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Joy Division

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    April 10, 2014
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    April 10, 2014
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    June 27, 2013
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    March 8, 2013

    We Took Mystery Drugs and Saw Soft Moon

    Soft Moon @ Crescent Ballroom|3/7/13Funny what stray pills you can uncover in a fit of spring cleaning. This 20mg of Adderall. A dented Xanax bar. Where did all these Percocet come from? And what's this red-brown gelcap floating in my desk drawer? So down it goes. It could be anything. I don't tell ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Who Decides What Rock is "Classic Rock?"

    Not everyone has the luxury of having an auxiliary jack in their car stereo. With the amount of leaks, holes, and weird noises coming from my engine, I'm lucky my beat up truck still runs period. I can't be asking for a decent stereo. So my commuting music consists entirely of FM radio, which is sti ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Club Candids: Doom Disco at Sanctum

    See also: Tommy "LSDJ" Suftko on the Relevance of Industrial Music See also: ///She/// on DJing at Sadisco, Picking Out Tracks, and Nearly Getting Shot By the Cops See also: DJ Apollynon Rocks Rivethead Sounds, But He Held a Sparkly Flag Aloft During the '96 Super Bowl Halftime ShowThe cathedral-lik ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Former Friends of Young Americans Talk The Cure, Siouxsie Sioux, Sonic Youth and A Tribe Called Quest

    See also: Former Friends of Young Americans Stream New Album, Estas Diluculo Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. It may not be easy to lump locals Former Friends of Young Americans into any one specific genre, ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012
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    June 22, 2012

    Bella Lune's Fuchsia Discusses the Influence of The Cure, Joy Division, Skinny Puppy, and More

    Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. The '80s weren't all bright chords and poppy dance songs. The emergence of new wave also ushered in the era of the slow, ghoulish drones of goth rock. Phoenix's resident d ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Flashback Fridays: Joy Division, a Soundtrack to Awkward Inner Monologues

    Where we're going we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. When I got the green light to revisit some of my favorite '80s music for this series, it kind of felt like I was going to start making a really long mixtape. You know, the com ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    The Weekend at Rhythm Room, 9/20/11

    The Weekend​"Wait...you know it's The Weekend, right? Not The Weeknd." I had a couple people let me know, just to be sure. See, The Weeknd -- the project name of Canadian soul singer Abel Tesfaye -- has a plenty of hype, and the potential to bring elements of dubstep and chillwave into the mainst ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Flier(s) of the Week: Tightholes and Quick Henry

    Normally here at Up on the Sun HQ, we pick one flier to spotlight as our "Flier of the Week," but this week, we just had to indulge and pick two. ​This gig is part first show, part reunion show, part last show, part just another show, and part awesome show.Friday night will bring crazy amounts of ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011
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    July 6, 2011

    The Ten Best Posthumous Albums

    ​Today, Universal Music Enterprises will re-release a handful of albums by the late Tupac Shakur, including the posthumous album R U still Down? (Remember Me). Originally released in 1997 (a year after Shakur's murder), R U Still Down? was one of the rapper's best-selling albums, going quadruple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Fate of the Galaxies Bring Gloomy Local Synth-Pop to Club 910

    www.facebook.com/pages/Fate-of-the-GalaxiesFate of the Galaxies​The dreamy, danceable, synth-heavy music of Fate of the Galaxies sounds more like something that would come out of early-to-mid '80s England (The Cure, Joy Division) than downtown Phoenix. But that's where the trio that makes up Fate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    New The Horrors: "Still Life"

    British rockers The Horrors​Much was made about British post-punkers The Horrors' 2007 debut Strange House. The album featured such songs as "Gloves" and "Sheena is a Parasite," both drenched in influences from such influential punk bands as Joy Division and the Ramones. 2009 saw the band's sophom ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    January 27, 2011

    Yann Tiersen in the Coolest Accordion Video You'll See All Day -- He Plays Scottsdale Sunday

    This weekend's show by French composer Yann Tiersen, the man behind the Amélie soundtrack is sort of a weird one for The Venue Scottsdale. Sure, lots of places have concerts like this by chain-smoking French dues who were influenced by the Stooges and Joy Division before turning to classical music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    DJ Manchester Talks Britpop, Shadowplay, Anderson's, The Smiths, Interpol, and More

