Morrissey (Singer)

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    August 3, 2013

    Seven of Our Favorite Shows From Hollywood Alley History

    The website for Hollywood Alley contains a fairly lengthy rundown of some of the vast array of renowned musicians and bands that have performed at the Mesa rock dive over its 25-year history, and it's both enormous and impressive. Said list includes name both iconic and influential, ranging from suc ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    The 4th of July is for buying Chinese fireworks and being a proud American. Maya Day & Nightclub is betting that you might also enjoy some music by a certain very famous British DJ. The War of 1812 is still felt pretty acutely 'round these parts, thank you very much. Regardless: Here's five shows ... More >>

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    April 14, 2013

    New Order - Coachella - April 13, 2013

    New Order While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps-more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order last night. See also: Doing Drugs ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup

    Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Coachella's "Bloom" Video: WTF Does it Mean?

    Yesterday afternoon, the home page of the Coachella website changed to a video called "Bloom," which shows plants and art exhibits sprouting from the ground. Some look pretty creepy--did those worm/slug things 30 seconds into the video really just form a structure? At least the rest are fairly cute ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Who Is Really Playing Coachella This Year?

    Historically, the Coachella line up has always been announced in January. That means the official line up should be announced any day now, along with some artists that will hopefully make their way to Phoenix between dates. There have been a number of fake posters circling the net-- some credible a ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Safety Patrol Finds Inspiration in Superior, Morrissey, and Garrison Keillor

    Singer and guitarist David Martinez, 28, resides in the Mesa suburbs but hones his musical chops in a rather unexpected place: the small mining town of Superior, about 60 miles east of Phoenix on U.S. 60, where films like The Gauntlet (with Clint Eastwood), Eight Legged Freaks, and The Skinwalkers

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    October 25, 2012
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    October 1, 2012

    10 Meatless Songs in Honor of World Vegetarian Day

    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 >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Tim Tagtmeyer, What Are You Listening To?

    Tim Tagtmeyer Tagtmeyer is a member of the sketch comedy group Bully Mammoth, which has a show at Tempe Center for the Arts Saturday, August 18. For more info, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KJZZ -- local public radio, but I ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Incoming: Passion Pit, Pepper, Seether

    Yesterday we ran a list of our most anticipated summer releases featuring, among others, Fiona Apple and Passion Pit. Lo and behold, Apple announced a tour date in Phoenix, and now, we can add Passion Pit to the list. The indie-pop combo is heading to the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Tuesday, Septe ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Flashback Friday: An '80s Conversation with Super Stereo

    Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. Local future-pop rockers Super Stereo are marking their triumphant return to the stage with a super-sweet lineup tomorrow night at Crescent Ballroom. After a brief hiatus f ... More >>

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    April 14, 2012

    Ozomatli and Galactic at McDowell Mountain Music Festival, 4/13/12

    McDowell Mountain Music Festival Friday, April 13, 2012 Outside of The Compound Grill Dark ominous clouds, chilly 70 degree weather, and one of the most superstitious days of the year couldn't keep music lovers away from the McDowell Mountain Music Festival kickoff last night in northern Phoenix. ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Unite and Take Over Vol. 2: More Stories Inspired By the Songs of The Smiths

    Unite and Take Over Vol. 2, Record Store Day variant cover by Jason Pedersen​One of our favorite Kickstarter success stories was last year's Unite and Take Over, a graphic collection of songs inspired by the lyrics of The Smiths. Editor and writer Shawn Demumbrum took to the crowd-funding s ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Top Cover Songs of 2011

    Charles Bradley​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a look at 2011's best videos. Enjoy! The idea of The Beatles, The Pixies, Tom Waits, and Elton John sh ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Fishbone, The Lesser Saints, WTFunk Fridays, Leo Kottke, and Willy Tea Taylor This Weekend

    ​It's another packed weekend in the Valley. Tonight, Sound Striker-Immortal Technique performs a benefit show at the Puente Office, and Mr. Meeble brings its crazy-as-hell laser show to Crescent Ballroom. On Saturday, you've got folk from Loudon Wainwright III and John Prine, and funky pop cou ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Incoming: Paul Simon, Sting, Stone Foxes, Family Force 5, BLESSTHEFALL

