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Happy Independence Day (We'll Be Back Tomorrow)

Happy Independence Day, Up on the Sun readers.

Check out our review of last night's '90s nostalgia-festival Summerland (featuring Gin Blossoms, Lit, Sugar Ray, Marcy's Playground, and Everclear), then hit the pool, drink some cold American beers (or one of these), eat whatever the hell you want to eat, and watch the fireworks.

We'll be doing the same. See you bright and early tomorrow morning.

Please enjoy this soulful version of Woody Guthrie's "alternative national anthem," "This Land is Your Land."

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.