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2010 Stories by Jason P. Woodbury

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  • Enchantment: Songs About New Mexico (1976)

    published Dec 21, 2010

    ​Welcome to Obscuro, a weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far esca... More >>

  • Andrew Jackson Jihad / Destroy Nate Allen @ Trunk Space

    published December 16, 2010

    I first met Nate Allen a couple of years ago, when he played a house show in downtown Tempe where he rolled up in a ramshackle van full of... More >>

  • Snake Out: Live Pizza (1986)

    published Dec 10, 2010

    ​Welcome to Obscuro, a new weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far ... More >>

  • The Gay Blades May Want to Look at These Duos for Further Inspiration

    published December 9, 2010

    Evolution is a tough trick for any band. Savages, the sophomore record by New York duo The Gay Blades (think Errol Flynn, not... More >>

  • Pinetop Perkins

    published December 9, 2010

    Funny how things work out. When a violent dustup with a choirgirl in Arkansas ended Joseph Williams Perkins’ budding career as a guitarist,... More >>

  • Pinetop Perkins @ The Rhythm Room

    published December 9, 2010

    Funny how things work out. When a violent dustup with a choirgirl in Arkansas ended Joseph Williams Perkins' budding career as a guitarist, it... More >>

  • EPMD @ Celebrity Theatre

    published December 2, 2010

    It's tough being one of hip-hop's elder statesmen. Take Jay-Z's spot on the recent Kanye West single "Monster," for instance. It isn't that... More >>

  • Lane Dawson: Love Letters (1985)

    published Nov 29, 2010

    ​ Welcome of Obscuro, a new weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far... More >>

  • Leon Blue @ Tempe Center for the Arts

    published November 25, 2010

    When you're born with the name Leon Blue, it's hard to imagine life taking you down any path other than that of a badass boogie-woogie blues... More >>

  • The Expendables @ Marquee Theatre

    published November 25, 2010

    For years, I was a pretty big fan of the ska-punk — a genre that aimed to marry punk's energy to ska's rocksteady vibe — until, at... More >>

  • Hooves

    published November 11, 2010

    It wasn't supposed to happen like this. They practiced, they planned, they were ambitious and optimistic. Then, like so many rock musicians before... More >>

  • Cheetah Chrome Talks Dead Boys, Dissing Devo, and His New Band Batusis

    published Oct 26, 2010

    ​ Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain are considered founding fathers of punk rock, as original members of Rocket From the Tombs and The Dead Boys, and New York Dolls, respectively, but the two are f... More >>

  • Mostly Bears to Play October 15 at Yucca Tap Room

    published Oct 13, 2010

    ​ How much you enjoy Tucson's Mostly Bears depends on how high your tolerance for shirtless press photos, warbling falsetto vocals and anthemic indie-prog is. If the idea of Muse barn-storming ... More >>

  • The National Make American Music

    published October 14, 2010

    Do you remember the rousing, anthemic song you heard sound-tracking key moments in Barack Obama's presidential bid? This was long ago, in the... More >>

  • Bryan Devendorf of The National Talks SB1070, Sounding British and Chick-fil-A
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    Bryan Devendorf of The National Talks SB1070, Sounding British and Chick-fil-A

    published Oct 12, 2010

    ​Few bands are better suited to soundtrack a stiff drink and a contemplative stare than The National, who have been issuing literate, dark records for the past decade. High Violet, their latest, is ... More >>

  • Zac Brown Band

    published September 23, 2010

    At the risk of offending CMT viewers or people who still watch the Grammys, I wasn't all that familiar with the Zac Brown Band when I was assigned... More >>

  • Surfer Blood @ The Clubhouse

    published September 23, 2010

    In case you missed it, Palm Beach buzz band Surfer Blood has signed to Warner Bros. It's a puzzling move three-quarters of the way through the... More >>

  • Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed at Tempe Beach Park Last Night

    published Sep 20, 2010

    ​Day one of Fall Frenzy belonged to the the arena rockers, day two got a little more alternative, but day three was all about the metal.So metal, in fact, that it wasn't technically day three of the... More >>

  • Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Gave the People What They Wanted -- But He Betrayed Me

    published September 16, 2010

    I'm 16 years old, working at our family tool shop, and I'm listening to the acoustic guitar introduction of Weezer's "My Name Is... More >>

  • Why Bob Corritore Is Phoenix's Bluesman

    published September 2, 2010

    There's no hesitation in the voice of Bob Corritore. The owner of The Rhythm Room, disc jockey behind Sunday night's blues program on KJZZ, and... More >>

  • Eric Lindell

    published August 19, 2010

    “I always said I hated the Black Crowes,” says Mike, sipping a Diet Coke. “Then one day someone put on a Black Crowes album and I... More >>

  • Eric Lindell

    published August 19, 2010

    "I always said I hated the Black Crowes," says Mike, sipping a Diet Coke. "Then one day someone put on a Black Crowes album and I was like, 'Who... More >>

  • Mark Matos & Os Beaches on Acid-Gospel, Drugs and Old Weird America

    published Aug 05, 2010

    ​ Mark Matos used to live in Tucson, where he played with a rising indie band called Campo Bravo. Then he had a road to Damascus moment while out on tour, experiencing an epiphany while tripping on ... More >>

  • Mark Matos and Os Beaches

    published August 5, 2010

    So, Mark Matos is on tour somewhere in the American Midwest, gets real far out on an LSD bender, decides to quit his buzz band Campo Bravo and... More >>

  • Snake! Snake! Snakes! Getting a Push for National College Radio Play

    published August 5, 2010

    It's a quiet Friday afternoon at Carly's Bistro, and the members of Phoenix indie-rock act Snake! Snake! Snakes! shuffle in one by one. First... More >>

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