Jim Adkins

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    September 5, 2014

    Jimmy Eat World Signature Guitar Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

    If you're a diehard music fan in Arizona, you know that one of our state's crown jewels is Jimmy Eat World. Active for over two decades now, and regarded as a forerunner of the mid-'00s pop-punk movement, Jimmy Eat World invokes as much, if not more, pride as references to The Format or The Bled. Le ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    Jimmy Eat World - Paramount Theatre, Casa Grande - 5/9/13

    Jimmy Eat WorldParamount Theatre, Casa Grande, ArizonaThursday, May 9, 2013 Jimmy Eat World's Arizona tour turned out to be excellent news for local fans of the band, who get a belated chance to see them in the kind of venues they played before their national breakout more than a decade ago. The gr ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    May 6, 2013

    Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    One of the bands you can see this week around Phoenix has a famous song called "A Praise Chorus." Another of the bands you can see this week titled the first song of their first album "Penis." See which one of those bands is Jimmy Eat World after the jump!

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    April 17, 2013

    Phunk Junkeez, Jim Adkins Re-Create the '90s for a Good Cause Tonight

    Phunk Junkeez and Jimmy Eat World do not have a lot in common. The Phunk Junkeez' major-label video was about "Me N Yer Girl" booty-shaking; Jimmy Eat World's was about two kids who fall in love and put their clothes back on. Jimmy Eat World hit on the mixture of fast-paced pop and before-it-was-a ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    It's Monday, and I'm sorry about that. There was nothing I can do. But I bring good news: This week's Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix is further proof that they play live music during the week, and even on school nights.

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    March 5, 2013

    Beck's Song Reader To Get Local Treatment by Black Carl, Jim Adkins, Spirit Cave, and More

    In case you've got the memory of Mr. Magoo, Beck's latest musical release wasn't an album. Instead, it was just a book of sheet music. Called Song Reader, the book includes over 100 pages of original artwork and 20 songs that Beck wants you to bring to life. Already dozens, perhaps hundreds, of folk ... More >>

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    August 11, 2012

    Reubens Accomplice, Crescent Ballroom, 8/10/12

    Reubens Accomplice, Jim Adkins, Roar Crescent Ballroom Friday, August 10, 2012 See also: Reubens Accomplice Returns With Sons of Men (Download) See also: Does Reubens Accomplice's I Blame the Scenery Hold Up More Than a Decade Later? See also: The Full Jim Adkins/Roar/Reubens Accomplice Slideshow ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    New Documentary Bigger Than Sound Tracks the Career of Local Promoter Charlie Levy

    As a recent graduate from Arizona State University, I can attest to the student showcases the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication regularly hosts. The second floor of the school's downtown building houses the First Amendment Forum, where CNN constantly airs. The public space ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our April 26 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 is local rock luminary Jim Adkins working up with The Love Me Nots? What sounds inspire DJ Al Page? What's w ... More >>

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    April 22, 2012

    The Love Me Nots and Jim Adkins Perform at Stinkweeds for Record Store Day, 4/21/12 (VIDEO)

    Whether you got up early to buy the Feist/Mastodon split or went to one of the many free shows in town yesterday, it's safe to say that yesterday was a good day. Stinkweeds celebrated its 25th anniversary and Record Store Day with a barbecue and live performances by Dylan Pratt, Mergence, Source Vic ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Secret Fox: Guided By Voices Tribute (With a Certain Jimmy Eat World-er)

    It's been a long time since The Secret Fox, Phoenix's brightest (only?) Guided by Voices tribute band took the stage. Like, over 10 years long. "I'm not exactly sure of dates," says guitarist Jim Adkins (yeah -- that Jim Adkins). "But you could still smoke in bars, so it was a while ago." But wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    The Serene Dominic Show: Jim Adkins, Amy Uzi, Drunk & Horny, Source Victoria

    Jim Adkins and your host Serene Dominic​Nobody does TV specials like this for Christmas anymore, and after reading this yuleblog you'll know why. It's a lot of head-snapping work, flashing back and then flashing ahead forward to the present again, then flashing back, each time having to rememb ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Blogs Teased in our September 15 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at over the past week. Here are links to those posts. •What's up with Manu Chao's Alto Arizona benefit concert? •Where are gigs scheduled for the now closed Canyon Club ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Jim Adkins, What Are You Listening To?

    Jim Adkins​ Jim Adkins The singer and guitarist for Jimmy Eat World is playing Tempe Beach Park Friday, September 30 as part of Fall Frenzy. It will be the last show of the band's year-plus long tour supporting their album, Invented. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the ... More >>

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    January 1, 2011

    Jimmy Eat World at Fiesta Bowl Block Party Last Night

    ​Jimmy Eat WorldFiesta Bowl Block Party in TempeDecember 31, 2010 - January 1, 2011Playing a New Year's Eve concert is sort of a big responsibility. Sure, it's easy to impress a merry and well-lubricated crowd, but there's a larger obligation, too. If you're playing before the largest crowd assemb ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Jimmy Eat World at Marquee Theatre on 10/30/10

    Maria VassettJimmy Eat World performing in costume at Marquee Theatre.​Arizonans often don't have much to root for. Most of the time our state is an afterthought, or the butt of jokes about immigration policy and home foreclosures. For many years, the Cardinals, the Sun Devils, and the Wildcat ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    21 Questions: Jim Adkins

    Jim Adkins at the canal trail near the BiltmoreWelcome to 21 Questions, a regular feature where goes to the favorite hangout of a notable Phoenician and asks the "big" questions. This week we met up with Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World at the trail along the canal that runs by the Arizona ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    December 10, 2009

