Morrissey (Singer)

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    August 15, 2013

    Smiths' Lyrics Plus Charlie Brown Equals One Beautiful, Wishy Washy Tumblr

    I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure Charles M. Schulz didn't listen to much of The Smiths. If he had, I wonder if he would have found as many parallels between Charlie Brown's deep-seated melancholy and Morrissey's painful, angst-ridden lyrics as the proprietor of the This Charming Charlie Tumblr has ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Five Rock Stars Who Aged Unnervingly Well

    If you're hoping to look as good at 50 as you do at 20, there are a lot of (ultimately futile) things you can do. You can eat right. You can exercise. You can try to avoid stress and anything else that's wearing on you, with the help of prayer and meditation. Most of all, you can make sure not to ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013
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    April 19, 2013

    A Poem on the Occasion of Morrissey's Cancelled Show

    I've never seen Morrissey in concert, and who knows if The Smiths will ever reunite (highly unlikely), so as a longtime fan, I was excited when I heard he would be playing a show in Tempe. First, he was scheduled to perform at the Marquee Theatre on November 21; then it was postponed. Then the show ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Guess What's Going on With the Morrissey Show at Marquee (Hint: It's Not Happening)

    We're pretty sick of reporting it, but seriously, Morrissey's upcoming Friday, April, 19, show at Marquee Theatre has been canceled. The past TWO TIMES he's postponed his tour stop in Tempe, fans were told to hang on to their tickets, because the show would be rescheduled. Well, not anymore: The sho ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Morrissey Reschedules Marquee Theatre Show

    I imagine there are some casual Morrissey fans out there, but most of the Moz fans I know are the diehard sort, the kind of folks who'll stick by the singer no matter what grumpy things he says and does. So while I'm sure someone was just kinda bummed about the former Smiths singer and longtime so ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Morrissey U.S. Tour Postponed; Tempe Tour Date to Be Rescheduled

    Bummer news Moz fans: Morrissey's upcoming stop at the Marquee Theatre on Wednesday, November 21, has been postponed. The singer is returning to to England to be with his ailing mother. Current ticket-holders are advised to hold on to their tickets, as replacement dates will be "announced shortly." ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Fiona Apple Is Coming to Mesa Arts Center

    Well, how's this for a good East Valley announcement day? Not only is Morrissey headed to Tempe's Marquee Theatre in November, but singer/songwriter Fiona Apple has announced a tour that brings her to the Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center on Tuesday, September 18. Touring in support of her highly a ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Flashback Friday: The Smiths, A Soundtrack to Awkward '80s Dance Moves

    Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. Los Angeles-based rockers Ozomatli reminded me of a cold hard fact at last month's McDowell Mountain Music Festival; if you're a Latino, particularly a Chicano like myself, y ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Brad Steinke, What Are You Listening To?

    Brad Steinke​Steinke is a host and reporter for FOX Sports Arizona. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Sirius XMU. It features great new indie artists -- I've heard Lykke Li, Neon Indian, Chapel Club and Lana Del Rey on this station. W ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Year in Review, Kickstarter, Top 15 Local Releases in This Week's Issue

    ​In this week's issue of New Times, I join our friends in café, art, and stage in a look back on 2011, observing trends and noting the good, the bad, and the ugly of the year in the review. I focused on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. We featured a couple Kickstarter projects this year, (my ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    September 6, 2011

    September 6 In Blogs: Joe Arpaio, Splash Pool Party, Morrissey, Texaz Grill, and Elliot Campbell

    ​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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    September 1, 2011

    Is Morrissey Coming to Phoenix?

    ​It was only yesterday that I was sharing the news of Smiths-related activity in Phoenix, including former-Smiths bassist Andy Rourke's DJ set at Bar Smith this Friday, and the upcoming performance by Los Esmiths, Calexico, California's premier Smiths tribute band, at Rips Ales and Cocktails. ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Decemberists Bassist Nate Query Talks Influences, The Smiths, and a Love of Americana

    Nate Query, second from right​ Everyone, it seems, loves The Smiths. Morrissey and co. hasn't played together for nearly 25 years, yet the hyper-literature jangle rockers have had an enduring influence on bands across the spectrum. Good luck finding an indie scenester who doesn't know every morbid ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    November 19, 2010

    DJ Manchester Talks Britpop, Shadowplay, Anderson's, The Smiths, Interpol, and More

    DJ Manchester​Eddie Lebario (a.k.a. DJ Manchester) is old school, just like his favorite musical genre.As you'll read in this week's version of DJ Dossier, the cat has been spinning up the hits inside local clubs since the mid '90s. And more often than not, said hits have typically been from the e ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    The Parlotones on Dancing, Politics and Making it in America

    ​Chances are few in the crowd at Arizona Fall Frenzy will have heard of The Parlotones but, believe it or not, they've sold more records than The Killers, U2, and Coldplay.In their native South Africa, at least.Like X-Japan, this band who's huge on the other side of the world -- as in, they sell t ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Iggy and The Stooges Shake Up the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Billie Joe Armstrong savors the moment with Iggy Pop.​Rolling Stone gives everyone the highlights of last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. You know -- just in case you lost your ticket to the Waldorf and/or cannot afford top-tier cable channels.While each year is unique, peop ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Lady Gaga Coming to Phoenix

