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    June 18, 2013

    Desert Sky Pavilion Is Now Ak-Chin Pavilion, Still Has Ke$ha and Pitbull Tomorrow

    The venue intermittently known as Desert Sky Pavilion has seen a number of sponsors come and go since opening more than 20 years ago, so let's hope this one sticks: Out with Cricket and Blockbuster and Ashley Furniture HomeStore, in with Ak-Chin Pavilion, named for and sponsored by the Ak-Chin India ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Top Metal Festivals of 2013

    When the lineup for Rock on the Range was announced last week, a flurry of emails between myself and three other of my fellow chick metal journalists/enthusiasts ensued regarding flights, hotels, and tickets. We had all attended the weekend festival together in 2012, and relished the thought of a he ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    TK Newman, What Are You Listening To?

    TK Newman Newman is the co-founder of upscale wedding dress reseller Hustle Your Bustle. For more info, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Either 100.7-FM or 102.5-FM -- I'm a country girl at heart. What's the first album you b ... More >>

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    September 30, 2012

    Uproar with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Hellyeah, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 9/29/12

    Uproar: Godsmack, Staind, Hellyeah, and More @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore PavilionWhile Friday's Desert Uprising brought a wealth of debauchery, pyro, and sweat-drenched goths, metallers, emos, hipsters, well, damn, just about every type of rocker you can think of, Saturday's Uproar turned out a cro ... More >>

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    September 29, 2012

    Top Five 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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    September 27, 2012

    Is Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah and Pantera Going to Open a Strip Club in Phoenix?

    Back in 2007 when Vinnie Paul and Chad Gray announced their new band Hellyeah, fans weren't sure what to expect of group made from members of Mudvayne, Pantera, Damageplan, and Nothingface. No doubt it was going to be heavy, but would it gear towards visual theatrics and sonic experimentation like M ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Digital Summer's Kyle Winterstein on Playing Desert Uprising

    Since 2006, local band Digital Summer has been garnering fans from all over the country, with a Facebook count of almost 50,000 fans. They have a distinguishable style of heavy, melodic guitars and raw vocals that not only comes off as radio-friendly, but also sets them apart from other local bands. ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Suzanne Gwyn, What Are You Listening To?

    Suzanne Gwyn Gwyn is the owner of Bake Goods by Suzanne and sous chef of Culinary Mischief. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Either 101.5-FM or 108.0 KMLE-FM. What's the first album you bought? Shaun Cassidy, Born Late. What's the fi ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    10 Favorite Concerts of the Summer

    We don't want to jinx it, but a string of cooler nights and balmy afternoons has us feeling comfortable saying "Summer's done." The festival season has come to a close, and it's time to unpack that neglected denim and put away your jorts and Coachella Crocs for the season. Of course, this summer r ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    The Coolest Metal Shows To See in Phoenix This Month

    See also: Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear See also: Do You Look "Metal Enough" For Metal Shows See also: Sci-Fi Thrash Group Vektor on Mexican Food in PhiladelphiaIt's tempting to dash off some sort of cliché metal salutation here, like "Get your devil horns up! It's a good month for metal ... More >>

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    August 25, 2012

    Top Five 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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    August 22, 2012

    Digital Summer's Breaking Point: Funded by Fans and Moving Up Rock Charts

    See also: Digital Summer Drummer Ben Anderson Plays Contra on Drums See also: Local Hard Rock Band Digital Summer Hits the Road with Saliva Digital Summer is a popular fixture on the local rock scene, but its members have spent a great deal of the last year out of town, hitting up industry heavywei ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Identity Festival 2012: 15 Funky Fresh GIFs

    See also: Identity Festival at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 8/19/12 See also: Live Nation Looks to Cash In on EDM Rage with Identity Festival See also: Paul van Dyk on Why He Dissed Madonna, His Quest for the Perfect Track, and the Growth of EDM in America See also: Luke Romero on The Psycho ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Identity Festival at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 8/19/12

    IDENTITY FESTIVAL @ ASHLEY HOMESTORE PAVILION | 8/19/12See also: Live Nation Looks to Cash In on EDM Rage with Identity Festival See also: Paul van Dyk on Why He Dissed Madonna, His Quest for the Perfect Track, and the Growth of EDM in America See also: Luke Romero on The Psychology of Club Nights, ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Paul van Dyk on Why He Dissed Madonna, His Quest for the Perfect Track, and the Growth of EDM in America

    There isn't much that Paul Van Dyk hasn't done during his 21-year career. The venerated German electronica all-star has won a Grammy and a slew of other awards, performed for hundred of thousands, traveled the world, collaborated with the likes of David Byrne and Wayne Jackson, and is one of the ric ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012
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    August 16, 2012
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    August 12, 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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    August 10, 2012

    Christopher Golda, What Are You Listening To?

