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By William Michael Smith (for Houston Press/Rocks Off Houston)
Living most of his adult and professional life in Tuscon, Arizona, former Sidewinders/Sand Rubies front man Rich Hopkins has recently relocated to Houston.
For those who don't remember, Hopkins ... More >>
Welcome to Obscuro, a feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attention. These LPs have been hiding out, collecting dust, until we come along, investigate, ... More >>
The original Orange Juice line-up with frontman and chief songwriter Edwyn Collins, second from left.What is rock 'n' roll if not the sound of youthful exuberance? In that context, Orange Juice might just be the greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time.
Led by a young Edwyn Collins, he of th ... More >>
A funny thing happened to NYC glam-poppers Scissor Sisters on their way to recording their third album, Night Work -- the band scrapped 18 month's worth of effort in order to finalize the album. Lead singer/utterly charismatic young man Jake Shears noted that the year and half of work left him "a ... More >>
Away From The Sea and right into your fucking skullAh, new music Tuesday. It's always exciting to note what new albums come out on any given Tuesday, especially so early into the new year. While today may be a particularly slow day in the American market, one French artist has released some of 2009' ... More >>
Dubbed as one of the BBC's 10 Breakout Acts of 2009, West London's White Lies released their debut album To Lose My Life... yesterday to much fanfare. The buzz surrounding these three chaps from across the pond is staggering. On one hand, it's always a good thing for a band to garner such attention, ... More >>