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    February 10, 2014

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Want to get in a show this week? There are plenty of concerts over the next five days around Metro Phoenix to choose from, as you can see for yourself by viewing our extensive online concert listings. And we're fairly certain that there's something for everyone, regardless of your particular tastes ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
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    September 16, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    My version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a lot different from the final cut. It's not that I have anything against Jane Austen or George Romero; I just prefer the British invasion to the actual, brain-eating invasion. (View our complete concert calendar here.)

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    February 22, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    Kelly Clarkson may have slept on his phenomenal Kaleidoscope Dream, but that didn't stop Los Angeles-based crooner Miguel from having one hell of a 2012. He tops our list of must-see shows this weekend in Phoenix, stopping by the historic Celebrity Theatre to showcase sulty jams like "Adorn." We can ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2013
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    December 28, 2012

    13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Know in 2013: The Complete List

    As 2012 draws to a close, we couldn't be more optimistic about the state of music in the Valley of the Sun. With new bands emerging from various scenes and subgenres, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in Phoenix music. What follows are our picks for 13 acts that will make an impact on the S ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows 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.

  • Music

    August 16, 2012
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    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Lucero's Brian Venable on Metallica Being Dead to Him, ATO Records, and Women & Work

    Memphis rockers Lucero have a timeless quality, a lowdown, from-the-gut, blue-collar rock 'n' roll sound that could have been recorded any time since the late '60s (save for a few flashes of class of '77 punk strut). Timeless, but not timely, according to guitarist Brian Venable. After nearly a de ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    March 8, 2012

    Miniature Tigers, Andrew W.K., Drive-By Truckers, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​This week in Phoenix New Times (on stands and online now): Melissa Fossum catches up with Miniature Tigers, a band that's lineup spans the distance from the OC to NYC. The band's got a sexy new album, Mia Pharaoh, and returns to Phoenix tonight. Dan Gibson brings us a look at Andrew WK's seminal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Shurman Finds Inspiration in Independence

    Now that we all know most record companies are the loss leaders for their conglomerate parent company we always believed they were, you kinda wish just once someone at the label would say "I don't know how to do my job" instead of "We don't have a way of marketing you." That was the speech Aaron Be ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Drive-By Truckers' New Rock Doc to Screen at FilmBar

    ​Restored prints of Fritz Lang's Metropolis are cool and all, but what really thrills me about FilmBar, downtown Phoenix's brand-new boutique movie house/drinkery FilmBar is the programming coup like the one Steve Weiss and gang pulled off for Tuesday night. That's when FilmBar will screen The ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010
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    November 16, 2010

    Five Beatles B-Sides That Foreshadow Entire Genres of Rock Music (with Video)

    The Beatles: Unquestionably the most influential rock band of all time.​Today The Beatles and the company formerly known as Apple Computer Inc. struck a deal resulting in the release of the band's music on iTunes for the first time.The band's entire output -- 12 studio albums with 193 tracks from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Authority Zero: Stories of Survival

    ​Artist: Authority ZeroTitle: Stories of SurvivalRelease date: June 22Label: Suburban NoizeI have a friend who's a native Phoenician and longtime fixture in the Valley punk scene, both as fan and musician. He loves West Coast punk, thinks Southern California spawned the best of the best punk, espe ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Half of 2010

    Dum Dum Girls​Today marks the halfway point of Nothing Not New. That means I've listen to nearly 140 records in their entirety in the first six months of 2010. Just another 140 or so to go before I can retreat to the familiarity of my record collection.To recognize the occasion, the Up on the Sun ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Mill's End: Mill's End

    ​Artist: Mill's EndTitle: Mill's End, the band's self-titled, debut EP.Basics: Billed as a band that "carries on a tradition of American Alt-Country that blends modern influences with folk/Americana songwriting," Mill's End's sound is "firmly rooted in a style reflective of Drive By Truckers, Whis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Foals: Total Life Forever

    ​Artist: FoalsTitle: Total Life ForeverRelease date: June 22Label: Sub PopThough I disagree with a commenter on one of my posts this week (Shawn from excellent local music blog Electric Mustache) about the merits of electro-punk Sleigh Bells, I agree with him that S.B. are a band that you either l ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo

    ​Artist: Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersTitle: MojoRelease date: June 15Label: RepriseHow many of you have acts that you'd never call yourself a fan of, would never buy one of their records, or pay money to see in concert, yet recognize that the acts have been around for so long and written songs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Delta Spirit, Stereo Total, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Cringe, The Dig, and more

