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Ke$ha

  • Music

    December 19, 2013
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    December 12, 2013

    Flaming Lips: It's Kind Of A Darker Atmosphere, But It's Still A Party Atmosphere

    The psychedelic and theatrical harmony of The Flaming Lips has stood the test of time. Since forming in Oklahoma City 30 years ago the band has bridged the generations by appealing to everyone from the counterculture of the past to the rave-heavy subculture of today. It seems fitting then, that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Watch Bonnie McKee's "American Girl," A Celeb-Filled Bonanza

    You may never have heard of Bonnie McKee, but you've definitely heard her. The singer-songwriter's magical musical songwriting touch has graced everything from tracks by Katy Perry and Ke$ha, to Carly Rae Jepsen and Adam Lambert -- all who appear in the incredibly star-filled music video for her new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    As a 26-Year-Old White Woman, I Can Really Relate to Jay-Z

    A confession: When Jay Z writes his lyrics, I feel as if he is writing them for me, a white woman from suburban Pennsylvania. His soulful rhymes about drug-dealing, his forlorn verses about incarceration, and his triumphal beats about being a pioneer in the music industry are all things I see reflec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Ke$ha's Heavy Metal Persona Might Make You a Satanist

    Much to the enthusiasm of my pop-loving girlfriends, I agreed to go to Wednesday's Ke$ha show at Ak-Chin Pavilion. The tickets were free, and we had a car with a driver, so I figured I could at least drink enough whiskey to dull the shame brought on by my seething metalhead soul. Instead, I was p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Ke$ha and Pitbull - Ak-Chin Pavilion - 6/19/13 (VIDEO)

    Ke$ha and Pitbull, Ak-Chin Pavilion, June 19, 2013 See the full slideshow of Ke$ha & Pitbull here. Pitbull and Ke$ha put together one of the most genius tours of the summer -- a pop princess and Spanish-speaking smooth rapper got the masses out at Ak-Chin Pavilion Wednesday night. The show wasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Ke$ha: "Give Haters the Finger and Do Whatever You Want to Do"

    Glitter-trash Princess Ke$ha will break in the newly christened Ak-Chin Pavilion tonight with rapper Pitbull. The pairing of Mr. 305 and MTV's latest reality star may seem unlikely, but according to Ke$ha, the two just want to bring a party and make you dance. She isn't your typical cookie-cutter p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Six Potentially True Rumors I've Heard About Ke$ha

    I love Ke$ha. I'm not in love with her, per se, but sometimes I like to imagine that we go clubbing together and share laughs, and drinks, and the terrible secret of a brutal hit-and-run we've promised never to reveal. You know, the usual Friday night fare. What is it that I love about Ke$ha, exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Desert Sky Pavilion Is Now Ak-Chin Pavilion, Still Has Ke$ha and Pitbull Tomorrow

    The venue intermittently known as Desert Sky Pavilion has seen a number of sponsors come and go since opening more than 20 years ago, so let's hope this one sticks: Out with Cricket and Blockbuster and Ashley Furniture HomeStore, in with Ak-Chin Pavilion, named for and sponsored by the Ak-Chin India ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    She and him and them and them and him and her and them are playing in Phoenix this week, and all of them are a part of our five must-see Phoenix shows this week. You're bound to like one of those pronouns, if only you give it a chance.

  • Music

    June 13, 2013
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    June 5, 2013

    Five Reasons Mumford & Sons Doesn't Deserve The Backlash

    [We're not sure a seemingly uncontroversial band has ever generated as much controversy as Mumford and Sons have in their brief stint as folky chart-toppers. To celebrate their show tonight at Desert Sky Pavilion, we looked for voices from both sides of the (surprisingly heated) Mumford & Sons debat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Why Music Fans Should Be Watching RuPaul's Drag Race

    Call it the chief paradox of modern pop culture: Most reality television shows blow, but we keep watching, because in a weird way they're as compelling as they are mindlessly entertaining: The exploits of Honey Boo Boo's family may be exploitative, but dammit if they don't love each other. The Karda ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2013
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    June 28, 2012
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    June 18, 2012

    Five Summer Releases We're Excited About

    To our extreme delight, there are quite a few artists that are dropping new music this year for the first time in a long time. We've been waiting seemingly forever for No Doubt's next album. Thankfully a few other artists didn't leave us hanging for as long. We've selected five albums you definitel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Blood On The Dance Floor at Nile Theater, 4/5/12

