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  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Despite All Logic, The Original Batman Soundtracks are Actually Pretty Okay

    Credit to the pride of Minnesota, Prince, for nailing it right out of the gate: Few Batman the right age can hear his infectious "Partyman" and not envision Nicholson-as-Joker destructively "broadening his mind" with a purple paintbrush in the Gotham art gallery, goofily dancing to Prince's funky aw ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
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    October 26, 2012

    Up on the Sun's EDM Halloween Playlist

    There are two Halloweens: One is for the kids, so they can get dressed up in costumes and score candy. The other? It's known as "the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." Yes that is a Mean Girls quote. I'll be honest and state that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Pearl Jam Twenty Screening Presented by X103.9 and PBS Channel 8

    ​Nearly every piece I've read about Pearl Jam's 1991 release Ten turning 20 has been some variation on the "this makes me feel old riff." And it makes sense. I didn't buy Ten when it first came out, but I wound up with a copy of it a few years after (courtesy of my mother, believe it or not). The ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    DJ Sophia Gunn talks Boomstick, Beginnings and Being Crescent's Thursday Go-To Gal

    If you want to see Gunn, you'll just have to get out to one of her shows. She's just a little camera shy.​Sophia Gunn blends old and new professionally.She brings her "younger" humble beginnings to some of the Valley's hottest nights and mashes them with fresh, new technology to give her turntabli ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    The Glitch Mob Infiltrate The Venue Scottsdale

    The Glitch Mob​Los Angeles-based electro-dance musicians, The Glitch Mob, are bringing their reverberating talents to the Valley when they play The Venue Scottsdale on Tuesday, June 28. The orchestral trio made up of Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Joshua Mayer will be blending futuristic robotic beeps, ... 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Conor Oberst, Rise Against: The SB1070 Boycott is Officially On, Everyone!

    ​Pitchfork is reporting that Rage Against The Machine singer Zack de la Rocha has secured commitments to boycott Arizona from Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Conor Oberst, Massive Attack, Rise Against, Tenacious D, Joe Satriani and others.Word comes from his new organization, The Sound Strike which as wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    David Bowie Recording His 25th Studio Record... As Announced by AARP?

    Did you ever think you would read an article about Jareth the Goblin King in an AARP magazine?​Perhaps I cast unfair judgement and assume incorrectly about the readers of music blogs. I often assume that they're smarter than a huge chunk of the average population, and also that they're under the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    March 24, 2010

    What's Spinning: Radio Phoenix

    Mumford & Sons.​Just because a radio station is labeled as a "community" station doesn't mean it's lacking coolness or in street cred.In fact, Radio Phoenix's top ten for the week are all indie rock favs at the moment, with the down-home rootsy folk stylings of Mumford & Sons coming out on ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    What's Spinning: Radio Phoenix

    Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox​New Times singled Radio Phoenix out in our annual Best Of Phoenix issue as the "Best Online Music Station That Should Be a Radio Station."Actually, in addition to being too-indie-for-the-airwaves the station spins a few things that aren't even topping the charts at the ... More >>

  • Music

    February 18, 2010
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    February 16, 2010

    What's Selling: Stinkweeds

    ​Stinkweeds has always been a haven for indie rockers and hipsters. They specialize in independent music in a way that few others do. While it seems like most of the kids jonesing for their fix of the lastest indie release head to Tempe, they also travel a little further west of ASU to Phoenix's S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Sade and Other New Releases

    ​Sade has long been on the hook-up playlists of many, since the group debuted back in 1983. You know, light some candles, throw your stuffed animals off the bed and put on some smooth R&B stylings from the classic British group. Now the band is releasing their first album in 10 years, So ... More >>

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    October 5, 2008
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    March 15, 2007

    Mix Up the 'Nix

    Start the madness

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Plant Medley

    Chia DVD

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    November 23, 2006

    Paul Oakenfold

    A Brit of all right

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    September 14, 2006

    Massive Attack

    Here comes the trendsetter

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    May 25, 2006

    Peeping Tom

    Peeping Tom
    (Ipecac)

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    May 4, 2006

    Looking Better

    Beats working

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    March 30, 2006

    Morrissey

    Ringleader of the Tormentors
    (Sanctuary/Attack)

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    UNKLE

    Never, Never, Land
    (Global Underground)

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    Various Artists

    King Size Dub, Volume 10
    (Echo Beach)

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Telefon Tel Aviv

    Map of What Is Effortless (Hefty)

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Spacek

    Vintage Hi-Tech (K7)

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Massive Attack

    100th Window (Virgin)

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Air

    10,000 Hz Legend (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Mount Florida

    Arrived Phoenix (Matador)

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Morcheeba

    Fragments of Freedom (Sire)

  • Music

    August 14, 1997
  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Dancing Shoes

    The Sneaker Pimps, the U.K.'s newest electronica export, gain a foothold in the U.S.

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    June 27, 1996
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    May 30, 1996
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