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Jason Mraz

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    September 2, 2014

    Ed Sheeran - Jobing.com Arena - 8/31/2014

    When the lights went down, the screams inside Jobing.com Arena were ear-shattering. It wasn't quite the level of Beatlemania, but it still caught me by surprise. Arena shows are known to be big with its lights, sounds, stage setup, etc. Sheeran entered the stage with just his guitar, and it became c ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Jason Mraz, US Airways Center, 10/2/12 (VIDEO)

    Jason Mraz @US Airways Center|10/2/12 Whoever was high at the Jason Mraz concert last night most likely had a blast. There were bright and swirling colors, extensive jam sessions, and captivating backgrounds that shifted from scenes of clouds in the sky to images of the universe rotating around -- ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Incoming: Jason Mraz, Pennywise, Jeff the Brotherhood

    Guess who's looking a lot older and more strung out than last time anyone saw him? Good ol' Jason Mraz. You'd think that someone who has "the remedy" would easily be able to keep himself from looking like an aging schlub of a musician. Au contraire, mon frère. Simply observe -- he looks something l ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Justin James on the Shark Attack That Started His Career

    ​Songwriter Justin James started his musical career with a particularly violent incident -- not that his breezy, ultra-casual pop-rock would ever betray it. A former windsurfer, James was attacked by a shark. While put up in bed, he spent time strumming the guitar, which led to an unexpected mus ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    This Week in Music History: June 20 through 26

    Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian Wilson​Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Ten Songs I'm Not Afraid To Admit That I Love

    Surprisingly, their duet is not on the list.We all have guilty pleasures.When we like something that falls outside the realm of our normally stringent tastes, it can be exhausting to constantly keep up appearances around our peers.Maybe you've had that experience when Britney Spears' "Toxic" comes o ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Jeff Arundel, Bomb

    ​Jeff ArundelBomb Purple RecordsJeff Arundel has been through the ringer. Since we last heard from the Midwestern singer-songwriter, on 2005's Ghost Party, he's gone through a painful divorce, the details of which are documented in the almost uncomfortably frank, and very raw, acoustic opener."Sh ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010
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    June 17, 2010
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    June 14, 2010

    Nineball at CK's Tavern and Grill

    Nineball.​This is part of a series of reviews of bands who play weekly at local bars. The show: Nineball at CK's Tavern and Grill.The look: Middle class sports bar.The smell: Tank tops and testosterone.The taste: Fried food.Three words/phrases to describe the night: Thoughtfully casual, flip ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Rolling Stones Night Injects a Little Personality in the Contestants on 'American Idol'

    ​Finally! Top 12 week on American Idol is here! True, the show is still jam-packed with as many commercials as it can pack in within a very long 2 hours, and having four judges really drags things out, but it's great to finally be in Top 12 week, with the big studio and all.This was Rolling Stones ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Sasquatch Announces 2010 Lineup

    The 2010 lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been announced, and it is, my friends, rather impressive (finally)​​It's been a long time coming, but the Sasquatch! Music Festival -- held annually at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater over Memorial Day weekend -- has come of age. Too long the ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    6 Last Minute Valentine's Day Don'ts

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/374268661/None of this either. ​ News flash: Valentine's Day is in less than 48 hours. If you don't have plans now, you will be tempted to take dangerous paths towards Valentine's Day merriment. Luckily for you, we have experienced all of the possible p ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Little Kid Better Than Jason Mraz?

    Some may argue this little kid is better at performing Jason Mraz's hit single "I'm Yours" than Mraz himself. We're not quite sure about that, considering you can't understand anything the kid is saying (he speaks Japanese), but he sure has some wicked mad ukulele-playing skillz. The 5-year-ol ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    December 16 In Blogs: Winter Horrorland, Red Hot Robot, and the Mug Shot of the Week

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Up on the Sun: Winter Horrorland Fashion Show Pimps Pasties, Leather Bras for Xmas Little Kid Better Than J ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Metric, Brett Dennen, Phoenix Tequila Festival, Outer Bounds of Sound and Rogue Brewing Over the Weekend

    ​Phoenix Tequila Festival in Photos The first Phoenix Tequila Festival went down this weekend at U.S. Airways Center. How many of them did we try? All of them. Tequila distilleries including Patron, Three Amigos, Cruz and many more were present and representing the agave goodness...see photos ... More >>

