Blake Mills isn't a household name, but like classic sidemen of lore (David Lindley, Ry Cooder, Leon Russell), he's makes an impact wherever he shows up.
As a guitarist in Fiona Apple's band (he's performing with her on Tuesday, September 18, at Mesa Arts Center), Lucinda Williams, Cass McCombs, B ... More >>
Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling.
Guided by Voices fans gotta be lovin' the recently reformed "classic era" lineup of the legendary lo-fi rockers. This album ... More >>
Cass McCombs and Frank Fairfield
Thursday, December 12
It's a rough night when the opening act outshines the headliner.
Maybe it's just because this particular opening act was especially talented, but seeing rocker de melancholia Cass McCombs take the stage following old timey st ... More >>
The brand new issue of Phoenix New Times is on stands and online now. Here's what we've got for your this week:
Serene Dominic sits down at Harvey's Wineburger with Snow Songs, one of Phoenix's "most evocative and engaging bands" to discuss how bands will get their music out in the future. Ideas fl ... More >>
Michael KiwanukaWelcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy!
I'm already regretting this one. I left so much off this list it hurts, deserving songs from the li ... More >>
Before you know it, it will once again be one of the craziest party days of the year: St. Patrick's Day. Lucky for us locals, we're blessed with an annual celebration in Tempe Beach Park featuring a performance by Flogging Molly. It's official: they're back for some more luck o' the Irish an ... More >>
Cass McCombs - Wit's EndWell it's finally here -- the last and final Tuesday of April. We've seen many a solid new release throughout the month, and the prospect of a promising May and June await the collective fancies of new music fans. Today's focus falls on venerable singer/songwriter Cass McC ... More >>
Toro y MoiDid you know that a third of a year is called a tertile? Now you do!The first tertile of 2011 (great word, right?) comes to end at the close of this month, which seems like a good time to get caught up on the best songs from the first part of the year. Hey, it's never too early for a be ... More >>