Rome (Italy)

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Vivo! Ristorante in Scottsdale Offers Friendly Service and Pricey Italian Cuisine

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Mickey Avalon's Co-Dependent Relationship with Frat Culture

    This was supposed to just be an article about douche bags. It was supposed to highlight a sleazy rapper with a drug-addled party complex that mirrored the underbelly of the equally sleazy frat scene found just a few miles from Phoenix. See, Mickey Avalon has his dual lives: he's a recovering addic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Meet The Band The Butthole Surfers' Paul Leary Turned Down a $20K Gig to Produce

    These days, The Burning of Rome frontman Adam Traub is a happy man. His band's self-described "Jesus and Mary Chain doing a Spaghetti Western" style is fully realized on the Burning of Rome's new album, Year of the Ox (Surfdog Records), and in the last year, the band has shared stages with a number ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week, 8/18 to 8/21

    Check out our picks for the best shows happening in Phoenix this week. Don't forget the browse our comprehensive music listings if you'd like more options.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    25 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix in August

    We're officially hip deep into the time of year that's officially know as the dog days of summer, which -- if you're not familiar with the term -- refers to the most sweltering period of the season. But while the weather might be keeping your ass glued to the couch, it's not stopping chart-topping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Northern Italian White Wines: Stuff I'm Geekin' On

    Mid-April is upon us in the Valley, which means temperatures are beginning to hint at summer. The macho among us will make a point of bragging about not turning their A/C on until it hits such and such temperature, as if were a contest to see how much heat they can endure. I, however have already tu ... More >>

  • Film

    December 12, 2013
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    October 29, 2013

    Dia De Los Muertos: Culturally DOA but a Bake-Worthy Occasion

    My nightmares are filled with the drunken faces of American college kids smeared with paint depicting garish skulls, twisted toothy grins, hollow cheekbones, black pools of pain for eyes... Death isn't the scary part here, it's the ever increasing popularity of the Day of the Dead and its related im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Five Replacement Lead Singers Even Weirder Than Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington

    Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington has gotten all the way off the ground, which is a first step that a lot of reconstituted rock bands never quite reach. Diehard STP fans are still mostly nonplussed, but a lot of them are going to the shows anyway; casual fans are interested enough in the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    5 Things to Eat and Drink in Rome and Florence

    This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what -- where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town.  For most people travel means sightseeing and shopping-- but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    European-Style Coffee Shop Coming to Scottsdale in September

    Java hounds on the hunt for a coffee shop with a European edge may want to make note of Altitude Coffee Lab. Coming to the McCormick Ranch area in early September, Altitude Coffee Lab will feature an in-house roasting system, rare and exotic beans, and "a relaxed European-style atmosphere reminisce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Will You See Sublime With Rome Without Bradley Nowell?

    It can't be easy being the other members of Sublime in 2013. On a cynical--but very real--level, you reached your peak fame and earning power in 1996, at the moment your band's lead singer died and ensured you wouldn't reach it again. On an idealistic--but very real--level, you reached the peak of y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Cibo's Gluten-Free Pizza Is a Life Saver

    Gluten avoiders looking for pizza are like the undead, staggering around moaning, drooling, eyes darting from venue to venue, minds foggy with memories of pizzas past and just enough brain matter left to keep hope alive. After all, we've eaten pizza in Chicago, New York, and Italy, and we know the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    The 4th of July is for buying Chinese fireworks and being a proud American. Maya Day & Nightclub is betting that you might also enjoy some music by a certain very famous British DJ. The War of 1812 is still felt pretty acutely 'round these parts, thank you very much. Regardless: Here's five shows ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013
  • News

    September 27, 2012
  • Film

    September 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    You Ready for the State Fair? A Guide to the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Schedule