    Christopher Golda Golda is the manager of Bake Goods by Suzanne and sous chef of Culinary Mischief. For more information, find him on Facebook here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Either 101.5-FM or 107.9-FM KMLE. What's the first a ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to Headline KUPD's Desert Uprising

    See also: We Chat with John Holmberg About "Mom Farts" See also: A Closer Look at KUPD's MILF Contest Phoenix heavy music fans, prepare to bust out the heavy metal sex playlist and celebrate: KUPD has announced Desert Uprising, a huge, two-day metal festival headed to Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pav ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Jackie Morales, What Are You Listening To?

    Jackie Morales Morales is the mid-day DJ for 101.5-FM Jamz. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Of course, 101.5! What's the first album you bought? I honestly don't go out and buy very many albums, but when I heard Mariah Carey's Em ... 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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    March 26, 2012

    Incoming: One Direction, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Big Freedia and the Divas

    ​If you're down to get your pop rock kicks in an estrogen ocean of little girls, the upcoming One Direction concert at Comerica Theatre is the place to be. I could have sworn the boy band era was over, especially once Heart2Heart really put that formerly winning success formula to its death, but a ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    How About Some Rock: KISS and Mötley Crüe Are Coming to Phoenix (Together!)

    See also: Ace Frehley on KISS and His New Memoir, No Regrets You guys like guitars? How about makeup? Well, KISS and Mötley Crüe are coming to town. The "summer's biggest, baddest rock tour" (their words, not ours) is headed to Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (I feel like Gene Simmons has g ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Drake Is Coming to Phoenix (Waka Flocka Flame, Too)

    Bummed out that Drake skipped Phoenix in favor of Tucson earlier this month? Well, be bummed no more: Everyone's favorite former-Degrassi star/current sexy music maven is returning to Arizona, planning a stop at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion on Thursday, May 10. Drake's latest, Take Care, e ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Incoming (Again): Odd Future, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Brian Jonestown Massacre

    Brian Jonestown Massacre ​Hey, I know we already did an Incoming Concerts post this week, but I'm getting drowned in show announcements here at UOTS HQ. So let's dive in: The rap collective Odd Future head back to Marquee Theatre on Friday, March 9. Will the crew sell the joint out again? Wi ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Todd Walsh, What Are You Listening To?

    Todd Walsh​Todd Walsh Walsh is FOX Sports Arizona's host for Phoenix Coyotes hockey and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Depends. Sirius '80s on 8, or Pearl Jam radio on Sirius. What's the first album ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Jimmy Buffett at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 10/20/11

    "Who's ready to waste away?"​Jimmy Buffett Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion October 20, 2011 It was, as Jimmy said, paradise in the desert last night. You can sum up the Buffet's fans intentions with one simple word: party. Parrot Heads are known for relaxing and enjoying a cold one together, ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Ellie Elmore, What Are You Listening To?

    Ellie Elmore: The interior designer and Zumba fitness instructor. Teaches at Diverse Elements Dance Studio in Phoenix Monday nights. For more information on her classes, go here.  When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Lately, 97.5-FM ha ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Incoming: Jimmy Buffett, The Game, Trampled By Turtles, Joe Walsh, Wiz Khalifa

    ​Calling all Parrotheads! Put on your fins and shake up some margaritas because Jimmy Buffett's coming to town! This calls for an extended summer all the way through October 20, when Jimmy parades his cheery ass through Phoenix for an evening full of tropical-themed sing-alongs and awful Hawaiian ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Santana at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 9/18/2011

    Lenni Rosenblum​SantanaAshley Furniture HomeStore PavilionSunday, September 18Carlos Santana makes a great argument for vintage rockers. At the ripe age of 64, Santana doesn't just continue to tour: it's as though he gets better every year. Going to a Santana concert isn't about getting crazy; it' ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Santana, Peelander Z, Bizarre Bazaar Freak Show, and Third Friday Over the Weekend

    ​The Bizarre Bazaar Freak Show at The Firehouse The traveling circus troupe known as The Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue spent Saturday night swallowing swords, eating fire and in general defying death in as many ways as possible. The fine circus folk did so as part of the Bizarre Bazaar at Downto ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Top Five Concerts to Catch This Wekend: Santana, Source Victoria, Blu Sensations, Greeley Estates, Psychedelic Furs, and More

    ​It's Friday, and you know what that means: Food Truck Day at Phoenix Public Market. Wait, it means something else, too...what was it? Oh, yeah. Shows -- a whole bunch of them. We've written up BroLoaf, Slightly Stoopid, Return to Forever, and The Rhythm Room 20th Anniversary gigs, but here are ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Concerts to Catch This Weekend

