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    March 11, 2013

    Top Five-Must See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    Holy crap! What a weekend. We had the soggy-but-stellar Carnaval Eléctrico with Cold War Kids, Hanni El Khatib, Mergence, and more at Crescent Ballroom, the raucous Rampage Fest with Nü Sensae, White Lung, Allah-Las, and more at Sail Inn, and a thoroughly enjoyable-but-exhausting performance by Ma ... More >>

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    March 10, 2013

    Matt & Kim, Marquee Theatre, 3/9/13

    Matt & Kim @ Marquee Theatre|3/9/13I woke up Saturday eager to see Matt and Kim. My boyfriend suggested passing some time by catching a move. Hell, why not? So, off to Oz the Great and Powerful -- fucking worst movie I have ever put money toward. Oh, wait, my boyfriend paid. Whoops! Regardless, I wa ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    We're just a little bit biased about the best way to spend your weekend here in Phoenix. New Times' Carnaval Electrico with Cold War Kids, Mergence, Hanni El Khatib, and more, is clearly awesome, but get this: There's other cool things going on around town. No joke. Rampage Fest at the Sail Inn is k ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Matt & Kim Make the Best NSFW Videos Ever

    Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino do whatever they want. They play with whatever kind of bands they want, they get naked in videos, they do the "Harlem Shake," and they picked a band name, Matt & Kim, that immediately establishes their singular style of indie/pop. See also: -Matt Johnson of Matt & Ki ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows 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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    June 8, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious 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. Friday, June 8: Action Bronson @ Club Red in Tempe Action Bronson, who hails from Flushing, Queens, burst o ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012
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    April 26, 2012

    Our 10 Favorite Metro Phoenix Music Venues

    It's a hard pill to swallow, but music venues in the Valley tend to come and go. Fact. Look no further than the closing of The Compound Grill within the past week or last month's nixing of Clubhouse Music Venue for proof. Some live music joints and concert halls have figured out the magic for ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Music Videos of 2011

    It's a Katy Perry kind of year...​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. This installment takes a look at 2011's best videos. Enjoy! Quite a few bomb-ass videos have been released ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    10 Favorite Shows of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    Melissa FossumM83 wasn't #1, but I like this picture a lot.​ I went to a lot of shows this year. Thanks to last.fm, I can conform that I went to at least 56 concerts, not counting the numerous times I swung by Yucca Tap Room or Crescent Ballroom just for fun. That's one show every six and a h ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Fall Frenzy, Braids, Casablanca Lounge, Mean Streets, and the Rainbows Festival Over the Weekend

    Fall Frenzy: blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, Matt & Kim, and Halocene Arizona got a special show last night, a combination of the yearly Fall Frenzy event and The Honda Civic Tour. Jimmy Eat World took My Chemical Romance's spot and locals Halocene shared the stage with Matt & Kim and blink-182 for an e ... More >>

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    October 1, 2011

    Fall Frenzy: blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, Matt & Kim, and Halocene

    Arizona got a special show last night, a combination of the yearly Fall Frenzy event and The Honda Civic Tour. Jimmy Eat World took My Chemical Romance's spot and locals Halocene shared the stage with Matt & Kim and blink-182 for an evening of fun and nostalgia.

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    September 30, 2011

    Top Five Concert Picks For This Weekend: Nekromantix, Nurses, David Bromberg Quartet, Idiot Glee, and Tyler Ward

    Nekromantix​ This weekend is full of things to do in the Valley of the Sun. Tonight, the massive AZ Fall Frenzy concert, featuring Halocene, Matt & Kim, Jimmy Eat World, and blink-182 hits Tempe Beach Park; MegaRan and MC Chris bring the nerd-rap "Race Wars" tour to Martini Ranch; and British ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 29, 2011
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    September 28, 2011

    Halocene's Addie Nicole on Can You Hear Us Now, and Playing Fall Frenzy

    ​Last weekend, X103.9 crowned Phoenix-based rock band Halocene winner of the Fall Frenzy Showdown at the Marquee Theatre. That means that Friday, September 30, the band will join Matt & Kim, Jimmy Eat World, and blink-182 at Tempe Beach Park for Arizona Fall Frenzy. The young band just released ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Matt Johnson of Matt & Kim Talks SB 1070, Fighting Kim, and Getting Naked in Times Square

