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    August 26, 2013

    FYF Fest Day Two: My Bloody Valentine, MGMT, Baroness and More (PHOTOS)

    FYF Fest, Day Two Sunday, August 25, 2013 Los Angeles State Historic Park The 10th annual FYF Fest ended with My Bloody Valentine blowing out a monitor. While it was disappointing to hear the seminal shoegaze band's wall of sound come and go, it seemed like an appropriate ending to an epic weekend f ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Should You Buy FYF Fest Tickets This Year?

    My Bloody Valentine is headlining -- of course you should buy FYF Fest tickets; this is a no brainer. Okay, the decision isn't necessarily that simple. Backing up: FYF Fest is a two-day festival that takes place in downtown Los Angeles, featuring a variety of indie, electronic, punk, and comedy acts ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix 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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    January 3, 2012

    Boys and Frogs Sorry For the Weight Mixtape

    Peoria-based indie popsters Boys and Frogs have a flair for the dramatic: witness the bands excellent and creepy videos. But the cover for the trio's new mixtape, Sorry For the Weight (a pun regarding the wait for the band's follow-up to their last LP, Rain Dance Snowed In) takes the cake, ripping ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    St. Vincent​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Today's list comes from contributor Melissa Fossum. Maybe I'm too indecisive for my own good, but year-end lists are always a cha ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Overheard at Coachella​Sometimes one of the best parts of a concert experience can be what you hear someone else say before, during, or after the show.Obviously there's plenty of crazy shit that goes on at Coachella, which makes for a lot of great selective listening. Some people dress up to get ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    December 3, 2010

    B.o.B. He's the Man of the Year For Doing Awesome Covers

    ​It pissed me off so much when MGMT didn't play their hit song "Kids" at Coachella this year, and I'm sure plenty of other people weren't too pleased either. Right before Coachella, MGMT released their album Congratulations, which a lot of music lovers weren't particularly crazy about. Most of MGM ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    October 11, 2010

    Cee-Lo Gives a Big 'F*ck You' to the Music Industry

    ​It turns out that Cee-Lo Green's song "F*ck You" isn't about a girl at all, but rather about the music industry, according to NME."I was in a place where subconsciously, my 'f*ck you' was aimed at the industry itself," Cee-Lo told NME. "You have to be kind, you have to court it, and be considerat ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    MGMT Drummer Gets Hit With Jar of Piss, Refuses to Return to Stage UPDATE

    ​Move aside, angry pigeons -- piss is the new birdshit. In a story that seems too good to be true, MGMT drummer Will Berman was hit in the chest by a glass full of urine during a gig at the Manchester Apollo Sunday night. The band was in the middle of the song "The Handshake," from their admittedl ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Sept. 28 In Blogs: John McCain, Phoenix Design Week, MGMT, Damon Brasch, and Louie Puroll

    ​​​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:

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    September 27, 2010

    What Can Apple Do With $75 Mil Instead of Running iTunes?

    ​Apple co-owner Steve Jobs has more money than God by now, which is why Apple has unlimited options for what they could do with everything they've earned from iTunes alone.According to Hypebot, it costs around $75 million per month for Apple to operate iTunes. Prefix pulled together a solid list o ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Mashup: "Can't Stop" (Weezer vs. MGMT vs. Coldplay vs. The Kooks)

    ​Song: Can't Stop (Weezer vs. MGMT vs. Coldplay vs. The Kooks)Context: Still trying to find a recorded version of Weezer's cover of MGMT's "Kids." Nothing doing, though there are lots of low-quality YouTube videos, but this mashup is pretty great. Can't Stop (Weezer vs. MGMT vs. Coldplay vs. ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Top 10 Celebrity Cameos in Indie Rock Videos

    These days, the lines between indie and mainstream music are difficult to pinpoint. With indie artists featured prominently in mainstream media (I'm looking at you, Twilight soundtrack), it's hard to see what makes indie music, well, indie. When you add celebrities to the mix, it becomes even more d ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    John Legend and The Roots Perform at the Miss Universe Pageant?

