Elliott Smith (Musician)

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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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    October 31, 2013
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    January 3, 2013

    River Jones Music Adds Five Bands to Roster; Here's Our Breakdown

    The New Year promises to bring excitement to River Jones Music, as the label just added five bands from around the nation to its roster. From Portland comes Bike Thief and Alameda, from Austin comes the Technicolor Hearts, from Seattle comes Sophia Duccini and from Tempe comes local music scene fixt ... More >>

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    August 27, 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 18, 2011

    Ten Protest Songs for the Occupy Phoenix and Occupy Wall Street Protesters

    Johnny Paycheck​The most common accusation of the Occupy protests has been that those gathered don't have one main voice; a streamlined, focused goal. It's a fair criticism, but it's a little difficult when you've been screwed over from every direction to pin down exactly what you want change.&nbs ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Bad Lucy Explains "Forward"

    ​The Morning Infidelity on KWSS 106.7 are hosting their first concert event where, "it's all about performance." Six bands will duke it out tonight at The Rogue Bar for stage supremacy in a winner-take-all battle of the bands (our own Christina Caldwell will be acting as a judge). One of ton ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    River Jones, What Are You Listening To?

    River Jones​River Jones Jones is the owner of local record label River Jones Music. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Growing up, I listened to KDKB, KUPD, KEDJ, and KUKQ. Now, I am always streaming music 24/7. But, in the car I liste ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Cass McCombs: Wit's End

    Cass McCombs - Wit's End​Well it's finally here -- the last and final Tuesday of April. We've seen many a solid new release throughout the month, and the prospect of a promising May and June await the collective fancies of new music fans. Today's focus falls on venerable singer/songwriter Cass McC ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Christopher O'Riley on Ultimatums from Nuns, NPR, and the New Radiohead Album

    ​ Christopher O'Riley is a classical musician who creates piano arrangements of modern rock songs. He has released tributes to Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and two Radiohead albums. His latest album, Out of my Hands, features the versions of songs by Nirvana, Portishead, Tears for Fears, The Sm ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Black Cactus Records Launches Concert Series at Goathead Saloon

    ​Black Cactus Records does a little bit of everything -- people associated with the local collective design merch, record albums and make web sites for members.Now they're promoting shows, too. With touring bands, even.This Thursday, March 10th, the BC gang brings LA's Goldenboy to Mesa's Goathead ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Hutch Harris of The Thermals Talks Portland Bands, Elliott Smith, Saturated Music Scenes

    Hutch Harris is the nice fellow on the left​Let's just get this out of the way now -- I am originally from Portland, Oregon. I have nothing but love for my beloved Beervana, and anyone that knows me knows that I like to talk your ear off about all things Portland. Hutch Harris, founding membe ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Kurt Cobain Biopic Could Star Scarlett Johansson as Courtney Love

    Scarlett Johansson on the left, Courtney Love on the right. You know, in case you couldn't tell them apart.​So apparently, Scarlett Johansson, who, in case you forgot, collaborated with Pete Yorn on a record last year, is a fan of Courtney Love.According to NME, ScarJo likes Love so much she would ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    April 6, 2010

    Dr. Dog: Shame, Shame

    Considering they already have six albums to their credit, it's great to say Philly band Dr. Dog truly hits their stride with Shame, Shame.With 2008's Fate looming in the background as some of the band's finest work, Shame had a lot to live up to. It mostly does.Shame, Shame, shows just how the band ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    April 12, 2007

    Elliott Lives

    Well, Elliott Smith's not with us in the physical world any longer, but, especially for those of us who got to know him at least briefly, he's still living in his beautiful songs, a double-CD of which is being released in a few weeks on May 8 (which I dig, because that makes a great birthday gift fo ... More >>

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    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

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    August 26, 2004

    Trigger Voter

    Rock 'n' roll the vote this election year

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    August 19, 2004
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    August 12, 2004

    Mixed Up

    "I'm retiring from the humiliating art of wooing girls with music."

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    February 7, 2002

    Eyes on the Prize

    Sensitive indie prodigy Conor Oberst discovers new aggression with Desaparecidos

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    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

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    December 6, 2001

    Dark Horse

    Though defined by the Beatles, George Harrison's greatest musical breakthroughs were very much his own

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    December 6, 2001

    Day Break

    Before they hooked up with Vagrant Records, Saves the Day were obscure pop-punks. Now they're the hottest indie-rock band around.

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    September 6, 2001

    Don't It Feel Good?

    San Francisco's For Stars leave the sadness and sparseness behind on We Are All Beautiful People

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    July 12, 2001


    Fainter Farther Still (Hayden's Ferry)

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    April 5, 2001

    Voices Carry

    GBV's Bob Pollard shoulders some personal burdens with Isolation Drills

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    November 30, 2000

    Behind the Music

    Damien Jurado's life is nothing like the bleak, miserable landscape he depicts

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    October 12, 2000

    Back to Earth

    Elliott Smith's 'moment' has passed; now he's just making music

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    July 13, 2000

    Flanagan's Wake

    VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed

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    April 27, 2000

    Elliott Smith

    Figure 8

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    March 16, 2000

    Leona Naess

    (MCA Records/Outpost)

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    January 6, 2000

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions

    New Times music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets

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    November 4, 1999
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    January 7, 1999
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    December 24, 1998

    Critical Mass

    A recap of the releases that made it worthwhile to own a CD player in 1998

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    September 3, 1998
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    March 12, 1998

    Lord's Prayer

    Celebrated busker Mary Lou Lord reluctantly steps into the spotlight with major-label debut

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    March 5, 1998

    Academy Fight Song

    Mr. Smith goes to Hollywood and jumps to the majors

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    January 1, 1998

    Critics' Choice

    A year-end recap of the albums that made it worthwhile to own a stereo in 1997

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    December 25, 1997
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    July 31, 1997

    Yo Yo a Go Go

    Olympia festival embraces ideals of indie rock

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    April 3, 1997
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    January 9, 1997
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    September 12, 1996