Jane's Addiction

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    October 25, 2013

    Somehow I Found Some '80s Albums That Still Sound Good

    A few months ago, I took 80's music to task in a little ditty called High School Music: A Reunion from Hell. Of course, I took some shit from some of my friends and classmates, so I promised them I'd try to look at the positive side to the eighties down the road. That moment has arrived. Like t ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    Two very different festivals this weekend: One, Desert Uprising, will fill Ak-Chin Pavilion with metalheads and hard rock fans for acts like Alice in Chians, Jane's Addiction, and Avenged Sevenfold. Lushfest, the other, will fill The Sail Inn with local music fans ready to see Future Loves Past perf ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    DJ Element Announces His Retirement

    One of the best turntablists in Arizona, if not the entire southwest, announced today that he's hanging up his headphones for good and bidding farewell to the DJ world. Logan Howard, known to many by his moniker DJ Element, dropped a bombshell on the local music scene within the last hour when he s ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Jane's Addiction, Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair, 10/24/12

    Jane's Addiction @ Veteran's Memorial Coliseum|10/25/12I have a confession to make. I've never taken Jane's Addiction all that seriously. I think it's largely due to guitarist and modern-rock caricature Dave Navarro. His dedication to choosing mascara over shirts remains laughable. But you'd have ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Melvins Lite, Crescent Ballroom, 10/22/12

    Melvins Lite @ Crescent BallroomMelvins Lite, the latest incarnation of the 30-year-old sludge/punk/metal band The Melvins, took the stage at The Crescent Ballroom last night, chalking up stop number 48 on their record-breaking 51-day tour of the country. They're hitting every state...and Washington ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    September 27, 2012
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    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel: Is the Underground Rising to the Mainstream?

    You've got a lot of reading to do, guys: snuggled tightly in this week's massive Best of Phoenix 2012 issue is a regular issue of Phoenix New Times. In anticipation of the busiest musical weekend of the year, you'll find pieces about KUPD's two-day metal festival Desert Uprising, EDM waterpark party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Four Reasons Lollapalooza Needs EDM

    See also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions See also: 10 Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Ian Traas With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Amy Donohue, What Are You Listening To?

    Amy Donohue The stand-up comedian presents as part of Ignite Phoenix After Hours Friday, July 27 at Radius in Scottsdale. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? 101.1-FM. I love old school hip-hop! What's the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Are Casino Concerts Guaranteed to Suck?

    See also: You Ready for the State Fair? A Guide to the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Schedule (feat. Adam Lambert, Weezer, Jane's Addiction, and More) See also: Joan Jett @ Talking Stick Resort I've always considered casino venues at the bottom of a musician's career, just above the state fair circ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Former Friends of Young Americans Talk The Cure, Siouxsie Sioux, Sonic Youth and A Tribe Called Quest

    See also: Former Friends of Young Americans Stream New Album, Estas Diluculo Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. It may not be easy to lump locals Former Friends of Young Americans into any one specific genre, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    You Ready for the State Fair? A Guide to the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Schedule

    See also: Snoop Dogg at the Arizona State Fair See also: Judas Priest at the Arizona State Fair It used to be that playing the state fair circuit meant you were a has-been, that your rock 'n' roll career had gone belly up (you know, like billed after the puppet show, Spinal Tap-style). Maybe it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks at Crescent Ballroom, 2/24/12

    Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks Crescent Ballroom Friday, February 24 Okay, Phoenix. First, the good news: According to no less an authority than Stephen Malkmus, godfather of slacker cool, genuinely tall and good-looking former frontman of Pavement and current leader of The Jicks, Portland now consi ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    October 25, 2011

    What's Selling: Zia Record Exchange (Phoenix) Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. It's been a little over a month since we last scoped out Zia Record Exchange's list of top sellers. Since then only one arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Lollapalooza: "It Was 20 Years Ago Today..."

