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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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    January 14, 2014

    The Best Concerts I Saw in Arizona in 2013

    I'm sure you're burnt out on reading best of 2013 lists by now, but taking an extra two weeks to wrap up the best shows of the year list was productive. For one, it's tough to compare a small, intimate show like Jimmy Eat World's mini-Arizona tour against massive productions employed by the likes of ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 Commandments of SXSW

    You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at DC9 have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we're angry gods. Or ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    Green Day, Marquee Theatre, 3/11/13

    Green Day @ Marquee Theatre| 3/11/13Phoenix is pretty damn lucky. We're one of three cities to host Green Day's intimate "warmup" tour on the band's way to South by Southwest. It's a rare treat to see a band that came up in the clubs before graduating to arenas pack a smaller venue. It hardly felt ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Green Day Never Sold Out; You Just Got Old and Complacent

    Editor's Note: It's not every day that a band capable of filling arenas headlines a gig at the (comparatively) intimate Marquee Theatre. But that's exactly what's going down tonight, when the Bieber-bashing, ¡Uno-¡Dos!-¡Tre! -releasing Green Day heads to Tempe for a sold-out show. Critical consen ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    10 Greatest Love Songs (That Aren't Actually Love Songs)

    In case you haven't set foot in a grocery store in the past week only to be assaulted by a red and pink barrage to the eyes, let us clue you in: Valentine's Day is on the way. You've no doubt began prepping (or, you've at least convinced yourself that waiting until the last minute is a good idea), o ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Green Day Cancels Upcoming Tempe Tour Stop

    A lot of folks were buzzing about seeing Green Day in a club as intimate as the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Monday, December 10, but it looks like folks will just have to keep imagining (or read our review of the Foxboro Hot Tubs gig at the dearly departed Brickhouse): the trio has canceled its enti ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Green Day's Second Politically-Charged Single Lacks Bite

    See also: Green Day's New Song "Epic as Fuck?" Not Even Close See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's Dookie Last week at a live show in Los Angeles, Green Day revealed another three power punk tracks from their upcoming album, ¡UNO!: "Nuclear Family," "Wild One," and most importantly, "Kill The ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Green Day's New Song "Epic as F*ck?" Not Even Close.

    The evolution of Green Day has to be one of the strangest transformations in music history. Over the last 25 years the band has moved from angsty, power-pop tinged punk to politically-charged rock operas to Broadway musicals. So a return to their roots, so to speak, was always in the cards. It was n ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Throwback Thursday: Green Day's Dookie

    We've been having fun examining various one-hit wonders and FM curiosities of the '90s each week with our Throwback Thursday columns, but now it's time to get serious and examine one of the biggest records on the '90s: Dookie by Green Day. Dookie was a game-changer, both for young millennials and ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    July 29, 2011

    Erika Delemarre, What Are You Listening To?

    Erika Delemarre​Erika Delemarre The marketing coordinator for Entertainment Solutions, Inc., and the music director for Ignite Phoenix invites you to Ignite Phoenix After Hours this Friday, July 29 at Axis/Radius in Scottsdale. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, wha ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Cee Lo to Become a Talk Show Host on Fuse

    ​Rapper, proucer, and The Voice vocal coach Cee Lo Green will kick off his own talk show on Fuse on June 22, according to Paste.The upcoming show, entitled Talking to Strangers, is a performance and interview series that's all about Cee Lo sitting down to interview indie, rap and R&B arti ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Tom Hanks to Bring American Idiot to the Silver Screen

    ​Tom Hanks has big plans to move American Idiot into movie theaters, according to Consequence of Sound.Considering that Hanks and the guys of Green Day are involved in the film, there's little doubt that it'll bring a lot of people into theaters. Plus, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is ru ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Jack White Angry With eBay Auction Participants

    ​Jack White is pissed off at his own fans, according to Antiquiet. Jack's own Third Man Records' recent eBay auctions for one of five copies of the White Stripes' rare first album reissue didn't quite go as planned. He's angry at flippers, the fans that buy these albums for cheap prices and resell ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Musicals by the Most Prominent Bands Are All the Rage

