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    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    St. Vincent​Welcome 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 >>

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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 12, 2011

    Six Misleading Band Names

    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 >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Pickster One on RoQ'y TyRaid, Peachcake, and Boys and Frogs

    Awal​Welcome 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 >>

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    August 12, 2011

    My Five Favorite Concerts During My Time at Up on the Sun

    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 >>

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    July 12, 2011

    The Best Concert Photos of June 2011

    Luke HolwerdaBritney Spears at Arena​Yeah, 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 >>

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    July 8, 2011

    DJ Racoon on Beat Mass, SLASH Pool Party, & Straying From Top 40

    ​ 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 >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Fight Club Sadisco*, Panic! at the Disco, The Donkeys, and the Round Three Pool Party Over the Weekend

    ​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 >>

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    June 19, 2011

    The Donkeys at Yucca Tap Room, 6/18/11

    Publicity photo for The Donkeys​The 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 >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at the Rhythm Room on Wednesday, June 1

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Givers: In Light

    Givers - In Light​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Your New Favorite Band: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

    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 >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 21, 2011

    What Laura Says at The Icehouse

    ​ 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 >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Scottsdale's GoDaddy Girl, Danica Patrick, Joins NASCAR; Let the Shameless Promotions Begin​IndyCar 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 >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Glendale Fest Benefiting Military Families Scheduled for April 11

    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 April 11 is a benefit for Murray Grey Foundation, which provides ... More >>

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    A "Dreamy" Display

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    November 10, 2005

    Lap Dawgs

    Speed thrills at PIR

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    June 2, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise

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    March 4, 2004

    The Fast and the Frustrated

    All revved up with no place to go, Valley teens -- and hemi-ed up husbands -- go wild on the streets