There isn't a Coachella this weekend, so far as I can tell -- neither a real Coachella nor The Real Coachella, which honestly seemed like a better time. That leaves us, globally, with a notable shortage of people listening to music in weird outfits and from strange campsites.
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Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids says that when it came time to make the band's new record, the forthcoming Dear Miss Lonely Hearts (due April 2), they decided to play less to what the band "should be," and more to what it "could be." "I feel like we started to do that with the last album [2011's Min ... More >>
Welcome to 2012. Now that you've recovered from your hangover, check out some of the First Night craziness and more around the Valley.Photo by Melissa FossumNew Year's Eve Pahtay at Crescent BallroomSelecting the right spot to welcome the New Year can be a challenge since most bars are loud, pack ... More >>
It's a Katy Perry kind of year...Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a look at 2011's best videos. Enjoy!
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It's amazing how much music is released in a year. I've listened to nearly 270 records in their entirety this year, yet I still have a huge stack of unlistened CDs on my desk, several unlistened digital downloads in my iTunes, and a lengthy list of high-profile stuff I never got a chance to h ... More >>
The former Johnny Rotten.It seems these days lots of folks want a chance to record or perform Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. The Flaming Lips have been known to take on the project on occasion. Now, John Lydon (formerly known as Johnny Rotten) is talking about an unsp ... More >>
"When you grow up, your heart dies." (The Breakfast Club)"I can't believe my grandmother actually felt me up." (Sixteen Candles)"So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?" (Weird Science)And that's just off the top of my head, folks. If you were a child of the 80's and 90's, John Hughes ... More >>
Sound of the City: There Is Now A Shrine in the Spot Where John Hughes Died
Spin: Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week
Spin: Watch as Nick Cave Reads from New Novel
Rolling Stone: "The Beatles: Rock Band" Boasts Unheard Lennon, McCartney Audio
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Idolator: Les Paul, R.I.P.
NME: Simple Minds' Jim Kerr pays tribute to director John Hughes
NME: Bob Dylan inspiration Mike Seeger dies
NME: Weezer announce new album release date
Pitchfork: Listen to Jack White's Solo Single
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As you may have already heard, John Hughes died of a heart attack today while visiting his family in New York. Hughes directed such films as Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club and many more.
This one's for you, Mr. Hughes.
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:
KFYI's Barry Markson Eats Birthers for Breakfast, and Orly Taitz's Online Law Degree
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