Up on the Sun has learned that Norteño soul guitarist Eddie Dimas, author of the classic Latin instrumental "El Mosquito," passed away March 8, 2013, of natural causes. Dimas was 65.
-100 Years of Music That Defined Arizona
For those who are really terrible in this life, I imagine a special hell: reality TV hell. This awful place will be populated by the combined casts of Jersey Shore and The Bachelor Pad, two of the most painful shows ever. Why would I want to watch a television show that glorifies ignorance and margi ... More >>
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See also: Xiu Xiu and the Top Anthems of Self-LoathingThe cover Xiu Xiu's ninth studio album, Always, is a tight close-up shot of the band's name and the album title tattooed on someone's bare flesh. For t ... 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 >>
Kravitz, looking tough as a kiddo.If you honestly love music, you've got rules about it.
Here are a few my mine.
1. Non-jazz artists and bands may feature no more than two saxophone solos during the duration of their career.
2. Bass guitars should be strung with two to four strings, bu ... More >>
Motown's Mowest Story: Our Lives Are Shaped By What We LoveIf you haven't picked up the new Mowest compilation, Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's Mowest Story 1971-1973, you are missing out. The anthology features music from Motown's short lived West Coast venture, MoWest, and the tu ... More >>
Brian RomeroAmy Winehouse performing at Coachella in 2007For this week's whimsy, I have found a recording Amy Winehouse's version of The Zutons' 2006 single "Valerie" slowed down to make her sound like a male soul singer -- perhaps Anthony Hamilton or even Otis Redding.It's pretty amazing what yo ... More >>
By Benjamin Leatherman
Since the global retail industry has decided in it's great wisdom that the day after Halloween is the official starting point for the annual Christmas season, we feel it's our duty to inform the public of the following: You've only got 43 shopping days left to track down gi ... More >>