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Blitzen Trapper

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Backstreet Boys, ZZ Top, and More Announce Phoenix Shows

    Earlier in May, Justin Timberlake announced he would be coming through Phoenix on his enormous solo tour, which set off a concert-excitement bomb the likes of which hadn't been seen since -- well, since those Prince shows, I guess, even earlier in May. More recently, the Backstreet Boys announced th ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    September 11, 2012

    Green Day, The Sword, Dethklok, and More Just Announced Shows

    See also: Green Day's New Song "Epic as F*ck"? Not Even Close. See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's DookieWhen I was told by my editor to allow some room for a Green Day blurb, my first thought was "How awesome! It's like getting to write about how a former love stole my televison and left me ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    South Mountain Witness Gives Foster the People the Old-Timey Treatment

    See also: Take Cover: Dry River Yacht Club Covers The Beatles See also: Take Cover: Field Tripp Covers Townes Van Zandt See also: Foster the People @ Comerica Theatre, 7/6/12 See also: South Mountain Witness/North Brother Island @ JobotIt's tough to turn on the TV or radio without hearing a Foster t ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Incoming: The Pretty Reckless, Blitzen Trapper, South By Stateside

    ​When she's not spending her time being a gossip girl, Taylor Momsen is content with leaving her fans still wanting more. At least that's what the lead singer of The Pretty Reckless did last time the band performed here, when they limited their set to just half an hour. Talk about a drag.Maybe Mom ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Blitzen Trapper and Dawes at Crescent Ballroom, 10/10/11

    ​ Dawes and Blitzen Trapper Crescent Ballroom Monday, October 10, 2011 When you catch onto a band in its early stages, they become bigger in your head than they actually are in real life. For me, one of those bands has always been Blitzen Trapper. Their indie folk sound is exactly in line wit ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011
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    October 6, 2011

    Apache Lake Music Festival, Blitzen Trapper, Chico Mann, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​ Get ready for our very own Coachella this weekend. Well -- not really. As Christina Caldwell's feature explains, Apache Lake Music Festival isn't quite the same thing as that fest, but it does feature over 30 of Arizona's best bands in a remote setting. We've also got shorter features on Blitzen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith on the "L.A. Sound," Warren Zevon, and The Big Pink

    ​Nothing is Wrong, the sophomore album from Los Angeles rock 'n' roll band Dawes, is an earnest effort. There are times you wonder if it's too earnest, to forthcoming about its mellow, sun-drenched intentions. But the album works, charming right past your cynicism, with golden-hued tracks like t ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    15 Good Songs You Might've Missed in 2010

    Peter Storch​I listened to more than 3,000 songs in 2010, so I was asked to come up with a list of the best of the year. But you've probably heard "Swim" by Surfer Blood and "Boyfriend" by Best Coast and "Helicopter" by Deerhunter and "Hustle and Cuss" by the Dead Weather, so I came up with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Helmet, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Charlatans, Small Black, and more

    ​It's amazing how much music is released in a year. I've listened to nearly 270 records in their entirety this year, yet I still have a huge stack of unlistened CDs on my desk, several unlistened digital downloads in my iTunes, and a lengthy list of high-profile stuff I never got a chance to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Matt & Kim: Sidewalks

    ​Artist: Matt & KimTitle: SidewalksRelease date: November 2Label: FaderI suppose I should mention up front that I didn't like Tears for Fears in 1985 and I still don't 25 years later, even in a nostalgic sense. So it stands to reason that I have little use for Matt & Kim in 2010.It's not t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    The 88: The 88

    ​Artist: The 88Title: The 88 Release date: September 28 Label: Rocket ScienceWhat do you do if you're a band like The 88? You're top-flight songwriters and musicians, you get your songs placed in all kinds of big-name TV shows and high-profile TV commercials, you tour the country opening ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Warpaint: The Fool

    ​Artist: Warpaint Title: The Fool Release date: October 25 Label: Rough Trade The musical path taken by L.A. foursome Warpaint is well trodden -- but this kind of ultra-moody, sort of experimental, Joy Division-indebted music is usually plied by men. But Warpaint is a quartet of women, and in ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Screaming Females: Castle Talk

