Mayer Hawthorne

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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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    September 28, 2012

    Alex Navarrete, What Are You Listening To?

    Alex Navarrete Navarrete is the Executive Chef of Saddle Ranch Chop House at Westgate City Center. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I listen to my TuneIn radio app on my phone. I skim through The Vibe of Vegas, Pop in the 80's, and 1 ... More >>

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    July 7, 2012

    Foster the People, Comerica Theatre, 7/6/12

    Foster the People Comerica Theatre Friday, July 6, 2012 See also: Foster the People at Venue Scottsdale Foster the People played to a packed house at Comerica Theatre last night, along with opening act Kimbra and Detroit's Mayer Hawthorne and the County.

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    July 5, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    A Brief History of White Boy Soul

    Mayer Hawthorne is a terrible, terrible rapper. Should you decide to hear "Haircut" drop a quick 16, be forewarned. But the man has pipes. The sharp-suited crooner showed a deep, well vetted knowledge of African-American music--most principally Stax and Motown soul--on last year's How Do You Do (Uni ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    15 Favorite National Songs: Jason P. Woodbury

    Michael Kiwanuka​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy! I'm already regretting this one. I left so much off this list it hurts, deserving songs from the li ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Chromeo at Marquee Theatre, 10/18/11

    Photos By Melissa Fossum​ Chromeo Marquee Theatre Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Often weekends leave me plagued by choice. There's always so much going on. Where do I go? What do I see? It's not the sort of thing that normally happens on a Tuesday. But last night provided a few concert options ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011
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    July 11, 2011

    I Wish It Would Rain -- 10 'Rain' Songs We Hope Inspire More Rain

    ​ So we finally got a little rain last night -- but if your car is still as dirty as mine from last week's haboob -- it wasn't nearly enough. I'm talking some serious monsoon action, the kind that lasts a few days.  Here's 10 songs that that will hopefully inspire Mother Nature to help us out ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    10 Indie Rock Christmas Songs for Your Holiday Season

    Sufjan Stevens​ The Holiday season can be a stressful time. While it's meant to be the one time in the whole year that everyone is a little bit nicer and a little bit happier, certain things can make you just the opposite. If you're anything like me, you've procrastinated all year long and now ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Top Ten of 2009: Jason P. Woodbury

    Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Jason P. Woodbury, a New Times contributor, a staff writer at Tiny Mix ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Concert Review: Elliot BROOD at Rhythm Room

    BY MIKE ESCOTOShawn Anderson courtesy of​ If you were a music fan in Phoenix on Wednesday night and looking to hit up a concert you had plenty of acts to choose from. The obvious choices were Yo La Tengo at Marquee Theatre or Ghostface Killah and Mayer Hawthorne at The Clubho ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Incoming: The Swell Season, Brett Dennen, Ghostface Killah, A Fine Frenzy, Grand Archives, and More

    Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of the Swell Season are scheduled to perform on November 17 at Mesa Arts Center.​Life's filled with second chances. Case in point: If you weren't able to get into last year's sold out appearance by the Swell Season at the Orpheum, you've got another shot. The Os ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Jackson Doctor's Home Searched, Wavves Coming to Phoenix, Whitney Houston's Grammy Outlook

    NME: US Federal Agents Search Las Vegas Home of Michael Jackson's Doctor NME: Josh Homme Reveals Why He Worked With Arctic Monkeys NME: Weezer Debut Three Brand New Songs Electric Mustache: Wavves Are Coming to Phoenix!!! Idolator: Trent Reznor Impersonators Snatching Up His Followers on Twitter Id ... More >>