Joe Strummer

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    May 7, 2014

    Music for Running: A Guide to the Perfect Playlist

    I love running to music. The pavement is my dance floor and I can go for hours. Any given morning on Tempe Town Lake I will jog, playing air guitar to the riff of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel" if no one is looking. The amount of fun I have on the trail has translated into a healthy turnaround for me. ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    D.I. - Club Red, Tempe - 7/2/2013

    D.I.Club Red, TempeJuly 2, 2013 Anyone who might argue that punk is dead should consider last night's D.I. show at Club Red as proof to the contrary. What was originally billed as an eight-band lineup became a bit of a debacle when a last-minute change--the rumor around the venue was that the Plain ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    10 Best Punk Bars in Phoenix

    Phoenix has a long tradition of punk bars that serve up cheap beer and fast, aggressive (sometimes sloppy) punk rock. Some great venues have closed over the last few years, and while we dearly miss Jugheads and Rogue West, punk bars continue to thrive in the Valley of the Sun. Most are situated in u ... More >>

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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 20, 2012
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    August 22, 2012

    Jesse Malin Links The Clash and The Grateful Dead

    See also: Chasers Sold to New Owners and Becomes Pub Rock, A Music Venue With an In-House Radio Broadcasting Studio Jesse Malin has done it all, or most of it at least. In his barely-teens he was fronting Jersey-based hardcore ensemble Heart Attack, then spent the '90s in glam-punk wreckers D-Gen ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012
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    August 9, 2012
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    July 26, 2012

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower(s Fan)

    See also: No Seriously, Chumbawamba Has a Storied Anarchist Past See also: Our Throwback Thursday Archives Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Wallflowers: The Only Band That Matters. Just kidding, but the Clash vibes from the band's new tune, "Reboot the Mission," are clearly intentional. It ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Seven Collaborations Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Foo Fighters Could Take a Hint From

    Saturday Night Live is ending its 37th season with a bang. Last week, classic alum Will Ferrell hosted the show, reprising his parody of George W. Bush, and the 100th SNL Digital Short was aired. Things look to get even bang-ier with this Saturday's season finale, featuring Mick Jagger taking the ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Club Candids: Joe Strummer Memorial and Benefit at George & Dragon

    ​ It's hard to believe that Joe Strummer, one of The Clash's founding members, has been dead for almost a decade. George & Dragon continues to keep his memory alive with annual benefit shows. This year, local punk bands like Glass Heroes, Plainfield Butchers, and Dirty Hairy took the stage, w ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Top 5 Shows to Catch This Weekend: What Laura Says, Terra Firma, Joe Strummer Memorial, Rock For Tots, Greyhound Soul

    What Laura Says​Well, it's Friday. You know, I feel like there was some song that made a big splash this year about Friday...but...I can't quite remember it. Must not have been that catchy. Your weekend is not doubt packed with holiday parties to attend, but in case you need a break from al ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    February 11, 2011

    Drive-By Truckers' New Rock Doc to Screen at FilmBar

    ​Restored prints of Fritz Lang's Metropolis are cool and all, but what really thrills me about FilmBar, downtown Phoenix's brand-new boutique movie house/drinkery FilmBar is the programming coup like the one Steve Weiss and gang pulled off for Tuesday night. That's when FilmBar will screen The ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Kinch, River Jones, Joe Strummer, Barrett-Jackson, and the Stray Cat Over the Weekend

    ​Kinch at Rogue Bar Last Night The Rock 'N' Roll Arizona Marathon was this morning -- thousands of runners, both locals and tourists, jogged 26 miles of Valley streets on a warm January day. The race wasn't the weekend's only impressive show of endurance along Scottsdale Road, though. Kinch's ... More >>

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    January 16, 2011

    Joe Strummer Benefit at George & Dragon

    Benjamin LeathermanThe Glass Heroes get the crowd going at the George & Dragon. See more photos of the event in our slideshow.Joe Strummer Benefit  George & Dragon Pub & Restaurant January 15th, 2011Phoenix's punk community might not be the biggest or brightest music scene in the V ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    What's Selling: Record Store Day Roundup

