The Biggest Music-Related News Stories of 2012
Benjamin Leatherman The crime scene at the Clubhouse Music Venue on Saturday, March 3.
As 2012 winds down, we're all reflecting. There were ups and downs in Phoenix all year. The Valley music community lost valued members, The Sound Strike (sort of) ended. Justin Bieber, not to be outdone, puked on stage in Glendale.
Here's our look back at the biggest Up on the Sun news stories in 2012.
Poor Justin. Things were going okay during his set at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale when all of the sudden he spewed chunks. He blamed it on some bad milk, but local art-rockers Man-Cat quickly got accused of poisoning the Biebs by "advocacy group" Association for Artistic Integrity.
"We have received damning evidence that local Phoenix-based radical audio-terrorist faction/'band' Man-Cat was directly involved in the attempted poisoning of Justin Bieber
this past Saturday at Jobing.com arena," AAI said in an email to the New Times. "The truth lies in video footage we have compiled to inform the masses."
"Approximately one hour before the concert, the dangerous, audio terrorist faction known as Man-Cat was spotted at the scene of the crime," a mustache masked man says in the video. It's almost convincing -- until you remember that Man-Cat is behind the phony group, using the guise as a vehicle for clever, often ingenious, commentary on the state of pop music.