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Kylie Minogue

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    June 8, 2013

    Robbie Rivera on New DJs: "Everyone is Starting to Sound the Same"

    Robbie Rivera has seen and done plenty during in 17 years in the electronic music biz. You could fill an entire novel with a list of all the gigs the superstar DJ/producer has pulled off during his career -- from his salad days spinning at high school dances in his native Puerto Rico to countless ap ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Calvin Harris Announced as Headliner for Sound Wave Music Festival

    See also: Club Candids: Calvin Harris at Myst See also: Sound Wave Music Festival 2012 Announced for September When Scottish electopop producer and vocalist Calvin Harris appeared in Scottsdale in January, he nearly caused a riot. Thousands of club kids and EDM fans were crushed into the now-defunc ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    2012 RPM Challenge: Five Valley Artists (And Yours Truly) Attempt to Record an Album in One Month

    The 2012 RPM Challenge - who will finish and who will fold? Five Valley artists (and yours truly) pledge to record an entire album in the month of February​Some musicians get into the game for the instant gratification of sex, drugs, and money. The RPM Challenge is clearly not for those kind o ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    The Sowing of The Bad Seeds, Part Three: Third Set of Nick Cave and Band's Catalog Reissues

    Steve Gullick / NickCaveandtheBadSeeds.comNick Cave, third from left, and The Bad Seeds​If there were ever an artist who has passed the half-century mark in age and is making new works every bit as engaging, if not more so, than what was created in their so-called "prime," it has to be Nick Ca ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    December 31, 2010

    15 Good Songs You Might've Missed in 2010

    Peter Storch​I listened to more than 3,000 songs in 2010, so I was asked to come up with a list of the best of the year. But you've probably heard "Swim" by Surfer Blood and "Boyfriend" by Best Coast and "Helicopter" by Deerhunter and "Hustle and Cuss" by the Dead Weather, so I came up with a ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Neil Young: Le Noise

    ​Artist: Neil Young Title: Le Noise Release date: September 28 Label: Reprise Neil Young is a first-rate iconoclast and one of the few successful rock artists who has remained truly uncompromising throughout his long and storied career. Of course, uncompromising can result in inconsistency, ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day

    ​Artist: Girl Talk Title: All Day Release date: November 15 Label: Illegal Art Whether sample-happy mash-up act Girl Talk is "good" or "not good" and whether you "like" or "dislike" Girl Talk are completely irrelevant to any discussion regarding Girl Talk. The only things I care about when it ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Tierra del Fuego: Queen of the Rendezvous

    ​Artist: Tierra del Fuego Title: Queen of the Rendezvous Release date: December 11 Label: Scapular Winging Through pure happenstance, I witnessed this local band, Tierra del Fuego, on Saturday night play as they played to a small but appreciative crowd at Trunk Space. It just happened to be t ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Helmet, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Charlatans, Small Black, and more

    ​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 >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Mini Mansions: Mini Mansions

    ​Artist: Mini Mansions Title: Mini Mansions Release date: November 2 Label: Ipecac One of the biggest musical curveballs of the year has to be the debut record by the Southern California trio Mini Mansions. I say it's a curveball because I wouldn't have guessed such a Beatles-esque display o ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Sun City Girls: Funeral Mariachi

    ​Artist: Sun City Girls Title: Funeral Mariachi Release date: October 26 Label: Abduction Sun City Girls' last-ever record -- they've made dozens since forming in Phoenix way back in the early days of West Coast punk -- comes off as a more somber affair. And some of it is downright -- odd to ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Daft Punk: Tron Legacy (Original Soundtrack)

    ​Artist: Daft Punk Title: Tron Legacy (Original Soundtrack) Release date: December 7 Label: Walt Disney Records I'm a little surprised by the buzz surrounding the release of a soundtrack to a Disney movie. I understand that the kids love the helmeted French house duo Daft Punk and that said ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    The Parting Gifts: Strychnine Dandelions