    ​It's kind of hard to imagine that Lallapalooza is 20 years-old. I wasn't in attendance in 1991, but the event still feels like a cultural touchstone for me (due in no small part to the "Homerpalooza" episode of The Simpsons, which introduced me to Sonic Youth, and cemented my growing love for The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Top 10 Songs for Jukebox Warfare

    ​"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle." -Sun T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    P-Nut of 311 on Perry Farrell, Secret Summer Events, and Rocking a Boat

    Alison Dyer​I don't know how much there really is to do out in Omaha, Nebraska, but being a city girl, I'd imagine that living there would give people plenty of time to bounce artistic ideas off of one another and get creative. Out comes 311. The five-piece rock/rap band's sound is undeniably one- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Lollapalooza Chile Announces Solid Lineup

    ​The lineup for the first annual Lollapalooza in Chile has been announced, according to Consequence of Sound.The Killers, Jane's Addiction, and Kanye West are among some of the top names on the artist roster. Other big names include The Flaming Lips, Ben Harper, The National, Cold War Kids, Devand ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    September 8, 2010

    Ace of Base to Release a New Album, Even Though Nobody Saw That Coming

    ​Did anyone see the sign when it comes to the possibility of ever hearing a new Ace of Base album? Not I.Consequence of Sound reports that the Swedish pop group -- fondly remembered by all as a 90s ABBA -- will be releasing their latest studio album on September 24. Most of us forgot about Ace of ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Tom Morello's Street Sweeper Social Club to Play FM 103.9's Third Thursday This Month

    ​Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave's Tom Morello will bring his new band, Street Sweeper Social Club, to downtown Scottsdale Thursday, Aug. 20. The band will perform during FM 103.9's monthly 3rd Thursday Block Party on Craftsman Court, across from Dos Gringos. The group, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    The Edge 103.9 Controlled by Robots, Headed for Big Changes

    Phoenix's alt-rock station, The Edge, appears to be headed for big changes. The station has been running without DJs since Friday, its Web site is down (replaced with a wimpy survey) and message boards are reporting that its corporate parent has been taken over by creditors.The Web site for Rivier ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    May 14, 2009
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    May 7, 2009

    Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction Tour Conquers the Internet

    NIN/JA, get it? Nine Inch Nails and Jane's AddicitonA funny thing happened while scouring the interwebs today: a ton of noise is being made about the forthcoming Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction tour that rolls through Phoenix on May 15. Three different sites I looked at all had a different story ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    May 7 In Blogs: Eyes Set to Kill, NIN, Travel Channel, Dave Matthews Band and More

    In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Fanboy/Neo-Nazi "Vito Lombardi" Is Thomas Vito Coletto, Alleged Columbine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Just Announced: Nine Inch Nails, The Atomic Punks, Magnolia Electric Co.

    Not too many acts have as streaky a career as Nine Inch Nails. One tour they're playing the Marquee, the next they're headlining at Cricket Wireless Pavilion with Jane's Addiction, as they will in May. The bands are joined by Tom Morello's new band Street Sweeper. That show is just one of the big co ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    November 8, 2007

    Perfect 10th

    Axis/Radius celebrates a decadent decade

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Farrell's Pet Cause

    Not just cool — Global Cool

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006

    Encore Performance

    Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act

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    April 27, 2006
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    April 21, 2005

    Chow Time

    Breaking all the rules

  • Music

    April 14, 2005


    Deprogramming from the masters

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    March 17, 2005

    The Mars Volta

    Frances the Mute

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2004

    A Dyeing Scene

    COLORS paints the town

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Storm Troopers

    Jane's Addiction soldiers on, even as bad weather delays its return to the stage

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    September 26, 2002

    One of a Kind

    Dance DJs spin into Valley for weekend music fest

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Excess Baggage

    Jane's Addiction tries to find relevance in a rock world it helped to shape

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Perry Farrell

    Song Yet to Be Sung (Virgin Records)

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Various artists

    Exxxile on Main St. (Triple X Records)

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    June 1, 2000
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    December 11, 1997

    Ocean Size

    Six years after disbanding, Jane's Addiction still packs a megarock wallop

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    September 25, 1997
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    June 27, 1996
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    January 25, 1996
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