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    November 24, 2014

    11 Best Places to Hear Music in Phoenix

    Earlier this year, Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for places to hear music in metro Phoenix. Best Venue for Local Acts: Crescent Ballroom Local bands aspire to perform at Crescent Ballroom, and when they get t ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    25 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix in August

    We're officially hip deep into the time of year that's officially know as the dog days of summer, which -- if you're not familiar with the term -- refers to the most sweltering period of the season. But while the weather might be keeping your ass glued to the couch, it's not stopping chart-topping ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    The Menzingers' Greg Barnett On His Really Serious Internet Beef

    The Menzingers are breaking out. Long known as an essential member of the "orgcore" punk scene based around the website and the annual Gainesville, Florida music festival The Fest, with a Billboard-charting new album Rented World, it is clear the band has transcended the scene. This M ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    The weekend is over, and it's back to the grind. You sit there despondent at your desk, visions of a wild weekend replaying your head, scenes from A Good Day to Die Hard -- which you caught a sick matinee showing of -- bouncing around your cranium. How can you get back to that blissful state? Go see ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    New Times and KUKQ Present: That Damn Show 2013, with Bad Religion, Awolnation, Against Me!, The Faint, and More

    Phoenix New Times and KUKQ has partnered to resurrect a Phoenix festival tradition, That Damn Show. On Saturday, April 20, at Mesa Ampitheatre, Bad Religion, AWOLNATION, Against Me!, The Faint, Face to Face, Fenix*TX, Katastro, Passafire, HB Surround Sound, The Veragroove, Bend Sinister, Nomada, a ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Top 5 Punk Albums of 2012

    Happy New Year loyal punk fans. If you really tied one on and you're nursing your hangover by chugging some Pedialyte, punk music may be the last thing you want to listen to. But 2012 was a great year for punk releases, which made this list difficult to narrow down to a top five. See also: -10 ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Know in 2013: The Complete List

    As 2012 draws to a close, we couldn't be more optimistic about the state of music in the Valley of the Sun. With new bands emerging from various scenes and subgenres, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in Phoenix music. What follows are our picks for 13 acts that will make an impact on the S ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    I Was Told There'd Be Whiskey

    As 2012 draws to a close, we'll be looking forward to the 2013 and spotlighting 13 Phoenix bands that will be making a mark on the Southwest throughout the new year. Lauren Wise brings us this look at I Was Told There'd Be Whiskey, a rootsy rock 'n' roll outfit that incorporates elements of punk, co ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012

    2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Hot Water Music's Chris Wollard on Exister, The Band's First Record Without "Any Hang-Ups"

    When you're a hard touring band, it takes some adjusting to actually get off the road. Gritty Florida-based punk rockers Hot Water Music have nearly gotten the hang of this, taking a hiatus before releasing its eighth full-length record, Exister. Eight years after its last album, The New What Next ... More >>

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    July 7, 2012

    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Talking Stick Resort, 7/6/12

    Joan Jett Talking Stick Resort Friday, July 6, 2012 Joan Jett is one of those musicians whom everybody should see if they get the chance. She's an inspiration to every girl who ever picked up a guitar, pioneering the riot grrl movement before it had a name (she later produced a Bikini Kill album). ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Incoming: Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, The Walkmen

    As usual, we're stoked for lots of upcoming concerts, but this week we're excited about a little extra hard-rockin' estrogen on the list.Nobody puts on a great performance quite like a strong female frontwoman. If you're a heartbreaker who loves rock 'n' roll, then you won't want to miss out on ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Ten Songs to Help Cope With Coachellaitis

    Coachella was a lot of fun. I crossed a bunch of bands off my bucket list that I never thought I'd be able to see live--Refused, Pulp, Justice, At The Drive-In, 2pac...okay, 2pac wasn't actually on my bucket list, but it was cool to kind of see him. A major downside to the festival is you're prett ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Incoming: Jason Mraz, Pennywise, Jeff the Brotherhood

    Guess who's looking a lot older and more strung out than last time anyone saw him? Good ol' Jason Mraz. You'd think that someone who has "the remedy" would easily be able to keep himself from looking like an aging schlub of a musician. Au contraire, mon frère. Simply observe -- he looks something l ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    The Devil Wears Prada's Jeremy DePoyster on Dead Throne Hear an Unreleased Song

    BY LAUREN WISE ​ The Vans Warped Tour blew through Phoenix this past Sunday, and one of the bands that concert-goers were itching to see was metalcore's rising star The Devil Wears Prada. These Warped Tour veterans have three released albums and have a fourth due next month, Dead Throne. Known ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    The Black Keys Done With New Album

    ​Considering The Black Keys got booked for seemingly every major music festival in the last year or two, it's a mystery how they could have accomplished finishing another album. But somehow they actually did it, according to Consequence of Sound.Dan Auerbach says the next album "doesn't sound like ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Stephen "Psyko Steve" Chilton, What Are You Listening To?

