If you didn't happen to be in Casa Grande when Jimmy Eat World played this show, back in May, you may find it more convenient to head out to Tucson for a show from this year's Readers' Choice for Best Local Band. If you weren't really into "The Middle," for some reason, fear not--there's more going ... More >>
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!
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 >>
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 >>
I'm going defer to my esteemed colleague down the hall, Mr. Stephen Lemons, on this one: "Remember the '90s under Clinton? Eight years of peace and prosperity. And all the Rs had to kvetch about was Monica Lewinsky." Lemons goes on to describe "Bubba" as a "rockstar," an apt metaphor as he rolls i ... More >>
You excited to see hometown heroes Jimmy Eat World on the night before the night before Christmas?Well you better have grabbed tickets quick, because the Wooden Blue Records Reunion Show, featuring a classic Phoenix lineup of Haskel, Aquanaut Drinks Coffee, Halema'uma'a, and Jimmy Eat World, is o ... More >>
Fall Frenzy: blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, Matt & Kim, and Halocene Arizona got a special show last night, a combination of the yearly Fall Frenzy event and The Honda Civic Tour. Jimmy Eat World took My Chemical Romance's spot and locals Halocene shared the stage with Matt & Kim and blink-182 for an e ... More >>
Arizona got a special show last night, a combination of the yearly Fall Frenzy event and The Honda Civic Tour. Jimmy Eat World took My Chemical Romance's spot and locals Halocene shared the stage with Matt & Kim and blink-182 for an evening of fun and nostalgia.
Jimmy Eat WorldCable channel MTV turns the big 3-0 today. Maybe this would be a big deal to music fans if the station was actually dedicated to music, like it was back when it launched on August 1, 1981, but these days, MTV's demographic keeps getting younger and the programming keeps moving towa ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsJim Adkins of Jimmy Eat WorldArizona's own Jimmy Eat World have been added to the lineup for the X103.9 Arizona Fall Frenzy. Punk band blink-182 and indie duo Matt & Kim were already slated to play the Frenzy, as part of the 2011 Honda Civic Tour.Jimmy Eat World will be touri ... More >>
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 >>
Internationally successful multi-platinum recording artists Local band Jimmy Eat World just missed a top ten hit on Billboard's album chart with their new record, Invented, which debuted at number 11 this week. Jimmy Eat World has toured the world for nearly 20 years and is signed to DGC/Intersc ... More >>
The most important, wildly popular Arizona band in the last year -- so says the always on top of things, meticulously up-to-date Arizona Republic -- Jimmy Eat World announced via twitter today that the band was streaming a new song from their upcoming album Invented.The song, "My Best Theory," pi ... More >>
Internationally successful multi-platinum recording artists Local band Jimmy Eat World's next album, Invented, is set for release on September 28. The announcement came this morning via the totally-annoying-but-sadly-not-yet-obsolete-technology Twitter: "@jimmyeatworld Our new album "Invented" wi ... More >>
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 >>
Electric Mustache is speculating that Mesa pop-punks Jimmy Eat World will make a special appearance at the soon-to-be totally-different Modified Arts tonight. After a cryptic message on the bands Twitter it's looking more like the surprise is going to be Jimmy Eat World. This is the message post ... More >>
The finale of Jimmy Eat World's Clarity x 10 tour at the Marquee will see digital release next week. Distributed through jimmyeatworld.com, the release will feature the front-to-back live performance of the wildly influential 1999 album Clarity along with two bonus tracks ("What I Would Say To You N ... More >>
Luke Holwerda All week we've been sharing personal essays about Jimmy Eat World's Clarity, online and in print. Sadly, I don't have a Clarity story because I wasn't in to the Mesa emo/pop act until my college paper got an advance copy of Bleed American, the follow-up to Clarity, in July 2001. But ma ... More >>
"Jimmy Eat World's Clarity holds a special place in my heart as I'm sure it does with the countless other kids who bought it in 1999 of which it became the soundtrack to all of their high school break-ups and inadequacies. It wasn't just kid stuff though because I found my mother listening to it al ... More >>
"Jimmy Eat World is one of those early on indie rock influences for me. Static Prevails and Clarity had a huge hand in shaping a lot of what I do musically today. Its funny because, when asked to write a short review on Clarity, my band KNESSET had just played a show in San Diego. On the way there w ... More >>
"I remember being really young when the album Clarity by Jimmy Eat World came out. For me, it was the first realization that a band that lived in the same ZIP code as me could go out and make it. For my friends and me, it was an inspiring album, as I'm sure it was for many other kids that lived in ... More >>
We should probably just declare this Jimmy Eat World Week at New Times. We've got an essay about Clarity running in Thursday's paper, along with my column on the 10 best emo songs of all time. On Up on the Sun, we've got a series of posts about Clarity's impact running every day up to Saturday's sh ... More >>
"I'm not going to lie, I really wasn't all that into Jimmy Eat World when Clarity first came out. I was only interested in listening to ska and punk rock and wanted nothing to do with so-called "emo" music.I don't remember what eventually got me to listen to Clarity but I had decided I would give th ... More >>
"When Clarity entered my life, I had been a part-time fan of Jimmy Eat World, ever since my brother (a member of a local band), took me to see them at The Nile. But Clarity is what changed my life. Along with a group of friends, we all fell in love with it. The album represented to me the friendship ... More >>
William Fucking Reed"Clarity is arguably one of the most important albums of the nineties. Released at a time when grunge had seemingly faded into oblivion, rave was king and rock was getting boring, Jimmy Eat World released an album that had it all -- soul, genuine emotion, pop rock sensibility and ... More >>
Yes, that's right, Jimmy Eat World's masterpiece Clarity came out on February 23, 1999. We're writing a lot more about the record in advance of their sold-out show at the Marquee on March 7, but I wanted to mark the date. Anyone have any memories about the first time they heard the record?
Hometown rock heroes Jimmy Eat World have re-mastered Clarity in honor of the disc's 10th anniversary and are offering it as part of an exclusive package on their 10-date Clarity X 10 tour. The package, which is available online and through vinyl-only on the tour, features the bonus tracks "Chris ... More >>
Local indie rock band Source Victoria [http://www.myspace.com.sourcevictoria] is offering its CD, the fast escape for free download on its Web site, www.sourcevictoria.net. The album, hailed as "a beautiful narcotic" by Phoenix New Times music writer Serene Dominic in his recent fe ... More >>
Chase This Light
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 >>
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