    Blood On The Dance Floor Nile Theater Thursday, April 5, 2012 It's "Holy Week," and this week I accepted a challenge not to criticize or gossip. I've been doing pretty well, reserving judgement on others, but I think it's okay to put all of that on pause for work. Besides, if Blood on the Dance Flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Club Candids: Van Gogh Blue Friday at Blue Martini

    North Scottsdale houses some of the nicest bars in the valley, and Blue Martini is no exception. This swanky lounge attracts a posh Scottsdale clientele and serves delicious drinks at a reasonable price. It's worth it to make an early trip to Blue Martini for the happy hour drink specials that ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Top 10 Songs of 2011: Christina Caldwell

    White Denim​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment comes from Christina Caldwell, who came on board as a major contributor to Up on the Sun this y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Ke$ha Does Bob Dylan; Plus Three Other Pop Artists You've Probably Misjudged

    ​Ke$ha is sort of awful, but not for the reasons you think. Yeah, her music is terrible. It's fun music you don't really need to think about. But it's alleged that the songstress is smarter than people give her credit for. It's rumored that she scored a 1500 on her SATs and has a 140 IQ. She even ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011
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    September 15, 2011

    The New F-O's, Broloaf, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​ In this week's issue Nicki Escudero brings you the story of The New F-O's, who are taking the Old Town Scottsdale scene by storm with dance-friendly hip-pop. In our Shrapnel section Mike Escoto pontificates on the Bon Iver/Fleet Foxes gig (which may well be the Superbowl of indie concerts), and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Alice Cooper's Welcome 2 My Nightmare

    ​You've got to wonder when Alice Cooper even finds time to play celebrity golf tournaments. Not only is he busy inspiring attractions at Universal Studios, feeding Adam Richman Big Units at Cooperstown, and hosting a popular radio show on KDKB 93.3 FM, but Cooper's prepping release of a new record ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Ben Folds at Marquee Theatre, 7/18/11

    Kholood Eid​ Ben Folds Marquee Theatre Monday, July 18, 2011 Ben Folds has been writing piano rock oscillating between sardonic humor and commentary on the human condition since his beginnings with Ben Folds Five. Along the way, he's been cast as many things -- a father, a joker, a pis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Rolling Stone Chooses New Queen of Pop

    A new queen of pop has been crowned by Rolling Stone, according to Idolator.Rolling Stone put 16 female pop stars head to head in the ultimate statistical showdown to see who would reign as queen. Competitors included Adele, Beyonce Knowles, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Katy ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011
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    May 24, 2011

    Local Band Born Loser And The Hangers On Launch LGBT Awareness Campaign

    JFREEBorn Loser And The Hangers On​Phoenix-based indie rock band Born Loser And The Hangers On have launched a new promotional campaign -- but it's not simply to promote their new EP, BLATHO. The five-piece band has signed on for a campaign called "I'm a Loser" to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Tom Hanks to Bring American Idiot to the Silver Screen

    ​Tom Hanks has big plans to move American Idiot into movie theaters, according to Consequence of Sound.Considering that Hanks and the guys of Green Day are involved in the film, there's little doubt that it'll bring a lot of people into theaters. Plus, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Ke$ha To Release New 'Bit¢h' Fragrance on April 31

    Sean MeyersDon't let that bit of jizz oozing out of the bottle gross you out; Ke$ha's spokesperson adamantly insisted that this perfume smells like flowery goodness.​Slutwave star Ke$ha is aiming to cash in on the lucrative celebrity fragrance market with the release of a signature fragrance ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011
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    February 10, 2011

    Tempe's Super Stereo Getting Lots of Love on MTV.com

    Tempe electro-pop act Super Stereo is scoring tons of views over at MTV.com. As of today, their video for "Life Passed me By" is the highest rated on the site, as well as at the top of the "most commented" catergory and second on the "most shared." The video has 12,000 views in three days and is a ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011

    Dawn Jameson, Calexico, Interpol, Soundcheck and More In This Week's Issue

    ​In this week's big feature, Nicki Escudero looks at the burgeoning career of North Scottsdale crooner Dawn Jameson -- examining whether she's just another no-talent slutwave star along the lines of Ke$ha or if she's got talent to match her looks. Whether you agree she's got the goods or not (you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens Releases New Music Video For "Too Much," Performs it on Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

    ​It was a busy weekend for indie king Sufjan Stevens, according to Pitchfork.He released a music video for his song "Too Much" today. The video kicks off with a colorful visual mess that looks like it came straight out of an M.I.A. video. The rest of it is a series of hipsters that are sporting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Five Solid Music Moments from SNL (With Video)

