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The Beatles

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Here Are Five Songs at the Bottom of the Charts When the Beatles Made History

    In case you haven't noticed, since Oct. 6, 2012 (the 50th anniversary of the release of "Love Me Do"), we've been on a half-century celebration cycle in which we are scheduled to relive every Beatles innovation, every release of the Beatles' landmark career in real time, right until the inevitable 5 ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    The 9 Things You Do In Rock and Roll Heaven

    Like most American children, I was indoctrinated into the Christian tribe. In case you somehow aren't familiar with the mythology, one of the main ideas is that if you do what the book says, you'll go to a place called heaven. Now, the book doesn't lay it out very clearly, so my God-fearing mother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    A Beatles Refresher Course for Pups and Middle-Aged Rookies

    The Beatles are the greatest band to ever hit this planet. You may have heard that. But how much do you really know? What I have found over the years, both in the record store and while conversing with my friends, is that most people recognize the Beatles brilliance, but their actual familiarit ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    March 21, 2013
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    January 3, 2013

    Fiscal Cliff: The Up on the Sun Playlist for Your Financial Woes

    If you're not a thumbsucking moron who only cares about which overzealous rapper impregnated which leg-spreading reality star, you might've heard of this thing called the "fiscal cliff." If not, lemme just clue you in via economist Paul Craig Roberts: "The fiscal cliff is automatic spending cuts an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Four Must-See Shows This Weekend (And One Psychedelic Movie)

    Saturday, May 19: Yellow Submarine @ AMC Desert Ridge The actual Beatles don't actually show up in the 1968 animated flick Yellow Submarine (not until the end at least, and that's not John, Paul, George, and Ringo providing voices), but don't let that dissuade you from taking in a special noontime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Take Cover: Dry River Yacht Club Covers The Beatles

    The Beatles are a tricky band to cover, but local gypsy rockers Dry River Yacht Club were up for the task. The group learned Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band for Cover the Crescent and played the songs as close to the original versions as possible. "Every time I've heard a Beatles cover where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Sam Means Releases Beatles Cover; New Album on April 21

    Covering The Beatles is tough. Not only to you have to contend with tackling some of the greatest songs in the pop catalog, but you also have to deal with the fact that nearly every Beatles song has been covered to death. It helps to have effortless charm on your side though, and former-Format memb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    How Cover Nights Can Create Local Music Fans

    ​Some people get stuck in ruts. My dad, for example, has been listening to the same 300 songs for the past four decades (let us take a moment to remind you of Nothing Not New, where our own Jay Bennett gave up all his favorites and listened to nothing but new releases for a whole year). But back t ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
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    December 13, 2011

    Five Holiday Gifts For Your Mom

    ​​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. Here's some suggestions for the ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    September 1, 2011

    Blow My Whistle: Best Songs With Whistling

    ​With August behind us, we are inching closer to the sold-out Foster the People show going down at The Venue Scottsdale on Tuesday, September 13. When the band's single "Pumped Up Kicks" came out, the dreamy synth pop sound washed over us like a wave of euphoria, even if we didn't catch the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    10 Anti-Religious Songs That May Be Inappropriate for Easter Dinner

    Andres SerranoPiss Christ​Happy Easter, you degenerate rock 'n' roll fans. Most of you listeners of the devil's music probably only know Easter as the one major holiday that does nothing to shorten the workweek. But, there actually is reason for the holy day. In case you didn't know, Easter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Five Beatles B-Sides That Foreshadow Entire Genres of Rock Music (with Video)

    The Beatles: Unquestionably the most influential rock band of all time.​Today The Beatles and the company formerly known as Apple Computer Inc. struck a deal resulting in the release of the band's music on iTunes for the first time.The band's entire output -- 12 studio albums with 193 tracks from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Flier of the Week: The Beatles (Sort of) at The Rogue Bar

    Rico HomindaThe Beatles at The Rogue Bar​Don't freak out when you see this flier: sadly, The Beatles are not magically reforming to perform at Scottsdale's The Rogue Bar this weekend. What is exciting, though, is that every single band on the bill for the Saturday, November 6 show is playing all-B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    10 Album Covers That Have Been Banned [NSFW]

    ​A few weeks ago Kanye West announced on his Twitter page that the original artwork for his upcoming album My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy had been banned here in the US.Technically, the artwork wasn't banned. Instead Kanye's record label, strongly suggested that the album artwork be replaced f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    John Lennon's Birthday Events Planned for Musical Instrument Museum

