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    November 8, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    You've got less than a month of shopping days until you think about doing Black Friday for a minute and then just decide to go closer to Christmas instead. In the meantime, consider giving yourself the gift of any of these five must-see Phoenix shows.

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    September 16, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    My version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a lot different from the final cut. It's not that I have anything against Jane Austen or George Romero; I just prefer the British invasion to the actual, brain-eating invasion. (View our complete concert calendar here.)

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    March 29, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    Hey ya, the weekend is here. So get off the couch and get to some shows, Phoenix. Maybe these shows: Our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend.

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    March 18, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    It's Monday, and that means that the rotting corpse of the weekend has been trampled on and desecrated by another dadgum work week. But never fear -- the resistance is growing. You can recreate the carefree feelings of the weekend every night this week by attending our Top Five Must-See Shows This W ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Top Five-Must See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    Holy crap! What a weekend. We had the soggy-but-stellar Carnaval Eléctrico with Cold War Kids, Hanni El Khatib, Mergence, and more at Crescent Ballroom, the raucous Rampage Fest with Nü Sensae, White Lung, Allah-Las, and more at Sail Inn, and a thoroughly enjoyable-but-exhausting performance by Ma ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    We're just a little bit biased about the best way to spend your weekend here in Phoenix. New Times' Carnaval Electrico with Cold War Kids, Mergence, Hanni El Khatib, and more, is clearly awesome, but get this: There's other cool things going on around town. No joke. Rampage Fest at the Sail Inn is k ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    March 7, 2013

    Meet the New Times Carnaval Eléctrico Lineup: Cold War Kids, Hanni El Khatib, Mergence, and More

    Following up last year's New Times Soundcheck, a two-day festival at Club Red in Tempe -- which featured performances by The Love Me Nots, Sugar Thieves, 2 Tone Lizard Kings, Jason Devore, The Insects, Crusher Sound System, and more -- was a serious task. But challenges are cool, right? Up on the S ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    When people ask what kind of music I like, I'm tempted to say "Good music." I understand the need for musical terminology, but there's really too much good stuff to limit what you listen to. It's a lesson Zero Zero teaches well. Nicole Laurenne and Michael Johnny Walker have the garage rock thing lo ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    January 17, 2013

    10 Greatest TV Themes of All Time

    Oh you don't own a TV? How brave. Seriously -- people love bragging about not watching TV, but they're missing out. Whether watching live, on Netflix, or on DVD, there's almost nothing as fun as zoning out in front of the TV. We're partial to music too (you might have guessed), so when we started ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    January 7, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix 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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    December 29, 2012

    Top Five New Years Eve Parties in Metro Phoenix

    If it ain't one apocalypse, it's another, right? First December 21 rolls on by with nary an earthquake or a giant dragon emerging from the sky and burning us all to death with his flaming volcano mouth, and now we're perched on the edge of the dreaded fiscal cliff. But chances are things will proba ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Know in 2013: The Complete List

    As 2012 draws to a close, we couldn't be more optimistic about the state of music in the Valley of the Sun. With new bands emerging from various scenes and subgenres, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in Phoenix music. What follows are our picks for 13 acts that will make an impact on the S ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 26, 2012

    The Top 10 Phoenix Albums of 2012

    Ladies and gentleman, here are our 10 picks for our favorite Phoenix albums of 2012. Enjoy! See also: -13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear in 2013 -Jason P. Woodbury's 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 -Top 10 Reissues and Compilations of 2012 -Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Phoenix -That Was 2012 Wr ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Metro Phoenix This Week

    Ho-ho-holy crap there are a lot of shows going on this Christmas week. There's plenty of local action going on, so be sure to strap on those sweet new socks your grandma got you and go see some live music. Here's our top five must-see shows this week.

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    December 21, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    December 14, 2012

    Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012

    2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>

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    September 24, 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 17, 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 14, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    July 15, 2012

    Through and Through Gospel Review, Crescent Ballroom, 7/14/12

    Through and Through Gospel Review Crescent Ballroom Saturday, July 14, 2012 See also: Download: Gospel Claws' New Song, "Pale Horse Dry Cleaning" See also: Joel Marquard Fought Cancer and The Indie Community Chips in To Help Him Out Despite Joel Marquard's adamant assertion that the Americana/root ... More >>

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    July 14, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    June 14, 2012

    10 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear This Summer: The Complete List

    In last week's issue of New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. Here's the complete list.

