Who's excited for the Instagram pictures Questlove is going to post of Phoenix this weekend? I sure am. The Roots will be in town on Saturday, March 23, to play as part of McDowell Mountain Music Festival, plus, Questo will be dropping a DJ set at Bar Smith afterward. That's sure to yield some good ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix.
And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
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Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Wallflowers: The Only Band That Matters.
Just kidding, but the Clash vibes from the band's new tune, "Reboot the Mission," are clearly intentional. It ... More >>
Editor's Note: A version of this article appears in this week's issue, featuring 100 Songs that Defined Arizona. In celebration of Arizona's centennial, we spoke with Kimber Lanning, whose got musician (Half-String, Letdownright), record store owner (Stinkweeds), and retail activist (Local First Ari ... More >>
Andrew Jackson JihadWelcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy!
Okay. I'm done. Spent. No more lists.
The reissues list was hard. The show list was hard. The ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: DJ Dana, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sun Ghost, Source Victoria Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, Sound Off, in which Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If yo ... More >>
In this week's issue, Benjamin Leatherman takes a peak into the life of George Lindell, the motormouth Phoenix-based drummer who achieved internet stardom after a car accident yielded him a viral hit, "Reality Hits You Hard Bro." Lindell could used some fortune to go along with that fame, he ... More >>
Luz de Vida, a compilation featuring Neko Case, Spoon, Jimmy Eat World, Calexico, Giant Sand, Lenguas Largas, Robyn Hitchcock, Brian Lopez, The Meat Puppets, and many, many more, is set to see release in two formats, a 37-track digital album, and a limited-edition 12-song vinyl release, on Octobe ... More >>
Source Victoria has a new album coming out, but not just yet. In the meantime, the band is offering up a brand new maxi-single, Once I'm Dead, which features not one, not two, but three versions of the song. The takes on the singles are each unique. Side: A's version is a rock 'n' roll affair, r ... More >>