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    November 21, 2014

    6 Best Concerts in Phoenix this Weekend

    We've got concert picks galore this weekend, and check out our comprehensive calendar for more options.

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    September 26, 2014

    Why Cassette Store Day Exists

    In spring of last year, Stephen Rose shot an email to Jen Long and Matt Flag about an idea he had. Each of the three headed independent labels that release cassette tapes: Rose had SEXBEAT, Long ran Kissability and had a hand in Transgressive Records alongside Rose, and Flag oversaw Suplex Cassettes ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    I Called in Sick to Follow Menzingers on Tour

    Against all odds, Pennsylvania punk outfit the Menzingers gets better with every tour. The band gained quite the following with its fantastic 2012 album, On the Impossible Past. If Past serves as an introduction to the Menzingers, the band's most recent record, Rented World, will make lifelong fans. ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014
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    March 6, 2014
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    March 6, 2014

    14 Local Bands/Artists You Need to Hear in 2014: The Complete List

    It's 2014 and high time you got some new music into your playlist -- seriously. It'll help that Phoenix's music scene has plenty of fresh jams and brand-new tunes to offer, as there's an overflow of gifted and prolific musicians cranking out sounds. Since many local acts will make waves, turn heads ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    Kelly Clarkson may have slept on his phenomenal Kaleidoscope Dream, but that didn't stop Los Angeles-based crooner Miguel from having one hell of a 2012. He tops our list of must-see shows this weekend in Phoenix, stopping by the historic Celebrity Theatre to showcase sulty jams like "Adorn." We can ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    January 10, 2013

    TMI Radio SxSW Showcase at Crescent Ballroom, 1/9/13

    Palms, Wiley One, Jared and the Mill, and Sara Robinson and Midnight Special @ Crescent Ballroom|1/9/13South by Southwest, the sort of Mecca of indie music, is kind of a big deal. A good show there can make or break a band, even if the event itself is a tad self-indulgent. I once hitchhiked there, s ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Meet Mexican Summer's Jess Rotter, Whose Art You've Probably Already Enjoyed

    By Michael Alan Goldberg Jess Rotter truly racked up the frequent flyer miles this year. The long-time in-house publicist and marketing wiz for Brooklyn-based indie record label Mexican Summer practically lived in airplanes, repeatedly jetting out west and back to handle her duties repping Best Coa ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012
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    May 18, 2012

    Carrie Benton, What Are You Listening To?

    Carrie Benton Benton is an improviser with The Torch Theatre and invites you to the Skewed News Hour, Friday nights at 7 p.m. at The Torch Theatre. She also performs with Chaos Comedy at Dearing Acting Studio at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday's. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Hey, Ladies: Five Female Musicians at the Top of Their Game

    Anything you can do I can do better. Of course, that isn't the case if you can actually do it better. Just to be clear, this list isn't about girl power. No doubt, there are dudes who rock harder than some girls and girls who rock harder than some dudes. Talent isn't a gift that affects one gender ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    15 Songs to Light Up to on 4/20

    You never say an unkind word about the time. It's that time of year again. We hope you're stocked up on all of your supplies, namely munchies before you begin your 4/20 shenanigans. Whether you're lighting up at home or going to a party, we've got you covered with 15 songs about marijuana or gettin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Landmine Marathon to Perform at Metallica's Orion Festival

    See also: Metallica Curates Orion Music and More Festival: Who Picked Which Bands? Lucero's Brian Venable on Metallica Being Dead to Him, ATO Records, and Women & Work When Metallica revealed the lineup for Orion Music and More, the two-day festival curated by the band members themselves, plenty o ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Metallica Curates Orion Music and More Festival: Who Picked Which Bands?

    Metal legends Metallica recently announced the two-day Orion Music and More Festival, where the band will headline each night by playing a different classic album, Ride the Lightning and The Black Album, in their entirety. There's a super-long video on the festival site featuring an interview with t ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 27, 2011

    blink-182's Mark Hoppus on the Reunion, Neighborhoods, and Still Having Fun

    ​Fans of blink-182 had plenty of reasons to wonder if the band would ever play together again after 2005 found the band splitting in two, with guitarist Tom DeLonge forming Angels and Airwaves and bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker forming 44. But a series of tragic events in 2008, in ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Cults' Madeline Follin on Dee Dee Ramone, Sneaking Into Coachella, and Inspiration for "Abducted"

    Martin Sanmiguel​ Cults became a buzz band without even trying. Last year, the '60s pop-influenced group posted a couple songs on Bandcamp for friends to hear, not expecting bloggers to find and praise the demos. Content that the music spoke for itself, Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion deci ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: Awesome Girls in Bands​Even though I'm an awesome female, I'm not particularly girly. I prefer male vocals when I listen to music, I think women's sports aren't very important, and I can't stand feminists.But I still think it's important to recognize some truly great famous female ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Band-tastic: Summer Camp

    Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley​Initially filled with mystery and intrigue, indie pop/lo-fi duo Summer Camp bust onto the scene in 2010 with their dreamy, bedroom pop -- much to the delight of the blogoshpere. No one quite knew exactly who the duo was or where they hailed from --  Chicag ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored

    ​Summer vacation is a wonderful thing, but once you reach the end of the internet, the prospect of going back to school starts to look good. Fall semester may be right around the corner, but there's still plenty of time to watch reruns and unlock all those stubborn Xbox achievements. Savor the ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Vivian Girls' "Take It as It Comes" and Other Great Indie Girl Group Videos of 2011 (So Far)

    Cassie Ramone and Fiona Campbell in a scene from Vivian Girls' "Take It as It Comes" video​Despite what Pitchfork says, Vivian Girls' Share the Joy didn't suck. Sure, it wasn't as impressive as their 2008 self-titled debut, but it was on par, if not better than Everything Goes Worst. But an ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    What's Up With Christina Aguilera and Maroon 5's New Single?

    ​​​For the first time ever, Adam Levine's voice is saddening people. The vocals of Maroon 5's frontman are simply way too over-processed on Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's new collaborative single, "Moves Like Jagger." Idolator thinks the song is the best thing since sliced bread, but I disa ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    10 Summer Songs

    ​It's now June, and the heat is on. Between the backyard barbeques and triple-degree temperatures, summer is here to stay.Pop music is littered with songs about summer, including "Summer Lovin'" "Summertime Blues", "Summer of '69", and how could we forget that "School's Out" for summer?Pull up a l ... More >>