    ​You'll never see another musical duo that's as energetic and excited about playing music as indie rockers Matt & Kim. There's just two of them, but they put on one hell of a great show. The first thing their concertgoers often notice is how happy they are when they perform: vocalist/keyboardi ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    X103.9 Declare Fall Frenzy Showdown Winner, 9/23/11

    ​After four weeks of competitive gigging, the dust has settled on X103.9's Fall Frenzy Showdown. What started back in August culminated in last night's seven-way battle for a slot on this year's main stage featuring Blink 182, Matt & Kim and Jimmy Eat World. Local bands, Saving Shea, Haloce ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored

    ​Summer vacation is a wonderful thing, but once you reach the end of the internet, the prospect of going back to school starts to look good. Fall semester may be right around the corner, but there's still plenty of time to watch reruns and unlock all those stubborn Xbox achievements. Savor the ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Matt and Kim at Marquee Theatre 6/14/11

    Shawn Anderson​ Matt and Kim Marquee Theatre Tuesday, June 14, 2011I've been told time and time again that I need to see Matt and Kim live. I almost made it happen last year, but their Clubhouse Music Venue show sold out before I could get tickets. From friends and reviews, I gathered ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Jimmy Eat World Added to Fall Frenzy Lineup; Tickets on Sale Today

    Wikimedia CommonsJim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World​Arizona's own Jimmy Eat World have been added to the lineup for the X103.9 Arizona Fall Frenzy. Punk band blink-182 and indie duo Matt & Kim were already slated to play the Frenzy, as part of the 2011 Honda Civic Tour.Jimmy Eat World will be touri ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    June 9, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    The Black Keys at Mesa Amphitheatre Last Night

    Maria VassettThe Black Keys playing a concert at Mesa Ampitheatre.​The Black Keys with Cage The Elephant and Stone Foxes Mesa Amphitheatre Thursday April 14, 2011 The duo is dead. That fact hadn't occurred to me until about ten songs into The Black Keys set at Mesa Ampitheatre last ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Incoming: Joyce Manor, Matt & Kim, Gruff Rhys, Michelle Shocked, Man Man

    Man Man​The bulk of the springtime shows have already been announced, but that doesn't mean that there aren't still a few left. Leading the way this week is Philadelphia-based experimental indie outfit Man Man. If you've never heard a Man Man song, you're in for quite a treat. The band bases their ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Drive-By Truckers' New Rock Doc to Screen at FilmBar

    ​Restored prints of Fritz Lang's Metropolis are cool and all, but what really thrills me about FilmBar, downtown Phoenix's brand-new boutique movie house/drinkery FilmBar is the programming coup like the one Steve Weiss and gang pulled off for Tuesday night. That's when FilmBar will screen The ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    December 7, 2010

    Matt & Kim - Cameras (Mike D Remix)

    ​ Song: Matt & Kim, "Cameras" (Mike D Remix) Context: I'm not sure I actually like this version of Matt & Kim's new single by Beastie Boy Mike D, but I salute his effort to bring attention to the Brooklyn duo. Matt & Kim - Cameras (Mike D Remix) by mattandkim

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    November 26, 2010

    The Soundtrack to Your Holiday Strip Scan

    Sostadiumstatus.blogspot.comYou can see (ahem) a lot in a TSA scan.... including this gun!​Damn, TSA, buy a girl a drink first. The new full-body image scanners at airports this holiday season have already stressed and nervous travelers in a tizzy. Sure, nobody wants a bomb on their plane, but it ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    What's Selling Faceoff: Stinkweeds vs. the Zia Records chain

    ​What's Selling is now a battle of the best, a local music duel of sorts. Stinkweeds and Zia are going head to head with indie versus hard rock, rap and hip-hop.Which of two record stores had the best compilation of top 10 albums this week?

