St. VincentWelcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Today's list comes from contributor Melissa Fossum.
Maybe I'm too indecisive for my own good, but year-end lists are always a cha ... More >>
White DenimWelcome 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 >>
You might be misjudging Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr... except for the whole race car theme. Growing up you were always told not to judge a book by its cover, but judging a band by its name? That's pretty easy. The Black Keys? They're blues rock, of course. Spice Girls? The poppiest pop imaginable. ... More >>
AwalWelcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, Sound Off, where Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your songs to be considered for future Sound Off columns, please email m ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaJemaine Clement, of Flight of the Conchords, from their May 2009 show For those keeping track (read: me), I have been blogging for Up on the Sun for nigh on three years now. I have more than enjoyed my time writing for the blog, wading through the hills and valleys of You Asked For I ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaBritney Spears at Jobing.com ArenaYeah, we know. It's a little late. Somehow all the mojitos we consumed during the fourth at the massive haboob from last week, have us a little behind. Be that as it may, we're confident that even a cursory glance at the below photos will have yo ... More >>
By this point in July, it almost feels stupid to talk about how hot it is. Brains are practically melted, and the heat has just become this all oppressing force, destroying day-off plans and any semblance of ambition of doing anything outside.
Anything besides lounging by the pool and drinking ... More >>
Round Three Pool Party
The Round Three Pool Party took over the Apache Station apartments in Tempe on Saturday. Pool partiers spent the afternoon getting splashed and trashed to the beats of DJ Smooth and DJ2 Drop...see photos.
Fight Club Sadisco 2011
Grindwhore and various local DJs ... More >>
Publicity photo for The DonkeysThe DonkeysYucca Tap RoomSaturday, June 18The past few shows I have been to -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Givers -- have wound up being pretty low-key, unassuming affairs. Crowds at either show have been modest at best and each set turned out to be a tight, enjoyable h ... More >>
Photos by Maria VassettDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.The Rhythm RoomWednesday, June 1, 2011Spoiler alert: If you're at all up to date on any recent NASCAR happenings, there will be a totally corny comparison later in this review. For now, however, I will focus my energies on what to ... More >>
Givers - In LightIn a post about Detroit indie duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. last week, I came across a Paste Magazine blog post titled "Five Summer Debut Albums To Get Excited About." Dale Jr.'s debut, It's A Corporate World, was among the five, yet my fancy was tickled by another band on that list ... More >>
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.If you though Hooray For Earth was a silly name for a band, then buckle up, buttercup. This week's Your New Favorite Band is none other than Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. It was easy for the band to gain some early notoriety for their NASCAR-minded name -- one ... More >>
I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of the folks who packed into The Icehouse last night to watch and listen to Tempe-based What Laura Says don't own any Canned Heat or Allman Brothers Band LPs. "Boogie Rock" just isn't a genre name that gets tossed out a lot by the hip set, existing more exc ... More >>
www.theautochannel.comIndyCar bombshell and Scottsdale native Danica Patrick announced this morning that she will be joining the NASCAR racing circuit. Then she went on to sound like Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights -- shamelessly promoting her corporate sponsor.NASCAR drivers have the uncanny a ... More >>
CheckpointCharlie headlines the Clean Slate fest in Glendale.Festival season is officially upon us -- with Country Thunder and Tempe Music Festival next weekend, and McDowell Mountain Music Fest later in April -- and we've got one more to add to your calender. Clean Slate Celebration in Glendale A ... More >>