Latin Grammy Awards

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Carla Morrison: "If I'd Have Followed the Rules, I'd Still Not Be Doing Anything"

    Carla Morrison's return to the Valley is a bit of a homecoming: She attended high school at Marcos de Niza and took music classes at Mesa Community College before dropping out to perform with friends in Tempe's Babaluca. They built a local following for three years before Carla moved out to Mexico C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    "It's Friday somewhere" isn't strictly true -- I don't think the International Date Line works that way -- but if Jimmy Buffett were to write a song to that effect, and it made you feel better about going to see The Presets and Dragonette tonight at the Marquee, I think it would be a pretty useful f ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Big Brain 2013 Finalist: Club Fonograma, Online

    You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our Big Brain 2013 Finalists. Leading up to the Big Brain Award awards announcement and celebration on April 27, Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch will introduce the finalists. Up today: ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013
  • Music

    September 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Los Amigos Invisibles Tried to Make a Pop Record, But They Found Themselves Instead

    The best punchlines are the ones that you don't see coming. In 2009, New York-based Venezuelan funk/dance outfit Los Amigos Invisibles thought they were being pretty slick when they decided to try and shed their underground Alternative Latin act image, putting out a record chock-full of uplifting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    La Mala Rodriguez at Crescent Ballroom, 7/8/12

    La Mala Rodriguez Crescent Ballroom Sunday, July 8, 2012 See also: Spanish Rapper La Mala Rodriguez to Bring Flamenco-Infused Hip-Hop to Crescent Spanish emcee La Mala Rodriguez lived up to her promise of an emotional and powerful showing at the Crescent Ballroom with jamming grooves, little cloth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Spanish Rapper La Mala Rodriguez Brings Flamenco-Infused Hip-Hop to Crescent

    See also: Chilean MC Ana Tijoux to Celebrate Women With Puente Arizona This Weekend As if it weren't bad enough that Spain owns international soccer, or football as the rest of the world insists on calling it, now they're cutting into our musical turf. No pues, ¡wow! While soccer may have gained ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Top 10 Latin Songs of 2011: Anthony Sandoval

    Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a look at 2011's coolest Latin tunes. Enjoy! If the 2010 Latin Grammys are any indicator, last year was a big year for Span ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    MLB All-Star Week Music Round Up

    Hey now, you're an All-Star​Major League Baseball announced the official All-Star Week musical performance roster on Wednesday, and it reads like the back of a Now That's What I Call Music compilation mix. But thank god, we love Jordin Sparks and Michelle Branch. It would've totally sucked if ML ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Español Sung Here

    Crossing over — who's doing it, who's not

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Lila Downs

    Grind that mole

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Leaving Los Angeles Hangin'

    The struggling Latin alternative world met at its U.S. heart. Too bad L.A. didn't show up.

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Cafe Tacuba

    Cuatro Caminos (Geffen)

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Immigration Blues

    Latin artists such as Volovan hope to crack the U.S. But they have to crack immigration officials first.

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Poncho Sánchez

    Latin Spirit soars into Valley

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Fresh Colombian

    Colombia's Juanes rocks, rolls to Latin music acceptance

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Más y Más

    Mexico's bubbling rocanrol scene whips up something Kinky

  • Music

    June 20, 2002


    Un Dia Normal (Surco/Universal)

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Border Girl

    Forget the PJ Harvey comparisons — proud cachanilla Julieta Venegas sounds like no one but herself

  • News

    September 20, 2001

    The Musica Man

    A valley junior college administrator is becoming an unlikely force in the national latin music movement

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Metal Morfosis

    The Latin Grammys pay close attention to Juanes