The Father Figures @ Crescent Ballroom|1/25/13Not that I had any doubts, but I'm starting to think that there's really no such thing as a bad Father Figures show. This hybrid punk/post punk trio has decades of experience in various musical endeavors and it shows. The attention to detail pays off; Th ... More >>
In this week's issue, we chat with with the members of Phoenix art punk band The Father Figures, discussing the band's phenomenal sophomore album, All About Everything. We ended up with quite a bit of information left over from our hour and a half interview, so in this installment of Outtakes, we'll ... More >>
Local punk vets The Father Figures have been pretty busy lately. The band is headed to the studio next week to record a full length album that will tentatively be released in mid-November. The trio has a couple of big shows to look forward to, sharing the stage with PiL and X before the end of the ... More >>
See also: Best Rock Radio Personality, 2011: Westley Allen See also: Erratic! Radio Discusses Yus, Eastside Jets, and Muddy Moneys With Up on the Sun See also: Review: Plainfield Butchers, Hard to Be HumanWestley Allen, Phoenix punk rock DJ, bartender, guitarist, and host of KWSS 106.7 FM's Tuesday ... More >>
In last week's issue of New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. Here's the complete list.
In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Listeni ... More >>
If our review and slideshow fail to make it crystal clear, let's just say it: The PHX AM After Party with No Age, Radio, Moscow, and a host of local punk bands on Saturday night was crazy. And awesome. The outdoor stage, which hosted touring acts like the aforementioned bands and The Growlers and ... More >>
No Age, Radio Moscow, The Growlers, The Goat, Avon Ladies, Earthmen & Strangers, and More Yucca Tap Room Saturday, March 31, 2012 I've never been a skater, but back in high school, my skate-rat brother and I were locked in a nuclear arms race with my brother to discover cool new bands and one-up ea ... More >>
You've still got a couple of days to win tickets to 11th Annual Cowtown's Phx AM After Party, scheduled to go down on Saturday, March 31 at Yucca Tap Room. The party features No Age, The Growlers, Radio Moscow, The Goat, The Father Figures, Scorpion Vs Tarantula, Earthmen & Strangers, Avon Ladies, L ... More >>
The folks at Cowtown Skateboards know how to throw a party -- and if you don't believe us simply go to the tape for proof -- and they are throwing a pretty huge one at the Yucca Tap Room, which spills over into the fenced-off parking lot. The 11th Annual Cowtown's Phx AM After Party is scheduled t ... More >>
Kentucky alternative rockers Cage the Elephant are making a stop at the Marquee Theatre in April. The band is still pumping out singles from their latest release, Thank You, Happy Birthday, and will surely be performing many of them for the Tempe crowd.Cage the Elephant, Garbage, Hot Tuna and oth ... More >>
Sundown Showdown IV (Night Two): TOAD, Sleep Money, Destruction Unit, Radio Moscow, Graveyard Yucca Tap Room Friday, January 27 See the full Sundown Showdown slideshow here. Let's contrast, for a minute: During opening band TOAD's (it's an acronym: Take Over and Destroy) second song, "Midnight Hu ... More >>
How's this for cred: Michael Cornelius, of JFA fame and current guitarist of The Father Figures, shouting out a cover of "Avon Lady" by famed PHX hardcore band The Feederz? That's pretty much punk-on-punk-punk action, but the results certainly don't sound like a history lesson. No, just like the son ... More >>
Punk is a dish best served in a confined space. Wait, that's all wrong isn't it? Proverbs are always calling to me; Klingon or otherwise. But let's get back to the point here. A lot of people are pretty damn excited about the sort-of-rebirth of Eastside Records and with good reason. The ... More >>
Andrew Jackson JihadWelcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy! Okay. I'm done. Spent. No more lists. The reissues list was hard. The show list was hard. The ... More >>
A GUY. A DRESS. A CAMERA. BALLEY MOVIEMAKER PAUL WILSON IS A ONE-MAN CAST OF THOUSANDS.