Damon BraschWelcome to What Are You Listening To?, a new weekly feature on Up on the Sun where notable locals talk about their favorite music. Damon Brasch Brasch is the owner and chef of Green restaurant in Tempe with a new location coming soon to Phoenix. He is also the guitar player for the b ... More >>
eBaum's WorldIt's been 18 months or so since Scottsdale's Cream Stereo Lounge opened its doors to the public, and for the life of us we can't remember a time when the titular milk-based substance has ever been employed at the Old Town hotspot. That all changes tonight as club promoter Brian Durkee ... More >>
Puppet is definitely one fierce bastard. Ripping with muscled and covered with tattoos, the natural-born brawler also sports a few piercings and a Mohawk. Sounds like someone you wouldn't want to piss off, no? So would it matter if we told you that Puppet is actually a midget? It really shouldn ... More >>
Jillian SloanSome of the participants in last year's Idiotarod in downtown Phoenix.The security guards at the Safeway at Seventh Street and McDowell Road better be on high alert today. Ditto for the one's at Fry's, Trader Joe's, or any other grocery store in the CenPho area. Por que? Because t ... More >>
Cassie MarmasThe madcap madness from last year's Marathon Pub Crawl.We hope you've been training hard in anticipation for this weekend. Building up endurance, strengthening stamina, and basically preparing yourself for the long haul. So, are we talking about this year's edition of the ultra-grue ... More >>
The Bettie Blood Burlesque Troupe is scheduled to perform at Rogue Bar in Scottsdale tonight.After six endless weeks of endless hype, treacly commercials, and non-stop carols, we're only 48 hours or so from the arrival of Christmas morning. But you don't have to wait until then to get your presen ... More >>
Ryan JosephBurlesque singer Melody Sweets will perform at the Venue of Scottsdale tonight as a part of Most Interesting Show in the World.While next week gonna be packed wall-to-wall with Halloween events aplenty -- from vampire parties to dire deathraces -- this weekend ain't too shabby when it ... More >>
Kyle Cesmat Safe Haven is scheduled to perform tonight at Club Mardi Gras.Dear College Students of the Valley, Welcome back from your summertime hiatus. Your absence was particularly missed by local bar and club owners, as was your supply of disposable income. A few things are different sinc ... More >>
Tommie Sunshine is scheduled to appear at Bar Smith tonight for Fuse Fridays.Need something to do tonight? What about Saturday or Sunday? Here's the latest edition of our weekend sampler encompassing everything a slew of cheap and chic thrills available around the Valley.Tommie Sunshine's at Bar Sm ... More >>
Something smells funny at Modified Arts, and it's not just the sweaty bodies packed in to see the latest indie rock group. The beloved modest arts venue on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix has been suffering with the erratic aroma of sewage. If you've been in Modified during the past week -- o ... More >>
Sure, sure, everybody's been to the holiday pageants with the recreation of the nativity scene and the singing of the Christmas carols and the warm, fuzzy feelings that Christmas brings with it. But for those ready to hang themselves with a string of Christmas lights at the thought of being forced ... More >>
In search of a city
40 bands one night 9 bucks
Fans and promoters of hardcore shows examine the genre's distinctive styles
Phoenix's Moulin Rouge says au revoir
The family that plays together . . .
Ten nightspots that manage to keep patrons and bands cool
P-town's Meg White and Jack Black hang with Xiu Xiu and the art stars of tomorrow at Modified
The guy calls himself I Hate You When You're Pregnant. And then things get weird
Local musicians jam to support venue
"Mutated vaudeville" cuts through the tinsel
The Necronauts land smoothly with their latest release
Paper Heart heaves a blow to the head
XOXOXO has a message for ingrates across the Valley: Kiss their avant-garde asses goodbye.
Goodbye, Bash on Ash. Hello, Valley live music conundrum.
The Grammys blow off the state's most promising entries
Kimber Lanning and Leslie Barton restore the original vision of downtown's best art space/music venue
Underground Empire and rap supergroup The Ten Commandments find favor in Philly
Fred Green explores new rhythmic permutations on its third album
December 10 - 16, 1998
The season's trashiest gallery exhibition? "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Ed Mell's Refuse."