    End your Labor Day weekend with Blue Oyster Cult on Monday.​Oh, Labor Day weekend. Don't know about you guys, but I'm ready for it. There's plenty of stuff going on this weekend, and we've tried to cover the gamut. Tonight you can catch Sade at US Airwaves and Gucci Mane at Celebrity Theatre, tomo ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Vans Warped Tour 2011

    Maria VassettEyes Set to Kill​ The heat. Yeah, that's the first thing you expect when you start reading about the Vans Warped Tour. Yes, it was hot. Yes, most of the stages, merch booths, and product tents are set up on a parking lot, and of course, this is not helpful in regards to staying cool.B ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011
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    July 25, 2011

    Foreigner and Journey at the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 7/24/11

    Jonathan McNamaraForeigner ​Night Ranger, Foreigner, and JourneySunday, July 24Ashley Furniture HomeStore PavilionIn all my years attending concerts at this pavilion (under its myriad names), I've never seen traffic like what we waded through before the Foreigner/Journey concert. Cars were still b ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Journey, Foreigner, Alkaline Trio, Pool Parties, and Zombies Over the Weekend

    ​Zombie Beach Party at Rips Ales & Cocktails Phoenix's dead showed up in grand style for the Zombie Beach Party at Rips Ales & Cocktails on Friday night. Undead ghouls slammed back shots and cold ones while the still-living got painted up to look like their zombie brethren...see photos ​ ... 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

    Rockstar Mayhem Festival at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 7/15/11

    Maria Vassett​Megadeth, Godsmack, and Disturbed at Rockstar Mayhem Festival Friday, July 15, 2011 The Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion"You guys are fucking amazing, Phoenix!"This was the first thing I heard as I approached the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion for the Rockstar Mayhe ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Summer Concert Survival Guide

    Wikimedia CommonsOutdoor concerts: Survival of the fittest.​As temperatures continue to rocket upwards of triple digits here in the Valley, the idea of going to an all-day concert at an outdoor venue sounds like an adventure in masochism. Today, the Rockstar Mayhem Festival (featuring Disturbed ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Stephen "Psyko Steve" Chilton, What Are You Listening To?

    Maria VassettStephen Chilton​Stephen "Psyko Steve" Chilton The Valley-based music promoter has more than 20 events he's producing, which may be found at www.psykosteve.com When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? When I am in the car, I ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Red Fang: "Wires"

    Yes, this video is just that awesome​I don't always write about music videos, but when I do, you can bet that they are fucking badass. When my attention was directed towards the latest video from Portland grunge/stoner rock band Red Fang for their song "Wires," I was initially skeptical. For one t ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion's Ridiculous Name Finally Cracks Pitchfork

    Not photoshopped: this logo​Well you guys, it's official -- Pitchfork thinks the new name for Phoenix's premier outdoor music venue, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, is ridiculous. In a post about the upcoming tour of Kings of Leon (ugh) and Band of Horses, staff writer Tom Breihan had this to ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Tony Morales, What Are You Listening To?

    Tony Morales​Tony Morales Morales is the pit master at Big Earl's BBQ and owner of Desert Smoke BBQ. Cheer him on at the Arizona Barbecue Festival this Saturday, March 26 at the Scottsdale Waterfront. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Incoming: Biffy Clyro, Crystal Stilts, Def Leppard, Journey, Old 97's, Cut Copy

    Magnus BlikengCut Copy​There's plenty a fine show coming through Phoenix in the foreseeable future, so allow me to write about a show that has been announced for August 12 - Aussie synthpoppers Cut Copy. For those who may not be familiar with Cut Copy, they have released three albums so ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Incoming: Cage The Elephant, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Eisley, Motley Crüe, Poison

    Who's the one they call Dr. Feelgood?​There are lots of three and four-word band names among this week's just announced shows -- Cage The Elephant, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Panic! at the Disco, to name a few. However, as someone who is utterly fascinated with hair metal and early 1980's Sunset Stri ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our March 17 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... How does the newly named Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion stack up against the worst venue names in America ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    America's 9 Worst Music Venue Names: When Shoddy Sponsorship Deals Embarrass an Entire City

    The newly-named 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa: Is this the gold standard in shitty corporate-sponsored venue names?​When it comes to corporate-sponsorship of venue names, Phoenix is blessed.Our basketball team plays in U.S. Airways Center, named for a successful local airline. Our hockey te ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Cricket/Desert Sky Pavilion's New Name a Mouthful: Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

    Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion: It really rolls of the tongue.​The outdoor amphitheater previously known as Desert Sky Pavilion, Cricket Pavilion, and Desert Sky Pavilion again now has a new name. It's a doozie, too. How much are you going to love seeing shows at the Ashley Furniture Ho ... More >>

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