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Minus the Bear, Cursive, and Girl In a Coma, Cursive @ Marquee Theatre|11/8/12The term "indie rock" is a convenient catchall, but last night at the Marquee Theatre, the term's definition was stretched to the limit.
Minus the Bear, Cursive, and Girl in a Coma utilize elements of a lot of genres: po ... More >>
Omaha indie rockers Cursive are no strangers to making concept albums. From Domestica's tale of Sweetie and Pretty Baby to the religious town in Happy Hollow, each album has its own narrative thread. This is abundantly clear on the band's seventh album, I Am Gemini.
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Seattle math rock-meets-electronic indie band Minus the Bear has been going strong for 12 years now, spending most of its time on the road or in the studio. As a testament to how much the band tours, take a look at how many times we've reviewed the band over the years.
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Nina Diaz was only 12 years old when she joined up with her sister Phanie and Jenn Alva in the power trio band Girl in a Coma. Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, the trio recalls the height of '90s indie rock, with melodic melodies and crunchy guitars.
Up On The Sun spoke with Jenn Alva about the ag ... More >>
The Valley hasn't been short on Willie Nelson sightings this year, but The Railroad Revival Tour's second go-round promises to deliver some signature Willie thrills with added bonuses: he'll be joined in downtown Tempe on Friday, October 25, by John C. Reilly (yeah, he sings too), Ban ... More >>
The Mill Avenue scene has always been well-lubricated -- more boozy than arty, with happy hour deals and/or long lines of girls in heels, depending on the spot.The Fixx aims to change that. The new all-ages coffee house/venue at 15 E. 7th Street, behind Jack In The Box, will officially open Satur ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraTo be totally honest, I sorta figured the Suns playoff game and the Lost finale would upstage Minus The Bear's Sunday night concert at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. I mean, Sunday shows are sort of dicey proposition to begin with, let alone when there's such stiff competition. Al ... More >>
The Big Event
Clad in too many bracelets and sucking on pacifiers, raver chicas and chicos hit Firebird International Raceway on Friday, May 23, for some dance action courtesy of The Big Event. Check out all the beats and bass in these photos.
Minus The Bear at Marquee Theatre
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SB 1070 hasn't won Arizona a lot friends in the music business. First you had Canadian indie poppers Stars proclaiming their "boycott" of the state over the controversial new immigration law, then Belinda Carlisle asking Lilith Fair organizers to move the tour's Arizona date. Zack de la Rocha has ... More >>
Ryan RussellSeattle indie rockers Minus The Bear lead a fruitful list of show announcements for the Valley this week"In like a lion?" We don't need no stinking lions, but how about a bear? Spring officially here and the show announcements keep on coming -- with Seattle indie/sonic/experimental rocke ... More >>
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 >>
By Jonathan McNamara
See more shots from the Minus The Bear concert in our slide show.
As an experiment before the show last night, I typed "Minus The Bear" into Pandora to see what I would get. I heard several tracks from Highly Refined Pirates paired with bands like Bloc Party and Death Cab For ... More >>