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    November 13, 2013

    One Direction's "Story Of My Life": Why This Song Sucks

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: One Direction's "Story Of My Life" History: A long time ago there were barber shop quartets and then after that the New Kids On The Block, and more recently five UK du ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    10 Must-See Bands at Apache Lake Music Festival

    Over the last few years Apache Lake Music Festival has made the just-barely-perceptible leap from curiosity to institution, and it's easy to see why; like most institutions, the core of it is a really simple idea done well: What if you could see a bunch of local bands in a novel, secularly fun setti ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013
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    June 18, 2013

    Desert Sky Pavilion Is Now Ak-Chin Pavilion, Still Has Ke$ha and Pitbull Tomorrow

    The venue intermittently known as Desert Sky Pavilion has seen a number of sponsors come and go since opening more than 20 years ago, so let's hope this one sticks: Out with Cricket and Blockbuster and Ashley Furniture HomeStore, in with Ak-Chin Pavilion, named for and sponsored by the Ak-Chin India ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Mumford and Sons - Desert Sky Pavilion - 6/5/2013

    Mumford and Sons (See the complete slideshow here)Desert Sky PavilionJune 5, 2013 Love 'em or hate 'em, Mumford and Sons' popularity continues to grow. Last night's sold-out show at Desert Sky Pavilion puts the band in a league with some of the Valley's other huge indie shows from previous years--b ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Why Mumford & Sons Deserves The Backlash

    [We're not sure a seemingly uncontroversial band has ever generated as much controversy as Mumford and Sons have in their brief stint as folky chart-toppers. To celebrate their show tonight at Desert Sky Pavilion, I asked representatives from both sides of the (surprisingly heated) Mumford & Sons de ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Five Reasons Mumford & Sons Doesn't Deserve The Backlash

    [We're not sure a seemingly uncontroversial band has ever generated as much controversy as Mumford and Sons have in their brief stint as folky chart-toppers. To celebrate their show tonight at Desert Sky Pavilion, we looked for voices from both sides of the (surprisingly heated) Mumford & Sons debat ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    If you're looking for proof that yesterday's indie sound is today's mainstream sound, you could do worse than examining the record sales of Imagine Dragons and Mumford & Sons, two enormously successful rock acts that spend most of their time blurring what was already a pretty blurry line. If you'r ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    The Knife's Shaking the Habitual Manifesto Is Now On RapGenius For You To Decipher

    Last week, Swedish experimental pop duo The Knife released a deeply flummoxing and obfuscated (confusing) manifesto to promote their upcoming album, Shaking the Habitual. Now, someone cool* has uploaded the whole thing to RapGenius, a website that originally was meant for deciphering hip-hop lyrics ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Sad You Aren't at SXSW? Here's What You Could Be Missing...

    Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Grammy Awards 2013: Katy Clowns Bon Iver, Miguel Shows How It's Done, and Taylor Swift Dissed Her Ex

    The Grammys are a huge night for music fans. While we tend to shake our head and wonder how some of these artists won (ie. "Album of the Year"), it's entertaining to watch the live performances and keep fingers crossed for our favorite artists. fun. won big last night, sweeping up the "Song of the Y ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    December 26, 2012

    Americana Act The Senators Ain't Living In The Past

    As 2012 draws to a close, we'll be looking forward to the 2013 and spotlighting 13 Phoenix bands that will be making a mark on the Southwest throughout the new year. Jason P. Woodbury brings this update regarding Americana outfit The Senators, whose rustic sound is picking up steam. In case you hav ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Now That's What I Call Good News!: Now! Music Series To Give Up The Ghost

    Not all signs of the record biz's struggle for life are depressing. Thanks to EMI's $1.9 billion merger with Universal Music Group, a few things will get shaken up, including a chance the wretched informercial sludge Now That's What I Call Music! series will be put six feet under.

