• Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Blood Diamonds, Grimes, Kreayshawn and Tragik Make Fools of Themselves in New Group L$D

    See also: Kreayshawn at Marquee Theatre See also: Grimes at Rhythm Room For the most part, Blood Diamonds, Grimes, Kreayshawn and Tragik are each decent artists as separate entities (with the exception, of course, being Kreayshawn). For whatever reason, they've teamed up to form a group called L$D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Tumblr of the Week: The Hood Internet

    See also: Isaiah Toothtaker Discusses the Hood Internet-Produced Tooth Wavy It's been tough for us to stop spinning Toothy Wavy, the collaboration among Tucson-based Isaiah Toothtaker, Max B, and The Hood Internet, so it only makes sense that we'd wind up spending a some time with The Hood Internet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Boring-Ass Beef Update: Azealia Banks vs Kreayshawn, No Age & Fleet Foxes vs Kings of Leon, Common vs Drake

    New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia opened recent track, "Almost Famous, with a succinct and powerful line: "I'd like to thank all my fans /And all my haters /For making me famous." Beef is beneficial for both parties involved: Music outlets love covering it, fans love chiming in, and any collate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Nine Worst Songs of 2011

    Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. This week, we've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a different approach, turning our gaze to the worst of 2011's worst. Enjoy! Another year has come and gone. The y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Immortal Technique, Loudon Wainwright III, John Prine, Mr. Meeble, and More Over the Weekend

    ‚ÄčImmortal Technique at the Puente Office Friday was a good night to fight the powers that be, especially if you were in Phoenix around 13th and Van Buren. In the wake of the Pearce recall, Puente Movement and Sound Strike hosted a neighborhood style Hip Hop show to celebrate and hone in on the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2011

    Kreayshawn at Marquee Theatre, 11/19/11

    Kreayshawn Marquee Theatre Saturday, November 19, 2011 I love Tempe for the most part. This city has lots of great restaurants and bars, but there are certain elements that drive me crazy. Thanks to a free Kreayshawn show and the big ASU/U of A game, most of the things I hate about Tempe came out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Fishbone, The Lesser Saints, WTFunk Fridays, Leo Kottke, and Willy Tea Taylor This Weekend

    ​It's another packed weekend in the Valley. Tonight, Sound Striker-Immortal Technique performs a benefit show at the Puente Office, and Mr. Meeble brings its crazy-as-hell laser show to Crescent Ballroom. On Saturday, you've got folk from Loudon Wainwright III and John Prine, and funky pop cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Kreayshawn to Perform Free Show for College Students Saturday

    Poor Kreayshawn doesn't realize just how phallic that Popsicle looks. ‚ÄčIn college, everything is better if it's free. And no matter how many times Mastercard convinces you that the slice of pizza and Frisbee offered at their just-off-campus booth are free, they're not. 

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Duos With More Chemistry Than Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher

    ​ Last week's season premiere of Two and a Half Men had nearly 28 million viewers due to sheer curiosity. It played out like a revenge fantasy of Chuck Lorre killing off Charlie Sheen without the gore or entertainment of Kill Bill. Alan (Jon Cryer) wasn't the least bit upset about his brother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Songs Glee's New Season Should Feature

    Oh, Rachel, you obnoxious overachiever.​Gleeks will rejoice on Tuesday, September 20 as Finn, Rachel, and the gang return for the third season of Glee. After two years of hype, I decided to check the show out for myself. I couldn't get past the first season. The show could be decent if it w ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011