Wayne's World

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Best of Phoenix 2014: Rock 'n Roll High School

    Once upon a time, there was a city. It was not the largest city, or the smallest. It was not the richest or the poorest. But this city had a reputation, nonetheless. It was known throughout the land as dry and inhospitable -- heated to unimaginable temperatures for several months of the year, ruled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    25 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix in August

    We're officially hip deep into the time of year that's officially know as the dog days of summer, which -- if you're not familiar with the term -- refers to the most sweltering period of the season. But while the weather might be keeping your ass glued to the couch, it's not stopping chart-topping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    6 Songs That Evoke Movie Scenes

    Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. Biweekly, he shares stories of great music and whacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always-zany music biz. When you are a music geek like I am, you are constantly aware of the music that's playin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Nine Rock Classics You Love... That I Never Want to Hear Again

    A few weeks ago, in a little ditty called Five Signs That You Might Be a Music Junkie, I mentioned that I never deliberately listen to the same song more than once a day. That's right, no "play it again, Sam" for this geek. (Note: That quote is from Casablanca you little shit; if you didn't know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The 17 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

    I'm almost a little bummed that the world didn't end on December 21. No War of the Worlds or 2012 scenes became a reality, although I was so sure that the only reason gas prices were down was because all the rich people were holed up in their submarines, burrowed into the Alps like a goddamn modern- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Erick Biez, What Are You Listening To?

    Erick Biez The local comedian performs on the Stand Up Live Comedy Gold Showcase featuring Jeff Dye on Wednesday, June 27. For more info, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? No radio, not now, not ever. I'm actually on a huge pod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    See Alice Cooper's Dark Shadows Costume at the Musical Instrument Museum

    See also: Musical Instrument Museum Debuts "I Am AZ Music" Exhibit See also: Alice Cooper: No More Mr. Bad Guy When Alice Cooper, Phoenix's resident lord of the underworld/radio personality/Christian activist, pops up in the Tim Burton new flick, Dark Shadows, what he's wearing should look mighty f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: This Is The Coop​From hip-hop to rock and everything in between, we sure do have a mighty big collection of musical talent that hails from Phoenix.One of our most notable local musicians is the king of shock rock, Alice Cooper. We may know him as a radio DJ, celebrity golfer, and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Metal Goes Pop: Five Examples of Doing It Right

    ​Yesterday our compatriots at Country Grind announced that heavy rockers Torche and Part Chimp will team for upcoming Chunklet-issued 12-inch record that finds Torche covering legendary lo-fi rockers Guided By Voices. Torche have always been a metal band unafraid to embrace big pop sounds, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2011

    The Ryche Last Night at Club Red

    ​Queensryche wasn't in town last night, but for their fans, what went down at Club Red had to be the very definition of "next best thing." Following an introduction by Queensryche singer Geoff Tate, in town to pimp his Insania Wine, the Ryche took the stage.Arguably the premier Queensryche tribute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Five Solid Music Moments from SNL (With Video)

    ​From the Blues Brothers to Steve Martin playing King Tut, legendary musical moments are part of what make Saturday Night Live more than just another comedy show.SNL still holds its own sometimes but it was at its prime a few decades ago when it was lot edgier. Edginess is an, ahem, double-edged s ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2001

    Hangover and Out

    As odd as it sounds, Mickey's food isn't trailer park enough