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    November 22, 2013

    Small Leaks Sink Ships - Last Exit Live - 11/21/2013

    By Mitchell L. Hillman Sometimes you go to a show and there is simply a vibe, a certain ephemeral quality, a momentary zeitgeist that can be described in no way other than 'perfection.' It could be any number of things, but usually it comes down to first, a carefully casted lineup, a group of band ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    You've got less than a month of shopping days until you think about doing Black Friday for a minute and then just decide to go closer to Christmas instead. In the meantime, consider giving yourself the gift of any of these five must-see Phoenix shows.

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    June 27, 2013

    12 Warped Tour Band Names That Are Nearly Complete Sentences

    Warped Tour returns to the valley in a few hours, officially kicking things off at Quail Run Park in Mesa at noon. There are a few familiar names on the line up, but the onslaught of bands with colors and violent subject matter in their names is a little overwhelming. Don't fret: Before you waste ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    We Took Mystery Drugs and Saw Soft Moon

    Soft Moon @ Crescent Ballroom|3/7/13Funny what stray pills you can uncover in a fit of spring cleaning. This 20mg of Adderall. A dented Xanax bar. Where did all these Percocet come from? And what's this red-brown gelcap floating in my desk drawer? So down it goes. It could be anything. I don't tell ... More >>

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    September 22, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Top Five (Well, Six, Kind Of) Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    September 20, 2012
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    September 18, 2012

    Lymbyc Systym: Post-Rockers Return to Phoenix with New Album

    For their third album, Symbolyst, post-rock band Lymbyc Systym has come full circle, beginning and ending in the Valley of the Sun. After a tour through their former hometown, brothers Michael and Jared Bell began working on their latest record in January 2010 and three days after its release this ... More >>

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    April 21, 2012

    Coachella 2012 4/20: Let's Talk About Weed

    See also: *The Best of Coachella: Friday, April 20 *Our Complete Coachella Coverage Yesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of LA Weekly music editor, Ben ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    10 Awesome Concert Posters at SXSW's Flatstock 33

    ​See also: The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012 By Nick Rallo Flatstock is a dangerous place to be with a credit card. This year, Flatstock 33 (presented by the American Poster Institute) featured over 100 artists with enough completely badass concert posters to drain your checking account dry. No, ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Phoenix Indie-Rocker Band Knesset Is Big in Japan

    Released last year, Coming of Age is an appropriate title for Knesset's first album, as the band is only now starting to step up locally. Pronounced KA-NESS-ET and named after the legislative branch of the Israeli government, these locals have played in the background of Phoenix since 2007. "[Orig ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012: Beck Is Back, Jack White to Perform Solo

    Sasquatch! Music Festival​Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights and Tenacious D will be headlining Sasquatch! Music Festival this year.Kudos to the good people of Sasquatch for digging Beck out of the grave. Hopefully this means he's finally got some new material. Beirut, Girl Talk, The R ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Top Five Late Night Music Moments of 2011

    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. This installment takes a look at 2011's most memorable moments in late night television. Enjoy!​ Television occasionally has some special moments ... More >>

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    November 19, 2011

    Mr. Meeble at Crescent Ballroom, 11/18/11 (VIDEO)

    Photos and video by Melissa Fossum​ Mr. Meeble Crescent Ballroom Friday, November 18, 2011 Last night was Mr. Meeble's homecoming after a two-month European tour that the group planned entirely on its own. The Crescent Ballroom gave Meeble a warm welcome, and judging by how many times frontma ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Death Cab, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun, DFA 1979 to Headline Treasure Island Music Festival 2011

    Empire of the Sun, Death Cab For Cutie, Cut Copy, Explosions in the Sky, and Death From Above 1979 have been announced as the headliners for this year's Treasure Island Music Festival, according to One Thirty BPM.TIMF has brought a pretty solid lineup to the table for its fifth year. The bill has be ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    May 24, 2011

    Bono and The Edge Spice Up 'American Idol' Finale With 'Spider-Man' Performance

    ​Bono and The Edge of U2 will be performing with the cast of the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on American Idol's live season finale Wednesday night, according to Billboard.The Spider-Man Broadway musical, for which they composed the music, has been delayed numerous times due to numerous c ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    What's Selling? Top Ten Lists from Valley Record Stores

    Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Looks like Fleet Foxes are doing pretty well this week, with their heady folk album Helples ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Lollapalooza Unveils Lineup: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse

    ​Lollapalooza has revealed an absolutely killer lineup for its 20th-anniversary show, according to Consequence of Sound.Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse are at the top of this summer's impressive bill. Other big names scheduled to perform include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circ ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Underground Cities: The Dalliance Album

    Underground Cities - The Dalliance Album​Artist: Underground CitiesTitle: The Dalliance AlbumBasics: Underground Cities is described as being "formed by old high school friends in the summer of 2009 from the remnants of punk, indie, metal and rockabilly bands." Thankfully, Underground Cities is no ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Lady Gaga Flying Solo on New Album

    ​Lady Gaga's upcoming album Born This Way will not feature any other artists whatsoever, according to MTV News.Gaga says she wants to stand on her own two feet this time around, although many people think it's safe to jokingly say that she practically collaborated with Madonna on the hit single "B ... More >>

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    September 20, 2001

    Hunky Dory

    Despite the chaos, a revamped Sugar High and a renamed 40 Watt Las Vegas debut; meanwhile, James Hall spreads the gospel.