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    November 22, 2012
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    October 12, 2012

    Jason Hildebrandt, What Are You Listening To?

    Jason Hildebrandt Hildebrandt is the executive sous chef for Ocotillo Golf Resort. Meet him Thursday, October 18 at San Tan Brewery for a beer dinner at 6 p.m. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KUPD 97.9-F ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011
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    August 1, 2011

    Happy Birthday, MTV: 30 Videos to Celebrate 30 Years

    I want my MTV back​Music Television turns 30 today, but the network doesn't look a day over 16 and Pregnant. Well before MTV started exploiting the incredibly difficult lives of irresponsible teens expecting a first child and balancing high school algebra, the Viacom-network played music vid ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011
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    July 19, 2011

    Little Dragon: Ritual Union

    Stream Ritual Union in its entirety​There's not a whole lot of overwhelming new releases set for July, but there is certainly a strong core of solid albums set to be released throughout the month. It's quality over quantity, and Swedish electronic/synth-pop quartet Little Dragon are helping beef u ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi's Rome

    ​Danger Mouse has done a lot of things over the course of his career, but Rome, his new album released yesterday with composer Daniele Luppi, may be one of his best projects. As a producer, Danger Mouse (born Brian Burton), has received accolades for his work with artists like the Gorillaz and B ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Chad Lanier, What Are You Listening To?

    Chad Lanier​Chad LanierThe executive chef of Modern Steak will show off his eats at The Original Taste 2011 food and wine tasting event this Saturday, April 2. Find out more information at When you put your key in the ignition, what station would play right now? Definite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Lady Gaga's Apartment Used to Be Covered in Cocaine, Cockroaches

    ​Lady Gaga has revealed to Neil Strauss that her apartment used to be covered in cocaine and cockroaches, according to NME.American and Kittian author Neil Strauss's upcoming novel, Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame and Madness, has included exclusive Gaga excerpts in his boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2010

    Gorillaz Release 'Phoner to Arizona' Music Video

    Gorillas have just dropped a music video for their new song "Phoner to Arizona," according to NME.Phoner to Arizona" is the first track on Gorillaz' new iPad album The Fall, which they wrote while on the road during their North American fall tour this year.The Fall will be released as a free downloa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Paramore's Guitarist, Drummer Split From Band

    ​Guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro have amicably split from Paramore, according to Rolling Stone.The band posted an official statement on their website in which the remaining members of the band express their understanding and sadness for Josh and Zac's departure from Paramore.The Farros ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    50 Cent Sued by Caliber For Copyright Infringement

    ​Part of G-Unit isn't feeling so hot right now. Rapper and actor 50 Cent is being sued for copyright infringement, according to Billboard.It turns out that rapping about how you've got tons of money isn't always a good thing. Atlanta rapper Caliber is filing a lawsuit against Fitty and the produce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Flogging Molly to Make Tempe's St. Pat's Show Part of Green 17 Tour

    ​Tempe should get ready for another bangin' St. Patrick's Day show, according to Consequence of Sound. In honor of their 17th annual tour, Flogging Molly have announced their six-week Irish "Green 17" tour.Gear up to be jolly and get pitted for the greenest concert of the year, Luckyman's St. Patr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    The 88: The 88

    ​Artist: The 88Title: The 88 Release date: September 28 Label: Rocket ScienceWhat do you do if you're a band like The 88? You're top-flight songwriters and musicians, you get your songs placed in all kinds of big-name TV shows and high-profile TV commercials, you tour the country opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Warpaint: The Fool

    ​Artist: Warpaint Title: The Fool Release date: October 25 Label: Rough Trade The musical path taken by L.A. foursome Warpaint is well trodden -- but this kind of ultra-moody, sort of experimental, Joy Division-indebted music is usually plied by men. But Warpaint is a quartet of women, and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Screaming Females: Castle Talk

    ​Artist: Screaming Females Title: Castle Talk Release date: September 14 Label: Don Giovanni Back in the day, I'd hate to miss a good show (I'm still not happy that my parents wouldn't let me drive to Kalamazoo one Monday night to see Scratch Acid and Big Black play, ditto the time I couldn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Built To Spill, and More in This Week's Issue

    Marzuki StevensSufjan's building what could become an experimental indie pop empire with his new album.​Now Sufjan Stevens has gone in another direction with his new album The Age of Adz, Christian rock fans are realizing they set bar a little too high for Sufjan Stevens. He's done with the concep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown

    ​Artist: Kings of LeonTitle: Come Around SundownRelease date: October 19Label: RCAI think it's funny that people are getting all bent out of shape over the supposed "selling out" of Kings of Leon, saying their new record sucks worse than that sucky one that sold a bajillion copies a few years ago. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Die Antwoord Has Five Albums Already Planned