    ​Artist: Screaming Females Title: Castle Talk Release date: September 14 Label: Don Giovanni Back in the day, I'd hate to miss a good show (I'm still not happy that my parents wouldn't let me drive to Kalamazoo one Monday night to see Scratch Acid and Big Black play, ditto the time I couldn't ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown

    ​Artist: Kings of LeonTitle: Come Around SundownRelease date: October 19Label: RCAI think it's funny that people are getting all bent out of shape over the supposed "selling out" of Kings of Leon, saying their new record sucks worse than that sucky one that sold a bajillion copies a few years ago. ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Grinderman: Grinderman 2

    ​Artist: GrindermanTitle: Grinderman 2Release date: September 14Label: Anti-Most of the indie rock I've heard this year (well over 200 records and counting, with 11 weeks to go in this series) is really pretty toothless. Even the harder-rocking stuff, with its big drums or wall-of-sound guitars or ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #9

    ​Welcome to our latest podcast, in which Martin Cizmar and I play some new music and about it, too. On today's program, we discuss the merits of such bands as Wavves, Arcade Fire, The Budos Band, Jimmy Eat World, and local superstars Snake! Snake! Snakes!Here's the playlist:Jaill -- "The Stroller" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Tom Jones, Los Lobos, Chely Wright, 36Crazyfists, and more

    ​Lots of CDs piling up. Let's have a listen at a few, shall we?Norman -- Hay, Hay, Make a Wish and Turn Away: These boys play Neil Young-meets-Uncle Tupelo country-folk-rock through a cloudy, green filter befitting their Oregon provenance. Mostly, it works, especially when they veer away from the ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Cowboy Junkies, Winnie Cooper, Grieves, Shelby Lynne, and more

    ​Holy crap, only five-plus months left of Nothing Not New. I gotta get to a lot more new(-ish) releases. Let's roll . . .Cowboy Junkies -- Remnin Park: Who knew these dour Canadians were even still around? Remnin Park is a concept album inspired the Timmins' family month-long sojourn to China. Out ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    What's Selling: Stinkweeds Records

    ​You can always count on Kimber Lanning and the good people at Stinkweeds Records to be ultra supportive of local bands. So are the customers who shop there.it's always a nice treat to see homegrown kids chart on a record store's top ten list of what's selling for the week. This time, the latest r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    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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    June 29, 2010

    Blitzen Trapper at The Clubhouse on 6/28/10

    Shawn AndersonBlitzen Trapper's Eric Earley.​It's been my experience that many times fans of a particular band tend to have a propensity to take after the band that they love. Whether it's their general attitude, the way they dress, the way fans (particularly male fans) subconsciously copy the hai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    June 29 In Blogs: Pamela Gorman, First Friday, Blitzen Trapper, Maizie's, and Hispanics

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    June 25, 2010

    Anarbor at Warped Tour, Virginia's Secret Treasure, and Blitzen Trapper on Not Boycotting AZ in This Week's Issue

    Anarbor.​This week's music feature is on the local band Anarbor. Though their recent tour to Japan may have been a bit of a flop, involving lost teeth and a select band members lying in a pool of his own blood, they're poised to rock the Warped Tour, and are hoping that they'll come out of it with ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Michael Jackson Tributes Offered Tonight in Phoenix and Tempe

    ​It's hard to believe it's only been a year since the King of Pop's untimely death. Today marks the anniversary of the sad occaision and a few DJs in the PHX are marking the occaison with tribute nights and mixes. William Fucking Reed and the rest of the Sticky Fingers regulars (including Pri ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010
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    June 24, 2010

    Foals: Total Life Forever

    ​Artist: FoalsTitle: Total Life ForeverRelease date: June 22Label: Sub PopThough I disagree with a commenter on one of my posts this week (Shawn from excellent local music blog Electric Mustache) about the merits of electro-punk Sleigh Bells, I agree with him that S.B. are a band that you either l ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    June 15, 2010

    What's Selling: Stinkweeds Records

    ​While many highly anticipated records have finally dropped in the last few weeks, everyone from Spin to NPR to our very own Nothing Not New column has had something to say about the latest release from Blitzen Trapper. Phoenicians have not been oblivious, as Destroyer of the Void charted number o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #7

