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    October 7, 2014

    Boy & Bear and Run River North Headline an International Folk Show at Marquee

    Not often do you see an Australian folk-rock band and a Korean folk band on the same bill. It's actually very rare you see a Korean folk band at all. While both Boy & Bear and Run River North come from different backgrounds and musical influences, they're currently touring together to share tunes dr ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    First Aid Kit - Crescent Ballroom - 5/29/2014

    The sold-out audience talked back to sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg in Swedish accents, which caused the siblings, better known collectively as First Aid Kit, to blush and laugh. The duo, who are in their early 20s, stepped onto the stage of the Crescent Ballroom to a crowd that knew them bette ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Father John Misty's Josh Tillman on Fearlessness and the Human Condition

    Josh Tillman sighs into the phone, taking a breath before launching into a personal sentiment that's a signature of his tell-all take to his music -- something he's fond of exploring rather than simply talking about his inspirations. As the man behind Father John Misty, the psych-folk act that's fo ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Pickwick Abandons Folk for Gritty R&B

    The debut album from Seattle's Pickwick is a shot of gritty, soulful rock 'n' roll, with sharp guitar stabs, light organ fills and a groovin' rhythm section, all hung out on the line of Galen Disston's passionate vocals. But it wasn't always so for the band. Pickwick's first incarnation was as a ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Don't Want to Go to Coachella? Good Thing All These Coachella Bands Are Coming to Phoenix (Pt. 2)

    Phoenix is scheduled to perform Monday, April 8, at Marquee Theatre./td>Last week we ran a list of Coachella bands headed to Phoenix around the festival's dates. Well, since then the list has grown, including big name acts like Phoenix, The Postal Service, and Tegan and Sara. So allow us to fill you ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Didn't Buy A Coachella Pass in Time? Good Thing a Bunch of Coachella Bands Are Coming to Phoenix

    As expected, this year's Coachella sold out pretty fast. Scalpers are already selling tickets for upwards of $1,000 for a single pass--for the love of god, please email this person and offer them $200. That's a bit of an anomaly, since most resales are going for around $500, but sometimes a kind sou ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    TMI Radio SxSW Showcase at Crescent Ballroom, 1/9/13

    Palms, Wiley One, Jared and the Mill, and Sara Robinson and Midnight Special @ Crescent Ballroom|1/9/13South by Southwest, the sort of Mecca of indie music, is kind of a big deal. A good show there can make or break a band, even if the event itself is a tad self-indulgent. I once hitchhiked there, s ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    S.S. Coachella Cruise, Day One: Father John Misty, Yeasayer, !!!, Pulp

    By Liz Tracy The S.S. Coachella set out to sea rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight, and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship. But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point, and Father John Misty was launching o ... More >>

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    October 8, 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 4, 2012
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    September 17, 2012

    Walkmen, Crescent Ballroom, 9/16/12

    See also: The Walkmen Can't Be Beat on Heaven (Q&A with Hamilton Leithauser) See also: The Full Walkmen @ Crescent Ballroom SlideshowThe Walkmen @ Crescent Ballroom| Sunday, September 16, 2012The Walkmen have always sounded worn. "Sometimes I'm just happy I'm older," singer Hamilton Leithauser belte ... More >>

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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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    August 15, 2012

    Daniel Hart, Trunk Space, 8/14/12

    Daniel Hart @ Trunk Space| 8/14/12 Perhaps the New Times staff ought to add a new review classification-- something along the lines of "You Shoulda Seen It." Unfortunately, Daniel Hart's performance last night at the Trunk Space would fall into that category.

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    August 7, 2012

    Ten Favorite Playlists at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    See Also: 10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix Let's face it, the music that streams through the speakers of a restaurant has the ability to make or break your dining experience. We know of a sushi shop that only plays religious music, a Mexican food joint that can't turn down the top 40 banger ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Crosby, Stills, and Nash to Bring Their "Groovy Western-Sky Music" to Symphony Hall

    I'll readily admit to being a Neil Young fan boy, and I'm crazy excited for his reunion with Crazy Horse and the band's upcoming album of "old-timey Americana standards" despite the fact that I know full well I'll probably listen to it a few times and toss it in the same pile as Fork in the Road. (C ... More >>

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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 >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Record Heat by Brad Dwyer

    Urban Dictionary defines "Beard Rock" like this: A little-known form of music originating in the 1990's as a throwback acknowledgement to the early folk rockers...The difference from regular indie/folk music is that each group tends to sport facial hair, styles including but not limited to: the chin ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Chow Bella Weighs in on Martin Cizmar's New Diet Book, Chubster

    ​Remember Martin Cizmar? He was our music critic at Phoenix New Times (left last year, he's now at the Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon) and he also kicked up some dust in the Phoenix food community. As you might recall, Cizmar got into a bit of a tiff with Earl's BBQ (there's still a "Wanted" ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Guns N' Roses at Comerica Theatre, 12/27/11

    Guns N' Roses Comerica Theatre Tuesday, December 27 See also: Our complete Guns N' Roses and Sebastian Bach slideshow. Our interview with Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson. The line stretched around Comerica Theatre, and snaked all the way down Adams, placing us just across the street from t ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    The Serene Dominic Show with Make My Baby

