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Sarah Ventre

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    June 24, 2014

    20 Favorite Concerts at The Sail Inn

    If you ask any of the local musicians that have performed at The Sail Inn what they'll miss about the Tempe venue -- and we did -- you can expect its outdoor stage to be one of the most common answers. And probably some memories about all the many great shows they either saw or participated in while ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at the Rhythm Room on Wednesday, June 1

    Photos by Maria VassettDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.​Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.The Rhythm RoomWednesday, June 1, 2011Spoiler alert: If you're at all up to date on any recent NASCAR happenings, there will be a totally corny comparison later in this review. For now, however, I will focus my energies on what to ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Listen: Billie Maxwell and the Maxwell Family Orchestra

    Billie Maxwell: The first cowgirl singer. And she's from Arizona.​This week's feature is on the very first recorded music made by someone from the state of Arizona. The music of Billie Maxwell and her family comes from eastern Arizona's White Mountains and was put on wax in the l ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Billie Maxwell, Aaron Lewis, Arcade Fire, Talib Kweli and More in This Week's Issue

    Billie Maxwell and her family band.​Sarah Ventre went in search of the story of the oldest record ever made by an Arizona artist in this week's issue. Those records were made by original cowgirl singer Billie Maxwell and her humble family band from Eastern Arizona in the 1920s.To do that, Sarah sp ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Rebecca Black's Only Fan Lashes Out at Writer

    ​​Thank you, dear readers, for occasionally taking the time to give us at Up On The Sun some feedback on our writing. When I was growing up, my parents always told me that it's impossible to please everybody. Boy, were they right. Unfortunately it's impossible to please all of our readers, whic ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 9, 2010
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    November 18, 2010
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    October 21, 2010
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    October 15, 2010

    Tom VandenAvond, Frequis, WTFunk Friday, and Other Events This Weekend

    Benjamin LeathermanA typical night at TT Roadhouse, which is putting on a major party this weekend.One year ago, many fans of the TT Roadhouse such as myself probably had a major Malox moment going. Rumors were circulating that Brad Henrich, the longtime proprietor of the notorious Scottsdale dive ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Former New Times Music Intern Cops to Never Having Heard Pet Sounds on NPR Blog

    ​Sarah Ventre seemed like a great intern.She was hard-working, talented and friendly. Many of us at Phoenix New Times grew quite fond of her. The team of bloggers that brings you Up On The Sun was all incredibly happy for Sarah when she was offered a coveted internship at NPR's All Songs Considere ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Why Your Busboy Hates You

    Carol Blonder Cinder-fella ​In the tradition of Sarah Ventre (Why Your Cocktail Waitress Hates You), as well as our anonymous Starbucks barista and pizza delivery guy, the quintessential busboy shares his anecdotes of restaurant service and Why Your Busboy Hates You, as told ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    New Hooves T-Shirt Inspired By Black Cactus Haters

    ​This week's music feature about the Black Cactus Records clique has been causing a little stir, mostly because of a few quotes aimed at various local movers-and-shakers the Cacti aren't big fans of. Chief among them is Hooves, a band notorious for their drunken antics (read Jason Woodbury's feat ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 7/15 Issue

    ​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 was the real star of the show at Saturday night's Kings of Leon concert? What will Lindsay Lohan's best car ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Secret Cities, Secretions, Secret Parties, and Other July Fourth Weekend Thrills

    Sac-Town punkers The SecretionsFirst Friday in Downtown Phoenix (Friday):Music editor Martin Cizmar has already filled you in about Shawn Anderson's killer show later tonight at tonight's edition of the monthly art walk, but that ain't the only gig going down. In addition to the rockers of the Mader ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Brownie Showdown: Joy of Baking

    When we heard about the 26-page Pentagon brownie recipe published recently, we couldn't resist trying to bake them. Emphasis on trying. What better time for the next Chow Bella Showdown? We gathered the staff and got them baked -- er, baking. Whose cuisine will reign supreme? Tune in all week to se ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Bob Log III, Adam Arcuragi, Sticky Fingers' Michael Jackson Tribute, and More

    The ladies love Bob Log III, who's scheduled to perform at Chopper John's on Saturday Night.​Although downtown may or may not be ovah (depending on the particular mood of our fair editor Martin Cizmar), but in the meantime, East Phoenix might just be coming alive when it comes to live music. In a ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Why Your Starbucks Barista Hates You

    http://collegecandy.files.wordpress.comPlease, don't spoil her day. ​When Starbucks comes to mind, the avalanche of associations is unavoidable. But whether you adore the behemoth company or foam at the mouth in a crazy fit of wrath whenever you hear its name, well, no one actually cares as much a ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Rockaroke, Suns Viewing Party, Domo, Deathface, and Other Memorial Day Weekend Thrills

    Expect to see this kinda scene at the Sail Inn in Tempe tonight during rockaroke.​The Yucca Tap's loss is the Sail Inn's gain. In case you're not up on the comings and goings of the Valley's music scene, local legends the Zen Lunatics packed up their popular -- and award-winning -- rockaroke nigh ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Why Your Pizza Delivery Guy Hates You

    Jasmine HobeheidarWhaddaya mean "no tip?"​ They work hard to deliver hot, cheesy goodness to your front door and expect only a paltry tip in return. They are pizza guys and their stories deserve to be heard. The following is the tale as told to me by such a pizza guy. Should he attach his name to ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Concert Review: Frock 'N Roll

    BY SARAH VENTRESarah Ventre​ I have to admit, in a quiet, whispered voice, that I actually don't like Halloween. Trust me, I've tried. I've had no traumatic experiences around the event, or anything that should conceivably prevent me from enjoying the holiday that everyone else so loves. Sure, ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008
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    April 23, 2008

    Earth Day 5K at Tempe Beach Park

    By Sarah Ventre This year the city of Tempe decided to celebrate Earth Day in a new way. The city wanted to celebrate Earth Day in style and they did so by holding a 5K race around a man-made lake in the middle of the desert in which participants were asked to dress up in a manner that encourages ... More >>

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    April 20, 2008

    Theonix Arts Showcase Vol. III

    By Sarah Ventre Every third Friday of the month, Mesa-based Hollywood Alley turns their space into a place where art and music can come together with good food and cheap beer. Less upscale and underage than First Fridays downtown, Theonix Arts Showcase doesn’t follow the formula of taking an a ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Michio Kaku talks invisibility, teleportation and ray guns at Changing Hands Bookstore

    By Sarah Ventre The story goes that Albert Einstein passed away when Dr. Michio Kaku was growing up. That event caused him to dedicate his life to finishing what Einstein began and was unable to finish. Since that time, Dr. Kaku has become one of the leading physicists in the entire world, and ha ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Q&A: Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets

    New Times: Is there anything else you want to add? Cris Kirkwood: Hail Satan.

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    March 31, 2008

    Hometown Heroes and Rookie Rockers at Tempe Music Festival

    This year more than ever before, the festival sought to showcase local bands making the event truly reflective of Tempe. Inviting a few legendary hometown heroes to play didn’t hurt either. The most exciting headliner was, of course, the long awaited return of the Meat Puppets. Though they haven ... More >>

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