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    July 23, 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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    May 3, 2012
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    November 25, 2011

    Jacki Orr, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Jacki Orr The multi-media artist, humorist, performer and publisher of the ladies' indie adult naughty mag PoolBoy Magazine hosts First Friday Night Live Friday, December 2 at The Firehouse at 11 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 online here. $7 tix at the door or $5 online here. When ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Win a Pair of Passes to See Star Slinger at Rhythm Room

    There's no getting around it. No matter how awesome DJ Star Slinger may have been before getting shouted out by Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, AKA Troy on one of TV's best shows, Community, he was immeasurably cooler afterward. The cred boost wasn't entirely necessary. Slinger, known as Darr ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    DJ Racoon on Beat Mass, SLASH Pool Party, & Straying From Top 40

    ​ By this point in July, it almost feels stupid to talk about how hot it is. Brains are practically melted, and the heat has just become this all oppressing force, destroying day-off plans and any semblance of ambition of doing anything outside. Anything besides lounging by the pool and drinking ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Top Ten Best You Asked For It Songs

    You Asked For It​In creating last week's list of the ten worst You Asked For It songs, I found myself thinking, "Well, I better make a list of the ten best songs, too." It's been infinitely more fun to listen to some local music that I actually enjoyed rather than slog through some crappy, shoddil ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    10 OTHER Songs to Light Up to on 4/20 (Video)

    ​With Coachella beginning only five days before 4/20 this year, it's a busy week for stoners. One thing that's essential for a good blazing session is a solid soundtrack to light up to. Chances are, you've already seen at least one list of songs -- they're hard to avoid today!So we've left out th ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Duran Duran, The Strokes Tapped For Coachella; Official Lineup Coming Soon UPDATE

    ​Coachella's official lineup should be announced very, very soon -- lest anyone forget that this week is usually when the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival makes it big announcement.In lieu of the entire festival lineup, a few acts have already been confirmed for the festival's 2011 editi ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 10, 2010

    The Whisperlights: Wake Up Dead EP

    The Whisperlights - Wake Up Dead EP​Artist: The WhisperlightsAlbum: Wake Up Dead EPBasics: Phoenix's The Whisperlights are amongst the stable of indie rock bands currently making the rounds in Phoenix/Tempe -- Black Carl, What Laura Says, Dry River Yacht Club, and Gospel Claws. Many an opening slo ... More >>

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    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 6, 2010

    Can $10 Million Buy a Weezer Breakup?

    ​New-Weezer hater James Burns has offered Weezer $10 million to break up, according to Consequence of Sound.Burns, who has been a fan of the band since the 90s, is hoping for $10 million in donations so he can bribe Weezer into never making songs like "Beverly Hills" ever again. The campaign has r ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan Warned By Female Prison Inmates

    Century Regional Detention Facility: Is this what Lohan's new home looks like?​According to PopEater and British tabloid The Sun, (don't you just love gossip first thing in the morning?) California prison inmates are warning Lohan that her time in the pen may be tougher than she expects. The Sun r ... 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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    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 24, 2010


    The Five Ghosts

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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 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 >>

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    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 1, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #6

    Peter M. Storch​Hope you all had a good Memorial Day weekend. Now that you're back on the clock, use company time to give a listen to the sixth Nothing Not New podcast. In this installment, music editor Martin Cizmar and I play 11 songs from recent new releases and discuss the industrial roots of ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: CocoRosie, Natalie Merchant, Disco Biscuits, The Sadies, Small Black, and more

    ​It's been a pretty big past two weeks for indie rock: Hold Steady, New Pornographers, Flying Lotus, The National, The Dead Weather. That's a lot of heavy-hitters. Meanwhile, some lower-profile stuff has been piling up on my desk, so it's time to give you a rundown of the other stuff I've been lis ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Male Bonding: Nothing Hurts

    ​Artist: Male BondingTitle: Nothing HurtsRelease date: May 11Label: Sub PopRemember all the buzz about Wavves last year? I thought they were just okay. Hopefully, their next record (slated for release this year) will be better. In the meantime, I'll be listening to the new record by Male Bonding, ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma

