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    August 13, 2014

    Paul McCartney - US Airways Center - 8/12/2014

    While waiting for Paul McCartney to start his set Tuesday night at US Airways Center, I tried to think of living and performing musicians who are irrefutably rock legends (metal bands purposefully excluded). I came up with The Who, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Rush, and The Beach Bo ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014
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    July 30, 2014

    All Hail Babymetal, the J-Pop-Loving Metal Band of the Damned

    Earlier this month, news circulated widely that a metal group called Unlocking the Truth have inked a record deal worth $1.7 million with Sony Music Entertainment. Loads of outlets picked up on the item, including People, CBS News and other places where you wouldn't expect to read about no-name meta ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Top 10 Ways to Be a Complete Cheapskate Around Phoenix

    Listen, money doesn't grow on trees. Nor does it grow on cacti.If you want more ways to save a buck or two around Phoenix, we've got 10 methods to do so:

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    May 30, 2014

    Top 5 Concerts To See In Phoenix This Weekend, 5/30 - 6/1

    There are two words sum up the greatest concert going on this weekend in Phoenix. They are "Billy" and "Joel." But if you can't score a ticket or just can't afford one, there are still plenty of other options this weekend, from noise-punk (Perfect Pussy) to stoner rock (Fu Manchu) to weird-ass ner ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    You've got less than a month of shopping days until you think about doing Black Friday for a minute and then just decide to go closer to Christmas instead. In the meantime, consider giving yourself the gift of any of these five must-see Phoenix shows.

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    November 7, 2013

    Oh God, Miley Cyrus Is Coming to Phoenix

    PHOENIX, AZ: 2 AMC. Some of the elders still remember the Beforetimes. They claim not to, especially to the guards, but I see it in their faces when they're alone together. They remember life before Miley Cyrus came to Phoenix. When they're alone--after work and before the Two Minute Sext--I watch ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Five Great Shows We Saw This Summer

    As a Midwestern transplant, I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out what is summer and what isn't in Arizona. I left my last apartment in the spring, back in April, and arrived here two days later in the summer. From what I'm told, it will continue until sometime next April. But seasons were how ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Without using a time-turner--and those things are dangerous--it's impossible to see every show in Phoenix every week. It's not even possible to see all five shows in this list. But I really don't think you should resort to time-travel. There'll be five more must-see shows this weekend, after all. ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: Astor House in Phoenix Is Hosting a Cocktail Class this Saturday Chow Bella's One-Stop Guide to Metro Phoenix Food Trucks: When and Where to Find Them 5-5-5 Wine Tasting at The ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Rush Recording Upcoming Phoenix Show for DVD Release in 2013

    Rush does its own thing. Resolutely, absolutely, completely. The "Holy Triumvirate's" fierce individualism can be viewed as a tribute to one of its heroes, Ayn Rand, but it's okay if you're not into the Objectivist thing; you can appreciate Rush for exactly what it is: a power trio that's enjoyed ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    T.I., Andrew Jackson Jihad, Lady Gaga, and More Just Announced Phoenix Show

    Quasi-political folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad, a band that would be hard to take seriously, if not for the ballsy lyrical stylings displayed on songs like "American Tune" and "Joe Arpaio is a Punk," is hitting The Crescent Ballroom Sunday, November 18. If you've never heard them (unlikely if you' ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Ryan Gaumont, What Are You Listening To?

    Ryan Gaumont Gaumont is a member of local sketch comedy troupe Bully Mammoth and is a stand-up comedian. See him perform at Stand Up Scottsdale! in Scottsdale this Friday, August 31 at 9 p.m. For more details, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would ... More >>

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    August 5, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Incoming: The Black Keys, El-P, Sharon Van Etten

    Blues rock masters The Black Keys have been on top of the world lately. They've toured the globe, sold out Madison Square Garden twice, and headlined every music festival under the sun (including this year's Coachella fest, where they teamed up with Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty during ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Incoming: Jason Mraz, Pennywise, Jeff the Brotherhood

    Guess who's looking a lot older and more strung out than last time anyone saw him? Good ol' Jason Mraz. You'd think that someone who has "the remedy" would easily be able to keep himself from looking like an aging schlub of a musician. Au contraire, mon frère. Simply observe -- he looks something l ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Incoming: Roger Waters, Gigantour, New Edition

    Riverfront Times​Roger Waters is coming back to the US Airways Center to perform The Wall in its entirety once again. I was there last time, and many would agree that it was easily one of the best shows to have come through Phoenix in 2010.Roger Waters, New Edition, Megadeth and Motorhead will be ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Rush at US Airways Center 6/16/11

    Photos by Maria VassettRush at US Airways Center​ Rush US Airways Center Thursday, June 16 It's always exciting when a band pays tribute to their most successful album by playing it from beginning to end. It was no surprise that US Airways Center was nearly sold out last night, packed with thous ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 20, 2011

    Lil Wayne at U.S. Airways Center Last Night

    Maria VassettLil Wayne performing at U.S. Airways Center last night.​Lil Wayne US Airways Center, Phoenix Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Lil Wayne has entertained the idea of morphing from a rapper into a full-fledged rock star for a few years now. Why would one of the world's most successful rappers wa ... More >>

