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Blog Housekeeping:, Local Mp3s, Sun Sessions, Twitter

Dear and Beloved Readers,

It's been a few months since we had one of these little blog update posts, so I've got all sorts of Up on the Sun news to share with you. First, I'm happy to alert you to our new re-directing web address. Starting this afternoon takes you right here to Up on the Sun. If you're like me, you enjoy punching in a quick and easy URL for any site you visit frequently, and now you have one. Again, that's p-h-x-m-u-s-i-c-d-o-t-c-o-m.

Local Mp3s: We're going to be making more of an effort to hook readers up with local Mp3s. If you hear a great local song, let us know and we'll talk to the band. If your band is planning a CD release party, send us a standout track and we'll try to put it up with a little promo for your show.

The Sun Sessions: I'm not sure if you've seen it, but we have a cool new series called The Sun Sessions where we have local bands play an acoustic cover of a national act that's coming through town. So far we've been very happy with the acts we're getting, but I wanted to extend an open invitation to any other bands out there. Do you have a cool cover idea? Let us know.

Twitter: Phoenix New Times is all about the Twitter right now. Follow the paper's official account here or me here. Last night we had our first Tweetup, a Zaireeka listening party at Yucca Tap Room and it was a great time for all who showed, so you'll want to be in on the next time we do one. By the way, a big thanks to the Yucca's Rodney Hu: What other bar owner in town would be cool enough to let us play an experimental noise rock record over the house system during happy hour?

Anyway, thanks for reading guys.


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Martin Cizmar
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