The Thermals Crescent Ballroom Wednesday, June 12, 2013 If you like The Ramones, you probably would have loved last night's show. I know that's a lofty comparison, but Portland DIY pop punk trio The Thermals performed relatively simple but uber-catchy songs that kept the crowd moving throughout it ... More >>
Paperhaus with Playboy Manbaby and St. RangerThe Trunk SpaceApril 26, 2013 Post-punk is a minefield for modern musicians. There's always going to be a group of people who dig through a cool older relative's record collection or read Simon Reynolds' Rip it Up and Start Again and discover bands like ... More >>
October is a fun month to start planning Halloween costumes and sip on pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin flavored beers. The month of the gourd serves another purpose- vegetarianism. Today happens to be World Vegetarian Day, which kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month, so stock up on some hummus. If ... More >>
How's this for cred: Michael Cornelius, of JFA fame and current guitarist of The Father Figures, shouting out a cover of "Avon Lady" by famed PHX hardcore band The Feederz? That's pretty much punk-on-punk-punk action, but the results certainly don't sound like a history lesson. No, just like the son ... More >>
On the Ones and Threes
The devil in disguise? Local bands sold at Best Buy?If there's ever been such a thing as a two-sided coin, or an ethical conundrum, here it is. It seems that Best Buy stores will be stocking CDs from local bands. And not just ultra-cool, well-selling local bands. Apparently, they're willing to st ... More >>
Welcome to Up on the Sun, the new and improved New Times music blog. I am your new blog captain and man-on-the-scene, Matt Neff. As the new reporter on the, uhh, thriving Phoenix music scene, it’s my duty to inform you of what I plan to write about.
They said Ausfahrt
Rock phenoms graduate from it-band status
Sort of like "Joan Jett fronting the Fleshtones"
The Strokes started it, but now stellastarr* and other artsier bands are washing their own scum off the streets
Ronald Reagan was president, Michael Jackson and Phil Collins ruled the charts and a bunch of little rock bands were changing lives
L.A.'s twangy, trippy Beachwood Sparks ascend with a white-soul masterpiece
Moby returns to electronic music, and he's ready to Play