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    September 8, 2014

    Holiday In Cambodia: Dengue Fever Talks Ley Lines And Working With Jim Jarmusch

    With all this talk about Ebola hemorrhagic fever, perhaps we should think about something to take our minds off it, something like Dengue Fever. No, not the tropical mosquito-borne virus (that'd probably only increase hypochondriacal feelings), let's talk about the six-piece Los Angeles psychedelic ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Most Cliché Wedding Songs

    Think of every wedding you've ever been to. Between the toasts and the bouquet toss, the traditions can feel so run into the ground you forget why you are there in the first place: to celebrate a couple who found each other in this crazy world and fell in love. Just because the celebration of the u ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    Dick Wagner, esteemed guitarist who played with Alice Cooper and others, Dies In Scottsdale

    Dick Wagner, a guitarist who during his career worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, KISS and the Frost, died at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center this morning. He was 71. Wagner, a Detroit-bred guitarist, moved to Arizona roughly a decade ago. He had struggled with his health sin ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    6 Songs That Evoke Movie Scenes

    Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. Biweekly, he shares stories of great music and whacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always-zany music biz. When you are a music geek like I am, you are constantly aware of the music that's playin ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Steve Hunter Takes the Spotlight for The Manhattan Blues Project

    There's a lot of Steve Hunter in your CD collection. If you read the four-point type, you'll see that he's played (with and without guitar buddy Dick Wagner) on three of Lou Reed's most revered RCA albums and over a half-dozen Alice Cooper albums, as well as albums by Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, B ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Ron Hoon of Fox 10, What Are You Listening To?

    Hoon is an anchor of FOX 10 Arizona Morning. He'll be serving as emcee for the 2013 Phoenix Heart Walk on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Hoon was game to play a round of "What Are You Listening To?" with Up on the Sun.

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    October 26, 2012

    Kristy Aguirre, What Are You Listening To?

    Kristy Aguirre Aguirre is the booker/promoter for Tickle Your Bone Comedy at Brigett's Last Laugh, Tuesday's at 8 p.m. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I'm without a vehicle at the moment, but when I did ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Craig Citizen on the Days of Playing to Trannies, People Getting Stabbed in the Face, and Sharks and Minnows

    Craig Citizen is the sort of dude you only wish you could be. He's an enigmatic lothario with a certain renown as a hipster DJ, and has been behind some of the more infamous dance nights in the Valley like the old Party Foul! While he used to be a regular fixture at dive bars and dance clubs, Citi ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Jose Garces, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Jose GarcesThe Iron Chef and James Beard award-winning chef is executive chef of Distrito, Old Town Whiskey and Garces Trading Co. To-Go at The Saguaro Hotel. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I have Sirius/XM in my car, and ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Todd Walsh, What Are You Listening To?

    Todd Walsh​Todd Walsh Walsh is FOX Sports Arizona's host for Phoenix Coyotes hockey and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Depends. Sirius '80s on 8, or Pearl Jam radio on Sirius. What's the first album ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Blind Boys of Alabama Founding Member Jimmy Carter: "We're Testing the Water, and I Hope We Don't Drown."

    Blind Boys of Alabama​Ladies and gentlemen, The Blind Boys of Alabama have gone country. Well, kind of. The long running gospel group, which formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind way back in 1939, released Take the High Road in April of this year. Featuring Hank Williams Jr., Willi ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    October 4, 2011

    The Musical Box's Sébastién Lamothe on the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Tribute

    ​There are tribute bands, and then there's something like The Musical Box. The Canadian band doesn't just pay tribute to Genesis, it painstakingly recreates specific periods of the prog rock band's history, using vintage equipment, stage sets, and in the case of their Lamb Lies Down on Broadway ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    The Tubes to Headline KDKB 40th Anniversary Concert

    The Tubes circa 1977​ The Tubes have serious roots in Arizona. Formed after two Phoenix-based bands, The Beans and Red, White and Blues Band, moved to San Francisco and combined, The Tubes were remarkably ahead of their time. The group's mix of simulated sex and hard rock landed them some primo op ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Bon Iver Fleet Foxes The Walkmen Comerica Theatre = Indie Rock Pants Wetting

    Bon Iver​ In case you've missed practically every noteworthy blog hyping it, or didn't watch The Colbert Report last night, here's some news: Bon Iver, the band, released Bon Iver, the album, today. It's the band's second outing, and technically the first that was recorded as a band and not just ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Mamady Keïta and Famoudou Konaté -- Grand Masters Bring "Djembe Fever" to The MIM

    ​ The African djembe drum may be a familiar sight for pop music fans -- it's popped up onstage with plenty of Western artists like Paul Simon, Ben Harper, and Peter Gabriel -- but intrepid percussionists will have a chance to hear the drum played by two grand masters, Mamady Keïta and Famoudou Ko ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Danny Zelisko Presents Announces Upcoming Shows: The Music Box (Music of Genesis) and Return to Forever IV

    ​ Danny Zelisko's name should be a familiar one to Valley music fans. The promoter has been putting on shows in Arizona since 1974, and hosts The Regular Radio Guy program on 93.3 KDKB every Sunday night.  Zelisko announced the end of his relationship with Live Nation and his production compa ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    JRC, What Are You Listening To?