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    March 7, 2012

    Vinyl Station Makes a Living With Former Gin Blossom and Shows With Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World

    The life of a gigging band is pretty rough: Tempe-based alt-rockers Vinyl Station play eight gigs a week to make ends meet, populating Valley bars like the Rogue, Rosie McCaffery's, and Kazimierz Wine Bar with their original tunes and alternative covers. On Sunday, March 25 the band is scheduled t ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    KWSS Looks to Kickstart Fan Base With Billboard Fundraiser

    ​After the hubbub surrounding X1039's alternative demise and the subsequent '80s takeover of what is now dubbed MY103.9, it left one alternative rock station on the dial: KWSS 106.7 FM. Indie and local music fanatics -- New Times included -- speculated that the departure of X103.9 could lead to ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums of the Year

    ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Contrary to popular belief, CD's and vinyl are moving off of music store shelves just fine. According to a report in the Washing ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    August 4, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    The Raconteurs Are Back!

    Now that he's got all that hilarious and awesome palling around with Stephen Colbert, out of his system, Jack White is getting back to business. The Raconteurs, arguably the dude's main gig now that The White Stripes have called it quits, are back, according to Consequence of Sound.The Raconteurs ha ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 28, 2011
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    April 24, 2011

    Railroad Revival Tour in Tempe Last Night

    Maria VassettOld Crow Medicine Show's fiddler performs at the Railroad Revival Tour in Tempe.​Railroad Revival TourTrain tracks at S. Farmer Ave. and W. 5th St.Saturday, April 23, 2011Aside from some setup issues on this leg of the tour, the Railroad Revival tour is a truly great concept that, onc ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 5, 2011

    Railroad Revival Tour Abandons Chandler for Tempe (Why? 100,000 Possible Reasons)

    Mumford & Sons would not like you to get your next haircut off of a scalper when they can sell you one.​Chandler's Arizona Railway Museum is apparently not equipped to handle the Railroad Revival Tour that will bring Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Sh ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    HOAX ALERT: Foo Fighters Not Appearing in Chandler This Sunday

    ​First there was word about Mumford & Sons playing at the upcoming Canned Beer Festival, and now there are rumors spreading about the Foo Fighters. This week seems to be full of false local rumors about awesome musical performances in Chandler, which is both disappointing and quite a shame.Tow ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Mumford & Sons and Dirty Heads to Play Canned Beer Festival in Chandler [UPDATE: Not Really]

    ​UPDATE: The event's site has been updated to list only one band, Royal Crown Revue. This hoax bill really was up there before complete with set times -- see a screenshot. Frankly, we're only a little surprised given this particular promoter's track-record. SanTan Brewing is taking the beer festi ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our March 10 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Are The Refreshments really playing South By Southwest as reported?Which Strokes side project is the best to com ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    March 9 In Blogs: Jan Brewer, Forever 21, Mumford & Sons, Big Earl's BBQ, and Scott Bundgaard

    ​​​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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    March 7, 2011

    Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and Old Crow Medicine Show Steam Through Chandler in April on 'Railroad Revival Tour'; Tix on Sale March 9

    ​British retro-folk revivalists Mumford & Sons have made it no secret they yearn for a bygone era when electricity was something to be marveled at and a man's facial hair could be as intricate as the handwriting in the letters he receives fortnightly from his dear sweet love.So it's not enough ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    The Low Anthem, "Champion Angel"

    ​Song: The Low Anthem, "Champion Angel"Context: It's a folk explosion today as Mumford & Sons and The Low Anthem announce shows in the Valley of the Sun. Mumford's show will be a totally unique event -- they're traveling by train to Chandler -- but The Low Anthem's show at Ice House on May 7 s ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    The Strokes Album Was Delayed Due To Casablancas' Differences

    ​The Strokes' experiences while recording their upcoming album Angles wasn't so happy-go-lucky throughout the entire process, according to NME.There was plenty of resentment amongst the band members. Things got better after they moved to a new location to complete the recording process, but until ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    A Recap of the 2011 Grammy Awards: A Quick, Easy Guide to What Happened

    Dan MacMedan, USA TodayNicki Minaj, doing what she does best: always trying to get attention.​The 2011 Grammy Awards kept things classy this year: There wasn't even a single mention of Ke$ha during the entire show!Good job, Grammy people! Thanks for taking out the trash this year. Aside from the l ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Official Lineup Announced

