Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. Biweekly, he shares stories of great music and whacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always-zany music biz. When you are a music geek like I am, you are constantly aware of the music that's playin ... More >>
Editor's note: Since Oct. 6, 2012 (the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' debut album Love Me Do), we've been on a half-century celebration cycle in which we are scheduled to relive every Beatles innovation, every release of the Beatles' landmark career in real time, right until the ine ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian WilsonMusic and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>
Max and the Marginalized: Tuesday, July 15, at Modified Arts By Clay McNear Max Bernstein, Jon Ryggy, and Dave Watrous -- the musicians who comprise the political-punk band Max and the Marginalized -- will be shocked by what I'm about to do. What's that, you ask? Lump them in with Vanilla Ice and ... More >>
The Taloned One ogles white pride wenches, welcomes an infamous mining titan to town, and takes another swipe at illegal-immigrant-bashing car king Rusty Childress
When God closes a Jar, he opens a soda bar
After a year of adversity, tri-city quartet Haggis has the last laugh with Karma Suits Ya!
British punk-era warriors Slaughter and the Dogs regroup for a shot at the respect they never got
If TV's a vast wasteland, Sid and Marty Krofft are really cleaning up, recycling their Saturday morning dynasty
Haggis invests wit and power in guitar-rock's most timeworn formulas
New book celebrates fave raves who had the choppers but not the chops
Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels
A new retrospective sheds light on the dark side of Britain's most ingenuous record producer (don't send his soul to hell)
IF YOU KNOW WHAT THAT STANDS FOR, YOU'RE A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL. OR ARE YOU?
How to get musically postmodern without really trying