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    June 30, 2014

    6 Worst Music Videos Shot in Laundromats

    These days, music videos are essential to the whole music making process. It's one of the easiest, most effective ways to really burn into someone's head whatever you're trying to play. It also tends to make your lo-fi Bandcamp "release" more "official." And the best thing is, these days you can do ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    October 17, 2013
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    October 3, 2013
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    October 2, 2013

    YouTube's Music Awards Reveal The Secret, Obvious Shame of Social Media

    This is a really obvious, great idea, and I commend whoever came up with it: YouTube, the place where everybody listens to music by default, has announced the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, a 90-minute live stream scheduled for November 3. There are some other cool ideas, too--they're going to b ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    5 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance Was a Good Thing

    Miley Cyrus keeps breaking records. This week, her polarizing, bizarre, what-drugs-is-she-on? performance at the MTV Video Music Awards caused a Twitter avalanche, inspiring more than 300,000 Tweets per minute and upsetting the slightly classier Beyonce as the title holder of most Tweets in a minute ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    12 Warped Tour Band Names That Are Nearly Complete Sentences

    Warped Tour returns to the valley in a few hours, officially kicking things off at Quail Run Park in Mesa at noon. There are a few familiar names on the line up, but the onslaught of bands with colors and violent subject matter in their names is a little overwhelming. Don't fret: Before you waste ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013
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    December 4, 2012

    Walgreens Fresh Food Truck Marginally Less Shocking Than News of Fresh Food Now Being Offered at Walgreens Stores

    When grocery stores started their own prescription services, they looked a little more like pharmacies. And now, the pharmacies, specifically, Illinois-based Walgreens, are looking a little more like grocery stores -- and food trucks. See also: 10 Corporate Food Trucks Totally Bogarting the Mobile ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    October 5, 2012

    Now That's What I Call Good News!: Now! Music Series To Give Up The Ghost

    Not all signs of the record biz's struggle for life are depressing. Thanks to EMI's $1.9 billion merger with Universal Music Group, a few things will get shaken up, including a chance the wretched informercial sludge Now That's What I Call Music! series will be put six feet under.

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    October 2, 2012

    The Five Most Disgusting Onstage Moments

    It's been a strange week for "gross" pop star news. Let's start with the good one: Phoenix made it into the national spotlight when Justin Bieber vomited on stage and laughed it off with an Anchorman quote. And while the Biebs may have partied a little too hard with milk, people are still freaki ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel: Is the Underground Rising to the Mainstream?

    You've got a lot of reading to do, guys: snuggled tightly in this week's massive Best of Phoenix 2012 issue is a regular issue of Phoenix New Times. In anticipation of the busiest musical weekend of the year, you'll find pieces about KUPD's two-day metal festival Desert Uprising, EDM waterpark party ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Pastor Steven Anderson's Still Nuts, Concerned About Possibly Racist Porno Magazine... National Geographic

    See also: Pastor Steven Anderson Prays for President Barack Obama's Death See also: Pastor Tells New Times Government Should Put Homosexuals to DeathSee also: This Sunday's Worship at the Faithful Word Baptist Church See also: Pastor Steven Anderson talks Justin Bieber, "Sissified, Effeminate Twinki ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Nine Ways To Actually Make Money As A Musician

    Once again reminding us the record industry resembles the band on the Titanic playing as it sinks, Rolling Stone reported "9 Ways Musicians Actually Make Money Today." To be blunt, it's pretty stupid.

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    August 24, 2012

    Rascal Flatts Restaurant Chain to Launch in Phoenix With 14,000-Square-Foot Space

    Look out Alice, Rascal Flatts, the award-winning American country band who've sang with Justin Bieber, are developing their own fashion line, and, according to Forbes, pulled down 45 million big ones in 2010, have their sights set on a new venture: a restaurant chain. And where better to put a res ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    SB 1070 Quiz: "Spot the Immigrant," Courtesy of Congressman Luis Gutierrez

    Let's all play Sand Land's new favorite game... Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez is freaking cool. A passionate pro-immigrant advocate and enemy of nativist goobers everywhere, the guy also has a sense of humor, as evidenced by his appearance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    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. Friday, June 8: Action Bronson @ Club Red in Tempe Action Bronson, who hails from Flushing, Queens, burst o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Can You Explain One Direction? No, Seriously

