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  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Culture

    March 6, 2014
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    June 5, 2013

    Ceremony - Rhythm Room - 6/4/2013

    By Eric Ruchensky CeremonyRhythm RoomJune 4, 2013 For indie-rock-loving dudes who required something harder-edged than the Generationals show at the Crescent on Tuesday night, Stateside brought four -- two local, two touring -- hardcore heavyweight bands to Phoenix's premier juke joint, The Rhythm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    New Order - Coachella - April 13, 2013

    New Order While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps-more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order last night. See also: Doing Drugs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    It's only the end of February, but I'm convinced I've already heard one of the best albums of 2013. Destruction Unit's new LP, the six-song mind eraser Void, debuts locally on Monday, February 25, when the band takes the stage at the Yucca Tap Room. The band's been getting some high profile recognit ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2013
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    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Five Bands to Catch at Apache Lake Music Festival

    Apache Lake Music Festival has grown leaps and bounds since its launch in 2010. The festival now spans three days and features nearly twice as many bands as last year's installment, Arizona's beloved local music fest has continued to expand in size and scope in no time at all. See also: Phoenix Mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    William Fucking Reed, What Are You Listening To?

    William Fucking ReedReed deejays Sticky Fingers every Friday night at Bar Smith. For more info, visit Sticky Fingers' official website. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Currently, my car radio defaults to KWSS 106.7-FM, which hosts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Brad Steinke, What Are You Listening To?

    Brad Steinke​Steinke is a host and reporter for FOX Sports Arizona. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Sirius XMU. It features great new indie artists -- I've heard Lykke Li, Neon Indian, Chapel Club and Lana Del Rey on this station. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    January 6, 2012

    How Cover Nights Can Create Local Music Fans

    ​Some people get stuck in ruts. My dad, for example, has been listening to the same 300 songs for the past four decades (let us take a moment to remind you of Nothing Not New, where our own Jay Bennett gave up all his favorites and listened to nothing but new releases for a whole year). But back t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Active Child's Pat Grossi on Irony, and Sounds From Another Era

    Brent Mullins​The '80s. Pretty much since they ended, there has been mini-to-full-scale '80s revivals every few years, with New Wave, dance punk, vintage hip-hop and other sounds of the cocaine-decade repurposed by young musicians. But some of 2011's most buzzed-about records share a common bond, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Now Trending: Indie Supergroups

    Middle Brother, a new potential indie powerhouse​Holiday cover songs were popular this season, but there's something else that has been getting just as much attention. It seems to be that the latest and greatest trend among rock bands, particularly indie bands, is forming supergroups.Ben Harper, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    The Funky Formal, Depressed Buttons, Antique Scream, Anarbor, and Other Weekend Events

    ​There's only a week left before Christmas, which means its time to make a huge decision: Do you go out and blow your paycheck this weekend, or save it for any last minute shopping. Turns out you can do both at the same time. We've assembled our weekly compilation of 10 cheap and chic events h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    The Roots, Miniature Tigers, Johnny Rawls, Djentrification, and Other Weekend Events

    The Roots are scheduled to perform at American Junkie in Scottsdale on Saturday during the Red Bull Soundclash.​Who'd win in a fight between local legends Miniature Tigers and the hip-hop icons of The Roots? Although its feels like we're making a Sophie's Choice between our two favorite children ... More >>

  • Film

    September 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Top 10 of 2009: Jay Bennett

    Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today, we bring you a list from Jay Bennett, New Times' editorial operations manager and a contributor to Up o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Bishop Allen at Modified Arts

    ​Bishop Allen bolstered Modified's mid-week lineup leading up to the annual, and, very sadly, final Modifest. The Brooklyn-via-Cambridge crew took to the drooping stage, and set up to the barking of exuberant fans, like eager puppies begging for a treat. And the band delivered, but not in the swee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: D.I.Y., Europop, and Danny NSK's Benefit

    The Bollox are scheduled to perform tonight at Club Red in Tempe. Can't find enough scrilla to take you S.O. go see Star Trek for the 16th time? Don't wanna take out a loan just to go see Les Claypool or Peter Murphy live and in concert? Then check out our list of ultra-affordable events happe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Bootie Call

    Mash-up legends visit the PHX

  • Music

    January 1, 2009
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    July 3, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
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    August 16, 2007

    Think Big

    Oh, yes, there will be holograms

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2007

    Up on the Sun: The Buzzards Have Elvis

    Welcome to Up on the Sun, the new and improved New Times music blog. I am your new blog captain and man-on-the-scene, Matt Neff. As the new reporter on the, uhh, thriving Phoenix music scene, it’s my duty to inform you of what I plan to write about.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 2, 2006
  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Death Rocks

    Good for what Cures you

  • Music

    June 1, 2006


    Le Fil

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    March 30, 2006

    Bleeding Through

    Mushy thrash-goth

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

    Fear Is on Our Side
    (Secretly Canadian)

  • Music

    March 2, 2006
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    August 18, 2005

    Paperback Writer

    The 33 1/3 book series lets love-struck authors celebrate their favorite records

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Mixing It Up

    Variety is the spice of Coachella

  • Music

    October 28, 2004


    Less gloom, more sonic boom for New York's Interpol

  • Music

    August 19, 2004
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    August 5, 2004


    EPs are usually ignored by reviewers. Here are a few recent releases worth the attention.

  • Music

    May 27, 2004
  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    The Rapture

    Echoes (Universal/Strummer)

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Postal Service

    Give Up! (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Bridget Storm

    Bridget Storm (Analogue Catalogue)

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    The Flaming Lips

    Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid, 1983-1988;

    The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg -- The Priest Driven Ambulance Album, Demos and Outtakes, 1989-1991 (Rykodisc/Restless)

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Hello, Goodbye

    Victims in Ecstacy completes its new CD, and breaks up at the same time

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Dream On

    The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses (Rhino)

  • Music

    August 30, 2001


    Pete Yorn at Nita's Hideaway

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Stay Precious

    The band formerly known as Slaves returns with a new moniker and an addictive platter of glam and gloom

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Flashing Red

    New compilation finds the local indie scene burning brightly

  • Music

    November 2, 2000


    Dream Signals in Full Circles (Tigerstyle Records)

  • Music

    July 29, 1999
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    August 7, 1997
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