It's peculiarly fitting that these two punk trailblazers should arrive in town on the same night, because they've been inextricably bound together for more than 35 years since the beginnings of Los Angeles' punk underground.
For one thing, they've endured, even though (or perhaps because) their me ... More >>
The Blasters will be hitting The Rhythm Room on Saturday, December 15th. They'll no doubt be pushing their latest album, Fun on Saturday Night, a 12-track joyride through rockabilly and blues territory. The album also includes a June Carter Cash cover of "Jackson" with X's Exene Cervenka. After thir ... More >>
By now, your Facebook feed is swelling with posts with posts from brand-new hockey fans, folks saying "Go 'Yotes" when they didn't give the slightest damn two weeks ago. But that's an awful cynical way to look at it, isn't it? On Tuesday night, the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Predators and advanced to ... More >>
Photos by Melissa FossumExene Cervenka of X
Friday, December 9
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Eight overlapping bands in four hours. Last night's X show felt more like a music festival than a Friday night concert. Eager fans bounced back and forth between Club Red and Red Owl to s ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list 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.
What songs have we picked to soundtrack your Festivus festivities?
What will the upcoming local Jim Henson ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanWill Anderson at Hollywood AlleyWhen it comes to local music (and apparently, everything) all things must pass. So goes the reign of punk promoter Will Anderson, whose belly laugh, dirty Avail hat, and jovial smile have been a near-constant presence at punk shows in the Valley ... More >>
X set itself apart from its first-generation punk contemporaries with Exene Cervenka and John Doe's dueling vocals and a serious dose of roots and rockabilly in its sound.
X has a difficult and fascinating history. Cervenka and Doe started the band as a couple, got married, divorced, wrote ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsArizona: Land of sun and song.There have been more than 140 songs with lyrics about Arizona in them. Seriously. Some of them have been big hits by huge acts, too ("Get Back" by The Beatles, "Take It Easy" by The Eagles). The lyrics to these songs capture various snapshots of the ... More >>
First came word that Exene Cervenka was unable to play Yucca Tap Room this weekend, now comes news that support acts Kevin Seconds and Flathead, who were scheduled to play despite Cervenka's cancellation, are also dropping off the bill. So what's that mean for a roots-rock loving beer drinker lo ... More >>
It's a shame that we have to report that Exene Cervenka, known for her role in X, The Knitters and the Original Sinners has canceled her Saturday night show at the Yucca Tap Room due to health concerns, according to a press release by her label, Bloodshot Records.
Dex and Sara Romweber rockin' it.It was ironically named The Losers' Ball, but if you know anything about how people market stuff nowadays, you'd correctly guess that Sail Inn's show had incredibly cool musicians playing for a bunch of incredibly cool people. That started right at the top of the ... More >>
Strong Beer Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park
The only evidence that we have of even attending the Strong Beer Festival on Saturday, February 13 at Margaret T. Hance park are these photos. Based on them, we can assume that there were many varieties of deliciously decadent brews all very, ver ... More >>
The defunct Hollywood Records on Camelback.This week's New Times music feature is a look at the slow death of Associated Distributors, and several really cool locally owned record stores.
All I'd ever wanted to do was work in a record store. I'd begun collecting LPs in earnest during my freshman ... More >>
For Bloodshot Records' 15th anniversary, or quinceañera, if you will, they're throwing themselves a little party. So far, that party has stopped at 10 cities across these United States with plenty of BBQ, booze and tunes to satisfy the most nomadic and hungry of folk punks. At Tempe's Sail Inn ... More >>