Steve Chilton

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    5 Must-See Concerts This Weekend, 6/20 - 6/22

    Charity is the name of the game this weekend. Check out Fight Club Sadisco*, a brutal night involving fistfights and industrial music where proceeds will go to pay the cancer bills of one of the its founders, and Independents Bowl, a bowling tournament benefiting a local charity. If live music sound ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Cizmar/Chilton: Can Phoenix or Mesa Get Some Synergy Going After the Great Valley Venue Shakeup of 2010?

    ​It's been a tumultuous year for Phoenix-area venues. Kicking off with Modified Arts' move from indie rock venue to straight-up gallery, things have been shifting and sliding and opening and closing like gangbusters.Downtown all-ages venue Phix is the latest casualty, with Scottsdale's Chyro Arts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 4/15 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a box 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. When will Mesa's Nile Theatre re-open? What do Martin Cizmar and Steve Chilton think of the movement to get indie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Cizmar/Chilton: The Future of Indie Rock on KJZZ

    Lincoln and Douglas: You decide which is Steve and which is Martin.​The future of KJZZ has been a hot topic for a week or so now. The debate started with a Facebook group called "Bring Independent Music to KJZZ" which now racked up 1,000 fans and continued when the station's music director, Blais ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Phoenix Indie Bowl 2009 in Photos

    Sadly this purple bowling shirt did not say "Jesus" on the left breast.​First the bad news: New Times is not your 2009 Indie Bowl champions. I take full responsibility for the failure of our vaunted "All Midwest Transplant Team," as I had by far the team's lowest score of the night in our first ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Monsters of Folk Mural Pops Up

    Courtesy of Steve Chilton​If you've driven by Eye Lounge at Roosevelt and 4th Street lately you maybe have noticed this cool mural promoting the upcoming Monsters of Folk show at The Orpheum. Turns out local promoter Charlie Levy (the man behind Stateside Presents, which, if you've seen our Best O ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    May 20, 2009

    Star Swim Returns This Saturday

    Jonathan McNamaraThe scene at last summer's Star Swim. Last summer, one of the coolest (and indeed, hottest) places to be seen was at the Hotel San Carlos for the weekly Star Swim party. An absolute throng of hundreds of hepcats and kittens crowded the tiny pool area at the vintage auberge in down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Guest DJ Week on The Blaze: We're Loving It

    Around the New Times office we're really loving The Blaze's Guest DJ week (which I participated in yesterday). ASU's student radio station does this once a year, pulling in people like Murph from So Much Silence, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World and, right now, our man Steve Chilton.But, seriously guys ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009
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    March 23, 2009

    KJZZ's Story on I Heart AZ

    Right now I'm writing up a column on last week's I Heart AZ party, a SxSW showcase our blog contributor Steve Chilton threw last week in Austin, which was definitely the highlight of my week at the festival. Radio works faster than us print folks though, so I figured I'd share this story from NPR af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Austin Hearts AZ

    In some ways, Arizona's first "official unofficial" showcase at SxSW wasn't a big deal. Other cities, states, and countries have been doing it for years. Hell, Seattle's party is even promoted by a flier in the high-value real estate of the official party envelope you pick up with your badge. Butfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Review of Jimmy Eat World's NYC Show

    We should probably just declare this Jimmy Eat World Week at New Times. We've got an essay about Clarity running in Thursday's paper, along with my column on the 10 best emo songs of all time. On Up on the Sun, we've got a series of posts about Clarity's impact running every day up to Saturday's sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Just Announced: Black Lips, Cursive, Fall Out Boy, Gaslight Anthem, The Little Ones

    A great week for show announcements, as we've got indie faves The Black Lips, Cursive, Gaslight Anthem, and The Little Ones coming.Oh, and Fall Out Boy. You know, for kids.The Black Lips (above) have a druggy, melodic sound they call "psych-punk," which strikes me as something like The Stooges playi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2000

    Austin Hearts AZ

      In some ways Arizona's first "official unofficial" showcase at SxSW wasn't a big deal. Other cities, states and countries have been doing it for years. Hell, Seattle's party is even promoed with a flier in the high-value real estate of the official party envelope you pick up with you ... More >>