Tesla (Band)

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Eight Metal Bands That Killed It at Rock on the Range; See Three in Phoenix Soon

    Founded in 2007, Columbus, Ohio's Rock on the Range has become one of heavy metal's largest events, and every year, it just gets bigger and better. As Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach said in an interview: "As far as rock festivals in America go, Rock on the Range in No. 1 in my book. Straight f****n e ... More >>

  • Music

    May 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Brian Teasley of Man or Astro-Man? on Sci-Fi Shtick and That "Crazy" Eastside Records Gig

    Like certain cosmological phenomena streaking through the infinite heavens above, a chance to see Man of Astro-man? pulling a live gig in Phoenix is a rare occurance. It wasn't always that way; the science fiction-obsessed surf-rock space oddities used to set course for renowned local rock bars like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best of Coachella 2013 Week Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, a.k.a. all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the Tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant fluor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    MC Magic: The Pima County Fair Is About to Bring the Fairgrounds to Life

    There's definitely something special about carnival rides and deep-fried foods that brings out the inner kid in all of us. I still remember living near 19th Avenue and Grant in Phoenix, about three miles south of the Arizona State Fairgrounds, and during that cool time of the year I would walk to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Coachella's "Bloom" Video: WTF Does it Mean?

    Yesterday afternoon, the home page of the Coachella website changed to a video called "Bloom," which shows plants and art exhibits sprouting from the ground. Some look pretty creepy--did those worm/slug things 30 seconds into the video really just form a structure? At least the rest are fairly cute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Rocktober's Metal Picks: Bloody Art, New Gwar Guitarist, Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem Trailer

    If there's one month that you can count on to be on metal's side, it's October. We're allowed to adorn our residences with skulls, fake blood, and motion-sensor demons without being judged. Hell, we are also allowed to indulge in an array of freaky, horrific activities, orchestrated by record compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    The Best Metal Songs for Football

    Hang on guys, here's something you won't believe: Phil Anselmo of Pantera/Down is mad about something. But it's not the sort of thing we're used to him being mad about. As you're no doubt aware, with the weather beginning to act like it might cool down, college campuses swelling with textbook-toti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Incoming: Donavon Frankenreiter, Ted Nugent, Rusted Root

    ​Guitarist Donavon Frankenreiter shares more than just a surfy, breezy acoustic sound with Jack Johnson. He worked with Johnson's label, Brushfire Records before signing to alt-country label Lost Highway. He split from them, too, starting his own label, Liquid Tambourine, to freely take his surf's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Steel Panther's Balls Out Delayed: Eight Albums to Rock The Family Jewels While You Wait

    ​If you're one of the Steel Panther fans anxiously awaiting the band's new record, Balls Out, well, you're just going to have to wait a little longer. The band announced on its website yesterday that the record has been pushed from its original release date of October 18 to October 31. Practi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    White Stripes' Most Endearing Moments

    The White Stripes: Oh-so-sweet. (We will miss you Jack and Meg!)​Let's face it. The White Stripes is was a band that without question defined music for this generation. Whether you liked them or not (and most everyone did, at one time or other) they were constantly in the news, challenging convent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Scorpions at the Dodge Theatre on 7/27/2010

    Scorpions​Scorpions Dodge Theatre July 27, 2010 If you've heard any of the Scorpions new material, you know that it's pretty terrible. I don't just mean, "Man, I really don't like this." I mean, terrible. Given that their old stuff is solid (and even maybe "great" to someone who enjoys hair metal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Incoming: John Mayer, Cake, Asia, Scorpions, Slightly Stoopid

    "I called my penis what? Why would I tell that to a reporter?"​Up on the Sun contributor/club guru Benjamin Leatherman couldn't have said it better in regards to this week's announcements "Shit week for announcements."There is hope, however, in this meager group. That hope rests on the strong come ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010

    Jailhouse Butt Rock

    Band fuses The King with the ‘80s

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Hope and Healing

    The Valley remembers 9-11 with a host of memorials and benefits