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  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Roger Clyne Builds an Empire From His Music

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    The 15 Biggest Rock Stars Who Live in Arizona

    Stevie Nicks doesn't live here anymore. Neither does Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, Dokken's George Lynch, Kerry King of Slayer, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, nor Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt. At one time, all of these rock greats may have called Arizona their home, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    25 Must-See Metro Phoenix Concerts in June

    Feeling warm? Don't let it get to you...seriously. Look, we know you're miserable now that the heat's really kicking in, but just crank up the A/C, grab a ice-cold beverage, and think happy thoughts. You can't stay inside all the time, especially there is many an excellent show to see during the mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Vintage Phoenix Collection: Danny Zelisko's Concert Memorabilia

    Danny Zelisko has so much concert memorabilia that some of it is even boxed up by artist, sometimes untouched for years. He may not know exactly what is in there, but based on the remainder of his extensive collection of signed posters and shirts, it's bound to be impressive. Zelisko, founder of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Jason Anderson: "Someone Described Me As 'The Andrew WK of Folk Music'"

    I feel like a typical singer-songwriter set involves opening with two or three high energy numbers before mellowing out a little bit, so as to not over-exert oneself or the audience. This isn't exactly Jason Anderson's pace. Watching him is like witnessing an indie Bruce Springsteen whose speed is a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012
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    November 28, 2012

    Bon Jovi, The Growlers, and Daniel Johnston (Rescheduled) Coming to Phoenix

    What is Bon Jovi up to these days? The New Jersey-based band is about to partake in the 12-12-12 fundraiser benefit show to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy alongside Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eddie Vedder, and Dave Grohl. Jon himself worked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Eddie Vedder, Comerica Theatre, 10/4/12

    Eddie Vedder @ Comerica TheatreEddie Vedder lists his tools. In the booklet handed out to concertgoers at last night's packed performance, the Pearl Jam frontman laid out a detailed list of gear he'd be using during the evening: guitars, ukuleles, amplifiers, a modified kick drum made from a Coron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Garden State of Mind: The Nets Say "So Long" to New Jersey

    As the shortened NBA season comes to an end, last night's game between the New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers signified more than just the end of a dismal season for the Nets. It also marked the team's last home game in the Garden State. After 36 years in New Jersey, the Nets are scheduled to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Five Major Musicians Who Left Us in 2011

    ​Each year, we regretfully feel obligated to make this list. Musicians that touch our hearts and change our lives come and go. Some of these musicians had long, fruitful careers, while others seemed like they were just getting started. Gil Scott-Heron Poet-musician Gil Scott-Heron left a lasti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Top Cover Songs of 2011

    Charles Bradley​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. This installment takes a look at 2011's best videos. Enjoy! The idea of The Beatles, The Pixies, Tom Waits, and Elton John sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Incubus, If Not Now, When?

    ​Incubus fans expecting the band's popular brand of guitar rock are in for a shock with the group's seventh album, If Not Now, When?, released today. Listening to all twelve of the slow, concise power ballads here, one might even start to think they were listening to a Coldplay album.Well, guitari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Jane Scott, "The World's Oldest Rock Critic," Dead at 92

    Wikimedia CommonsJane Scott​Music writer Jane Scott, who covered just about every music legend you can think of during her 50-year tenure at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, died early Monday morning at age 92.As a female music journalist, Scott was a pioneer. She was the only woman reporter at a Cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Record Store Day Round Up 2011 : Phoenix Stores Offer Up Exclusives, Live Performances and More on RSD

    ​"Folks who work here are professors. Don't replace all the knowers with guessors -- keep'em open -- they're the ears of the town." - Tom Waits, on the important of independent record stores. If you're a nerd like me, April 16 isn't just another Saturday. It's Record Store Day, the day independent ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010
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    March 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Idiotarod, Love Me Nots, Jersey Shore, and More

    Jillian SloanSome of the participants in last year's Idiotarod in downtown Phoenix.​The security guards at the Safeway at Seventh Street and McDowell Road better be on high alert today. Ditto for the one's at Fry's, Trader Joe's, or any other grocery store in the CenPho area. Por que? Because t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Incoming: Gaslight Anthem, Dethklok, Bone Thugs, Rufus Wainwright

    The Gaslight Anthem​It's been nearly a year since The Gaslight Anthem started buzzing with the release of their second album, The '59 Sound, but they're showing no signs of cooling off. In fact, last month was arguably the band's best ever month, as a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen, the God ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    The Love Me Nots Set Album Release Date, Plan Tour

