We're just a little bit biased about the best way to spend your weekend here in Phoenix. New Times' Carnaval Electrico with Cold War Kids, Mergence, Hanni El Khatib, and more, is clearly awesome, but get this: There's other cool things going on around town. No joke. Rampage Fest at the Sail Inn is k ... More >>
Following up last year's New Times Soundcheck, a two-day festival at Club Red in Tempe -- which featured performances by The Love Me Nots, Sugar Thieves, 2 Tone Lizard Kings, Jason Devore, The Insects, Crusher Sound System, and more -- was a serious task.
But challenges are cool, right? Up on the S ... More >>
For someone not even old enough to drink, Sareena Dominguez sure has accomplished a lot: After signing to the River Jones Music label less than a year and half ago, she's played South by Southwest, released an album (her debut, Moonbeams), and starred in a music video of the same name, directed by L ... More >>
New Times' Carnaval Eléctrico at Crescent Ballroom has locked in its lineup: DJ Seduce, Sir Sly, and singer/songwriter Sareena Dominguez will join national headliners Cold War Kids, Hanni El Khatib, In the Valley Below, and locals Mergence, Wooden Indian, Diners, and Stan Devereaux & The Funky Suns ... More >>
The New Year promises to bring excitement to River Jones Music, as the label just added five bands from around the nation to its roster. From Portland comes Bike Thief and Alameda, from Austin comes the Technicolor Hearts, from Seattle comes Sophia Duccini and from Tempe comes local music scene fixt ... More >>
Ladies and gentleman, here are our 10 picks for our favorite Phoenix albums of 2012. Enjoy!
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Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun?
Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
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Almost the same moment Bogan Via started out as a band, they started a relationship.
As a duo, Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller possess two distinctly different personalities and voices, and that contrast it their high-energy synth pop. Often compared as a "sunnier Beach House," the couple splits ... More >>
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Snail Quail once combined covers of Rick Astley's legendary cheese anthem "Never Gonna Give You Up" with Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," so suffice to say: the band is quirky. So it's no su ... More >>
In last week's issue of New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun.
Here's the complete list.
We can't tell a lie: we're always amused by Snail Quail's humor and antics. (The band's handwritten notes sent to the New Times office have served to endlessly amuse us.)It's only natural that we're looking forward to the band's upcoming show on June 16 for the release of their new album, The Blurry ... More >>
In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled ten new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boom-boxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple days here on Up on the Sun.
See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Lis ... More >>
With temperatures boiling well over 100 degrees on the regular, it's easy to understand why Phoenix-based indie rock band Snake! Snake! Snakes! is longing for the relaxing vibes of some coastal region. We're feeling the same way, but they've got a whole month of local gigs to play before they can ta ... More >>
Ambition goes a long way -- just ask Sareena Dominguez, who signed with River Jones Music Label a scant six months ago, is releasing her debut in the spring, and is currently booking her first tour -- and she's only 19.
Raised in Gilbert, Dominguez came from a rather large family in a suburb, to he ... More >>
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 >>
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When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station
would play right now? Growing up, I listened to KDKB, KUPD, KEDJ, and KUKQ. Now, I am always streaming music 24/7. But, in the car I liste ... More >>