• Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Forty '90s Albums That Still Hold Up

    Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. He shares stories of great music and wacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always zany music biz. At the end of July, I wrote about Five Reasons I Don't Write About New Music, the most important of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Five Party Songs to Ring in Your Birthday

    What better way to celebrate your birthday than by throwing a concert with some of your closest friends? That's exactly how local singer-songwriter, and frontwoman for Treasurefruit, Anamieke Quinn is ringing in her 33rd year. Catch her this Friday, October 3, with a shindig at Rogue Bar , where she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Do You Guys Remember Jamiroquai?

    Jamiroquai is one of those quintessential '90s pop-acts, but if you close your eyes and listen, the band sounds like its music could have been released any time between the '70s and now. The band's acid jazz/funk may sound pretty timeless, but the classic music video for "Virtual Insanity" is pure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2012

    Wooden Indian, Spafford, Dry River Yacht Club, Sugar Thieves at Crescent Ballroom, 1/13/12

    Wooden Indian, Spafford, Dry River Yacht Club, Sugar Thieves Crescent Ballroom Friday, January 13 Ballrooms are traditionally designated for swanky soiree's and formal dance receptions. Since it's opening, Crescent Ballroom has played host to anything but traditional music ensembles and while it mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    The Twelves Talk Mixtapes, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Europe vs. America, Coachella, and More

    The Twelves are scheduled to perform on Sunday at 910 Live.Like many other DJs and EDM artists have done in recent years, the Brazilian beat-blasting duo of João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira (a.k.a. The Twelves) made it to the big time via the blogosphere.After their raucous remixes of MIA, Asobi Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    UK Getting Limited Edition John Lennon Coin

    ​Just like in any other country, people in the UK sure do like their money. That's why they voted for John Lennon to appear on the Royal Mint's commemorative £5 coin, according to Spinner. Over 27,000 people voted for Lennon, which was 92 percent of the vote. Lennon fans showed up the fans of Jan ... More >>

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    December 4, 2007
  • News

    August 3, 2006

    Hi, My Name Is Ryan

    The clown prince of Phoenix's downtown art scene is sacrificing madcap antics for a Mormon mission

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    October 28, 2004
  • Music

    October 16, 1997

    Reconstructed Funk

    Tempe sextet Bionic Jive plays cosmic slop with a twist