    DJ Manchester​Eddie Lebario (a.k.a. DJ Manchester) is old school, just like his favorite musical genre.As you'll read in this week's version of DJ Dossier, the cat has been spinning up the hits inside local clubs since the mid '90s. And more often than not, said hits have typically been from the e ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Warpaint: The Fool

    ​This one's for the ladies, compliments of LA all-female quartet Warpaint.Today marks the release of their stunningly cohesive debut album The Fool. Six years in the making, The Fool maps out the band's penchant for all things Joy Division. Well, actually their take is a smidgen more upbeat, thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Warpaint: The Fool

    ​Artist: Warpaint Title: The Fool Release date: October 25 Label: Rough Trade The musical path taken by L.A. foursome Warpaint is well trodden -- but this kind of ultra-moody, sort of experimental, Joy Division-indebted music is usually plied by men. But Warpaint is a quartet of women, and in ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Bryan Devendorf of The National Talks SB1070, Sounding British and Chick-fil-A

    ​Few bands are better suited to soundtrack a stiff drink and a contemplative stare than The National, who have been issuing literate, dark records for the past decade. High Violet, their latest, is another notch on their belt, full of powerful songs that combine their Midwest gravitas with New Yor ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    June 24, 2010
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    June 24, 2010
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    January 7, 2010

    Obscura Relaunches At CenPho's Rips Ales & Cocktails This Saturday

    Jessica SmithObscura's DJ Roya doing what she does best.​It's been just over a month since the Ruby Room Lounge unexpectedly went teats up, and some of the monthly dance nights that were displaced by the closure are finding new life at various bars around the Valley.DJ Manchester recently launched ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Former Ghosts At Trunk Space: An Early Haunting

    By Frances Michelle Lopez Frances Michelle Lopez​The throngs of excited First Friday goers seemed to have been M.I.A at the Trunk Space Friday night for the One AM Radio, Former Ghosts, Knesset show. Having had a late start to my night, I wasn't able to catch much of the Los Angeles-based One AM ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Bootie Call

    Mash-up legends visit the PHX

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    April 23, 2009
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    January 20, 2009

    How Do You Spell Buzz? Start with White Lies

    Dubbed as one of the BBC's 10 Breakout Acts of 2009, West London's White Lies released their debut album To Lose My Life... yesterday to much fanfare. The buzz surrounding these three chaps from across the pond is staggering. On one hand, it's always a good thing for a band to garner such attention, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    Digital Leather

    Sorcerer
    (Goner Records)

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    January 31, 2008
  • Film

    December 6, 2007

    Unknown Pleasures

    The exception to rock biopic drool

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    November 29, 2007

    Psych 101

    Attachment Disorder
    (self-released)

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    December 13, 2006
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    November 2, 2006

    Josef K

    Entomology
    (Domino)

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    April 27, 2006
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    April 6, 2006

    The Black Angels

    Passover
    (Light in the Attic)

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    February 16, 2006

    The Sisters of Mercy

    In goth we trust

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    December 15, 2005

    She Wants Revenge

    Feel-bad pop

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    August 11, 2005

    The Rules

    Musical taste reveals more than you think

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    August 11, 2005

    A Certain Ratio

    Live America 1985
    (Melodic)

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    April 21, 2005

    New Order

    Waiting for the Sirens' Call
    (London Records)

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    April 7, 2005

    Bloc Party

    Silent Alarm
    (Vice)

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    May 13, 2004

    Tortoise

    It's All Around You (Thrill Jockey)

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    September 4, 2003

    Obedience Cool

    Shepard Fairey wages local campaign

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    October 3, 2002

    Various Artists

    Original Soundtrack Recording:

    24 Hour Party People(ffrr/Warner Strategic Marketing)

  • Film

    September 5, 2002

    New Order World

    In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs and, most of all, myths

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    April 18, 2002

    Savage Republic

    Box Set (Mobilization Recordings)

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    February 7, 2002

    New Order

    Get Ready (London/Reprise/Warner)

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