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2009 Stories by Kelly Wilson

Archives: 2010 | 2009
  • The Crush

    published November 26, 2009

    It comes as no surprise that Phoenix band The Crush would choose their hometown as the locale to launch their winter tour. The young quartet,... More >>

  • fun.

    published November 5, 2009

    Since The Format went on hiatus a few years ago, the once unconquerable Peoria duo — Nate Ruess and Sam Means — have gone their... More >>

  • The Used

    published November 5, 2009

    It's been nearly eight years since The Used released their self-titled debut, which put them on the rock music map and helped create the screamo... More >>

  • Ingrid Michaelson

    published October 1, 2009

    There's no denying that Ingrid Michaelson is an indie-rock success story. The singer has sold many, many copies of her 2007 album Girls... More >>

  • The Queers

    published October 1, 2009

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire, seems an unlikely locale for a punk band to form, but such is the case for The Queers who call the "Old Man in the... More >>

  • !!! (CHK CHK CHK)

    published September 24, 2009

    While bizarro their name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, it doesn't seem to be hurting !!! (CHK CHK CHK). The group, which originally formed... More >>

  • KUPD End of Summer Scorcher

    published September 24, 2009

    If you're recovered from last weekend's three-day Fall Frenzy at Tempe Beach Park and are ready to continue partying this weekend, check out 98... More >>

  • The Most Serene Republic

    published September 17, 2009

    Indie darlings The Most Serene Republic are touring in support of their latest full-length, . . . And the Ever Expanding... More >>

  • Every Time I Die

    published September 17, 2009

    In addition to releasing a new disc, New Junk Aesthetic, this month, Every Time I Die recently hired a new drummer. Ryan Leger, formerly of... More >>

  • Secondhand Serenade

    published September 3, 2009

    Singer/songwriter John Vesely will bring more than his smoldering emo-boy looks to the Marquee Theatre this weekend. Vesely will be in Tempe with... More >>

  • Fat Joe

    published August 27, 2009

    Bronx-based rapper Fat Joe is involved in a tense game of mudslinging due to his feud with the wife of deceased rapper Big Pun. The widow, Liza... More >>

  • Peoria's Fivespeed Is Back After a Storm of Drugs, Fighting, and Label Woes

    published August 13, 2009

    Fivespeed seemed to have everything going for it three years ago. The five-piece Peoria hard-rock outfit was signed to Virgin Records. Their music... More >>

  • Bowerbirds

    published August 6, 2009

    If stores like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods sold music, Bowerbirds would be on the list of organic artists in stock. Simple folk music with... More >>

  • Cobra Skulls

    published August 6, 2009

    You have to love a band that puts its name in its song titles, as Reno punk trio Cobra Skulls have done in the past. Take their 2007 disc,... More >>

  • The Cab

    published August 6, 2009

    If you haven't heard of The Cab yet, you're probably over the age of 23. Associated with Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, and Cobra Starship,... More >>

  • The Donnas

    published July 23, 2009

    Pals since elementary school, The Donnas marked their 16-year anniversary of friendship and slumber parties with a greatest-hits album, released... More >>

  • Skeletonwitch

    published July 16, 2009

    Let's hope Midwest metal warriors Skeletonwitch preview new material this week when they headline PHiX Gallery. Though no slouches so far, the... More >>

  • Ziggy Marley

    published July 9, 2009

    Put away the ganja: Four-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley, is making his latest U.S. tour family-friendly. Touring in support of... More >>

  • Beyoncé

    published July 2, 2009

    Beyoncé, a.k.a. Sasha Fierce, is everywhere these days. She co-starred in Obsessed, a thriller that didn't last long in theater.... More >>

  • Copeland

    published July 2, 2009

    Many have called Copeland a Christian rock band, but the group's singer prefers to avoid the label. "I think that's kind of a defective term,"... More >>

  • The Heartless Are Hitting Their Stride

    published July 2, 2009

    Since their debut in 2004, The Heartless have gone through more members than Jay-Z goes through white sneakers, Girl Talk goes through samples, or... More >>

  • 2 Live Crew

    published June 25, 2009

    2 Live Crew have fallen hard. While they're still on the scene — with a new lineup change — they're not playing massive concert venues... More >>

  • Authority Zero

    published June 18, 2009

    Authority Zero frontman Jason DeVore is one hell of a juggler. He sings and plays guitar in the Celtic-rock band The Bollox, who have quickly... More >>

  • Rick Ross

    published June 18, 2009

    Baby mama drama is all the rage when it comes to rappers. And like many rappers before him, Rick Ross is dealing with some major shizz. The burly... More >>

  • Third Eye Blind

    published June 11, 2009

    It's been six years, but the wait is over for die-hard Third Eye Blind fans — all 10 of them. TEB is set to release Ursa Major, their... More >>

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