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    October 11, 2012

    President Gator Records Launches This Weekend at Crescent Ballroom

    Downtown Phoenix regulars know Jeremiah Gratza -- he's that dapper guy with white-rimmed glasses and usually a snazzy hat -- as Director of Operations of local promotion house Stateside Presents. But Gratza is looking to expand his resume by launching a brand new vinyl imprint. Gratza is celebrati ... More >>

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    July 14, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Miniature Tigers Cover The Beatles, Play With The Roots, and Uh, Do the Theme From Friends On New Mixtape

    See also: Miniature Tigers Paint a Sensual Scene With Mia Pharaoh See also: Miniature Tigers' Charlie Brand: "We Wanted To Have This Warm, Beautiful Feeling To The Album" If you're anything like me, you've been sitting around going, "Man, when is Miniature Tigers going to follow up Mia Pharaoh, the ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Our 12 Favorite NSFW Videos (NSFW. DUH.)

    See also: Miniature Tigers Get Sexy @ Crescent Ballroom We've documented the fact that Miniature Tigers' new album, Mia Pharaoh has no shortage of totally sexy songs. The group's latest video, "Sex on the Regular" furthers the vibe, featuring a fox lady with a singing vagina. You know, because no ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    White Rabbits, Gull, and Other Successful Animal Rock Bands

    Indie rockers White Rabbits are coming up fast and now they're on their way to potentially making it big. They recently appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman, and they released a fantastic music video for their single "Heavy Metal" in support of their album Milk Famous, which also just came ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Getting Punched in the Boob Sucks: A Note on Girl Fights at Phoenix Shows

    Ladies, we need to talk. You need to stop getting into fights at shows. I know lots of dudes like watching girl fights, but I'm going to speak on behalf of the gals: Getting punched in the boob sucks. Unlike guys, we fight dirty. We kick, punch, slap, and scratch where it hurts. Aside from some d ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Miniature Tigers, Pretty & Nice, Geographer, The Chain Gang of 1974 at Crescent Ballroom, 3/8/12

    Miniature Tigers Crescent Ballroom Thursday, March 8 See the full Miniature Tigers slideshow here. I'm gonna go ahead and start with the general takeaway feeling from Thursday night's lineup of four, under-the radar(ish) bands playing before an audience of Phoenix's finest (and drunkest) indie ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    March 8, 2012

    Miniature Tigers, Andrew W.K., Drive-By Truckers, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​This week in Phoenix New Times (on stands and online now): Melissa Fossum catches up with Miniature Tigers, a band that's lineup spans the distance from the OC to NYC. The band's got a sexy new album, Mia Pharaoh, and returns to Phoenix tonight. Dan Gibson brings us a look at Andrew WK's seminal ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Miniature Tigers' Charlie Brand: "We Wanted To Have This Warm, Beautiful Feeling To The Album"

    If Miniature Tigers was ever to have an official "day" in Phoenix, it would be today. The band is playing two shows, one at Crescent Ballroom as part of the Modern Art Records Tour celebrating the release of Mia Pharaoh, and a free in-store performance at Stinkweeds at 5 p.m. There's also a rather l ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Modern Art Records' Ben Collins on Why Bands Skip Phoenix on Tour

    In this week's issue (on stands tomorrow and online later today) I spoke to Miniature Tigers frontman Charlie Brand about the new album, Mia Pharaoh. Call 'em a "Brooklyn band" if you must, but they're showing Phoenix plenty of love: There's that downtown mural, and they're performing twice tomorrow ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Miniature Tigers Performing at Stinkweeds This Thursday

    Miniature Tigers' brand new record, Dieyan Keytan, err, Mia Pharaoh, hits stores today, and in conjunction with the band's complete takeover of Phoenix this week (see our sister blog Jackalope Ranch's post about Joe Pagac's advert-mural on Roosevelt Row, the band is performing a special acoustic gig ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Miniature Tigers' Brandon Lee on New Album, Brooklyn, and Man-Bags

    It's been two years since Brandon Lee, longtime bassist for Phoenix-bred trip-hop/alternative band Chronic Future and founding member of indie record label Modern Art Records, moved to Brooklyn, New York. Since then, big things have indeed been happening for B-Lee in BK (along with the rest of ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Tennis and Miniature Tigers at Crescent Ballroom, 12/6/11

    Melissa Fossum​Let's just put it out there: The first time I heard indie boy-girl buzz band Tennis, I absolutely hated them. For starters, I generally hate chick singers who don't have anything spectacular to offer (though a few of my all-time faves are Victoria Legrand of Beach House and Nek ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: Miniature Tigers

