Change brings both a new outlook and new detractors. Ask Jimmy Stadt, vocalist for upstate New York post-hardcore outfit Polar Bear Club, whose newfound vocal range brings a sheen to Polar Bear Club's tight pop-rock structures that can still open up a pit. On Death Chorus, the band's fourth release ... More >>
Jacques Qualin J&G Steakhouse The Phoenician Resort 6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale 480-214-8000, jgsteakhousescottsdale.com See also: -- Matt Pool on Chris Bianco, Andreoli Italian Grocer, and Phoenix as a Food Town -- Chef Kevin Binkley a Finalist for James Beard Award This is part one of ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>
Todd Sicolo T. Cook's at Royal Palms Resort & Spa 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 602-808-0766 royalpalmshotel.com See also: -- Josh Riesner of Scottsdale's Pig & Pickle Dishes on Bartending Bullshit and What He Ate That You Never Will - Keenan Bosworth of Pig & Pickle Dishes about Chrysa Robertso ... More >>
Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>
The Spot in Gilbert, where owner Brian Kingdeski talks family values and bringing homemade classics, at an affordable price. Although an undeniably Google-unfriendly name, "The Spot" fits this restaurant like a glove. With dexterity that reveals Kingdeski's decades of experience in the restaurant ... More >>
In this week's issue of New Times, you'll see our annual Resolution Guide. This year: a collection of writers and contributors resolved to love their city. Some failed and succeeded (read Snapshots of a City, and New-Found Love for a Hometown), and others found reasons to love Phoenix because of ... More >>
Tasers: safer than PCP.Scottsdale-based Taser International, the manufacturer of stun guns used by police departments all over the world, is off the hook for two Taser-related deaths because the two men who died were each had PCP in their systems when they were zapped by authorities.One of the me ... More >>
It puts the lotion on its skin"Buffalo" William Willis, the alleged cross-dressing kiddy-porn connoisseur who removed his court ordered ankle monitor earlier this week, was not only busted by U.S. Marshals yesterday, he was busted wearing a wig -- which is both fitting and terrifying.When Willis ... More >>
Payton CurryPayton J. CurryThe chef recently launched a pop-up concept at the Welcome Diner. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Cat Power Radio. It's been one of those weeks for me. I don't do radio at all. What's the last song played ... More >>
Carol BlonderPosh pastry chef Melissa Barth Like most younger siblings, Melissa Barth liked to follow her big brother around. In high school she entered a culinary program to be just like him. Her brother went on to a career in computers, but once Melissa hit the pastry station, she never wanted ... More >>
Shawn AndersonBarenaked Ladies Dodge Theatre July 25, 2010Ed Robertson is probably the more talented of the two founding members of Barenaked Ladies. Creative input aside, Robertson is a master chameleon, both able to mimic the boisterous nerdiness of ex-frontman Steven Page and do all the little ... More >>
Rivers Cuomo and family are safe following an icy bus crash last night in upstate New York.In a bit of unfortunate news, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo had to be hospitalized after the bus carrying him, his family and an assistant hit a patch of ice, busted through a guardrail and ended up in a ditch earl ... More >>
In the past few months, a lot of local restaurants have postponed openings (indefinitely, for some), but the most high-profile, highly anticipated one is making its debut before the end of this year, as promised. It's J&G Steakhouse, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's upscale ... More >>
Joke band returns. No joke.
The patriotic pigeon uses the bleedin facts to peck holes in the rantings of 9/11 conspiracy wacktivists!
Another winning season ends for Pat Murphy and his baseball team. Now, it's ASU management's turn at bat
Phoenix's downtown is not a place for artists and business owners looking for a fashionable address or an established scene. But it's just right for those who want to blaze urban trails into a city with a suburban soul
Bill Murray gets a Dear Don letter
It's no fun being an illegal alien
The Walkmen drop out of the New York rock revival
Hundreds of bands converge on Peoria Sports Complex
Philosophy and propaganda mingle in multi-media performance
Dogville screws the pooch
Camp charms, but it needs less talking and more singing
Everclear keeps perfecting its fiery punk pop. But is their demise in sight?
Local improv musicians converge on Sail Inn for 4:20 Fest. Sedona may lie in their future.
The Last Waltz (WB/Rhino)
After marauding up and down the East Coast, and befriending Ween, Less Pain Forever returns for the holidays
Mercury Rev looks to the future without forgetting its past
A prodigal brother brings home a little trouble but much joy in irresistible You Can Count on Me
Is Chinese 'Forbidden City' exhibition in tea leaves for Phoenix Art Museum?
The president came to town and all I got was a good look at his red neck
Heavy sheds light on overweight misfit
Creator Kate Millett puts a lid on the art controversy that won't die
A survey of recent roots, funk, R&B and surf releases
THE FORMER OAKLAND A'S PITCHER GOT ENTANGLED IN THE THEFT OF A MILLION-DOLLAR PICASSO. EXCEPT IT WASN'T A PICASSO.