As 2012 draws to a close, we couldn't be more optimistic about the state of music in the Valley of the Sun. With new bands emerging from various scenes and subgenres, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in Phoenix music. What follows are our picks for 13 acts that will make an impact on the S ... More >>
As 2012 draws to a close, we'll be looking forward to the 2013 and spotlighting 13 Phoenix bands that will be making a mark on the Southwest throughout the new year. We wrote a bit about Of the Painted Choir's Lula in 2012, and felt the mini-review of the mini-EP deserved a little more shine, becaus ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
Tucson indie poppers, Roll Acosta recruited John Vanderslice to produce its forthcoming debut full length album, This Dreamt Existence. Vanderslice's touch can be heard in the album's intricate instrumentation, which falls somewhere between fun.'s acrobatic melodies and Cold War Kids' strained funk, ... More >>
See also: Tugboat's Phillip Hanna Talks About the Band's Breakup, Final Shows, and What Happens Next After six years, Tempe based weirdo rockers (it's a compliment) Tugboat are calling it quits. "The idea was up in the air," Phillip Hanna told Up on the Sun's Christina Caldwell. "Because we kept ... More >>
Phillip Hanna is recently single and on the prowl. After spending six years with Tempe indie outfit Tugboat, the keyboardist and his longtime collaborative partner, Wayne Jones, have decided to go their separate ways. Musically, that is. The duo and their band will play three final show ... More >>
Do you ever feel like you're just not creeped out enough by the local music? Well, Tempe rocksters Tugboat intend to change that. A series of videos promoting their October Long Wong's at The Firehouse residency shows the band in all of their glory. Their ballsy, ballsy glory.