Season 2 of the American version of The Office is my favorite TV show ever, and because I am a glutton for punishment, I've been using tonight's series finale mostly as an excuse to understand how old I and my tastes (and the DVDs I watched all those Jim and Pam moments on over and over) are getting ... More >>
Amid his own investigation by the feds, Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a press conference yesterday afternoon to discuss the preliminary findings of his "cold-case posse" that suggests President Barack Obama's birth certificate is in fact a forgery. Arpaio and lead investigator of the volunteer posse Mike ... More >>
Looks like the Coachella runoff just keeps on...uh...running off. Florence and the Machine, scheduled to play the Indio Festival on Sunday April 15 and 22, is making a side trip over to Comerica Theatre on Friday, April 20. 2011 was big for singer Florence Welsh -- her sophomore album, Ceremonia ... More >>
Do you know who Taboo is?Well, as is mentioned a few times in the video above, a sketch from this week's Saturday Night Live, he's a member of The Black Eyed Peas. Why do you care? Understandably, most people don't. However, since Taboo (real name: Jaime Luis Gomez) has the distinction of being ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanVoluptuous vixens were in abundance during Valentine's weekend at Narcisse Champagne Lounge in Scottsdale.If Christopher Walken's memorable turn on Saturday Night Live as The Continental taught us anything, it's that the ladies love a fine bottle of cham-pahn-ya. Said lesson was p ... More >>
It was a busy weekend for indie king Sufjan Stevens, according to Pitchfork.He released a music video for his song "Too Much" today. The video kicks off with a colorful visual mess that looks like it came straight out of an M.I.A. video. The rest of it is a series of hipsters that are sporting a ... More >>
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. Is selling two minutes of silence the weirdest thing Thom Yorke has ever done?What are the five best musical mome ... More >>
From the Blues Brothers to Steve Martin playing King Tut, legendary musical moments are part of what make Saturday Night Live more than just another comedy show.SNL still holds its own sometimes but it was at its prime a few decades ago when it was lot edgier. Edginess is an, ahem, double-edged s ... More >>
Mr. MacDonald arrives in Tempe
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Saturday Night LiveSNL's Weekend Update on Arizona: "It's a dry fascism"Like you need more proof that Arizona has become a national joke due to its wingnutty gun laws, its conspiranutty birther bill, and its racist new immigration law SB 1070, Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update took aim at the sta ... More >>
Christmas songs are one place where "new" definitely doesn't equal "good" in the minds of the masses, even in the newness-focused realm of popular music.Personally I'm pretty attached to The Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick" and Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You," the two greatest pop ... More >>
Take a look at those handsome Frenchmen. Can you guess which one is married to Sofia Coppola? (Second from the left)Fleet Foxes? Check. TV on the Radio? Check. Parisian rockers Phoenix join the ranks as the next hip, trendy band to grace SNL's music stage this season. Their next album, Wolfgang Amad ... More >>
Eh, the album cover could have been better, but the songs are superbIt all started on Saturday Night Live in December 2005. Midway through a so-so episode of the New York institution, we were treated to a digital short featuring Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg. The premise was simple enough: two whi ... More >>
As reported on this past Friday, Fleet Foxes have been named the musical guest for this Saturday's episode of Saturday Night Live with host Rosario Dawson. Lorne Michaels booked the band to perform a week after sugary-sweet teen pop-star Taylor Swift graced the stage, ushering in the second time Fle ... More >>
See more and better reproduced Maakies strips, here. Tony Millionaire's sort of the Charles Bukowski of comics. That is, if Bukowski'd been obsessed with Patrick O'Brian novels, French shipbuilding, and eating monkey brains. Millionaire, 51, is the creator of the world's greatest comic strip, the M ... More >>
Smokescreen Just received a CD and e-mails from the local band Smokescreen, and I'm torn between two opinions about its marketing strategy. I like the band; it sounds like lush late-'90s alt-rock in the vein of Radiohead or the Pumpkins, but not too clone-esque. Here's the strategy though: the band ... More >>
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