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    October 12, 2012

    Top Five Shows to See This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Unable to get out of town and head to the massive Apache Lake Music Festival this weekend? Don't worry, t ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    President Gator Records Launches This Weekend at Crescent Ballroom

    Downtown Phoenix regulars know Jeremiah Gratza -- he's that dapper guy with white-rimmed glasses and usually a snazzy hat -- as Director of Operations of local promotion house Stateside Presents. But Gratza is looking to expand his resume by launching a brand new vinyl imprint. Gratza is celebrati ... More >>

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    July 14, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Miniature Tigers Cover The Beatles, Play With The Roots, and Uh, Do the Theme From Friends On New Mixtape

    See also: Miniature Tigers Paint a Sensual Scene With Mia Pharaoh See also: Miniature Tigers' Charlie Brand: "We Wanted To Have This Warm, Beautiful Feeling To The Album" If you're anything like me, you've been sitting around going, "Man, when is Miniature Tigers going to follow up Mia Pharaoh, the ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Miniature Tigers, Pretty & Nice, Geographer, The Chain Gang of 1974 at Crescent Ballroom, 3/8/12

    Miniature Tigers Crescent Ballroom Thursday, March 8 See the full Miniature Tigers slideshow here. I'm gonna go ahead and start with the general takeaway feeling from Thursday night's lineup of four, under-the radar(ish) bands playing before an audience of Phoenix's finest (and drunkest) indie ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Miniature Tigers' Charlie Brand: "We Wanted To Have This Warm, Beautiful Feeling To The Album"

    If Miniature Tigers was ever to have an official "day" in Phoenix, it would be today. The band is playing two shows, one at Crescent Ballroom as part of the Modern Art Records Tour celebrating the release of Mia Pharaoh, and a free in-store performance at Stinkweeds at 5 p.m. There's also a rather l ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Modern Art Records' Ben Collins on Why Bands Skip Phoenix on Tour

    In this week's issue (on stands tomorrow and online later today) I spoke to Miniature Tigers frontman Charlie Brand about the new album, Mia Pharaoh. Call 'em a "Brooklyn band" if you must, but they're showing Phoenix plenty of love: There's that downtown mural, and they're performing twice tomorrow ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Miniature Tigers' Brandon Lee on New Album, Brooklyn, and Man-Bags

    It's been two years since Brandon Lee, longtime bassist for Phoenix-bred trip-hop/alternative band Chronic Future and founding member of indie record label Modern Art Records, moved to Brooklyn, New York. Since then, big things have indeed been happening for B-Lee in BK (along with the rest of ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Tennis and Miniature Tigers at Crescent Ballroom, 12/6/11

    Melissa Fossum​Let's just put it out there: The first time I heard indie boy-girl buzz band Tennis, I absolutely hated them. For starters, I generally hate chick singers who don't have anything spectacular to offer (though a few of my all-time faves are Victoria Legrand of Beach House and Nek ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: Miniature Tigers

    ​Arizona natives Miniature Tigers have been pretty busy in the last year. They performed with The Roots in the Red Bull Sound Clash, they've been working on their album Mia Pharaoh, they released a new single entitled "Boomerang," and most recently, they have just finished up their fall tour.This ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    The Roots, Miniature Tigers, Johnny Rawls, Djentrification, and Other Weekend Events

    The Roots are scheduled to perform at American Junkie in Scottsdale on Saturday during the Red Bull Soundclash.​Who'd win in a fight between local legends Miniature Tigers and the hip-hop icons of The Roots? Although its feels like we're making a Sophie's Choice between our two favorite children ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    Early Listening: Miniature Tigers - Fortress

    ​Listening to Fortress, the latest album from indie rock quartet Miniature Tigers, is a rather enjoyable affair, yet it leaves me heartbroken. My sorrow is born of the fact that Fortress would have been a top contender for album of the year among Arizona bands, if the band was still operating out ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Club Candids: An Evening of POP! at the Heard Museum's Native You

    ​It's summer. The nights are short. Therefore, so is the nightlife.This time around, instead of waiting for nightfall, we decided to head out while the sun was still up (gasp!) to check out "An Evening of POP!" at the Heard Museum (click here for the slideshow). It was all a part of the monthly th ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010
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    June 17, 2010

    A Post to Promote Charlie Brand's Solo Show at The Heard Museum (and My Review of Fortress)

    ​As far as I know, my review of Miniature Tigers' new record Fortress is the first professional piece printed on the formerly-of-Phoenix band's sophomore effort.I would have waited a few weeks to run it, actually, but for the fact that singer Charlie Brand is playing a solo acoustic show at the He ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Miniature Tigers and The Morning Benders at Rhythm Room

    Shawn Anderson​It was difficult to tell who the crowd at the Rhythm Room were more interested in seeing last night, the opener or the headliner. Sure, the Berkeley based indie-pop outfit The Morning Benders had the top billing for the show, but this is Phoenix and the opener was Miniature Tigers. ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010
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    October 26, 2009

    Miniature Tigers head off on tour tomorrow

    Local indie pop favorites Miniature Tigers (who are rumored to be moving out East soon) embark on a 2-month tour tomorrow across the country.

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    September 9, 2009

    Mini T's Add More Dates to Fall Tour

    Phoenix(ish) band Miniature Tigers have added more dates to their fall tour. The Charlie Brand-fronted outfit rumored to be moving to New York will be touring with fun., fronted by Phoenix expat Nate Ruess, as well as Say Anything, New Zealand's Ruby Suns and the Dodos.Full list of tour dates, inclu ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Miniature Tigers To Tour With Fun,

    fun.'s second tour won't come to Phoenix, but there is a little local flavor to be had when the new project by former Format mamber Nate Ruess hits the road later this month. Phoenix indie act Miniature Tigers, who recently opened for Ben Folds on his East Coast tour, has been tabbed to open (date ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    February 6, 2009

    Meet Charlie Brand of Miniature Tigers Tonight at Zia in Chandler

    Charlie Brand, lead singer of local indie rock darlings Miniature Tigers, will be departing the Valley tomorrow afternoon for the band's 11-city tour with Ben Folds later this month. But before the singer blows this pop stand, he'll be making a special in-store appearance tonight at Zia Record Excha ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Miniature Tigers Yucca Gig a Nice Send-Off for Big Tour

    With their star swiftly rising thanks to a slate of dates opening for Ben Folds and a showcase at SxSW, a lot of us showing up at Miniature Tigers' show at Yucca Tap Room last night kind of thought this could be one the last times we'd see the band for free. If that's the case, we got a great show t ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Ben Folds Recruits Miniature Tigers for Upcoming Tour

    It seems like everyone is becoming enamored of local indie rock outfit Miniature Tigers and their catchy songs these days, including Ben Folds. The Sony power pop pianist is reportedly a fan of the band and decided to tap them as an opening act for an upcoming tour of of the eastern United States n ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    September 15, 2008

    Miniature Tigers at Modified Arts

    By Joseph Golfen It’s not often that you get to see a great band from their humble beginnings. But anyone who was at the Modified Arts on Sunday got that chance as local band Miniature Tigers took to the stage, sending wonderful indie rock echoing through the walls of the tiny theater and out int ... More >>