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Metric (Band)

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    11 of Our Favorite Martini Ranch Concerts

    Scottsdale's Martini Ranch is headed for the last roundup this weekend. As we reported last week, the Old Town concert hall/dance club/drinkery/hangout is gonezo after Sunday night as its owners are closing down the joint for good. Three straight nights of live music are scheduled to transpire, ho ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    FIDLAR: "We Just Wanted To Play Loud"

    To musical purists, Los Angeles' FIDLAR isn't all that complicated. To the Urban Outfitters, vinyl-collecting teen set, FIDLAR could be seen as intimidating. To the dirty, denim clad, skateboarding, chainsmoking neo-angst kids, FIDLAR is a voice. Acronymic for Fuck It Dog, Life's A Risk, the band, i ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013
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    July 15, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    You missed your chance, over the weekend, to indulge in some multi-band '60s nostalgia, but Monday night Crescent Ballroom will make up for it by allowing you to resurrect old arguments about whether remaking "Pretty in Pink" was a bad idea (and then, inevitably, whether the end of Pretty in Pink wa ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Was Coachella 2013 Worth The Drive From Phoenix?

    If you went to Coachella last weekend, you're probably still sunburned, dehydrated, and physically exhausted. Sleeping in your own bed is a glorious feeling after camping out or crashing on a friend's hotel room floor, but some aches and pains are bound to persist. Fortunately, if you had a good-en ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Official Lineup is Posted

    The wait, as they say, is finally over. You can cease all the speculation of who the hell is officially playing this year's Coachella as Goldenvoice unveiled the lineup in grand fashion. See also: -Who Is Really Playing Coachella This Year? -The Rolling Stones Aren't Playing Coachella, but Some ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Matt Anderson, What Are You Listening To?

    Matt Anderson The local comedian performs at Monkey Pants Bar and Grill at 8:30 pm, Thursday, January 31. Follow him on Twitter @MattAnd3. When you put your key in the ignition, what station would play right now? I am an FM guy because I'm the poorest of them all. So, probably between 94.5 KOOL-FM ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Metric, Marquee Theatre, 10/10/12

    Metric @ Marquee Theatre| 10/10/12The moment the word "escape" crossed Emily Haines' lips, it's hard to go back. In concert Wednesday, as it is on the band's latest release Synthetica, "escape" comes in the first verse of the first song. If there's a time to think about what that means, it comes l ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Carrie Benton, What Are You Listening To?

    Carrie Benton Benton is an improviser with The Torch Theatre and invites you to the Skewed News Hour, Friday nights at 7 p.m. at The Torch Theatre. She also performs with Chaos Comedy at Dearing Acting Studio at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday's. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012: Beck Is Back, Jack White to Perform Solo

    Sasquatch! Music Festival​Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights and Tenacious D will be headlining Sasquatch! Music Festival this year.Kudos to the good people of Sasquatch for digging Beck out of the grave. Hopefully this means he's finally got some new material. Beirut, Girl Talk, The R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    DJ Death To The Throne Wins Grand Prize In Metric's "Twilight Galaxy" Remix Contest

    Don't worry, despite what this photo indicates, Jimmy Martin-Nelson (a.k.a. Death to the Throne) is still very much alive, and producing outstanding remixes aplenty.Despite the fact he's one of the Valley's better DJs, you'll probably never hear the ultra-humble Jimmy Martin-Nelson (otherwise known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Feb. 9 In Blogs: ICE Agents, Great American Lawn Sale, Philthy Phil's, Chicken Hearts, and Gabrielle Giffords

    ​​​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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    December 6, 2010

    Flogging Molly to Make Tempe's St. Pat's Show Part of Green 17 Tour

    ​Tempe should get ready for another bangin' St. Patrick's Day show, according to Consequence of Sound. In honor of their 17th annual tour, Flogging Molly have announced their six-week Irish "Green 17" tour.Gear up to be jolly and get pitted for the greenest concert of the year, Luckyman's St. Patr ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    MTV Takes Away The Music

    ​No, this isn't some snide commentary. It's the truth. They're taking the words "music television" from their logo. I think everyone does suspect, though, that it's got something to do with the fact that MTV rarely plays music anymore. Some poor intern for Paste even forced himself to watch 24 hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Top Ten of 2009: Michael Lopez

    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 Michael Lopez, a New Times contributor, and regular blogger at Up on th ... More >>

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    December 13, 2009

    Metric at Martini Ranch

    Luke HolwerdaMetric at Martini Ranch​Scarf-and-sweatered, I took my place at the very end of a very long line that wrapped around Martini Ranch and down Stetson Drive. For amusement, confused attendees waltzed up and down the line, asking with perplexity, "Is this the will call line?" I gathered t ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    November 16, 2009

    Incoming: Metric, Passion Pit, Weezer, Anti-Flag

    ​ We already told you about two of last week's bigger concert announcements, Weezer and Passion Pit, but there's a whole lot more in this week's list. Like, for example, Metric. The Canadian indie outfit will drop by Scottsdale on December 12. Give 'em a listen below or click through for a full ru ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    November 16 In Blogs: Joe Biden, Metric, The Big Pour, and Sarah Palin

    ​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: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Showed Up Uninvited to Joe Biden Function, According to the White House Hillb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Shout Out Out Out Out: Dumb Name, Album of the Year

    It's just barely March and I already have a solid pick for my favorite album of the year. Animal Collective gave us Merriweather Post Pavilion and I fawned over it. It's a solid offering, scaling back the Baltimore act's weirdness to produce some very catchy tunes. But I got a tip a few weeks ago to ... More >>

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