Hate is a strong word, but as a music critic, my musical beliefs and ideals have been forged over many years of writing about, reviewing, and listening to music. I know what I like, what I can tolerate, and what I'd just assume leave behind forever.
Country artist Kenny Rogers is different. I can s ... More >>
Did anyone watch David Letterman Monday night? Well, if you didn't, you missed the greatest rock band of all time, Led Zeppelin, interviewed after receiving a Kennedy Center Honor.
Something about seeing them together made me feel...overwhelmed. They're still alive but they have no intention of ge ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
If only the record came with a copy of the letter Lane Dawson's writing... Welcome of Obscuro, a new weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attentio ... More >>
Go to see a few country legends in concert and you begin to notice a strong correlation between the number of drinkin' songs in those artists' catalogs and the condition of the specimens on stage. George "No Show" Jones, for example, looked about how you'd expect a man who first had a hit in 1959 ... More >>