Beck (Musician)

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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 3, 2014

    How Everything From Hip-Hop to Psychedlic Rock Influenced Heavy Glow

    If there's one thing that can be said about Jared Mullins, singer/songwriter/guitarist for San Diego rock/soul trio Heavy Glow is that he's single minded about the duality he wants to express. "I've always been drawn to heavily guitar based rock and roll mixed with soul," he says. "Guitar riffs bas ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Best of Coachella, Weekend Two

    Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements Early in The Replacement's Friday night set, Paul Westerberg welcomed Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as their honorary member. Armstrong, matching the rest of the band in plaid suits, seemed beyond giddy to be onstage with his idols, joking "Dreams rea ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    I've never done anything interesting enough to merit a Kickstarter, but if I ever happen to by accident I could do worse than following the example of Northern Hustle, who's celebrating their crowdfunding victory with a CD Release show this weekend. That's just one of the titular must-see Phoenix ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Sea Wolf - Crescent Ballroom - 6/19/2013

    After what seemed like a hearty chunk of time between the two opening acts and headliner Sea Wolf, the band took the stage last night at Crescent Ballroom. Enforcing the toothy and animal side of their moniker, they kicked it off with "You're A Wolf" from their first EP and later on their first full ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    It's finally the weekend, and you're ready to cut loose, aren't you? You're ready to toss a few back and really party. Us too. There's a lot of chatter on the message boards re: rumors that Disney's upcoming stand-alone Star Wars films will concern the adventures of Yoda, Boba Fett, and a young Han ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012
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    July 24, 2012

    Check Your Thetan Levels, It's Our 10 Favorite Scientologist Musicians

    See also: Scientology Opens Phoenix Ideal Org; Mayor Greg Stanton Touts City's Status as Alien-Based Religion's "Birthplace" Scientology just has a way of making headlines, doesn't it? The religion is a constant reference when discussing Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce, and prompted fascinati ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Ted Nugent: We Spoke to Him Right Before That Controversial Obama Rant

    See also: Ted Nugent's Still a "Special Deputy" to Sheriff Joe Arpaio (2012) See also: Ted Nugent Talks Guns, Meth, and Hippies Before NRA Convention in Phoenix (2009) Ted Nugent doesn't need much of an introduction. To put it lightly, he's intimidating. It has nothing to do with him being so outsp ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    June 2, 2011

    Top 40 Songs with Arizona in the Lyrics: Songs 40 through 21

    Wikimedia CommonsArizona: Land of sun and song.​There have been more than 140 songs with lyrics about Arizona in them. Seriously. Some of them have been big hits by huge acts, too ("Get Back" by The Beatles, "Take It Easy" by The Eagles). The lyrics to these songs capture various snapshots of the ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    December 28, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day

    ​Artist: Girl Talk Title: All Day Release date: November 15 Label: Illegal Art Whether sample-happy mash-up act Girl Talk is "good" or "not good" and whether you "like" or "dislike" Girl Talk are completely irrelevant to any discussion regarding Girl Talk. The only things I care about when it ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Katy Perry Convinces Russell Brand to Sell Bachelor Pad, Cause She's Jealous

    Was I the only one in the world who was shocked and a little horrified when Russell Brand and Katy Perry got engaged?He kissed the girl and he liked it: No more single life, bachelor pad lifestyle for Russell Brand.​ Either way, the London Evening Standard has reported that Brand will be selling ... 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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    October 15, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Lynyrd Skynyrd: Point/Counterpoint

    By Martin Cizmar and Brian BardwellUnfortunately we were unexpectedly barred from taking photos at last night's Lynyrd Skynyrd show at Celebrity Theatre.​Sometimes one perspective on a show isn't enough. So, like we did with Beck and Tool, Up on the Sun is bringing you a point/counterpoint style w ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Moth Balls

    Burton Barr Library opens its doors to high-volume rock

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    December 6, 2001

    Day Break

    Before they hooked up with Vagrant Records, Saves the Day were obscure pop-punks. Now they're the hottest indie-rock band around.

