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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Hey now, you're an All-StarMajor 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 >>
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 >>
Crossing over who's doing it, who's not
Grind that mole
The struggling Latin alternative world met at its U.S. heart. Too bad L.A. didn't show up.
Cuatro Caminos (Geffen)
Latin artists such as Volovan hope to crack the U.S. But they have to crack immigration officials first.
Latin Spirit soars into Valley
Colombia's Juanes rocks, rolls to Latin music acceptance
Mexico's bubbling rocanrol scene whips up something Kinky
Un Dia Normal (Surco/Universal)
Forget the PJ Harvey comparisons proud cachanilla Julieta Venegas sounds like no one but herself
A valley junior college administrator is becoming an unlikely force in the national latin music movement
The Latin Grammys pay close attention to Juanes