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    June 23, 2014

    Kongos' Firefly Set Showcased the Band's Success. So When Is New Music Coming?

    It's a bit strange flying across the country to see a band that less than a year ago was playing at the Sail Inn and Apache Lake Music Festival. But honestly it almost seems like a completely different Kongos who opened up the main stage at Dover Delaware's Firefly Music Festival on Friday, June 20. ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
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    October 4, 2012

    Top 5 Contemporary Blues Rock Bands That Don't Totally Suck

    Our sister blog, West Coast Sound, has caught a lot of shit lately for their disdain for neo-blues rockers The Black Keys. Just remember we're only critics, and opinions are just opinions. Nicholas Pell even offered up some alternative blues bands for you to dig. The problem is, as commenter AlexNic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Ten Favorite Playlists at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    See Also: 10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix Let's face it, the music that streams through the speakers of a restaurant has the ability to make or break your dining experience. We know of a sushi shop that only plays religious music, a Mexican food joint that can't turn down the top 40 banger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    KUPD's John Holmberg Chats About MILFs, Naked Grandmas, and Mom Farts

    The Big Red Radio, known by its longtime call-letters 98 KUPD, is known for putting on big productions, like UFest, the End of Summer Scorcher, and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Concert events and heavy music are the station's bread and butter, but the unique and hilarious contests they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Nutwhats' Lisa Rast: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    Shelby Moore​From now through Caramelpalooza -- March 2 at Smeeks candy shop -- Chow Bella will introduce you to the 17 chefs participating in the third annual caramel tasting. Today, meet Lisa Rast of NutWhats. For years, Lisa Rast has been mixing it up with cinnamon, walnuts, oats, almo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Adele Won and Nicki Minaj Creeped; We Recap the Grammys

    ​If Adele could rap, she probably would have won that Grammy as well. Sunday night's Grammy Awards made for interesting viewing, with Adele's sweep, some amazing tributes, performances, and a downright weird and horrible showing from Nicki Minaj. Host LL Cool J opened up with a prayer for Whitne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Rich Berra, What Are You Listening To?

    Rich Berra​Rich Berra Berra is one of the hosts of the Johnjay and Rich radio show heard on 104.7 KISS-FM here in Phoenix. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play? It sounds like a scam, but I listen to KISS to hear what our station sounds like af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Lenni Rosenblum

    Hell no, this did not make my list.​I was fairly unimpressed by this year's new releases, which says a lot considering I'm not all that hard to impress, musically speaking. Although a lot of great albums came out, I don't think that 2011 was a very special year as far as new releases go, and frank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    JFA, Lantern, Chromeo, and More Featured in This Week's Issue

    ​ This week's print edition of Phoenix New Times features a little slice of Phoenix skate punk history, with key players in the early days of seminal band JFA discussing Phoenix, skating, and the punk scene of the early '80s. All four original members of JFA play Hollywood Alley this Saturday (spr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Five Songs To Inspire A Diamondbacks Rally

    Well the Diamondbacks extended their postseason dreams with an 8-1 drubbing of the Milwaukee Brewers last night at Chase Field. After dropping the first two games in this best of five playoff series, the D'backs find themselves in quite the predicament knowing that they can't lose another game if th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Happy Birthday, MTV: 30 Videos to Celebrate 30 Years

    I want my MTV back​Music Television turns 30 today, but the network doesn't look a day over 16 and Pregnant. Well before MTV started exploiting the incredibly difficult lives of irresponsible teens expecting a first child and balancing high school algebra, the Viacom-network played music vid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Lollapalooza: "It Was 20 Years Ago Today..."

    ​It's kind of hard to imagine that Lallapalooza is 20 years-old. I wasn't in attendance in 1991, but the event still feels like a cultural touchstone for me (due in no small part to the "Homerpalooza" episode of The Simpsons, which introduced me to Sonic Youth, and cemented my growing love for The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis Still Hate Each Other. Surprise.

