Musician/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has made a career out of taking chances. His first true band was the San Francisco-based punk outfit The Nuns. Then he joined up with cow-punks Rank & File before forming the country-oriented True Believers with his brothers, eventually hacking out a solo caree ... More >>
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.
It's peculiarly fitting that these two punk trailblazers should arrive in town on the same night, because they've been inextricably bound together for more than 35 years since the beginnings of Los Angeles' punk underground. For one thing, they've endured, even though (or perhaps because) their me ... More >>
Andrew Jackson JihadWelcome 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! Okay. I'm done. Spent. No more lists. The reissues list was hard. The show list was hard. The ... More >>
Luz de Vida, a compilation featuring Neko Case, Spoon, Jimmy Eat World, Calexico, Giant Sand, Lenguas Largas, Robyn Hitchcock, Brian Lopez, The Meat Puppets, and many, many more, is set to see release in two formats, a 37-track digital album, and a limited-edition 12-song vinyl release, on Octobe ... More >>
Neal Casal Anytime Tomorrow (Morebarn Records)
Demise of Tempe brewery and nightspot is the latest bit of bad news for the East Valley music scene
Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K
One Hundred Questions, Boarding House Rules (Innerstate), Hellenes (Inbetweens USA), 2000 Gurus (Funfundvierzig, dist. by Innerspace)
There's melody, musicianship beneath the snarl of the Vox Poppers
Altar Ego, Power of Babel...
Venerable Valley roots club is on the move
Ex-Green on Red mainstay Chuck Prophet continues his solo metamorphosis with The Hurting Business
Valley rig-rockers Flathead face an uncertain future
New compilation proves there's more to Arizona rock than gazing and twang