    ​This week, looking at What's Selling is a little different. That's because Saturday was the long-anticipated Record Store Day, and hopefully you didn't miss out.Not only did all of our favorite local record stores have live in-store performances, but they sold a ton of exclusive material only ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Santarchy, Joe Strummer, and Roller Girls

    Jonathan McNamaraThe annual Santarchy affair will fill the streets of Scottsdale with kooky Kris Kringle clones on Saturday.​When Clement Clarke Moore first penned The Night Before Christmas in 1823 (and thus, gave birth to many of the conceptions associated with Jolly Old Saint Nick), the Victori ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    December 18 In Blogs: Department of Justice, Desert Botanical Gardens, Joe Strummer, and Salted Caramel

    ​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: Feathered Bastard: DOJ Committed to Investigation of Joe Arpaio, According to Spokesman Joe Arpaio Henchman ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    September 10, 2009
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    March 5, 2009
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    December 22, 2008

    Night Train: Central/Indian School (Stop #6)

    Where: George & Dragon (4240 N. Central Ave.; 602-241-0018). It's a five-minute walk north from the station, and it's pretty much the only thing in the vicinity.Drink: Tetley's ale ($4.75). Tons of English ales on draft, as well as all the usual domestic suspects. G&D serves some decent pub ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Flier of the Week: Joe Strummer Benefit & Memorial

    This one comes from the "leave your number at the beginning of any voice mail you leave me" file: I got a call from the front man of Glass Heroes yesterday about the Joe Strummer benefit and memorial the band is hosting this Saturday at George and Dragon downtown. His message got cut off before I go ... More >>

  • Film

    January 3, 2008

    Doc Block

    Nonfiction continues its ascent on screen

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    November 13, 2007

    In Honor of Thanksgiving: The Top Music Turkeys of 2007

    Britney Spears: This one’s obvious and way too easy, but Brit’s had a spectacularly bad year, so I’ll get it out of the way first. The head-shaving, the booze-and-drugs-gobbling, battling Federline in court and an automobile with an umbrella, the allegedly bad parenti ... More >>

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Unknown Legend

    Somebody give Joe Ely the spotlight

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    November 23, 2006

    The Clash

    The Singles

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    July 27, 2006

    This Is Video Clash

    Roadie picture

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    December 15, 2005
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    September 22, 2005


    It's the infrastructure, stupid

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    September 1, 2005

    Joe Strummer Revisited

    Two long-lost reissues shed new light on a punk icon

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    August 25, 2005

    Glass Heroes

    Glass Heroes
    (Malt Soda Records)

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    April 28, 2005

    Next Wave

    The Wonder Stuff is back, with one finger raised for the Britpop it spawned

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    November 18, 2004

    The Dwarves; The Freak Accident

    The Dwarves Must Die

    The Freak Accident
    (Alternative Tentacles)

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    November 11, 2004

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

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    September 30, 2004

    The Clash

    London Calling: 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition

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    January 15, 2004

    Various Artists

    White Riot: A Tribute to the Clash (Uncut Magazine)

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    January 9, 2003

    Good Grief

    Waylon Jennings' widow and youngest son say goodbye to a sad year -- with rock stars. In Phoenix!

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    January 2, 2003

    The Magnificent Strummer

    The Clash leader dies, closing out a somber 2002 for rebel music

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    July 18, 2002

    Butthole Surfers

    Humpty Dumpty LSD (Latino Buggerveil)

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    January 10, 2002

    Jools Holland

    Big Band Rhythm & Blues (Warner Music)

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    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

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    October 11, 2001

    Clash City Rocker

    Joe Strummer gives his band enough rope, and arrives at a democratically created, internationalist gem

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    June 21, 2001

    In 'n' Out

    The Gas Giants split; Jimmy Eat World lives up to its name; legends Hazlewood and Strummer return to the Valley

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    January 4, 2001

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions 2000

    Music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets in New Times' annual poll

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    November 2, 2000

    Seems Like Old Times

    Back together after a decade of ups and downs, Dead Hot Workshop tries to restore its legacy

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    March 9, 2000

    Viva Sandinista!

    Is the Clash still the only band that matters?

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    December 30, 1999

    Critical Mass

    Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music

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    March 11, 1999
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