Claire Boucher

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    That Was 2012: Our Year-End Lists

    As I type this, it's still 2012, but by the time we hit "publish" it'll be 2013. So I'll turn to the great poet, Kanye West, to sum it all up: "I'm livin' in the future so the presence is my past. My presence is the present, kiss my ass." That was 2012, welcome to 2013 -- here's our end of the year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Top 5 Genre-Bending Electronic Albums of 2012

    I initially conceived this list as a starting point to further explore of one of the biggest albums of the year: "Ayo, if you liked that Grimes record, this shit is pretty good, too." The Korean and Japanese pop influence on Visions made it easy to like, but it was the gauzy textures, unconventional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Grimes, Crescent Ballroom, 10/8/12

    Grimes @ Crescent Ballroom| 10/8/12What a difference six months makes. The last time Canadian synth-pop visionary Grimes visited Phoenix, her set was riddled with painful sound problems and an unruly crowd. Rumor had it Grimes herself separated the bathroom fight that resulted in a swarm of cops in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 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.

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Grimes and Born Gold at Rhythm Room, 2/27/12

    Grimes and Born Gold Rhythm Room Monday, February 27 Montreal-based Claire Boucher, known as Grimes, not only has a stirringly sweet voice that she layers like K-pop frosting but also a penchant for weaving bombastic beats inside ambient textures. Her latest record on 4AD, Visions, manages to embod ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012