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Foster the People

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    September 30, 2014

    8 Things We Learned at Summer Ends Music Festival

    It was weird, wild, and wet last weekend. We're talking about Summer Ends Music Festival, Lucky Man Concerts' three-day extravaganza scheduled for Tempe Beach Park. But mother nature had other plans, and after the second huge rainstorm to hit the Valley in month dumped more than an inch of rain, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Coachella: Band and Drug Pairings Guide

    Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together. While we applaud those using Coachella as an opportunity to get sober, it's not for everyone, which is why, below, we've recommended a fine list of musical acts and drugs t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Foster the People Are Back, and You're Underrating Them

    My first taste of Foster the People was hearing KROQ's Locals Only playing "Pumped Up Kicks" in January 2011. My roommates and I sat in the back of my station wagon, waxing up surfboards and getting ready to paddle at El Porto in Manhattan Beach. I hadn't seen the music video, in which Foster and Co ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    March 7, 2013

    Meet the New Times Carnaval Eléctrico Lineup: Cold War Kids, Hanni El Khatib, Mergence, and More

    Following up last year's New Times Soundcheck, a two-day festival at Club Red in Tempe -- which featured performances by The Love Me Nots, Sugar Thieves, 2 Tone Lizard Kings, Jason Devore, The Insects, Crusher Sound System, and more -- was a serious task. But challenges are cool, right? Up on the S ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week In Phoenix

    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. See also: -Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup -Pinba ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2013
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    October 30, 2012

    Com Truise: Not Quite the Future, Not Quite The Past

    As Com Truise, east coaster Seth Haley struggles with something resembling a gear fetish, owning close to 15 vintage synthesizers. Naturally, his instrumental monsters stem from some of the most influential '80s New Wave acts, from New Order to Berlin to Depeche Mode, but his grip on EDM, self-descr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Jimmy Eat World and Bill Clinton Rock the Mic for Senate Candidate Rich Carmona

    Ah, politics; that time-honored tradition of finger-pointing, polls, debates, rallies and rock 'n' roll. Now in the home stretch of campaigning, politicians everywhere are making their final push towards election night. For Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Rich Carmona, having one rockstar on his bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Ask a Failed Musician: So, You Think You're Ready to Tour?

    By Daniel Hopkins Welcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I will help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmel once, so there's that. Dear Failed, My band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    South Mountain Witness Gives Foster the People the Old-Timey Treatment

    See also: Take Cover: Dry River Yacht Club Covers The Beatles See also: Take Cover: Field Tripp Covers Townes Van Zandt See also: Foster the People @ Comerica Theatre, 7/6/12 See also: South Mountain Witness/North Brother Island @ JobotIt's tough to turn on the TV or radio without hearing a Foster t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Green Day's Second Politically-Charged Single Lacks Bite

    See also: Green Day's New Song "Epic as Fuck?" Not Even Close See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's Dookie Last week at a live show in Los Angeles, Green Day revealed another three power punk tracks from their upcoming album, ¡UNO!: "Nuclear Family," "Wild One," and most importantly, "Kill The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Tim and Willy Let Go From KMLE; Danny Zelisko Presents Dropped By KDKB

    See also: Dave Pratt's Out, MasterChef Contestant Monti Carlo Is In at 103.9, Plus More Radio News It's been a strange week in Valley radio: On Sunday, July 22, KDKB-FM (93.3) personality and local concert promoter Danny Zelisko announced that his program, The Danny Zelisko Presents radio program ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    The Beach Boys, Mayhem Festival, Joan Jett, and Foster The People Over the Weekend

    The Beach Boys @ Grand Canyon University Arena 50 songs for 50 years. It's hard to imagine any band getting away with it, right? It's even harder to imagine it being exceptional, but that's the best word I can use to describe what The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, ... More >>

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    July 7, 2012

    Foster the People, Comerica Theatre, 7/6/12

    Foster the People Comerica Theatre Friday, July 6, 2012 See also: Foster the People at Venue Scottsdale Foster the People played to a packed house at Comerica Theatre last night, along with opening act Kimbra and Detroit's Mayer Hawthorne and the County.

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    July 5, 2012
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    June 21, 2012

    Dave Pratt's Out, MasterChef Contestant Monti Carlo Is In at 103.9, Plus More Radio News

    Welcome to Radio Roundup, a new series in which we'll occasionally check in with the ever-shifting world of the Phoenix radio (FM, AM, Internet). Read on for June's news regarding changes at My Phoenix Music 1039 (goodbye, Dave Pratt; hello, Monti Carlo), Magic City Radio on Power 98.3, and why low- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    TABS Remixes Indie Pop and EDM Hits into Ass-Shaking Extravaganzas

    In last week's issue of New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Listening to Th ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012
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    May 7, 2012

    Five Reasons Why Creed Isn't The Worst Band Ever

    See also: Creed's Scott Stapp, One of the Most Hated Men in Rock In this week's New Times music section there's an interview with Creed singer Scott Stapp, or as the article describes him, one of the most hated men in rock. His band doesn't get much more respect, Creed, is widely regarded by music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Like The Black Keys? Dig Their Musical Roots

    What a wonder prime time slots at Coachella two years in a row will do for you. Everything's coming up Milhouse for The Black Keys these days. The blues/indie/garage group played a sold-out show at Mesa Amphitheatre last year and will return to a much larger venue in October. Thanks to the succes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Toro Y Moi at Crescent Ballroom, 3/5/12

