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    November 14, 2013
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    November 14, 2013

    Drake Is Invincible Because He's So Impossibly Vulnerable

    So who is this Drake guy, anyway? Of course, there's Drake the superstar, the guy who opens his latest, Nothing Was the Same, with the brag that he's as famous as his mentor--though at this point, he's arguably much more famous than Lil Wayne, who signed him to Cash Money. Drake's the guy who casu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    9 Guilty Pleasure Admissions of a Record Store Geek

    If you've read any of my prior ramblings, then you know that I explore the topic of musical credibility a lot. It's in my nature. Should you and I like what we like, regardless of critical stature, or should we concentrate on artists with a certain level of critical credibility? Here's the genera ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013
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    December 14, 2012

    Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012

    2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    I'm a White R&B Singer -- Should I Even Bother?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    10 Favorite Concerts of the Summer

    We don't want to jinx it, but a string of cooler nights and balmy afternoons has us feeling comfortable saying "Summer's done." The festival season has come to a close, and it's time to unpack that neglected denim and put away your jorts and Coachella Crocs for the season. Of course, this summer r ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Drake's Club Paradise Tour, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 5/10/12

    Drake's Club Paradise Tour featuring Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Waka Flocka Flame, J. Cole, and Drake Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion Thursday, May 10 See also: Drake's Take Care Is a Conflicted, Compelling Statement Check out the complete Drake Club Paradise Tour slideshow There wa ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Lady La, What Are You Listening To?

    Lady La Lady La is the morning show host for 101.5 JAMZ FM Monday-Friday from 6-10 a.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KOOL 94.5 FM. What's the first album you bought? Timbaland & Magoo. What's the first concert you saw? E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Download: Nite Jewel's Sultry, Direct Song "In the Dark"

    What music critic prophet could have predicted that in 2012 hip, indie songwriters like Los Angeles-based Ramona Gonzalez, who records haunting, danceable pop as Nite Jewel, would be compared to acts like Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam or Sade? But here we are, the year the Mayan calendar ends, and her ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Tumblr of the Week: Video Killed the Radio Stars

    It's hard to find music videos on TV these days. Sure, one could argue that the internet has ushered in a new era of DIY or underground video creativity, but it's hard not to miss the days when you could waste hours watching clips on MTV or VH1. If musical nostalgia has been getting the best of you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Top Cover Songs of 2011

    Charles Bradley​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a look at 2011's best videos. Enjoy! The idea of The Beatles, The Pixies, Tom Waits, and Elton John sh ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011
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    December 3, 2011

    Iron & Wine at Crescent Ballroom, 12/2/11

    Jason P. Woodbury​Iron & Wine Crescent Ballroom 12/2/11 How much saxophone is too much saxophone? You might want to ask the young lady who passed out during the extended dub-into-free jazz-psychedelic blues skronk of "Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog)," the fifth song played by Iron & Wine ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Metal Goes Pop: Five Examples of Doing It Right

    ​Yesterday our compatriots at Country Grind announced that heavy rockers Torche and Part Chimp will team for upcoming Chunklet-issued 12-inch record that finds Torche covering legendary lo-fi rockers Guided By Voices. Torche have always been a metal band unafraid to embrace big pop sounds, and th ... More >>

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    September 3, 2011

    Sade at US Airways Center, 9-2-11

    Maria Vassett​Sade and John Legend U.S. Airways Center Friday, September 2, 2011 REVIEW BY DAN GIBSON Sade (the woman, not the band) doesn't seem like she has to work very hard live. If there's ever an audience willing to plunk down $149 for the good seats, load up on $25 glossy programs, poster ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Concerts to Catch This Weekend

    End your Labor Day weekend with Blue Oyster Cult on Monday.​Oh, Labor Day weekend. Don't know about you guys, but I'm ready for it. There's plenty of stuff going on this weekend, and we've tried to cover the gamut. Tonight you can catch Sade at US Airwaves and Gucci Mane at Celebrity Theatre, tomo ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011
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    February 9, 2011

    John Legend at ASU Gammage Last Night

    ​John LegendFebruary 8, 2011ASU Gammage AuditoriumJohn Only needed his voice and a piano to make a huge impression at Gammage auditorium last night.Legend's show, sponsored by Arizona State University's undergraduate student government and the black/African coalition, was held in celebration of Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    DJ RMC Talks House Heads, Getting Head, Milli Vanilli, Bach, Glenn Underground, and More

    ​While you might not be able to watch DJ RMC doing the weekly grind at Club Incog any more, the 37-year-old is still plenty visible. Each and every Saturday afternoon the house music maestro boots up a live spin session over the Internet via, and he's also got a primo gig lined up for L ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    July 15, 2010
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    July 15, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan Warned By Female Prison Inmates

    Century Regional Detention Facility: Is this what Lohan's new home looks like?​According to PopEater and British tabloid The Sun, (don't you just love gossip first thing in the morning?) California prison inmates are warning Lohan that her time in the pen may be tougher than she expects. The Sun r ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010
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    June 25, 2010

    Alkemé Talks She-Jays, Carl Jung, Outkast, Sade, Fuse Fridays, Tom Novy, and More

    ​Name: Elizabeth Quintanilla AKA: Alkemé Current club nights: Thursdays: Azúl at San Carlos, Fridays: Fuse at Bar Smith, Saturdays: Z Girl Club. Guest spots at other venues such as Cream Stereo Lounge. Genres spun: All that encompasses sexy...mmm, I love me some sexy. Yet, I love what gets ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    November 25, 2008

    Phoenix Athletes' Blogs Bite on

    Popular sports Web site hosts a slew of superstar bloggers from the world of sports -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, tennis pro Rafael Nadal, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, Dallas Mavericks owner Marc Cuban, golf legend Tiger Woods, and NASCAR driver Jeff Gor ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 30, 2005

    Have a Heart

    Bill Wohl is serious as a heart attack