    ​Music editor Martin Cizmar and I are back with a new podcast. We've got new 10 songs and Martin's musings on his favorite record from the grunge era. Here's what's in store from podcast #7. Crystal Castles: "Empathy" Sleigh Bells: "Infinity Guitars" The Cool Kids: "Strawberry Girls" Ariel P ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo

    ​Artist: Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersTitle: MojoRelease date: June 15Label: RepriseHow many of you have acts that you'd never call yourself a fan of, would never buy one of their records, or pay money to see in concert, yet recognize that the acts have been around for so long and written songs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Delta Spirit, Stereo Total, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Cringe, The Dig, and more

    ​Let's clear off the desk, shall we?Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! -- This band on the Kill Rock Stars label is a multi-lingual new-New Wave boy-girl band with songs sung in English, German, and French. It's quirky with a capital "Q" and not nearly as charming as it thinks it is. Still, most songs are un ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010
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    June 10, 2010

    Twittenemies and Online Nemeses, New Record Releases, and More in This Week's Issue

    Elycia Marie: Martin Cizmar's internet nemesis.​This week's music feature is an explanation of the strange series of events that made Elycia Marie, the girlfriend of Malcolm in the Middle child star Frankie Muniz, who plays drums for a Phoenix band, the Twitter nemesis of music editor Martin Cizma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today

    ​Today has finally, finally arrived and it is glorious. This Tuesday marks a mega-ginormous day of stellar new releases, the likes of which the much-ballyhooed month of May never quite reached.Leading the way is L.A. lo-fi indie rockers Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti with their fantastic effort Bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Blitzen Trapper: Ever Wonder What the Hell That Means, Exactly?

    Blitzen Trapper.​Have you ever really liked a band, but wondered, "How the hell did they come up with their name? What exactly does that mean?"Truth is, most professional music journalists would be waaaay too embarrassed to ask such a question of anyone other than the winner of a local Battle of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Incoming: Blitzen Trapper, Cypress Hill, Passafire, Annuals

    ​It's going to be hard to top last week's announcement that Justin Bieber will be playing Glendale this July. But we must move on, and move on we shall. That's where Portland's Blitzen Trapper comes into play. The noted indie/folk band will play The Clubhouse this June in a fantastic bit of news f ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Incoming: Justin Bieber, Green Day, Paramore, Tim McGraw, Chicago

    Justin Bieber. Deal with it.​Oh baby: Phoenix is about to get Bieber Fever! Canadian pop singer/world-dominator Justin Bieber plays Jobing.com Arena this July. It seems you can't swing a dead cat these days without that same cat mentioning something about Justin Bieber. He has an absolute str ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Calexico, Sharon Jones, Andrew Bird, to Play Newport Folk Festival

    Arizona's Calexico.​The Newport Folk Festival is historically significant, not just because of its ever-exciting, often bleeding edge lineup, but because in 1965 Bob Dylan decided to plug in and play electric, much to the dismay of a large portion of the crowd. That set forever changed people's id ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Announced: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Weezer, Stevie Wonder and More

    ​Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival has announced a full line-up for this June. No real surprises here: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, and the Flaming Lips are the top of the pile.The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Austin City Limits Jumps on Festival Bandwagon, Announces Lineup

    Austin City Limits: recycling this year's festival headliners so you don't have to The lineup for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival has been announced and it is teeming with top-notch talent. The Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band round out the top slots of Outside Lands Lollapa ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Five Pacific Northwest Albums That Made a Difference in 2008

    Some of the more well-received albums of 2008 have come from the rainy, bike-loving confines of the Pacific Northwest - a trusty bastion for indie rock and insanely innovative pop. When bands from the two meccas of the Pacific Northwest - Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington - emerge onto the na ... More >>

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    December 28, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    By Noah W. Bailey Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... More >>

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    December 27, 2008

    Top Ten Indie Rock Albums of 2008

    By Michael Roberts In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're t ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Rolling Stone: Still Blowing Bob Dylan

    Rolling Stone, that music magazine that felt it necessary to feature the ladies from MTV's The Hills on the cover of its May issue, just released its list of top 50 albums of 2008. Wouldn't you know it; they put Bob Dylan at number two. Why not number one, Rolling Stone? Maybe because they realize ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Earley to Rise

    Blitzen Trapper catches buzz through the fuzz

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