Elvis Costello

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    Final Halloween costume-related update: At least one of these weekend shows will offer you a discounted ticket in exchange for coming in costume, which is a little like getting a free meal for dragging your Christmas tree somewhere in February. If you'd like to know which one, you can just wear yo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    10 Female Artists That Helped Me Understand Women

    I can't believe the things I decide to write about. Women? Have I lost my mind? I know as much about women as I do about God--not jack. Yet I continue to study both. In fact, I suspect they are one and the same. Like most subjects in my studies, one of my primary teachers has been and continues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Nine Life Lessons We Learned From George Jones (1931-2013)

    The country music world truly lost one of its biggest badasses today when the legendary George Jones passed away this morning at a Nashville, Tennessee hospital. He was 81 years old. The Possum, as he was known to countless, leaves behind a towering legacy in country, a long and troubled life fill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week 123

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Douglas Proce, What Are You Listening To?

    Douglas Proce Proce is the owner of Video Imaging Services and the filmmaker of the documentary Beautiful Women, screening at the FilmBar September 7-9. For more info, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I don't have a favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower(s Fan)

    See also: No Seriously, Chumbawamba Has a Storied Anarchist Past See also: Our Throwback Thursday Archives Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Wallflowers: The Only Band That Matters. Just kidding, but the Clash vibes from the band's new tune, "Reboot the Mission," are clearly intentional. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Seven Collaborations Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Foo Fighters Could Take a Hint From

    Saturday Night Live is ending its 37th season with a bang. Last week, classic alum Will Ferrell hosted the show, reprising his parody of George W. Bush, and the 100th SNL Digital Short was aired. Things look to get even bang-ier with this Saturday's season finale, featuring Mick Jagger taking the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    The Glass Heroes Celebrate 20 Years of Street Rock

    They say "old punks never die," and while the statement lacks some factual validity, it bears repeating in regards to The Glass Heroes, who celebrate 20 years of punk and roll this Saturday at the George and Dragon Pub. "We have this joke that the last punk standing wins," laughs guitarist and sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Shurman Finds Inspiration in Independence

    Now that we all know most record companies are the loss leaders for their conglomerate parent company we always believed they were, you kinda wish just once someone at the label would say "I don't know how to do my job" instead of "We don't have a way of marketing you." That was the speech Aaron Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    The 15 Best Songs About U.S. Presidents

    We at Up on the Sun, like Clinton himself, feel your pain. Every year Presidents Day rolls around and you're struggling to plant that cherry tree and buy all the stovepipe hats you can, all so that you can have the best damn Presidents Day party possible. (C'mon, we can't be the only ones.)So to ea ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    The Melodians, "Rivers of Babylon"

    ​Song: The Melodians, "Rivers of Babylon"Context: Arizona isn't the only place facing a boycott -- Palestinians are now asking artists to boycott Israel. So far Elvis Costello and The Pixies have signed on. The Palestinians also asked that Boney M's famous cover of The Melodians' "Rivers of Babylo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Sundown Showdown, Darkness Dear Boy, The Shizz, Crotch Rockitt, and More

    Rumspringer is scheduled to perform at Saturday's Shizz CD release party at Trunk Space.​Need something to do tonight? What about Saturday or Sunday? If you've been smart enough to squirrel away your simoleons, there's probably enough green in the bank account to afford trip to the Elvis Costell ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    Wanda Jackson

    Popular with more than one Elvis

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    Locals Only

    Arizona Artists Cover Each Other on the When in AZ Compilation

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    New Late Night TV Battles a Boon For Music Lovers

    The Late Show, Tonight Show and Late Night all have impressive music acts this next weekFirst, let me just get it out there: I watch a bunch of TV. I love it, and though I know it deadens my intellectual abilities, I'm not quitting. So, take it from a junkie, late night TV -- with the recent additio ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Tune-Up For Summer Sunny pop music and summertime are made for each other like two soulmates holding hands on an oceanside stroll. With the weather heating up here in the Valley of the Sun, let's take a look at some great summer music... S-Curve Records Tinted Windows Tinted Windows (S-Curve Records) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2009

    Fleet Foxes To Grace SNL's Music Stage

    As reported on this past Friday, Fleet Foxes have been named the musical guest for this Saturday's episode of Saturday Night Live with host Rosario Dawson. Lorne Michaels booked the band to perform a week after sugary-sweet teen pop-star Taylor Swift graced the stage, ushering in the second time Fle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2008

    Top Ten Latin Music Albums of 2008

    By Julienne GageAmericans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    Concert Review: Nick Lowe

    By Jay Bennett "As I walk through / This wicked world / Searching for light in the darkness of insanity." Knowing I'd soon hear those lyrics being sung by Nick Lowe buoyed me Tuesday night as I sat watching a 90-minute performance staged by two politician ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Future Shock: Jay Reatard, Jordin Sparks, and more

    Here’s a handful of concerts that were just announced.

  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    Nick Lowe

    Jesus of Cool
    (Yep Roc)

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Adam Panic


  • Dining

    September 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Future Shock: The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Saosin, and more

    Get ready to crank your credit cards, PHX folks, ‘cause Future Shock’s back with the latest “just announced” concerts coming to town. This week’s edition is like a rock ‘n’ roll Baskin Robins, beeyotch, with acts representing the many different flavors the genre has to offer, from indi ... More >>

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Wanda Jackson

    Popular with more than one Elvis

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Frank Black

    (Back Porch)

  • Music

    October 21, 2004

    Rilo Kiley

    New indie upstarts are all the rage

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    Salon Perspectives

    FirstMondays Art Salon provides frame of reference

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Bill Frisell

    The Willies (Nonesuch)

  • Film

    March 21, 2002


    E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    The Dismemberment Plan

    Change (DeSoto)

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Pop Music

    Jimmy Eat World's new release is a pop meisterwork. But will their fans like it?

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Life Goes On

    Despite the recent passing of some of heritage music's finest, the music continues to flourish thanks to a handful of fine new releases

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    The Talent Shows

    Straight from the garage, the Figgs wear many influences on their sleeves

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Future Shock

    Gumbo gazes into his crystal ball and tells us what to expect in jazz, blues and heritage as we approach 2001

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Hot Poppers

    There's melody, musicianship beneath the snarl of the Vox Poppers

  • Dining

    August 24, 2000

    Artificial Hip

    This is "Scottsdale's newest fine dining" experience?

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Paul Revere and the Raiders

    >Midnight Ride
    Goin' to Memphis
    Hard 'N' Heavy (with marshmallow)
    Alias Pink Puzz

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    CSN & Sometimes Y

    How much time was "Wasted on the Way"? Absolutely none, if you like a good rock 'n' roll soap opera.

  • Film

    February 4, 1999

    Rock of Aged

    Still Crazy's band on the rerun is worth a spin

  • Music

    December 17, 1998

    Mule Train

    Sleepwalker's Jamal Ruhe vents his aggressive side with new band Yearofthemule

  • Music

    November 19, 1998
  • Music

    July 23, 1998

    Fear and Loathing

    Trashman sinks his teeth into the unholy union of porn and Vegas

  • Music

    August 1, 1996

    Contract and Expel

    Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels

  • Music

    April 18, 1996
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