Hall & Oates

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    October 7, 2013

    Phoenix Ska Punk Bowling - Pub Rock Live - 10/5/2013

    By Jeff Moses Judging by the main event Saturday at Pub Rock Live, Phoenix Ska Punk Bowling was a smashing success. It seems as though the entire ska punk community came out to support Andrew Jones and his crazy dream of putting Phoenix on the map as a punk rock town. "I expected 10 people at ever ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    A Brief History of White Boy Soul

    Mayer Hawthorne is a terrible, terrible rapper. Should you decide to hear "Haircut" drop a quick 16, be forewarned. But the man has pipes. The sharp-suited crooner showed a deep, well vetted knowledge of African-American music--most principally Stax and Motown soul--on last year's How Do You Do (Uni ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    January 4, 2012

    Want to Write a Song for Bears of Manitou?

    ​Not content to earn a few comparisons to Hall & Oates, a few listens, and a few laughs, Tempe-based folkies Bears of Manitou have wasted no time in following up their 1-866-25-BEARS hotline with another promotional stunt. That's right, according to the band's Fiverr page, for just $5, you can su ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Bears of Manitou Launch Call-In Hotline

    As a rule, I think band's should rip off as much as they can from Hall and Oates. I'm not talking some goofy, ironic appreciation of the fashion or mustache, I'm talking musically -- Hall and Oates are badass, and their string of hit singles is an enduring example of how to do it right: compact, tun ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Duos With More Chemistry Than Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher

    ​ Last week's season premiere of Two and a Half Men had nearly 28 million viewers due to sheer curiosity. It played out like a revenge fantasy of Chuck Lorre killing off Charlie Sheen without the gore or entertainment of Kill Bill. Alan (Jon Cryer) wasn't the least bit upset about his brother ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Soul Punks: Seven Artists Who Mixed Soul and Punk Before Patrick Stump

    ​ "This City," the first single from Patrick Stump, previously know as "that guy in Fall Out Boy who doesn't flash his wang on the interwebs," drops on iTunes today.The single, which features Lupe Fiasco, is from Stump's upcoming solo debut, Soul Punk. The record has been plagued with delays, but ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    December 9, 2010

    2 Tone Lizard Kings, Everlast, the Gay Blades, and More in This Week's Issue

    2 Tone Lizard Kings: Spicing up the AZ ska scene.​Although there isn't particularly an abundance of ska bands in Arizona, local ska band the 2 Tone Lizard Kings are keeping the genre fresh. They incorporate the energy of Fishbone frontman Angelo Moore, a maturing sound, and the vibes of a raucous ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Chromeo: Business Casual

    ​She'a a bountiful lady, that Tuesday September 14. With plentiful new music from most every genre, today is a cornucopia of musical offerings, a rare instance where picking one album is actually somewhat difficult -- lord knows that wasn't a problem on July 20. I digress -- today marks the t ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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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    June 8, 2010

    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today

    ​Today has finally, finally arrived and it is glorious. This Tuesday marks a mega-ginormous day of stellar new releases, the likes of which the much-ballyhooed month of May never quite reached.Leading the way is L.A. lo-fi indie rockers Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti with their fantastic effort Bef ... 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 >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    May 13, 2010

    Music Retail’s Second Biggest Force

    Fox’s Glee is Second Only To iTunes Nowadays

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    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 >>

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    December 3, 2009

    More Modified Memories, Stevie Wonder Joins U.N., Animal Collective Film

    So Much Silence: Modified memories: Ami Johnson (booking manager)Idolator: Green Day Premiere The Stage Musical Version Of '21 Guns'NME: Stevie Wonder becomes United Nations Messenger of PeacePitchfork: Animal Collective's Highly Anticipated Film to Premiere at Sundance 2010Rolling Stone: Dave Grohl ... More >>

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    June 6, 2009

    Sonic Youth Singer Disses Radiohead, T.I. Gets Hitched, Mini T's on AOL

    Pitchfork: Kim Gordon Disses "The Radiohead Model" So Much Silence: Miniature Tigers on The Interface Spin: Coldplay's Next Record "Might Be Bad" NME: T.I. marries longtime girlfriend 'Tiny' Rolling Stone: Daryl Hall on His "Oddball" Life in Hall & Oates, Web Series Waved Rumor: Rock Clip of the Wee ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Holy Post-Easter Miracle! Matt Giraud is Saved on 'Idol'

    As far as 'Idol' results shows go, last night was actually semi-exciting, no? After Matt tanked Tuesday night (and he really did tank), it was pretty obvious he was going to be in the bottom three, if not last place. The judges' decided to take advantage of this new Wild Card rule, where they can "s ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Ship Happens

    DJ Mig50 hoists anchor on SoCal soft-rock series

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    October 9, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    The Foxglove Hunt

    Stop Heartbeat
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    April 24, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Smoothest Sounds in Town

    Make tonight a wonderful thing

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    November 22, 2007

    Hushed Heroes

    Speaking of snake-eyes . . .

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    November 8, 2007

    Come Sail Away

    Cap'n DJ mig50 says cut loose, kick off your Sunday shoes

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    November 16, 2006

    Bad Revues

    For your commiseration

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    December 30, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures

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    November 25, 2004

    I ♥ Bono

    How to deconstruct U2's Bomb? Let Mom review it.

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    October 7, 2004
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    October 16, 2003
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    October 31, 2002

    Without Him -- or Them

    Internet mashers give new, weird lives to Eminem's "Without Me"

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    November 5, 1998
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