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    January 3, 2014

    Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns Continue to Evolve

    Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns brought in the new year with a stellar performance at the Tempe Block Party on New Year's Eve. Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns may be the Arizona version of the nationally known group Roomful of Blues. Both bands have been around for decades with constant change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Why Courtney Cotter King Is Inspired By Fiona Apple And WALL-E

    Mesa-based pianist and singer-songwriter Courtney Cotter King is, among other things, the Valley's version of Zooey Deschanel. Not only is she a dead ringer for the new girl, Cotter King also achieves maximum quirk. Describing one of her songs, "White Rhino," she says, "I started writing the piano ... More >>

  • Music

    November 21, 2013
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    November 11, 2013

    9 Guilty Pleasure Admissions of a Record Store Geek

    If you've read any of my prior ramblings, then you know that I explore the topic of musical credibility a lot. It's in my nature. Should you and I like what we like, regardless of critical stature, or should we concentrate on artists with a certain level of critical credibility? Here's the genera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    Final Halloween costume-related update: At least one of these weekend shows will offer you a discounted ticket in exchange for coming in costume, which is a little like getting a free meal for dragging your Christmas tree somewhere in February. If you'd like to know which one, you can just wear yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Shurman: The Artists I Love Transcend Labels

    If you weren't able to make it to Circus Mexicus earlier this month you'll have another chance, this week, to catch one of the festival's best acts, Shurman. Based out of Austin, Shurman spends little time at home--they tour the country relentlessly, spreading their shared love of music to pockets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Former Guns N' Roses Manager Launches Arizona Record Label

    Usually people move from places like the middle of nowhere to big industry cities like New York and Los Angeles to find musical success, and stay there. Not the other way around. But for former Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven and his wife Heather Vincent-Niven, finding solace in Arizona's godfors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Ron Hoon of Fox 10, What Are You Listening To?

    Hoon is an anchor of FOX 10 Arizona Morning. He'll be serving as emcee for the 2013 Phoenix Heart Walk on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Hoon was game to play a round of "What Are You Listening To?" with Up on the Sun.

  • Music

    January 3, 2013
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    December 28, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2012

    Sound Wave Music Festival/Red Bull Thre3style Massive at Big Surf, 9/29/12

    Sound Wave Music Festival & Red Bull Thre3style Massive: Calvin Harris, Z-Trip, Switch, Adventure Club, Crizzly, and Others at Big Surf | 9/29/12 The third time was most definitely the charm for the Sound Wave Music Festival. The inaugural edition of the electronic dance music massive back in April ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2012
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    August 7, 2012

    Ten Favorite Playlists at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    See Also: 10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix Let's face it, the music that streams through the speakers of a restaurant has the ability to make or break your dining experience. We know of a sushi shop that only plays religious music, a Mexican food joint that can't turn down the top 40 banger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Flashback Friday: An '80s Conversation with Super Stereo

    Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. Local future-pop rockers Super Stereo are marking their triumphant return to the stage with a super-sweet lineup tomorrow night at Crescent Ballroom. After a brief hiatus f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Drake Is Coming to Phoenix (Waka Flocka Flame, Too)

    Bummed out that Drake skipped Phoenix in favor of Tucson earlier this month? Well, be bummed no more: Everyone's favorite former-Degrassi star/current sexy music maven is returning to Arizona, planning a stop at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion on Thursday, May 10. Drake's latest, Take Care, e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Kid Sampson Talk Moon Rock and Explain "Savannah Night Train"

    ​What kind of music do you listen to? It's an honest question that rarely yields an honest answer. After all, the wrong answer could get you shunned in certain circles. However, a more complex question could very easily be, what kind of music does your band play? With lines blurring more an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    The Wailers to Play Compound Grill on August 10

    wailers.comAston Barrett of The Wailers​Reggae may be synonymous with island music, but it's also got a rich history right here in the deserts of Arizona. As we reported a couple years ago in our cover story on Hopi reggae artist Casper Lomayesva, reggae acts from all over the world played reserv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Aaron May, What Are You Listening To?

