Bethany Cosentino

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    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 >>

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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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    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 >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Tennis at Rhythm Room Last Night

    ​Tennis Rhythm Room Tuesday, February 8, 2011 So it was -- a waif, diminutive indie chanteuse and her prim, penny-loafer adorned husband took to the stage last night. The local crowd came out in impressive numbers for a Tuesday night in February. People were dancing, nodding t ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    The Go! Team: Rolling Blackouts

    The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts​Fours years makes the heart grow fonder -- in most cases. For Brighton-based indie/positive vibes outfit The Go! Team, those four years were spent crafting yet another upbeat, dance-worthy album. Rolling Blackouts, the band's third effort and first since 2007's Pro ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 23, 2011

    Best Coast at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    Shawn AndersonBest Coast singer Bethany Cosentino on stage at Clubhouse Music Venue on January 22, 2011.​You know what record is severely -- "criminally," one might say if they were given to old timey rock writer sayings -- underrated? Hole's Live Through This. Some (a lot? a bit? -- I'm not exact ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Kitty Purry, Lou Dog, Snacks, Bubbles and More of Music's Greatest Pets

    Snacks​Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino has made a lot of her fans cat people.Her pet cat Snacks is almost as recognizable as the band (which plays Clubhouse Music Venue Saturday, January 22) itself. A picture of Snacks covers the drum kit, Cosentino gives Snacks a shout-out in the song "Goodby ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    January 19, 2011

    Andrew Jackson Jihad, Best Coast, and More in This Week's Issue

    Stephanie CarricoAndrew Jackson Jihad has some interesting thoughts on the differences and coexistence of Central and Downtown Phoenix.​Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty of local duo Andrew Jackson Jihad have some interesting thoughts on the differences between the areas within Phoenix. The city may b ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    10 New Songs for 2011

    Stone Cold Gear2011 - the year of the rockIt's tough to get back to work on this first Monday of the new year. The prospect of another year of the daily grind is daunting, but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be. No -- there are plenty of things to look forward to in 2011, fresh new musi ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 21, 2010

    10 Indie Rock Christmas Songs for Your Holiday Season

    Sufjan Stevens​ The Holiday season can be a stressful time. While it's meant to be the one time in the whole year that everyone is a little bit nicer and a little bit happier, certain things can make you just the opposite. If you're anything like me, you've procrastinated all year long and now ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Best Coast at Rhythm Room Last Night

    Shawn AndersonBest Coast singer Bethany Constentino on stage at Rhythm Room on November 9, 2010.​Best CoastRhythm Room, PhoenixNovember 9, 2010A comment left on my Facebook check-in at last Night's Best Coast concert at Rhythm Room:"Good luck listening to the same song with different lyrics over a ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Must-Read Best Coast Feature from LA Weekly

    LA Weekly​Last week Phoenix New Times ran a big ol' story on Best Coast in our print edition. We were topped by our sister paper in LA that same day, however.Gustavo Turner, the Weekly's music editor, had a 6,000-word cover story on the band's main lady Bethany Cosentino which might just go down a ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    November 4, 2010

    Best Coast, Bad Religion, Exposé, and More in This Week's Issue

    Best Coast's L.A. sound is as colorful as her L.A. home.​Bethany Cosentino, vocalist of the pop band Best Coast, says her band radiates lo-fi California warmth. Best Coast is perfecting the sounds of sunshine, and they're working with producer Bobb Bruno, king of the Los Angeles underground scene. ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Album Stream: Best Coast: Crazy For You

    ​It appears Urban Outfitters is responsible for more than just dressing up the hipster elite. The popular clothier has made the debut album Crazy For You from lo-fi pop duo Best Coast available via an album stream (for all intents and purposes, the album was leaked three days ago). Crazy ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Your Guide to Navigating Blogger-Created Genre Names

    ​ "What the fuck is chillwave?????" Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast tweeted back in April, when MTVU blogger Lindsay Hood described her band as "chillwave," after dismissing genres like "lo-fi," "glo-fi" and "Gorillavsbearcore" in her blurb advancing the video for the band's single "When I'm Wi ... More >>