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    November 10, 2014

    5 Best Radio Stations in Phoenix

    Earlier this year Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for best radio stations in metro Phoenix. Best Alternative/Rock Radio Station: KWSS 93.9 FM KWSS stepped up in a big way this year, sponsoring the local stage ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    The 25 Best Club Candids Photos of May

    You won't believe some of the things we saw while out at the clubs this past month. Besides gawking at all the usual nightlife shenanigans, we happened to spy such weird and wild things as life-sized anthropomorphic animals costumes, dudes firing up laser beams, and a few religious types leading pil ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Blunt Club Celebrates 12 Years of Hip-Hop Community

    In the 12 years the Blunt Club has been around it has built a reputation as the Valley's premier weekly hip-hop show. Its founders, Dumper Foo, Aran "Catalyst" Kelly, and Keith Nickels (among others) are local legends in their own right. And some of the acts they've managed to bring to Phoenix -- su ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    5 Must-See Local Music Videos

    Creating an interesting, engaging, or exciting music video is no easy trick. In some ways, it sometimes can be as challenging as creating the song that its showcasing. While the audio end is covered, filmmakers or video creators have to conjure up a visual representation of the track being featured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic - Marquee Theatre - 4/30/2014

    George Clinton is 72 years old and he rocked a two-hour set at Tempe's Marquee Theatre Wednesday night. He had to stop to take a couple sitdowns throughout the set, but when I'm 72, if I can perform for 15 minutes I'll call it a Roman triumph. The man is just absolutely impressive as a songwriter an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2013

    Blunt Club's Halloween - Yucca Tap Room - 10/31/2013

    "Halloween is like drama club... on crack." That was Dumper Foo, the Blunt Club's resident live artist. Foo, a local celeb in his own right, came in sporting a Bob Ross afro, a paint pallet at the ready for his homage to the happy tree afficianado, Bob Floss. The Blunt Club's other organizer, host M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Mouse Powell Will Make You Dinner (if You Help Fund His New Album)

    How much money would you be willing to spend to get a mouse into your kitchen? Until Friday, August 23, $75 will not only net you a private preview of Mouse Powell's newest album, These are the Good Times, but the Tempe-based rapper will also come into your home and prepare you a bona fide home-co ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013
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    April 26, 2013

    LES 735 on Conquering the Competition at the DMC Phoenix DJ Battle

    So what didja wind up doing last weekend? Get drunk and act the fool at a club, perhaps? Or did it involve sacking out in front of the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Mad Men? We're willing to bet it was nowhere near as pimp as how Valley resident Les Sias spent his off hours. Last Saturday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2013

    Mouse Powell Releases New Video Ahead of 4/20 Music Festival

    It's hard to believe that it's been 17 months since the release of rapper Mouse Powell's outstanding debut, Where It's Cloudy. The Tempe-based artist has kept busy during that time, notching several tours on his belt and becoming the house hype-man at the Valley's renowned weekly hip-hop night, Blun ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2013
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    January 29, 2013

    Random a.k.a Mega Ran Hits Trunk Space on Tour; Unveils Tribute to Reddit Co-founder Aaron Swartz

    There are plenty of cats around town that can make a case for being at the top of the game when it comes to repping the rap scene in Arizona. But few can contest that they work harder than 8-bit beat guru Random a.k.a Mega Ran. This month alone he's already released a 17-song release requested and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    10 Favorite Local Hip-Hop Tracks of 2012

    It's been a mighty big year for hip-hop music in Arizona, most notably with the explosion of the locally-produced platinum hit "Mercy" by Kanye West. Producer and New F-Os member Lifted helped direct ears towards our corner of the map for his work on the massively popular track, but he hasn't been t ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012

    2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    DJ Dn3 and Rappers Random, Mouse Powell, and Mr. Miranda Celebrate Election Day

    Well folks, this is it. Election day is here and that means one thing: regardless of how you vote today, campaign season is over. Uncoincidentally, local hip-hoppers Random a.k.a Mega Ran, Mouse Powell, Mr. Miranda and DJ DN3, wrapped up their campaign tour a few weeks ago and as a tribute to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Rapper RoQ'Y TyRaid Channels Pulp Fiction in Latest Single

    One of the brilliant things about collaborative music groups is that there's always work to be done. Accounting for half of the super group Writer's Guild, Mr. Miranda and Random a.k.a Mega Ran hit the road earlier this month to tour with fellow local emcee Mouse Powell, allowing group member RoQ'y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Random, Mr. Miranda, and Mouse Powell: Phoenix Hip-Hop Trio Announce West Coast Tour

    Phoenix rappers Mr. Miranda and Random a.k.a Mega Ran proved to be a formidable tandem when they teamed up to form the powerful hip-hop duo, Mirandom late last year. The two are currently working towards bringing new music regularly with weekly installments of Mirandom Mondays, and now fellow emce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    10 Favorite Concerts of the Summer

