Arrested Development ruined the Segway. Lots of things ruined the Segway--don't get me wrong--but the first time Gob Bluth made his dramatic, perfectly self-confident entrance into the frame on his fanny-packed Segway he instantly summed up all the worries people had about them. Will this make me lo ... More >>
Gabriele Bertaccini Bertaccini is the executive chef and president of Il Tocco Food and Culinary Mischief. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Is it boring if i say NPR? Yes, I am an NPR junkie (especially ... More >>
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.
"You know, I'm no different from everybody else, I start each day and end each night..." So spoke David Cassidy during a break in the Partridge Family's second hit single "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted." But he is different. Different from you, who's never appeared working alongside Gary Busey ... More >>
Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. See also: Pet Shop Boys' New Release Rivals Muse's Official 2012 Olympic Anthem See also: George Michael: Better Today Than Yesterday? See also: Madness, a Soundtrack to '80s ... More >>
Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. So this totally missed my radar last year ... or maybe it didn't and I just plum forgot. But apparently George Michael almost died late last year.
Saturday Night Live is ending its 37th season with a bang. Last week, classic alum Will Ferrell hosted the show, reprising his parody of George W. Bush, and the 100th SNL Digital Short was aired. Things look to get even bang-ier with this Saturday's season finale, featuring Mick Jagger taking the ... More >>
Admit it, you saw the words "yoga" and "rave" and thought they were two mutually exclusive propositions. One involves healthy living and the other...uh, drugs and baby pacifiers is the first thing that springs to mind there. That thought has certainly crossed the mind of enterprising local rapper Wi ... More >>
We can't even front. The big news regarding Arrested Development-- creator Mitch Hurwitz's announcement that the series will return for a fourth season and a feature film-- has us giddy with joy here at Up on the Sun. Hurwitz plans on airing nine or ten episodes next fall, building up to ... More >>
Tyrone Taylor Ryan Rousseau doesn't sleep. At least that's the only explanation I can come up with to describe his constant flurry of activity. The guitarist/vocalist has an extensive resume, having spent time in The Reatards, The Wongs, played solo as Yuma Territorial Prison Guard, and fronted E ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian WilsonMusic and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>
Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie and Spencer SmithPanic! at the Disco is back. Yeah, the band may be only a pair now since guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker left in 2009, but their new album, Vices & Virtues, is their best yet. Singer Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith lef ... More >>
Fred Durst now has a gray beard but he still wants to rock.Bad news for people with working ears: Limp Bizkit, the rap-rock outfit that stained an entire generation by instigating a meathead riot at Woodstook 1999, is reassembling.Or so says singer/rapper/douchenozzle Fred Durst, who NME reports ... More >>
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 >>
Surprisingly, their duet is not on the list.We all have guilty pleasures.When we like something that falls outside the realm of our normally stringent tastes, it can be exhausting to constantly keep up appearances around our peers.Maybe you've had that experience when Britney Spears' "Toxic" comes o ... More >>
These days, the lines between indie and mainstream music are difficult to pinpoint. With indie artists featured prominently in mainstream media (I'm looking at you, Twilight soundtrack), it's hard to see what makes indie music, well, indie. When you add celebrities to the mix, it becomes even more d ... More >>
British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, also known as Ali G, Borat and Bruno, is slated to play Freddie Mercury in an upcoming Queen biopic.As you can see, the resemblance means this isn't much of a stretch. But will Sacha Baron Cohen really make a good Freddie Mercury?I think so. That man can play s ... More >>
While it may be super stupid, the literal version of Wham's "Last Christmas" delivers more than a few laughsA funny thing happened this fall. Someone started taking apart some of the 80's more popular music videos and re-recorded their own version of the song. These re-recordings featured the sam ... More >>
Quirky troupe is quite comfortable in non-flashy digs
KTARSucks.com's video on Ankarlo's homophobic tendencies. Back on March 9, I told you about my new favorite Web site KTARsucks.com. That's the site that skewers local wing-nut hate jock Darrell Ankkkarlo and keep an eye on all the moonhowlin' nitwittery he's spitting on air every morn at KTAR 92.3 ... More >>
Two decades of identity crisis
Two decades of identity crisis
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore do not make sweet, sweet music
The Boss Hogg and Aeon Flux of the PHX hit the Hidden House and cop a bag of hip-hop at The Shop
A night out with the boys
The original man's band, refrocked
Waiting for the Sirens' Call
U2's self-invented legacy is a figment of Bono's imagination
This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
The Format burst from nascent Valley obscurity to major-label glory. Here's how.
Four shows at the ASU Art Museum kick off the new year
Pop stars complain about their jobs like everyone else. Here's what's happened when some of their gripes have actually made it to tape.
Joe Strummer gives his band enough rope, and arrives at a democratically created, internationalist gem
Teendom's toothiest icon sinks his choppers into a collection of show tunes on his new album and tour
Trashman finds that he can no longer enjoy a beer in peace
The trailer-park Grinch revisits his year of misery
Where do Wendy and Rob rate among rock's most marginal contributors?
Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels
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