Lou Barlow

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    December 23, 2013

    10 Albums Santa Didn't Bring Me In Time To Be Cool

    Santa Claus and I have had a tenuous musical history. There have been some good years, for sure, especially in 1986 when he brought me Christian Death's "Only Theatre of Pain" on vinyl. I'm sure Kris Kringle, viewing from his magic snow globe, loved seeing my sheer delight as I relished the irony o ... More >>

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    August 10, 2013

    Sebadoh - Crescent Ballroom - 8/9/2013

    SebadohCrescent BallroomAugust 9, 2013 There was a lot of love in the air at Crescent Ballroom last night as indie rock legends Sebadoh played their first area show in a while. A lot of the feely-good vibes came as much from the stage as they did from the crowd that was loaded with obviously longti ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    The Monkees and the Jonas Brothers are both playing the Valley this week, which is a thinkpiece someone else is going to have to write--only one of them made our list of five Phoenix shows to see this week. Find out which one it is after the jump! (And view our complete concert calendar here.) (It ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: 120 Minutes​MTV just turned 30 years old yesterday! There are so many shows on MTV that I either wish would come back or are finally coming back. It's a shame Daria isn't still around, though Beavis and Butthead is returning on October 27.MTV2 has graciously brought back 120 Minu ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    July 6, 2009

    Incoming: Lil Wayne, Daughtry, Cherry Poppin Daddies

    Robert Brandon MartinezLast time Lil Wayne came to town he was two hours late to the stage, causing a chain reaction of show-stalling shenanigans that involved the opener, T-Pain, coming back on stage wearing pajamas and a scarf to dance in a futile effort to quell the crowd. None of it worked and, ... More >>

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    May 31, 2007

    Dinosaur Jr.

    (Fat Possum)

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    March 15, 2007

    Sebadoh Boy

    Reissue, reuinion, return

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    April 21, 2005

    The Good Life

    Wry chapters of doomed love

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    March 10, 2005

    Bear vs. Shark

    Hear them before they're even more famous

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    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

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    October 7, 2004

    Snow Patrol

    A K.O. from the U.K.

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    August 26, 2004


    Lou Barlow steps away from side projects to tour with his old indie rock band

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    April 29, 2004

    Ben Kweller

    The artist makes a stop in the Valley

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    April 22, 2004

    Pedro the Lion

    Achilles' Heel (Jade Tree)

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    January 1, 2004

    Original Soul

    This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.

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    May 15, 2003

    Pedro the Lion

    The Lion roars in Phoenix

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    April 3, 2003

    Folk Implosion

    Barlow's boys are New again

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    March 20, 2003

    Iron and Wine

    Samuel Beam rocks the Cradle

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    January 23, 2003

    The Microphones

    Mount Eerie (K)

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    August 8, 2002

    Suspended Animation

    After an unwelcome hiatus and a stint playing cartoon music, John Schmersal is back on tour with Enon

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    May 16, 2002

    Pedro the Lion

    Control (Jade Tree Records)

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    September 6, 2001

    Timeless Flight

    L.A.'s twangy, trippy Beachwood Sparks ascend with a white-soul masterpiece

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    January 4, 2001

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions 2000

    Music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets in New Times' annual poll

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    September 14, 2000

    New Amsterdams

    Never You Mind (Heroes & Villains/Vagrant Records)

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    July 13, 2000

    Arthur's Theme

    Multitalented artist Joseph Arthur finds reward in more than just song

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    April 20, 2000

    David in the Lion's Den

    Pedro the Lion's David Bazan offers a complex version of Christianity wearing an indie-rock collar

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    March 9, 2000

    Lo-fi Legacy

    After more than a decade together, indie rock torchbearers Sebadoh look to start anew

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    November 12, 1998

    Reluctant Heroes

    Amid breakup rumors, Archers of Loaf gives indie rockers another fine record to chew on

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    March 12, 1998

    Lord's Prayer

    Celebrated busker Mary Lou Lord reluctantly steps into the spotlight with major-label debut

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    September 4, 1997

    Sweet Revenge

    The Mr. T Experience pities the fool who falls in love

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    April 3, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    December 12, 1996
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    November 14, 1996
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    September 12, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    November 9, 1995
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    March 2, 1995
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    September 29, 1994