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.
Saturday, May 12: Right to Marry to Stage Benefit Show @ Trunk Space
It's been a big week for the cause of ... More >>
Sarah ColonnaWhile Phoenix vodka lovers are celebrating Chelsea Handler's upcoming appearance Thursday, March 11 at Dodge Theatre, a few of her writers from her late-night comedy talk show, Chelsea Lately, are also coming to the Valley. Next Saturday, March 20, stand-up comics, write ... More >>
Jay Bennett's Nothing Not New column has given us all cause to think about, and listen to, brand new music, even if we're more inclined toward cassette aged vinyl.But when do we, (and when should we) cross the lines between "fan," "listener," and "critic?" Jay answers...
"They say everyone's a c ... More >>
A day after playing Coachella, Lucero will be in Tempe playing an outdoor show in the parking lot outside Yucca Tap Room on April 17. The show, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, will be free and have a carnival-type atmosphere like last year's Tiki Throwdown. The event will have a Jersey Shore them ... More >>
The Yucca Tap Room will host a "Tiki Throwdown" next month featuring local acts like Fivespeed, Black Carl, Liar's Handshake, The Revenge, The Necronauts, and What Laura Says. The event is sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon (the cheap suds which The Onion has pointed out is still cruising on a medal ... More >>
Mitchell TayTaking Back Sunday take on Tuesday at the Marquee.Dear Taking Back Sunday,
I'm soooo not ready for you to be "new again" as you sing about on the self-titled track to your fourth album. In fact, I wish you would just return to your former ways and be old again. Remember Tell All Your Fr ... More >>
Kelly WilsonBobby Scott and G-String give love a bad name rockin' out to a Bon Jovi track.
Metalhead must be pissed. There's another hair metal cover band in town and they have G-String, the group's old guitarist who was the most charismatic member of the group. First, let me say I love Metalhead. ... More >>
Martin CizmarLucero: Music to mosh to!Dear ex-hardcore kids,Please stop ruining roots music.Look, I get it, you're pretty much aged out of hardcore shows, but you're covered in tattoos and have plugs in your earlobes, and it's hard to find a scene. Every band you've ever liked seems to be starting a ... More >>
Photos By Jonathan McNamaraSee more shots from Tempe Music Festival.
This weekend Tempe Music Fest 2009 united us once again from scattered Valley citizenry to one cohesive force bent on rocking the hell out. This year Fergy and My Chemical Romance got traded in for straight ahead rock-'n'-rollers ... More >>
Kelly WilsonThe All-American Rejects get their rock on Friday during a super secret jam session in Tempe.
The All-American Rejects held a super secret show Friday in a warehouse on the northeast corner of McClintock and Broadway. OK, it wasn't a show as much as a jam session in preparation of Sat ... More >>
Bad Religion is scheduled to perform with Slightly Stoopid at the St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Tempe Beach Park.
Tomorrow is one of the biggest drinking/partying holidays of the year and definitely don't wanna be unprepared. So if you're looking for a place to suck down a little (or a lot) ... More >>
All week we've been sharing personal essays about Jimmy Eat World's Clarity, online and in print. Sadly, I don't have a Clarity story because I wasn't in to the Mesa emo/pop act until my college paper got an advance copy of Bleed American, the follow-up to Clarity, in July 2001. But ma ... More >>
Rarely will you find me at a Scottsdale dance club on a Saturday night -- if you're looking for an Up on the Sun contributor, keep your eyes peeled for Kelly Wilson -- but, if you do, there's a very high probability it will be at The Rogue for "Sir" William "Fucking" Reed's Shake!Other than the way ... More >>
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 brought ... More >>
Valley hip hop act Golden Cousins - a project of members from the groups Golden Tung and Cousins of the Wize - released a new video for a song they penned for the Arizona Cardinals. The song, titled "We Do This Together," is played often during halftime at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The vide ... More >>
It was a year of transition for the New Times music section, with Niki D'Andrea being promoted to staff writer and Martin Cizmar taking over as music editor. And so, for the rundown of the 10 best shows of the year appearing, we're teaming up to bring you five shows reviewed by both Niki and Mar ... More >>
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 >>