    We don't want to jinx it, but a string of cooler nights and balmy afternoons has us feeling comfortable saying "Summer's done." The festival season has come to a close, and it's time to unpack that neglected denim and put away your jorts and Coachella Crocs for the season. Of course, this summer r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Luckyiam of Living Legends, Yucca Tap Room, 7/26/12

    Luckyiam, Mouse Powell and Creed Chameleon Yucca Tap Room Thursday, July 26 See also: Mouse Powell's "Holding Home" Music Video Features Local Landmarks and a Slew of Wet Girls The Valley's revered no-charge hip-hop night, The Blunt Club at Yucca Tap Room, stayed true to its reputation for rocking ... More >>

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    June 23, 2012

    Phife Dawg at Club Red, 6/22/12

    Phife Dawg Club Red Friday, June 22 If there was one point that was made clear in last year's documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, its that the members of the influential hip-hop group won't be staging a reunion anytime soon. Although Q-Tip is on (relatively) cord ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012
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    May 15, 2012

    The Blunt Club Celebrates 10 Years of Hip-Hop with Two Day Celebration

    This is proving to be a great time for the Valley's hip-hop circuit. Mouse Powell's music video to his Arizona anthem "Holding Home" dropped only a week ago, and already the clip has run up over 7,000 Youtube hits en route to grabbing all kinds of local and national attention. On top of that, Arizon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Mouse Powell's "Holding Home" Music Video Features Local Landmarks and a Slew of Wet Girls

    Mouse Powell's latest video plays like a real-time tour around some of the Valley's unofficial historic landmarks. From sunshine, palm trees, and his "first show at the Modified," "Holding Home" off of his debut album, Where It's Cloudy, chronicles the young MC's time growing up in the Copper State. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2012

    Jason Devore, Skky Brown, The Insects and Crusher Sound System at New Times Soundcheck, 2/11/12

    New Times Soundcheck Saturday, February 11, 2012 Club Red Two stages: check. Fourteen bands: check. Sound: check. The New Times Soundcheck Festival concluded last night at Club Red with 14 kickass local acts. Day two emulated Friday's kickoff with a varied musical palate that included an injecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Win Tickets to New Times Soundcheck 2012

    It's almost here: New Times Soundcheck at Club Red is this weekend, featuring a roster of entirely local talent. Over two days you get The Love Me Nots, Father Figures (download an exclusive MP3 here), Jason Devore (of Authority Zero), Crusher Sound System, Mouse Powell, and many, many more. Ticke ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Weekend: Bobby BrandNew, Warsaw Poland Bros, Casey Jones, Tony Richie Tribute Show, and Calvin Harris

    Bobby BrandNew​Okay folks, start 'yer engines: It's looking to be a pretty good weekend for music in the Valley of the Sun. You've got a lot of choices to make. Do you want to take in the hippie-dippy good vibes of Citizen Cope? The anything goes, doom metal-to-psych punk Sundown Showdown fest ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Mouse Powell, Dengue Fever, They Might Be Giants, and More in This Week's Issue

    Mouse Powell​In this week's issue, we take a look at the rise of Phoenix rapper Mouse Powell. He's new on the scene, only releasing his debut full-length Where It's Cloudy late last November, but he's quickly made a mark on the scene. This weekend he brings his laidback, jazzy sound to Tempe T ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Phoenix New Times Soundcheck 2012

    Jason Devore of Authority Zero is going to be a busy dude for the next couple months. Not only is Authority Zero on tour with the Voodoo Glow Skulls, but the band is prepping the release of a new live album, Less Rhythm More Booze. The band is playing a special release gig at The Roxy Lounge on Mo ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Crusher Sound System, 2 Tone Lizard Kings, Vayen, Starlight Girls, and Igor & The Red Elvises This Weekend

    Pickster One, Scottie Does, and Dumperfoo don't unite as Crusher Sound System too often, but when they do, it's worth catching. I saw the trio back in April, and the mixture of Pickster's excellent song choices ("Rock With You") and the heavy live drums of Does were irresistible. The supergroup ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Mouse Powell on Where It's Cloudy and Brad B

    It's been a good year for Mouse Powell. The Tempe-based rapper's late-fall release Where It's Cloudy made big waves, landing on music editor Jason P. Woodbury's Top Local Releases of the year list, and Powell finished out the year performing with The Grouch and Eli. The record signs a deserved s ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Top 15 Local Releases of 2011: Jason P. Woodbury

    Andrew Jackson Jihad​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! Okay. I'm done. Spent. No more lists. The reissues list was hard. The show list was hard. The ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Miss DJ MJ on Mouse Powell, Ladylike, and Sluggo ft. HavocNdeeD

    Clockwise from top left: Miss DJ MJ, Mouse Powell, Ladylike, Sluggo​"I know hits when I hear them," Miss DJ MJ says, hanging out in the New Times office. I believe her. She's been on the air for ten years, working as music director at Power 98.3. She recently left the station, but not before ... More >>