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    September 30, 2014

    8 Things We Learned at Summer Ends Music Festival

    It was weird, wild, and wet last weekend. We're talking about Summer Ends Music Festival, Lucky Man Concerts' three-day extravaganza scheduled for Tempe Beach Park. But mother nature had other plans, and after the second huge rainstorm to hit the Valley in month dumped more than an inch of rain, the ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Foster the People Are Back, and You're Underrating Them

    My first taste of Foster the People was hearing KROQ's Locals Only playing "Pumped Up Kicks" in January 2011. My roommates and I sat in the back of my station wagon, waxing up surfboards and getting ready to paddle at El Porto in Manhattan Beach. I hadn't seen the music video, in which Foster and Co ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    The Beach Boys, Mayhem Festival, Joan Jett, and Foster The People Over the Weekend

    The Beach Boys @ Grand Canyon University Arena 50 songs for 50 years. It's hard to imagine any band getting away with it, right? It's even harder to imagine it being exceptional, but that's the best word I can use to describe what The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, ... More >>

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    July 7, 2012

    Foster the People, Comerica Theatre, 7/6/12

    Foster the People Comerica Theatre Friday, July 6, 2012 See also: Foster the People at Venue Scottsdale Foster the People played to a packed house at Comerica Theatre last night, along with opening act Kimbra and Detroit's Mayer Hawthorne and the County.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Top 10 Songs of 2011: Christina Caldwell

    White Denim​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment comes from Christina Caldwell, who came on board as a major contributor to Up on the Sun this y ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Lenni Rosenblum

    Hell no, this did not make my list.​I was fairly unimpressed by this year's new releases, which says a lot considering I'm not all that hard to impress, musically speaking. Although a lot of great albums came out, I don't think that 2011 was a very special year as far as new releases go, and frank ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Foster the People at The Venue Scottsdale, 9/13/11

    ​Foster the People The Venue Scottsdale Tuesday, September 13 Foster the People is the kind of band you hope to see when you shell out money for a concert. It's just that seeing was the difficult part. The dance pop trio and creators behind the song of the summer, "Pumped Up Kicks," stopped by T ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    March 21, 2011

    Foster The People, "Pumped Up Kicks"

    ​Song: Foster The People, "Pumped Up Kicks"Context: LA's Foster The People play Day 2 of South By Stateside tonight at Sail Inn. I caught their show Saturday at SXSW and was really impressed -- you want to see them in a small venue like that when you can, trust me. This song is their big single bu ... More >>