Last week, we published a segment of our interview with Keith Morris in response to Greg Ginn's lawsuit. The lawsuit talk only made up about five minutes of our 30-minute discussion. The main purpose of the interview was to discuss FLAG's presence at FYF Fest, a two day music festival in downtown L ... More >>
Ladies and gentleman, here are our 10 picks for our favorite Phoenix albums of 2012. Enjoy! See also: -13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear in 2013 -Jason P. Woodbury's 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 -Top 10 Reissues and Compilations of 2012 -Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Phoenix -That Was 2012 Wr ... More >>
Guitarist Sonny Decarlo readily admits that his sludge metal/crustpunk quintet Kuato & Quaid probably won't to amount to much in the grand scheme of things. Ditto for his other groups PV Casualties, a sloppy Misfits cover band, and Level T, a weirdo rock ensemble that's featured pots and pans as i ... More >>
Greg Lake says he doesn't have a whole lot of time to listen to music. He's too busy playing it, as he's done since the 1960s, doing time as a member of King Crimson, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, The Gods, Asia, and Ringo Starr's All-Star Band, effectively establishing himself as progressive rock roya ... More >>
Maria VassettEyes Set to Kill The heat. Yeah, that's the first thing you expect when you start reading about the Vans Warped Tour. Yes, it was hot. Yes, most of the stages, merch booths, and product tents are set up on a parking lot, and of course, this is not helpful in regards to staying cool.B ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraNaoko Yamano of Shonen KnifeHere at Up on the Sun, we're constantly shaking our fists in frustration watching band after band head to Tucson and pass us by. Last night, we rebelled. If Tucson's going to take our bands, we're going to take Tucson! At least that was the sentime ... More >>
Robbers on High Street make a getaway to success
A rant on the New York Dolls latest, plus raves on new video games
Camper Van Beethoven dissolved in late-'80s skepticism. Now, post-9/11 cynicism is giving the indie pioneers new life.
From the ashes of The Generiks comes the Liar's Club
Sale of Mason Jar: The death of Phoenix rock?
Local punk preservationists pogo back into the spotlight after a four-year absence
After 11 albums, Berkeley's Mr. T Experience is starting to abandon the punk-pop sound it pioneered
After nearly a decade in major-label purgatory, the Muffs' Kim Shattuck proves it wasn't all for nothing
Gloritone finds success by keeping it simple and loud
A year-end recap of the albums that made it worthwhile to own a stereo in 1997
Blur trades its status as Britpop laureate for a dose of Amerindie messiness
New Times critics look back on the "oohs" and the "ughs" of pop music '95 (results tabulated from individual critics' lists and comments)
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