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2008 Stories by Michael Lopez

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  • Caecelia

    published December 25, 2008

    With its two final out-of-town members making the big move from Flagstaff to Phoenix, Caecelia is ready to unleash its unique brand of... More >>

  • Jerry Riopelle

    published December 25, 2008

    How do you want to spend your New Year's "Rockin'" Eve? At home, sitting on the couch watching Ryan Seacrest struggle to host another bloated... More >>

  • Peachcake

    published December 18, 2008

    Wading through the horde of indie pop coming out of Carefree/Cave Creek is no easy task. Well, maybe it's a little easier than expected, thanks to... More >>

  • Authority Zero

    published December 18, 2008

    Live shows by touring bands are quite a rarity so close to the holidays. Musicians are people, too, and they would rather return to their... More >>

  • Yeasayer

    published November 20, 2008

    We've all been to that show at least once. You know, the show where the opening act far outperforms the headliner, making you wish the opener got... More >>

  • Ladyhawke

    published November 13, 2008

    It is difficult to maintain momentum over the course of 13 songs, yet New Zealand's Pip Brown — better known as Ladyhawke — is... More >>

  • Danielson

    published November 13, 2008

    It took Daniel Smith, the man behind Danielson, a sudden realization while attending Rutgers University to help him embrace his childhood and live... More >>

  • Electric Six

    published November 6, 2008

    Writing a song that paints a picture of a fire in a Taco Bell is no easy task, yet Detroit's Electric Six laughs at such a notion. The band's... More >>

  • The Kings of Hip-hop/Punk

    published October 30, 2008

    Hip hop punk rockers the Kottonmouth Kings, fresh from their performance at this year’s Edgefest, return to the Valley to entertain with a... More >>

  • Secret Machines

    published October 30, 2008

    Boasting a new guitar player and radio-friendly appeal, the Secret Machines' third full-length meanders through the band's trademark shoegaze... More >>

  • Kottonmouth Kings

    published October 30, 2008

    Hip-hop punk rockers Kottonmouth Kings, fresh from their performance at this year's Edgefest, return to the Valley with a show that is sure to be... More >>

  • For Coolio, Naughty by Nature, and Tone Loc, the View Looked Better From the Top

    published October 23, 2008

    This year's Arizona State Fair has an Old School Jam, featuring Naughty By Nature, Tone Loc, Coolio, Young MC, Klymaxx, Club Nouveau, and Timex... More >>

  • The Acorn, & The Shaky Hands

    published October 23, 2008

    Harmonious Ottawa indie rockers The Acorn bring their folk-minded sound to the Valley this Saturday. Along with them will be Portland hipsters The... More >>

  • For Coolio, Naughty by Nature, and Tone Loc, the View Looked Better From the Top

    published October 23, 2008

    This year's Arizona State Fair has an Old School Jam, featuring Naughty By Nature, Tone Loc, Coolio, Young MC, Klymaxx, Club Nouveau, and Timex... More >>

  • Facing New York

    published October 16, 2008

    Facing New York is a band that easily defies pigeonholing. Their brand of heavy-handed melodies infused with a jazz-like swagger is remarkable... More >>

  • Weezer Frontman Rivers Cuomo Seeks Soul Mate

    published October 16, 2008

    Hey all, SWM looking for some fun and possibly a LTR. Figured I would come on here and try this, as recent career success has made me famous... More >>

  • Cold War Kids

    published October 9, 2008

    Fresh on the heels of 2006's Robbers & Cowards, the debut album that featured the radio darling "Hang Me Out to Dry," Long Beach-based Cold... More >>

  • The Stills, & We Are Scientists

    published October 9, 2008

    Taking a break from their larger pavilion/ballroom tour with Nashville rock mainstays Kings of Leon, tourmates The Stills and We Are Scientists... More >>

  • Starfucker

    published October 2, 2008

    The band's name is crass, and song titles like "Myke Ptyson" and "Iaadeedaa" hardly help bolster any early confidence in liking them, but... More >>

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