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    December 12, 2009

    Concert Review: Brett Dennen's Ginger Pride On Display At Marquee

    ​ You'll never guess which one of these guys is a "cool" and successful musician and which one plays a nerd in child-oriented movies.Even if you're inclined to believe Gingers do indeed have a soul -- and as a matter of policy I take no position one way or the other on the matter -- you must conc ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    December 10, 2009
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    September 19, 2009

    Arizona Fall Frenzy kicks off with pop rock awkwardness

    The Arizona Fall Frenzy started out with the rock lite line-up Friday night at Tempe Beach Park, and, as expected, there were plenty of moms mixed in with the predominantly 20- and 30-somethin gcrowd sipping on beer throughout the night.

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    September 19, 2009

    Why Does Rob Thomas Send Ovaries Aflutter?

    I've never understood the Rob Thomas thing. I know the guy has sold something like 100 million records through various projects, and his voice is pleasant enough, but I've always considered the Matchbox 20 singer to be something of a non-entity, as bland and forgettable as his Nascar driver-appropri ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    July 29, 2009

    Pat Benatar Goes Through the Motions, Blondie Rocked and The Donnas Backed Out at Dodge Theatre

    Luke HolwerdaPat Benatar​ Picture this: teen girls in too much makeup channeling new wave goddesses with their overbearing, nacho-chowing mothers, wrinkled women in low-cut, studded halters exhibiting chests long past their perky prime, and grooving chicks with hair too long and pants too high ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    New Release Tuesday: Portugal. The Man

    Portugal. The Man create another vivid landscape of indie rock, folk and even blues on their latest album The Satanic SatanistPortland -- by way of Alaska -- indie rockers/genre-mashers Portugal. The Man release their fury of an album The Satanic Satanist today, and the effort is one of polish ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Joey Arroyo Is... The Storyteller: Color Me Amazed

    How do you know when your local band has hit it big in Arizona? Just ask Joey Arroyo, who might point to the fact that this acoustic rock quintet is headlining at one of The Valley's top venues next month.The Marquee Theatre is usually reserved for national acts passing by on a tour, attracting peop ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Just Announced: Miley Cyrus, Bo Bice, Juvenile

    I've never been sure why there isn't more of a rivalry between Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, but, aside from some boy drama, the two country-tinged pop princesses seem to co-exist happily.If you missed Swift's excellent show at Jobing.com Arena last month, you'll have a chance to check out what I ca ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Outside Lands Festival Dubs Beasties, Pearl Jam Worthy Headliners

    Pear Jam is set to rock it on out at this year's Outside Lands FestivalAs we all eagerly await the set times to be announced for this weekend's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival announced its initial lineup. The headliners for the second edition of th ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Reality Show Results Episodes: The 11th Plague

    So after sitting through two hours of complete pap Tuesday night as American Idol's first group of 12 attempted to stay on key long enough to get halfway-decent remarks from the judges, you'd think we'd deserve a break, right? In the Land of the Sea-douche, however, there is no rest for the weary, a ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    By Randall Roberts You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barrier ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Dave Matthews Band Coming To Cricket on May 6

    It's not even Christmas, but we have our first piece of big summer concert news today: Dave Matthews Band is coming to Cricket Wireless Pavilion on May 6.Yes, it's time for "Dave" again, already.DMB's first studio record in four years (oddly produced by Rob Cavallo of Green Day and My Chemical Roman ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    November 25, 2008

    You Asked For It: The Sweet Remains

    The Sweet remains Laurel & Sunset (Self-released) By Martin Cizmar If writing a handwritten note counted for as much as it should on these things – and it doesn’t – I’d have written about The Sweet Remains a month or so ago when their album Laurel & Sunset arrived in my office. Alas, You A ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    September 5, 2008

    Future Shock: Alanis Morisette, and Jason Mraz

    Here are two big shows that were just announced this week.

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    May 8, 2008
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    December 1, 2005

    Bob Schneider

    Singer-songwriter is not a bad word

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    September 15, 2005

    Jason Mraz

    Another boy crooner

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    July 7, 2005

    Keep It in Play

    The humble iPod strikes a chord with Matt Kata and his D-Backs brethren

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    January 6, 2005

    Y NBA?

    All Star Game posts up at YMCA

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    May 15, 2003

    Pop Goes the Easel

    Three Arizona artists illustrate 'Imagery From a New Generation'

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