    Toro Y Moi Crescent Ballroom Monday, March 5, 2012 Chillwave/glo-fi/funk/[insert blogger-generated genre here] pioneers Toro Y Moi knows how to get people moving. At last year's South by Stateside Festival, the band played a short, delayed set thanks to Foster the People's lengthy set-up time. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Jose Garces, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Jose GarcesThe Iron Chef and James Beard award-winning chef is executive chef of Distrito, Old Town Whiskey and Garces Trading Co. To-Go at The Saguaro Hotel. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I have Sirius/XM in my car, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks at Crescent Ballroom, 2/24/12

    Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks Crescent Ballroom Friday, February 24 Okay, Phoenix. First, the good news: According to no less an authority than Stephen Malkmus, godfather of slacker cool, genuinely tall and good-looking former frontman of Pavement and current leader of The Jicks, Portland now consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Road Trip Anyone? The Beach Boys Are Playing Tuscon on April 24

    ​Road trip, anyone? The Beach Boys -- you know, those old dudes in funny hats who played with Foster the People and the certified cool guy and totally-not-the-worst Adam Levin-fronted Maroon 5 at the Grammy's -- are coming to Arizona, but they are skipping Phoenix in favor of launching their t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Adele Won and Nicki Minaj Creeped; We Recap the Grammys

    ​If Adele could rap, she probably would have won that Grammy as well. Sunday night's Grammy Awards made for interesting viewing, with Adele's sweep, some amazing tributes, performances, and a downright weird and horrible showing from Nicki Minaj. Host LL Cool J opened up with a prayer for Whitne ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    January 27, 2012

    Lisa Kasanicky, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Lisa KasanickyKasanicky is the founder of Arizona Spa Girls and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Girlfriend Getaways.  When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Uh, sadly, NPR but I'll switch it to 103.9 FM if the topic puts m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    What's Selling: Zia Record Exchange Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    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. Feliz año nuevo, friends. The first What's Selling list of 2012 is full of familiar faces, with Drake's Take Care owning the numbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    St. Vincent​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Today's list comes from contributor Melissa Fossum. Maybe I'm too indecisive for my own good, but year-end lists are always a cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Incoming: Foster the People, Cults, Lucero

    ​​They toured their asses off this year, but if you're one of the folks who hasn't caught Foster the People's   hipster pop hits to the masses in 2012. Depending on your status, either check these guys out again or contemplate what the hell you've been waiting for and get your ass to C ... 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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    December 8, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Lenni Rosenblum

    Hell no, this did not make my list.​I was fairly unimpressed by this year's new releases, which says a lot considering I'm not all that hard to impress, musically speaking. Although a lot of great albums came out, I don't think that 2011 was a very special year as far as new releases go, and frank ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Reptar on Oblangle Fizz, Y'All

    ​Reptar makes it look easy. Y'know, the whole "band" thing. The whole build a fanbase, tour, release albums... all that. But the way that the fast-rising dance-pop band's career has evolved seems so by the book that it seems a little off. After all, didn't the digital revolution mean that ever ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    What's Selling: Zia Record Exchange Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    ​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. It's not very surprising that Lil Wayne and the Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the sales charts at Zia Record Exchange last we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 14, 2011

    Foster the People at The Venue Scottsdale, 9/13/11

    ​Foster the People The Venue Scottsdale Tuesday, September 13 Foster the People is the kind of band you hope to see when you shell out money for a concert. It's just that seeing was the difficult part. The dance pop trio and creators behind the song of the summer, "Pumped Up Kicks," stopped by T ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Cults' Madeline Follin on Dee Dee Ramone, Sneaking Into Coachella, and Inspiration for "Abducted"

    Martin Sanmiguel​ Cults became a buzz band without even trying. Last year, the '60s pop-influenced group posted a couple songs on Bandcamp for friends to hear, not expecting bloggers to find and praise the demos. Content that the music spoke for itself, Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion deci ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    September 8, 2011

    iamwe, Anthrax, Foster The People, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​This week, Christina Caldwell brings us the story of iamwe, a Phoenix-based indie rock band. The band's forthcoming record She's a Soldier tells the tale of a 100-year-old Englishwoman. "We're all fighting our own personal wars," the band says. Anthrax members Joey Belladona and Charlie Bela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Blow My Whistle: Best Songs With Whistling

    ​With August behind us, we are inching closer to the sold-out Foster the People show going down at The Venue Scottsdale on Tuesday, September 13. When the band's single "Pumped Up Kicks" came out, the dreamy synth pop sound washed over us like a wave of euphoria, even if we didn't catch the c ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Erika Delemarre, What Are You Listening To?

    Erika Delemarre​Erika Delemarre The marketing coordinator for Entertainment Solutions, Inc., and the music director for Ignite Phoenix invites you to Ignite Phoenix After Hours this Friday, July 29 at Axis/Radius in Scottsdale. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, wha ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    What's Selling: Stinkweeds Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/letfunbegin/2162038913/​Remember when you used to buy your music from, you know ... an actual music store? We do too. Valley storefronts like Stinkweeds, Revolver Records, Hoodlums, and Zia Record Exchange continue to be reliable sources for music fans to find their mu ... More >>

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