The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
Curious about 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.
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So there's punk-rap, nerd-rap, avant-rap, and...oh, only about a gazillion other hyphenated hip-hop subgenres. Open Mike Eagle describes his style as "art rap." At least for now. "I'm unable to replace it," he laughs, speaking with me via phone from his home in Los Angeles. "And it's not even that ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaOver the last days of the year Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the No. 5 show of the year, The National at Marquee Theatre.
Do you recognize these dudes? Then we've got a restaurant you should try!Our man Kevin Murphy at So Much Silence is probably the biggest hip-hop head you'll find in this town -- at least when it comes to the obscure East Coast stuff of the mid-90s. So it's no surprise that he correctly named the ... More >>
Source Victoria's forthcoming record has been getting a lot of hype around the interwebs. First Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World fame took to his band's message board to promote the release and encourage fans to donate to its recording. (Sadly only three comments on that thread so far.) Now they're ... More >>
Getting a shitload of band names on a single flier without said flier looking like a total clusterfuck is always a challenge. So this week we honor Modified Arts for managing to make the poster for their three-day music fest this weekend look pretty damned good. And, as we're counting down the la ... More >>
MST3K alums crack wise at expense of lovable 59 stink bomb
Happy New Year! Up on the Sun and Phoenix New Times have had a lot of lists for you over the past month. Like, more than we can count. Just in case you missed some, here are a few of our favorites:Phoenix's best records of 2008: The best 10 records released in this town last year, including Kinch, ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar It’s Friday of a loooong week and I’m still thinking about Monday’s show at the Marquee, The 2K Sports Bounce Tour with Q-Tip, The Knux and The Cool Kids. Sure, I panned it in my review, mostly because it was a six-hour slog that should’ve been an incredible three hours, ... More >>