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.
Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26: Lost Leaf Turns Five
It's been five years since downtown beer and mus ... More >>
It's not everyday that we get to check out a concert put on by one of the greats from our parents' era.I'm proud to say that my dad brought me up listening to music from his early years. My first three concerts were the Beach Boys, and the radio station we always listened to played either played "go ... More >>
See also: Wooden Indian, Amen Dunes, and Entrance Band at Chasers
I'll admit it. I screwed up. I went out to Chasers to catch Wooden Indian, Amen Dunes, and Entrance Band, and while I was out, I planned to interview Mitch Freedom of Wooden Indian and indie-soul collective What Laura Says about the ... More >>
We feature a lot of brilliant music-related Tumblrs full of funny Photoshopped pictures. What's better than that, you ask?Sleevefaced, that's what.Sleevefaced is a collection of photos of people incorporating vinyl album artwork into their posed pictures. These pictures involve anything from the pho ... More >>
One of the great faces of Motown, Smokey Robinson, will be visiting the Valley of the Sun soon.Get ready to hear some of the best crooning that Hitsville, USA ever had to offer.Smokey Robinson, Kris Kristofferson, Maná and other artists will be visiting Phoenix in the coming weeks. The rest of t ... 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.
We're starting with dear old dad. Here ... More >>
What draws better these days than older, more beloved musicians from bands such as The Beach Boys and Pink Floyd? Not much, outside of an act like Lady Gaga or Justin Beiber -- that is why both Brian Wilson and Roger Waters lead the pack for an impressively fruitful week of show announcements.Let ... More >>
Shout FactoryFor all its merits of recognizing artists' contributions to modern music, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by rule, honors musicians for work they created at least a quarter-century earlier.
Thus, you have creaky 50- or 60-year-olds performing the music of their youth at the inductio ... More >>
Last night began the "In Performance at the White House" concert series, and focused on music from the civil rights era. Both Bob Dylan and Joan Baez performed, though not in fact together. (Initial buzz had specualted that they would be singing a duet.) Smokey Robinson, Yolanda Adams, the Blind ... More >>
Think she's got one more week left in her?So before we review last night's episode, can we please discuss the guest judges or the celebrity mentors or whatever they're calling them this season? They started out making sense, with Randy Travis and Smokey Robinson. But for the past couple of weeks, it ... More >>