These guys were glam enough, but were they good enough?by Alex Distefano Call it what you will--glam metal, hair metal, cock rock, or plain old '80s metal--but there's something to be said for a subculture that extended from the late '70s into the early '90s that refuses to wash off its makeup and ... More >>
Costume parties and masquerades are only supposed to happen during the Halloween season, right? Not if it's up to organizers behind this weekend's Goblin King Masquerade Ball or the Fast Times at Sandbar High parties, who are encouraging revelers to flash back to the 1980s for their parties on N ... More >>
Alright, slacker. 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. It's hard to forget your metal-loving ... More >>
Maybe you've heard former Mesa dude Colby Veil sound-tracking the trailer to Easy Rider: The Ride Back, the 2009 prequel to the legendary Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper classic?Probably not if you, like me, didn't know such a film existed.Veil fronts Dopesnake, the band that provides the sort of s ... More >>
It's not often a movie with Elijah Wood, Juliette Lewis, George Clinton, Wayne Coyne and a host of other big names premieres in Phoenix, so it probably wasn't surprising that The Heart is a Drum Machine's opening at Phoenix Art Museum drew a huge crowd last night. Free wine from the Arizona winery o ... More >>
It's nearly 1 a.m. and I'm a few drinks into the night. I'm at Tempe's Last Exit Bar & Grill to watch Violet Wild, one of my favorite local pop-rock bands who used to play anywhere and everywhere a year ago and pretty much whored themselves out in the local music scene - playing gigs almost ever ... More >>
Who are the real bad boys of rock?