    See also: Snoop Dogg at the Arizona State Fair See also: Judas Priest at the Arizona State Fair It used to be that playing the state fair circuit meant you were a has-been, that your rock 'n' roll career had gone belly up (you know, like billed after the puppet show, Spinal Tap-style). Maybe it' ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    10 Favorite Gelato Spots in Greater Phoenix

    The origins of gelato -- Italian ice cream made with less butterfat, a higher density, and served slightly warmer than its American counterpart -- date back to frozen treats made from mountaintop snow and ice in ancient Rome and Egypt. Thankfully, for those of us in search of the frozen sweet trea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    John Huppenthal Invokes Mein Kampf, Queen Boudica, and Hannibal, Rationalizing War on Ethnic Studies Students and Teachers

    Hupp goes all Hannibal on the MAS crowd, 6:34 onWhat I like about Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is his consistency. You know when he opens his mouth, he's bound to say something stupid. It's just a matter of how stupid.His latest round of revelatory idiocies -- at leas ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    St. Vincent​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Today's list comes from contributor Melissa Fossum. Maybe I'm too indecisive for my own good, but year-end lists are always a cha ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Alexa Wilson's Perfect Food Day

    Alexa Wilson ​Alexa Wilson, also known as "the plate lady" is part of the back of the house happenings that you don't usually see as a regular diner. She is the one that executive chefs, banquet managers, food and beverage managers, pastry chefs and any other decision maker in a restaurant t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Incoming: Alien Ant Farm, Old School Jam, Stephen Stills, Sublime With Rome, Wale

    ​There are only two kinds of people in the world: those who think Sublime will always be great and those who believe Sublime could only be great as long as Bradley Nowell was around (I guess there is a third kind, too -- people who hate Sublime, but forget about those folks).Either way, it's time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Brett Vibber of Tempe's Center Bistro

    Maya Dukmasova Executive Chef Brett Vibber at Center Bisto ​This week we talk with Executive Chef Brett Vibber at the recently re-opened and renovated Center Bistro in Tempe. Born and raised in Tempe, Chef Vibber has traveled far and wide, learning recipes and techniques and approaching pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    U.S. Airways Pilots: Airline Tried to Intimidate Pilot into Flying Malfunctioning Plane

    ​The union representing pilots for Tempe-based U.S. Airways say that last month, the airline tried to intimidate a pilot into flying a malfunctioning plane. When she refused, the U.S. Airways Pilots Association says, she was forced off the plane and "met by U.S. Airways corporate security and esco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Kirti Dwivedi's Perfect Food Day

    Kirti Dwivedi​You might have seen Kirti Dwevedi at one of her favorite restaurants, tweeting about eating (she's a self-professed social media addict - @DiyaMarketing) and otherwise thinking about food. She tweets about live organ donation (#TinyFabKidney) as her mother needed and miraculously fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Chad Krystals Explains "Keep It Live" Off Mind Games

    Chad Krystals, 'Mind Games'​Next week is a special one for Chad Krystals. The local hip-hop musician is releasing his new, third independent album, Mind Games, on July 5, off his own independent label, Krystal Clear Inc. He's giving Valley music fans a little taste of the album with a special show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Train Makes 'Drops of Jupiter' Wine

    ​Pop music hit makers Train are making a "Drops of Jupiter" wine, according to Entertainment Weekly.Train's wine, which is a 2009 Petite Sirah, will be available for just $9.99 as of July 18. The proceeds from the sales will be donated to a charity called Family House.The idea for making the group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    What's Selling? Top Ten Lists from Valley Record Stores

    Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Looks like Fleet Foxes are doing pretty well this week, with their heady folk album Helples ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi's Rome

    ​Danger Mouse has done a lot of things over the course of his career, but Rome, his new album released yesterday with composer Daniele Luppi, may be one of his best projects. As a producer, Danger Mouse (born Brian Burton), has received accolades for his work with artists like the Gorillaz and B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Death Cab For Cutie to Stream New Music Video as They Shoot It

    ​The music video for Death Cab For Cutie's latest song "You Are A Tourist" is about to be made, but it won't be a typical music video shoot, according to Pitchfork.Death Cab has chosen to make a live stream available to allow their fans to watch the music video creation process as the video i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2011

    Assassin Screed

    Angels, inquisitors, and dybbuks, oh my

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Arrowheart, What Are You Eating?

