If you've ever felt like all music on the radio is the same, you're not alone. Your grandmother felt the same way once. It's an old complaint that has always bugged me, because sure, the latest Rhianna single is a pile of dogshit, but I hate blanketing all music with this strain of despair.
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It's been tough for us to stop spinning Toothy Wavy, the collaboration among Tucson-based Isaiah Toothtaker, Max B, and The Hood Internet, so it only makes sense that we'd wind up spending a some time with The Hood Internet ... More >>
Gang Gang Dance, Prince RamaCrescent BallroomWednesday, October 5, 2011Last night was weird. Really weird -- but it wasn't a bum-pissing-on-the-light-rail kinda weird. It was an interesting sense of "exciting confusion" weird. On screen psychedelic videos accentuated by dim red and blue lig ... More >>
New York's experimental rock band Gang Gang Dance hits up the Valley tonight, headlining the Crescent Lounge during its inaugural week. Jamming on the band's latest album Eye Contact is a mind-warping experience, and between all the loopy sound-scapes, abstract synth structures and aural embellishme ... More >>
Kids today, y'know? Thinking that all they need to figure out transcendental psychedelia is a tube of face paint, some Jodorowsky DVDs and a handful of funky -looking mushrooms. Pshaw!
They should take a cue from their peers in Prince Rama, a Brooklyn-based act specializing in profoundly psychedel ... More >>
Editor's Note: We here at Up on the Sun are sad to announce that we are losing Michael Lopez as a staff blogger. Lopez is moving back to his hometown, Portland, Oregon. Over the past three years, M.Lo has been a distinct voice on this blog and in print. You may not always have liked what he s ... More >>
The new home of Crescent Ballroom at 308 N. 2nd Avenue in downtown Phoenix. But it's not quite finished yet. After teetering between Valley venues for years, Stateside Presents announced this morning that it finally has a spot to call its own.
Downtown's Crescent Ballroom, as we speculated earlie ... More >>
This Sunday marks the return of the Adult Swim pool party at Millennium Resort, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale. The event won't be a weekly one, like the SPLASH and Cannonball parties, but will feature DJs Jared Alan, Tricky T, Goldsmith, Sean Watson, Benni Beatnik, and Don Rica ... More >>
It doesn't look like much yet, but we'll see what future holds. And today on Mystery Venue Theatre, Crescent Ballroom -- a mystical name that almost rivals the mystery surrounding the new downtown Phoenix venue. Formerly home to Bentley's Nightclub, who's former website bentleysnightclubphx. ... More >>
Gang Gang Dance - Eye ContactI'll just go ahead and assume all you diligent readers took the time to listen to the stream of Eye Contact -- the latest album from electronic/experimental New York outfit Gang Gang Dance last week. If you didn't, why the hell not? Ah well, worry not -- the album hit ... More >>
Stream Gang Gang Dance's Eye Contact right nowDon't look now, but May is shaping up to be quite the solid month for new releases. April was no slouch and June looks very, very promising, but May is here right now, kicking ass and chewing gum. And guess what? May just ran out of gum.Fleet Foxes ki ... More >>
Brooklyn has become a mecca of sorts for indie rock in the past decade, with numerous new bands emerging from its brownstone-lined streetsI was listening to Sirius XMU yesterday while driving with the air conditioning on, since it's a balmy November in the Valley. On came a song by new indie/psyc ... More >>
Set times are confirmed! Set your Coachooser accordingly!Well the long wait is over: those in power at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Goldenvoice) have released the set times for this weekend's affair. An initial glance at things shows a pretty smooth flow for the weekend, with mini ... More >>
Pitchfork isn't always wrong. They may be horribly opinionated with a healthy self-image (read: full of themselves), but they manage to get things right every once in a blue moon. Case in point: Lemonade. The trio from Brooklyn and San Francisco fall into the "experimental" category, sometimes an ... More >>