    As Idolator points out, John Legend and The Roots are typically known for their socially conscious music. So it was a bit surprising to hear that Legend performed the music for the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant. The performance featured the skinny girls in heels performing choreography that was more li ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    10 Most Bizarre Videos of the Year (So Far)

    ​Floating heads shooting lasers, machete wielding mad men, exploding gingers and Lady Gaga.You're probably asking yourself what all of these things have in common. If you said, 'things you see while dropping acid,' you aren't that far off. Actually, those scenes are just some of the oddball image ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Lollapalooza 2010: Everything That Rises Must Converge

    Look! It's the Cribs (and that guy who used to be in the Smiths)!​Lollapalooza 2010 on Sunday was a little off from the other days from the start.  At the begininng of the day, it looks like the elements were going to ruin the day with a nasty storm running through downtown Chicago.  Th ... More >>

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    August 7, 2010

    Lollapalooza 2010: All Your Festivals Belong to GaGa

    ​ There are people who just don't like music festivals. It won't matter who's on the bill or whether the show is in the middle of the desert or the center of a city; they're just not interested in seeing bite-size sets crushed by an often bikini topped mob. Don't get me wrong, I understand. I hadn ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: CocoRosie, Natalie Merchant, Disco Biscuits, The Sadies, Small Black, and more

    ​It's been a pretty big past two weeks for indie rock: Hold Steady, New Pornographers, Flying Lotus, The National, The Dead Weather. That's a lot of heavy-hitters. Meanwhile, some lower-profile stuff has been piling up on my desk, so it's time to give you a rundown of the other stuff I've been lis ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Male Bonding: Nothing Hurts

    ​Artist: Male BondingTitle: Nothing HurtsRelease date: May 11Label: Sub PopRemember all the buzz about Wavves last year? I thought they were just okay. Hopefully, their next record (slated for release this year) will be better. In the meantime, I'll be listening to the new record by Male Bonding, ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Lady Gaga Is Channeled by Jack White

    So if you haven't listened to the new Dead Weather album Sea of Cowards yet, it's pretty freggin' awesome. But did you know that Jack White is a fan of none other than Lady Gaga? According to a blog written by, White tried to channel the pop star on the song The Difference Between Us. He ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    What's Spinning: Radio Phoenix

    Dakota Jeane is just one of the local artists that made Radio Phoenix's weekly top ten list.​It's always lovely to see local radio stations supporting local bands. Radio Phoenix always makes an effort, but this week in particular they're spinning our local kids more than a little. Though MGMT's re ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Are You a Lame High School Senior Who Wants to Be a Slightly Cooler College Freshman? Wants to Sell You Stuff

    Yes, today's college kids consider this literature.​Once upon a time -- in a time we'll call The Good Old Days -- so-called "college survival kits" included notebooks and detergent and shit like that. That was before kids were all stupid little losers, though. Now, they apparently need help figuri ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    MGMT, Manchester Orchestra, Roky Erickson and Other Top Sellers at Local Record Stores

    Who would've thunk that this guy would outsell Coheed and Cambria at the Tempe Zia?​Here's a look at what's selling this week at local record stores.MGMT's Congratulations holds steady with several number one spots, Record Store Day exclusives manage to still be selling well, especially at Revolve ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 28, 2010

    MGMT: Cool Music, Bland Fashion Sense?

    MGMT: Interesting music, plain clothes?​For better or worse, music and fashion have been tied together for a long time. GQ published a short photo spread featuring several indie-cool bands all decked out in designer suits. While I always love a sharp-dressed man, it's hard to feel good about indie ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #4

    Peter M. Storch​Oh, do we have a show for you this time around. We're all very excited here at New Times studios because we've grasped the podcast technology to the point that our shows almost sound passable.But you're not listening to this stuff to hear music editor Martin Cizmar (he even says th ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    What's Selling: Record Store Day Roundup

    ​This week, looking at What's Selling is a little different. That's because Saturday was the long-anticipated Record Store Day, and hopefully you didn't miss out.Not only did all of our favorite local record stores have live in-store performances, but they sold a ton of exclusive material only ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella, Epic Super Hero Battle, Scottsdale Culinary Festival, and reWAX at Pussycat Lounge Over the Weekend

    ​Coachella Day 1: Vampire Weekend, La Roux, Imogen Heap, and The Specials Despite major difficulty actually getting in to Coachella this year, the 2010 festival launched on Friday, April 16 full of great performances and over-sized art installations. Check out shots from Ra Ra Riot, Imogen Hea ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Album Stream: MGMT - Congratulations

