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    June 16, 2014

    Failure - Marquee Theatre - 6/13/2014

    In the throes of a guitar solo, Failure guitarist Ken Andrews smacks his fist against his guitar, raises it over his head and shoves its neck into the Sunn Model 15 FRFR speaker behind him. He turns to face the audience, "Sergeant Politeness, caress my ego!" Like it or not, Failure's back -- and no ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Chicago Riot Fest Day 3: Replacements, Pixies, Brand New

    Chicago Riot Fest, Day Three Humboldt Park Sunday, September 15, 2013 (View the full slideshow.) The third and final day of Riot Fest was all about The Replacements, rain, and reunions. The 'Mats performed their second show after a 22-year break up Sunday, and it was everything a fan could have hop ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Five More Reasons to Check Out That Damn Show on Saturday: Tiger Army, Face to Face, Awolnation, Fenix TX, and More

    We're fairly certain that by now you're fully up to speed on That Damn Show's headliner Bad Religion, as well when they're playing, how they've been around longer than you think, and their best albums ever. So what about the rest of the rock, punk, and indie heavy-hitters filling out the bill at M ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    10 Star Wars Songs To Ease Your Rage Now That Disney's Killed LucasArts

    Ever since Disney's acquisition of LucasFilms was announced, the prognosis by fans has been mixed. Three new Star Wars movies is good news, right? Sure, but what about yesterday's news that Disney has shut down LucasArts? Yeah, the future of the saga a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away is up ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    March 15, 2012
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    January 3, 2012

    Songs With Minimal Lyrics and Maximum Catchiness

    ​New Year's may have been a couple days ago, but let's be honest: you probably still have a lingering headache after partying too hard. That's okay, we've got you covered with our Songs To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions, Eight Songs for Your Walk of Shame, and now 10 Simple, Yet C ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    St. Vincent​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Today's list comes from contributor Melissa Fossum. Maybe I'm too indecisive for my own good, but year-end lists are always a cha ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Bah, Humbug: Eight Un-Christmas Songs

    No one loves Christmas more than Juggalos.​ Maybe I'm still bummed that Santa won't pay my bills or leave fancy camera equipment under my tree, but Christmas is lame. The holiday makes people mean and greedy -- it must have something to do with all that obnoxious music and eggnog, which is on ... More >>

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    October 2, 2011

    BRAIDS at The Sail In, (9/30/11)

    ​BRAIDS The Sail Inn Friday, September 30, 2011 The thing most interesting about BRAIDS is the band's ability to create elegant, intricate post-rock without coming off as overtly eccentric. There's a reason why they engage in a side-stage group-hug before hoping on stage. Crafting music as delica ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    X103.9 Declare Fall Frenzy Showdown Winner, 9/23/11

    ​After four weeks of competitive gigging, the dust has settled on X103.9's Fall Frenzy Showdown. What started back in August culminated in last night's seven-way battle for a slot on this year's main stage featuring Blink 182, Matt & Kim and Jimmy Eat World. Local bands, Saving Shea, Haloce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Train Makes 'Drops of Jupiter' Wine

    ​Pop music hit makers Train are making a "Drops of Jupiter" wine, according to Entertainment Weekly.Train's wine, which is a 2009 Petite Sirah, will be available for just $9.99 as of July 18. The proceeds from the sales will be donated to a charity called Family House.The idea for making the group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Jimmy Eat World Added to Fall Frenzy Lineup; Tickets on Sale Today

    Wikimedia CommonsJim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World​Arizona's own Jimmy Eat World have been added to the lineup for the X103.9 Arizona Fall Frenzy. Punk band blink-182 and indie duo Matt & Kim were already slated to play the Frenzy, as part of the 2011 Honda Civic Tour.Jimmy Eat World will be touri ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Travis Barker Calls His Critics Nazis

    ​Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is not responding well to those who have critiqued his new solo album, Give the Drummer Some, according to Spinner.Many fans of his work with Blink-182 have recently expressed that they don't particularly care for his solo work. Barker responded by calling his crit ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Travis Barker's Upcoming Album Has More Guest Artists Than Kanye's Did

    ​Blink-182 drummer/plane crash survivor Travis Barker is set to release a solo album on March 15, according to Consequence of Sound.Turns out he won't exactly be doing the project by himself, though. After Travis made some announcements about the album via Twitter without the knowledge of Intersco ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    A Second Goodbye: Two Song Sampler

    ​Artist: A Second GoodbyeTitle: Two track sampler.Basics: Young Scottsdale upstarts A Second Goodbye have a seven song EP on the horizon, but for now we have a two track sampler CD to satiate those pop punk needs. Pop punk is too widespread and vigorous these days to try and figure it all out or q ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    .listen: "Defiance"

    ​Artist: The trickily named .listen.Album: A CD-R containing one song from .listen's future album Atomic Sunrise, "Defiance," was all that was submitted.Basics: .listen is a young man named Eric who moved from Vermont to Scottsdale and has been a MySpace member since April 5. .listen is bille ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Anti-Flag's Political Punk Rocked Hard

