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Hayley Williams

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    October 27, 2014

    The Best Concert Photographer in Phoenix: Finalist Melissa Fossum

    Earlier this year, we announced a concert photography contest. We received more than 46 submissions, and a crack panel of judges winnowed down the submissions to 10 finalists. We are now introducing you to each photographer, presented in random order. Next up is Melissa Fossum.

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    August 11, 2014

    Fall Out Boy and Paramore - Ak-Chin Pavilion - 8/8/2014

    The Monumentour was an apt name for bringing together pop-punk behemoths Paramore and Fall Out Boy for a mega-co-headlining concert. The veteran bands, both more than 10 years old, showed off their greatest hits for an audience who had mostly grown up with them at Friday's Ak-Chin Pavilion show. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Paramore Has Staying Power and There's Nothing You Can Do About It

    A ghost from my high school years visited me this week. It spoke to me over the radio on a sudden trip home, blasting from tinny speakers in a random storefront. Staying purposefully out of touch with Top 20 radio, especially the songs that get spun in my hometown, I was shocked to hear what I hea ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014
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    August 30, 2013

    5 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance Was a Good Thing

    Miley Cyrus keeps breaking records. This week, her polarizing, bizarre, what-drugs-is-she-on? performance at the MTV Video Music Awards caused a Twitter avalanche, inspiring more than 300,000 Tweets per minute and upsetting the slightly classier Beyonce as the title holder of most Tweets in a minute ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    By Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Paramore - Comerica Theatre - April 29, 2013

    ParamoreComerica TheatreApril 29, 2013 After losing two founding members, Paramore made a show of their new self-confidence last night at Comerica Theatre, standing in front of a giant backdrop displaying nothing but three marks. It's been almost three years since Paramore last hit up the Valley, b ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Normally we showcase five interesting shows in Phoenix each week in this space. This week, Prince is playing four shows. It is, therefore, with the public interest in mind that we condense all four of those shows down to one White-Dwarf-dense ball of concert-recommendation. That and more after the ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013
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    February 27, 2013

    Paramore's "Now" Shows Off New Direction for Band

    Paramore doesn't need the Farro brothers to go on. So long, founding brothers Josh and Zac. Frontwoman Hayley Williams is soldiering on, bad haircuts and all. It looks like the band's big move into maturity might just abandon the sparkly pop that made the band famous. Who cares it was the pop-fuele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Seven Songs Predicting That Travis Barker Would Get Caught With His Pants Down

    First Pete Wentz, then Hayley Williams, and now Travis Barker. The Blink-182 drummer is the latest to join the oops-my-naughty-bits-are-on-the-Internet club. On Thursday, MediaTakeOut posted some very revealing pictures of Barker, who retaliated by hiring a lawyer. The photos were over five year ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Covela: Covela EP

    Covela​Artist: CovelaTitle: Covela EPBasics: Covela basics. I kid. Covela is described as having a "driven, melodic rock sound has been paralleled to Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Muse and The Killers." The comparisons to Paramore make plenty sense as the band plays rock music with a female lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    B.o.B. Burns Odd Future on 'No Future'

    ​A fresh rap rivalry is brewing! This time it's B.o.B. and Odd Future that are throwing down, according to Billboard.B.o.B. has just dropped his hot new diss track "No Future," in which he's quite adamant about standing his ground as an established rapper."Body blow, upper cut, I do more than brui ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011
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    January 3, 2011

    Paramore Writing New Album, Find New Members For Tour

    ​Paramore have recruited two new band members, according to NME.Recovering quickly from guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro's recent split from the band, Paramore have announced that Justin York and Josh Freese will temporarily fill the Farros' spots for the duration of the band's South Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 9/16 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts.What did Paramore singer Hayley Williams think of our piece about why she cannot leave her boring band?What should ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Paramore at the Dodge Theatre Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaParamore at Dodge Theatre​Paramore September 15, 2010 Dodge Theatre Hayley Williams is quite the little firecracker.Physically, the Paramore singer looks fiery with her bright red hair and ruler-straight body. Personality-wise, she's a dynamic burst of energy. At her show at the Dodg ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Paramore Fans Declare Last Night's Dodge Theatre Show "the Best They've Ever Been to"

    Luke HolwerdaParamore at Dodge Theatre​It's no wonder Paramore's fans are so loyal to the emo pop band. Singer Hayley Williams talks directly to audience members during shows, and the band even brought up three lucky peeps to sing (and dance awkwadly during) their hit "Misery Business" for the sho ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    The MTV Video Music Awards Get Worse Every Year

    ​MTV's annual Video Music Awards have been working their way steadily downhill for a few years now.This year's show was pretty damn near the bottom of the slope, one would hope. The 2010 iteration included predictable performances, a lack of pans to stars in the crowd, and a lack of award winners ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    September 9, 2010

    X Japan, Hayley Williams, Hanson, and More in This Week's Issue

    X Japan at Lollapalooza 2010​This week's music feature is on X Japan's breakthrough into the American music scene. They recently performed in the U.S. for the very first time and made their debut at Lollapalooza. The Japanese metal super group has grown to have an impressive cult-like following, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Paramore's Hayley Williams Comments on New Times Article About Why She Can't Leave Her Boring Band

    ​In this Thursday's issue writer Dan Gibson provided an excellent analysis of why Paramore's singer is forever tethered to her rather boring band."The Paramore Paradox: Why Hayley Williams Can't Leave the Band That Made Her Famous" is here.The piece caught Ms. Williams eye, it seems. She's since b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Eminem Shows Off a Respectful Side on "Love the Way You Lie"; Rihanna Goes Backwards

    ​Eminem is shaping up to become quite the softy.His first single off his current album, Recovery, was "Not Afraid," where he sang, "Everybody come take my hand, we'll walk this road together." He's also done collaborations with popster Pink and emo girl Hayley Williams of Paramore, whom in a past ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    We Are the In Crowd Steps Up as Latest Pop-Punk Darlings on Vans Warped Tour

    ​It's nice to have a little diversity on the Vans Warped Tour, the summer punk rock festival that's notorious for its multitude of sweaty, shirtless guys running around on-stage.This year, following in the footsteps of powerful female singers Katy Perry, Charlotte Sometimes and Hayley Williams of ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    B.o.B: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

    ​By now you've most likely heard the song "Nothin' On You" by Atlanta-based MC B.o.B.If you haven't, then get out from under the rock you've been calling home the past two months. The track has been all over the airwaves and on Youtube, actually prompting B.o.B's label to bump up the release date ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    October 2, 2008

    Stephenie Meyer and Paramore

    By Jonathan McNamara Fans of the Twilight Series likely have this track on heavy rotation on their iPods, but we mere mortals might be interested to know that the song "Decode" by Paramore from the upcoming film adaptation of Twilight is currently available for a listen on Stephenie Meyer's Web sit ... More >>

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    September 14, 2007

    Future Shock: Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Citizen Fish, and more

    You won’t need to crack open any Shasta when reading this week’s edition of Future Shock, since the latest crop of “just announced” concerts heading to the Valley is already packed with plenty of pop. From squeaky clean bubblegum starlets to cutie-pie pop-punkers, we’re gonna be giving you ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Paramore

    Magical misery tour

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