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    February 19, 2013

    How Can My Band Shake the "Christian Rock" Tag?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012
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    September 13, 2012

    The Walkmen Can't Be Beat on Heaven

    See also: The Walkmen @ Clubhouse (2010)The Walkmen didn't set out to write a "dad rock" album with their seventh album Heaven -- though that's exactly how the press received it. It doesn't help that the record's photos feature the band surrounded by their kids and spouses, or that songs like the ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Jen Deveroux, What Are You Listening To?

    Jen Deveroux The local party promoter invites you to Sharks and Minnows Saturday, June 30, at the Phoenix Place Hotel and Suites at 2 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I don't listen to the radio. What's the first album ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 4, 2012

    New Times Writers and Designers Up for Six National Journalism Awards

    New Times has come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass -- and we're all out of bubblegum.New Times writers and designers have been nominated sixfold for this year's Association of Alternative Newsmedia's AltWeekly Awards.This comes a month after raking in 30 journalism awards, including first-place ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Can You Explain One Direction? No, Seriously

    I can't even start writing this blog without thinking about what an utter hypocrite I am. When I was 12, I obsessed with the Backstreet Boys. I may or may not have wished my Nick Carter poster a good night as I went to sleep. I felt like their music spoke to me the same way Fleet Foxes or Sufjan St ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Radiohead: Really, What's the Big Deal?

    ​There are certain artists whose appeal and popularity I could never seem to justify. To no avail, I've tried to be open-minded and give them a chance time and time again.I'll never know why the whole world thinks Arcade Fire is the bee's knees. Nor do I think Lana Del Rey's music is anything spec ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Boring-Ass Beef Update: Azealia Banks vs Kreayshawn, No Age & Fleet Foxes vs Kings of Leon, Common vs Drake

    New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia opened recent track, "Almost Famous, with a succinct and powerful line: "I'd like to thank all my fans /And all my haters /For making me famous." Beef is beneficial for both parties involved: Music outlets love covering it, fans love chiming in, and any collate ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    January 9, 2012

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums of the Year

    ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Contrary to popular belief, CD's and vinyl are moving off of music store shelves just fine. According to a report in the Washing ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Five Musical New Years Resolutions (You Might Actually Keep)

    Some sort of famous bassist...​"This year is going to be different." That's what you told yourself last year, isn't it? Well, just because you have the desire and will to make a New Year's Resolution doesn't mean you have the will to actually get it done. It's pretty easy to make Wishtown you ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Top 15 Albums of 2011: Jason P. Woodbury

    Ty Segall​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy! Is it just me, or was 2011 weird? Like, really weird? Lou Reed and Metallica made an album together. It w ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Mike Escoto

    Bon Iver​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment comes from Mike Escoto, who contributes to Up on the Sun and is one of the main perpetrators over ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    15 Favorite National Songs: Jason P. Woodbury

    Michael Kiwanuka​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy! I'm already regretting this one. I left so much off this list it hurts, deserving songs from the li ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Top 10 Songs of 2011: Christina Caldwell

    White Denim​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment comes from Christina Caldwell, who came on board as a major contributor to Up on the Sun this y ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Five Favorite Shows of 2011: Jason P. Woodbury

    Kurt Vile at the Rhythm Room​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, editor Jason P. Woodbury and the staff will countdown their favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. A lot of people imagine this job as nothing but us writers lo ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    The 10 Worst Songs of 2011 (So Far)

    ​It's hard to believe that the same year that brought the bone-chilling beauty of Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues and Bon Iver's self-titled release produced the musical pairing pictured above. Yes, Jack White and ICP, the combination that no one -- not their fans, not the critics, not even the Lo ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Ten Great Albums Overlooked in 2011

    When our sister paper The Village Voice publishes the results of its annual Pazz & Jop poll next February, there will be three or four albums that invariably get a nod on every ballot. See: Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues, Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne, and Girls' Father, Son, Holy Ghost. ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Ten Musicians To Help Inspire You This Octobeard