    ​Paul Simon is one of those musicians who might have actually been more successful once he went solo (ditching poor, frizzy-haired Garfunkle), and props to him for that. He's a classic storyteller. And with an album as great as Graceland, his talent is simply undeniable.But that old dog has got so ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Phoenix Artist Makes Smiths Comic, And You Can Help

    Jason Pedersen​You know, when you think about it, Morrissey is kind of like a comic book character already. Call him "Super Sad Man," or "Captain Sexually Ambiguous." Don't expect Shawn Demumbrum's Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths to be as stupid as those ideas, th ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Cee Lo to Become a Talk Show Host on Fuse

    ​Rapper, proucer, and The Voice vocal coach Cee Lo Green will kick off his own talk show on Fuse on June 22, according to Paste.The upcoming show, entitled Talking to Strangers, is a performance and interview series that's all about Cee Lo sitting down to interview indie, rap and R&B arti ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Third of 2011 ( Mp3)

    Toro y Moi​Did you know that a third of a year is called a tertile? Now you do!The first tertile of 2011 (great word, right?) comes to end at the close of this month, which seems like a good time to get caught up on the best songs from the first part of the year. Hey, it's never too early for a be ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    February 21, 2011

    P-Nut of 311 on Perry Farrell, Secret Summer Events, and Rocking a Boat

    Alison Dyer​I don't know how much there really is to do out in Omaha, Nebraska, but being a city girl, I'd imagine that living there would give people plenty of time to bounce artistic ideas off of one another and get creative. Out comes 311. The five-piece rock/rap band's sound is undeniably one- ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Chromeo: Business Casual

    ​She'a a bountiful lady, that Tuesday September 14. With plentiful new music from most every genre, today is a cornucopia of musical offerings, a rare instance where picking one album is actually somewhat difficult -- lord knows that wasn't a problem on July 20. I digress -- today marks the t ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    July 30, 2009
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    June 12, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: D.I.Y., Europop, and Danny NSK's Benefit

    The Bollox are scheduled to perform tonight at Club Red in Tempe. Can't find enough scrilla to take you S.O. go see Star Trek for the 16th time? Don't wanna take out a loan just to go see Les Claypool or Peter Murphy live and in concert? Then check out our list of ultra-affordable events happe ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009
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    January 13, 2009

    Coachella Artists Start Leaking

    The first batch of bands for the hottest music festival around, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has been leaked. Confirmed Artists: the Killers, the Airborne Toxic Event, the Bug, Buraka Som Sistema, Crystal Castles, Drop The Lime, Fleet Foxes, Flying Lotus, Girl Talk, the Hold Steady, ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    December 4, 2008

    Girl in A Coma Show A Little Something At Hollywood Alley on Dec. 3

    Wednesday afternoon, I spent at least a half-hour trying to convince a colleague that I wasn't crazy for getting excited about seeing Girl in a Coma. They're a fairly average band, he said. No, seriously, they've really got something, I said. Then I spent another half-hour trying (unsuccessfully) to ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    May 29, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    September 13, 2007

    Old School of Rock

    Don’t hang the DJ at this pre-post-mod blowout

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    March 22, 2007

    Modest Mouse

    We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

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    January 12, 2007

    Read my lips

    Mike Maas Mr. Maas's muses This just in from an old friend of mine who also blogs about food: "Anyway, what's up with that mouth on your blog? It scares me. Is that really how you eat these days? If so, you're taking the job a little too seriously! Let's see what's in there -- a hot dog, a ... More >>

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    September 14, 2006

    Andy Rourke

    Magic hands

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    May 5, 2005

    Team Sleep

    A little something for the gentlemen

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    March 3, 2005

    Xiu Xiu

    Moody in a good way

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    November 25, 2004

    New York Dolls

    Pre Crash Condition: Live From the Royal Festival Hall

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    May 6, 2004

    Manchester United

    Trash! piles up in Tempe

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    March 11, 2004


    The band stomps into the Old Brickhouse

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    February 26, 2004


    Your Blues (Merge)

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    April 17, 2003


    Border Rockers keep

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    February 7, 2002

    New Order

    Get Ready (London/Reprise/Warner)

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    November 23, 2000


    Disco Volante (Manifesto)

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    November 16, 2000


    Paloalto (American)

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    August 31, 2000

    She Writes the Songs

    Boston-based singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick lets Freedom ring on a new recording

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    October 16, 1997
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