Roger Clyne sits at a table at Four Peaks Brewing Company's Tempe stronghold, and he's about three beers into an afternoon dominated by Pumpkin Porter. Through the patio speakers, Coldplay's "Yellow" comes on. When the song came out, Chris Martin's reedy, thin falsetto crooning "your skin, oh, yeah ... More >>
Last week, Up on the Sun asked readers whether traveling to a different state for a music festival was worth the trip. Well, what about a different country? Last weekend in Puerto Penasco, Mexico marked the 14th annual Circus Mexicus Festival, and it was a circus indeed that rolled into Rocky Point ... More >>
The Refreshments are back. The fizzy, fuzzy, big, and buzzy '90s band behind the hit "Banditos" is scheduled to reunite for one show only -- but not in their home state or even their home country. The good news is that the gig is only as far as Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, as part of Roger Clyne & the P ... More >>
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Troubled singer/songwriter Billy Sedlmayr teams up with guitarist Rich Hopkins for a collection of songs that chronicles a life spent on the fringes
Images from 25 years of Phoenix music
Bright days ahead for Mark Norman and Ghetto Cowgirl
As we reach the fifth anniversary of Doug Hopkins' suicide, his best music remains unheard by all but a few friends
Roger Clyne and P.H. Naffah embark on a post-Refreshments career with The Peacemakers
Does The Heat stand a chance before the state liquor board?
Their record company just dumped them; Fiesta Bowl sponsors think they're dips; but Tempe still love its Refreshments
The Boogie Knights in white polyester lit the fuse on a retro-disco craze that exploded in college towns across America. Tempe was ground zero.