    I can't even start writing this blog without thinking about what an utter hypocrite I am. When I was 12, I obsessed with the Backstreet Boys. I may or may not have wished my Nick Carter poster a good night as I went to sleep. I felt like their music spoke to me the same way Fleet Foxes or Sufjan St ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Danielle Kamela, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Danielle Kamela Kamela is one of the FOX Sports Arizona Girls. Check them out on Facebook here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? 102.5 KNIX-FM. I love cruising around Arizona with my windows down listening to some country music. Alwa ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Tumblr of the Week: Girls That Look Like Skrillex

    ​Considering I'm not a fan of his wub-wub music whatsoever, I hate that I've been giving Skrillex so much attention lately.  But this blog is a gem nevertheless.Look-alikes are always fun to scroll through, and we've seen some convincing celeb-to-non-celeb look-alikes in our day.That's r ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Tumblr of the Week: F*ck Yeah, Blessthefall

    Blessthefall is a true Phoenix success story. Since forming in high school, the group has kept at it, and gained a diehard fanbase along the way. The band released its third full length, Awakening, on Fearless Records this past October. This week we're bringing you local metalcore in the form of ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Phoenix Suns Introduce an Additional Lineup of Dancers -- Kids

    ​Before you start drooling over the possibility of another handful of toned, tanned, and semi-clothed dancers being added to the Suns' popular entertainment lineup -- allow the basketball team to introduce The SunDance Kids. Important to note: The group taking to the court this Friday will no ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    August 4, 2011
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    July 13, 2011

    Jack White Makes His Hip-Hop Debut on New Track by Black Milk

    ​Jack White has thrown down the drum tracks for two new songs by Third Man Records' first hip-hop artist, Black Milk, according to Spin.White has produced and contributed to the songs "Royal Mega" and "Brain.""Brain" is available for streaming here, and Spin has "Royal Mega" available for str ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Chad Krystals Explains "Keep It Live" Off Mind Games

    Chad Krystals, 'Mind Games'​Next week is a special one for Chad Krystals. The local hip-hop musician is releasing his new, third independent album, Mind Games, on July 5, off his own independent label, Krystal Clear Inc. He's giving Valley music fans a little taste of the album with a special show ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: Swag or No Swag?

    swagornoswag.tumblr.comHaving enough money to wear this while doing this: swag or no swag?Whether people think they're talented, brilliant, obscene, or all of the above, there's no disputing the fact that Odd Future has got the whole "fuck everything, let's offend people with our shock rap" thing pr ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Diddy Temporarily Changes His Name...Again

    ​A million name changes weren't enough for Sean Combs. Apparently, it was time for another one, according to Paste.Rapper and producer Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, can't seem to ever settle on a name. Even this time he feels that his new alter ego will only be suitable for a week.His new ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Katy Perry's Demanding, Specific Tour Rider Leaks

    ​Working for Katy Perry can be even more demanding than you might think, according to the Amplifier.Six pages of Katy Perry's long list of on-the-road requirements have leaked online, and she seems to be yet another big-headed celebrity who makes herself out to be a lot more important than she act ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    March 31, 2011

    If Video Game Characters Became Rock Stars...

    Brütal Legend, a 2009 video game released by Electronic Arts, featured voice work by Jack Black, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and a soundtrack of more than 100 hard rock and metal songs.​Over the past three decades, two institutions have constantly remained near-unive ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Mercury Records Will No Longer Produce Physical Singles

    ​Mercury Records is moving forward with technology and sticking to digital downloads. With a few grand exceptions, the label has decided it will be doing away with producing their singles on compact discs and vinyl due to a significant decline in sales, according to Telegraph.Now that the digital ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Bjork Releasing iPad App Album

    Icelandic singer Bjork has taken after the Gorillaz. Her latest album has been partially recorded on an iPad, according to Consequence of Sound.On the other hand, she's also taking a page from the Flaming Lips in that listeners will have to piece the album together. Biophilia, which will be Bjo ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Record Exec Whines About Grammys In Full-Page NY Times Ad

    Not pictured: Translation CEO Steve Stoute​It looks like there's a new entry for the brilliant Who Is Arcade Fire? tumblr. Unfortunately, this one is longer than 140 characters -- by about a full page in The New York Times. Steve Stoute -- CEO of marketing company Translation and a veter ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 2/17 Issue