    JRC​JRC The co-owner/founder of The Trunk Space invites you to Dr. Zombie's Movie Lab of Terror at the venue this Saturday, April 23. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR. It's the the most "reasonable volume" news in the mornin ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day

    Girl Talk - All Day​As we inch towards December -- traditionally a graveyard for non-Christmas related new releases -- the weekly roster of new music becomes dangerously slim. Some of the more notable new releases in this week's lineup include yet another Glee volume, a new Black Eyed Pe ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    New Girl Talk Album All Day Available for Free Download

    ​According to conventional wisdom, Mondays often suck. Today is not one of those Mondays, thanks to a goofy white dude from Pittsburgh named Gregg.Seemingly out of nowhere, Gregg Gillis has made his fourth Girl Talk album, All Day, freely available via you like Jay-Z r ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Tonight

    Iggy & The Stooges will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, amongst others.​The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is hosting its induction ceremony tonight.Too bad you can only watch it if you get the Fuse channel, or if you happen to be at the Waldorf Astoria in New Y ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Canadian Music Mag Names Transgender Man Sexiest in Canada

    ​Chart Attack readers named Lucas Silveira of Canadian rockers The Cliks, the "Throw Your Underwear Award." This makes him the first transgender man to win. He even beat out Avril Lavigne's ex, Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley. Considering that the rock world is progressive, but still has stark lin ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 28, 2009
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    March 26, 2009

    Wonderful World

    African musician does justice to Jimi

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    January 28, 2009

    The Top 10 Concept Records of All-Time

    In anticipation of Queensrÿche's upcoming new album, we take a look at our picks for the "Top 10 Concept Albums of All-Time," ordered from least to most outstanding, with apologies to Iron Maiden's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and Styx's Kilroy Was Here for just barely missing the list.

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    December 31, 2008

    Local Indie Record Store Owners Weigh In With Their Favorties of 2008

    It wasn't exactly a banner year for proprietors of the record-slinging shops. Album sales at in general were down 14 percent nationwide from 2007, and this obviously hit brick-and-mortar retailers where it counts. But while folks are increasingly more likely to boot-up CD Baby or iTunes to get t ... More >>

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    October 5, 2008

    Futurekind at Last Exit

    By Jonathan McNamara Last Wednesday, Music Editor Martin Cizmar gave mention of Futurekind's CD release party held at Last Exit this past Friday. Always on the look out for a new source of sonic sensation, I took his advice and checked them out for myself. Now you can too even if you didn't make ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    January 24, 2008
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    July 12, 2007

    Sound Tracks

    It's got a good bite

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    March 22, 2007

    Angélique Kidjo

    Out of Africa

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    January 5, 2006

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio

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    October 14, 2004

    Soft-Shoe Soft Sell

    Shall We Dance? twirls into a feel-good finish

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    September 30, 2004

    The Holmes Brothers

    Gospel, blues, and R&B rolled into a "pop grab bag"

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    November 13, 2003

    Come Out Swingin'

    Death Cab for Cutie may make pretty indie-rock, but don't mess with 'em on their way to a wider audience

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    June 26, 2003

    The Young Girl and the Sea

    In Whale Rider, a Maori lass confronts her heritage and destiny.

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    May 1, 2003

    Daniel Lanois

    Shine (Anti)

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    February 13, 2003

    Joseph Arthur

    Redemption's Son (Real World/Universal)

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    January 2, 2003

    Critics VS 2002: Rebuilding From Ash

    2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose

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    December 12, 2002

    Candles in the Dark

    The Blind Boys of Alabama bring their brand of Southern gospel closer to the mainstream -- and help keep roots music alive

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    October 17, 2002

    Peter Gabriel

    Up (Geffen Records)

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    December 6, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

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    July 13, 2000

    Arthur's Theme

    Multitalented artist Joseph Arthur finds reward in more than just song

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    June 29, 2000

    Fourth Coming

    Gumbo celebrates Independence Day and Satchmo's birth with the latest in jazz, blues and heritage

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    June 22, 2000

    Number One With a Pullet

    The creators of Wallace & Gromit have cooked up a radical bucket of fun with Chicken Run

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    February 17, 2000
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    November 11, 1999

    Mr. Rocker

    Guided By Voices' Bob Pollard lives out his rock 'n' roll fantasy

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    September 28, 1995
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