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    January 14, 2014

    The Best Concerts I Saw in Arizona in 2013

    I'm sure you're burnt out on reading best of 2013 lists by now, but taking an extra two weeks to wrap up the best shows of the year list was productive. For one, it's tough to compare a small, intimate show like Jimmy Eat World's mini-Arizona tour against massive productions employed by the likes of ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    A Few Ways 2014 Could Help Make Hip Hop Less Terrible

    Note: in his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope year -- at least for me, anyway, and truth be told, that's all I really care about becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Kanye West's Yeezus Tour Is Coming to Phoenix

    Kanye West's Yeezus tour is coming to Phoenix in December, which means you have less than two months to think about how "I Am a God" is going to sound at US Airways Center. The Phoenix date is set for Tuesday, December 10 -- just after the first wave of dates, which began over the weekend at Key Are ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Tech N9ne: "The Beats Tell Me What To Do"

    Kansas City's Aaron Dontez Yates has dipped his hands into both the worlds of hip-hop and rock 'n' roll, sold more than one million albums, founded a record label, and been featured in a ton of video games and films--including the upcoming sequel to the huge underground cult hit Devil's Carnival. Re ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    ZZ Ward: Having Fans Was An Amazing New Experience For Me

    ZZ Ward has been turning heads non-stop with her soulful performances for the last year and a half. After criss-crossing North America on multiple tours and playing at SXSW the last two years, the buzz has been building for this singer-songwriter whose sound is a potent mash-up of rock, soul, hip-ho ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    fun., your best bet at a dose of The Format methadone, is in town this week. At the same time, Future Loves Past and approximately a million other cool local bands will be performing at Lushfest in Tempe over the weekend. So if you missed your chance to be a fan of the Format left with extremely c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    5 Reasons to Vote for Fayuca's "Por Que Seguir" in MTVu's 'The Freshmen'

    You'd never know Fayuca's video for "Por Que Seguir" wasn't produced on a big-budget, national scale. The local Latin rock band's clip, featuring dozens of extras and a perfectly rendered digital urban factory setting, is so impressive, it's currently competing for a spot for heavy rotation on MTVu, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Boston's Bad Rabbits Create Their "Post-R&B" Own Lane

    Salim Akram talks really, really fast. As the guitarist for Boston's Bad Rabbits, a five-piece self-proclaimed "post-R&B" act with a reputation for a boisterous live show, Akram has a lot to say about the medley of influences and the band's unique background, and rightfully so: Many music outlets ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    I know a lot of people who are kind of frustrated that the Vans Warped Tour has passed them by -- that they're targeting new teenagers instead of targeting the people who were teenagers when Warped Tour began. To those people, I ask: How many fellow 30-year-olds do you know who want to stand outside ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013
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    June 20, 2013
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    June 13, 2013

    Music Parenting 101: The "Two Albums Before Bed" Rule

    As far as I'm concerned, people who don't ever listen to albums are music lightweights. By "albums", I don't mean actual vinyl records. I couldn't care less which configuration or delivery method you chose. I mean a specific group of songs in a certain order. As it is, I don't really care how yo ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2013
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    January 31, 2013

    Murs Says Don't Write Music If You "Don't Have Shit to Say"

    In this week's issue, we profile Arizona-based rapper Murs. Some great stuff got left on the cutting-room floor, so in this installment of Outtakes, we'll crack open the tape recorder and let a whole bunch of good material that didn't make the print edition see the light of day. One of rap's great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    A$AP Rocky Does More Than Ca$h In On Hip-Hop and EDM Trends on LONGLIVEA$AP

    After signing a three- million dollar record deal with Sony Music in 2011, A$AP Rocky, the 24-year-old Harlem-based emcee had a hell of a 2012. Already considered to be on front line of the new wave of hip-hop artists, A$AP lived a life that many aspiring musicians only dream about. He delivered out ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    October 8, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

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    September 3, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Kendrick Lamar and MC JustUs on Voting and How Obama is Doing So Far

    See also: Cut Throat Logic Spit Live (Video) See also: Lifted Aims for Timeless Pop, Like His Boss Kanye WestRapper Kendrick Lamar had some choice words about voting earlier this week. Namely, that it's pointless. "My vote counts? I'm not voting, I don't do no voting. I will keep it straight up re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Fishbone, P.I.L., The Toadies, GZA, Waka Flocka Flame, and More Just Announced Shows

    See also: GWAR, Tav Falco's Panther Burns, Kendrick Lamar, and More Just Announced Shows It's time to tear into your closet and dust off those old gas station shirts. '80s ska/punk band Fishbone is hitting Club Red on Thursday, September 27. After last year's album release Crazy Glue, a documenta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    GWAR, Tav Falco's Panther Burns, Kendrick Lamar, and More Just Announced Shows

    See also: Last Week's Just Announced Shows, Featuring The Railroad Revival Tour, The Who, and More See also: GWAR at Marquee Theatre in 2011 Who wants to check out a 25-year-old satirical metal band, complete with scary costumes and raunchy lyrics? Well, you're in luck. Gwar is coming to The Marque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how 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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    July 19, 2012
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    July 14, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Win Tickets to Talib Kweli's "Prisoner of Conscious" Show at Club Red

    Talib Kweli doesn't seem to like downtime. Last year he released the celebrated Gutter Rainbows, and Idle Worship, a nu-soul collaboration with singer-songwriter Res, teamed with Yaslin Bay (his partner in Black Star) for the Colbert Report, and took to the streets for Occupy Wall Street. It's dif ... More >>

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    April 21, 2012

    Best of Coachella 2012: Friday, April 20

    See also: *Our complete Coachella coverage *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs The first weekend of Coachella: cold, damp, and wet. The second weekend of Coachella: hot, sultry, and steamy. Here are our scribes' picks for the best of what they saw on Friday, April 20 at Coachella. Pulp Con ... More >>

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    April 21, 2012

    Coachella 2012 4/20: Let's Talk About Weed

    See also: *The Best of Coachella: Friday, April 20 *Our Complete Coachella Coverage Yesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of LA Weekly music editor, Ben ... More >>

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    April 14, 2012

    Best of Coachella Weekend One: Friday, April 13

    Day one of The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival brought something more unusual than ironic outfits or that poor guy who couldn't get his flip flops on for the life of him: this year there was rain. The festival held in the Southern California desert is known for scorching, someti ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Incoming: Aceyalone, Cool Kids, Wayne Hancock, Torche, Face to Face

    Face to Face are coming to the Nile Theater this June‚ÄčIt's a somewhat solid week for incoming shows. Quantity over quality isn't always preferable, and there are a few pretty quality just announced shows -- Aceyalone, Cool Kids and Torche.However, it's punk quartet Face to Face who have perha ... More >>

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