    ​In between stops on a seemingly never ending tour, Bono and The Edge of U2 have been composing the music and lyrics for the Broadway show "Spiderman." The idea to get involved in a musical also struck a chord with Green Day. They're currently prepping for their show American Idiot, in which Billi ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Green Day at Cricket Wireless Pavilion Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaGreen Day on stage at Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix.​Green Day August 30, 2010 Cricket Wireless Pavilion It's a mixed blessing when the band you see at your first real concert goes on to become one of the biggest and best bands of their generation. On one hand, you probably g ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    10 Musicians in Guyliner to Love--or Mock

    In honor of impending arrivals in the Valley by Adam Lambert and Green Day, here is a list of 10 modern-day musicians who don't think it's girlie to rock a little black eye pencil. Emo girls, eat your hearts out. And the rest of you, feel free to point and laugh.His expression is energetic, but he l ... 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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    March 22, 2010

    Green Day Announces Summer Tour, Phoenix Date in August

    Luke HolwerdaGreen Day's Billie Joe Armstrong on stage at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix. See more shots of last year's Green Day concert in our slide show.Green Day announced a summer tour this morning, including a show that will bring the band to Phoenix for a second straight August.Last year the ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Iggy and The Stooges Shake Up the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Billie Joe Armstrong savors the moment with Iggy Pop.​Rolling Stone gives everyone the highlights of last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. You know -- just in case you lost your ticket to the Waldorf and/or cannot afford top-tier cable channels.While each year is unique, peop ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Tonight

    Iggy & The Stooges will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, amongst others.​The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is hosting its induction ceremony tonight.Too bad you can only watch it if you get the Fuse channel, or if you happen to be at the Waldorf Astoria in New Y ... More >>

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    August 23, 2009

    Green Day Brings Classic Rock Feel To U.S. Airways Show

    Luke HolwerdaGreen Day's Billy Joe Armstrong on stage at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix.​Depending on who you ask, there's something either: a) vaguelyorb) obviously and irredeemably pathetic about a 37-year-old man in skinny black jeans. So, yes, Green Day singer Billy Joe Armstrong immediatly ... More >>

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    August 23, 2009

    Green Day in 140 Characters or Less

    Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong isn't a fan of cell phones at concerts. "Put away your cell phones, this is a fucking live concert!" he yelled at Saturday night's show at U.S. Airways Center in downtown Phoenix. Still, the Valley of the Sun was ablaze with tweets from the show. Here are a few of ou ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    May 8, 2009

    Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon Suggests Smoking Pot Today?

    Does Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon want you to toke up today? Probably not, though, if you'd had a few bong hits you could read that in to a press release declaring today "A Green Day for Green Day," in honor of tickets going on sale for the California punk trio's August 22 show at U.S. Airways Center.T ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 5, 2009

    Green Day's Dookie -- 15 Years Later

    On this week 15 years ago, East Bay punk stalwarts Green Day released their career-defining album, Dookie. Yeah, I said career-defining. Say what you will about American Idiot and what it did for the band (skyrocketing them into mega-stardom), but Green Day wouldn't even have had a chance to record ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Concert of the Year Countdown: #8 Foxboro Hot Tubs

    Show: Foxboro Hot Tubs at the Brickhouse Theatre, May 26.Hundreds of people stood in line for hours to get into this sold-out show. The now-defunct Brickhouse Theatre was packed to capacity -- so much so that a few people passed out and had to be treated for heat exhaustion outside on the curb. For ... More >>

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    May 26, 2008
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    May 13, 2008

    Green Day will perform in Phoenix on May 25 -- sort of

    If Pollstar is to be believed, the members of Green Day will be playing a show in Phoenix on Sunday, May 25, at the Brickhouse Theatre. Huge news, right? Well, the reason nobody heard about this huge news is because Billy Joe Armstr ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Adam Panic


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    August 10, 2006

    Out From Down Under

    Aussie punks seek American airwaves

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    September 29, 2005

    Battle Acts

    Which act deserves your entertainment dollar this week?

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    August 28, 2003

    Stop, Don't Drop, Let Punk Roll

    Lookout! Records, much like REO Speedwagon, rolls with the changes

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    August 7, 2003
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    June 20, 2002

    Dead and Gone

    Berkeley boys look on the dark side

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    August 16, 2001

    Bless This Mess

    The Go-Go's, sweethearts of pop, move beyond old sins

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    May 31, 2001

    Richmond Sluts

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    November 9, 2000

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    Warning (Reprise)

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    January 1, 1998

    Critics' Choice

    A year-end recap of the albums that made it worthwhile to own a stereo in 1997