Michael Kiwanuka

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    June 6, 2013

    Mumford and Sons - Desert Sky Pavilion - 6/5/2013

    Mumford and Sons (See the complete slideshow here)Desert Sky PavilionJune 5, 2013 Love 'em or hate 'em, Mumford and Sons' popularity continues to grow. Last night's sold-out show at Desert Sky Pavilion puts the band in a league with some of the Valley's other huge indie shows from previous years--b ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Michael Kiwanuka Wants to Keep the Vintage Music He Loves Alive

    by Reyan Ali If you ever need a record cover to justify that cliché about a picture being worth a thousand words, Michael Kiwanuka's Home Again does the trick. His 2012 debut full-length sports a stark closeup of its creator's face draped in half-shadow and wearing a pensive expression. You can ju ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013
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    January 3, 2013

    Download Frank Ocean's Django Unchained Outtake

    By now you've probably formed an opinion about Django Unchained, the controversial new Quentin Tarantino film starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, and Leonardo Dicaprio. But don't let that stop you from diving into Karina Longworth's excellent Phoenix New Times cover story this ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 Gorgeous GIFs from Lollapalooza 2012

    See also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions See also: 10 Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Reed Fischer Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lo ... More >>

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    July 21, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Up on the Sun: The Podcast, Featuring Mitch Freedom's Soul Jam Selections

    See also: Wooden Indian, Amen Dunes, and Entrance Band at Chasers I'll admit it. I screwed up. I went out to Chasers to catch Wooden Indian, Amen Dunes, and Entrance Band, and while I was out, I planned to interview Mitch Freedom of Wooden Indian and indie-soul collective What Laura Says about the ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    15 Favorite National Songs: Jason P. Woodbury

    Michael Kiwanuka​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy! I'm already regretting this one. I left so much off this list it hurts, deserving songs from the li ... More >>