Echo & The Bunnymen

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    La Cerca's Big Sound Comes from Small Influences

    La Cerca singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Gardner is an idealist. No, he's a cynic. In any case, he's a master songsmith who speaks most articulately through his guitar playing. He found his calling in the early-'90s twee-pop of Beat Happening and Unrest, along with New Zealand indie bands like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Vive la France! Five Songs in Celebration of Bastille Day

    Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet, tout le monde! Pardon my Franglish, but it's Bastille Day tomorrow, so feel free to eat some cake and go raid a prison or something-- just leave your guillotine at home. La FĂȘte Nationale celebrates the French Revolution on the anniversary of the storming of the Bastil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Amen Dunes on Living a Million Musical Lives

    See also: Up on the Sun the Podcast, Featuring Amen Dunes and Our Levon Helm Tribute When New York-based songwriter Damon McMahon, the man behind the shadowy, warbly pysch-folk of Amen Dunes, says he's lived a million musical lives, he's exaggerating only a little. He spent his early 20s in the buz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Total Lunar Eclipse of the Heart

    Melissa FossumTotal eclipse...of the moon.​This weekend's lunar eclipses was exciting, especially if you were able to catch that elusive red moon. If you were among those who got up early or stayed up late (it was a nice break after writing my X review) to check out the lunar eclipse early S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Our Favorite Non-Metal Horror Soundtracks

    Don't mess with Huey Lewis fans...​In recent years, horror flicks and metal have enjoyed a loving relationship. Metalheads love horror, and the feeling is mutual. (Where did we put that copy of The Blair Witch 2 soundtrack?) Obviously many metal musicians truly enjoy sci-fi, monster and horror ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    DJ Manchester Talks Britpop, Shadowplay, Anderson's, The Smiths, Interpol, and More

    DJ Manchester​Eddie Lebario (a.k.a. DJ Manchester) is old school, just like his favorite musical genre.As you'll read in this week's version of DJ Dossier, the cat has been spinning up the hits inside local clubs since the mid '90s. And more often than not, said hits have typically been from the e ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010
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    February 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Top 10 of 2009: Jay Bennett

    Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today, we bring you a list from Jay Bennett, New Times' editorial operations manager and a contributor to Up o ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    McCartney, Cohen and Morrissey: Older, Big Name Acts Are Today's Big Draws

    Fresh off a weekend that found Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen and Morrissey all play one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in the U.S. -- in one day -- we find ourselves, as a music-loving society, head over heels for live acts with a touch of gray. It doesn't help that the festival in question, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    SxSW 2009: Sunday

    Attention, all Phoenicians unable to attend SxSW this year: Don't worry. Sure, it's not as good as standing inches away from your favorite band in a trendy Austin club, but we've got the coverage to keep you satisfied. Scenes from South by Southwest We've got some images from around town (that to ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    June 28, 2007
  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Echo & The Bunnymen

    The Very Best of Echo & The Bunnymen: More Songs to Learn and Sing

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Arcade Fire

    Neon Bible

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2007

    Let Them Eat Peachcake

    I always enjoy the little missives I'm sent from Stefan of weirdo duo Peachcake, but this one was so exceptional I had to share it with everybody, 'cause it's a damn thoughtful and interesting idea. Check it... 2007 has gotten off to a relatively slow start. We've been home now since the beginning ... More >>

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Death Rocks

    Good for what Cures you

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Next Wave

    The Wonder Stuff is back, with one finger raised for the Britpop it spawned

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004
  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Finding The Cure

    Confessions of a doom doll

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    New Model Army

    Great Expectations: The Singles Collection (Superfecta)

    Anti-Flag The Terror State (Fat Wreck Chords)

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    That '80s Sound

    With help from Wilco and the Gin Blossoms, Tommy Keene chases down the sound he was after 20 years ago

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Dream On

    The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses (Rhino)

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    The Short and the Long

    Sometimes arty, sometimes poppy, the boys of New California are ready to go the distance

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Dark Waters

    Defying stylistic tags and genre hybrids, Austin's Knife in the Water makes music for the curious and melancholy with Red River

  • Music

    November 23, 2000


    Boyhood passions and local music luminaries collide in Robin Wilson's new concept album-cum-animated series

  • Music

    November 16, 2000


    Paloalto (American)

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    A Well-Known Drag

    Pop purveyors Superdrag keep the fight for artistic freedom alive with In the Valley of Dying Stars

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Critical Mass

    Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Annual Retentive

    The 10 best rock 'n' roll records of '99

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Love Connection

    Why the current, slick Courtney Love actually rings truer than the disheveled baby doll of the past

  • News

    March 25, 1999
  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    Sticks and Scones

    The Scones try to overcome the cover-band stigma and earn respect for their classic-sounding originals

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    Life After Death

    As we reach the fifth anniversary of Doug Hopkins' suicide, his best music remains unheard by all but a few friends

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    Logan's Run

    Jack Logan just can't slow down his amazing song factory

  • Music

    December 5, 1996