    ​Artist: The Parting Gifts Title: Strychnine Dandelions Release date: November 9 Label: In the Red Last week, I didn't have many good things to say about the new record from Kanye West. This morning, a white co-worker walked into my office and said, "I read what you said about Kanye West. Whe ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    ​Artist: Kanye West Title: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Release date: November 22 Label: Roc-A-Fella Fitting, perhaps, that Kanye West's new record, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is one of the final 15 or so new records that I'll be listening to before this Nothing Not New project t ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Sharon Van Etten: Epic

    ​Artist: Sharon Van Etten Title: Epic Release date: September 21 Label: Ba Da Bing! If you're relatively unknown as a musical artist, as is Sharon Van Etten, and you name your record Epic, you'd better be damn sure your record doesn't suck. The good news for Van Etten is that her seven-song r ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    OFF!: First Four EPs

    ​Artist: OFF! Title: First Four EPs Release date: November 23 Label: Vice Records In 2010, few things seem more ridiculous than a punk supergroup anchored by two guys who made their most indelible marks on American punk rock nearly 30 years ago. But, damn, OFF! pulled off an unlikely feat, ma ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Robyn: Body Talk

    ​Artist: Robyn Title: Body Talk Release date: November 22 Label: Interscope The critics sure do love the Swedish dance-pop star Robyn, who's been releasing Body Talk in chunks throughout 2010 and now has finally dropped the entire album as one 15-song compendium. But there seems to be a commo ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    The Fresh & Onlys: Play It Strange

    Fresh & Onlys, Play It Strange​Artist: The Fresh & OnlysTitle: Play It StrangeRelease date: October 12Label: In the RedAnd just like that, I find myself a little bored by the sound plied and, possibly, perfected by San Francisco's The Fresh & Onlys. It's the sound that has passed for g ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Matt & Kim: Sidewalks

    ​Artist: Matt & KimTitle: SidewalksRelease date: November 2Label: FaderI suppose I should mention up front that I didn't like Tears for Fears in 1985 and I still don't 25 years later, even in a nostalgic sense. So it stands to reason that I have little use for Matt & Kim in 2010.It's not t ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Gospel Claws: C-L-A-W-S

    ​Artist: Gospel Claws Title: C-L-A-W-S Release date: October 26 Label: Common Wall Media Gospel Claws are a local band (Tempe, I've been told) that is currently enjoying a little bit of national exposure, residing in a reasonably high position on some relatively obscure indie-rock-tallying ch ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Elvis Costello: National Ransom

    ​Artist: Elvis Costello Title: National Ransom Release date: November 2 Label: Hear Music I really wish it weren't the case, but I'd have to file the new record by Elvis Costello under "For Completists Only" (of which I'm sure there many when it comes to Elvis Costello fans). If you heard hi ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    The 88: The 88

    ​Artist: The 88Title: The 88 Release date: September 28 Label: Rocket ScienceWhat do you do if you're a band like The 88? You're top-flight songwriters and musicians, you get your songs placed in all kinds of big-name TV shows and high-profile TV commercials, you tour the country opening ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Warpaint: The Fool

    ​Artist: Warpaint Title: The Fool Release date: October 25 Label: Rough Trade The musical path taken by L.A. foursome Warpaint is well trodden -- but this kind of ultra-moody, sort of experimental, Joy Division-indebted music is usually plied by men. But Warpaint is a quartet of women, and in ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Screaming Females: Castle Talk

    ​Artist: Screaming Females Title: Castle Talk Release date: September 14 Label: Don Giovanni Back in the day, I'd hate to miss a good show (I'm still not happy that my parents wouldn't let me drive to Kalamazoo one Monday night to see Scratch Acid and Big Black play, ditto the time I couldn't ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown

    ​Artist: Kings of LeonTitle: Come Around SundownRelease date: October 19Label: RCAI think it's funny that people are getting all bent out of shape over the supposed "selling out" of Kings of Leon, saying their new record sucks worse than that sucky one that sold a bajillion copies a few years ago. ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz

    ​Artist: Sufjan Stevens Title: The Age of Adz Release date: October 21 Label: Asthmatic Kitty The new record by indie-music deity Sufjan Stevens is an hour-and-12-minute endurance test, one who's raison d'etre is revealed in the closing seconds of the record's final song, "Impossible Soul." A ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    The Corin Tucker Band: 1,000 Years

    ​Artist: The Corin Tucker BandTitle: 1,000 YearsRelease date: October 5Label: Kill Rock Stars Who else loves Sleater-Kinney and was disappointed to hear they'd gone on indefinite hiatus after the release of one of their best records, The Woods, in 2006? In my opinion, we're one of the finer bands ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Grinderman: Grinderman 2

    ​Artist: GrindermanTitle: Grinderman 2Release date: September 14Label: Anti-Most of the indie rock I've heard this year (well over 200 records and counting, with 11 weeks to go in this series) is really pretty toothless. Even the harder-rocking stuff, with its big drums or wall-of-sound guitars or ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #9

    ​Welcome to our latest podcast, in which Martin Cizmar and I play some new music and about it, too. On today's program, we discuss the merits of such bands as Wavves, Arcade Fire, The Budos Band, Jimmy Eat World, and local superstars Snake! Snake! Snakes!Here's the playlist:Jaill -- "The Stroller" ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Cowboy Junkies, Winnie Cooper, Grieves, Shelby Lynne, and more

    ​Holy crap, only five-plus months left of Nothing Not New. I gotta get to a lot more new(-ish) releases. Let's roll . . .Cowboy Junkies -- Remnin Park: Who knew these dour Canadians were even still around? Remnin Park is a concept album inspired the Timmins' family month-long sojourn to China. Out ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    What Laura Says' New Album Comes Out Today, According to Pitchfork

    It was just about a week ago when Pitchfork name-dropped Up On The Sun -- specifically Charlie Levy's eloquent open letter and the anti-SB 1070 compilation A Line in the Sand --  in a post about Zach de la Rocha's The Sound Strike adding more names to the always-growing Arizona boycot ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Madonna and Other New Releases

    ​Of course, everyone knows Madonna as the middle-ager who keeps managing to re-invent herself. Part of how she's done that is by working with contemporary artists, such as Justin Timberlake, to create a relevant, ever-evolving sound.Today, the Queen of Pop releases Revolver (Mixes), an EP with eig ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    The Wiggles at Dodge Theatre: Rock Out With Plenty of "Wiggle" Room to Make It Home For Bedtime

    The Wiggles​ Assumed similarities between last night's Wiggles show at the Dodge Theatre and the Aerosmith show at Cricket Pavilion: - Overpriced parking - Coverage of the greatest hits - Fans that knew the words to every song Assumed differences: - Hair length (advantage: Aerosmith) - Audien ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Q&A: The Wiggles' Murray Cook

    The Wiggles in their big, red car.​ By Stefan Shepherd Talking with The Wiggles' Murray Cook -- AKA the Red Wiggle, the group's lead guitarist -- is akin to talking to one of the Beatles, and finding out that they're really down-to-earth blokes. Before meeting Anthony Field and Greg Page whil ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Outta the Outback

    A Look at Pop Music's Top 10 Aussie Acts

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    June 18, 2009
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    November 27, 2008
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    June 26, 2008
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    November 15, 2007

    Futuristic Hit

    Concert Review: Kelly Clarkson at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, November 14, 2025

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    January 19, 2006

    DJ Robbie Rivera

    Just call him Dr. House

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    August 25, 2005

    The Thrifty Ear

    Spend no more than $10 on music this week

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    January 30, 2003

    Wallpaper Chase

    On the coffee-house circuit, the trick is in outperforming the decor

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    January 30, 2003

    Erasure

    Other People's Songs (Mute)

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    December 12, 2002

    Shania Twain

    Up! (Mercury)

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Sheer Gaul!

    Moulin Rouge thrusts forth a deliciously garish Paris

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    March 28, 1996
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    January 11, 1996
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