    ​The top act in Phoenix's garage rock scene, The Love Me Nots, has set a September 18 release date for their new record, Upsidedown Insideout, which they recorded at Mesa's Flying Blanket Recordings with the legendary Detroit-based producer Jim Diamond. (You can read my interview with Diamond, don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Bonnaroo, Summer of Sound, Transformers 2 Rave, and the Dub Show Tour Over the Weekend

    Onstage at Bonnaroo Music Festival Bonnaroo kicked off Thursday with sets from, among others, Passion Pit and Those Darlins. Friday's acts included Al Green, the Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix and Grizzly Bear. Saturday's sets included Bon Iver (with Justin Long and Drew Barrymore in the cro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Reznor's Last US Show, Springsteen Wrongs Ticketmaster, Blur Back

    Idolator: Your Lil Wayne Imitation Could Bring You Some Young Money, BabyRolling Stone: Flashback: A Brief History of Phish, Before They Hit BonnarooPitchfork: Weezer Get an Online Radio StationNME: Trent Reznor says Bonnaroo was last-ever US showIdolator: Bruce Springsteen May Have To Apologize To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Sony Ruins eMusic's Indie Credibility, Raises Rates

    eMusic adds Sony and pisses off its indie rock-savvy clienteleThese troubling financial times call for belt-tightening across American society. We all know what's going on with the auto industry, and the record industry is not safe from this recession. As announced Monday, online music retailer eMus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    M. Ward, Vetiver, Owen, and Sigur Ros are Just Some of What's Selling at Revolver Records

    We fully admit to our jealousy of Mathew Ward. Not only does the Portland guitarist have an obscene amount of talent (which he's demonstrated much over the past decade on seven separate full-length albums), Ward's collaborated musically with such indie all-stars as Cat Power, Bright Eyes, and Yo L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Andrew Bird, Franz Ferdinand, Bon Iver, and Courtney Marie Andrews are Just Some of What's Selling at Stinkweeds Record Exchange

    It sucks pretty hard that Tucson gets all the cool shows these days. Like Andrew Bird, who's making a stop in the Old Pueblo this Saturday to gig at the Rialto, but won't make a stop in Phoenix. This truly blows, since we've been digging on the talented singer/songwriter since we first saw him perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Does Anyone Know How to Play Live Anymore?

    An interesting thing is happening. It seems these days everyone is lip-synching. It used to be the case that is was the random pop hack or teen puppet who was exposed in the act. But now it seems that some of the best and talented artists in entertainment are guilty. Take Yo-Yo Ma, regard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Animal Collective, John Frusciante, Atmosphere, and Lady GaGa are Just Some of What's Selling at Zia Record Exchange

    Do y'all smell that? No, it's not the repulsive scent of the titanic dump those Pittsburgh Steelers bastards dropped on the PHX's collective hopes and dreams for Super Bowl championship. I'm talking about something much, much better: The glorious smell of freshly released albums. The post-Christ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    30 Highly Anticipated Albums of 2009

    With 2008 in the can, it's time to start thinking about what 2009 will bring, musically. The upcoming year is stocked full of highly anticipated albums, not to mention some very impressive debuts. As usual, the early part of the year looks to be leading the way with a throng of solid albums. The fol ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 7, 2007
  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    Again With the Serious Face?

    Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role

  • Home Entertainment

    September 8, 2005
  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    John Hiatt

    Forced to keep it real

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Martha Wainwright

    Martha Wainwright
    (Zoë Records)

  • Music

    August 19, 2004


    City of Brotherly Love's favorite sons

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    The Seeds of Time

    People remember 1982 for Men at Work more than they do for Elvis Costello or Gang of Four. Why should 2002 be any different?

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

    Distance Between (Ultimatum Music)

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    File Shearing

    After whacking Napster, the labels needed their own digital download alternatives, and fast. It shows.

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Paperback Writers

    Latest music books struggle to demystify pop culture's greatest enigmas

  • Culture

    December 6, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions 2000

    Music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets in New Times' annual poll

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Bitter Pill

    Glendale's Juarez debuts with a brilliant platter of pharmaceutical country-pop

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Behind the Music

    Damien Jurado's life is nothing like the bleak, miserable landscape he depicts

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Good Wood

    Various Artists 'Til We Outnumber 'Em: The Songs of Woody Guthrie (Righteous Babe) and Woody Guthrie Dust Bowl Ballads (Buddha/Original Masters Series)

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Rock, Roll and Remember

    Young scruffs Marah try to breathe life into a two-day Valley oldies show

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions

    New Times music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets

  • News

    March 26, 1998
  • Music

    June 19, 1997

    Indian Uprising

    Native rocker Keith Secola is big in Europe and on the rez, but scarcely known on the hometown scene

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    April 4, 1996
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    May 25, 1995
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