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    November 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Serge Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life and Seven More Music Flicks That Don't Suck

    A scene from A Heroic Life​I didn't make it out to the French pop spectacular at FilmBar on Saturday night, but the pics posted on Facebook got me super-pumped to catch Serge Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life. Non-documentary or concert films are tough to pull off (those are, too) but when a movie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Locals ROAR do Daytrotter Session

    Johnnie Cluney for Daytrotter​Daytrotter, the taste-making blog featuring performances by up-and-coming acts, is offering a leg up to another Phoenix act.ROAR, the new project by Asleep in the Sea singer Owen Evans, did four tracks for the site, scoring one of their signature portraits and a pleas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Top Ten of 2009: Jason P. Woodbury

    Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Jason P. Woodbury, a New Times contributor, a staff writer at Tiny Mix ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007
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    November 9, 2006

    Joanna Newsom

    (Drag City/Caroline)

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    January 5, 2006

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were, shall we say, underserved by the media but are more than worthy of your money and close attention

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    The Thrills

    Let's Bottle Bohemia

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Cactus Flower

    Known as much for her multiple sclerosis as for her songwriting gift, Victoria Williams finds Water to Drink under the wild desert sun

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Winter Hawks

    Athens, Georgia's Elf Power takes a slightly dark turn with its latest

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    A Brand-New Case

    With the New Wave Plimsouls (and Plimsouls reunion) behind him, Peter Case is returning to his folk roots

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    The Forever Frown

    More than 30 years later, Smile remains the subject of so much mystery

  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    Cracked Actor

    With new album, Vic Chesnutt moves from lonely troubadour to pop-art master

  • Music

    July 2, 1998
  • Music

    January 1, 1998

    Critics' Choice

    A year-end recap of the albums that made it worthwhile to own a stereo in 1997

  • Music

    May 8, 1997