Valley Fever has become a Phoenix Country Music institution, thanks to DJs Dana Armstrong and Johnny Volume. I heard of the Yucca Tap Room ritual by way of Tony Martinez after interviewing him before his farewell show at Valley Fever, when he talked excitedly about how important those Sunday nights ... More >>
Country music queen Jessi Colter is both outspoken and well spoken. The esteemed chanteuse and Arizona native, widely considered to be one of the grand dames of the genre, speaks quite eloquently and loquaciously of both of her storied 43-year career in country music and her many experiences along t ... More >>
Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail email@example.com. Miss a question? Go here.It's no secret there's a connection between food ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Sunday, June 17: The Kirkwoods @ Musical Instrument Museum It's not every father that gets to share a sta ... More >>
Like The Beatles, Johnny Cash is a risky musician to cover. Do you stay true to the Man In Black's style, or do you put your own twist on his songs? The Tommy Ash Band made the bold choice to put their own spin on "Folsom Prison Blues." The Tommy Ash band approaches "Folsom Prison Blues" with a soul ... More >>
It's safe to say there has been some fairly disheartening news about our state in the last few years. For all of the racial and political tension we've seen, there are still certain kinds of people that remain optimistic our future. The artistic community, for one, thinks there's room to recover. ... More >>
Folks, it's just a few days more until that jolly old elf slides down your chimneys, so we at Up On the Sun have been loading you up with a ton o' tunes to get you through the season. For instance: Are you in a grinchy mood? Check out our recent run-through of eight classic un-Christmas songs. B ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWeezer singer Rivers Cuomo: Born 41 years ago today.Music 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. Here's "This ... More >>
Original outlaw country woman Jessi ColterJessi Colter is a woman full of surprises. She's most famous for her work on albums like Wanted! The Outlaws featuring her late husband Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Tompall Glaser. But she's also maintained a highly successful solo career, and at t ... More >>
Grab a Stetson and your autograph pad: The AZ Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame is holding a benefit concert on September 6 at Handlebar J in Scottsdale, a great little honky-tonky type bar just north Shea and Scottsdale Roads. Heard of the institution we lovingly know by it's overly-compl ... More >>
Ikonoklast is scheduled to perform on Saturday at Chasers Bar & Nightclub in Scottsdale. From BBW bathing beauties and bizarre behavior to outdoor punk shows and indoor disco dancefests, our weekly roundup of inexpensive events happening from tonight until Sunday has it all. Read on for a rund ... More >>
Though she sometimes strives for demure in promo shots, Michelle Branch ain't no Tori Amos -- at least I've never seen Tori look like this -- making her an interesting choice for an all-woman music festival. But it's Branch who's slated to headline the Chicks with Picks Music Festival in Tempe later ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaWillie Nelson on stage at Dodge Theatre If I didn't know better, I'd suspect country music legends entered in to an informal tontine some time in the mid-60s, pledging to play each other's best songs after the others had passed, all the way down to the last man standing. Depending on w ... More >>
Outlaw caught on tape
A Hall of Fame is born
Let's Put the O Back Into Country
Blood of the Ram
The Rhythm Room
Handlebar-J Restaurant and Saloon
The record industry thinks I'm a criminal. Here's the evidence.
Waylon Jennings' widow and youngest son say goodbye to a sad year -- with rock stars. In Phoenix!
Waylon Jennings bucked the Nashville system, and became a legend in the process
Billy Joe Shaver has a stunning new album in stores. But he can't enjoy it.
The Gift (Will), You can Count on Me (Artemis/E-Squared), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Mercury)
An archival concert collection finds Waylon Jennings very much at home in the Valley
A new millennium in Phoenix, where the motorist in the next lane is your auld acquaintance
Where were you when the lights didn't go out? All the dangers of Celebration 2000 that Phoenix shut-ins sat out.
At least nobody's demanding Geritol or Depends
Flathead turns upside-down technique into a winning hybrid of raw country and roadhouse