By Whitney Friedlander
The lobby of Dave Grohl's Northridge-based 606 Studios has a Joan Jett book on the coffee table and a row of classic arcade games like Donkey Kong Jr. against one wall. On top of a photo booth sits an iconic "Moonman" MTV Video Music Award, festooned with a roll of toilet pap ... More >>
Kurt Vile at the Rhythm RoomWelcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, editor Jason P. Woodbury and the staff will countdown their favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011.
A lot of people imagine this job as nothing but us writers lo ... More >>
Gotta holla when you up in da club.Despite the fact he's gotten heavy-duty shit for doing so, Questlove's now-infamous serenading of whackadoodle presidential candidate Michele Bachmann with Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon recently was inspired snarkiness (albeit a bit s ... More >>
Wednesday, October 12
"The small machine."
That's how Lindsey Buckingham described his solo work, comparing it to the "big machine" that is Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham was about halfway through a kind of extended monologue about the differences between hi ... More >>
Get ready for our very own Coachella this weekend. Well -- not really. As Christina Caldwell's feature explains, Apache Lake Music Festival isn't quite the same thing as that fest, but it does feature over 30 of Arizona's best bands in a remote setting. We've also got shorter features on Blitzen ... More >>
It's impossible to not hate almost everything about Twilight. The books changed what "vampire" means to an entire generation. Now, it's less about being an undead monster than it is about misunderstood hunks with sparkly pale skin. Then, the movies went on to solidify the idea that as long a ... More >>
Last week's season premiere of Two and a Half Men had nearly 28 million viewers due to sheer curiosity. It played out like a revenge fantasy of Chuck Lorre killing off Charlie Sheen without the gore or entertainment of Kill Bill. Alan (Jon Cryer) wasn't the least bit upset about his brother ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsSusanna Hoffs of The Bangles: She wishes it was Sunday, 'cause that's her fun day.Well, here we are again. It's Monday morning, we're all back at work (if we're lucky), and we've got those beginning-of-the-week blues.
Over the years, many songs have been written about the firs ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsStevie NicksPop chanteuse Stevie Nicks turns 63 tomorrow. Though Nicks is no longer a Valley resident (she sold her home in Paradise Valley in 2007 for more than $3 million), she was born here at Good Samaritan Hospital and we still count her among Arizona's most famous rock resi ... More >>
Phoenix resident Stevie Nicks' new album, In Your Dreams, was released today. Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield has already given the album rave reviews, calling it Nicks' best album in a decade.
It's hard to argue with that, especially considering that Nicks hasn't released an album in a deca ... More >>