    ​Artist: Flying LotusTitle: CosmogrammaRelease date: May 3Label: Warp RecordsA while back, a reader posted a comment on one of my Nothing Not New posts asking why I continued to listen to electronic/laptop music even though I don't care for it all that much.Well, first of all, in the spirit of the ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    What's Spinning: Radio Phoenix

    Dakota Jeane is just one of the local artists that made Radio Phoenix's weekly top ten list.​It's always lovely to see local radio stations supporting local bands. Radio Phoenix always makes an effort, but this week in particular they're spinning our local kids more than a little. Though MGMT's re ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Could Adam Ant Be Collaborating with a Gallagher Brother?

    Adam Ant.​According to NME, Adam Ant has publicly stated that he's made his first album in 15 years, and that you'll be able to hear an ex-Oasis member on it.If you're anything like me, and you were totally and completely devastated when you found out that Noel Gallagher had finally had it up to h ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Spin's Best & Worst Moments of Coachella

    ​So if you weren't fortunate enough to make it to Coachella this year -- I along with several of my fellow disappointed New Times staffers fall into that category -- and you're not too broken up about it to find out how it actually went, Spin offers up the high and lowlights of the fest, both from ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Sasquatch Announces 2010 Lineup

    The 2010 lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been announced, and it is, my friends, rather impressive (finally)​​It's been a long time coming, but the Sasquatch! Music Festival -- held annually at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater over Memorial Day weekend -- has come of age. Too long the ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Jay Reatard's Cause of Death Determined

    ​According to the medical examiner in Shelby County, Tennessee, where Memphis is located, 29-year-old Jay Reatard died from "cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death." His real name was Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., and on Jan. 17 he was buried near Isaac Hayes. At the ti ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Excess Redefined With Axl Rose

    ​Axl Rose's latest incarnation of Guns N' Roses, Chinese Democracy,  took over 17 years to complete which quite possibly made it the most anticipated album of the past two decades. You may remember that the folks at Dr. Pepper were so excited and skeptical about its release that th ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 13, 2009

    Metric at Martini Ranch

    Luke HolwerdaMetric at Martini Ranch​Scarf-and-sweatered, I took my place at the very end of a very long line that wrapped around Martini Ranch and down Stetson Drive. For amusement, confused attendees waltzed up and down the line, asking with perplexity, "Is this the will call line?" I gathered t ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    September 19, 2009

    Most Serene Republic and The Grates Win Hearts, Don't Break Teeth at Modified

    ​ At first glance, The Most Serene Repulic and The Grates touring together seems unlikely -- even odd. The former is a Toronto-based snapshot of what Arts & Crafts does best: Broken Social Scene's intricate textures and soundscapes with the personality dynamic of Stars. The latter is a pop-inf ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Amazon Trots out Their "100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time"

    Amazon takes their shot at indie rock's 100 greatest albumsThe fine folks over at decided that the time was ripe to assemble a list of the best indie rock albums of all time. Indie rock is a genre either really easy to define or kind of confusing to define, but that sentiment did not hol ... More >>

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    March 29, 2007

    Rx Bandits, k-oS

    Rappin' and skankin' until the cows come home

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    March 1, 2007

    Poppy Hybrids

    Annuals´ sound stems from Brian Wilson, Brad Paisley, and "big-ass dogs"

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    March 23, 2006

    Indie Kids

    See You on the Moon! appeals to grown-ups as much as children

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    February 2, 2006

    Of Montreal


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    January 5, 2006

    Let There Be Rock

    Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways

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    November 3, 2005

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    October 27, 2005
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    October 20, 2005
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    May 12, 2005


    Let It Die

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    May 13, 2004


    Getting nostalgic at Coachella

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    January 1, 2004

    Original Soul

    This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.

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    July 24, 2003

    Broken Social Scene

    You Forgot It in People (Arts & Crafts)

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