Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants.
So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories from the week of October 15-19.
By now you've probably grown accustomed to starting every other week with a dispatch from "Chicken Little" himself, Maynard James Keenan. Up on the Sun is proud to feature Keenan's column twice a month, and you folks have responded in a big way to the the winemaker/multimedia artist/musician/actor's musings.
As of Wednesday, October 24, the column will be moving from Monday to Wednesday here on the blog, to correspond with the print edition of Phoenix New Times, which hits stands on Thursdays (Wednesday night if you know where to look). You can can find Keenan's column printed every other week. It should make for an interesting midweek bump, right?
--Jason P. Woodbury
Seven Best Dance Nights in Greater Phoenix: Best of Phoenix 2012
There's no better way to shake off the week and let loose than getting your dance on. Whether it's country, hip-hop, dub step, or something else that get's your feet moving, we've got you covered. Here are 2012's six best dance nights in Phoenix.
Photo by Benjamin Leatherman The Blunt Club
--New Times Staff
One man band basement recordings continue to grow in popularity. Due to its minimalist approach, songwriting is key. Perfume Genius, the moniker of Mike Hadreas records songs about homophobia, pedophilia, and suicide that are strangely warm and therapeutic.
Angel Ceballos Perfume Genius
We caught up with Hadreas to discuss having a video pulled from YouTube, writing songs to connect with struggling gay youths, and how he has overcome his stage fright over the last few years.