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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>