    October is a great time of year for a few different reasons. You've got the Arizona State Fair, Oktoberfest, the weather starts to get nice outside, and most importantly, it's now Octobeard. For those not familiar with Octobeard it's defined by urbandictionary.com as: A celebration of facial hair ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and The Walkmen at Comerica Theatre, 9-15-11 (With Video)

    Maria VassettBon Iver​Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and The Walkmen Comerica Theatre Thursday, September 15, 2011 It feels like I've been discussing the term "indie" with a lot of people lately. Last week's Foster the People show spurred a lot of the conversation, which basically boils down to this: ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    September 15, 2011

    The New F-O's, Broloaf, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​ In this week's issue Nicki Escudero brings you the story of The New F-O's, who are taking the Old Town Scottsdale scene by storm with dance-friendly hip-pop. In our Shrapnel section Mike Escoto pontificates on the Bon Iver/Fleet Foxes gig (which may well be the Superbowl of indie concerts), and ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Eight Bands That Should Make a Children's Record

    ​They Might Be Giants' new album, Join Us, comes out today. If you've only been following TMBG for the past four or five years, you might be under the impression that this Brooklyn-based band is a children's music group. That would be understandable, considering Join Us is the first TMBG album si ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Pool Parties, First Friday, The Palace, Jeff Bridges, Dropkick Murphys, Face To Face, and Nightlands Over the Weekend

    ​Cannonball Pool Party Kickoff The hipster pool party is officially back. The promoters of Sticky Fingers and Retro Hi-Fi have come together for the all new Cannonball Pool Party at the Lexington Hotel. The summer's remaining Sunday afternoons are going to be all about looking hip, taking a di ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    Nightlands at The Sail Inn, 07-03-11

    Ade KassimNightlandsThe Sail InnSunday, July 3, 2011My very first thought when Nightlands took the stage last night and began cranking out lush harmonies was "Oh man, this band needs to open up for Fleet Foxes", and I couldn't be any more sincere about that statement. It might seem a bit far-fetche ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Iceage Scheduled to Play Yellow Canary Dance Hall on July 19

    ​ As a discerning music lover, you've no doubt been asking yourself, "Are any bands deemed "Best New Music" by the tastemakers at Pitchfork coming to Phoenix this summer?" Well yeah, a couple, including Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Kurt Vile, and Cut Copy. But if you were to ask yourself "Will any bands ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Bon Iver Fleet Foxes The Walkmen Comerica Theatre = Indie Rock Pants Wetting

    Bon Iver​ In case you've missed practically every noteworthy blog hyping it, or didn't watch The Colbert Report last night, here's some news: Bon Iver, the band, released Bon Iver, the album, today. It's the band's second outing, and technically the first that was recorded as a band and not just ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    June 21 In Blogs: John McCain, Red Hot Robot, Clarence Clemons, Cork, and Medical Marijuana

    ​​​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:

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    May 20, 2011

    What's Selling? Top Ten Lists from Valley Record Stores

    Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Looks like Fleet Foxes are doing pretty well this week, with their heady folk album Helples ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

    Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues​I have to admit that it kinda feels odd now that the second album from Seattle indie/folk rockers Fleet Foxes -- Helplessness Blues -- has finally been released. As I so dutifully reported last week, the album leaked over a month ago. In that time, I allowed Helple ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Top Ten Indefensible "Your Music Sucks" Comments

    Dammit, Scumbag Steve​Let's go ahead and start this whole thing off with a rhetorical question: is there any one thing more subjective than one's taste in music? Probably not. Taste in music is like a snowflake -- everyone has their own, unique set of genres and bands that they enjoy listening to ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues

    Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues​It's widely known that the sophomore release from Seattle-based folk/indie rockers Fleet Foxes -- Helplessness Blues -- leaked approximately a month ago. This news was actually met with a sigh of relief from Robin Pecknold and his bandmates as they had been working ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Third of 2011 ( Mp3)

    Toro y Moi​Did you know that a third of a year is called a tertile? Now you do!The first tertile of 2011 (great word, right?) comes to end at the close of this month, which seems like a good time to get caught up on the best songs from the first part of the year. Hey, it's never too early for a be ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 1, 2011

