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  • OMB, Justin Bieber is Coming to Glendale!

    OMB, Justin Bieber is Coming to Glendale!

    published May 23, 2012

    It looks like Christmas is coming a little early this year. Justin Bieber will be kicking off his just-announced North American headlining tour in the Valley. OMB! Biebs will be stealing the hearts... More >>

  • Flier of the Week: The Regal Octopus Show

    published May 23, 2012

    The Regal Octopus Show is coming up this weekend. Between the monocle on the "fedorable" cigar-smoking mustachioed octopus that looks wise beyond his years and the design of a traditional movie poster... More >>

  • Three Reasons to See Smokey Robinson This Weekend

    published May 22, 2012

    It's not everyday that we get to check out a concert put on by one of the greats from our parents' era.I'm proud to say that my dad brought me up listening to music from his early years. My first thre... More >>

  • Incoming: Chick Corea, Shockwave 2012, Dionne Warwick

    published May 21, 2012

    See also: Up on the Sun's interview with Chick CoreaOne of America's jazz great and Grammy Award-winner, Chick Corea, is coming to town. The jazz legend has played alongside people like Miles Davis, b... More >>

  • Tumblr of the Week: The Hood Internet

    published May 18, 2012

    See also: Isaiah Toothtaker Discusses the Hood Internet-Produced Tooth Wavy It's been tough for us to stop spinning Toothy Wavy, the collaboration among Tucson-based Isaiah Toothtaker, Max B, and The... More >>

  • Flier of the Week: Snake! Snake! Snakes!

    published May 16, 2012

    With temperatures rising well over 100 degrees on the regular, it's easy to understand why Phoenix-based indie rock band Snake! Snake! Snakes! is longing for the relaxing vibes of some coastal region.... More >>

  • Coachella 2013 Presale: Change Is A-Comin'

    Coachella 2013 Presale: Change Is A-Comin'

    published May 15, 2012

    Last year's ticket sales for Coachella were a complete clusterfuck. This year, the good people of Goldenvoice are enstating some interesting changes, both for the better and for the worse, depending o... More >>

  • Incoming: Sean Paul, Talib Kweli, Ravi Shankar

    published May 14, 2012

    In the early 2000s, Sean Paul's dutty rock dominated the airwaves and party playlists all over the world. Sean Paul is making somewhat of a comeback with a new album that nobody knew was released this... More >>

  • Five Reasons We're Excited to See Roger Waters -- Again

    published May 11, 2012

    We reviewed Roger Waters' show last time he was in town, and he blew us away. As Perez Hilton would say, that concert was "amaze-balls." Waters has been on tour for over a year and a half, and the ma... More >>

  • Born This Way: Five Gay Songs in Honor of Obama's Support

    published May 10, 2012

    On Wednesday, President Obama affirmed his support of same-sex marriage in the United States, a position that's evolved over the past couple of years. He's still making plenty of room for the states r... More >>

  • Flier of the Week: Rough Tough Dynamite

    published May 09, 2012

    Bet you didn't expect to look at The Atlantic's site yesterday and read an article about how LOLcats are making you smarter, did you?If the Internet is good for anything other than spyware and porn, i... More >>

  • Tumblr of the Week: Bon Iver Erotic Stories

    published May 08, 2012

    It felt like kind of a big deal when indie soft-rocker Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) won a Grammy Award. But that's nothing compared to his status as the world's unlikeliest sex symbol. I mean, have you ev... More >>

  • Incoming: Foxy Shazam, The Bouncing Souls, Carrie Underwood

    published May 07, 2012

    You one of those people who sits around bemoaning the fact that "rock 'n' roll has, like, totally lost its spark, man?" Well, allow us to introduce you to theatrical rockers Foxy Shazam. Entertaining ... More >>

  • Deer Tick's John McCauley on Hanging Out With Brian Williams While Hungover

    Deer Tick's John McCauley on Hanging Out With Brian Williams While Hungover

    published May 02, 2012

    Alt-country stumblers Deer Tick know how to keep up the pace. Songwriter John McCauley started the band in 2004. Since then, it's morphed from a solo project into a full-fledged rock 'n' roll machine,... More >>

  • Incoming: The Black Keys, El-P, Sharon Van Etten

    published Apr 30, 2012

    Blues-rock masters The Black Keys have been on top of the world lately. They've toured the globe, sold out Madison Square Garden twice, and headlined every music festival under the sun (including this... More >>

  • Say Anything's Max Bemis on His "Inherently Disturbing and Weird" Lyrics

    published Apr 30, 2012

    Max Bemis of Say Anything is one hell of a frontman. He's been through a lot emotionally, and his lyrics certainly prove it. But over the years, and over the course of releasing several records, Max a... More >>

  • Tumblr of the Week: I Love the '90s

    published Apr 27, 2012

    See also: Should We Feel Bad About '90s Nostalgia?We figured we'd keep our nostalgic '90s kick going by bringing you some more of the best music you thought you had forgotten but will always remember.... More >>

  • Flier of the Week: Filthy Still

    published Apr 25, 2012

    Providence, Rhode Island, combo Filthy Still plays a messy, busy, thoroughly enjoyable mix of punk, bluegrass, and country rock -- and this busy, crazy flier courtesy of Evil Donkey reflects the ... More >>

  • Incoming: The Jacksons, Rush, The Temptations

    published Apr 24, 2012

    If there will ever be another hologram worth talking about this year, it'll be Michael Jackson on this year's Unity Tour. The Jacksons are hitting the road for their first tour together in nearly 30 y... More >>

  • Feist and Timber Timbre, Orpheum Theatre, 4/22/12

    Feist and Timber Timbre, Orpheum Theatre, 4/22/12

    published Apr 23, 2012

    Feist and Timber Timbre Sunday, April 22, 2012 Orpheum Theatre Last night's Feist show was excellent. Leslie alternated between beautiful whispers and melodic shouts. She delivered every note with a... More >>

  • Florence + the Machine, Comerica Theatre, 4/20/12

    Florence + the Machine, Comerica Theatre, 4/20/12

    published Apr 21, 2012

    Florence + the Machine Friday, April 20, 2012 Comerica Theatre When I streamed the band's Coachella performance last weekend so I could get an idea of what to expect when they came to Phoenix, I thou... More >>

  • Flier of the Week: Punk Indie Rock Wave Covers Night

    published Apr 19, 2012

    Dfactor and friends will be throwing down for a night of punk covers. The flier looks like it could have come straight out of the mid-to-late '70s, with kind of a New Wave meets punk rock vibe. And th... More >>

  • Incoming: Kottonmouth Kings, Caifanes, Collective Soul

    published Apr 18, 2012

    Kottonmouth Kings are almost as serious about their music as they are about getting high. And you can expect plenty of music and smoke at Marquee Theatre in May to wrap up their tour. That's right, th... More >>

  • The Future of Holograms at Concerts

    published Apr 17, 2012

    See also: Coachella: The Best of Sunday, April 15Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg closed out weekend one of Coachella with a performance that was unquestionably legen-- wait for it --dary. While both rappers an... More >>

  • Five Songs We Would Have Loved to Hear Eddie Vedder Play Tonight

    published Apr 13, 2012

    With a voice that has withstood the test of time (20 years of rock and roll to be exact), Eddie Vedder is still one of the greatest singers of our day. One thing we particularly love about him is his ... More >>

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