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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Courtesy of Steve ChiltonIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>