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It's hard not to think HEALTH is more mechanized than Kraftwerk ever could have dreamed. The Los Angeles quartet teethed itself on the abrasive thrash of New York noise rock bands but committed to harmonic balance with trademark melodic synth lick...
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Not all dudes with acoustic guitars are created equal — just ask Frank Turner. Ever since rising from the ashes of post-hardcore outfit Million Dead, Turner has enjoyed a successful solo career spanning six studio albums, including the recent Posi...
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When the Salt River Project dammed the reservoir that would become Apache Lake, it probably didn't predict the area would become host to one of the most unique music festivals in Arizona. While the Grand Canyon State is home to many giant rock and...
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Judging from the band's album cover art alone — blobbish landscapes, overgrown hedges, phallic mounds of food — if nothing else, Battles understands texture. The New York threesome snubs genre with its mix of instrumental post-rock, intricate math...
2 months ago | Concerts
Here are our picks for the best concerts in Metro Phoenix happening Monday through Thursday of this week. For more options, check out our comprehensive concert calendar. Turnpike Troubadours - Monday, October 5 - Marquee Theatre The world is rapid...
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For years, I volunteered at a radio station, where my job was sorting the massive pile of albums mailed to us every week. We'd pick songs we liked, making sure they were scrubbed of non-FCC-approved words like "goddamn motherfucker," then lump the...