Up on the Sun has learned that Norteño soul guitarist Eddie Dimas, author of the classic Latin instrumental "El Mosquito," passed away March 8, 2013, of natural causes. Dimas was 65.
-100 Years of Music That Defined Arizona
The Valley already claims one rock-and-roll cupcake dealing food truck and soon will be welcoming a savory counterpart to the scene.
Enter: Goodness Gracious Great Balls & Sliders - expected to hit the streets late next month.
- The Slider: Delicious Burger Innovation or Small, Sad Ex ... More >>
Editor's Note: An abridged version of this article appears in this week's issue, featuring 100 Songs that Defined Arizona. In celebration of Arizona's centennial, we've rounded up sound clips for (almost) everything featured in our list. Thanks to everyone who submitted song suggestions, all of our ... More >>
Phoenix music historian Johnny "D" Dixon has a way with words. He recently updated his Mostly Vinyl Facebook page (the official site of his Sunday evening anything-goes program on KWSS 106.7) with a cryptic message: "What can I say.....I can't believe this has been sittin' in the can for 40 years ... More >>
Billie Maxwell: Arizona's earliest recorded musician.A couple of weeks ago, our music feature was on the earliest musical recordings from Arizona, created in 1929 by a cowgirl singer/guitarist named Billie Maxwell. Though her music is obscure to most, a handful of Arizona collect ... More >>
Billie Maxwell and her family band.Sarah Ventre went in search of the story of the oldest record ever made by an Arizona artist in this week's issue. Those records were made by original cowgirl singer Billie Maxwell and her humble family band from Eastern Arizona in the 1920s.To do that, Sarah sp ... More >>
DJ Ian Frost is scheduled to spin on Christmas night at the Blunt Club in Tempe.The next two days are gonna be a overwhelming whirlwind of presents, family, and plenty of yuletide fun and frolic for many Valley urbanites.
But if you get tired of sucking down watered-down egg nog and listening to ... More >>