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    June 4, 2012

    New Times Writers and Designers Up for Six National Journalism Awards

    New Times has come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass -- and we're all out of bubblegum.New Times writers and designers have been nominated sixfold for this year's Association of Alternative Newsmedia's AltWeekly Awards.This comes a month after raking in 30 journalism awards, including first-place ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    fun., Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 5/31/12

    fun. Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center Thursday, May 31 See also: Nate Ruess Has Some fun. At Zia Records fun. frontman Nate Ruess wears his heart on his sleeve, and that's why it's so easy to get into his head. His lyrics -- part stream of consciousness ("My friends are in the bathroom, getting h ... More >>

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    May 20, 2012

    Spiritualized, Crescent Ballroom, 5/19/12

    Spiritualized Crescent Ballroom Saturday, May 19 See also: Spiritualized's Jason Pierce on Sweet Heart Sweet Light See also: Spiritualized's Jason Pierce on How Amazing The Liver Is J. Spaceman didn't say a word to the crowd. No small talk, no nervous chatter. Wearing a white tee and white jeans, ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Four Must-See Shows This Weekend (And One Psychedelic Movie)

    Saturday, May 19: Yellow Submarine @ AMC Desert Ridge The actual Beatles don't actually show up in the 1968 animated flick Yellow Submarine (not until the end at least, and that's not John, Paul, George, and Ringo providing voices), but don't let that dissuade you from taking in a special noontime ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Entrance Band, Amen Dunes, and Wooden Indian at Chasers, 5/1/12

    Entrance Band, Amen Dunes, and Wooden Indian Chasers Bar and Night Club Tuesday, May 1, 2012 See also: Amen Dunes on Living a Million Musical Lives I'm sitting at a table with Paz Lenchantin a few hours before her heavy psych-blues outfit, Entrance Band, decimates the stage at Chasers in Scottsda ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Our 10 Favorite Metro Phoenix Music Venues

    It's a hard pill to swallow, but music venues in the Valley tend to come and go. Fact. Look no further than the closing of The Compound Grill within the past week or last month's nixing of Clubhouse Music Venue for proof. Some live music joints and concert halls have figured out the magic for ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    KWSS' The Morning Infidelity Expands to Afternoon Show on Skapunkradio.com

    ​Since spiraling into the seemingly imminent demise of all Valley radio stations into a "classic" rock format, X103.9's trademark shows have had the choice to go extinct or find a new way to get the alt out. Former X103.9 DJ Craven Moorehead, who hosted the popular Ska Punk Show for nearly 15 ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Bare Wires at Yucca Tap Room, 2/27/12

    Bare Wires Yucca Tap Room Monday, February 27 It was hard not to feel just a little bad for the earnest strummers in Yucca's neighboring craft bar when Manhands, the first of four loud bands took the stage last night. I can't imagine that at least a little of the band's maxed volume made for a stra ... More >>

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    January 28, 2012

    Sundown Showdown IV: TOAD, Sleep Money, Destruction Unit, Radio Moscow, and Graveyard at Yucca Tap Room, 1/27/12

    Sundown Showdown IV (Night Two): TOAD, Sleep Money, Destruction Unit, Radio Moscow, Graveyard Yucca Tap Room Friday, January 27 See the full Sundown Showdown slideshow here. Let's contrast, for a minute: During opening band TOAD's (it's an acronym: Take Over and Destroy) second song, "Midnight Hu ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Cass McCombs at Crescent Ballroom, 01/12/12

    Cass McCombs and Frank Fairfield Crescent Ballroom Thursday, December 12 It's a rough night when the opening act outshines the headliner. Maybe it's just because this particular opening act was especially talented, but seeing rocker de melancholia Cass McCombs take the stage following old timey st ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Five Musical New Years Resolutions (You Might Actually Keep)

