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    November 1, 2012
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    September 27, 2012
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    September 20, 2012
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    July 5, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    A Brief History of White Boy Soul

    Mayer Hawthorne is a terrible, terrible rapper. Should you decide to hear "Haircut" drop a quick 16, be forewarned. But the man has pipes. The sharp-suited crooner showed a deep, well vetted knowledge of African-American music--most principally Stax and Motown soul--on last year's How Do You Do (Uni ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    New Times Writers and Designers Up for Six National Journalism Awards

    New Times has come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass -- and we're all out of bubblegum.New Times writers and designers have been nominated sixfold for this year's Association of Alternative Newsmedia's AltWeekly Awards.This comes a month after raking in 30 journalism awards, including first-place ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Tumblr of the Week: Bon Iver Erotic Stories

    It felt like kind of a big deal when indie soft-rocker Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) won a Grammy Award. But that's nothing compared to his status as the world's unlikeliest sex symbol. I mean, have you ever fantasized about Justin Vernon?Perhaps you've envisioned yourself in a romantic scenario with him ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Florence and the Machine, Coachella, and The Love Me Nots (With Jim Adkins) Over the Weekend

    Florence and the Machine @ Comerica Theatre When I streamed the band's Coachella performance last weekend so I could get an idea of what to expect when they came to Phoenix, I thought, "She's great, but something about the performance is kind of weird." To hell with those thoughts! Last night, Flor ... More >>

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    April 22, 2012

    Bon Iver - Coachella 2012 - 4/21/12

    Bon Iver Coachella April 21, 2012 See also: *Our Complete Coachella Coverage Better than...trying to dance off your sunburn. Flickering strands of glowing balloons swayed gently over the polo fields as the crowd drew in for Bon Iver's set on the main stage yesterday evening. Sunburnt and spent, ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Lady La, What Are You Listening To?

    Lady La Lady La is the morning show host for 101.5 JAMZ FM Monday-Friday from 6-10 a.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KOOL 94.5 FM. What's the first album you bought? Timbaland & Magoo. What's the first concert you saw? E ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Radiohead: Really, What's the Big Deal?

    ​There are certain artists whose appeal and popularity I could never seem to justify. To no avail, I've tried to be open-minded and give them a chance time and time again.I'll never know why the whole world thinks Arcade Fire is the bee's knees. Nor do I think Lana Del Rey's music is anything spec ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Tumblr of the Week: Who is Bon Iver?

    ​Bon Iver is the new Arcade Fire of the Grammy Awards. In classic "Who is..." Tumblr fashion, a plethora of people have taken to the interwebs to express their disdain for Justin Vernon and co. because they won the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album awards, simply because they had "never ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    February 3, 2012

    Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012: Beck Is Back, Jack White to Perform Solo

    Sasquatch! Music Festival​Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights and Tenacious D will be headlining Sasquatch! Music Festival this year.Kudos to the good people of Sasquatch for digging Beck out of the grave. Hopefully this means he's finally got some new material. Beirut, Girl Talk, The R ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Pazz and Jop Poll Critics' Poll 2012

    The Village Voice's 39th annual Pazz and Jop critics' poll is live. Drawing from some 700 ballots, tUnE-yArDs' w h o k i l l topped the favorite albums list, and Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" topped the singles list. Those looking for familiar New Times bylines in the individual ballots will not ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums of the Year

    ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Contrary to popular belief, CD's and vinyl are moving off of music store shelves just fine. According to a report in the Washing ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Boys and Frogs Sorry For the Weight Mixtape

    Peoria-based indie popsters Boys and Frogs have a flair for the dramatic: witness the bands excellent and creepy videos. But the cover for the trio's new mixtape, Sorry For the Weight (a pun regarding the wait for the band's follow-up to their last LP, Rain Dance Snowed In) takes the cake, ripping ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Wait a Minute Mr. Postman: 10 Songs About the Mail

