Josh Kennedy

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    The Black Moods: "We Want People to be Sad to Our Songs, and Also Have Sex to Our Songs."

    Black Moods fans eagerly anticipating the release of the rock band's follow up to their eclectic self-titled debut album will have to hold their breath a little longer. The Phoenix-based trio is tabling their upcoming album for a short time in an effort to strengthen the material, lengthen the album ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    The Black Moods: We're Trying To Get A Grip On The Business Side

    When opportunity knocks, local rock and rollers The Black Moods are usually the first ones to answer. On Saturday, December 14, at the True Music Festival, the Black Moods will be part of a group of artists ranging from the psychedelic sound of the Flaming Lips all the way to Wiz Khalifa. TMF found ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    November 25, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    This is officially the last week where of the year where you're allowed to believe you have authority over the Christmas-music-listening habits of others, and I hope to god you don't waste it. When you're done yelling at the guy in the gift department at Macy's for playing Wonderful Christmastime o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The Refreshments, the Peacemakers, and a Wild Family Reunion at Circus Mexicus

    Last week, Up on the Sun asked readers whether traveling to a different state for a music festival was worth the trip. Well, what about a different country? Last weekend in Puerto Penasco, Mexico marked the 14th annual Circus Mexicus Festival, and it was a circus indeed that rolled into Rocky Point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Violet Wild Performing on Channel 12's Arizona Midday This Afternoon

    Saki Photography Quick, synchronize your digital televisors! Violet Wild's gonna take to the Valley's airwaves. ​We admit that this is totally a last minute kinda thing, but we just learned that Tempe alt-poppers Violet Wild are gonna be performing a special acoustic set on today's edition ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Reviving the Rebellion

    Alt-rock fivesome reunites for one night only

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    March 13, 2009

    Mink Rebellion Reunites for One Night Only

    Mink Rebellion: Reunited, and it feels so good.Nearly two years after dissapearing from the Valley music scene, Mink Rebellion is staging a one-night reunion on Friday, March 20, at the Clubhouse Music Venue. The alt-rock/power-pop fivesome made something of a splash during 2005/2006, landing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Tempe's Black Moods reunite for New Year's Eve Show

    Tempe's Last Exit Bar & Grill will reunite The Black Moods on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, for a headlining performance. The once-hot high-energy trio, who broke up (guitarist Josh Kennedy is now in Violet Wild) more than two years ago, were unlike most bands in the local music scene and brou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Violet Wild at Last Exit

    It's nearly 1 a.m. and I'm a few drinks into the night. I'm at Tempe's Last Exit Bar & Grill to watch Violet Wild, one of my favorite local pop-rock bands who used to play anywhere and everywhere a year ago and pretty much whored themselves out in the local music scene - playing gigs almost ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2008

    The Old Mill: Los Guys, and Tramps & Thieves at Last Exit on Friday, June 13th

    Surely Tempe-based Americana/rock bands get tired of the Gin Blossoms comparisons. But that’s the best measuring stick we can come up with for many of the bands making music off Mill Avenue now – including Los Guys and Tramps & Thieves. The music harks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    Spring Flowers: New rock from Violet Wild

    By Brendan Joel Kelley A while back I wrote a column about Violet Wild, the band fronted by former Mink Rebellion singer Bobby Scott and Black Moods guitarist Josh Kennedy, along with drummer Joey Schwegler and bassist Phil Fenix. At the time they'd just completed the band's first full length recor ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Ms. Manager

    A Phoenix power player

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    November 9, 2006

    Wild Boys

    Saki Photography Violet Wild A while back I wrote a column about Violet Wild, the band put together from remnants of the Black Moods (guitarist Josh Kennedy) and Mink Rebellion (singer Bobby Scott). Along with bassist Paul Fenix and drummer Joey Schwegler, the boys were working on an album that's ... More >>

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    In Bloom

    Cross-pollination creates a sturdy hybrid

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    September 22, 2005


    BlackMoods rising