Latino hip-hop brothers Mob Fam were fresh off of signing with local legend MC Magic's music label, Nastyboy Records the last time we caught up with the Phoenix-natives.
Javi C., T.S., and S.C., had also just finished wrapping filming for their first music video on the label for the single, "Fresh ... More >>
There's no more denying it: the holidays are here, and you need to get on that shopping list. Luckily, Up on the Sun has caught gift guide-fever, and over the course of this week we'll be offering you suggestions for the entire family.
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Victor GonzalesIceage frontman Elias Rønnenfelt
Iceage, Weird Ladies, and Nihilism
Yellow Canary Dance Hall
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Hipsters and their irony -- goddamn, it's cute. The place is called Yellow Canary Dance Hall, however, there weren't any birds, and only a handful of people dancin ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian WilsonMusic and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>
Handsome FamilyRhythm RoomSunday, January 30th, 2011"We stopped for coffee, in the redwood forest," Handsome Family guitarist/vocalist Brett Sparks sang, opening Sunday night's cozy show at the Rhythm Room. The lyrics, written by his wife and Handsome Family bassist/banjo-playing vocalist Rennie, ... More >>
The winner's on the leftWell, American Idol fans, it's down to the wire. Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze had their final competitive performances, and the most boring season of Idol ever is almost over. What wasn't boring: Randy's outlandish outfit. What was up with that red jacket?Anyway, DeWyze ... More >>
This teddy bear was the star of the nightTuesday night was Beatles night on American Idol, and with no guest mentor, viewers were lucky enough to see clips of the contestants talking about each other, and real personalities were shown for the first time ever this season.And, everyone's also lucky ... More >>
Our music editor Martin Cizmar seems to think an American version of X Factor would be sort of pointless, but not if Simon Cowell has anything to do with it. The notoriously cranky American Idol judge wants to make the similarly performance-based X Factor a hit here in America, accordin ... More >>
No Kris, aint no sunshine when YOU'RE gone.
What's up, fellow AI watchers? After a brief hiatus, I am back, here to write on a Michael Sarver, Jasmine Murray, Jorge Nunez and Alexis Grace-less Idol. We shed a single tear for them all, and sing an off-key version of "I Will Survive" in honor of all t ... More >>
You melted my face, Lambert, you face-melter, you.
After last week's Group 1 train wreck, American Idol's Group 2 was pretty much destined (to borrow a Randy Jackson-ism) to "knock it out the box" last night. And, overall, they did. Obviously, there were still some performances that made me want to ... More >>
George Ramirez at Gettysburg--Whoops, we mean the Jacksonville American Idol auditions.I've never been able to pinpoint exactly the reason, but I've always had an extreme, visceral dislike of the state of Florida. Maybe it's the alligators, perhaps it's the humidity that turns my hair into a giant p ... More >>
So last night marked the return of the out-of-control musical delusionfest known as American Idol. And the first episode of the eighth season featured summer auditions that took place RIGHT HERE IN PHOENIX!!! Oh my God, the excitement was just too much! How exciting was it going to be to see watch ... More >>
Tears, screaming and screeches - oh my! Wednesday's American Idol auditions, which were held in Kansas City, home of last season's Idol winner David Cook, had all of these things along with dozens of snarky comments from judge Simon Cowell.While one of our favorite moments took place in the beginn ... More >>