Fa la la la la, and all that jazz. Getting tired of holiday music? We're not. Well, that's not entirely true. We're well tired of the lousy, saccharine, abominable Christmas music that clogs the airwaves. Is it worse when a radio station switches over to all-Xmas-all-the-time, or when a radio sta ... More >>
Eddie MatneyEddie MatneyThe chef of Eddie's House is featuring an $11 summer menu that runs through Labor Day, along with Lobster Fest with $23 lobsters every Friday and Saturday this summer.When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? 94.5-FM. ... More >>
Growing up, my grandma had a room in her house dedicated to Elvis Presley. We called it "the Elvis Room," and I remember not being allowed to touch anything on display, and boy, there was plenty I wasn't allowed to touch: posters, dolls, records, and commemorative plates. Coinciding with both El ... More >>
Enchantment: Songs About New MexicoWelcome to Obscuro, a weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attention. These LPs have been hiding out, collectin ... More >>
Insane Clown PosseThis week's music feature traces the sociological lineage of Juggalos -- the bizarre, and cultish fans of Insane Clown Posse. Craig Outhier gives ethnomusicologists a head start by pointing out some of the defining characteristics of the Juggalos, and exactly from where their tr ... More >>
We recently ran across this list of the "Top Ten All-Time Arizona Musicians" from Arizona Premiere Living. Some of the choices are obvious: Meat Puppets, Jimmy Eat World, Jordin Sparks, Gin Blossoms, Alice Cooper, and Linda Ronstadt almost always make the "top" lists of Arizona musicians.
Have Another Ball!
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By Jonathan McNamara Weezer loves YouTube. If the video for "Pork and Beans" wasn't proof enough, there's this latest offering from the band on their official YouTube channel that reveals the band's upcoming tour route...through song. Did I hear "Phoenix" in there? The band says the concert w ... More >>
By Clay McNear Why are tribute bands so maligned? By definition, they lack original thought, but most make up for it with suicide-bomber zeal. Not to mention pride of craftsmanship. As someone who used to play "Smoke on the Water" and "We're an American Band" in a shitty junior-high band, I can tel ... More >>
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The Naomi Watts and Kreme Kong of the PHX hit the PV for Wednesday night's TeeRoy and Donkey Show
Alexander is Stone's latest history lesson
Who doesn't kid themselves nowadays they can pull off a Christmas album? Thankfully, a few of this year's offerings don't suck.
54-46 Was My Number: Anthology 1964-2000 (Sanctuary Records)
There's fresh meat for the Reaper in Final Destination 2
On the coffee-house circuit, the trick is in outperforming the decor
Things that go bang in the night and the men who love them
How Phoenix became a capital of cutthroat croquet.
If you really like Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, don't encourage movies like The Wedding Planner
John Denver memorial stretch of road
State Route 88, Milepost 197.5 to 199.5
Rock 'N' Roll Singer
Final Destination is no fate accompli
Stumbling through 48 hours in Hollywood
Everyone has his crossovers to bear, but doesn't rock have enough problems without Garth Brooks signing up for membership?
It was 20 years ago this week that Sgt. Pepper dropped a bomb on movie theaters, so where's all the rerelease hoopla?
Their record company just dumped them; Fiesta Bowl sponsors think they're dips; but Tempe still love its Refreshments
Twelve steps that led John Denver from firsthand commercial success to secondhand experimental aircrafts
Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels
IS VINYL REALLY THE CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION OR ARE PEOPLE JUST WAXING NOSTALGIC?