Everyone's trying to get more bang for their buck these days. That's even true for the thriftier members of the young and beautiful party crowd, who usually show up early at nightspot hotspots in order to score early bird drink specials before the rest of the population crowd the place.
And then th ... More >>
It was a night of porn like no other.
Before relocating to Arizona I did a night shift at KUNC, a public radio station in Fairbanks, Alaska. Broadcasts occasionally adopted a theme and one show was devoted to '70s soundtracks. My friend Nathan, who has the most eclectic taste in music, frequently ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
St. VincentWelcome 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 >>
Photos by Melissa Fossum
Monday, November 7
"Epic" is a word that has come to be synonymous with the music of M83. Fans use it to describe the band's live experience and frontman Anthony Gonzalez himself has used it to describe the double-album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanWelcome to the Dollhouse.As its name portends, there were plenty of dolls on hand for the opening weekend at Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge in Scottsdale. Dime pieces were on the walls of Old Town's newest nightlife playground in the form of stylish magazine covers arrang ... More >>
Maria VassettKid Rock and Sheryl CrowAshley Furniture HomeStore PavilionFriday, August 5On paper, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow come off like a study in contrasts, some sort of "beauty and the beast" proposition. Crow has always been easy to like -- or at least hard to actively dislike. Her '90s hits ... More >>
Barbara and Steve McQueen.Do you know who Steve McQueen is?If not, just ask your mom and watch her get all hot and bothered while she talks about him. And then feel really, really uncomfortable.I'm
no expert on the guy (my boyfriend just scoffed at me because I've
never seen "Bullitt") but Steve McQ ... More >>
Seven Car Pileup
Seven Car Pileup
With all the American Idol in Phoenix fever it took me awhile to sit down and do this week's You Asked For It. Luckily, Seven Car Pileup, was a nice change of pace, sounding like nothing you'll ever hear on Idol. Unless, that is, Chris Daughtry bri ... More >>