    Aaron May​Aaron MayThe chef owns Over Easy (additional location here), The Lodge, Mabel's on Main, Iruna and Vitamin T, as well as May's Counter in Tucson. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? The Grateful Dead channel on Sirius. The cla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Wyclef Jean Makes Withdrawal from Haitian Presidential Race Official

    ​Rapper Wyclef Jean has officially pulled out of the presidential race in Haiti, according to Spinner.Wyclef was enthusiastic about potentially becoming the new president of Haiti when the majority of Haitian youth was eager to support his candidacy. Although Wyclef resides in the United States, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Random, DJ John Blaze Release Free Albums

    ​The calendar says it's September, but it must feel like Christmas for Valley hip-hop fans thanks to a pair of free, downloadable releases from PHX hip-hop mainstays Random (aka Megaran) and DJ John Blaze. Random recently released a free 10-track album, Heroes, Volume One, as a gesture of thanks t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
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    March 25, 2010
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    October 27, 2009

    Bebel Gilberto Embraces and Expands upon her Bossa Nova Bloodlines on New Disc

    Verve RecordsBrazilian Bebel Gilberto carries the bossa nova torch orginally lit by her father, the legendary João Gilberto.​ It's fitting that All In One, Bebel Gilberto's new studio album, has been released by Verve Records. It's the label that released Getz/Gilberto in 1964, still one of ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008
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    April 8, 2008
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    January 17, 2008

    Soul Food

    Local mainstays serve up hot chow and cool sounds

  • Home Entertainment

    October 4, 2007

    Party Pooper

    The Wii's latest pool game is a cue stick in the mud

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    The Dirtbombs

    If You Don't Already Have a Look
    (In the Red)

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    House of Cool

    Smoother than velvet and darker than onyx, Chez Nous treats Jett & Kreme to a soulful Sunday night

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Various Artists

    The Jack Nitzsche Story
    (Ace UK)

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005

    En Moog

    Film sets synth record straight

  • Music

    December 2, 2004


    The man behind the man behind the Moog synthesizer

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Lesbian Heaven

    Lipstickers, doo-raggers and power lesbians get buck wild at the E-Lounge.

  • Music

    December 11, 2003


    Champion Sound (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Cedric IM Brooks

    Cedric IM Brooks & The Light of Saba (Honest Jon's/Astralwerks)

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Deep Black

    Listeners had to travel far beyond mainstream to find sublime black music in 2002

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Purple Reign

    Prince's monumental performance at the Dodge Theatre stands among the greatest shows to hit the Valley in recent years

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Blessed Today

    After a decade of mixing it up, Valley rapper Pokafase inks a cool deal with a hot new label

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento

    Gil and Milton (Atlantic)

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Hey, Joe!

    Gumbo lines up the most wanted in jazz, blues and heritage

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Har Mar Superstar

    Har Mar Superstar (Kill Rock Stars); Sean Na Na,Dance Until Your Baby Is a Man (Troubleman Unlimited)

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    Fourth Coming

    Gumbo celebrates Independence Day and Satchmo's birth with the latest in jazz, blues and heritage

  • Film

    April 13, 2000

    Organ Grinder

    Return to Me pumps unintentional laughs out of transplant travesty

  • Film

    April 6, 2000

    Vinyl Jeopardy

    High Fidelity -- you read the book, now CD movie

  • Film

    October 28, 1999

    Poison IV

    Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead is a bumpy gurney into the dark side

  • Music

    July 23, 1998

    Pepper Spray

    It was 20 years ago this week that Sgt. Pepper dropped a bomb on movie theaters, so where's all the rerelease hoopla?

  • Calendar

    May 14, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 14 - 20, 1998

  • Music

    October 10, 1996

    The Good Foot

    A survey of recent blues, soul, R&B and roots releases

  • Music

    June 29, 1995
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    March 2, 1995
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