Much of the conversation about the Baptist Generals' Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, the 10 years-in-the-waiting follow-up to the Denton, Texas-based band's Sub Pop debut No Silver/No Gold, has centered around exactly what singer/songwriter Chris Flemmons was doing during the decade-long stretch of ... More >>
2012 is at its end, and just like I did last year, I thought it would be good fun to try and recap the reissues and compilations I couldn't seem to get off my phonograph this year. So here they are: The 10 reissues and compilations I dug most in 2012. See also: - The 10 Most WTF Moments of 2012 - ... More >>
Andrew Jackson JihadWelcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy! Okay. I'm done. Spent. No more lists. The reissues list was hard. The show list was hard. The ... More >>
They say it ain't bragging if it's true -- but last time we wrote about someone's Kickstarter project, big things happened. Now I know that we aren't the sole reason Shawn Demumbrum's Smiths comic met and exceeded its goal. It's a great idea on its own, and the fact that The Guardian, Paste, and ... More >>
Why is Sonic Youth Still So Important in Indie Land?
Live at Couleur Café
The god is dead. Will his music survive?
The music of Tent/City has gone to pots and pans
Neon Golden (Domino)
Versatile indie visionary Jim O'Rourke works on more records than most people get around to buying
Multilayered, ever-flowing music is anything but minimal
Master drummer Glen Velez does his usual magic with Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer in the first stop on a weekend of dance
Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books
Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music
Art, commerce and ideologies all collide in the strange world of the remix