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Chris Parker

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    May 23, 2014

    Five Must-See Concerts Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Memorial Day is when we, as a nation, proudly get together and celebrate the men and women of the armed services who have died in order to give us an extra day off. Bad joke. But the reality is so damned depressing it's hard to think of anything else. It might have vanished from our country's coll ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Kevin Devine: Kickstarter Success "Was Bonkers"

    by Chris Parker "For a long time, you're chasing being thought of as this terminally unique snowflake," says Brooklyn singer/songwriter Kevin Devine. "And then you kind of realize you're a worker among workers -- and you put your boots on." The 33-year-old musician is reflecting on the reverse met ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    Final Halloween costume-related update: At least one of these weekend shows will offer you a discounted ticket in exchange for coming in costume, which is a little like getting a free meal for dragging your Christmas tree somewhere in February. If you'd like to know which one, you can just wear yo ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    I've been talking to the judges, and they tell me that--because this is the last genuine weekend until Halloween--they're going to uphold your appeal about being able to wear costumes without being judged too badly about it. Well, most costumes. Good luck trying to get that super hilarious Miley C ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    October 17, 2013
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    June 12, 2013

    Grace Potter: "Do I Want To Do The Katy Perry Thing?"

    by Chris Parker Wild and free like much of what you'll find in Vermont, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals have had the opportunity to grow on for four albums on Disney subsidiary Hollywood Records. They've never stood still, passing from rootsy jam to southern rock to the atmospheric dance-tinged mod ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Has there been any point in the last 50 years in which people weren't convinced rock and roll needed saving? Fall Out Boy's latest album isn't a boast or a promise so much as the natural career path for rock stars who've become monstrously successful and lived to tell about it, Huey Lewis and the Ne ... More >>

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    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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    May 10, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    So are you a Tribute-John guy, or a Tribute-Paul guy? Or a Tribute-George guy, I guess? This question and more answered in this week's list of five Phoenix-area shows this weekend.

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    May 9, 2013

    Ra Ra Riot on Lineup Changes, The Singularity, and Blade Runner

    By Chris Parker Syracuse's Ra Ra Riot -- set to play Du Hot Club De Bizarre Thursday night -- began playing college parties, and before long they'd found a strange, intoxicating sweet spot between spiky Pixies-inflected post-punk and chamber pop that earned them comparisons to fellow emerging New Y ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    One of the bands you can see this week around Phoenix has a famous song called "A Praise Chorus." Another of the bands you can see this week titled the first song of their first album "Penis." See which one of those bands is Jimmy Eat World after the jump!

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    April 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    It's become a tradition around here. Every week, on Monday -- the worst of all days -- we bring you our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix this week. You know, to help make it all bearable. Dig in, kiddos.

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    February 4, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    It's the Monday after the big game, which means you're back at the office, standing around the water cooler listening to your most annoying co-worker recreate his favorite Super Bowl commercial in vivid, poorly-acted detail. Excruciating, right? No fear. 5 o'clock is on its way, and this week br ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Daniel Johnston's in Love With a Mad, Mad World

    Editor's note: Last November Daniel Johnston missed a flight and was forced to reschedule his stop at Crescent Ballroom. But time flies, and this weekend, on Sunday, February 3, he's slated to make up his date with a special performance. We ran this piece from New Times contributor Chris Parker in ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Metro Phoenix

    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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    December 3, 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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    November 9, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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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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    October 15, 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 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel: Is the Underground Rising to the Mainstream?

    You've got a lot of reading to do, guys: snuggled tightly in this week's massive Best of Phoenix 2012 issue is a regular issue of Phoenix New Times. In anticipation of the busiest musical weekend of the year, you'll find pieces about KUPD's two-day metal festival Desert Uprising, EDM waterpark party ... More >>

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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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    July 13, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    May 4, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend (Cinco de Mayo Edition)

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Saturday May 5: Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival in Downtown Phoenix More than 150,000 people are expected to ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 21, 2010
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    July 9, 2010

    Tittsworth, Pat Benatar Dance-offs, Gay Beast, and Other Cheap Thrills This Weekend

    ‚ÄčIn case you're not up on all the latest hip-hop news, Mr. Earl Simmons (a.k.a. DMX) got himself sprung from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's tender care earlier this week after spending four months incarcerated in the county hoosegow. "THE DOG IS OUT THE CAGE!!" exclaimed the hardcore rapper's Twitter on Wed ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    April 30, 2009
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    April 23, 2009
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    December 27, 2008

    A Rundown of Today's Light Rail Celebrations (Both Official and Unofficial)

    Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are scheduled to perform this afternoon at the "Destination Tempe" celebration at the Tempe Transportation Center."I hear the train a-comin'/It's rolling round the bend" -- Johnny Cash Plenty of partying is planned for today's long-awaited debut of the Valley Metro L ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    May 4, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    March 6, 2008
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    October 25, 2007
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    October 18, 2007
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    May 3, 2007

    Margarita Madness

    Drinko 'til you (responsibly) cinco

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    April 26, 2007

    Margarita Madness

    Pack the piñata and pass the lime

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    March 15, 2007

    Emerald City

    Wallow in your shamrock holiday

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    March 8, 2007

    Emerald City

    Drinking and wearing the green -- talk about lucky!

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    October 19, 2006

    A Series of Unfortunately Cool Events

    Our 2006 guide to the crème of the creepy crop

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    November 10, 2005

    MXPX

    G2GB!

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    October 27, 2005

    Sage Francis

    Not even Gandhi is safe

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    November 13, 2003

    Betting on ODB?

    As Dirt McGirt growls louder, Russell Jones becomes invisible before our eyes

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    March 6, 2003

    Taking Off the Kid Gloves

    Letters from the week of March 6, 2003

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