    ​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. Should indie rock fans be happy Arcade Fire won a Grammy or not?What did Justin Bieber's diehard fans do to the ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Mergence Discusses New Album, Recording with Bob Hoag, and Local Shows

    ​ Mergence, a Tempe band that "merges" blues, indie, and rock, is gearing up for the release of their debut album Those Young Vibrant Young People are Dead. This album will be available at their CD release party February 4 at the Sail Inn. What Laura Says, Black Carl, Catfish Mustache, and The Dia ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    Matty B Will Blow Your Mind with His 7-Year-Old Raps

    Matty B raps​Get ready to feel like a major under-achiever.This 7-year-old kid is living thug life to the fullest, and he will absolutely blow you away with his "cover" of Kesha's "We R Who We R" (Perez Hilton is even raving about it.)Matty B already has an entourage of little girls (see his video ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    New Gorillaz Album Recorded on an iPad... Yes, Really

    ​In between dates on an extensive international tour, Damon Albarn has been recording a new Gorillaz album on his iPad, according to NME.Albarn said he hopes he has "made a completely different kind of record." In an effort to be the first to release an iPad-made album, he hopes to release his wor ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Another Piece of Pop Culture Retired: Sony Walkman

    ​"What's a cassette tape?" Parents, you'll never hear your children asking that ever again now that Sony has retired the Walkman, according to Paste.It turns out that the last of the Walkmen left Sony in April. The 30-year-old portable cassette player couldn't outlast the competition of music play ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    The Maine's John O'Callaghan's 25 Craziest Tweets of 2010

    ​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 >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Hey, Super Slow Justin Bieber Does Sound Just Like Sigur Rós!

    ​Maybe you've seen this little gem floating around the interwebs: When Justin Bieber's "U Smile" is slowed down by 800% it sounds just like Icelandic post rockers Sigur Rós. And you thought that kid was a bratty little douchenozzle because of this stupid haircut!(Or the way he fucked over a fan b ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Shaq Hasn't Panicked Since 1981 -- So He Claims"The Big Shaqtus"​The amount hilarious nonsense that comes from the mouth of former Phoenix Suns big man Shaquille O'Neal is only rivaled by that of another former Suns star: Charles Barkley.Sir Charles is in the off-season from his gig as a TNT basketball commentator, so the g ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Arcade Fire Outduels Eminem, Lands Top Spot on Billboard Charts

    ​Big news from last night/this morning -- The Suburbs, the third album from Montreal indie rockers Arcade Fire, landed on the top of the Billboard 200 this week.The Suburbs sold 156,000 copies in its initial week, edging out Eminem's Recovery by 4,000 units. Thanks to a lofty $3.99 pricetag at Ama ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Katy Perry Convinces Russell Brand to Sell Bachelor Pad, Cause She's Jealous

    Was I the only one in the world who was shocked and a little horrified when Russell Brand and Katy Perry got engaged?He kissed the girl and he liked it: No more single life, bachelor pad lifestyle for Russell Brand.​ Either way, the London Evening Standard has reported that Brand will be selling ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Chase Coy Brings Boyish Good Looks, Adult-Sized Talent to Rhythm Room

    Kurt Iswarienko​Guess who's playing Rhythm Room tonight?!No,'s not Justin Bieber. That's Chase Coy, a guy whose music people who aren't 16-year-old girls might like. Although the girls are probably still going crazy over Coy, as well.The 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Greenwood, Ind. s ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Blessthefall Makes Their Reality Television Debut (Sort-of) and Other Local Music News

    You know you've made it big when your band's T-shirt is featured on reality television. Phoenix band Blessthefall, who is playing a couple dates in Russia in October, is certainly proud of the national exposure they've encountered after some threads bearing the band's name made it onto truTV's "Worl ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Incoming: Blitzen Trapper, Cypress Hill, Passafire, Annuals

    ​It's going to be hard to top last week's announcement that Justin Bieber will be playing Glendale this July. But we must move on, and move on we shall. That's where Portland's Blitzen Trapper comes into play. The noted indie/folk band will play The Clubhouse this June in a fantastic bit of news f ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    WTF? This Year's Phooson Is In Tucson Only

    Luke Holwerda Fallout Boy from last year's Phooson. ​ One of the highlight's of last year's concert season undoubtedly was the superstar-studded Phooson put on by 104.7 KISS FM last December at Cricket Wireless Pavillion. (Relive the coverage by Martin Cizmar and Jonathan McNamara in all it ... More >>

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