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    December 13, 2012
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    March 1, 2012

    The Serene Dominic Show: David Bash of International Pop Overthrow

    In 1998, after grunge ground down and MTV flirtedwith electronica before getting completely in bed with reality TV, David Bash founded the International Pop Overthrow Festival to give support to a fractured pop scene that had probably given up all hopes of being signed to a major label since The Pos ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    October 17, 2011

    Foo Fighters at US Airways Center, 10/16/11

    Maria Vassett​Foo Fighters US Airways Center October 16, 2011 Last night I got my face melted off by one of the greatest acts in present-day rock 'n' roll. Everything about the band's show, from the guitar showdown to their two hour and 45 minute set, proved why the Foos deserve their place on to ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    The Unlucky 8s: Leave It Be EP

    The Unlucky 8s - Leave It Be EP​Artist: The Unlucky 8sTitle: Leave It Be EPBasics: Well, looks like it's back to some more old guy garage rock for this week's YAFI. Thankfully, these rock bands with decidedly older members know a goddamn thing or two about recording good music, and The Unlucky 8s ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Rebecca Black Concert at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall: This May or May Not Be a Joke

    ​There may or may not be a Rebecca Black concert at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall in June.Some outlets, such as our sister paper in Orange County, have reported the fliers for Black's mall tour are not a joke. The New York Times had reported the same thing but is now backpedaling.If the ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    No. 1 Sufjan Stevens - Countdown of the Best Concerts of 2010

    ​Over the last days of 2010 Up On The Sun has counted down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the #1 show of the year, Sufjan Stevens at Mesa Arts Center.

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    December 30, 2010

    No. 2 Paul McCartney - Countdown of the Best Concerts of 2010

    Luke Holwerda​Over the last days of 2010 Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the No. 2 show of the year, Paul McCartney at Arena.

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    December 29, 2010

    Best of 2010 Lists from Other Phoenix Music Writers

    ​This week's issue of New Times has Best of 2010 lists from a slew of contributors to our music section as well as Nothing Not New columnist Jay Bennett and a few other staffers. We compiled 13 writers' lists of the top 25 albums of the year into our own little Pazz & Jop-style top 25 list wh ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    No. 4 Gorillaz - Countdown of the Best Concerts of 2010

    ​ Over the last days of 2010 Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the #4 show of the year, Gorillaz at Comerica Theatre.

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    December 27, 2010

    Five Reasons Gorillaz "Phoner To Arizona" Might Be About Damon's Interview with New Times

    Could the new Gorillaz song "Phoner To Arizona" be about an interview I did with Damon Albarn?That sounds like, at best, a ridiculous stretch and, at worst, a fit of narcissistic insanity. I can only imagine what Carly Simon would say... According to the band's stat sheet, the song -- part of a sui ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Gin Blossoms Release No Chocolate Cake, Hope for Comeback Success

    ​This is the sort of thing that should probably be a big deal in the Valley: Gin Blossoms, possibly the most successful Arizona-based rock act ever, released a new record on Tuesday.It's called No Chocolate Cake and, as singer Robin Wilson told Ed Masley of The Arizona Republic in a recent feature ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Toby Keith at Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaToby Keith on stage at Cricket Wireles Pavilion.​Toby KeithAugust 8, 2010Cricket Wireless AmpitheatreI have to admit I went to Toby Keith's show at Cricket only partially to hear classics like "Should've Been A Cowboy" and "How Do You Like Me Now?!" Sure, it's always nice to hear Toby ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Phoenix Lilith Fair Date Canceled Without Comment: Is This SB 1070 Fallout?

    ​The July 8 Lilith Fair tour stop scheduled for July 8 at Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix has been canceled. Live Nation's only statement on the matter is, "We apologize for any inconvenience." We've received no response from an inquiry about why directed at the promoter's publicist. Last ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Arctic Monkeys at Marquee Theatre

    Luke HolwerdaArctic Monkeys: Anticipation has a habit to set you up. More photos from our slideshow here.​The blessing of Arizona's spot at the proverbial Coachella Kiddie Table is the huge number of shows we get by bands looking for a layover on their way Indio. On Thursday, Arctic Monkeys played ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 3/11 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a box in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Why did Howard Stern give Phoenix band The Heartless $5,000? Why is John Lennon Advertising cars? Why did th ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Hughes Your Daddy?

    The Breakup Society recalls teen movie angst

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    December 13, 2007

    Hughes Your Daddy?

    The Breakup Society recalls teen movie angst

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    April 9, 2007
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    March 29, 2007

    Rx Bandits, k-oS

    Rappin' and skankin' until the cows come home