    ​Arizona natives Miniature Tigers have been pretty busy in the last year. They performed with The Roots in the Red Bull Sound Clash, they've been working on their album Mia Pharaoh, they released a new single entitled "Boomerang," and most recently, they have just finished up their fall tour.This ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day Songs That Tell it Like it is

    Not everyone is either totally head-over-heels in love or bitter and lonely on Valentine's Day.Some people are a little more realistic -- a little more down to earth -- about things.What about the rest of us? Whether you recently got dumped, have a crush, or just wanna get laid, there's a song out t ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Usher, Miniature Tigers, The Roots, and Faeries Over the Weekend

    ​The Roots and Miniature Tigers at American Junkie Last Night Okay, let's go ahead and get this out of the way first: In terms of who would win in a true, neutral-turf battle of the bands between The Roots and the Miniature Tigers, there is really little doubt that it would be The Roots...full ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Nov. 22 In Blogs: A Bunch of Crock, Miniature Tigers, Poutine, and DMX

    ​​​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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    November 21, 2010

    The Roots and Miniature Tigers at American Junkie Last Night

    Shawn AndersonBlack Thought of The Roots​ The Roots & Miniature Tigers American Junkie November 20, 2010 Okay, let's go ahead and get this out of the way first: In terms of who would win in a true, neutral-turf battle of the bands between The Roots and the Miniature Tigers, there is really l ... More >>

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    November 20, 2010

    The Roots Drummer Questlove Talks Soundclash and the Miniature Tigers

    Questlove​ In terms of pitting two bands to face off against each other in a battle of the bands it seems like a pretty uneven match up between the well established funk hip-hop group The Roots and Brooklyn's Miniature Tigers.Of course, both groups have their advantages and disadvantages. Miniat ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    The Roots, Miniature Tigers, Johnny Rawls, Djentrification, and Other Weekend Events

    The Roots are scheduled to perform at American Junkie in Scottsdale on Saturday during the Red Bull Soundclash.​Who'd win in a fight between local legends Miniature Tigers and the hip-hop icons of The Roots? Although its feels like we're making a Sophie's Choice between our two favorite children ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Oct. 28 In Blogs: Tom Horne, Halloween Origins, Nile Theater, Cactus, and Russell Pearce

    ​​​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 13, 2010

    Miniature Tigers Do Daytrotter

    ​Brooklyn-livin' Phoenix-leavin' indie-pop band Miniature Tigers have done a second Daytrotter session.The Chicago-based Quad Cities-based taste-making website writes: "Miniature Tigers are one of the best examples America has of a young band working a something new, something old and something bo ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Miniature Tigers' "The Wolf" Hits Theaters in 'Easy A'

    Joseph FudaMiniature Tigers​Even if you are not a teenage girl or have no desire to see a movie that is basically a 2010 version of Mean Girls, you might want to check out the new teen comedy Easy A if only to support a formerly local band that is featured in the movie. Indie rock band Miniature ... More >>

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    August 29, 2010

    Artists for Action Voter Registration Concert and Rally at Marquee Theatre Last Night

    ​Artists For Action featuring Calexico w/ Miniature Tigers, Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Big Son featuring Sam Means of The Format and Jeff and Chris of Reubens Accomplice, Sand Rubies, Salvador Duran, Kinch, and more...August 27, 2010Marquee Theatre About 1,500 people showed up at the Marquee T ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010
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    July 28, 2010

    Calexico, Miniature Tigers Play Free SB 1070 Show for Voters ($30 for People Who Will Not Promise to Vote)

    ​Are you interested in seeing Calexico, Miniature Tigers, Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Big Son (featuring Sam Means of The Format and Jeff and Chris of Reubens Accomplice), Sand Rubies, Kinch, and more for free?Yes?Are you sure?OK, you can, and all you have to do is pledge to vote on November 2. T ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Miniature Tigers, "Tropical Birds"

    ​Song: Miniature Tigers, "Tropical Birds"Context: Mini T's release Fortress at Rhythm Room tonight -- offering you the chance to see a real live Rock & Roll Mountain Troll. Miniature Tigers - Tropical Birds by ashesofcolor

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    July 22, 2010
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    July 22, 2010
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    July 20, 2010

    Early Listening: Miniature Tigers - Fortress

    ​Listening to Fortress, the latest album from indie rock quartet Miniature Tigers, is a rather enjoyable affair, yet it leaves me heartbroken. My sorrow is born of the fact that Fortress would have been a top contender for album of the year among Arizona bands, if the band was still operating out ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    House Party on High

    Star Swim special edition raises the roof at the Wyndham

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    May 4, 2009

    Vote for Mini T's "Cannibal Queen" on MTVu

    MTVu has Miniature Tigers' video for Cannibal Queen" up on their web site for a contest called "The Freshman." Vote for it here. They could use a little love, facing an unimpressed MTVu commentator:"I started off enjoying this video and thought, "well it's getting the strongest reaction out of me th ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Mini T's, What Laura Says Play SxSW Showcases

