Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements Early in The Replacement's Friday night set, Paul Westerberg welcomed Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as their honorary member. Armstrong, matching the rest of the band in plaid suits, seemed beyond giddy to be onstage with his idols, joking "Dreams rea ... More >>
I'm sure you're burnt out on reading best of 2013 lists by now, but taking an extra two weeks to wrap up the best shows of the year list was productive. For one, it's tough to compare a small, intimate show like Jimmy Eat World's mini-Arizona tour against massive productions employed by the likes of ... More >>
In case you haven't set foot in a grocery store in the past week only to be assaulted by a red and pink barrage to the eyes, let us clue you in: Valentine's Day is on the way. You've no doubt began prepping (or, you've at least convinced yourself that waiting until the last minute is a good idea), o ... More >>
We've taken a look at the bands that dominated the '90s with chart topping singles and one hit wonders, but this week, we're doing something different. The term "orgcore" may have you scratching your head more than a cultural institution like Green Day, but it's always been my favorite subgenre of ... More >>
Maria VassettThe Black Keys playing a concert at Mesa Ampitheatre.The Black Keys with Cage The Elephant and Stone Foxes Mesa Amphitheatre Thursday April 14, 2011 The duo is dead. That fact hadn't occurred to me until about ten songs into The Black Keys set at Mesa Ampitheatre last ... More >>
Tom Hanks has big plans to move American Idiot into movie theaters, according to Consequence of Sound.Considering that Hanks and the guys of Green Day are involved in the film, there's little doubt that it'll bring a lot of people into theaters. Plus, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is ru ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts.How was watching Green Day like a nostalgia trip for one reviewer?What happens to teenagers when they're forced to ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. • What are the 25 craziest things The Maine's singer has tweeted? • Why did Bob Dylan's "ticketless" show i ... More >>
In honor of impending arrivals in the Valley by Adam Lambert and Green Day, here is a list of 10 modern-day musicians who don't think it's girlie to rock a little black eye pencil. Emo girls, eat your hearts out. And the rest of you, feel free to point and laugh.His expression is energetic, but he l ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Up on the Sun: First Friday Celebration of Al Beadle at Phoenix Metro Retro Incoming: Justin Bieber, Green ... More >>
Victory! After a hugely successful run of American Idiot at the Berkeley Rep in California (the show sold out its eight weeks of performances), the musical inspired by Green Day's album of the same name and directed by Spring Awakening's Michael Mayer is really hitting the big time with a Br ... More >>
So Much Silence: Modified memories: Ami Johnson (booking manager)Idolator: Green Day Premiere The Stage Musical Version Of '21 Guns'NME: Stevie Wonder becomes United Nations Messenger of PeacePitchfork: Animal Collective's Highly Anticipated Film to Premiere at Sundance 2010Rolling Stone: Dave Grohl ... More >>
Electric Mustache: Video: The Thermals "Now We Can See" at The Rhythm Room 9/8/2009Sky Bison: This Local Arizona Band's Near Death Experience!Idolator: Can The Former Lead Guitarist Of Korn Bring 50 Cent To Jesus?NME: Lady Gaga: 'I used to lick the booklet of Green Day's 'Dookie''Rolling Stone: Per ... More >>
Fifteen years ago today, Generation X arguably reached it's zenith, as Woodstock '94 began in Saugerties, New York.Upstate locals 3 kicked things off on a Friday that also saw Blues Traveler, Collective Soul, Ice T, Live and The Violent Femmes. Tomorrow, August 13, was when the big guns of the day c ... More >>
Spin:Listen: Scarlett Johansson Duets with Pete Yorn NME: Rejected Britney Spears Song Set for Har Mar Superstar Album NME: Ray Davies: 'The Kray Twins Wanted to Manage The Kinks' NME: Lily Allen and Liam Gallagher Cause Boozy Havoc on 11-Hour Flight NME: Charles Manson Asks Phil Spector to Collabor ... More >>
Jay Farrar spends a lot of time talking about the old days. Not just because his band, Son Volt, draws heavily from traditional American roots music. Also not just because his old band, Uncle Tupelo, pretty much invented the "alt-country" genre - though Farrar been known to bristle at the term.No, ... More >>
Rolling Stone: Michael Jackson Memorial Confirmed for July 7, AEG's Ticket Information Pitchfork: Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste on Symphonies, Festivals, and Going Top Ten So Much Silence: Kissing Cousins: Pillar of Salt NME: Oasis' Noel Gallagher praises Lily Allen State Press: Deer Tick album not ... More >>
Electric Mustache: Cinematic TitanicWaved Rumor: Meat Puppets 'Sewn Together' out todayNME: Cameras will be banned during Lil' Wayne drugs trialIdolator: Afroman Is Here To Remind Us That Drug Abuse Can Really Screw Up Your CopyrightsRolling Stone: No Doubt Cameo on '80s-Themed Episode of "Gossip Gi ... More >>
Idolator: Jordin Sparks Has No Promises, No DemandsSpin: Terrible Two: Eminem Teams Up with StewiePitchfork: Animal Collective's Animal Crack Live Vinyl Box Set Finally ReleasedElectric Mustache (Phoenix-based Wilco fansite): Wilco (The Album) Cover ArtSo Much Silence: DJ Z-Trip on KCRW's Morning Be ... More >>
Pitchfork: Coldplay Give Away Live AlbumSpin: Are Green Day Still Punk?Idolator: Would Van Halen's Original Logo Have Packed The Same Punch?
In anticipation of Queensrÿche's upcoming new album, we take a look at our picks for the "Top 10 Concept Albums of All-Time," ordered from least to most outstanding, with apologies to Iron Maiden's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and Styx's Kilroy Was Here for just barely missing the list.
Valley post-hardcore/screamo band Greeley Estates is having a CD release party for their third full-length album, Go West Young Man, Let the Evil Go East (Science) on Saturday, June 7. In anticipation of the show, we recently caught up with Greeley Estates guitarist Brandon Hackeson.
Say Goodbye to What We Once Knew
Aussie punks seek American airwaves
Under a Billion Suns
Of adminstration antics and hot Asian chicks
Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your ear buds all winter long
Which act deserves your entertainment dollar this week?
Finding ultraviolence on DVD, and old-school punk on CD
Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.
Living in the Holland Tunnel (One Eye Open), Yes, Indeed, the B-Sides, Quite! (Rock)
Blow in the Wind (Fat Wreck Chords)
In the Valley of Dying Stars (Arena Rock)
Though Christian on the inside, MxPx is pure punk on the outside
After 11 albums, Berkeley's Mr. T Experience is starting to abandon the punk-pop sound it pioneered