    ​Some vidcasts you just have to make a leap of faith that everything will work out all right. Like when singer songwriter Lonna Kelly tells you she's just formed a girl group called Make My Baby, you book them on the show and ask questions later which is what we did. Lonna writes great songs on ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Ten Albums To Still Look Forward To In 2011

    As we get closer to the end of the year there are probably quite a few music nerds who are already working on their best of 2011 lists. After all, there have been some pretty amazing records released this year from the likes of Kanye and Jay-Z to the Fleet Foxes. But before you start compiling tho ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Buffalo Killers' Zach Gabbard Talks Records, Touring, and Family Business

    Zach Gabbard, middle​When I listen to 3, the new album by the Cincinnati-based rock 'n' roll band Buffalo Killers, I like to imagine the band tearing down the highway, blasting sweet classic rock tunes on the way to some mythical backwoods gig.Speaking with bassist Zach Gabbard, who is joined by h ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Happy Bon Iver Day!

    Bon Iver​Construction paper? Check. Squiggly scissors? Got 'em. Magazine cut-outs of kittens? Definitely. No, we're not helping our kid sister make a collage; we're making ironic D.I.Y holiday cards to celebrate Bon Iver Day. That's right, y'all, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed July ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Jared Alan of Faux Show on Cut Copy, Adult Swim, and Putting His Foot in His Mouth

    ​This Sunday marks the return of the Adult Swim pool party at Millennium Resort, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale. The event won't be a weekly one, like the SPLASH and Cannonball parties, but will feature DJs Jared Alan, Tricky T,  Goldsmith, Sean Watson, Benni Beatnik, and Don Rica ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    DJ Racoon on Beat Mass, SLASH Pool Party, & Straying From Top 40

    ​ By this point in July, it almost feels stupid to talk about how hot it is. Brains are practically melted, and the heat has just become this all oppressing force, destroying day-off plans and any semblance of ambition of doing anything outside. Anything besides lounging by the pool and drinking ... 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 7, 2011

    Battles: Gloss Drop

    Battles, Gloss DropI must say -- it felt like today would never come. June 7th seemed like a far too distant goal, a sinister illusion in the grand scheme of new releases. You see, New York experimental rockers Battles had announced they were going to release their sophomore album Gloss Drop on June ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

    Stream Gang Gang Dance's Eye Contact right now​Don't look now, but May is shaping up to be quite the solid month for new releases. April was no slouch and June looks very, very promising, but May is here right now, kicking ass and chewing gum. And guess what? May just ran out of gum.Fleet Foxes ki ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    The Kills: Blood Pressures

    The Kills - Blood Pressures​I'm just going to come right out and say it: April will be the best month for new music in 2011. It is frightening how many good new releases are set for next month -- Fleet Foxes, TV on the Radio, Panda Bear and The Kills, just to name a few.The Kills are kicking off A ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Pavle Milic, What Are You Listening To?

    Pavle Milic​Pavle Milic You can find the co-owner of restaurant FnB at the Old Town Farmers' Market in Scottsdale every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? If my wife drove, it's highly likely that NPR will ... 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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    November 25, 2010
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    May 10, 2010

    21 Questions: Jeremiah Gratza

    Gratza lounging at LGO​Welcome to 21 Questions, a regular feature where goes to the favorite hangout of a notable Phoenix scene-maker/shaker and asks the "big" questions. This week we met up with concert promoter Jeremiah Gratza at La Grande Orange in Arcadia. Name: Jeremiah GratzaAg ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010
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    April 15, 2010

    “I Fuckin’ Hate the Eagles, Man”

    Hipsters Can’t Bring Themselves To Love The Eagles

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    December 30, 2009

    Top 10 Albums of 2009: Mike R. Meyer

    Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Mike R. Meyer, a New Times contributor, wannabe musician, video game en ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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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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    April 9, 2009
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    March 26, 2009

    Phoenix to Play Saturday Night Live

    Take a look at those handsome Frenchmen. Can you guess which one is married to Sofia Coppola? (Second from the left)Fleet Foxes? Check. TV on the Radio? Check. Parisian rockers Phoenix join the ranks as the next hip, trendy band to grace SNL's music stage this season. Their next album, Wolfgang Amad ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Andrew Bird, Franz Ferdinand, Bon Iver, and Courtney Marie Andrews are Just Some of What's Selling at Stinkweeds Record Exchange

    It sucks pretty hard that Tucson gets all the cool shows these days. Like Andrew Bird, who's making a stop in the Old Pueblo this Saturday to gig at the Rialto, but won't make a stop in Phoenix. This truly blows, since we've been digging on the talented singer/songwriter since we first saw him perf ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Aww...Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel Got Engaged

    Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel both enjoy wearing a silly hat, a basic freedom most Americans sadly don't take advantage of.Well it finally happened. Indie rock icon and dorky eyeglasses connoisseur Ben Gibbard - better known to those few grandmothers and Buddhist monks (who actually don't know who ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Rolling Stone: Still Blowing Bob Dylan

    Rolling Stone, that music magazine that felt it necessary to feature the ladies from MTV's The Hills on the cover of its May issue, just released its list of top 50 albums of 2008. Wouldn't you know it; they put Bob Dylan at number two. Why not number one, Rolling Stone? Maybe because they realize ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008

    Earley to Rise

    Blitzen Trapper catches buzz through the fuzz