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    August 25, 2013

    FYF Fest Day One: Breeders, FLAG, Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 8/24/13 (PHOTOS)

    Day 1 at Los Angeles' FYF Fest was pretty hectic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlined, closing out the first night of the fest opposite of Death Grips. The action packed day also featured rare performances by The Breeders, FLAG, Thee Oh Sees, The Locust, and many more. The festival was divided into four sta ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Should You Buy FYF Fest Tickets This Year?

    My Bloody Valentine is headlining -- of course you should buy FYF Fest tickets; this is a no brainer. Okay, the decision isn't necessarily that simple. Backing up: FYF Fest is a two-day festival that takes place in downtown Los Angeles, featuring a variety of indie, electronic, punk, and comedy acts ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    This weekend is Prince Eve. We understand that. But if you're unable or unwilling to part with the kind of money it takes to see Prince in something smaller than an arena, you can divert yourself with any of these coming attractions:

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    April 25, 2013
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    December 26, 2012

    The Top 10 Phoenix Albums of 2012

    Ladies and gentleman, here are our 10 picks for our favorite Phoenix albums of 2012. Enjoy! See also: -13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear in 2013 -Jason P. Woodbury's 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 -Top 10 Reissues and Compilations of 2012 -Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Phoenix -That Was 2012 Wr ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Local Wizards: Songwriter Makes "Based Garagebandcore;" We Interview Via Twitter

    New media gurus always talk fervent bullshit about online personal branding, which leads many impatient bands to equate fan-cultivation with Facebook worship instead of writing kick ass songs. Local Wizards, the solo moniker of 19-year-old ASU film student Kendall Humbert, is not promoted through th ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Up on the Sun: The Podcast with Ron Livingston, Isaac Brock, Wanda Jackson, and More

    In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled Queens of Country, a new movie filmed on location in Cave Creek, Arizona, which debuts this weekend at the Phoenix Film Festival. In this episode UOTS: The Podcast, we speak with Ron Livingston (Office Space), who stars opposite of Lizzy Capla ... 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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    September 22, 2011
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    December 31, 2010

    15 Good Songs You Might've Missed in 2010

    Peter Storch​I listened to more than 3,000 songs in 2010, so I was asked to come up with a list of the best of the year. But you've probably heard "Swim" by Surfer Blood and "Boyfriend" by Best Coast and "Helicopter" by Deerhunter and "Hustle and Cuss" by the Dead Weather, so I came up with a ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 30, 2010
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    December 30, 2010
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    December 29, 2010

    Best of 2010 Lists from Other Phoenix Music Writers

    ​This week's issue of New Times has Best of 2010 lists from a slew of contributors to our music section as well as Nothing Not New columnist Jay Bennett and a few other staffers. We compiled 13 writers' lists of the top 25 albums of the year into our own little Pazz & Jop-style top 25 list wh ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day

    ​Artist: Girl Talk Title: All Day Release date: November 15 Label: Illegal Art Whether sample-happy mash-up act Girl Talk is "good" or "not good" and whether you "like" or "dislike" Girl Talk are completely irrelevant to any discussion regarding Girl Talk. The only things I care about when it ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Pitchfork's Top 10 Albums of 2010 Explained

    Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig​The wonderful people over at Pitchfork just released their 10 best albums of 2010 today. In what should have came as no surprise, Kanye West took the top spot. His latest album had been given a notorious perfect 10 a month ago and, if Rolling Stone and Spin have anyth ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    10 of 2010's Best Indie Songs

    Future Islands' Sam Herring​More lists? More lists, indeed. This time around I'm dealing with my ten best (read: favorite) songs from 2010. Pitchfork whittled their own list down to "Round And Round" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and NME went with "Spanish Sahara" by Foals. Both are fine choice ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Tierra del Fuego: Queen of the Rendezvous

    ​Artist: Tierra del Fuego Title: Queen of the Rendezvous Release date: December 11 Label: Scapular Winging Through pure happenstance, I witnessed this local band, Tierra del Fuego, on Saturday night play as they played to a small but appreciative crowd at Trunk Space. It just happened to be t ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Helmet, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Charlatans, Small Black, and more