    Yup. That's the album art.​A funny thing happened Friday night: MGMT's sophomore album Congratulations leaked on the internet. With the album not due out until April 13, the band figured they might as well use this to their advantage and stream it on their official website. The band had this ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Sasquatch Announces 2010 Lineup

    The 2010 lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been announced, and it is, my friends, rather impressive (finally)​​It's been a long time coming, but the Sasquatch! Music Festival -- held annually at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater over Memorial Day weekend -- has come of age. Too long the ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    January 27, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Tempe

    ​Vampire Weekend tops out the list of best selling records at Zia in Tempe this weekend. While Phoenix sold out their upcoming show at Marquee, they're not doing too bad in album sales either. Here are the trendy records bought trendy college kids are buying at Zia. 1. Vampire Weekend - Contra 2. ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    More Modified Memories, Stevie Wonder Joins U.N., Animal Collective Film

    So Much Silence: Modified memories: Ami Johnson (booking manager)Idolator: Green Day Premiere The Stage Musical Version Of '21 Guns'NME: Stevie Wonder becomes United Nations Messenger of PeacePitchfork: Animal Collective's Highly Anticipated Film to Premiere at Sundance 2010Rolling Stone: Dave Grohl ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Michael Jackson Death Coverage Galore (And A Few Other Things)

    NME:  Authorities release Michael Jackson 911 call Pitchfork: MGMT to Open for Paul McCartney Rolling Stone: U2's "Spider-Man" Musical to Star Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming So Much Silence: Incoming: Sunny Day Real Estate (!), Oct. 9 Spin: Michael Jackson's Legacy: Neither Black Nor White NME: ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Paul McCartney MGMT, Le Tigre Christina Aguilera, Kurt Cobain's Ghost on Stage

    NME: Paul McCartney: 'I want to work with MGMT' - video Pitchfork: Radiohead Open Digital Store, Sell In Rainbows CD 2 Electric Mustache: Mp3: Rock Plaza Central "(Dont You Believe the Words of) Handsome Men" Rolling Stone: Guitar Hero: Van Halen Nixes Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar Spin: Jack White ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009

    Other People's Blogs: Grammys ditch polka, Black Keys Work With Mos Def, MGMT Hating on Headbands

    Spin: Jay-Z's 'Blueprint 3' Out This SeptemberRolling Stone: The Biggest, Oddest (and Most Unique) Sound in New YorkPitchfork: Santigold's Label Attempts to Block Santigold MixtapeNME: Grammys ditch polka category for 2010 AwardsSpin: Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman Perform Together in NYCPitchfork: Bla ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Millionaires Get Paid and Laid (Presumably) at Modified Show

    In this line of work, feeling a little old on the job is an occupational hazard. Still, few times have I felt more disconnected from the concertgoers around me than I did walking in during the last two songs by critically despised teeny-bopping post-hardcore act I Set My Friends on Fire, wherein the ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Animal Collective, John Frusciante, Atmosphere, and Lady GaGa are Just Some of What's Selling at Zia Record Exchange

    Do y'all smell that? No, it's not the repulsive scent of the titanic dump those Pittsburgh Steelers bastards dropped on the PHX's collective hopes and dreams for Super Bowl championship. I'm talking about something much, much better: The glorious smell of freshly released albums. The post-Christ ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    The Best Album of 2008? Sorry 'Science,' I Go With Girl Talk

    Can an album comprised solely of samples really be an artistic achievement? Honestly, I'm a little bit torn about naming Girl Talk's Feed The Animals the best album of the year. After all, it is a record made up entirely of mashups, so, strictly speaking, there's not a note of new music in this ba ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    September 23, 2008

    Point/Counterpoint: Beck and MGMT at Dodge Theatre on Monday, September 22

    By Martin Cizmar and Benjamin Leatherman Photos by Luke Holwerda Beck Hansen, live in Phoenix. See more shots in our Beck and MGMT slideshow. Music Editor Martin Cizmar and Clubs Editor Benjamin Leatherman both attended Beck’s show at the Dodge Theatre Monday night. Here’s their review, point ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    What’s Selling: Revolver Records

    By Benjamin Leatherman It’s a damn shame that in a city the size of Phoenix (the fifth largest in the nation last we checked) there’s a real dearth of cool independent music stores. But, hey, at least it lets us appreciate those scant few record shops that are available all the more. Like Revol ... More >>

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