Los Tigres del Norte @ Wild Horse Pass
With a career that's spanned four decades, immensely popular norteño group Los Tigres del Norte has plenty of practice making Grammy-award winning music. So when I say last night's show was riveting, electric, compelling, or any other positive adjective I've ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON
The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Saturday, April 28: Ross Rocks! @ Hollywood Alley
Hollywood Alley owner Ross Wincek has been an important f ... More >>
Aaron Dontez Yates, better known to the world as Tech N9ne, is not a big fan of the typical.
"How many black dudes do you see painting their faces and coming out with bishop robes on the stage?" he asks me, speaking from his tour bus "somewhere in New Mexico." He's taken a strange, twisted path ev ... More >>
It's Spring Break 2012 time, suckahs! A time for all that overrated hanging out on a boat stuff, drinking until you're blackout drunk and hooking up with pasty-wearing hard-bodied strangers.
Even though MTV dropped their "music television" moniker, they are still synonymous with the college-aged ho ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
http://toddmartens.tumblr.com/I'll admit that once in a while, a few of us at Up On The Sun might write about things that people who aren't journalists might not appreciate as much because they aren't journalists. Maybe we occasionally write things that will please other journalists. ... More >>
A fresh rap rivalry is brewing! This time it's B.o.B. and Odd Future that are throwing down, according to Billboard.B.o.B. has just dropped his hot new diss track "No Future," in which he's quite adamant about standing his ground as an established rapper."Body blow, upper cut, I do more than brui ... More >>
Dan MacMedan, USA TodayNicki Minaj, doing what she does best: always trying to get attention.The 2011 Grammy Awards kept things classy this year: There wasn't even a single mention of Ke$ha during the entire show!Good job, Grammy people! Thanks for taking out the trash this year. Aside from the l ... More >>
It pissed me off so much when MGMT didn't play their hit song "Kids" at Coachella this year, and I'm sure plenty of other people weren't too pleased either. Right before Coachella, MGMT released their album Congratulations, which a lot of music lovers weren't particularly crazy about. Most of MGM ... More >>
B.o.B.Arizona might not have a House of Blues yet, but the owners of Jackrabbit Lounge are hoping the nightclub becomes a destination for live music lovers in Old Town Scottsdale.Since Don Serpe purchased the bar back in July, the bar has hosted nearly 10 Top 40 performances, including Nelly, DMX ... More >>
Bruno Mars Whether or not you have enjoyed Bruno Mars on singles such as Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" and B.o.B.'s "Nothin' on You," there's no escaping him now. The 24-year-old penned the explosive single "Fuck You" for Cee Lo Green, and the crooner is finally stepping out on his own with his ne ... More >>
MTV's annual Video Music Awards have been working their way steadily downhill for a few years now.This year's show was pretty damn near the bottom of the slope, one would hope. The 2010 iteration included predictable performances, a lack of pans to stars in the crowd, and a lack of award winners ... More >>
Their 2009 winners are stil #1 for Radio Phoenix.While Radio Phoenix keeps up on what's new, and fresh, and hip, they don't get so caught up on it that they can't appreciate things that are a couple weeks, or months, or years old. This isn't to say that retro hits will be charting, but if a good ... More >>
A funny thing happened to Jimmy Brooks, the dude in the wheelchair from Degrassi: The Next Generation. Yeah, he grew up to become Drake, hip hop's next biggest star.After what seems like two years of singles and mixtapes and other nonsense, Canadian sensation Drake's debut album, Thank Me La ... More >>
Who would've thunk that this guy would outsell Coheed and Cambria at the Tempe Zia?Here's a look at what's selling this week at local record stores.MGMT's Congratulations holds steady with several number one spots, Record Store Day exclusives manage to still be selling well, especially at Revolve ... More >>
By now you've most likely heard the song "Nothin' On You" by Atlanta-based MC B.o.B.If you haven't, then get out from under the rock you've been calling home the past two months. The track has been all over the airwaves and on Youtube, actually prompting B.o.B's label to bump up the release date ... More >>