Playboy Manbaby CD release partyCartel Coffee Lab, TempeApril 27, 2013
I get weirded out when large crowds share unbridled enthusiasm. I chalk it up to either "rugged individualism" or "special snowflake syndrome," depending on how positively or negatively I want to look at myself. This makes me a ... More >>
Happy New Year loyal punk fans.
If you really tied one on and you're nursing your hangover by chugging some Pedialyte, punk music may be the last thing you want to listen to. But 2012 was a great year for punk releases, which made this list difficult to narrow down to a top five.
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This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up on the Sun over the past week.
Here are links to those posts.
What are the weirdest instruments we found in Phoenix thrift shops and on Craigslist?
What's the wildest thing DJ ... More >>
See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's Dookie
Ronald Reagan's wars, both on drugs and against the "evil empire," made the '80s a prime time to be a punk band. The scene was ripe in California, notably in the Bay Area, as 924 Gilman Street opened and crossover genres exploded in popularity.
At ... More >>
We've been having fun examining various one-hit wonders and FM curiosities of the '90s each week with our Throwback Thursday columns, but now it's time to get serious and examine one of the biggest records on the '90s: Dookie by Green Day.
Dookie was a game-changer, both for young millennials and ... More >>
The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival
Dr. AJ Chandler Park
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Better Than: The last five years of Warped Tour.
There was a little something for everyone at the Chandler BBQ and Beer Festival, and it was pretty clear who was there for what purpose. Families formed long line ... More >>
Peelander Yellow and Peelander Green onstage at the Trunk Space. Check out our slideshow for more pictures from the gig.
In my five years of covering the local music scene for New Times, I've seen some pretty crazy things happen at the Trunk Space. I've witnessed lobster-handed ladies, full ... More >>