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Cris Kirkwood

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    August 6, 2014

    The 15 Biggest Rock Stars Who Live in Arizona

    Stevie Nicks doesn't live here anymore. Neither does Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, Dokken's George Lynch, Kerry King of Slayer, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, nor Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt. At one time, all of these rock greats may have called Arizona their home, ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Hollywood Alley: An Oral History of "Arizona's Only Ultra-Chic Pissant Hip Dive Bar"

    Rock 'n' roll, to paraphrase punk icon Poison Ivy, is for misfits. A refuge for outsiders, oddballs, or anyone else even a little bit strange. The description is apt for the recently closed Hollywood Alley and much of its patronage. Over its 25-year lifespan, the Mesa rock joint and restaurant, whic ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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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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    April 29, 2011

    Meat Puppets Debut "Orange" Video (Spoiler Alert: It's Freaky)

    ​The Meat Puppets released a new album, Lollipop, back in April, and  Pitchfork TV has debuted a video for their song "Orange," a particularly driving psych-rock with Cris Kirkwood's heavy bass leading the charge, from the record. The stop-motion animated video is damn twisted, too. Chock fu ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    November 11, 2010

    Glass Heroes, Sole and the Skyrider Band, Kurt Vile, Cris Kirkwood, and Other Weekend Events

    Glass Heroes are scheduled to perform at the George & Dragon on Saturday.​We're kicking it old school with our latest edition of "10 Things Under $10" by pimping a few unique shows by a handful of the Valley's more legendary musicians. Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets is holding a special g ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Built To Spill at Marquee Theatre Last Night

    ​Built To Spill Marquee Theatre, Tempe Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Built To Spill's Tuesday show at Marquee Theatre was one for the die-hards. While the hips kids paid upwards of $100 to watch Damon Albarn's Gorillaz cartoon/art-rap spectacular down the theater formerly known as Dodge, a crustier s ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Painting by Cris Kirkwood, Signed Calexico and DeVotchKa Guitars, and More in Artists For Action Raffle

    ​Artists for Action, those plucky do-gooders counteracting Evil Mastermind Zach de la Rocha's attempts to make our state silent until SB 1070 is "repealed" (despite the fact that California's "eerily similar" Prop 187 was never repealed -- it just got stopped by a judge, the same way SB 1070 did) ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 4/22 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a box in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. What was the scene like at Coachella? Why does Glenn Danzig need to watch his back when he comes to Mesa Saturday ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Cris Kirkwood Produces Rockabilly Band Voodoo Swing's New Record

    Cris Kirkwood in the studio with Voodoo Swing.​Voodoo Swing, an old-timey Phoenix rockabilly band, got a little help from Meat Puppet Cris Kirkwood on their record, Voodoo Beans. Some of the new tracks are already up on the band's MySpace page.The record, set fro release early next month, is very ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    September 10, 2009
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    May 12, 2009

    New Meat Puppets Album Hits Today, Band Performs at Zia Records Saturday

    Meat Puppets Meat Puppets, the iconic alternative band who are arguably Arizona's greatest-ever musical export, release their 12th studio album, Sewn Together, today. How much do we think of the band? Well, let's just say we didn't name this blog after a Gin Blossoms or Jimmy Eat World album, now ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008

    Kirkwood Dellinger EP Release at Yucca Tap Room

    By Sarah Ventre Better Than: A release party for a four song EP. The legendary Yucca Tap Room is perhaps best known as a training ground where local bands come up before they hit it big. Many Phoenix stars has graced the stage with the neon beer light situated just above the soundboard that’s a ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Q&A: Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets

    New Times: Is there anything else you want to add? Cris Kirkwood: Hail Satan.

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    April 1, 2008
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    September 15, 2007

    Fame, Shmame: Overlooked AZ Hall of Fame Nominees

    Halls of fame are all well and good, but face it: they never ever get it right. There’s always about twelve dozen perfectly great artists that get completely overlooked, or worse, ignored in favor of total mediocrity, and who gets to argue about it? No one, because halls of fame are HALL ... More >>

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    November 1, 2006

    Puppets and Their Spawn

    Elmo Kirkwood There's been rumors flying since mid-summer that we'd soon see a reunion of the 'Nix's weirdest rock legends, Curt & Cris Kirkwood's Meat Puppets, with Primus drummer Tim Alexander joining the brothers. After years of estrangement and Cris suffering drug and a prison sentence (you may ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Elmo's World

    That which we call Kirkwood

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    November 18, 2004

    Watt, Me Worry?

    Legendary bassist Mike Watt doesn't care what you think is punk rock

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Country Consorts

    A former swing band king and an ex-Flathead member merge their retro-country projects. Now if they only had a name.

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    September 2, 2004

    Say No to Joe

    Voters have the best chance ever of kicking Outlaw Joe to the curb on September 7.

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Puppets Show

    Arizonans get a taste of the live Meat Puppets they hardly saw on a new '90s retrospective DVD

  • Calendar

    July 4, 2002

    Spice of LIFE

    July 4th fest ftes freedom of expression

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Apt Pupils

    Indie supergroup Eyes Adrift offers a dream fusion of Meat Puppets, Nirvana and Sublime

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    September 7, 2000

    Master of Puppets

    Curt Kirkwood is the heart, soul and everything else of the Meat Puppets, no matter who's in the band

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    From Mohawks To Mullets

    Images from 25 years of Phoenix music

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    June 10, 1999
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    May 27, 1999

    Letters

    From the week of May 27, 1999

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    May 20, 1999
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    May 13, 1999

    Letters

    Fromthe Week of May 13, 1999

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    April 8, 1999

    Puppet Rulers

    Reissue of the Meat Puppets' '80s catalogue reclaims the band's crucial role in the Amerindie revolution

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    December 3, 1998
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    November 26, 1998
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    November 19, 1998
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    November 12, 1998

    Shooting Star

    Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.

  • Music

    September 26, 1996

    Giant Sand Gives Fans the Boot

    When is a bootleg not a bootleg? When it's "official." Howe Gelb explains why.

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    October 26, 1995
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    June 8, 1995
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    July 21, 1993

    THE MOUTHS THAT ROARED

    LOCAL RAP RULERS PHUNK JUNKEEZ DON'T KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP. IT'S MAKING THEM FAMOUS.

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