    ​By now it's news to no one that the United States Postal Service is in trouble. As detailed by Nick Greene earlier this month at Village Voice's Running Scared, this means print media is in for a punch (you know, while it's down and everything), your bills are going to show up later than they ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Mike Escoto

    Bon Iver​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment comes from Mike Escoto, who contributes to Up on the Sun and is one of the main perpetrators over ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    15 Favorite National Songs: Jason P. Woodbury

    Michael Kiwanuka​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy! I'm already regretting this one. I left so much off this list it hurts, deserving songs from the li ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Top 10 Songs of 2011: Christina Caldwell

    White Denim​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment comes from Christina Caldwell, who came on board as a major contributor to Up on the Sun this y ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Five Favorite Shows of 2011: Jason P. Woodbury

    Kurt Vile at the Rhythm Room​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, editor Jason P. Woodbury and the staff will countdown their favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. A lot of people imagine this job as nothing but us writers lo ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Lenni Rosenblum

    Hell no, this did not make my list.​I was fairly unimpressed by this year's new releases, which says a lot considering I'm not all that hard to impress, musically speaking. Although a lot of great albums came out, I don't think that 2011 was a very special year as far as new releases go, and frank ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Active Child's Pat Grossi on Irony, and Sounds From Another Era

    Brent Mullins​The '80s. Pretty much since they ended, there has been mini-to-full-scale '80s revivals every few years, with New Wave, dance punk, vintage hip-hop and other sounds of the cocaine-decade repurposed by young musicians. But some of 2011's most buzzed-about records share a common bond, ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    The 10 Worst Songs of 2011 (So Far)

    ​It's hard to believe that the same year that brought the bone-chilling beauty of Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues and Bon Iver's self-titled release produced the musical pairing pictured above. Yes, Jack White and ICP, the combination that no one -- not their fans, not the critics, not even the Lo ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Ten Great Albums Overlooked in 2011

    When our sister paper The Village Voice publishes the results of its annual Pazz & Jop poll next February, there will be three or four albums that invariably get a nod on every ballot. See: Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues, Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne, and Girls' Father, Son, Holy Ghost. ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Five Movies Outshined By Their Soundtracks

    ​It's impossible to not hate almost everything about Twilight. The books changed what "vampire" means to an entire generation. Now, it's less about being an undead monster than it is about misunderstood hunks with sparkly pale skin. Then, the movies went on to solidify the idea that as long a ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and The Walkmen at Comerica Theatre, 9-15-11 (With Video)

    Maria VassettBon Iver​Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and The Walkmen Comerica Theatre Thursday, September 15, 2011 It feels like I've been discussing the term "indie" with a lot of people lately. Last week's Foster the People show spurred a lot of the conversation, which basically boils down to this: ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    September 15, 2011

    The New F-O's, Broloaf, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​ In this week's issue Nicki Escudero brings you the story of The New F-O's, who are taking the Old Town Scottsdale scene by storm with dance-friendly hip-pop. In our Shrapnel section Mike Escoto pontificates on the Bon Iver/Fleet Foxes gig (which may well be the Superbowl of indie concerts), and ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    What's Selling: Revolver Records Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    ​ Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. It's been eight months since Adele's sophomore album, 21, debuted with a bluesy pop fervor that has helped the soulstress c ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    What's Selling: Revolver Records Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    revolveraz.com​Since 2007, Revolver Records has kept its racks full of music elation with a vast collection of vinyl, CDs and DVDs. Their website boasts that the shop carries more than 25,000 new and used LPs, providing Phoenicians with plenty of ways to fill their ears with euphoria. Find out ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Happy Bon Iver Day!

