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Liz Phair

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Boink and Run: Eight Songs for Your Walk of Shame

    Happy New Year, everyone. Here's hoping that you didn't start 2012 off with a great big mistake. It's easy to do: New Year's Eve is an easy night to drink like a fish and drunk dial. I'm sure many of you got lucky Saturday night, but hopefully your beer goggles weren't too thick. At any rate, h ... 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 7/22 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list 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 do indie bands skip Phoenix to play Tucson? Can MP3s of binaural beats really get you high? Does Enrique Igl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Liz Phair, "U Hate It"

    ​ Song: Liz Phair, "U Hate It"Context: I'm not sure there's ever been a more appropriately-titled song. Liz is totally right: I hate it sooooo muuuuuuch. Liz Phair - U Hate It

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Amazon Trots out Their "100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time"

    Amazon takes their shot at indie rock's 100 greatest albumsThe fine folks over at amazon.com decided that the time was ripe to assemble a list of the best indie rock albums of all time. Indie rock is a genre either really easy to define or kind of confusing to define, but that sentiment did not hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Off The Chain: Unsexy Songs About Sex

    My good friend Albert Ching at our sister paper in Orange County penned a real gem this week: "Seven Unsexy Songs About Sex." From Bruce Springsteen talking about anal sex with a hooker to the Liz Phair song that's more lewd than "Flower" these songs are guaranteed to kill any romantic yearnings bub ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009

    Free Vanity

    A local metal artist plans to give away half a million CDs

  • Music

    January 8, 2009
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    November 22, 2007

    Free Vanity

    A local metal artist plans to give away half a million CDs

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Battles

    Don't ask

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Pink Nasty

    Mold the Gold
    (self-released)

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Korn

    Double the fun

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    New Duds

    With CDs like these, who needs lumps of coal?

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2005

    Phair Game

    Songwriter no longer in Exile

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    O.C. Can You Say

    When indie goes prime-time, what's left?

  • Music

    November 25, 2004
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    October 21, 2004

    Travis Morrison

    What does Pitchfork know, anyway?

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    The Prince of Halftime

    Forget Janet Jackson. The Purple One - now he'd make a great Super Bowl attraction.

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Hilary Duff

    Metamorphosis (Buena Vista/Hollywood)

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2003

    21st-Century Digital Boy

    Sloane McFarland casts his "southwestNET" at SMoCA

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Broken Social Scene

    You Forgot It in People (Arts & Crafts)

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Phair Game

    The indie-rock cult may hate it, but Liz Phair is perfectly happy making lovey-dovey pop

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Lillix

    Falling Uphill (Maverick)

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    Suzanne Vega

    Songstress paints the Cajun House Red and Gray

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Edith Frost

    Wonder Wonder woman artfully dodges categorization

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Sarah Dougher

    The Bluff (Mr. Lady)

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Handpickin'

    Pete Yorn at Nita's Hideaway

  • Culture

    June 1, 2000

    Stalker Fiction

    Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real -- and really angry.

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Cover Girl

    Chan Marshall's latest album is a collection of other people's songs, but it still smells like Cat Power

  • Music

    November 25, 1999
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    September 2, 1999

    Celebrate Good Times, C'mon!

    Merge and Matador reach 10 years of indie success

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    February 25, 1999
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    August 13, 1998
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    June 25, 1998

    Ladies First

    Lilith Fair returns with a more eclectic sequel

  • Calendar

    June 25, 1998
  • Music

    January 1, 1998

    Critics' Choice

    A year-end recap of the albums that made it worthwhile to own a stereo in 1997

  • Music

    November 13, 1997

    Chamber Punk

    Helium comes up for air and brings along an intoxicating new album

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    May 8, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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    November 23, 1995
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    September 29, 1994
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