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    March 27, 2011

    Lady Gaga at US Airways Center Last Night ( VIDEO)

    Maria VassettLady Gaga performs at US Airways Center.​Lady GagaMay 26, 2011US Airways CenterFor fans who were seeing Lady Gaga's Monster Ball a second time last night, they definitely got a little something new.She closed out the show with a "Born This Way" performance reminiscent of her spot on t ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Singer/Assailant Chris Brown Added to Roster for Phoenix Celebrity Shootout

    ​Yesterday I kinda bagged on the "celebrities" committed to playing in this year's version of the annual Jack in the Box Celebrity Shootout at US Airways Center.Today organizers added another big name. The Good News: The name is big. REALLY big. Pretty much everyone who cares even a little about ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Jared Dudley and the Phoenix Suns Stay Tough, But Can't Topple the Los Angeles Lakers Dudley led the Phoenix Suns with 21 points during last night's defeat by the Los Angeles Lakers.​The final minutes of last night's game pitting the Phoenix Suns against the Los Angeles Lakers at US Airways Center were pulse-pounding and exciting, but Planet Orange ultimately lost ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    This Week In Chow Bella:

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Get Your Gingerbread Fix US Airways Center Upgrades Concession Menu Guido Sa ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 12/2 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.What long-forgotten nugget did Jason P. Woodbury unearth for the first installment of his "Obscuro" column?What di ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    'American Idol' Live! at US Airways Center Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaAmerican Idol Live​American Idol Live! August 12, 2010US Airways CenterFor Valley residents who always wanted to make it out to the American Idol studios but never did, last night at US Airways Center was their opportunity to see the top 10 contestants from 2010's season perform on th ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    August 13 In Blogs: Elizabeth Gilbert, Barack Obama, Black Sabbath, Food Porn, and John McCain

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    March 23, 2010

    Phoenix Suns Escape Golden State with Win After 264-Point Shootout'e Stoudemire: Another huge night.​The NBA's top two scoring teams did exactly what was expected of them Monday night in Oakland, where the Phoenix Suns escaped with a 133-131 win over the Golden State Warriors. The Suns moved to 19 games over .500 win and maintained their hold ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Lord of the Kings

    Suns look to sweep Sacramento

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    September 15, 2009

    Kanye West, Lady Gaga Plot Tour: Phoenix is First Stop

    ​Kanye West and Lady Gaga are coming to U.S. Airways Center on November 10, the first date on their Fame Kills joint tour.Having been blown away by Kanye's last tour, I'm super excited, as you should be, even if that Taylor Swift stunt pissed you off, as it did Michael Lopez.Full concert dates bel ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Beyonce Gets Emotional Over Michael Jackson At U.S. Airways Show

    Victor J. PalaganoBeyonce busted out several gold dresses for her show at U.S. Airways Center... and we mean "busted."Given that yesterday was the day the world said goodbye to Michael Jackson with a glitzy, arena-sized sendoff, it shouldn't have been surprising to see Beyonce dedicate a song to the ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Concert Calendar for This Weekend: Billy Joel, Elton John, JFA, Mega 104.3's Spring Jam, and More

    As music editor Martin Cizmar mentioned in his post earlier today, the slate of concerts scheduled to go down from tonight until Sunday kinda pales in comparison to the overwhelming assortment of superstars who'll be in town next weekend. But while this weekend's line-up of major music and comedy e ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Does This Show Make Me Look Fat?

    Dear readers, we here at Up on the Sun love you all and think you are all beautiful people. So believe us when we tell you that this heads-up about The Biggest Loser auditions being in the Valley this weekend has nothing to do with our personal feelings toward you. Hell, we could all stand to lose a ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Ghosts of Christmas Past: Spurs Return Tonight for First Time Since Their Heartbreaking Defeat of Suns

    Roger Mason of the (grrrr) Spurs It's Christmas Day in Phoenix. You wake up early, even before the kids, to take care of some last-minute errands. But it isn't because you're a good dad and want to be free of afternoon obligations in order to spend quality time with the fam. No, you do it because t ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Overtime Flies

    Suns, Mavs aren’t the same, but hey, it’s still Suns-Mavs

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    December 25, 2008
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    May 29, 2008
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    May 15, 2008

    Ladies First

    Who won Phoenix’s inaugural b-ball title? Hint: It wasn’t the Suns.

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    April 24, 2008

    Fair Weather Fools

    C’mon, folks. We have a winner in town. Remember?

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    September 14, 2007

    Future Shock: Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Citizen Fish, and more

    You won’t need to crack open any Shasta when reading this week’s edition of Future Shock, since the latest crop of “just announced” concerts heading to the Valley is already packed with plenty of pop. From squeaky clean bubblegum starlets to cutie-pie pop-punkers, we’re gonna be giving you ... More >>

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    October 20, 2005

    Got Game?

    Dodgeballs to the wall

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    May 6, 2004

    Fang Base

    Rattlers fans get one last home game

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