    ​In perfect Girl Talk fashion, the good people of Goldenvoice set up a surprise late night release of Coachella's overwhelmingly impressive lineup.Many of Michael Lopez's lineup predictions were spot on. The Strokes made the cut, as did Duran Duran, although on a different day than what Billboard ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Duran Duran, The Strokes Tapped For Coachella; Official Lineup Coming Soon UPDATE

    ​Coachella's official lineup should be announced very, very soon -- lest anyone forget that this week is usually when the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival makes it big announcement.In lieu of the entire festival lineup, a few acts have already been confirmed for the festival's 2011 editi ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    What's Selling Faceoff: Stinkweeds vs. the Zia Records chain

    ​What's Selling is now a battle of the best, a local music duel of sorts. Stinkweeds and Zia are going head to head with indie versus hard rock, rap and hip-hop.Which of two record stores had the best compilation of top 10 albums this week?

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    November 2, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Chandler

    ​Tennessee pop rockers Kings of Leon were what people wanted most this week at Zia Records Chandler.Indie hipsters Steel Train's self-titled album from earlier this year was a hot item. The album Lil Wayne wrote from prison was in pretty high demand as well. The latest release from the hardcore sc ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne to be the Dear Abby of Rolling Stone

    ​What publication in their right mind recruits Ozzy Osbourne to dish out advice to readers? Rolling Stone, that's who. According to Beat Crave, the Prince of Darkness is getting a health advice column in RS.He has already written a response to Adam in Brooklyn, some schmuck who isn't putting two a ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    The Fall Frontman Got Feisty at Electric Picnic Festival

    ​The Fall's frontman Mark E. Smith allegedly threw a bottle at Mumford & Sons at a festival in Dublin last month, according to NME.Way to get aggressive, Mark. And for what? It turns out he simply didn't like the way Mumford & Sons played during their sound check. Smith also reportedly cal ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Music and Movies

    ​Bring in Le Noise, bring in da funk.Neil Young stole the top spot on the chart this week at Hoodlums Music and Movies.Guitar king Eric Clapton also made the list with his latest album, as did classic rocker Robert Plant with his most recent release. English indie pop band Mumford & Sons slipp ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Chandler

    ​Music lovers at Zia Records Chandler demanded darkness this week.Stone Sour came out on top with their new album. Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed's albums were also near the top of the list, signifying that locals are getting excited about this weekend's Rockstar Uproar Tour and Arizona Fall Fren ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Music and Movies

    ​Hoodlums has been the indie-rock home for ASU kids for many years. This week, the kids are branching out a little bit. While there are no great surprises in Hoodlums' top 10 list of bestsellers, classic rocker Tom Petty comes in at number one, and the Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, and Devo all m ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    June 3, 2010
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    June 3, 2010

    Insane Juggalos, 50 Cent, and More in This Week's Issue

    Insane Clown Posse​This week's music feature traces the sociological lineage of Juggalos -- the bizarre, and cultish fans of Insane Clown Posse. Craig Outhier gives ethnomusicologists a head start by pointing out some of the defining characteristics of the Juggalos, and exactly from where their tr ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    What's Spinning: Radio Phoenix

    Mumford & Sons.​Just because a radio station is labeled as a "community" station doesn't mean it's lacking coolness or in street cred.In fact, Radio Phoenix's top ten for the week are all indie rock favs at the moment, with the down-home rootsy folk stylings of Mumford & Sons coming out on ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    What's Spinning: Radio Phoenix

    Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox​New Times singled Radio Phoenix out in our annual Best Of Phoenix issue as the "Best Online Music Station That Should Be a Radio Station."Actually, in addition to being too-indie-for-the-airwaves the station spins a few things that aren't even topping the charts at the ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Madonna and Other New Releases

    ​Of course, everyone knows Madonna as the middle-ager who keeps managing to re-invent herself. Part of how she's done that is by working with contemporary artists, such as Justin Timberlake, to create a relevant, ever-evolving sound.Today, the Queen of Pop releases Revolver (Mixes), an EP with eig ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Sasquatch Announces 2010 Lineup

    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 >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Announced: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Weezer, Stevie Wonder and More

    ​Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival has announced a full line-up for this June. No real surprises here: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, and the Flaming Lips are the top of the pile.The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, ... More >>

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