    ​It's amazing how much music is released in a year. I've listened to nearly 270 records in their entirety this year, yet I still have a huge stack of unlistened CDs on my desk, several unlistened digital downloads in my iTunes, and a lengthy list of high-profile stuff I never got a chance to h ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Mini Mansions: Mini Mansions

    ​Artist: Mini Mansions Title: Mini Mansions Release date: November 2 Label: Ipecac One of the biggest musical curveballs of the year has to be the debut record by the Southern California trio Mini Mansions. I say it's a curveball because I wouldn't have guessed such a Beatles-esque display o ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    10 Steps to Becoming the Next Indie Buzz Band

    Arcade Fire​So, it's Saturday night and you are playing another show in front of an empty dive bar. You can't figure out why your Linkin Park tribute band hasn't become more successful. You've spent hours working on your bands MySpace page, you've worked hard to get your original stuff played o ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Daft Punk: Tron Legacy (Original Soundtrack)

    ​Artist: Daft Punk Title: Tron Legacy (Original Soundtrack) Release date: December 7 Label: Walt Disney Records I'm a little surprised by the buzz surrounding the release of a soundtrack to a Disney movie. I understand that the kids love the helmeted French house duo Daft Punk and that said ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    The Parting Gifts: Strychnine Dandelions

    ​Artist: The Parting Gifts Title: Strychnine Dandelions Release date: November 9 Label: In the Red Last week, I didn't have many good things to say about the new record from Kanye West. This morning, a white co-worker walked into my office and said, "I read what you said about Kanye West. Whe ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    OFF!: First Four EPs

    ​Artist: OFF! Title: First Four EPs Release date: November 23 Label: Vice Records In 2010, few things seem more ridiculous than a punk supergroup anchored by two guys who made their most indelible marks on American punk rock nearly 30 years ago. But, damn, OFF! pulled off an unlikely feat, ma ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    The Fresh & Onlys: Play It Strange

    Fresh & Onlys, Play It Strange​Artist: The Fresh & OnlysTitle: Play It StrangeRelease date: October 12Label: In the RedAnd just like that, I find myself a little bored by the sound plied and, possibly, perfected by San Francisco's The Fresh & Onlys. It's the sound that has passed for g ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Deerhunter at the Clubhouse on 11/3/2010

    Deerhunter​ Deerhunter Clubhouse Music Venue November 3, 2010 Since releasing their fourth album in September, Atlanta band Deerhunter has earned some high praise from a few folks here at Up on the Sun. And with good reason. To put it simply, the band's latest album, Halcyon Digest, is really, ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Matt & Kim: Sidewalks

    ​Artist: Matt & KimTitle: SidewalksRelease date: November 2Label: FaderI suppose I should mention up front that I didn't like Tears for Fears in 1985 and I still don't 25 years later, even in a nostalgic sense. So it stands to reason that I have little use for Matt & Kim in 2010.It's not t ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Elvis Costello: National Ransom

    ​Artist: Elvis Costello Title: National Ransom Release date: November 2 Label: Hear Music I really wish it weren't the case, but I'd have to file the new record by Elvis Costello under "For Completists Only" (of which I'm sure there many when it comes to Elvis Costello fans). If you heard hi ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Deerhunter - Helicopter (STAR SLINGER REMIX)

    ​Song: Deerhunter, "Helicopter" (STAR SLINGER REMIX)Context: Deerhunter plays Clubhouse Music Venue on Wednesday. Deerhunter - Helicopter (STAR SLINGER REMIX) by Star Slinger

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 28, 2010

    Robert Perez, Deerhunter, Nickelback, and More in This Week's Issue

    Junction 10 frontman Robert Perez gives country music a new look.​Robert Perez, singer in country band Junction 10, doesn't fit the mold as far as the appearance of a typical country musician goes. But that doesn't matter because he's more talented than most local country musicians. Although he co ... 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 19, 2010

    Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown

    ​Artist: Kings of LeonTitle: Come Around SundownRelease date: October 19Label: RCAI think it's funny that people are getting all bent out of shape over the supposed "selling out" of Kings of Leon, saying their new record sucks worse than that sucky one that sold a bajillion copies a few years ago. ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz

    ​Artist: Sufjan Stevens Title: The Age of Adz Release date: October 21 Label: Asthmatic Kitty The new record by indie-music deity Sufjan Stevens is an hour-and-12-minute endurance test, one who's raison d'etre is revealed in the closing seconds of the record's final song, "Impossible Soul." A ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    The Corin Tucker Band: 1,000 Years

    ​Artist: The Corin Tucker BandTitle: 1,000 YearsRelease date: October 5Label: Kill Rock Stars Who else loves Sleater-Kinney and was disappointed to hear they'd gone on indefinite hiatus after the release of one of their best records, The Woods, in 2006? In my opinion, we're one of the finer bands ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Record Exchange Tempe

    ​Local bands were in demand at Zia Record Exchange in Tempe this week.Jimmy Eat World took the top spot with their new album Invented, and the Gin Blossoms also found their way onto the list with their anticipated second comeback album. Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn snuck onto the top 10 with his se ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest

    ​Opening with the hauntingly serene/bewilderingly stripped-down "Earthquake," Halcyon Digest -- the fourth album from Atlanta indie rock/ambient punk quartet Deerhunter -- instantly leaves an  indelible mark on your mind. It's a song that will get lodged deeply in your mind, a happy chan ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Deerhunter - Earthquake

    ​ Song: Deerhunter, "Earthquake" Context: Michael Lopez raved about this song in this week's review roundup of Halcyon Digest. Check it out. 01-deerhunter-earthquake-caheso by kirotnes

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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella: My Experience in 1,600 Words, Broken Up Into 140 Character Chunks

    These babies were hard to get if you waited too long.​Coachella is my favorite time of the year, like my birthday and Christmas combined. While I've been there before, this was my first experience documenting it on my phone, tweeting about camping, crowds and, umm, music.What follows is an annotat ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Tim Burton Looks to Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy?

    Alice in Blink-182 Land?​How could a man of such brilliance, who creates such visually stunning pieces of art, who can seemingly do no wrong, allow the likes of Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz to write for the soundtrack of his latest creation, Alice in Wonderland? We may ne ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Madlib, Blatz, Deerhunter, and Crystal Stilts are Part of What's Selling at East Side Records in Tempe

    Otis Jackson Jr. (a.k.a. Madlib) wins the award for the coolest bedroom ever.With apologies to Russell Simmons, Madlib's arguably the hardest working cat in hip-hop.Besides creating his own jams and flows under a few different noms de guerre (Quasimoto, Sound Directions, Yesterday's New Quintet), t ... More >>

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    December 27, 2008

    Top Ten Indie Rock Albums of 2008

    By Michael Roberts In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They'r ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    The Best Album of 2008? Sorry 'Science,' I Go With Girl Talk

    Can an album comprised solely of samples really be an artistic achievement? Honestly, I'm a little bit torn about naming Girl Talk's Feed The Animals the best album of the year. After all, it is a record made up entirely of mashups, so, strictly speaking, there's not a note of new music in this ba ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Dir en Grey, Deerhunter, Night Train and More

    Whoa! A little turkey and merriment and next thing you know it feels like months since we were hitting the blogosphere full force with all the music, arts and culture it can handle. We've got a lot to catch up on:  Night Train Up on the Sun is counting down to the Light Rail opening on December 27 ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Dec. 1 In Blogs: Cindy McCain, Dir en Grey, Sobe Adrenaline Rush, Janet Napolitano and More

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever:Cindy McCain's Acquaintance, Dino Castelli, Denies Affair Rumor; Files C ... More >>

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    November 30, 2008

    Deerhunter Impresses Without Gimmicks at Modified on Nov. 29

    See more shots of Deerhunter in our slide show.By Michael Brooks CryerWatching Deerhunter's bassist, Josh Fauver, stare into the audience is like watching Donovan have a dream about bemusement. Of course, Deerhunter isn't trying to confuse - they're trying to transcend. Saturday's show at Modified d ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    April 12, 2007

    Deerhunter

    Now with less fuzz!

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