    Maria VassettStephen Chilton​Stephen "Psyko Steve" Chilton The Valley-based music promoter has more than 20 events he's producing, which may be found at When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? When I am in the car, I ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Jason Alford, What Are You Listening To?

    Jason Alford​Jason AlfordThe executive chef of Roka Akor hosts a Mother's Day brunch and dinner at the restaurant on Sunday, May 8. For more information, log on to When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KYOT ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Incoming: Alison Krauss, Bill Callahan, David Bazan, Dirty Beaches, Vans Warped Tour

    Warped Tour 2011 - coming to a parking lot near you​Not a whole lot of new shows to announce this week, but at least there's a Warped Tour for that. The venerable punk rock tour is now in its 17th year, a rather impressive feat in this day and age. Bands such as NOFX, Poison The Well, Gym Class He ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    South By Stateside: Day 2 Last Night at The Sail Inn

    ​It's a real shame that Mother Nature didn't see if fit to cooperate with Stateside Presents' plans for South By Stateside: Day 2, the annual Phoenix run off of indie-bands on their way to the West Coast from Austin's South by Southwest Festival. The nine band bill was divided pretty evenly betwee ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Flogging Molly at Tempe Beach Park Last Night

    Flogging Molly performs at Tempe Beach Park last night.​Flogging MollyTempe Beach ParkThursday, March 17With all of indie folks invading Austin to schmooze and snap photos at SxSW, the rest of us were left with what's become a Tempe St. Patrick's Day tradition: watching Flogging Molly at Tempe ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    February 1, 2011

    Info Leaked About Britney Spears' New Album

    ​An internal Jive Records memo that contains information about Britney Spears' upcoming album has been leaked, according to Rolling Stone.The memo stated that Britney's album will be released on March 15. It also revealed collaborations with Dr. Luke and Max Martin.The majority of the information ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    The 88: The 88

    ​Artist: The 88Title: The 88 Release date: September 28 Label: Rocket ScienceWhat do you do if you're a band like The 88? You're top-flight songwriters and musicians, you get your songs placed in all kinds of big-name TV shows and high-profile TV commercials, you tour the country opening ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Warpaint: The Fool

    ​Artist: Warpaint Title: The Fool Release date: October 25 Label: Rough Trade The musical path taken by L.A. foursome Warpaint is well trodden -- but this kind of ultra-moody, sort of experimental, Joy Division-indebted music is usually plied by men. But Warpaint is a quartet of women, and in ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Screaming Females: Castle Talk

    ​Artist: Screaming Females Title: Castle Talk Release date: September 14 Label: Don Giovanni Back in the day, I'd hate to miss a good show (I'm still not happy that my parents wouldn't let me drive to Kalamazoo one Monday night to see Scratch Acid and Big Black play, ditto the time I couldn't ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown

    ​Artist: Kings of LeonTitle: Come Around SundownRelease date: October 19Label: RCAI think it's funny that people are getting all bent out of shape over the supposed "selling out" of Kings of Leon, saying their new record sucks worse than that sucky one that sold a bajillion copies a few years ago. ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Grinderman: Grinderman 2

    ​Artist: GrindermanTitle: Grinderman 2Release date: September 14Label: Anti-Most of the indie rock I've heard this year (well over 200 records and counting, with 11 weeks to go in this series) is really pretty toothless. Even the harder-rocking stuff, with its big drums or wall-of-sound guitars or ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Authority Zero: Stories of Survival

    ​Artist: Authority ZeroTitle: Stories of SurvivalRelease date: June 22Label: Suburban NoizeI have a friend who's a native Phoenician and longtime fixture in the Valley punk scene, both as fan and musician. He loves West Coast punk, thinks Southern California spawned the best of the best punk, espe ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Half of 2010

