Muse (Band)

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    September 26, 2014

    6 Best Concerts to See This Weekend

    Do you like music but hate overly large crowds? Is Tempe Beach Park your idea of hell? Do you hate everything you hear on AAA and alternative radio stations? Never fear. There are other things going on this weekend besides Summer Ends Music Festival, and we've got the six best alternatives right her ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    King Tuff Describes the Evil Colors of His New Songs

    Vermont's King Tuff might have synesthesia, (the neurological phenomenon which activates multiple senses at once i.e. 'smelling' words or 'hearing' colors), and not even know it. Speaking to SPIN, the King (real name: Kyle Thomas) described the grungy sounds on his latest album, Black Moon Spell, in ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Holiday In Cambodia: Dengue Fever Talks Ley Lines And Working With Jim Jarmusch

    With all this talk about Ebola hemorrhagic fever, perhaps we should think about something to take our minds off it, something like Dengue Fever. No, not the tropical mosquito-borne virus (that'd probably only increase hypochondriacal feelings), let's talk about the six-piece Los Angeles psychedelic ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Voodoo Glow Skulls Keep it All in the Family

    They say that family is the strongest bond and, when it comes to 25-year-old ska-punk veterans Voodoo Glow Skulls, a band which contains three brothers, the proof is in the pudding. "The plus side is that family can communicate like no one else can usually; the downside is that there is less of a ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Jesse Clegg Tours a Frat Party and Wonders When Americans Study

    Johannesburg, South Africa, is not immediately associated with rock music, at least in the United States. However, there is a 25-year-old rocker, born and raised in the African music scene, looking to change the way we view music in the African culture. Jesse Clegg is currently on his first North A ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    It's the weekend. Oh, yesh. We're pumped to bring your our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix this Weekend. See also: -Eight Must-See Concerts Over St. Patrick's Weekend in Metro Phoenix

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    March 8, 2013

    We Took Mystery Drugs and Saw Soft Moon

    Soft Moon @ Crescent Ballroom|3/7/13Funny what stray pills you can uncover in a fit of spring cleaning. This 20mg of Adderall. A dented Xanax bar. Where did all these Percocet come from? And what's this red-brown gelcap floating in my desk drawer? So down it goes. It could be anything. I don't tell ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013
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    December 11, 2012

    Five 2012 Albums for Enjoying The Apocalypse

    Let's face it, the Mayan Calendar thing is kind of silly, but I'm still obsessed with it because I often ruminate on The End. It's an important scenario to consider, no matter how unlikely, because it makes us ask the Big Questions and wonder how meaningful/meaningless our lives truly are. One of m ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    October 12, 2012

    We're Pretty Sure Muse Is the New Styx

    1999 was a weird year. That June, George W. Bush announced his candidacy for President, people were partying like it was the year in question, and a prevalent fear of the Y2K bug spread like Ebola fever. Muse also released their debut album, Showbiz, instantly drawing comparisons to their British co ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Pet Shop Boys' New Release Rivals Muse's Official 2012 Olympic Anthem

    Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. It's been 27 years since the release of the Pet Shop Boys first international hit, "West End Girls," but vocalist Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe continue to make syn ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Music Maker Workshops Battle of the Bands at Club Red, 5/6/12

    Music Maker Workshops Battle of the Bands Club Red Sunday, May 6, 2012 Pint-sized rockers of Ahwatukee's Music Maker Workshops dueled it out at the school's first battle of the bands of the year last night at Club Red in Tempe. The school takes kids between the ages of 8 and 17, and gives them the ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    The Kooks at Four More British Bands that Give Us Hope for a Second British Invasion

    'Ello America!​We here at Up On the Sun are a tad local-centric. We like it that way. We love our local bands and, when it comes to expanding our interests, typically American bands get the attention. But hey, you have to give credit where credit is due. There are plenty of bands infiltrating our ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Sun Ghost, Captain Squeegee on Ron Paul: Excerpts From Our Interview

    ​We've done a lot of coverage on the Rock the R3volution tour, from its announcement to almost inevitable collapse. The confluence of music and politics has always been interesting to me. Political art can be cringe-worthy ("boot up 'yer ass," anyone) or undeniably beautiful ("a change is gonna co ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Ten Protest Songs for the Occupy Phoenix and Occupy Wall Street Protesters

    Johnny Paycheck​The most common accusation of the Occupy protests has been that those gathered don't have one main voice; a streamlined, focused goal. It's a fair criticism, but it's a little difficult when you've been screwed over from every direction to pin down exactly what you want change.&nbs ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Five Movies Outshined By Their Soundtracks

    ​It's impossible to not hate almost everything about Twilight. The books changed what "vampire" means to an entire generation. Now, it's less about being an undead monster than it is about misunderstood hunks with sparkly pale skin. Then, the movies went on to solidify the idea that as long a ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Ellie Elmore, What Are You Listening To?