    ​Let's clear off the desk, shall we?Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! -- This band on the Kill Rock Stars label is a multi-lingual new-New Wave boy-girl band with songs sung in English, German, and French. It's quirky with a capital "Q" and not nearly as charming as it thinks it is. Still, most songs are un ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: CocoRosie, Natalie Merchant, Disco Biscuits, The Sadies, Small Black, and more

    ​It's been a pretty big past two weeks for indie rock: Hold Steady, New Pornographers, Flying Lotus, The National, The Dead Weather. That's a lot of heavy-hitters. Meanwhile, some lower-profile stuff has been piling up on my desk, so it's time to give you a rundown of the other stuff I've been lis ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Male Bonding: Nothing Hurts

    ​Artist: Male BondingTitle: Nothing HurtsRelease date: May 11Label: Sub PopRemember all the buzz about Wavves last year? I thought they were just okay. Hopefully, their next record (slated for release this year) will be better. In the meantime, I'll be listening to the new record by Male Bonding, ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma

    ​Artist: Flying LotusTitle: CosmogrammaRelease date: May 3Label: Warp RecordsA while back, a reader posted a comment on one of my Nothing Not New posts asking why I continued to listen to electronic/laptop music even though I don't care for it all that much.Well, first of all, in the spirit of the ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    She & Him: Volume 2

    ​Artist: She & HimTitle: Volume 2Release date: March 23Label: MergeMy editor has claimed this project a triumph for no other reason than I've chosen the new over the old -- sort of. See, I told Martin Cizmar a while back that I wanted to review tonight's Ray Davies concert. I love the Kinks. T ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Nothing Not New: The Podcast

    Peter M. StorchI've promised my loyal readers a podcast featuring some of the best songs I've been listening to in the first three months of 2010.That day is finally here. The podcast is below. You'll hear 10 songs and a little bit of discussion about each of them. This is my best and last shot at b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    March 16 In Blogs: Barack Obama, Drive By Truckers, Jac's Pizzeria, and ASU

    ​​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Barack Obama's Bloody Hands: 85 Dead in the Arizona Desert and Counting Up on the Sun ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Susan Sarandon Of Montreal Pig Spankings = Real Life

    Yeah. The on-stage antics created by Of Montreal were pushed just a little bit further. Right over the edge of the cliff. They had Susan Sarandon come one stage and spank a man in a pig suit with a ruler. Even for those who aren't easily shocking, this is pretty disturbing. Warning: You may have a ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    July 7, 2009

    Deer Tick Gets Sweaty At Modified

    Despite sweltering heat and scarce air conditioning, about 160 folks crammed into Phoenix's Modified Arts last night to watch the much-hyped Deer Tick as they rolled into town in their converted school bus to support their new record, Born on Flag Day.  The boys, lead by singer/songwriter John ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Lucero Live: Moshing to Pedal Steel

    Martin CizmarLucero: Music to mosh to!Dear ex-hardcore kids,Please stop ruining roots music.Look, I get it, you're pretty much aged out of hardcore shows, but you're covered in tattoos and have plugs in your earlobes, and it's hard to find a scene. Every band you've ever liked seems to be starting a ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Lucero Live: Why Country Music Needs Some Punk Blood

    I love discussing music with our new Music Editor, Martin. More often than not we basically agree on most things. But I could not disagree more with his review of the Lucero show last night at the Rhythm Room. The first of my complaints is when talking about how the crowd was reacting (or the fact t ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    You Asked For It: A Few Random Drunks

    A Few Random DrunksWorld Famous County Wide(Self released)If you ask me, there's too many alt-country acts doing the Old 97s thing, and not nearly enough doing the Drive-By Truckers thing. Now, granted, I prefer the former to the latter, but unless you've got Rhett Miller's worn-denim vocals -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    November 6, 2008
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    October 30, 2008

    Elf Service

    Athens outfit has been rocking for a decade and a half

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Two Cow Garage

    Fabulously sad

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Lucero

    The Bakersfield school

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    March 10, 2005

    Lucero

    Two fingers of punk and a splash of country-rock

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    December 30, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

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    September 16, 2004

    Drive-By Truckers

    The Dirty South
    (New West Records)

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Refried South

    Southern rock, once stigmatized and left for the comedians, has entered a new era of appreciation

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    July 24, 2003

    Drive-By Truckers

    Decoration Day (New West)

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    January 9, 2003

    Stumbler Party

    Slobberbone may just be the best bar band in America. They have the 'hacks' to prove it.

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    January 11, 2001

    Drive-By Truckers

    Alabama Ass Whuppin' (SecondHeaven.com Records)

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