Beck (Musician)

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    October 13, 2014

    The Musical Mad Scientists of Canada's Royal Canoe

    Those who showed up early to the Bombay Bicycle Club show in April at Crescent Ballroom were privy to the layered experimental sounds of Winnipeg's Royal Canoe. The sextet, making its inaugural trip to the Valley, stood like a group of mad scientists over their boards and laptops to create avant-gar ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week, 8/18 to 8/21

    Check out our picks for the best shows happening in Phoenix this week. Don't forget the browse our comprehensive music listings if you'd like more options.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Why Fatherhood Is Responsible for Failure's Reunion

    Father's Day is just around the corner (June 15 for you slackers), and whether you've had the pleasure of yielding your own spawn or owe it to your old man for teaching you life hacks, there's a new reason to love fatherhood -- it revived Failure.

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Coachella: Band and Drug Pairings Guide

    Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together. While we applaud those using Coachella as an opportunity to get sober, it's not for everyone, which is why, below, we've recommended a fine list of musical acts and drugs t ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014
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    February 7, 2013
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    January 18, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Lee Hazlewood's "Manager" Wyndham Wallace on the "Surreal and Offbeat" Songwriter

    See also: Improbable Lee: Lee Hazlewood Re-Issues Chart an Unexpected Trajectory See also: John Dixon Discusses the Lee Hazlewood-produced "The Fool," by Sanford Clark, 1956 See also: 100 Songs That Defined Arizona In this week's issue, we cover the psychedelic trajectory that brought songwriter/pr ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    July 17, 2012

    Daniel Johnston, Psychedelic Furs, Jason Aldean, Amanda Palmer, and More Just Announced Phoenix Shows

    Legendary singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston is coming to Crescent Ballroom on Sunday, November 11. The mythic outsider artist and inspiration to Kurt Cobain (who famously wore a Johnston shirt), Beck, Bright Eyes, The Flaming Lips, more (see the tribute album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Simon Joyner, The Trunk Space, 7/16/12

    Simon Joyner The Trunk Space Monday, July 16, 2012 See also: Songwriter Simon Joyner Chases Ghosts on His Latest Album Here's why (like myself, a few weeks ago) you probably haven't heard of Simon Joyner: He's really not fond of fame. Despite collaborating with The Mountain Goats, impacting Beck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Sasquatch! 2012 Wrap-Up: Trivia for the Casual Observer

    By Chris Kornelis Sasquatch! went down this past weekend in George, Washington, and our good friends at Seattle Weekly's Reverb blog were on hand to take it all in. Test your knowledge of the 2012 edition of the festival in this multiple-choice trivia test. For clues, check out Seattle Weekly's co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Happy Birthday, MTV: 30 Videos to Celebrate 30 Years

    I want my MTV back​Music Television turns 30 today, but the network doesn't look a day over 16 and Pregnant. Well before MTV started exploiting the incredibly difficult lives of irresponsible teens expecting a first child and balancing high school algebra, the Viacom-network played music vid ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Happy 70th Birthday Bob Dylan: The Seven Best "New Dylans"

    ​ Bob Dylan turns 70 today. The man who gave us "The Times They Are A-Changin'," the man who wrote "Like a Rolling Stone," "Mr. Tambourine Man," and "With God On Our Side." Over the years, he's influenced and remained busy. He inspired Sam Cook to write "A Change is Gonna Come," and even gave his ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi's Rome

    ​Danger Mouse has done a lot of things over the course of his career, but Rome, his new album released yesterday with composer Daniele Luppi, may be one of his best projects. As a producer, Danger Mouse (born Brian Burton), has received accolades for his work with artists like the Gorillaz and B ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Country Funk (1970)

    ​ Welcome to Obscuro, a feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attention. These LPs have been hiding out, collecting dust, until we come along, investigate, ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    50 Cent Sued by Caliber For Copyright Infringement

    ​Part of G-Unit isn't feeling so hot right now. Rapper and actor 50 Cent is being sued for copyright infringement, according to Billboard.It turns out that rapping about how you've got tons of money isn't always a good thing. Atlanta rapper Caliber is filing a lawsuit against Fitty and the produce ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day

    Girl Talk - All Day​As we inch towards December -- traditionally a graveyard for non-Christmas related new releases -- the weekly roster of new music becomes dangerously slim. Some of the more notable new releases in this week's lineup include yet another Glee volume, a new Black Eyed Pe ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010
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    April 5, 2010

    Stream Jeff Beck's Emotion & Commotion and Bask in its Magnificent Album Art

    This is the second time I have been able to use this album cover as the image for one of my posts...sweet!​It's well-documented that a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Baja California yesterday afternoon. People in Phoenix are feeling some mild shaking, and the quake may be a factor, but methinks it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    NIN Prove Radiohead was Right: FREE SELLS

    Amazon just announced their list of the Bestselling Albums of 2008 on their MP3 digital service. At first glance you might not think much of the list: Coldplay, Death Cab For Cutie, 3 Doors Down, Beck, and Radiohead are all near the top of the list. What is remarkable and noteworthy is the #1 spot, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    You Asked for It: Fracture Point

    For the past six weeks, I’ve been asking local bands to send their CDs to me for review in this weekly “You Asked for It” blog. The original idea was that bands who complained about not getting coverage from u ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    January 15, 2007

    Let Them Eat Peachcake

    I always enjoy the little missives I'm sent from Stefan of weirdo duo Peachcake, but this one was so exceptional I had to share it with everybody, 'cause it's a damn thoughtful and interesting idea. Check it... 2007 has gotten off to a relatively slow start. We've been home now since the beginning ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Paul McCartney

    The cute one

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Tricky Woo

    Les Sables Magiques (Tee Pee)

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Casal in the Air

    Neal Casal Anytime Tomorrow (Morebarn Records)

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Beta Band

    Hot Shots II(Astralwerks)

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Rebel Rouser

    The recently rediscovered Lee Hazlewood finds his place among a new generation of fans

  • Music

    June 7, 2001


    10,000 Hz Legend (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Voices Carry

    GBV's Bob Pollard shoulders some personal burdens with Isolation Drills

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    March 2, 2000

    2000 Flourishes

    Love As Laughter updates its rock for all ages with Destination 2000

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Chuck Prophet

    The Hurting Business (Hightone)

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Smells Like Leif Garrett

    The Melvins are (still) willing to provoke and confuse

  • Music

    September 30, 1999
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    August 19, 1999

    Spare the Rod, Gimme the Faces

    More than a footnote in Rod Stewart's story, the Faces wrote the only chapters worth rereading

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Cosmic American Muse

    More than 25 years after his death, the spirit of Gram Parsons rides high with a new tribute album

  • Calendar

    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Bring the Noise

    New Times 1998 Music Showcase

  • Music

    January 29, 1998

    Charity at Home

    Local benefit show focuses attention on imaginative east Mesa after-school program

  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Wanted Man

    Johnny Cash may be just a legend, but he has never sounded better

  • Music

    January 16, 1997
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    December 5, 1996
  • Articles

    November 21, 1996

    Something Trippy This Way Comes

    Plying funk and jazz riffs with deejay scratch, Honey Bucket heeds the Beck and call

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    August 29, 1996
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    July 25, 1996
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