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    December 19, 2011

    10 Favorite Shows of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    Melissa FossumM83 wasn't #1, but I like this picture a lot.​ I went to a lot of shows this year. Thanks to, 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 >>

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    August 17, 2011

    CSS: La Liberación

    Stream La Liberación on SPIN It's only been five years since Brazilian new-ravers, CSS inducted us into their synth-pop sound with 2006's suggestively titled "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above". Five years later, they don't seem to have lost any of that playful energ ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    A Plea For Phoenix Music Fans Concerning the Crescent Ballroom

    ​Editor's Note: We here at Up on the Sun are sad to announce that we are losing Michael Lopez as a staff blogger. Lopez is moving back to his hometown, Portland, Oregon. Over the past three years, M.Lo has been a distinct voice on this blog and in print. You may not always have liked what he s ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Stateside Presents Announces Crescent Ballroom As Its Official Venue

    The new home of Crescent Ballroom at 308 N. 2nd Avenue in downtown Phoenix. But it's not quite finished yet. ​After teetering between Valley venues for years, Stateside Presents announced this morning that it finally has a spot to call its own. Downtown's Crescent Ballroom, as we speculated earlie ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Big 4 vs. Coachella: Which Will Reign Superior?

    ​The Empire Polo Club in Indio, California has booked a third event to go down on their grounds between Coachella and the Stagecoach country festival this April.Metal fans are rejoicing over The Big 4, a one-day concert featuring some of metal's most prominent acts: Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer, a ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Incoming: CSS, The New Pornographers, Pinback, Titus Andronicus, Slick Rick

    Slick Rick The Ruler​This week's just announced shows list is one of the longest in quite some time. There's a higher quotient of indie rock upcoming shows announced this week, with plenty of Coachella scraps.Yes, even if certain music-related boycotts recently gussied up their websites, bands are ... More >>

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    January 4, 2007

    Singles Going Steady

    The best end-to-end albums from a singles-driven year