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Christina Caldwell

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    April 8, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    Phoenix! It's our top five must-see shows this week.

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    February 22, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    Kelly Clarkson may have slept on his phenomenal Kaleidoscope Dream, but that didn't stop Los Angeles-based crooner Miguel from having one hell of a 2012. He tops our list of must-see shows this weekend in Phoenix, stopping by the historic Celebrity Theatre to showcase sulty jams like "Adorn." We can ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    January 28, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week In Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week. See also: -Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup -Pinba ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    January 8, 2013

    Zero Zero Signs to 80/20 Records

    Local record label 80/20 has been on a roll lately. The label signed Future Loves Past, PALMS, and Captain Squeegee last month, and announced the acquisition of local electro fuzz poppers Zero Zero yesterday. Zero Zero, like the other three bands, is set to release a new album this year. See also: ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    December 28, 2012

    13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Know in 2013: The Complete List

    As 2012 draws to a close, we couldn't be more optimistic about the state of music in the Valley of the Sun. With new bands emerging from various scenes and subgenres, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in Phoenix music. What follows are our picks for 13 acts that will make an impact on the S ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 24, 2012

    PALMS Keep It Like a Secret

    As 2012 draws to a close, we'll be looking forward to the 2013 and spotlighting 13 Phoenix bands that will be making a mark on the Southwest throughout the new year. Today, Christina Caldwell brings us a look at PALMS (all caps, babies), the fast-rising indie/surf outfit that recently signed to the ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    September 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

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    September 10, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    August 3, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    July 20, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    July 6, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    June 18, 2012

    Are Local Residencies Really Necessary?

    Editor's note: Occasionally, Up on the Sun contributor Christina Caldwell chimes in on local music, tackling topics like "how to get press" and asking questions like "What makes the ideal music venue?" This week, she addresses a topic we've looked at before -- the concept of local clubs doing month ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    10 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear This Summer: The Complete List

    In last week's issue of New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. Here's the complete list.

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    June 8, 2012

    One Direction: Beautiful Lyrics Meet Breathtaking Photos

    See also: Can You Explain One Direction? No, Seriously A quick word from the editor: Last week, New Times writer Christina Caldwell pondered One Direction's appeal to both teens and more mature modern pop fans, asking a politely (but firmly) WTF? Of course OD fans got defensive, attacking with comm ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012
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    June 1, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Friday, June 1: Frequency Fridays @ DWNTWN Fridays used to be one of the pimpest nights of the week at Cent ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26: Lost Leaf Turns Five It's been five years since downtown beer and mus ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    What Laura Says Talks Earth Day and How You Can Contribute

    Over 40 years have gone by since the first Earth Day. During that time, the eco-conscious have planted trees, rescued oil-covered birds, and rocked out with their compost out. What Laura Says might not have been around for the first Earth Day, but Saturday, they'll celebrating the anniversary i ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun. Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Friday, April 6: Skeletonwitch @ Nile Theater You'd never know it if you took their black t-shirts, black ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Weekend: Emperor X, Acidic, Tugboat, Nu Sensae, Jim Adkins

    See also: Tugboat's Phillip Hanna Talks About the Band's Breakup, Final Shows, and What Happens Next After six years, Tempe based weirdo rockers (it's a compliment) Tugboat are calling it quits. "The idea was up in the air," Phillip Hanna told Up on the Sun's Christina Caldwell. "Because we kept ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Boys and Frogs, Buck 65, Cloud Nothings, 12th Planet, and More in This Week's Issue

    Our new issue is on stands now (look for that big, tabloid-y looking cover), but you can catch up on all our stories online now. Our main feature showcases Boys and Frogs, a visually minded indie-pop band whose videos have quickly earned them internet attention. Christina Caldwell explains that th ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    NOFX, Black Carl, First Friday of the Year and More

    Photo by Melissa FossumFat Mike (NOFX)​NOFX at The Marquee Theatre, 1/7/12 Photo by Melissa FossumNOFX at The Marquee Theatre​Fat Mike painted a grim picture of Arizona a couple weeks ago. He was convinced that nobody goes to shows in Phoenix anymore because it's on its way to becoming ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    What Makes the Ideal Music Venue in Phoenix?

    Time to stop living in the past, people. ​ Editor's Note: As we continue our observations of 2011, Up on the Sun contributor Christina Caldwell looks at the state of venues around town, and speculates about what the Phoenix music scene has and what it lacks. Answering "what makes a perfect music v ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Top 10 Songs of 2011: Christina Caldwell

    White Denim​Welcome 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. This installment comes from Christina Caldwell, who came on board as a major contributor to Up on the Sun this y ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Apache Lake Music Festival, Blitzen Trapper, Chico Mann, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​ Get ready for our very own Coachella this weekend. Well -- not really. As Christina Caldwell's feature explains, Apache Lake Music Festival isn't quite the same thing as that fest, but it does feature over 30 of Arizona's best bands in a remote setting. We've also got shorter features on Blitzen ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Sister Cities Get Love From NPR

    ​Big ups to the folks over at NPR's All Songs Considered blog. Today they featured Sister Cities, the Phoenix band that our own Christina Caldwell wrote up back in August, telling the tale of the band's global roots and dream-pop sound. "If you're a band from the west coast, you play "sunny" mus ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Bad Lucy Explains "Forward"

    ​The Morning Infidelity on KWSS 106.7 are hosting their first concert event where, "it's all about performance." Six bands will duke it out tonight at The Rogue Bar for stage supremacy in a winner-take-all battle of the bands (our own Christina Caldwell will be acting as a judge). One of ton ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    iamwe, Anthrax, Foster The People, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​This week, Christina Caldwell brings us the story of iamwe, a Phoenix-based indie rock band. The band's forthcoming record She's a Soldier tells the tale of a 100-year-old Englishwoman. "We're all fighting our own personal wars," the band says. Anthrax members Joey Belladona and Charlie Bela ... More >>

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