Last week, a couple of so-called indie bands released music videos that featured quirky blonde actresses. Michelle Williams traveled to Niagara Falls Wild Nothing's "Paradise" and The Girl Next Door Elisha Cuthbert imagines herself in a movie in The Gaslight Anthem's video for "Here Comes My Man." B ... More >>
Saturday, May 19
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J. Spaceman didn't say a word to the crowd. No small talk, no nervous chatter. Wearing a white tee and white jeans, ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week.
Here are links to those posts.
What inspired Pickster One, Z-Trip, and LL Cool J's "Super Baller"?
What five singers should team up with Queen in ... More >>
Admit it, you don't know much about The Jesus and Mary Chain beyond puzzling over what Bill Murray whispered to Scarlett Johansson at the end of Lost in Translation.
It's okay, you're not alone. Jedidiah Foster, the singer and guitarist of The Bittersweet Way introduced his bandmates to The ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: The Eastside Jets, Muddy Moneys, Yus, and Westley AllenIf you're into scuzzy rock 'n' roll in this town, you know Westley Allen -- either from his time onstage with The Plainfield Butchers, his gig behind the bar at Time Out Lounge, or as the host of Erratic! Radio o ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian WilsonMusic 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 >>
Lydo LeYuki Chikudate of Asobi SeksuAsobi Seksu
March 13, 2011
I'm greatly fascinated by Dreampop/Shoegaze bands.You know, the typical reverb-drowned vocals, and ear-shattering distortion running through the guitars.I'm fairly certain the best indication of a good shoegaze concert h ... More >>
Lisa SavidgeArtist: Lisa SavidgeTitle: Lisa SavidgeBasics. Lisa Savidge. Nah, I'm just messing with you. Phoenix shoegaze/post rock/post punk quintet Lisa Savidge marks a first for YAFI -- an album that comes out within a day of getting the YAFI treatment. There's been plenty of healthy h ... More >>
One of the touchstones of the short-lived-but-fondly-remembered shoegaze movement, Ride's debut album, Nowhere, has been given the deluxe 20th anniversary treatment for re-release with a bonus live disc on Rhino Handmade. Along with My Bloody Valentine's classic, Loveless, Ride's remarkable b ... More >>
"If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it . . ."
-- Wm. Shakespeare
I recently received some bad news regarding a diagnosis. It's never easy to hear someone (especially an expert in his field) tell you that you have a serious problem, and it certainly wasn't easy this t ... More >>
The flag of Scotland
What is it about Scotland that makes the country of just more than 5 million people produce far more than its fair share of great pop music artists?
Consider the following sample list: Simple Minds, Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Big Country, Altered Images, The Bluebells, The Je ... More >>