Is it just me, or has it been a crazy week?
Between all the SXSW craziness (I'm not there, but the sheer amount of reading I've done from people who are feels staggering), the sorta-but-not-really surprise closure of The Clubhouse in Tempe, and trying to stay on top of everything happening on St. P ... More >>
What happens when a promising young pop band's album gets rejected by the major label they've signed a seven-album contract with? In the case of The Maine's Pioneer, the band says "screw it," and releases it anyway.
Of course, the story is more complicated than that, which singer John O'Callaghan ... More >>
It's been a little over a year since Tempe-based pop-rockers The Maine released Black and White, the band's major label debut. And while the paint still seems wet from that album's promotional blitz (view "the Maine Wall" on Roosevelt downtown on Tumblr), the group is already gearing up for a new ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week.Here are links to those posts...
How does the newly named Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion stack up against the worst venue names in America ... More >>
Victor PalaganoThe Maine perform an acoustic set at Tempe Pollack Cinemas.You would have thought the new Twilight movie was premiering by the looks of Pollack Tempe Cinemas last night, as a line of girl-after-teenage girl winded around the theater. They were actually there to catch a glimpse of t ... More >>
The MaineAugust 27, 2010Nile TheaterIt was teenage girl heaven at the Nile Theater last night, when local pop rock band The Maine played the last night of their current headlining tour and made a young lady-filled crowd go wild. Singer John O'Callaghan told the crowd the band got to choose their sch ... More >>
A lot of people started complaining when "the new Twitter" was unveiled. Now when you log on to the popular social networking website, you're subject to a stream of random "popular" Tweets that often contain shout-outs to Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato or cliched inspirational quotes that no one r ... More >>
The Maine is advancing its show at the soon-to-be-reopened Nile Theatre with this little commercial. The most interesting revelations are:
1. The singer, John O'Callaghan has apparently cut his hair much shorter than we're used to seeing in the band's familiar promo shots.
2. O'Callaghan says The ... More >>
American GodsLocal metal band American Gods has a thing for hamsters. That's right--hamsters. The group has a song called "Hamster Stomp" on their current album, Ec-10, but don't think the group is serious about crushing those cute little furry animals--a bad-arse pic of one of the rodents graces ... More >>
The Maine: Ready to fight for a greener society, one concert at a time.A concert by Tempe pop-rock band The Maine has been deemed a suitable prize for "America's Greenest School." IC Bus, the nation's top school bus manufacturer, will pay the band to play a show at whatever school wins its second ... More >>
The local heartthrobs of The Maine: Better than NOFX and Bad Religion.
Until yesterday, I used to loathe the Warped Tour.
Not because of the bands or music, mind you, but rather because of some bad experiences I'd had while attending the annual summertime mega-tour.
When the Warped Tour first c ... More >>