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Frank Black

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    February 25, 2014

    The Pixies - Comerica Theatre - 2/24/14

    The Pixies Comerica Theatre 2/24/14 In the darkened setting of Comerica Theater last night, it was easy to close one's eyes and imagine the floaty female harmonies you're hearing are those of The Pixies original bassist, Kim Deal. It wasn't, of course, as such harmonies belonged to Paz Lenchantin, ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Chicago Riot Fest Day 3: Replacements, Pixies, Brand New

    Chicago Riot Fest, Day Three Humboldt Park Sunday, September 15, 2013 (View the full slideshow.) The third and final day of Riot Fest was all about The Replacements, rain, and reunions. The 'Mats performed their second show after a 22-year break up Sunday, and it was everything a fan could have hop ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    It's Easter: Here Are Five Musicians Whose Careers We Would Resurrect

    Easter Weekend is upon us my friends. Yes, the charming time of year when we hide plastic eggs filled with jelly beans and chocolate underneath rocks and behind trees. When children will spend hours devouring choco-bunnies and woofing down Starbursts while you get sauced on lite beer in folding dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Pete Yorn Talks About His New Record, Frank Black, and More

    Pete Yorn​ In this week's print edition we catch up with New Jersey rocker Pete Yorn just in time for Valentine's Day to get his take on some classic love songs. You can read the whole thing here. But love songs weren't the only thing we had the chance to speak to Yorn about.Pete Yorn, who will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Feb. 11 In Blogs: Jan Brewer, Annie Sprinkle, Lady Gaga, TexAZ, and Honor Killing

    ​​​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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    September 23, 2010
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    September 23, 2010
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    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Jack White and Conan O'Brien Have Surprise Date Tomorrow

    If there are two people in the entertainment world who know how to get folks talking, it's Jack White and Conan O'Brien. Both are kings of the lost art of the whisper campaign, getting word of mouth buzzing both in real life and virtually whenever they make even the slightest move. While the pair a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    April 23, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #4

    Peter M. Storch​Oh, do we have a show for you this time around. We're all very excited here at New Times studios because we've grasped the podcast technology to the point that our shows almost sound passable.But you're not listening to this stuff to hear music editor Martin Cizmar (he even says th ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #3

    Peter M. Storch​You wanted the best, you got the best with another Nothing Not New podcast. This time, New Times web editor/Japanese music aficionado Jonathan McNamara and photography intern/Coachella attendee Ryan "The Wolf" Wolf joined me in our studios to compile 10 more songs from some of the ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Pearl Jam Pay $210,000 to Offset Their Carbon Footprints

    Could you be looking at the new Washington State Pearl Jam Forest?​According to NME, Pearl Jam will be planting $210,000 worth of trees in Washington state. Why, you may ask? Well, in order to make up for all of the environmental damage they did during last year's U.S. tour. The band believe ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    August 20, 2009
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    May 14, 2009
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    May 14, 2009
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    November 28, 2008

    Girl In A Coma Coming to Mesa

    By Martin Cizmar If you like Joan Jett – and judging by every karaoke night I’ve attended in the last year, you do – you might want to check out Girl in a Coma, coming to Hollywood Alley on December 3. Hailing from San Antonio (I’ll do it for you, Phoenix: booooo Tim Duncan sucks!) the all ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    July 24, 2008
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    May 2, 2008

    Future Shock: Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Diamond, Rusted Root, and more

    This week was a like a rock-revival for concert announcements -- acts that haven’t toured in forever are loading up the buses and making their way into the Valley. But as you’ll see, some newer, underground acts will be breaking in the stages here as well.

  • Music

    February 21, 2008

    Emperors of Japan

    Activator
    (Dark Black Records)

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    May 10, 2007

    Emperors of Japan

    Your Freak Majesty
    (Dark Black Records)

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Second-Hand Perspective

    Expanding the historical reach of traditional music

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    September 28, 2006

    Frank Black

    Now Pixie-free!

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    July 14, 2005

    Frank Black

    Honeycomb
    (Back Porch)

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Bloc Party

    Silent Alarm
    (Vice)

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Comings and goings on the local scene

    When God closes a Jar, he opens a soda bar

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Happy Together

    The Pixies are reunited, and it feels so good

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    May 20, 2004

    Pixies

    Pixies (DVD) (4AD/Beggars)

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    February 27, 2003

    Power of 10

    Kieslowski's The Decalogue makes its AZ première

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Club For Rock

    Nita's Hideaway

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Gordon Gano

    Hitting the Ground (Instinct Records)

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Brutally Frank

    Fasten your safety belts for the world's worst interview with indie-rock legend Frank Black

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Into the Black

    Frank Black talks about Mars and distribution, but not about the possibility of a you-know-what

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Frank Black and the Catholics

    Dog in the Sand (What Are Records?)

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Critical Mass 2000

    Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions

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

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    September 10, 1998
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    August 27, 1998

    Eat the Document

    Rock Club Rising offers a window into the glories and debacles of the local club scene

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    November 27, 1997

    Wild Gifts

    New X, Replacements, and Pixies anthologies tell the bittersweet tale of '80s underground rock

  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Stranger Danger

    In the wacked-out Men in Black, subtlety is an alien concept

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    February 22, 1996
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    February 15, 1996

    Frank Talk

    The artist formerly known as Black Francis speaks out on UFOs, name changes and why the magic faded from the Pixies

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    February 15, 1996
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    November 30, 1995
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