    ​From the Blues Brothers to Steve Martin playing King Tut, legendary musical moments are part of what make Saturday Night Live more than just another comedy show.SNL still holds its own sometimes but it was at its prime a few decades ago when it was lot edgier. Edginess is an, ahem, double-edged s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Roger Waters Denies Part of His Show is Anti-Semitic

    ​The Anti-Defamation League is speculating that part of Roger Waters' show The Wall is anti-Semitic, according to Spinner. The ADL is concerned with the production aspect of his live performances of "Goodbye Sky Blue" because images of Stars of David and dollar signs were used in the same series o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Bad Laugh Tracks: The Most Annoying Recorded Laughter in Pop Music

    ​When I heard Ke$ha's "Your Love is My Drug" on the radio the other day, aside from making remarks about how sloppy she is, I couldn't help but mention to my friend that I thought the song was terrible.I was thrilled that the song was nearly over until Ke$ha struck a chord with one of my old pet p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Katy Perry Loses Herself on 'Teenage Dream,' But It's Still Super-Catchy

    ​You could never really call Katy Perry original. From the moment she broke onto the scene with her first mainstream single, "I Kissed a Girl," she was criticized for copying the title of the track by Jill Sobule. Her songs have always been sticky sweet pop that's radio-ready, but on her debut, On ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Slam Crunk

    Darlings of the L.A. club scene come to Scottsdale

  • Music

    June 17, 2010
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    May 10, 2010

    Ke$ha Claims To Not Use Autotune, Might Actually Be Deaf

    "I am the worst"​I did not wake up this morning feeling like P. Diddy. No sir -- but then I saw this video of Ke$ha (pronounced "Kay dollar sign ha") claiming that she doesn't use autotune, and I totally felt like P. Diddy. I am convinced that this Ke$ha person is now just fucking with us. Not onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Jimmy Eat World Show Off How to Fly on Dogs, and Other Local Music News

    If you're craving a little vintage Jimmy Eat World, you're in luck. The Arizona rock band has a vintage video on YouTube from a performance way back in the day, at the 1997 Mind Over Matter Fest in Detroit. And if you happened to miss the band when it performed on the hip kids' show Yo Gabba Gabba!, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Pink Floyd's The Wall Turned Into a Musical? The 30th Anniversary Tour Might Not Be the Only New Wall Project

    Roger Waters: Writer of musicals and graffiti artist?​So I guess it's officially time for every superstar rock musician who was once edgy and cool to make a fucking musical. As if it wasn't enough for The Who to do it in the '70s or Green Day now, TwentyFourBit reports that Pink Floyd's Roger Wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Ke$ha Creates Major WTF Moments on Saturday Night Live

    In case you were at Coachella this past weekend, or don't watch SNL any more because it's lost all its humor, here are two delightful (gag) performances by trashy singer Ke$ha that would make even Ashlee Simpson cringe. They are so incredibly awkward, they might actually make you feel sorry for the ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Spin's Best & Worst Moments of Coachella

    ​So if you weren't fortunate enough to make it to Coachella this year -- I along with several of my fellow disappointed New Times staffers fall into that category -- and you're not too broken up about it to find out how it actually went, Spin offers up the high and lowlights of the fest, both from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    April 15 In Blogs: Lady Gaga, David Lujan, Cocktails, and James Ray

    ​​​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: Russell Pearce's SB 1070 a Topic in Democratic AG Debate; David Lujan Apologizes fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    DJ Tsunami Talks Phoenix's LGBT Club Scene, Ke$ha's Animal, F.Y.E, and More

    Name: Jeff Phoenix AKA: DJ Tsunami Club Nights: Tuesdays at Charlie's, Fridays at Z Girl Club, Saturdays at Incognito. Preferred genres: Rhythmic pop urban dance How did you get started DJing? Ever since I was born, my family raised me on music. I began making DJ tapes when I was 8, doing voice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 3/11 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a box 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. Why did Howard Stern give Phoenix band The Heartless $5,000? Why is John Lennon Advertising cars? Why did th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Karen Dreijer Accepts Award, Puts Gaga in Her Place

    Fever Ray and The Knife's Karen Dreijer shows just how you accept an award and freak people out​Karen Dreijer is one half of the Swedish sibling duo The Knife and the sole proprietor behind Fever Ray. She is a very talented musician who is not afraid to stretch the boundaries of what's weird and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Ke$ha Rips Off Lady Gaga

    It's really sad that Ke$ha's single "TiK ToK" has reached number one on the Billboard charts and is refusing to go away. I actually liked the girl the first time I heard her in Flo Rida's song "Right Round," but now I'm getting drained listening to her on the radio singing about brushing her teeth w ... More >>

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