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  • Film

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Why Music Fans Should Be Watching RuPaul's Drag Race

    Call it the chief paradox of modern pop culture: Most reality television shows blow, but we keep watching, because in a weird way they're as compelling as they are mindlessly entertaining: The exploits of Honey Boo Boo's family may be exploitative, but dammit if they don't love each other. The Karda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Club Candids: Chandler Sandbar

    "Chandler nightlife" sounds like an oxymoron. Sure, the city is home to a skatepark and a big mall, but unless you're a teenager borrowing your parents' car, the town isn't exactly a nightlife hot spot. Because of this, Chandler benefits from businesses that stay open past 10 p.m. There are a few s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Nicki Minaj Is Bringing Her "Pink Friday" Tour to Phoenix

    Hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj is bringing her "Pink Friday" tour to Phoenix on Tuesday, August 7, at Comerica Theatre. The 14-date North American tour finds her skipping some pretty big cities (L.A. and Philadelphia get radio shows) on her first headlining tour, but returning to Phoenix after suppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Gene Simmons Has Beef With Rihanna, and Probably a Few Other Pop Stars

    ​See also: KISS and Motley Crue Are Coming to Phoenix (Together!)Don't make lip-syncing a habit at concerts, or outspoken KISS-man Gene Simmons will have something to say about it."We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them," Simmons said at a pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011
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    July 27, 2011

    July 27 In Blogs: Entourage, Chartreuse, Pauly D, Russell Pearce, and Daniel Tosh

    ​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

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Chris Brown Carelessly Infuriates His Neighbors

    ​It's tough enough to have a regular bad neighbor, but your living situation will be made particularly difficult if your neighbor is Chris Brown, according to the Boom Box.Residents of the same West Hollywood condos as Chris Brown have been complaining about the late night dog races that he holds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    June 23 In Blogs: Joe Arpaio, Andrew Knochel, The Glitch Mob, Beet StrEAT, and Stealing Evidence

    ​​​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:

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    LCD Soundsystem Goes Out With a Bang at Final Show at MSG

    PitchforkAfter a ton of shenanigans regarding StubHub scalpers and seemingly unexplainable technical TicketMaster difficulties, LCD Soundsystem finally performed their grand farewell show at Madison Square Garden, according to Spinner.Pitchfork made dreams come true by bringing the unforgettable con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    March 31 In Blogs: NightFuse, Britney Spears, Cycle, and Meth

    ​​​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:

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Kanye's 'All of the Lights' Video Removed From YouTube For Inducing Seizures

    ​An organization called Epilepsy Action got YouTube to take down Kanye West's new music video for his song "All of the Lights," according to Stereogum.After receiving numerous calls about people being affected by epilepsy after watching Kanye's video, Epilepsy Action took a stand and made som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Kristin Anderson, What Are You Listening To?

    Kristin Anderson​Kristin Anderson The Fox10 news anchor is participating in the Climb to Conquer Cancer on Saturday, February 26. Go to to join her Fox10 team. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Prob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Beyonce and Sleigh Bells Collaborate in the Studio

    ​Diplo says noise pop duo Sleigh Bells have been hitting the studio with Beyonce, according to NME.The producer recently blogged about being in the studio together with the three musicians. Sleigh Bells' album Treats was played for the good people who work for Beyonce, and now they're working on s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Dec. 3 In Blogs: The DREAM Act, Tovrea Castle, Britney Spears, and Tammy Banovac

    ​​​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:

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Katy Perry Loses Herself on 'Teenage Dream,' But It's Still Super-Catchy

    ​You could never really call Katy Perry original. From the moment she broke onto the scene with her first mainstream single, "I Kissed a Girl," she was criticized for copying the title of the track by Jill Sobule. Her songs have always been sticky sweet pop that's radio-ready, but on her debut, On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Miike Snow at The Clubhouse

    ​It seems like the ticket to quick success for a band these days is either getting your song on an iPod commercial or on a popular television show. The latter seems to have been the case for Swedish electro-pop outfit Miike Snow. Of course they didn't just get their song on one popular televisio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    6 Last Minute Valentine's Day Don'ts of this either. ​ News flash: Valentine's Day is in less than 48 hours. If you don't have plans now, you will be tempted to take dangerous paths towards Valentine's Day merriment. Luckily for you, we have experienced all of the possible p ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Exile on Main Street, U.S.A.