    Sara Robinson​Sara Robinson What'd you eat for dinner last night? I had a 6-inch turkey sub from Subway, Sara-style! Favorite food: During the week, I eat healthy, but on weekends I eat my favorite food, which is the breadsticks from Olive Garden and Orange Chicken from Panda Express. Least favo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    Happy B-Day, Tosca

    Torture, murder, and suicide set to music

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2010

    Weezer at Fall Frenzy Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaWeezer on stage at Arizona Fall Frenzy.​New York magazine put it best: "There are few things more terrifying to longtime Weezer fans these days than the prospect of a new Weezer album."That review of the band's latest album -- sarcastically headlined, "Is Hurley Weezer's Best Album Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2010

    The Dirty Heads and Sublime at Tempe Beach Park Last Night

    ​There was something about reggae riffs and smoking weed that really appealed to yesterday's Fall Frenzy crowd. In between the harder rockin' lineups scheduled for Friday and Sunday was a hippie day. California bands The Dirty Heads, Sublime and Weezer had a lot to offer locals who enjoy good jams ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010
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    May 3, 2010

    Arizona Fall Frenzy 2010 Announced: Weezer, Devo, The Cult, STP, Primus

    The scene at Fall Frenzy 2009.​The lineup for Arizona Fall Frenzy 2010 has been announced and it's a huge step-forward for the festival, in its second year at Tempe Beach Park.Stone Tempe Pilots and The Cult top the bill on Friday, September 17. Tickets are $75 or $80 at the door. Weezer, "Sublime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Scab "Sublime" Singer To Appear On X103.9

    Does this look like a good place to do a little dancing? Ask X103.9.​The radio station formerly known as "The Edge," X103.9, will host the new singer of "Sublime" on Friday. Rome Ramirez, a chubby 21-year-old California kid who was in elementary school when Brad Nowell died of a heroin overdose, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Phoenix (Band) at the Marquee Theatre

    Kirsten Veng-PedersenPhoenix singer Thomas Mars on stage at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. See more shots in our Phoenix Slide Show.​Just how ridiculous are the Grammy Awards? The nominees for 2010 "Best Alternative Music Album" included Depeche Mode and David Byrne, two acts that were active for a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009
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    January 9, 2009

    Chef Aaron May's Autostrada Opens Tomorrow

    What to do this Saturday? Well, if you want to hit up the very newest place in town, there's Autostrada, a casual Italian spot at DC Ranch. Tonight's their last night of "friends and family" service, and tomorrow is their first full day open to the general public. This is the long-awaited new restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Mayor Phil "Goober" Gordon passes the buck on the slaying of Officer Nick Erfle.

    Look at this incompetent putz. No wonder our cops are getting killed right and left. They say Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and Phil "Goober" Gordon suns himself in the tropics and passes the buck as PHX cops are boldly shot down during daylight in the center of the city. Just as he did when a se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    The Heartless Give Punk a Heart Attack

    By Brendan Joel Kelley The Heartless If you missed local pop/punk/rock outfit the Heartless at the band's CD release party recently, you'll want to check out the tracks below (if energetic pop/punk is your thing). When the band dropped its EP This Could Take Some Getting Used To last year I wrote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2007

    Be my guest

    Feeling blue: Roaring Forties rocks My Sunday evening ritual involves HBO (currently Rome, but soon to be The Sopranos and Entourage), a handful of friends in my tiny living room, and snacks -- the more, the better. The group consists of me, my foodie/fashionista friend, and a bunch of hungry gu ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 11, 2004

    The Prince of Pasta

    Mangia at Marcellino Ristorante

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