Up on the Sun: The Podcast, with Landmine Marathon, Hot Snakes, Lee Fields, and More

Welcome to Up on the Sun: The Podcast's second episode.

In this week's installment, we speak with Phoenix-based metal band Landmine Marathon about being handpicked by Metallica to play the Orion Music and More Festival in New Jersey, and hear a brand new tune from the band's upcoming EP "Bastard Child."

We also listen to tunes from rockers Hot Snakes, hardcore legends Bad Brains, a country classic from Kris Kristofferson, spacey hip-hop soul from THEESatisfaction, string-laden soul from Lee Fields and the Expressions, and a power-pop rocker from Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo (listen for those Nels Cline-guitar bits, too).

What you're hearing: We the People, "Function Underground," Hot Snakes, "Automatic Midnight," Bad Brains, "I," Steve Moore and Majeure, "Null Space," Landmine Marathon, "Cutting Flesh and Bone," "Bastard Child," Kris Kristofferson, "Border Lord," Scientist, "Dark Side," Lee Fields and The Expressions, "Walk on Thru That Door," THEESatisfaction, "Enchantruss," and Lee Ranaldo, "Off the Wall"

Where to hear it:

H.R. (of Bad Brains) is scheduled to perform tonight at Sail Inn in Tempe.

Kris Kristoffferson is scheduled to perform tonight at Celebrity Theatre.

Hot Snakes are scheduled to perform Wednesday, March 28 at Crescent Ballroom.

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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.