    Jimmy Eat World Play Not-So-Secret Modified Show With Short, But Sweet Set

    Luke HolwerdaJim Adkins singing at Modified Arts.​Christmas came early for the couple hundred die-hard Jimmy Eat World fans who came out to catch the Mesa rock band Wednesday at the intimate Modified Arts for a mere $5 cover. The lucky Jimmy fans in attendance - at one of Modified's last ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Jim Adkins on Modified Arts in Video

    Luke HolwerdaJim Adkins before Wednesday's secret Jimmy Eat World show at Modified Arts.​ In this week's music feature, Clubs Editor Benjamin Leatherman asked local musicians and scenesters to share their memories and thoughts about Modified Arts, the downtown music venue that will soon close ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Jim's Big Jam

    Jimmy Eat World singer puts on some shows

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    August 28, 2009

    Jim Adkins Modified Show Sells Out, Second Show Added

    ​ Jimmy Eat World singer Jim Adkins has added an early show to his September 17 engagement at Modified Arts. Adkins 8 p.m. show sold out online (we hear there are still some for sale at Stinkweeds) so now he'll also be playing a 5 p.m. set.Tickets are $10 and we'd recommend you get them very soon ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Source Victoria to Play Rhythm Room Twice This Month, August

     Although they've been on the quiet side the last few months, local favorites Source Victoria are back with two shows in the next two months. First up, the guys will play Phoenix's The Rhythm Room Wednesday, July 22 for an all-ages show with LA indie-rock act JP Inc. (formerly Pleasea ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    No Age Plays Summer of Sound Indie Show Saturday

    It's been a pretty great year for New Times when it comes to lining up headliners for our Summer of Sound showcase featuring the best local bands of five genres. First we had hard-nosed LA R&B band The BellRays, who killed at our Americana show at Mill Cue Club. Then, we had Jim Adkins make his ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    New Times Summer of Sound Pop Show is Tonight

    Pssst! Wanna hang out with Jim Adkins for a night? You can do just that Thursday evening at the Tavern on Mill in downtown Tempe when the Jimmy Eat World singer plays the role of DJ during the New Times Summer of Sound: Pop showcase. But before we let Adkins take over the bar's sound system with ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Guest DJ Week on The Blaze: We're Loving It

    Around the New Times office we're really loving The Blaze's Guest DJ week (which I participated in yesterday). ASU's student radio station does this once a year, pulling in people like Murph from So Much Silence, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World and, right now, our man Steve Chilton.But, seriously guys ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Guest DJs Spinning on ASU's Radio Station This Week

    Sorry for not giving you earlier notice, but ASU's student radio station, The Blaze, is hosting their annual Guest DJ week this week, featuring everyone from Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins, to Miniature Tigers to... me.You actually already missed Adkins, who spun this morning, but you can still ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Reflections On Clarity: Stefan Pruett of Peachcake

    "The truth is, I probably don't know Jimmy Eat World's emerald lionized gem, Clarity like the rest of them out there. However, I must impart that the fact that it resonates with everyone from hard rock gurus to the disjunctive hipster DJ and Dance crowd is certainly characteristic of something that ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    December 20, 2007

    Source Victoria

    The Fast Escape

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    December 20, 2007
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    November 15, 2007

    Jimmy Eat World

    Chase This Light
    (Tiny Evil)

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    November 6, 2006

    Says Who??

    Jimmy Eat World I'm sure you're all aware that tomorrow is election day, which I wouldn't ordinarily type about up in this piece, but it's made for some strange endorsements this year. Check out the video here, and you'll see local music scene players like Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Will Anders ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Format Busters

    Songwriting duo Nate Ruess and Sam Means had enough of major-label drama, so now they're calling the shots

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Back Atcha, Future

    A look back at the music scene in -- 2005?

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    October 14, 2004

    Seeing Futures

    Tempe's Jimmy Eat World heads in the right direction with a new album

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004


    Reubens Accomplice

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    July 3, 2003

    Summer Daze

    Sure, it's hot. But so are some of the records coming from local acts.

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    March 6, 2003

    Positive Spin

    Locals find national success despite a lack of Valley interest

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    September 27, 2001

    Brave New World

    No makeup. No gimmick. No shtick. But does Mesa's fast-rising Jimmy Eat World really stand a chance against the likes of Britney and the Backstreet Boys?

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    July 19, 2001

    Pop Music

    Jimmy Eat World's new release is a pop meisterwork. But will their fans like it?

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    May 10, 2001

    Let It Bleed

    Valley rockers Jimmy Eat World prove to be the stuff that DreamWorks is made of.

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    December 14, 2000

    Y2 Chaos

    Looking back at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of local music in 2000

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    October 26, 2000

    Jimmy Eat World

    Singles and Jimmy Eat World/Jebediah Split EP (Big Wheel Recreation)

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    February 17, 2000

    The Adkins Diet

    Jimmy Eat World front man sounds a new vibe with Go Big Casino

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    January 20, 2000

    Hit Me, Baby, One More Time

    Jimmy Eat World gets some Rolling Stone-size love from Blink-182

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    March 25, 1999

    Growing Pains

    After 13 years, SXSW remains Austin's greatest/worst display of self-love

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    March 4, 1999

    World Domination

    Jimmy Eat World heads out on tour as its new album creates a radio stir

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    August 13, 1998

    Capitol Gains

    Jimmy Eat World braves the major-label waters one more time and delivers a daring new album

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