    Bon Iver​Construction paper? Check. Squiggly scissors? Got 'em. Magazine cut-outs of kittens? Definitely. No, we're not helping our kid sister make a collage; we're making ironic D.I.Y holiday cards to celebrate Bon Iver Day. That's right, y'all, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed July ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    What's Selling: Stinkweeds Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/letfunbegin/2162038913/​Remember when you used to buy your music from, you know ... an actual music store? We do too. Valley storefronts like Stinkweeds, Revolver Records, Hoodlums, and Zia Record Exchange continue to be reliable sources for music fans to find their mu ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Iceage Scheduled to Play Yellow Canary Dance Hall on July 19

    ​ As a discerning music lover, you've no doubt been asking yourself, "Are any bands deemed "Best New Music" by the tastemakers at Pitchfork coming to Phoenix this summer?" Well yeah, a couple, including Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Kurt Vile, and Cut Copy. But if you were to ask yourself "Will any bands ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Bon Iver Fleet Foxes The Walkmen Comerica Theatre = Indie Rock Pants Wetting

    Bon Iver​ In case you've missed practically every noteworthy blog hyping it, or didn't watch The Colbert Report last night, here's some news: Bon Iver, the band, released Bon Iver, the album, today. It's the band's second outing, and technically the first that was recorded as a band and not just ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    June 21 In Blogs: John McCain, Red Hot Robot, Clarence Clemons, Cork, and Medical Marijuana

    ​​​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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    April 21, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis Still Hate Each Other. Surprise.

    ​Take the L out of "lover" because it's over. Liam and Noel Gallagher of British rock group Oasis, are essentially calling it quits as brothers, according to Spinner.Is this the fiftieth or the fifty-first time they've declared this? I've lost count. We get it, they hate each other and they'r ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Kanye West: Still the Busiest Mofo in America

    ​Kanye West has been in music news nearly every day for the past week. You'd think this guy was taking over the world or something.'Ye has been releasing a new track every week on his Twitter (@kanyewest) and has named the weekly occasion G.O.O.D. Fridays. Collaborations have included Chris Brown, ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    February 2, 2010

    Canadian Music Mag Names Transgender Man Sexiest in Canada

    ​Chart Attack readers named Lucas Silveira of Canadian rockers The Cliks, the "Throw Your Underwear Award." This makes him the first transgender man to win. He even beat out Avril Lavigne's ex, Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley. Considering that the rock world is progressive, but still has stark lin ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Katy Perry and Rivers Cuomo Team Up, Simon Sues Starbucks, Creed Tickets for 75 Cents

    Electric Mustache: Photos: Vivian Girls at Modified Arts 10/13/2009Idolator: Would You Go See Creed If You Only Had To Pay 75 Cents For The Privilege?NME: Sex Pistols to sue over 'God Save The Cream' ad campaign?Pitchfork: Rivers Cuomo to Work With Katy PerryPitchfork: Hear Bon Iver's "Last Show for ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    New Moon Soundtrack Hits the Interwebs

    The New Moon Soundtrack features contributions from Grizzly Bear, Muse, Thom Yorke and Death Cab For Cutie​All of the sudden, the soundtrack for the newest movie in the Twilight Saga, New Moon,  turned into an indie rock/hipster collective. Jump-started by the Death Cab For Cutie single "Equi ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    February 11, 2009

    Andrew Bird, Franz Ferdinand, Bon Iver, and Courtney Marie Andrews are Just Some of What's Selling at Stinkweeds Record Exchange

    It sucks pretty hard that Tucson gets all the cool shows these days. Like Andrew Bird, who's making a stop in the Old Pueblo this Saturday to gig at the Rialto, but won't make a stop in Phoenix. This truly blows, since we've been digging on the talented singer/songwriter since we first saw him perf ... 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 22, 2008

    The Best Album of 2008? Sorry 'Science,' I Go With Girl Talk

    Can an album comprised solely of samples really be an artistic achievement? Honestly, I'm a little bit torn about naming Girl Talk's Feed The Animals the best album of the year. After all, it is a record made up entirely of mashups, so, strictly speaking, there's not a note of new music in this ba ... More >>

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