Tears for Fears

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    St. Lucia - Crescent Ballroom - 10/16/2014

    The sold-out St. Lucia show at Crescent Ballroom last night definitely felt like being hit with a tidal wave of pop sensation. Arizona may be one of the only places where you can comfortable rock beachware in October: floral-printed button-up shirts, khaki shorts, flip flops and tans were displayed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2013

    The Shins, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, 3/22/13

    The Shins @ McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Margret T. Hance Park|3/22/13It's been 10 years since McDowell Mountain Music fest got started, and nine since Natalie Portman, as the prototypical "manic pixie dream girl" stated that The Shins would "change your life." In that time, McDowell Mountain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Saddles Gets Bitten By Electronic Bug

    If the flu virus is a filament-filled spiky sphere, I wonder what the electronic synth bug looks like. By the sounds of things, Charles Barth of two-man group Saddles is the latest in a long line of musicians to be infected by the bug. His recently released single, "The Original" features some sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Bassnectar Speaks Up About His Creativity And Gradual Start

    Electronic hippie Bassnectar (Lorin Ashton) is back on the road for his Fall Tour 2012 in support of his recent album Vava Voom. Influenced equally by metal, ambient, psychedelic, and hip-hop, his music defies expectations, and his fanbase reacts passionately. I spoke with Bassnectar about both of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Here Are The Rules for Internet Jukeboxes

    By John Seaborn Gray Used to be you'd have to hit bar after bar until you found just the right jukebox, which promptly became your own personal lair of alcohol consumption. Folks demanded more freedom of choice, however, so many bars have switched over to Internet jukeboxes, where you can download ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    April 17, 2012

    Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars Cover Gin Blossoms

    See also: Cursive at Crescent Ballroom, 2/27/12 (VIDEO) See also: Cursive's Ted Stevens on I Am Gemini, Duality, and Line Up Changes We're big fans of AV Club's Undercover Series, where the Chicago-based pop culture site invites bands into its little round room to cover songs from a list compiled b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    This Week in Music History: June 20 through 26

    Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian Wilson​Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Manny and Lindsay Tripodis, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Manny & Lindsay Tripodis The co-owners of The Rogue Bar want you to come to the Prague CD release party this Saturday, May 14, with additional performances by Snake! Snake! Snakes!, Ladylike and Blue Skies. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Christopher O'Riley on Ultimatums from Nuns, NPR, and the New Radiohead Album

    ​ Christopher O'Riley is a classical musician who creates piano arrangements of modern rock songs. He has released tributes to Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and two Radiohead albums. His latest album, Out of my Hands, features the versions of songs by Nirvana, Portishead, Tears for Fears, The Sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Matt & Kim: Sidewalks

    ​Artist: Matt & KimTitle: SidewalksRelease date: November 2Label: FaderI suppose I should mention up front that I didn't like Tears for Fears in 1985 and I still don't 25 years later, even in a nostalgic sense. So it stands to reason that I have little use for Matt & Kim in 2010.It's not t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Jack White and Conan O'Brien Have Surprise Date Tomorrow

    If there are two people in the entertainment world who know how to get folks talking, it's Jack White and Conan O'Brien. Both are kings of the lost art of the whisper campaign, getting word of mouth buzzing both in real life and virtually whenever they make even the slightest move. While the pair a ... More >>

  • Articles

    April 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Just Announced: Tears for Fears, KMFDM, Lyle Lovett, Ratt

    Our weekly concert announcements are always a bit of a "Wait, those guys are still alive and playing music" shock, but I've never been quite as blindsided as I was seeing Tears For Fears slated to place Tempe Marketplace in July.Yes, Tears for Fears. They're still around. In fact, the British they n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    American Idol Top 8: Scottsdale's Scott MacIntyre Sucks It (Yay For Alliteration!)

    So we here at Up on the Sun are here to make sure you, our dear readers, get the best of Valley culture and music. Ergo, since Scott "Bringing Out My Punk Side Tonight" MacIntyre happens to hail from our great state, we thought we'd check out his performance before moving on the the other contestant ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2008

    The Foxglove Hunt

    Stop Heartbeat
    (Common Wall Media)

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    November 30, 2006


    Press Play
    (Bad Boy)

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004
  • News

    September 11, 2003

    True Believer

    Liberal talk radio host Mike Newcomb finds fertile ground in Arizona

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    Four on the Floor

    Crushed signs seven-album pact, gets abducted by aliens

  • Music

    January 31, 1990

    Sons of Beatles

    Wouldn't you like to be Sgt. Pepper, too?