A.C. Newman

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    New Pornographers Demonstrate How Hope and Darkness Can Co-Exist in Music

    Crescent Ballroom was packed to the gills last night. A whole lot of mega fans, and some less rabid admirers, of Canadian indie-pop-rockers New Pornographers gathered to see the band play a hearty set of more than 20 songs. The set mixed up tunes from all of the band's offerings from the last 14 yea ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    7 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Week

    If nothing else, this week's slate of concerts in and around Metro Phoenix is what you'd call diverse, or, at the very least, eclectic. How else would you describe a five-day span that feature everything from the indie power-pop of The New Pornographers and the Latin-infused trip-hop of French-Chlie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    The New Pornographers Are Masters of Joyous Indie-Pop

    It hardly seems that 14 years have passed since Canada's New Pornographers dropped their debut full-length, Mass Romantic, upon a whole lot of virgin ears. To say that the indie power-pop band's initial offering was well-received is an understatement. Critics went cuckoo for it, and the recording ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    January 5, 2006

    Let There Be Rock

    Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways

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    December 30, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    A.C. Newman

    The Slow Wonder (Matador)

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Light Fantastic Tripping

    Easing into an unscripted night out with the New Pornographers

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Retro No More

    Singer-songwriter Neko Case and her musical pals bring country music out of the curio cabinet