    Greetings from the outskirts of Austin, Texas, where we're holed up in a hotel after a long day of music at South by Southwest's opening day. What happened? Well, a few Phoenix bands played their showcases, hopefully making an impression on tastemakers and industry types at this massive festival, wh ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    February 6, 2009

    Meet Charlie Brand of Miniature Tigers Tonight at Zia in Chandler

    Charlie Brand, lead singer of local indie rock darlings Miniature Tigers, will be departing the Valley tomorrow afternoon for the band's 11-city tour with Ben Folds later this month. But before the singer blows this pop stand, he'll be making a special in-store appearance tonight at Zia Record Excha ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Arty Girl: Please Meet Rick Alvin Schaier

    If you've been reading Up on the Sun or paying any attention to the local music scene, this image should look familiar. It's the first thing you see when you visit the MySpace page of the Phoenix band, Miniature Tigers.And it's an original work by Rick Alvin Schaier, the band's drummer.

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    January 22, 2009

    Miniature Tigers Yucca Gig a Nice Send-Off for Big Tour

    With their star swiftly rising thanks to a slate of dates opening for Ben Folds and a showcase at SxSW, a lot of us showing up at Miniature Tigers' show at Yucca Tap Room last night kind of thought this could be one the last times we'd see the band for free. If that's the case, we got a great show t ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Kinch Clinches SxSW Birth, Tour With Dear and the Headlights

    We've got a couple big pieces of news involving Kinch, who recorded what we said was the best album in Arizona last year. First comes news that they've been selected for SxSW, joining several other Phoenix bands at indie rock's biggest showcase. They've also got new tracks from their The Economic Ch ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Bright Chronic Future

    Local indie label celebrates new affiliation with Epic

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    January 14, 2009

    Ben Folds Recruits Miniature Tigers for Upcoming Tour

    It seems like everyone is becoming enamored of local indie rock outfit Miniature Tigers and their catchy songs these days, including Ben Folds. The Sony power pop pianist is reportedly a fan of the band and decided to tap them as an opening act for an upcoming tour of of the eastern United States n ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Miniature Tigers Recruit Phantom Planet Guitarist Darren Robinson

    Darren Robinson, now a (temporary) member of Miniature TigersIf you happen to be attending the Miniature Tigers performance tonight at Modified Arts (which we wholeheartedly recommend), you'll probably notice there's been a small change to the indie trio's line-up. Namely, the addition of a new guit ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    October 9, 2008

    Brand Spankin' New Miniature Tigers Video

    By Steve Jansen Full disclosure: A contributor to this blog is currently in a relationship with a member of Miniature Tigers. Just received word this morning that the new Miniature Tigers music video was just added to MySpaceTV Videos today. The featured tune, "Cannibal Queen," is most definitely ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Miniature Tigers at Modified Arts

    By Joseph Golfen It’s not often that you get to see a great band from their humble beginnings. But anyone who was at the Modified Arts on Sunday got that chance as local band Miniature Tigers took to the stage, sending wonderful indie rock echoing through the walls of the tiny theater and out int ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Monster Commutes, Miniature Tigers, Common and Earth Dance 2008

    Earth Dance 2008 Despite a last minute location change, Earth Dance 2008 blasted DJ-spun, raving goodness till early Sunday morning on September 13 and 14. Read: about Earth Dance 2008. See: a slideshow of photos from Earth Dance 2008. Common at the Marquee Theater Common is about as close to ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008

    Potty Crashers

    Relief is in sight, my friend

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    June 6, 2008

    Who’s performing at tonight’s First Friday art walk

    By Benjamin Leatherman The horror rockers of Calabrese The monthly First Friday extravaganza in downtown Phoenix always proves to be a massively chaotic mess of sound and art, with dozens of musicians and bands performing inside galleries, outside on sidewalks, and practically any other location ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Local Label Spotlight: Modern Art Records

    Believe it or not, there are a handful of excellent indie record labels in the great state of Arizona, boasting rosters with some of our finest local artists and some hot underground national acts, as well. This week, we'd like to give a shout-out to Modern Art Records.

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    June 29, 2007

    Friday Night - Chocolate Fountain, Chronic Future, and new songs from Cardiac Party

    By Brendan Joel Kelley It's finally Friday, and since you're probably reading this at work you're likely desperate to clock out and get the weekend kickstarted. If you aren't going to the hard rock/metal installment of New Times' Summer of Sound series, your best bet is to hit up the Paper Heart, w ... More >>

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