Up on the Sun favorite Dan Bejar and his band Destroyer released their newest album Kaputt more than a year ago. We liked it then, we liked it at the end of the year, we like it now still. It's a charming ode to the smooth sounds of late-'70s/early-'80s yacht rock, cannily balancing the line betw ... More >>
The last time we caught up with the Meat Puppets it was mostly to talk about the 'Arizona scene' after a rough week at Austin's South by Southwest music conference.Regrettably, I didn't even mention the band's new record Lollipop in that piece. But, yes, the Puppets put out a brand new record thi ... More >>
Job For A CowboyWanna hear some free local metal? MetalSucks is hosting an exclusive stream of Landmine Marathon's new album, Sovereign Descent, which hit stores on Tuesday, March 16.In other Phoenix-area metal news, Glendale's Job for a Cowboy have announced a spring headlining tour that kicks o ... More >>
There will be no BBQ Show tonight in Phoenix.As I reported on Friday, Arish "King" Khan and Mark "BBQ Show" Sultan -- as well as their tour manager -- ran into some legal problems in a sleepy Kentucky town. They were a no-show at their Thursday show in St. Louis amid speculation that they had bee ... More >>
So wait, you meant to tell me these two gentleman may have been arrested on drug charges? Hold the phone...Arish "King" Khan and Mark "BBQ Show" Sultan have been making some news headlines this morning after not showing up to their gig at St. Louis' Off Broadway last night. As reported by the Riv ... More >>
Any attempt on my part to play "rock critic" on this assignment would be complete bullshit. Few assignments have ever made me want to high five my inner fifteen-year-old more than a chance to interview Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, a band that dominated my Walkman in early high school. I'd spen ... More >>
Less Swedenborgian than you might think
The couple behind Mates of State are still in love, and their relationship as well as their music continues to grow
Emo heroes the Get Up Kids are twentysomething and already flirting with midlife crises
All they need is love. How sweet.
With Latterday Speedwagon, Jesus Chrysler Supercar is born again
Despite media reports of their death, the rave subculture, house music and the joy of X live on, roughly from midnight 'til dawn. In, of all places, Phoenix, Arizona.