little taste of Phoenix today, as temperatures hovered around 110 degrees for most of the day.Most people living in Los Angeles are novices when it comes to hellacious, oppressive, unfair heat. So, as you might expect, everyo ... More >>
Beach House and Other Indie Bands Are Escaping to the Beach in 2010
Taste the rainbow.Here in the states we count on Japan for all things innovative and weird (especially when there's no reason or practical application), so we were delighted to see that Abashiri Brewery, located on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, specializes in "unique" beers.
www.libertarianrepublican.com Jeff FlakeArizona Congressman Jeff Flake is in a new battle on Capitol Hill. He is smack dab in the middle of a rousing game of "who'd ya rather," sponsored by the folks at TMZ.For anyone who may not be a 17-year-old girl and isn't familiar with the rules of " ... More >>
Arizona Republic compliments of Rep. Jeff FlakeTop: Flake stands on the beach at sunset with the help of a tripod and a timer. Bottom: The island where Flake spent a week alone.What could be more relaxing than a week on your own private island in the Pacific Ocean? Well for one Arizona congressma ... More >>
There's no denying it. Charles Barkley's a character. He proselytizes. He womanizes. And his traffic stop after supposedly chasing a fellatio artist through the streets of Scottsdale two weeks ago will undoubtedly further his reputation. But before we burn Sir Charles at the stake (and let he who i ... More >>
By Benjamin Leatherman Revolver Records, 4214 North Seventh Avenue, just recently celebrated its first anniversary, so we figured the best way to fete the music store and its owner TJ Jordan would be to let y'all know what his top 10 best-selling LPs were for the week of September 1-7. (Its not muc ... More >>
By Benjamin Leatherman It’s a damn shame that in a city the size of Phoenix (the fifth largest in the nation last we checked) there’s a real dearth of cool independent music stores. But, hey, at least it lets us appreciate those scant few record shops that are available all the more. Like Revol ... More >>
By Benjamin Leatherman It always takes some dexterity to maneuver through the cramped aisles of the seemingly closet-sized East Side Records, 217 West University Drive in Tempe. But believe us, a little fancy footwork and extra is totally worth visiting the shop, since East Side's got all the good ... More >>
Devendra Banhart's latest bends and stretches, but doesn't break his spell
Afeelya Bunz may do just that during Decades
Tempe gallery bows out
Tijuana's Nortec genre fuses Latin roots and electronica
Lane-lubbers, kingpins and strike-aholics converge on AMF Tempe for Xtreme Bowling
Felon, swindler, liar, sleaze, pant-load. The many faces of Fife Symington
After spearheading the post-punk revival, GoGoGo Airheart is still on its own island
The indie-rock cult may hate it, but Liz Phair is perfectly happy making lovey-dovey pop
Need some quick cash? Everyone makes a killing when doctors and clinics scam the insurance companies.
Gray whales are leading tourists, conservationists and business operators on a rocky voyage toward economic and environmental salvation.
The road to Punta Abreojos is paved with hollow intentions
At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is providing cover for massive oil drilling that threatens to wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
Through its nods to tradition and embrace of innovation, Calexico emerges as a desert bloom
Everyone is good at something. Dr. Laura Fulginiti's genius is her ability to determine how someone died -- even if there's very little left of him.
Nomadic Tumbleweeds explores the road not taken
It's the Media Violence, Stupid
Lake Powell's high waters are flushing the Grand Canyon again. Is it Mother Nature's fault or the Bureau of Reclamation's?
WHILE THE BORDER PATROL IS ATTACKING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS, THE AGENCY IS LITERALLY RETREATING IN ARIZONA. THE RESULTS ARE COSTLY AND DANGEROUS.