    ​South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord has five albums up its sleeve that are ready to go, according to Consequence of Sound.The first album in their line of releases is $O$, which they named "because if we didn't make it with this album we were gonna be f*cked," Ninja said.The second album has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Grinderman: Grinderman 2

    ​Artist: GrindermanTitle: Grinderman 2Release date: September 14Label: Anti-Most of the indie rock I've heard this year (well over 200 records and counting, with 11 weeks to go in this series) is really pretty toothless. Even the harder-rocking stuff, with its big drums or wall-of-sound guitars or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Cowboy Junkies, Winnie Cooper, Grieves, Shelby Lynne, and more

    ​Holy crap, only five-plus months left of Nothing Not New. I gotta get to a lot more new(-ish) releases. Let's roll . . .Cowboy Junkies -- Remnin Park: Who knew these dour Canadians were even still around? Remnin Park is a concept album inspired the Timmins' family month-long sojourn to China. Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Authority Zero: Stories of Survival

    ​Artist: Authority ZeroTitle: Stories of SurvivalRelease date: June 22Label: Suburban NoizeI have a friend who's a native Phoenician and longtime fixture in the Valley punk scene, both as fan and musician. He loves West Coast punk, thinks Southern California spawned the best of the best punk, espe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Half of 2010

    Dum Dum Girls​Today marks the halfway point of Nothing Not New. That means I've listen to nearly 140 records in their entirety in the first six months of 2010. Just another 140 or so to go before I can retreat to the familiarity of my record collection.To recognize the occasion, the Up on the Sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 14, 2010

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo

    ​Artist: Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersTitle: MojoRelease date: June 15Label: RepriseHow many of you have acts that you'd never call yourself a fan of, would never buy one of their records, or pay money to see in concert, yet recognize that the acts have been around for so long and written songs ... 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 >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Band of Horses: Infinite Arms

    ​Artist: Band of HorsesTitle: Infinite ArmsRelease date: May 18Label: ColumbiaTake a look at the cover art to the right of these words. If you were browsing through the racks at your local record store, this cover is nearly all that you'd need to know about the new of Band of Horses.From the band ... More >>

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    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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    May 12, 2010

    Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma

    ​Artist: Flying LotusTitle: CosmogrammaRelease date: May 3Label: Warp RecordsA while back, a reader posted a comment on one of my Nothing Not New posts asking why I continued to listen to electronic/laptop music even though I don't care for it all that much.Well, first of all, in the spirit of the ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010
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    April 15, 2010

    Hope for Sun

    Beach House and Other Indie Bands Are Escaping to the Beach in 2010

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    April 9, 2010

    Beat Mass DJs Talk fauxShow, Coachella, Prince, Flying Lotus, Gorillaz, and More

    BeatMass DJs: Jake Brennan (left) and Mike Dwyer​Names: Mike Dwyer & Jake Brennan AKA: Beat Mass Current club nights: Guest appearances at fauxShow at Club Sanctum and Ransom and Philthy Phil's. Preferred genres: Electro, disco, funk and a dash of old school hip-hop. What is Beat Mass? It' ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    What's Spinning: Radio Phoenix

    Mumford & Sons.​Just because a radio station is labeled as a "community" station doesn't mean it's lacking coolness or in street cred.In fact, Radio Phoenix's top ten for the week are all indie rock favs at the moment, with the down-home rootsy folk stylings of Mumford & Sons coming out on ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    She & Him: Volume 2

    ​Artist: She & HimTitle: Volume 2Release date: March 23Label: MergeMy editor has claimed this project a triumph for no other reason than I've chosen the new over the old -- sort of. See, I told Martin Cizmar a while back that I wanted to review tonight's Ray Davies concert. I love the Kinks. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    French Kicks' Josh Wise Working on New Project, Needs Your Money to Finish It

    Josh Wise of the French Kicks.​Everyone knows how difficult it is to raise the funds for a musical project you want to start. Josh Wise, a member of Brooklyn's French Kicks, is working on a multi-faceted solo project.It's ambitious. It involves limited-edition LPs, a video project, paintings, and ... More >>

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    Mix Up the 'Nix

    Start the madness

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    November 9, 2006

    Ike Turner

    Risin' With the Blues
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    May 25, 2006

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    August 4, 2005

    In Store

    Music to participate in the economy by

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    July 28, 2005

    Head Automatica

    Music to hit on others by

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    October 14, 2004

    Aceyalone and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

    Socially conscious, lyrically lush

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    May 15, 2003


    Think Tank (EMI)

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    January 17, 2002

    Nathaniel Merriweather

    LOVAGE -- Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By (75 Ark)

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