    Info Leaked About Britney Spears' New Album

    ​An internal Jive Records memo that contains information about Britney Spears' upcoming album has been leaked, according to Rolling Stone.The memo stated that Britney's album will be released on March 15. It also revealed collaborations with Dr. Luke and Max Martin.The majority of the information ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    November 23, 2010

    Mark Your Calendars: Festival Announcements Galore

    Feather headdresses were the hot accessory of 2010 music festivals.​While music festival season is pretty much wrapped up for the year up, there's still plenty to get excited about since next year's festivals are being planned.Announcements have been rolling out one after another this past week. B ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Concert Review: J. Tillman at Modified Arts

    Shawn AndersonJ. Tillman​By Mike EscotoJ. Tillman is perhaps best known as being the drummer of Seattle based folk-rock group Fleet Foxes. A fact that regional concert promoter Stateside Presents was probably banking on to bring in an audience to Modified Arts on Monday night. But to identify J. ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Diana Ross, Al Sharpton, The Game Enter Jackson Fray, Strokes Guitarist Buys Estate, M.I.A. Directs Video

    Electric Mustache:  Photos: AA Bondy and Turn Back, O Man at Modified Arts 6/29/2009 Idolator: Beyoncé's Sasha Fierce Clothing Line: Will You Like It Enough To Put A Romper On It? Idolator: M.I.A.'s Directing Aesthetic Is As Crazily Technicolor As You Might Expect Idolator: Wilco (The Irresist ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Animal Collective, John Frusciante, Atmosphere, and Lady GaGa are Just Some of What's Selling at Zia Record Exchange

    The animals of B'More foursome Animal Collective. Do y'all smell that? No, it's not the repulsive scent of the titanic dump those Pittsburgh Steelers bastards dropped on the PHX's collective hopes and dreams for Super Bowl championship. I'm talking about something much, much better: The glorious ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Coachella Lineup Officially Announced

    Coachella's 2009 official lineup is officially out -- as of 3:15 this morning, says Michael Lopez. Here it is: Girl Talk, Crystal Castles, The Knux, Fleet Foxes, Lupe Fiasco (that's, in order, five of my 10 favorite records of 2008) plus The Black Keys, Late of the Pier, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gasligh ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Coachella Artists Start Leaking

    The first batch of bands for the hottest music festival around, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has been leaked. Confirmed Artists: the Killers, the Airborne Toxic Event, the Bug, Buraka Som Sistema, Crystal Castles, Drop The Lime, Fleet Foxes, Flying Lotus, Girl Talk, the Hold Steady, ... More >>

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    January 11, 2009

    Fleet Foxes To Grace SNL's Music Stage

    As reported on this past Friday, Fleet Foxes have been named the musical guest for this Saturday's episode of Saturday Night Live with host Rosario Dawson. Lorne Michaels booked the band to perform a week after sugary-sweet teen pop-star Taylor Swift graced the stage, ushering in the second time Fle ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009

    Round Up: Best Of Our Best Of Lists

    Happy New Year! Up on the Sun and Phoenix New Times have had a lot of lists for you over the past month. Like, more than we can count. Just in case you missed some, here are a few of our favorites:Phoenix's best records of 2008: The best 10 records released in this town last year, including Kinch,  ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Five Pacific Northwest Albums That Made a Difference in 2008

    Some of the more well-received albums of 2008 have come from the rainy, bike-loving confines of the Pacific Northwest - a trusty bastion for indie rock and insanely innovative pop. When bands from the two meccas of the Pacific Northwest - Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington - emerge onto the na ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Local Indie Types Offer Up Their Best of 2008 Lists

    From the this-is-super-cool-but-would-have-been-way-too-much-work-for-us file comes this: Our man Murph has put together a nice assortment of best of 2008 lists by local indie types on his blog, So Much Silence.Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World and Kevin Murphy himself are both in love with Frightened R ... More >>

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    December 28, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    By Noah W. Bailey Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... 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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    June 24, 2008
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