Hank Williams the Third, Hank 3 to those in the know, says Dale Watson is one of his favorite artists-- a tried and true country artist--and goes so far to shout him out to audiences at virtually every concert.
This appeal is easy to understand: Watson is a throwback to the early country days of H ... More >>
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys @ Rhythm Room| 8/29/12Sometimes, different is good. After a long, steady musical diet of mostly rock, jazz, blues and Cuban music, I let my country side out for an evening with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys.
Though, in all honesty, it was pretty rocking country--a two ... More >>
Scott Lucas has been the guitar-wielding and singing half of Chicago duo Local H since 1987, and while the band's blend of grunge tone, classic songwriting smarts, and longevity has earned it plenty of recognition, it makes sense that a few steps to the side would be tempting to Lucas. A two-piece u ... 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 did the community have to say about the Clubhouse at an open forum in Tempe?
How does Phoenix rockabilly band ... More >>
Country songs don't come much more iconic than Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart" . It's been covered countless times by musicians of all genres. Some, like Elvis Presley and Ray Charles do the song justice, while others butcher it -- I'm looking at you, LeAnn Rimes. It's always a challenge for a ... More >>
Hank done it this way.Undoubtedly, one of the coolest things about the Yucca Tap Room is the community of people that congregates there. Starting last summer, a core group of musicians from that community began putting together special concerts as a tribute to some of their favorite musicians. ... More >>
Props to the spirit of country legend Hank Williams and YouTuber "politicatty." The latter has borrowed the tune from the former's Cajun-styled hit "Jambalaya" for an anti-Joe Arpaio ditty entitled, "Goodbye, Joe!" The lyrics are pretty amusing. Here's a sample:Goodbye Joe. You gotta go. Take three ... More >>
You may know Shane Kennedy as that guy we write about all the time (read Steve Jansen's excellent feature on him here) for various reasons.Did you also know that he, himself, is a journalist, and long has been? He's not much of a name-dropper, which may be part of the reason so many New Times staff ... More >>
Get ready to break out the bathtub moonshine and dance with your cousins (metaphorically speaking, of course) because "The Master of Hillbilly Swing" is hoping to knock your socks off at the Rhythm Room this Sunday.