    ​Take the L out of "lover" because it's over. Liam and Noel Gallagher of British rock group Oasis, are essentially calling it quits as brothers, according to Spinner.Is this the fiftieth or the fifty-first time they've declared this? I've lost count. We get it, they hate each other and they'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Rebecca Black's Only Fan Lashes Out at Writer

    ​​Thank you, dear readers, for occasionally taking the time to give us at Up On The Sun some feedback on our writing. When I was growing up, my parents always told me that it's impossible to please everybody. Boy, were they right. Unfortunately it's impossible to please all of our readers, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Dave Matthews Band Announces Multiple "Mini-Festivals"

    ​It turns out that Dave Matthews Band won't be taking the year off after all, according to Billboard.Tuesday afternoon the band made consecutive announcements about "mini-festivals" that they will be playing this summer via their Twitter (@davematthewsbnd). They tweeted, "DMB will host 4 3-day mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Mark Your Calendars: Festival Announcements Galore

    Feather headdresses were the hot accessory of 2010 music festivals.​While music festival season is pretty much wrapped up for the year up, there's still plenty to get excited about since next year's festivals are being planned.Announcements have been rolling out one after another this past week. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2010

    Stripper Pole Action, Devo Devastates, Primus' Spacemen, and Other Highlights From Day Two of Arizona Fall Frenzy

    Luke HolwerdaDevo performs yesterday during day two of Arizona Fall Frenzy.​Whoever was manning the hose at Arizona Fall Frenzy had a perfect sense of timing.Temps soared into the triple digit range during the second day of the three-day concert, but luckily the promoters thought ahead and man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    John Mayer Leaves Twitter For Good

    ​John Mayer is the type of guy who has better things to do than tweet, so maybe it's no surprise that social media has gotten him into some trouble in the past.Despite his busy schedule, I've always imagined Mayer to be this solo artist who has all day to think about whatever kind of nonsensical r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Top 10 Albums of 2009: Mike R. Meyer

    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 Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Mike R. Meyer, a New Times contributor, wannabe musician, video game en ... More >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    You Asked For It: Sketching in Stereo

    Submissions to our weekly You Asked For It local CD review column come in all kinds of packaging. We've received everything from CDRs with the title scrawled on the disc in barely-legible Sharpie to thoughtful, handwritten notes with handmade custom art. We've never had anything quite as polished as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Better Than Petty?: Hypothetical Super Bowl halftime shows

    With Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlining Super Bowl XLII’s halftime show, we couldn’t help but wonder what other acts deserve the chance to play to one of the year’s biggest crowds. Of course, then also we got to wondering about what rare duets the event could motivate, especially after ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2008
  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    The Cremains

    The Bird, The Snake, and The Dog
    (Towering House)

  • Home Entertainment

    June 14, 2007
  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    Dinosaur Jr.

    (Fat Possum)

  • Home Entertainment

    February 8, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006

    Encore Performance

    Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act

  • Music

    July 14, 2005
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    July 7, 2005
  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Face to Face

    A punk rock swan song

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Scopin' Shorties

    The Kreme Machine parachutes into Jamaican Blue Lounge, an oasis of anti-Snottsdale in the belly of the beast

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    The Fire Theft

    The band covers the land with a blaze

  • Music

    February 19, 2004


    Probot (Southern Lord)

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Queens of the Stone Age

    Rock royality raises the Deaf

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Cat Power

    You Are Free (Matador Records)

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Queens of the Stone Age

    Songs for the Deaf (Interscope)

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Gotta Have the Phunk

    Valley rap-rock pioneers return with a new record

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Long Time, No CD

    More than two years after the release of its debut, Gloritone sates fans with a stopgap disc of demo material

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    Fair to Middlin'

    State fair means music -- and the most toothless people you'll ever see

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    June 15, 2000


    For the week of 06-15-2000

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Hey, Come On!

    Shunning the mantle of rock 'n' roll saviors, Verbena overcomes internal chaos to prove there's still some life left in three chords and an attitude

  • Music

    November 19, 1998

    Second Coming

    Sunny Day Real Estate reunites to find that its myth has grown exponentially

  • Calendar

    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Popsicle in the Desert

    Gloritone finds success by keeping it simple and loud

  • Calendar

    September 18, 1997
  • Music

    December 28, 1995

    Survey Says...

    New Times critics look back on the "oohs" and the "ughs" of pop music '95 (results tabulated from individual critics' lists and comments)

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