Joe Jackson

  • 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

    July 15, 2013

    3 New Movies About Cocktails, Wine, and Coffee You Can Watch Right Now

    Thirsty for a refreshment-focused movie you can watch on your own damn time? Three new films about cocktails, wine, and coffee (two documentaries and one comedy), have recently hit the On Demand circuit. So now you can follow the dreams of bartenders, learn about what it's like to take the master ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Nick Lowe on Crafting "Swinging" Pop in His 60s

    Nick Lowe has worn more than a couple stylistic hats in his over 40 years as a songwriter, performer, and producer. He played ambling country rock with Brinsley Schwarz, ushered in pub rock, punk, and new wave with solo records and production for Stiff Records, and eased into a remarkable career as ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011
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    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Beyonce Gets Emotional Over Michael Jackson At U.S. Airways Show

    Victor J. PalaganoBeyonce busted out several gold dresses for her show at U.S. Airways Center... and we mean "busted."Given that yesterday was the day the world said goodbye to Michael Jackson with a glitzy, arena-sized sendoff, it shouldn't have been surprising to see Beyonce dedicate a song to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    You Asked For It: The Loose Cannon Blues Band

    If I was Michael Jackson’s uncle, you’d know it. No conversation would go by without me mentioning it. Seriously, I’d have business cards printed up: Martin Cizmar Uncle of Michael Jackson The King of Pop Maybe you’ve heard of him?

  • Music

    January 24, 2008

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  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    Liberty for None

    Mandy Moore's likable enough; wish we could say the same about her movie

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Neil Young

    Are You Passionate? (Reprise)

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    New York State of Mind

    Joe Jackson takes a bite out of the Big Apple with his latest

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Green Day

    Warning (Reprise)

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Coyote Lovely

    White Trash Debutantes rock the Emerald

  • Calendar

    June 1, 2000
  • Music

    November 25, 1999
  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Growing Pains

    After 11 albums, Berkeley's Mr. T Experience is starting to abandon the punk-pop sound it pioneered

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    At Long Lost Live?

    In search of the historic double live album . . . who started it, and who finally finished it off?

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    It's Still Rotten Joel to Me

    Hall of Fame's recent induction of Billy Joel makes a bad idea seem that much worse

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Universal Greed

    Seagram's merger invites a look into how the suits took record labels away from the true music enthusiasts

  • Music

    August 27, 1998
  • Music

    November 27, 1997

    Sophomore High Jinks

    Trunk Federation returns from the road armed with a bold new album

  • Music

    October 9, 1997

    Emotional Miscues

    Stones, Dylan and McCartney struggle to redefine themselves with new albums

  • Calendar

    August 14, 1997
  • Music

    April 10, 1997

    Vox Force Five

    Geek rocker Ben Folds has a piano-based, rock 'n' pop sound that's no joke

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    Blue Ska Ahead

    Thirty years after ska was born in Jamaica, its prospects in the U.S. have never looked better, thanks in part to Toasters founder Rob "Bucket" Hingley

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    June 22, 1995



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    May 11, 1995
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    August 11, 1994