[The Valley is a big place, and it puts out more interesting music than we could ever hope to cover. Every week or so, Mike Bogumill will use this space to cover a little more of it. - Ed.]
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Ty SegallWelcome 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!
Is it just me, or was 2011 weird? Like, really weird?
Lou Reed and Metallica made an album together. It w ... More >>
Bon IverWelcome 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. This installment comes from Mike Escoto, who contributes to Up on the Sun and is one of the main perpetrators over ... More >>
Jason P. Woodbury Bill CallahanThe Rhythm RoomWednesday, June 15His reputation as a "sad guy with a guitar" notwithstanding, one defining element of Bill Callahan's music struck me the most while listening to him at The Rhythm Room last night: his sense of humor.Don't misread me; Callahan never e ... More >>
The members of Swell...Adios, made up of the core-duo of guitarist/vocalist Lauren Farrah and drummer/producer Shane Kennedy, are quick to discuss the music they love.It should come as no surprise that Farrah and Kennedy are such avid music nuts. Listening to the demos the pair has been steadily ... More >>
Warped Tour 2011 - coming to a parking lot near youNot a whole lot of new shows to announce this week, but at least there's a Warped Tour for that. The venerable punk rock tour is now in its 17th year, a rather impressive feat in this day and age. Bands such as NOFX, Poison The Well, Gym Class He ... More >>