Every Wednesday is Heritage Hump Day! That's because every Wednesday from now to the end of the year or before someone really big stops us, Heritage Hump Records (a temporary subsidiary of Onus Records) and New Times will be bringing you a limited edition collector's item of a much beloved Phoenix band that walked the scorched earth of Arizona before the year 2000 A.D. We will honor that band with a commemorative digital single that you, the digital public, will have only seven days to download to your computers and smart phones before this single gets marked up to an exorbitant price as determined by the mp3 collector community. When that happens, a new Heritage Hump subject will be chosen and the free-for-a-limited-time-only cycle begins anew.
Marc Norman is one of Tempe's most enduring natural resources. Admit it; he's always been here for you as far back as you can remember, fronting bands ranging from Cottonmouth to Sledville to Ghetto Cowgirl to Narc Morman to Marc Norman and the Saboteurs of Musical Integrity to Velvet Elvis. Marc Norman's always had a gig going on somewhere and if he were ever to move his enthusiasm over to another province like Brooklyn or Seattle, you'd be crestfallen.More »