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    November 12, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #10

    Peter Storch​Oh, how we've missed podcasting to the music fans of the Valley. Well, music editor Martin Cizmar and I are back with a new one, with nine new-ish songs and lotsa banter about music, including the artistic achievements of Sufjan Stevens, a great new song by local band Gospel Claws, wh ... More >>

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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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    November 2, 2010

    Matt & Kim: Sidewalks

    ​By now you're probably grossly familiar with Brooklyn duo Matt & Kim and their catchy hit song "Daylight."MTV latched onto the single, giving the band an entirely new fan base comprised of Teen Mom sympathizers and GTL enthusiasts. It's not altogether the fault of MTV, however, sinc ... More >>

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    October 24, 2010

    Ra Ra Riot at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    ​Ra Ra RiotClubhouse Music VenueFriday, October 22, 2010On Friday night, I was sure the Ra Ra Riot show would sell out, but I was so very wrong. Maybe it was because Sufjan Stevens was playing his own sold-out show, or maybe it was because people had never heard of Ra Ra Riot, but whatever the rea ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Matt and Kim at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    ​Matt and KimClubhouse Music Venue in TempeOctober 6, 2010Summer seemed to end about 48 hours ago in Phoenix, when golf balls of hail fell from the October sky, finally banishing triple digit temperatures from the Valley for a few months.You'd never know it inside the Clubhouse Music Venue where ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Oct. 7 In Blogs: Sugar Skulls, Comerica Theatre, Beer For Brains, and Maricopa County Hospital

    ​​​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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    October 5, 2010

    Matt & Kim's Clubhouse Concert Sold Out, Sidewalks Listening Party When Doors Open

    ​Contrary to published reports from the Electric Mustache, Matt & Kim will not be playing the Clubhouse tonight. Rather, they'll be there tomorrow night, October 6.This is Phoenix's Best Indie Music Blog? Oof.Kidding, folks. We love those EM guys. Especially when they tip us off to cool things ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    September 23, 2010

    Matt & Kim - Cameras

    ​Song: Matt & Kim, "Cameras"Context: Matt &Kim will be at the Clubhouse in less than two weeks, but their new record, Sidewalks, won't be out until November. Here's the first single. Cameras by mattandkim

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    March 31, 2010

    Erykah Badu's New Music Video Causes Loads of Controversy: She's Naked and She's Where JFK Was Shot

    So in case you haven't yet seen, or heard, about the new Erykah Badu video, it's stirring up quite the controversy. The clip, embedded above, shows Badu walking through Dealey Plaza, in her hometown of Dallas while taking off her clothes one piece at a time.The plaza is infamous as the location whe ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 9, 2009

    Winehouse Photographed with Ex, Matt and Kim Ride Bikes, Remembering Dimebag

    Electric Mustache: Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Big Pink & A Place To Bury Strangers Coming to PhxIdolator: Jamie Foxx and Justin Timberlake Have A 'Winner' In New Leaked TrackNME: Amy Winehouse photographed with Blake Fielder-Civil - Daily GossipPitchfork: Neko Case Programs Movies for Turner Class ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Matt and Kim at Craftsman Court

    ​Third Thursday in Scottsdale proved a massive mish-mash of ages, scenes and reasons for attendance. Matt and Kim played a free gig for FM 103.9's free concert series, Sean Kingston was at Venue of Scottsdale, plus, there was that whole art walk thing. The Brooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim took the ... 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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    October 15, 2009

    Wait, You Were Considering NOT Going to Wavves?

    Wait, repeat that: Were you considering not going to see Wavves at The Rhythm Room tonight? Really? I'm so sorry... that you're a total fucking idiot.Admittedly, I'm sort of a Wavves fanboy at this point, having written a column kinda-sorta about the band that quoted one of their songs in full and a ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Black Eyed Peas Show Band Muslims, Guitar Hero Gets Cobain Avatar, Puff Daddy Hearts Arctic Monkeys

    NME: Malaysian Muslims banned from Black Eyed Peas showNME: P Diddy tells Twitter followers to buy Arctic Monkeys' 'Humbug'Idolator: "Twilight" Fans To Be Over The Moon For Death Cab For Cutie Really SoonIdolator: Music Biz Hoping That Whitney Houston's New Album Will Restore At Least A Little Honor ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009

    The New Matt & Kim Record is Amazing

    So the boys over at Electric Mustache piqued my interest in the new Matt & Kim record yesterday by putting up this super cool new video for the first single "Lesson Learned." Turns out the rest of the new record, Grand, is great top-to-bottom. Unlike the Brooklyn duo's self-titled debut here's n ... More >>

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    May 24, 2007

    Matt and Kim

    New York state of mind-blowing

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