    Some sort of famous bassist...​"This year is going to be different." That's what you told yourself last year, isn't it? Well, just because you have the desire and will to make a New Year's Resolution doesn't mean you have the will to actually get it done. It's pretty easy to make Wishtown you ... More >>

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    December 3, 2011

    Iron & Wine at Crescent Ballroom, 12/2/11

    Jason P. Woodbury​Iron & Wine Crescent Ballroom 12/2/11 How much saxophone is too much saxophone? You might want to ask the young lady who passed out during the extended dub-into-free jazz-psychedelic blues skronk of "Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog)," the fifth song played by Iron & Wine ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    What Laura Says Premiere "Girl Not Gonna Leave" Video on Up on the Sun

    Jason P. Woodbury What Laura Says Live Video Shoot at The Icehouse​We're excited to premiere the brand new video for What Laura Says' new single, "Girl Not Gonna Leave." The video is officially released tomorrow, but the folks at Sundawg Records have given us the okay to go ahead and share it ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    New Times Music Editor Jason Woodbury Spins Local Tunes on KWSS Tomorrow

    ​Wanna hear some hot new local music? Check out the "Morning Infidelity" program on KWSS 106.7 FM tomorrow (Thursday, May 26), when Jason Woodbury, the new Phoenix New Times Music Editor, plans to spin songs by artists highlighted in this week's print issue.As we reported in a cover story thi ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Top Ten Indefensible "Your Music Sucks" Comments

    Dammit, Scumbag Steve​Let's go ahead and start this whole thing off with a rhetorical question: is there any one thing more subjective than one's taste in music? Probably not. Taste in music is like a snowflake -- everyone has their own, unique set of genres and bands that they enjoy listening to ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Meat Puppets at SXSW, Great White, Baseball Project, Lady Gaga and More in This Week's Print Edition

    ​This week's main music feature is a column I wrote in Austin, Texas after a week of South By Southwest craziness. It was a rough week for Arizona -- the most attention anything related to our state got was a panel hosted by boycotters -- but Meat Puppets frontman Curt Kirkwood managed to put ever ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Vegetable, Elephant 6, Jackson Browne and More in This Week's Issue

    ​In this week's issue our new Clubs Editor Jason P. Woodbury writes about up and coming Tempe post-punk act Vegetable. The band has only been together about three months but already done a regional tour, pressed vinyl and had the honor of playing the last show held inside the now-shuttered Eastsid ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Pazz & Jop Announced. Kanye Won. Duh.

    ​Our sister paper, The Village Voice, has announced the results of their annual Pazz & Jop critic's poll.If you're unfamiliar, basically like 1,000 music critics get to vote on their favorite albums and singles, assigning points to the top 10. Then those points are tabulated and Kanye West win ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 12/2 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 long-forgotten nugget did Jason P. Woodbury unearth for the first installment of his "Obscuro" column?What di ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    New Hooves T-Shirt Inspired By Black Cactus Haters

    ​This week's music feature about the Black Cactus Records clique has been causing a little stir, mostly because of a few quotes aimed at various local movers-and-shakers the Cacti aren't big fans of. Chief among them is Hooves, a band notorious for their drunken antics (read Jason Woodbury's feat ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    So Much Silence Marks Its Five-Year Blogoversary With Radar Brothers Show at Yucca Tap Room

    ​So Much Silence is about to turn five years old. Five years. That makes it practically older than Pitchfork and actually older than Up On The Sun.Everyone here in the Phoenix New Times music section heartily congratulates Kevin "Murph"  Murphy on that feat. It's been a joy to read his blog.A ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Arctic Monkeys, The Eagles, and Beach Escapes in This Week's Issue

    Arctic Monkeys.​This week's music feature is a helpful pocket guide to ignorant Americans about English geography and the bands that come from each region.Also, Jason Woodbury publicly admits that he likes The Eagles, even if it destroys all of his hipster street cred. But he tells you why it shou ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Cardiac Party Is Breaking Up

    ​Cardiac Party is breaking up. Considering the Phoenix electro-pop outfit's Teen Challenge was one of my favorite local CDs of the year, I'd say this is very unfortunate news, though if there's any silver lining it's that the band's bassist Jason Woodbury may have more time to write the excellent ... More >>

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