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    August 15, 2014

    Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

    Sure, the pickings are a little slim this weekend for live music. But there's still some great stuff around town, so check out our selections if you need a little help choosing what to do. And if you want a more comprehensive list, be sure to visit our full concert listings.

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    October 1, 2013

    The 25 Best Phoenix Club Candids Photos of September

    Fun fact: If a Phoenix New Times Club Candids photographer is caught out in the line of duty--and given the size of the cameras they carry around, this happens a lot--we disavow all knowledge of their activities. So when you see them taking photos in every nook and cranny of the Phoenix nightlife- ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    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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    February 28, 2012

    St Ranger Explains "It's 'Appening" Video

    Rose Clements​Anyone who's seen Michelangelo Antonioni's mysterious thriller L'Avventura knows Italian filmmakers like Antonioni have a knack for visually striking cinema that will leaves you with more questions than answers. St Ranger's music video for "It's 'Appening" is a lot like that. Th ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    February 20, 2012

    Glen Campbell, Pusha T, The Darkness, and "I Am AZ Music" Over the Weekend

    Glen Campbell at Comerica Theatre Going in, there was a fear that Glen Campbell's Goodbye Tour concert would devolve into little more than a nostalgia act. That Campbell, struggling with the early onset of Alzheimer's disease, would duly try his best to work through carefully guarded and pre-arrang ... More >>

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    February 19, 2012

    The Darkness at Celebrity Theatre, 2/18/12

    The Darkness Celebrity Theatre Saturday, February 18, 2012 The Darkness is doing pretty well for a band that could be a considered a one-hit wonder. After a five-year hiatus and some rehab visits, the band is back in full force with its original lineup. See the full slideshow of The Darkness at Ce ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    GLOWfest brings Avicii, Chiddy Bang, Silver Medallion, and More to Mesa Amphitheatre Thursday

    Avicii​Come this Thursday, Arizona State University will become the third U.S. campus to get a taste of GLOWfest, the college-based hip-hop and dance festival that has already hit Boulder and Indiana Universities. But, uh, not really. Technically the festival, including headliners Avicii and Chid ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Westley Allen (Erratic! Radio) on Yus, The Eastside Jets, and The Muddy Moneys

    Clockwise from top left: The Eastside Jets, Muddy Moneys, Yus, and Westley Allen​If you're into scuzzy rock 'n' roll in this town, you know Westley Allen -- either from his time onstage with The Plainfield Butchers, his gig behind the bar at Time Out Lounge, or as the host of Erratic! Radio o ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011
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    April 11, 2011

    Britney Spears Makes 'S&M' Remix, Signs Nicki Minaj as Tour Opener

    ​For the first time in a long time, it's finally been a good week to be Britney Spears. Britney has teamed up with Rihanna to make a remix of Rihanna's hit "S&M," according to Consequence of Sound.The power-pop duo has been teasing the track on Twitter, writing both to their fans and back and ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    December 30, 2010
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    December 1, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba! Co-creator Christian Jacobs Talks Yo Gabba Gabba!, Weezer, and Devo

    Yo Gabba Gabba! co-creator Christian Jacobs with Brobee​ As the parent of two toddlers, I've seen every episode of the popular kids TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! a minimum of five or six times. While being forced to sit through the same episodes of certain children's television programs is torture th ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    DJ Manchester Talks Britpop, Shadowplay, Anderson's, The Smiths, Interpol, and More

    DJ Manchester​Eddie Lebario (a.k.a. DJ Manchester) is old school, just like his favorite musical genre.As you'll read in this week's version of DJ Dossier, the cat has been spinning up the hits inside local clubs since the mid '90s. And more often than not, said hits have typically been from the e ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010
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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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    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 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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    September 29, 2010

    Obama Believes Bob Dylan to be Skeptical About White House Gig

    ​President Obama said Bob Dylan was skeptical about a recent performance at the White House, according to NME.Dylan did not ask for a meet and greet with Obama, nor did he ask to take a picture with the President or even rehearse at the White House before his show. Artists who are invited to perfo ... More >>

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    September 19, 2010

    Weezer at Fall Frenzy Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaWeezer on stage at Arizona Fall Frenzy.​New York magazine put it best: "There are few things more terrifying to longtime Weezer fans these days than the prospect of a new Weezer album."That review of the band's latest album -- sarcastically headlined, "Is Hurley Weezer's Best Album Si ... 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 22, 2010
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    July 14, 2010

    Authority Zero: Stories of Survival

    ​Artist: Authority ZeroTitle: Stories of SurvivalRelease date: June 22Label: Suburban NoizeI have a friend who's a native Phoenician and longtime fixture in the Valley punk scene, both as fan and musician. He loves West Coast punk, thinks Southern California spawned the best of the best punk, espe ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Half of 2010