    SoCal artist punks Disney

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Pearl Jam Pay Tribute To MJ, The Versitility of "Yakety Sax," Kurt Vile Coming to Modified

    Electric Mustache: Kurt Vile To Play Modified Arts This OctoberIdolator: Britney Spears' Secret Classic-Rock Past Revealed?Idolator: Ten Bands That Should (And Ten Bands That Shouldn't) Grace Us With A Cover Of "Yakety Sax"NME: Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint 3' tracklisting unveiledSo Much Silence: Throw Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Other People's Blogs: Meg White, Trent Reznor Marry, Coldplay Vs. Cat, Babyshambles get Britpoppy

    Pitchfork: Meg White, Trent Reznor Getting Married (No, Not to Each Other, Sorry)Spin: Yusuf Islam Accuses Coldplay of PlagiarismSpin: Babyshambles Channel Stone Roses On New RecordRolling Stone: Britney Spears Fan Arrested for Crashing Stage at "Circus" Show

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    You Asked For It: Goodbye To Pretty

    Generally, I write positive reviews about bands that are good at what they do. I like a little bit of everything, so it's not that hard for me to appreciate either a delicate ballad or ear-shredding thrash. Shit, I genuinely love the first Britney Spears record, and think Toby Keith is a tragically ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Why You Have To Pay So Much for Good Seats

    On March 11, the Wall Street Journal ran an article titled "Concert Tickets Get Set Aside, Marked Up by Artists, Managers" written by Ethan Smith. In it, Smith explains the practice of large promoters, Ticketmaster, and artists teaming up to take the best seats at concerts and then not selling them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Coachella Artists Start Leaking

    The first batch of bands for the hottest music festival around, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has been leaked. Confirmed Artists: the Killers, the Airborne Toxic Event, the Bug, Buraka Som Sistema, Crystal Castles, Drop The Lime, Fleet Foxes, Flying Lotus, Girl Talk, the Hold Steady, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Dec. 3 In Blogs: Cheap Trick, Free Subs, Don Bivens, The Arizona Republic and More

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Editors Take Big Hits in Arizona Republic Layoffs Free Hot Air Balloon ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Pop Tarts

    Troupe skewers the Great American Car Wreck

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    February 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Props to Our Peeps: The Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards on Sept. 23

    If you tuned into MTV's Video Music Awards this year, you may have noticed one big thing: they sucked. Between Britney Spears' underwhelming performance (note to Brit: your career is over; you might as well pose for Playboy while your body is still somewhat nubile), Kanye West's temper tant ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Patriot Pop Quiz

    No Googling

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    The Friday Poll: Who do you wanna see bald other than Britney Spears?

    Gov. Janet Napolitano: Hey, that's one way to lose the mullet. In honor of ex-pop tart Britney Spears goin' all cue ball on us, this week's Friday poll is a simple one: "Which celebrity or public official would you like to see shorn of locks and why?" Poll participants were asked to choose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Best News Day Ever

    Pacific Coast News Happier Times Lefties get the House, maybe the Senate, Rumsfeld resigns, but even better than that - Britney filed for divorce!! Ordinarily I stick to BS-ing about local music steez up in this piece, but I had to pass on the fantastic news that Britney Spears is ditching K-Fed, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005

    You GoGirls

    Touring chicks rock Tempe

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    The Thrifty Ear

    Spend no more than $10 on music this week

  • Music

    August 12, 2004
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    May 6, 2004
  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    Liberty for None

    Mandy Moore's likable enough; wish we could say the same about her movie

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2003

    Show and Tell

    More, is just more

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    Critics Vs 2002

    The Year's Best in Movies, TV and Music

  • Music

    August 29, 2002


    The anti-Britney tears pop a new one

  • Music

    April 4, 2002


    In Search of N*E*R*D (Virgin)

  • Culture

    November 8, 2001

    A New Tune

    After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same

  • Music

    September 13, 2001


    Vespertine (Elektra)

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Nixon's Head

    Take It! (Groove Disques)

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2000

    It's Always Fair Weather

    State Fair's appeal timeless

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    I, Claudia

    Claudia DiFolco isn't really a ditz. She just plays one on TV.

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    In Sync

    The Dark Side of Oz? Man, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Hit Me, Baby, One More Time

    Jimmy Eat World gets some Rolling Stone-size love from Blink-182

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    Guns 'n' Poses

    Trashman finds that he can no longer enjoy a beer in peace

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