    ​The economy sucks... Let's party!Yes, these are the sentiments of Pittsburgh punkers Anti-Flag. If you know anything about the band, these sentiments shouldn't surprise you. The band has made a mark with their strong political views and activism. In fact, The Economy Sucks, Let's Party! tour ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Mantooth Group Re-Opening Nile Theatre Basement as The Underground

    The hardcore punks of Distort perform at the Nile Theatre back in the 2002. Earlier this month, it was Long Wong's. Last week, I wrote about how the old Boston's was being reincarnated into 910 Live. And just today I got news that the property in downtown Mesa that formerly housed the Nile The ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Nothington at the Phix: A private performance

    by Frances Michelle Lopez​        I don't think I have ever paid $10 to see a punk band before. Growing up, I was raised with that $5 or no one turned away sort of punk rock mentality, the kind of ideal that hardcore forefathers like Ian MacKaye had deeply i ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    The Fast and the Bi-Curious

    Punk-rock flick showcases Blink-182, NOFX, and . . . Katy Perry?

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    August 13, 2009
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    July 16, 2009

    Toadies Fans, In Arizona, In 2009: Who Knew?

    "Huh? The Toadies are back together?" was pretty much my reaction last week, when I heard a radio ad for Wednesday's show at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale. Clearly, I'd been out of the loop, since Todd Lewis had reconstituted his Dallas-Fort Worth band -- known nationally for 1994's Rubberneck and it ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: D.I.Y., Europop, and Danny NSK's Benefit

    The Bollox are scheduled to perform tonight at Club Red in Tempe. Can't find enough scrilla to take you S.O. go see Star Trek for the 16th time? Don't wanna take out a loan just to go see Les Claypool or Peter Murphy live and in concert? Then check out our list of ultra-affordable events happe ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Just Announced: Miley Cyrus, Bo Bice, Juvenile

    I've never been sure why there isn't more of a rivalry between Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, but, aside from some boy drama, the two country-tinged pop princesses seem to co-exist happily.If you missed Swift's excellent show at Arena last month, you'll have a chance to check out what I ca ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Live Nation Gives Concert Fans Something to Sing About With "No Service Fee Wednesdays"

    Live Nation wants to help you save money in this trying economy. The concert promoter will eliminate its service fees on more than five million lawn seats and hundreds of concerts throughout North America beginning Wednesday, June 3 for a 24 hour event.No Service Fee Wednesdays will kick off June 3, ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Taking Back Sunday to Release New Album, Play Marquee in June

    June is a big month for AZ Taking Back Sunday fans. The New Jersey band will drop their highly-anticipated fourth album, New Again, Tuesday, June. 2. The CD is the follow-up to 2006's "Louder Now" and features new guitarist Matt Fazzi. The first single off the album,"Sink Into Me," is a TBS gem wit ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Just Announced: Tool, Blink 182, Tori Amos

    It always catches us off gaurd, but Arizona-based winemaker and film producer Maynard James Keen occasionally still dabbles in his side project, making spooky prog metal with his band Tool. The band's show at U.S. Airways is this week's biggest show announcement, headlining a list of thin summer of ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    June 10, 2008
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    June 4, 2008

    A Q&A with Greeley Estates guitarist Brandon Hackeson

    Valley post-hardcore/screamo band Greeley Estates is having a CD release party for their third full-length album, Go West Young Man, Let the Evil Go East (Science) on Saturday, June 7. In anticipation of the show, we recently caught up with Greeley Estates guitarist Brandon Hackeson.

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    January 22, 2007

    Darrell Ankarlo Spares the Rod

    from Ankarlo's MySpace page Darrell dines out for a change... Listening to Ankar-low Brow this morning on KTAR 92.3 FM talking about how 'rents shouldn't spare the rod when it comes to their wayward youngins lest those youngins grow up to be assholes, I'm reminded of a little piece I read a ... More >>

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    September 28, 2006
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    July 6, 2006


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    June 22, 2006
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    April 27, 2006

    Tumble and Flop

    Disney's routine can't stick its landing

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    January 12, 2006

    The Heartless

    This Could Take Some Getting Used To

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    September 15, 2005

    Kris Johnson Benefit Show

    Stop the violence, help a friend of music

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    August 4, 2005

    Teen Dream

    The members of Lydia are young, but don't hold that against them

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    September 9, 2004

    Face to Face

    A punk rock swan song

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    April 10, 2003


    Punk side project raps it up

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    September 5, 2002

    New Found Glory

    Sticks and Stones (MCA)

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    May 2, 2002

    Where's My Purse Again?

    Does Jimmy eat purses? Only if you blink at America West Arena.

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    January 17, 2002

    Celebrity Skin Peel

    A one-stop guide to the latest round of pop-star foolishness and bad behavior

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    October 4, 2001

    Ben Folds

    Rockin' The Suburbs (Epic)

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    September 20, 2001

    Hunky Dory

    Despite the chaos, a revamped Sugar High and a renamed 40 Watt Las Vegas debut; meanwhile, James Hall spreads the gospel.

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    June 21, 2001

    In 'n' Out

    The Gas Giants split; Jimmy Eat World lives up to its name; legends Hazlewood and Strummer return to the Valley

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    September 21, 2000
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    March 9, 2000

    Enter the Dragons

    In the tradition of the Zeros and the Nuns, the youngest Escovedo talks siblings, booze and Dragon slaying

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