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    January 2, 2014

    10 Craziest Phoenix Crimes of the Month: December

    No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a pair of seriously disturbing murders, to a cop gone wild, to a lonely guy sn ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013
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    October 3, 2012

    Five Best Latin Records of 2012 (So Far)

    Besides signaling the (almost) end of summer, the beginning of October also puts us right smack in the middle of National Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 15 through October 15, stateside brown folks can celebrate, "the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestor ... More >>

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    September 22, 2012

    Merle Haggard, Wild Horse Pass Casino, 9/21/12

    Merle Haggard @ Wild Horse Pass Casino | Friday, September 21, 2012 We pity the grim reaper on the day he comes to collect the soul of Merle Haggard, because the iconic country musician won't be going anywhere without putting up a major fight. Without a speck of hyperbole, Haggard is a legitimate ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Piñata Protest, Rhythm Room, 8/14/12

    Piñata Protest @ Rhythm Room | 8/14/12 See also: Los Tigres del Norte, Wild Horse Pass Casino, 8/3/12 Much like in the United States, Mexican music is very regional. Our border brothers in the Northern Mexican states for example, have a predisposition for accordion-filled norteños, while rura ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Are Casino Concerts Guaranteed to Suck?

    See also: You Ready for the State Fair? A Guide to the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Schedule (feat. Adam Lambert, Weezer, Jane's Addiction, and More) See also: Joan Jett @ Talking Stick Resort I've always considered casino venues at the bottom of a musician's career, just above the state fair circ ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Daniel Johnston, Psychedelic Furs, Jason Aldean, Amanda Palmer, and More Just Announced Phoenix Shows

    Legendary singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston is coming to Crescent Ballroom on Sunday, November 11. The mythic outsider artist and inspiration to Kurt Cobain (who famously wore a Johnston shirt), Beck, Bright Eyes, The Flaming Lips, more (see the tribute album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discov ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Van Halen and Los Lobos Over the Weekend

    Van Halen at US Airways Center When the recently reunited Van Halen (featuring original vocalist David Lee Roth) announced it was postponing a handful of dates on its current tour, most people assumed that it was due to some conflict within the band. Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth wasted no tim ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    The Kooks at Four More British Bands that Give Us Hope for a Second British Invasion

    'Ello America!​We here at Up On the Sun are a tad local-centric. We like it that way. We love our local bands and, when it comes to expanding our interests, typically American bands get the attention. But hey, you have to give credit where credit is due. There are plenty of bands infiltrating our ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Adult Swim, Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Reverend Horton Heat, and America Over the Weekend

    ​Adult Swim Pool Party at Millennium Resort Adult Swim, formerly the hippest of weekly hipster pool parties, returned for just one day on Sunday. Promoters Jared Alan and Jen Deveroux brought Adult Swim to the Millennium Resort this summer instead of to the Downtown Phoenix pools of the past. ... More >>

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    July 16, 2011

    America at Wild Horse Pass Casino, 7-15-2011

    America, though they have aged a bit since this photo was first taken ​America Wild Horse Pass Casino Friday, July 15, 2011 Sure, the venues that America is likely to play these days have gotten smaller, but it doesn't mean that the band isn't still capable of putting on a good show. The crow ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    April Lohrenz at Spitfire Grill & Tavern

    April Lohrenz ​April Lohrenz wears many hats. There's the promoter hat, which she wore while working years ago as a promoter for Budweiser, travelling all over the country to promote the beer company at hydroplane speed boat races. There's the student hat, which she currently dons as she stu ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Smashing Pumpkins Coming To Gila River Casino's Wild Horse Pass in December

    Watch Billy Corgan and then hit the blackjack tables.​What's more humbling for an alt-rock band whose better days are behind them? Playing a free concert being put on by a radio station or performing at a casino. In a few weeks, Smashing Pumpkins will have the dubious distinction of having done bo ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Paul Rodriguez Cancels Arizona Comedy Show in Protest Over SB 1070, and Denver Public Schools District Signs On To Boycott

    photo by Michael SchwartzLatin King of Comedy Paul Rodriguez says SB1070 is too broad and targets all Hispanics Comedian Paul Rodriguez, one of the "Latin Kings of Comedy," has canceled his upcoming May 1 show at Chandler's Wild Horse Pass Casino, partly in protest over Arizona's new pro-racial prof ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Coyotes to Shuttle Fans from East Valley to Glendale for Games; Desperation's Setting In​The Phoenix Coyotes have finally come up with a good idea to get people to go to games -- the organization will drive them there.One week after setting a franchise record for fewest tickets sold, Coyotes President Douglas Moss announced today the team's newest attempt to boost a ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    Hot Links: Canyon Rescue, Shootings, and Joan Rivers Day

    National Park Service officials at the Grand Canyon rescued a Colorado man after he fell on his head during a hike. A helicopter airlifted the man to Flagstaff Medical Center, but NPS officials declined to say what the man's condition was...A Phoenix mother accidentally shot her 12-year-old daug ... More >>

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    February 1, 2008

    The Great 2008 Boom: Talavera, Estate House, Bourbon Steak and more...

    Alto, at the Hyatt Regency, is one of many new high-end eateries on the local foodie radar If you love going to restaurants, this is a really good time to be hungry. The new year has already brought a flurry of new places to eat, drink, and be merry, and there's more to come. Talavera, which rep ... More >>

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    October 2, 2003

    Tee and Sympathy

    PGA golf event benefits charity