    Dum Dum Girls​Today marks the halfway point of Nothing Not New. That means I've listen to nearly 140 records in their entirety in the first six months of 2010. Just another 140 or so to go before I can retreat to the familiarity of my record collection.To recognize the occasion, the Up on the Sun ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Tupac and More Inducted into Library of Congress Registry

    Punk rock icon Patti Smith is among the newest batch of inductees to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.​You may not necessarily associate popular music with the Library of Congress, but a few recent inductees have just made the catalog a little bit cooler. NME reports that the L ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Foals: Total Life Forever

    ​Artist: FoalsTitle: Total Life ForeverRelease date: June 22Label: Sub PopThough I disagree with a commenter on one of my posts this week (Shawn from excellent local music blog Electric Mustache) about the merits of electro-punk Sleigh Bells, I agree with him that S.B. are a band that you either l ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo

    ​Artist: Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersTitle: MojoRelease date: June 15Label: RepriseHow many of you have acts that you'd never call yourself a fan of, would never buy one of their records, or pay money to see in concert, yet recognize that the acts have been around for so long and written songs ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Delta Spirit, Stereo Total, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Cringe, The Dig, and more

    ​Let's clear off the desk, shall we?Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! -- This band on the Kill Rock Stars label is a multi-lingual new-New Wave boy-girl band with songs sung in English, German, and French. It's quirky with a capital "Q" and not nearly as charming as it thinks it is. Still, most songs are un ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Twittenemies and Online Nemeses, New Record Releases, and More in This Week's Issue

    Elycia Marie: Martin Cizmar's internet nemesis.​This week's music feature is an explanation of the strange series of events that made Elycia Marie, the girlfriend of Malcolm in the Middle child star Frankie Muniz, who plays drums for a Phoenix band, the Twitter nemesis of music editor Martin Cizma ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    August 31, 2009

    Poison, Def Leppard, Against Me! Love Mania Pool Party, and "Native Confluence: Sustaining Cultures" Over the Weekend

    ​Poison and Def Leppard at Cricket Wireless Pavilion After drawing some fire for making an unfavorable comparison between Green Day and Poison in my review of last Saturday's show at U.S. Airways Center, I saw a rare chance to subject one of my statements to some scrutiny this Saturday as Pois ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    August 31 In Blogs: Marcia Powell, DJ AM, Prosciutto, and Fat Asses

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Marcia Powell's Autopsy Report Rules Cage Death in ADC Custody an "Accident" Pastor Steven A ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Frat Games, Free Shows, and Freaky Movies

    Kyle Cesmat Safe Haven is scheduled to perform tonight at Club Mardi Gras.Dear College Students of the Valley, Welcome back from your summertime hiatus. Your absence was particularly missed by local bar and club owners, as was your supply of disposable income. A few things are different sinc ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    August 21 In Blogs: Arthur Frommer, Street Sweeper Social Club, Fair Trade Cafe, and Tom Horne

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Arthur Frommer's Correct To Be Disturbed by Arizona: Ernie Hancock and Chris B. Are Two Reaso ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    10 Things Under $10: Inglorious Bastards, Deadheads, Sugar Thieves, and Punks Aplenty

    Calabrese is scheduled to haunt Atomic Comics during Fright Night on Sunday.​ Discount-priced distractions are in abundance this weekend, ranging from Faux Punks and real punks to fashionistas and freaks. Looking for some inexpensive adventure? Here's our weekly list of what's going on. Wes ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Lucero Live: Moshing to Pedal Steel

    Martin CizmarLucero: Music to mosh to!Dear ex-hardcore kids,Please stop ruining roots music.Look, I get it, you're pretty much aged out of hardcore shows, but you're covered in tattoos and have plugs in your earlobes, and it's hard to find a scene. Every band you've ever liked seems to be starting a ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Lucero Live: Why Country Music Needs Some Punk Blood

    I love discussing music with our new Music Editor, Martin. More often than not we basically agree on most things. But I could not disagree more with his review of the Lucero show last night at the Rhythm Room. The first of my complaints is when talking about how the crowd was reacting (or the fact t ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Punk Band This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb Forces Airport Evacuation

    Or at least a sticker with their name on it did:"A bicycle with a sticker advertising a Florida punk-folk band forced the evacuation of a Memphis, Tennessee airport terminal late Monday afternoon, authorities said.A pilot alerted airport police when he saw a bike with a sticker that read "this bike ... More >>

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