    Dum Dum Girls​Today marks the halfway point of Nothing Not New. That means I've listen to nearly 140 records in their entirety in the first six months of 2010. Just another 140 or so to go before I can retreat to the familiarity of my record collection.To recognize the occasion, the Up on the Sun ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Foals: Total Life Forever

    ​Artist: FoalsTitle: Total Life ForeverRelease date: June 22Label: Sub PopThough I disagree with a commenter on one of my posts this week (Shawn from excellent local music blog Electric Mustache) about the merits of electro-punk Sleigh Bells, I agree with him that S.B. are a band that you either l ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo

    ​Artist: Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersTitle: MojoRelease date: June 15Label: RepriseHow many of you have acts that you'd never call yourself a fan of, would never buy one of their records, or pay money to see in concert, yet recognize that the acts have been around for so long and written songs ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Delta Spirit, Stereo Total, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Cringe, The Dig, and more

    ​Let's clear off the desk, shall we?Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! -- This band on the Kill Rock Stars label is a multi-lingual new-New Wave boy-girl band with songs sung in English, German, and French. It's quirky with a capital "Q" and not nearly as charming as it thinks it is. Still, most songs are un ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Band of Horses: Infinite Arms

    ​Artist: Band of HorsesTitle: Infinite ArmsRelease date: May 18Label: ColumbiaTake a look at the cover art to the right of these words. If you were browsing through the racks at your local record store, this cover is nearly all that you'd need to know about the new of Band of Horses.From the band ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma

    ​Artist: Flying LotusTitle: CosmogrammaRelease date: May 3Label: Warp RecordsA while back, a reader posted a comment on one of my Nothing Not New posts asking why I continued to listen to electronic/laptop music even though I don't care for it all that much.Well, first of all, in the spirit of the ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    The New Pornographers: Together

    ​Artist: The New PornographersTitle: TogetherRelease date: May 4Label: MatadorFor me, the equation's always been real simple when it comes to the indie-pop group The New Pornographers: songs with Neko Case taking the vocal reins = yes; songs with the wanna-be British dude singing = maybe. Wel ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Lily Allen is Wanted... By British Politicians

    Lily Allen: Every British politician wants her. They want her bad.​Even if Lilly Allen is not in an extremely public fight with Courtney Love, she still finds ways to make headlines. According to NME, both the Conservative and the Labour Party invited the outspoken British recording artist to ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Coachella from Behind a Lens

    Jonathan McNamaraCoachella 2010​A seething, primal mass of humanity jockeys for position in front of the main stage as the Indio sun beats down on Coachella 2010. They have moved beyond the point of patience and civility. Their shattered minds have but one thought as they claw toward the front of ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella: My Experience in 1,600 Words, Broken Up Into 140 Character Chunks

    These babies were hard to get if you waited too long.​Coachella is my favorite time of the year, like my birthday and Christmas combined. While I've been there before, this was my first experience documenting it on my phone, tweeting about camping, crowds and, umm, music.What follows is an annotat ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    October 28, 2009

    Concert Review: Wait, Peaches is a Gay Icon?

    Jonathan McNamara​Stop me when this sounds like a Seinfeld episode: Our leading character, a music critic, decides to indulge an old vice on a Tuesday night, going out to see a foul-mouthed female electronica artist/rapper who amused him back in his college years. Upon arriving, he's surprised by ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Matt and Kim Play Third Thursday Tonight

    ​Yes, The Valley's ever-fluxing, erm "format modifying," station FM 103.9, better known as The Edge is still hosting those free Third Thursday concerts that brought acts like MGMT, The Ataris and Alien Ant Farm to the open-air mall Tempe Marketplace. Now a mainstay in Old Town Scottsdale's Craftsm ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Brazilian Wax

    South American DJ duo hit the decks at Rhythm Room

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    June 30, 2009

    Flaming Lips LP Gets MGMT Karen O Contributions, Pixies Tour With "Dolittle," Fall Frenzy Tix On Sale

    Pitchfork: MGMT, Karen O Guest on Flaming Lips LP State Press:  Stardeath and White Dwarfs Electric Mustache: Video: Jay-Z Continues Assault on Auto-Tune Idolator: Michael Jackson Might Have One Last Live Album Wrung From Him NME: Michael Jackson will not be buried at Neverland Ranch Pitchfork: ... More >>

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    July 18, 2008

    Future Shock: Beck, Ani DiFranco, EdgeFest 2008, and more

    Here are a handful of concerts that were just announced this week.

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    April 21, 2008

    Playing tour guide in Phoenix

    My sweetie's mom hasn't come to visit in *years* and we're finally getting a chance to show her around town, so that means we've spent the last few days giving her the grand tour. That includes hitting up some familiar haunts around town. Before her flight was scheduled to arrive, we did a whirlwin ... More >>

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