Billie Maxwell, who recorded the first song in Arizona history in 1929.As we barrel toward the impending Arizona Centennial, we find ourselves contemplating a lot of things. Why would someone settle in this hot-as-bejeebus desert? Who serves the best burrito in the state? Most importantly -- wher ... More >>
Welcome to Obscuro, a feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attention. These LPs have been hiding out, collecting dust, until we come along, investigate, ... More >>
Plays & Sings Torch'd Songs, Charivari Hymns & Oriki Blue-Marches (Smells Like Records)
Felt Mountain (Mute)
Images from 25 years of Phoenix music
Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino take a dark and wondrous turn with The Black Light
What future is there for rock without the Chairman of the Board to kick it around?
Phoenix guitar legend Al Casey has spent four decades standing in the shadows of stardom
Bobby Fuller billed himself "The Rock & Roll King of the Southwest." His reign was short. He dropped acid, died young and left behind some of the wildest rock guitar ever.