    ​John Lennon's 70th birthday would have been October 9 and Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum has planned events to mark the occasion.The museum houses the Steinway Lennon used to "Imagine" -- not the fancy white grand piano people remember, but a more modest brown Steinway pictured right -- whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    The Beatles as Zombies on the Silver Screen -- This is Really Happening

    The graphic novel featuring zombie Beatles is about to be turned into a film.​According to one of our favorite British music blogs, NME, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher have bought the rights to a graphic novel, titled Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion. The book depicts the Beatles as z ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Ranking The Beatles: 40 Years Later

    ​This week marks 40 years since the release of Let It Be, the 12th and final studio album produced by The Beatles. A lot has happened in almost a half-century, but the music of the Fab Four is standing the test of time and John, Paul, George and Ringo are just as popular now as they were in May 19 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    'American Idol' Teaches Us More About the Contestants, and the Show Is Not Boring for the First Time

    This teddy bear was the star of the night​Tuesday night was Beatles night on American Idol, and with no guest mentor, viewers were lucky enough to see clips of the contestants talking about each other, and real personalities were shown for the first time ever this season.And, everyone's also lucky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    John Lennon Wanna-bes Sought By Paradise Valley Community College

    Do you both look and sound like the gentleman who's second from left? ​Yesterday, Michael Lopez informed y'all about a program for Valley bands to tour the land of the Orient for free. Here's another rather unique opportunity for local musicians: If you're a bloke who looks and sounds like t ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009
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    July 22, 2009

    Coming Soon: Beatallica's Second

    Between them, The Beatles and Metallica have probably sold something like 5% of all records ever manufactered. So I was pretty excited to hear the sophomore record from Beatles/Metallica mashup band, Beatallica. The Masterful Mystery Tour, slated for release August 2, takes it's name from Metallica' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Billy Joel and Elton John Show Lacks Special Moments

    Luke Holwerda In 1994, when Billy Joel and Elton John first took the stage together in Philadelphia, it was quite a novelty. Two piano-playing singer-songwriters -- who've each sold more than 100 million records on their own -- together in concert! Wowza!Five tours and 15 years later, the newness is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Local Beatles Tribute Band Will Re-Enact Beatles' Final Concert

    Were you too young to see the final Beatles concert 40 years ago or, perhaps, you simply missed it? It did take place in London, after all. Well, don't fret. Arizona Beatles tribute band AZ Beats will re-create the legendary band's final performance, which took place in London on Jan. 30, 1969. Th ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Flower Power Blooms Eternal

    But put your shirt back on

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    The Dating Game

    Number of the beat

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    The Kids Are Alright

    Classic rock lives on in the hands of youngsters the Redwalls

  • Music

    August 11, 2005
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    November 25, 2004

    The Beatles

    The Capitol Albums Vol. 1
    (Capitol)

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Beatles

    Let It Be . . . Naked (Capitol)

  • Music

    December 6, 2001

    Dark Horse

    Though defined by the Beatles, George Harrison's greatest musical breakthroughs were very much his own

  • Music

    May 10, 2001
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    December 28, 2000

    Still Fab After All These Years

    A spiffed-up Hard Day's Night continues to dazzle, with its jump cuts, slow motion and sped-up Beatles antics

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    The Beatles Anthology

    The Beatles (Chronicle Books)

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Baby, Get Back

    'Autobiography' and bootleg box prove that when it comes to the Beatles, you can never just let it be

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Instrumental Asylum

    Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? You'll do a double take now that CMH Records has given your '80s favorites a second look.

  • News

    September 16, 1999

    Sub-mission

    After 30 years, Apple finally does Yellow Submarine right

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    Beatles for Cels

    With the resurfacing of Yellow Submarine, can the rerelease of the original Beatles cartoons be far behind?

  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Mind Games

    Four-CD Lennon Anthology leans too heavily on inferior versions of familiar tunes

  • 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?

  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    Chain Saw of Fools

    Where do Wendy and Rob rate among rock's most marginal contributors?

  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    Paul's Rocky Revival

    With new book and home video, Paul McCartney tries to get in the last word on his fab past

  • Music

    May 9, 1996
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    December 15, 1994
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    April 20, 1994
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    January 12, 1994
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