    We're going gaga in anticipation of Gaga.​On July 31, Lady Gaga will hit U.S. Airways Center on her massive summer Monster Ball Tour. Gaga told Rolling Stone that she sees the show as a sort of "pop-electro opera.""The theatrics and story elements are in the style of an opera. Imagine if you could ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Best Depressed

    Xiu Xiu and anthems of self-loathing

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    March 11, 2010
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    February 4, 2010
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    January 19, 2010

    Club Candids at Los Esmiths' Show at Club Red

    Now, that's some serious commitment.​We're not going to make any bones about it: we effing love The Smiths. And we effing love Morrissey.So when we heard that this cover band from Calexico, California, called Los Esmiths was playing at Club Red, we made it priority number one for our weekend's sch ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Can You Guess Which Rolling Stone is Good in Bed?

    Apparently their bed was on fire, with passion and love.​ Well, according to Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend, Celebrity Big Brother star Ekaterina Ivanova, it's him! The couple with a 41-year age gap is finito, and Ivanova claims she is totally over it. She also hints that her co-star "Basshunter" m ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Obscura Relaunches At CenPho's Rips Ales & Cocktails This Saturday

    Jessica SmithObscura's DJ Roya doing what she does best.​It's been just over a month since the Ruby Room Lounge unexpectedly went teats up, and some of the monthly dance nights that were displaced by the closure are finding new life at various bars around the Valley.DJ Manchester recently launched ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    What's Selling: Zia Records Tempe

    ​College kids and Mill Avenue nutters flock to Zia Tempe for their bountiful, jam-packed selection. They had a big week with Wale topping out their charts, and Nirvana snagging two seats in the top 10. Here's what has their customers are going gaga.1. Wale - Attention Deficit2. Slayer - World Pain ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Morrissey Tosses Rowdy Fans, Shakira Sings "Santa Baby," Fall Out Boy Take A Break

    Electric Mustache: Daytrotter iPhone AppIdolator: Shakira Stops Gyrating For One Second to Sing 'Santa Baby'NME: Morrissey has fan thrown out of Hamburg gig - videoNME: Fall Out Boy to go on 'indefinite break'Pitchfork: Decemberists Turn The Hazards of Love Into Animated FilmRolling Stone: Ringo Sta ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Kristeen Young Coming to Ruby Room

    Kristeen Young: Too hot for Morrissey.It seems like the Ruby Room is our homebase for anything Smiths/Morrissey-related -- like that DJ set by Andy Rourke. In this case, it's someone unrelated, by decree of The Pompadour himself.Kristeen Young, who plays with Green Lady Killers and The Pübes on May ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    McCartney, Cohen and Morrissey: Older, Big Name Acts Are Today's Big Draws

    Fresh off a weekend that found Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen and Morrissey all play one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in the U.S. -- in one day -- we find ourselves, as a music-loving society, head over heels for live acts with a touch of gray. It doesn't help that the festival in question, ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Girl in A Coma Show A Little Something At Hollywood Alley on Dec. 3

    Wednesday afternoon, I spent at least a half-hour trying to convince a colleague that I wasn't crazy for getting excited about seeing Girl in a Coma. They're a fairly average band, he said. No, seriously, they've really got something, I said. Then I spent another half-hour trying (unsuccessfully) to ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Girl In A Coma Coming to Mesa

    By Martin Cizmar If you like Joan Jett – and judging by every karaoke night I’ve attended in the last year, you do – you might want to check out Girl in a Coma, coming to Hollywood Alley on December 3. Hailing from San Antonio (I’ll do it for you, Phoenix: booooo Tim Duncan sucks!) the all ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007

    Life After Morrissey

    Former Smiths drummer is still alive and stickin'

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    September 13, 2007


    It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. At least nobody died

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    December 8, 2006

    '06 Pandemic Poll; the So Much Silence edition

    So Much Silence is an awesome little music/mp3 blog run by a guy named Kevin Murphy, who seems to have pretty goddamn good taste in music. He also does some pretty nifty shit, like putting together a mix of the "Essential Q-Tip Mix," side A of which he posted today. He's also got a tight-ass Four Te ... More >>

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    May 25, 2006

    Nightmare of You

    In their gloom

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    March 30, 2006


    Ringleader of the Tormentors

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    January 13, 2005


    Not the Cure, but a fine treatment

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    December 30, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote

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    June 3, 2004

    It Took Some Time

    Why Morrissey is newly hip among bands that sound nothing like him

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    June 3, 2004
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    May 27, 2004
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    May 6, 2004
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    December 26, 2002

    It Ain't Good -- So What?

    Sometimes, the best music is the stuff you wouldn't dream of praising in public

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    August 8, 2002

    Still Ill

    Forever Maladjusted, Morrissey hauls his musical baggage out on tour

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    December 31, 1998

    Repackaged Goods

    The boxed-set dilemma: When are four CDs too little and three CDs too much respect?

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