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Jonathan Richman

  • Music

    April 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Saint Maybe: Psychedelic Patti Smith and Bob Dylan Compatriots Hit the Highway

    When writing about Things As They Are, the debut LP by Tucson psychedelic outfit Saint Maybe, for my 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 column, I noted the album's sprawling, wide-open desert quality: "[It] sounds like the space between Phoenix and the Old Pueblo. It feels like a late night drive, the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    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.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Daniel Johnston's in Love With a Mad, Mad World

    Editor's note: Last November Daniel Johnston missed a flight and was forced to reschedule his stop at Crescent Ballroom. But time flies, and this weekend, on Sunday, February 3, he's slated to make up his date with a special performance. We ran this piece from New Times contributor Chris Parker in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012

    2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Music

    November 8, 2012
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    August 31, 2012

    10 Songs About Living Straight Edge

    As August comes to a close, I had the challenge of picking a fifth and final topic for drug month. There were plenty of options--alcohol, tobacco, Quaaludes, club drugs, bath salts, and so on, but I decided to go in a different direction this week. How about anti-drug songs? They're harder to come b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Music

    August 16, 2012
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    June 29, 2012

    Jonathan Richman, Crescent Ballroom, 6/28/12

    Jonathan Richman Crescent Ballroom Thursday, June 28 It's hard to know exactly what to say about about Jonathan Richman's performance at Crescent Ballroom last night. Not because things weren't memorable (they were) or uneventful. Not because the crowd wasn't interesting and hilarious. And certa ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Incoming: Jason Mraz, Pennywise, Jeff the Brotherhood

    Guess who's looking a lot older and more strung out than last time anyone saw him? Good ol' Jason Mraz. You'd think that someone who has "the remedy" would easily be able to keep himself from looking like an aging schlub of a musician. Au contraire, mon frère. Simply observe -- he looks something l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Blogs Teased in Our March 29 Issue

    This week, 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. What are our five favorite Jonathan Richman songs? Does heavy metal make you more sane?

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Five Essential Jonathan Richman Songs (Post Modern Lovers)

    We were about 20 miles outside of a town called Wikieup, standing off the road, a motionless 1967 Karmann Ghia shaking like a leaf with each passing semi off the road. I get a text: "Jonathan Richman is coming to Crescent Ballroom!" Our stalled trip to Las Vegas suddenly barely mattered. I told ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2011
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    June 17, 2011

    Mavis Staples and Dr. John at Celebrity Theatre 6-16-11

    Jason P. Woodbury​ Mavis Staples and Dr. JohnCelebrity TheatreThursday, June 16"Joyful noise." That's how Mavis Staples described what her and her band create onstage. It's an apt characterization, one that is appropriately loaded with gospel history, and one that connotes how the 71-year-old sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Six Jonathan Richman Songs to Celebrate His 60th Birthday

    ​It's hard to believe that Jonathan Richman turns 60 today.Not only has the man maintained a positively youthful outlook when it comes to his music (do a quick Google search and see how often the term "wide-eyed" gets attached to his name), but it's hard to believe that Modern Lovers, the self-tit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Born Ruffians: Say It

    ​As we all slowly warm up to the Tuesday after a holiday like Memorial Day, it's hard to put any focus on new music, and today's new releases reflect that sentiment. There are, however, a few gems in the rather meager new release lineup, like the latest album from Ontario rockers Born Ruffian ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010
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    August 24, 2006

    Spoon

    Telephono/Soft Effects EP
    (Merge)

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Steve Forbert

    Southern kisses from his room

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Take Me Out . . .

    . . . to the ball game

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Join the Club

    Chris Lee is the latest in a long line of songwriting eccentrics, but he's mannered enough to evoke -- Hall & Oates?!

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Bang to Hype

    At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Jonathan Richman

    Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow (Vapor)

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Miracle Worker

    Former Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn puts the ghost of his old band to rest with the finest album of his career

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Voices Carry

    GBV's Bob Pollard shoulders some personal burdens with Isolation Drills

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Rhythm and Bruises

    Girls Can Tell that Spoon's Britt Daniel is an unlikely soul man

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    On the Beach

    Dialectrics' main man readies an intimate solo effort

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Route Rockin' Ghoulies

    The road goads on forever with the Groovie Ghoulies' latest CD, Travels With My Amp

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2000
  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Credible Excuses

    Bright days ahead for Mark Norman and Ghetto Cowgirl

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    True Believer

    From punk to rock to country, Alejandro Escovedo has weathered the push and pull of family and music

  • Calendar

    November 11, 1999
  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    True Wes

    For Wesley Willis, a mind is a terrible thing to waste

  • Calendar

    October 8, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 8 -14, 1998

  • Music

    August 27, 1998
  • Film

    July 16, 1998

    Gross Encounter

    There's Something About Mary--and it's funnier than Dumb and Dumber

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    Copy Cats

    In the tired realm of tribute albums, imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence

  • Music

    November 13, 1997

    Chamber Punk

    Helium comes up for air and brings along an intoxicating new album

  • Music

    August 7, 1997

    Inner Flame

    New tribute album illuminates the art of Rainer Ptacek

  • Music

    August 22, 1996

    The Good Foot

    A survey of recent soul, blues, R&B and roots reissues

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    June 1, 1995
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    October 27, 1994
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