Editor's Note: It's not every day that a band capable of filling arenas headlines a gig at the (comparatively) intimate Marquee Theatre. But that's exactly what's going down tonight, when the Bieber-bashing, ¡Uno-¡Dos!-¡Tre! -releasing Green Day heads to Tempe for a sold-out show. Critical consen ... More >>
For the past 14 years, Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival has featured some of the biggest names in punk music. Previous lineups mostly comprised Warped Tour veterans that were big in the '90s -- think NOFX, Rancid, Good Riddance, etc. The festival combines that nostalgia factor with th ... More >>
It's been three years since Rise Against last performed in Arizona thanks to the band's participation in The Sound Strike. The terms of the boycott have changed, so Rise Against is making its triumphant return to the valley.
The line-up couldn't get much better, as Rise Against is paired with long ... More >>
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 >>
Vans Warped Tour
Camelback Ranch Baseball Stadium
Thursday, June 28
Despite my trepidation about being able to handle the heat and a slew of young bands that had little to do with the Warped lineups of my youth, I survived. Another Vans Warped Tour is in the bag.
This was the first year it was he ... 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 >>
We let you know about the first five bands on the Punk Rock Bowling lineup, and we're pleased to announce a bunch more.
There's Sham 69 with its 1977 Jimmy Pursey/Dave Parsons/Dave Tregunna lineup. Hot Water Music returns -- just not Chuck Ragan and/or The Draft, but Hot Water Music itself, in ful ... More >>
The term "punk festival" conjures up images of bratty tweens with asymmetrical haircuts crowd surfing at Warped Tour. Remember when Warped Tour actually had punk bands and was, you know, good? It may seem like a bygone era, but the annual
Within These Walls has a pretty impressive line-up of hardcore acts. H2O is headlining and making their first Arizona appearance since playing with Bane three years ago. We spoke to bassist Adam Blake, who insists that Arizona has not intentionally been skipped. The band likes to play in as ... More >>
Courtesy of World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE superstar and straight edge icon CM Punk"I'm harder than any alcohol you can drink. I'm straighter than any line you can snort up your nose. And I certainly can hurt you a lot faster than any pill you can put on your tongue."
CM Punk is one discipline ... More >>
Jessica TestaRise Against at Mesa Amphitheater. See more shots in this Rise Against slide show.If you thought skinhead punk was a fringe phenomenon occurring only in clannish groups like the one depicted in American History X, think again.
Chicago punk act Rise Against appeared to send a clear mess ... More >>