Guided By Voices

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    June 13, 2014

    8 Must-See Concerts in Metro Phoenix This Weekend, 5/13 to 5/15

    There were so many rad concerts going on this weekend we couldn't just choose just five. Here are eight, ranging from hip-hop to metal to Americana to psych-rock. If you're picky, you can always try our comprehensive concert listings. Stay cool this weekend, Phoenix.

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    June 11, 2014

    Bobby Bare Jr. On What He Learned from Strippers

    Bobby Bare Jr.'s new album Undefeated is a mixed bag stylistically, jumping from power pop to R&B, punk rock to cosmic Krautrock, but at its core the 47-year-old songwriter says it's "all country." Born to Country Hall of Famer Bobby Bare and singer Jeanie Bare, his Western roots make perfect sense: ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    25 Must-See Metro Phoenix Concerts in June

    Feeling warm? Don't let it get to you...seriously. Look, we know you're miserable now that the heat's really kicking in, but just crank up the A/C, grab a ice-cold beverage, and think happy thoughts. You can't stay inside all the time, especially there is many an excellent show to see during the mon ... More >>

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    August 31, 2013

    Valley Musicians Share Memories of 20 Favorite Hollywood Alley Shows

    Ever since the legendary Hollywood Alley closed earlier this month, the only thing that's left of the renowned rock bar (other than many mementos of the place that were scooped up by regulars in the days following its shuttering) is memories. And plenty of 'em too, like 25 year's worth. We devoted t ... More >>

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    August 25, 2013

    FYF Fest Day One: Breeders, FLAG, Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 8/24/13 (PHOTOS)

    Day 1 at Los Angeles' FYF Fest was pretty hectic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlined, closing out the first night of the fest opposite of Death Grips. The action packed day also featured rare performances by The Breeders, FLAG, Thee Oh Sees, The Locust, and many more. The festival was divided into four sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2012

    In Honor of Robin Gibb, Here's His Greatest Hits, "The End of a Quaver"

    Robin Gibb of legendary psychedelic popsters-turned-disco kings The Bee Gees, has passed away at the age of 62. If you first learned of Robin Gibb's deteriorating health from Facebook, it was through links to newspaper articles and not the usual reposting of YouTube music videos, in part because tr ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Secret Fox: Guided By Voices Tribute (With a Certain Jimmy Eat World-er)

    It's been a long time since The Secret Fox, Phoenix's brightest (only?) Guided by Voices tribute band took the stage. Like, over 10 years long. "I'm not exactly sure of dates," says guitarist Jim Adkins (yeah -- that Jim Adkins). "But you could still smoke in bars, so it was a while ago." But wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Metal Goes Pop: Five Examples of Doing It Right

    ​Yesterday our compatriots at Country Grind announced that heavy rockers Torche and Part Chimp will team for upcoming Chunklet-issued 12-inch record that finds Torche covering legendary lo-fi rockers Guided By Voices. Torche have always been a metal band unafraid to embrace big pop sounds, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Jim Adkins, What Are You Listening To?

    Jim Adkins​ Jim Adkins The singer and guitarist for Jimmy Eat World is playing Tempe Beach Park Friday, September 30 as part of Fall Frenzy. It will be the last show of the band's year-plus long tour supporting their album, Invented. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Bryan Devendorf of The National Talks SB1070, Sounding British and Chick-fil-A

    ​Few bands are better suited to soundtrack a stiff drink and a contemplative stare than The National, who have been issuing literate, dark records for the past decade. High Violet, their latest, is another notch on their belt, full of powerful songs that combine their Midwest gravitas with New Yor ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Surfer Blood at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    ​Surfer BloodThe Clubhouse Music VenueSeptember 27, 2010Maybe you remember 'the bear thing' or 'the wolf thing,' those peculiar eras when seemingly every hotly-tipped indie band adopted one of those ferocious animals as a component of its name? Of course you do.Probably you've noticed we're curren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    What Does The Suburbs Hitting #1 Mean for Indie Rock?

    ​Arcade Fire is an indie band. I don't say that just because they sound like an indie band -- though they do -- but because they're actually signed to an indie label.All three Arcade Fire albums came out on Merge, a North Carolina-based company that was started in 1989 so D-I-Yers Superchunk could ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010
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    April 1, 2009

    Amazon Trots out Their "100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time"

    Amazon takes their shot at indie rock's 100 greatest albumsThe fine folks over at decided that the time was ripe to assemble a list of the best indie rock albums of all time. Indie rock is a genre either really easy to define or kind of confusing to define, but that sentiment did not hol ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    October 14, 2008

    We Are Scientists and The Stills at The Clubhouse on Oct. 13

    By Martin Cizmar Maybe it’s that I recently read John Sellers’ Perfect From Now On, a memoir which ends up being all about indie outfit Guided By Voices, but I couldn’t help but think about the band who gave We Are Scientists their name Monday night.

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    March 20, 2008
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    December 28, 2006

    Bee Gees

    The Studio Albums 1967-1968

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    October 26, 2006

    Robert Pollard

    Normal Happiness
    (Merge Records)

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Secret Life of Painters

    "Hold Your Flashlight" b/w "Magnets & Energy" 7-inch

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    The Posies, and Deathray Davies

    They've been around the block

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    What's Selling

    Top 10 selling CDs at Stinkweeds (1250 East Apache Boulevard in Tempe) for August 26 through September 1:

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    August 26, 2004

    Trigger Voter

    Rock 'n' roll the vote this election year

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Reubens Cubed

    Reubens Accomplice makes a bi-coastal album while still keeping a desert address

  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    Southern Comfort

    With Creatures, Athens' Elf Power releases another darkly poppish masterstroke

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    April 5, 2001

    Voices Carry

    GBV's Bob Pollard shoulders some personal burdens with Isolation Drills

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    TV Eye

    Tempe combo reshapes Television's art-punk sound with a lot of volume and a little bit of pop

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions 2000

    Music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets in New Times' annual poll

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    November 11, 1999

    The Genre Gap

    AzMFest no holiday in the sun

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    November 11, 1999
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    November 11, 1999

    Mr. Rocker

    Guided By Voices' Bob Pollard lives out his rock 'n' roll fantasy

  • Music

    January 18, 1996