A good 90 percent of my job as a music journalist is keeping my finger on new music, continuously discovering the vast spectrum of sound that human beings can create. Another 9 percent is attending concerts, where I destroy my liver and my hearing for shits and gigs. That final 1 percent is being a ... More >>
As 2012 draws to a close, we'll be looking forward to the 2013 and spotlighting 13 Phoenix bands that will be making a mark on the Southwest throughout the new year. This entry comes from Melissa Fossum, zeroing in on the Tempe-based rock 'n' blues combo Sara Robinson & Midnight Special.
There's a ... More >>
Although it's been more than five years since Steve Conrad pulled a regular air shift on local public radio station KJZZ, the 38-year-old disc jockey still gets many chances to share his love of jazz, blues, and soul songs on vinyl.
From time to time, Conrad says he helps out fellow KJZZ jock Blais ... More >>
Editor's Note: A version of this article appears in this week's issue, featuring 100 Songs that Defined Arizona. In celebration of Arizona's centennial, we spoke songwriter Howe Gelb, who has led the constantly mutating Giant Sand in Tucson and all around the world since 1985. Gelb is known for his ... More >>
Melissa FossumM83 wasn't #1, but I like this picture a lot.
I went to a lot of shows this year. Thanks to last.fm, I can conform that I went to at least 56 concerts, not counting the numerous times I swung by Yucca Tap Room or Crescent Ballroom just for fun. That's one show every six and a h ... More >>
After Thanksgiving comes and goes, it seems like just about everyone gets into the holiday spirit.
Even the creepy, strange and misguided among us (which describes most of the lovely Up on the Sun staff, now that we think about it).
We're not sure what these artists were thinking when they relea ... More >>
Lara PlecasLara Plecas
The local artist has a show at Art Detour at her studio The Aviary from March 19 to 21. It is located at 1020 Grand Ave.
When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I pretty much only listen to NPR radio. I like their tak ... More >>
Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater will be busy this spring as the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has released a schedule that includes Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Brazilian guitarist Gilberto Gil and more.
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello & ...