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    January 9, 2014

    The 2014 Coachella Lineup Has Been Announced--and It's Good!

    Let me speak on behalf of everyone by saying "whoa, the 2014 Coachella lineup came out early." The news is still pretty fresh--Coachella sent out the lineup email a little after 9 p.m. last night, causing the internet to blow up as usual. It's tough to see beyond the headliners--though you should be ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    Who's excited for the Instagram pictures Questlove is going to post of Phoenix this weekend? I sure am. The Roots will be in town on Saturday, March 23, to play as part of McDowell Mountain Music Festival, plus, Questo will be dropping a DJ set at Bar Smith afterward. That's sure to yield some good ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Terror, The Underground, 2/12/13

    Terror @ The Underground|2/12/13 H2O and Terror are in the midst of a co-headlining tour that made its way to The Underground last night, until H2O canceled the show a few hours before doors opened. We reached out to Mantooth and Bridge Nine records to find out why H2O canceled but have yet to rece ... More >>

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    September 22, 2012

    Within These Walls at Nile Theater, 9/21/12

    H2O, Youth of Today, and Run With The Hunted Within These Walls @ Nile Theater| 9/21/12Last night marked the second year of local hardcore festival, Within These Walls. Last year was a success, with a full day of music on both stages. Most Precious Blood and H2O were the headliners, and this year, H ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Incoming: Metric, Yeasayer, Lightning Bolt

    Metric, who sound like a poppier, gentler version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, are dropping a new album, Synthetica, on June 12. They'll be hitting up the Marquee Theatre in support of the record, but it's likely that they'll perform old hits such as "Help I'm Alive" and "Gimme Sympathy" as well.By ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Five Sound Strike Bands We'd Like to See Perform in Arizona

    Last week, punk band Rise Against ended their boycott of Arizona by announcing two high-profile shows. That isn't to say that The Sound Strike , the boycott organized by rockers like Zack de la Rocha to impact the state in the wake of SB 1070 is over, but it's shifting it's focus away from boycottin ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Take Cover: The Copper Keys Cover Frank Turner

    See also: Frank Turner Discusses Touring, London Riots, and Drinking With Grandma I may be biased, but I think Frank Turner is one of those underrated artists that everyone should know about. He blew me away at The Rhythm Room last year and stole the show once again when he opened for Social Dist ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    KUKQ Phoenix Launches Online; We Speak With Nancy Stevens, Craven Moorehead, and Jonathan L

    See also: KUKQ Returns to Phoenix (via the Internet) The new online station bearing the call letters of bygone Phoenix radio station KUKQ has launched, streaming online at As we reported last week, the site's connection to the original radio station isn't literal -- though Facebook commen ... More >>

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    February 4, 2012

    Social Distortion at Marquee Theatre, 2/3/12

    Maria Vassett​Social Distortion Marquee Theatre Friday, February 3, 2012 Phoenix loves Social Distortion, and the band loves Phoenix, including not one but two stops on their most recent tour. Last night was business as usual: The band will played a packed venue, to a sea of drunk burly guys ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012
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    February 2, 2012

    Dr. Dog, Doomtree, Lemonheads, and More In This Week's Issue

    Philadelphia indie-rockers Dr. Dog are an interesting bunch. Able to appeal as much to granola crunching jam-banders and Urban Outiftted indie kids, the band's new record Be The Void (due out on ANTI Records on Tuesday, February, 7) finds them returning to the freewheeling looseness of their early w ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    St. Vincent​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. Today's list comes from contributor Melissa Fossum. Maybe I'm too indecisive for my own good, but year-end lists are always a cha ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    10 Favorite Shows of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    Melissa FossumM83 wasn't #1, but I like this picture a lot.​ I went to a lot of shows this year. Thanks to, I can conform that I went to at least 56 concerts, not counting the numerous times I swung by Yucca Tap Room or Crescent Ballroom just for fun. That's one show every six and a h ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Neil Diamond, Social Distortion, Handsome Furs

    ​"So good, so good, so good!" That's what you'll be chanting after Neil Diamond plays hits like "Sweet Caroline," "Cherry Cherry" and "Cracklin' Rosie" at the US Airways Center in August.The '70s stunna is going to help you get your adult contemporary groove on when he comes to Phoenix.Neil Diamon ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls at Rhythm Room, 10/10/11 (VIDEO)

    Photos and video by Melissa FossumFrank Turner​Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls Rhythm Room Monday, October 10, 2011 A sold-out, super energetic Monday night show is somewhat of a rarity in Phoenix (or, you know, anywhere). British punk/folkie Frank Turner had no problem selling out Rhyth ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: Andrew Jackson Jihad

    ​Wacky local duo Andrew Jackson Jihad has a whole lot of awesomeness to offer on their Tumblr. AJJ is currently on tour with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Into It. Over It.The band has just released their new album, Knife Man, about three weeks ago. It's full of enthusiastically perfor ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Frank Turner Discusses Touring, London Riots, and Drinking With Grandma

    Frank Turner has been enjoying unexpected success as a solo folk/punk musician after the demise his hardcore band, Million Dead. Turner has garnered an international fanbase over the past few years, touring relentlessly with bands like Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, and The Gaslight Anthem. His ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Andrew Jackson Jihad's Sean Bonnette on Knife Man and Gawker

    ​Well, he's done it. Sean Bonnette, one half of Valley mainstays Andrew Jackson Jihad, lover of hip-hop, passionate defender of all things Phoenix, has moved away. But don't get up in arms. "This is just a temporary thing," Bonnette says of his recent move to Chicago to be with his girlfriend. ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Fake Problems' Chris Farren on Daytrotter, Radio City Music Hall, and Arrested Development

    Fake Problems​Fake Problems doesn't have many problems, real or imagined. Instead of worrying, they focus on having a good time and touring often. Singer/guitarist Chris Farren taught the band how to play Bobby Darin's "Dream Lover" while lounging poolside before opening for Lucero in Phoenix a co ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day Songs That Tell it Like it is

    Not everyone is either totally head-over-heels in love or bitter and lonely on Valentine's Day.Some people are a little more realistic -- a little more down to earth -- about things.What about the rest of us? Whether you recently got dumped, have a crush, or just wanna get laid, there's a song out t ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Social Distortion Postpone Both Marquee Theatre Shows Until January; Opening Acts Lucero and Frank Turner Still Performing Tonight

    ​The Thanksgiving weekend just got a little less fun if you happen to be a fan of punk icons Social Distortion. We've gotten word that the legendary band has cancelled both of their sold-out appearances at the Marquee Theatre tonight and tomorrow evening due to a "family emergency." There's a ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Incoming: Social Distortion, Hot Hot Heat, Ra Ra Riot, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback

    A picture of Canadian rock band Nickelback​I remember it like it was yesterday: it was the summer of 2002 and I was in super-humid Milwaukee for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. We were in the parking lot of Miller Park, enjoying the pre-game festivities, eating and drinking all of the ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    August 7, 2009

    Incoming: Black Heart Procession, All Time Low, Tumbledown, The Revival Tour

    San Diego indie rock outfit The Black Heart Procession hits the road in support of their new record Six (the band abandoned their numbering system, used through their first three albums, for the last two, The Spell and Amore De Tropico, but is returning to it now) coming through The Rhythm Room on O ... More >>