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    October 4, 2001

    Tall Poppy

    Bob Schneider goes nationwide without the -- gasp! -- approval of Austin's hipsters

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    September 27, 2001

    Brave New World

    No makeup. No gimmick. No shtick. But does Mesa's fast-rising Jimmy Eat World really stand a chance against the likes of Britney and the Backstreet Boys?

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    September 20, 2001

    Method Men

    The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from the sticks with a new album. Finally.

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    September 6, 2001

    Timeless Flight

    L.A.'s twangy, trippy Beachwood Sparks ascend with a white-soul masterpiece

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    July 19, 2001

    Pop Music

    Jimmy Eat World's new release is a pop meisterwork. But will their fans like it?

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    June 28, 2001

    Avalon Sunrise

    Legendary songsmith Mississippi John Hurt receives loving tribute on Avalon Blues

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    June 21, 2001

    Down So Long

    Morose singer/songwriter Mark Eitzel delivers his best solo record, informed by -- gasp! -- upbeat electronica

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    May 10, 2001

    Let It Bleed

    Valley rockers Jimmy Eat World prove to be the stuff that DreamWorks is made of.

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    March 8, 2001

    Fresh Ground

    Stephen Malkmus leaves Pavement behind with a slanted and enchanting solo debut

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    January 11, 2001

    Vinyl Adventure

    A weekend tagalong with a top DJ offers insight into the rigors of a life spent spinning on the road

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    December 21, 2000

    Candy Cane Mutiny

    Consumers fight back! You have the power to make the ultimate Christmas album yourself. Use it!

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    Hand Jive

    Punk legend Keith Morris battles back illness to emerge with a spoken word/musical hybrid and a talented oddball ensemble

  • Film

    July 27, 2000

    Nerd in a Punch Bowl

    Loser, Amy Heckerling's clueless new teen com, lives down to its title

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Prophet Ear

    Ex-Green on Red mainstay Chuck Prophet continues his solo metamorphosis with The Hurting Business

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    April 13, 2000

    Fill 'er Up

    10-gallon hats and 10-gallon gas tanks come to mind when BR5-49 plays

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    A Country B-Boy Survives

    With influences ranging from old-school rap to old-time country, Kid Rock is as twisted as they come

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    November 18, 1999

    Blood on the Dance Floor

    Art, commerce and ideologies all collide in the strange world of the remix

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    October 28, 1999

    Beyond the Fringe

    Styles of Beyond takes underground back to the future

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    October 21, 1999

    War in Peace

    Skip Spence made one brilliant album, then spent the next 30 years dying in obscurity. Now, a new tribute album is giving him life again.

  • Music

    April 29, 1999

    Carry That Waits

    Tom waits for no one, but the lowlife bard's new album is well worth the six-year wait

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Dropout Rock

    Illinois foursome Braid proves itself the happy exception to the college-town rule

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    March 12, 1998

    Lord's Prayer

    Celebrated busker Mary Lou Lord reluctantly steps into the spotlight with major-label debut

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    March 5, 1998

    Ballot Hordes

    Honey Child walks away with H.O.R.D.E. slot at strangely unrepresentative contest

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    October 2, 1997

    Merge Slowly

    Superchunk matures without junking its indie ideals

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    July 31, 1997

    Yo Yo a Go Go

    Olympia festival embraces ideals of indie rock

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    October 3, 1996

    Queers and Sneers

    A talk with Joe Queer. Also: Dub Narcotic Sound System, J Church, and the resurgence of wuss rock.

  • Music

    February 22, 1996

    Presidential Precis

    A rock resume with about as much fat on it as a PUSA tune (and that ain't much)

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    October 19, 1995
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    September 28, 1995
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    September 14, 1995
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    June 22, 1995
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