    Ellie Elmore: The interior designer and Zumba fitness instructor. Teaches at Diverse Elements Dance Studio in Phoenix Monday nights. For more information on her classes, go here.  When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Lately, 97.5-FM ha ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    The Ten Best Last Songs on an Album

    Time to party, then​According to Christian radio host/old-timey nutjob Harold Camping, the Rapture will occur this Saturday, May 21. On Saturday, all of Camping's followers -- an estimated 200 million -- will be taken into heaven as God's chosen people after earth is ravaged by a massive earthquak ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Top Ten Worst You Asked For It Songs

    You asked for It​By my estimations, I've been doing You Asked For It for over a year now -- just about 15 months. In that time, I have come across some really fresh, interesting new music from local, unsigned bands. Those albums have shown me that there is a very solid core of musicians in and aro ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Lollapalooza Unveils Lineup: Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse

    ​Lollapalooza has revealed an absolutely killer lineup for its 20th-anniversary show, according to Consequence of Sound.Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse are at the top of this summer's impressive bill. Other big names scheduled to perform include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circ ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Covela: Covela EP

    Covela​Artist: CovelaTitle: Covela EPBasics: Covela basics. I kid. Covela is described as having a "driven, melodic rock sound has been paralleled to Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Muse and The Killers." The comparisons to Paramore make plenty sense as the band plays rock music with a female lea ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Death Cab For Cutie to Stream New Music Video as They Shoot It

    ​The music video for Death Cab For Cutie's latest song "You Are A Tourist" is about to be made, but it won't be a typical music video shoot, according to Pitchfork.Death Cab has chosen to make a live stream available to allow their fans to watch the music video creation process as the video i ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    30-Second Samples of Every Track on the Strokes' Upcoming Album Now Available

    ​Thanks to 107.7 The End posting clips on SoundCloud, you can now sample all 10 tracks on the Strokes' upcoming album Angles in 30-second snippets, according to Consequence of Sound.The album hasn't leaked yet, but the Strokes made "You're So Right" available yesterday, making it the second song t ... 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 26, 2011

    BEP's Teams Up With Intel

    ​ of the Black Eyed Peas has been named the creative director of innovation, according to Billboard.He'll be giving input on the development of a variety of products made by Intel Corp. The head of marketing at Intel said that the company is trying to tie entertainment and technology toge ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Steven Tyler Rejected For Led Zeppelin Position

    ​Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has revealed that lead singer Steven Tyler was turned down after he auditioned to replace Robert Plant in Led Zeppelin, according to NME.However, Jimmy Page invited Tyler to make a record together, which Tyler declined. Why the hell would anyone turn down the chance ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Heather Mills Claims She Arranged Beatles Deal With iTunes

    ​Heather Mills may be the one to thank for getting the Beatles' music catalog up on iTunes, according to Consequence of Sound.Mills, Paul McCartney's ex-wife, claims she talked to Steve Jobs and organized the deal to finally get the digital Beatles albums onto iTunes.Also, she said she won't be go ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Static March: All At Once EP

    ​Artist: Static MarchTitle: All At Once, a six-song EP.Basics: Formerly known as Five High, this mellow Phoenix trio plays alternative/indie rock inspired by -- according to to the band -- Incubus, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie and Kings of Leon.Red flag!While the Kings may be personas non gratas with ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010
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    October 21, 2010
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    October 13, 2010

    Mostly Bears to Play October 15 at Yucca Tap Room

    ​How much you enjoy Tucson's Mostly Bears depends on how high your tolerance for shirtless press photos, warbling falsetto vocals and anthemic indie-prog is. If the idea of Muse barn-storming with The Mars Volta sounds like something you could get down to, by all means, catch the band when they ta ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Discographies on Twitter Summarizes a Band's Career in 140 Glorious Characters

    Couldn't have said it better myself​Last week, I brought you the brilliant Tumblr Album Tacos, and lives were forever changed. Yeah, I said it -- someone photoshopping tacos onto various album covers is a life-changing event.Well this week bears the fragrant fruit of Twitter Discographies --  ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella, Epic Super Hero Battle, Scottsdale Culinary Festival, and reWAX at Pussycat Lounge Over the Weekend

    ​Coachella Day 1: Vampire Weekend, La Roux, Imogen Heap, and The Specials Despite major difficulty actually getting in to Coachella this year, the 2010 festival launched on Friday, April 16 full of great performances and over-sized art installations. Check out shots from Ra Ra Riot, Imogen Hea ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    36 Cents And A Dream: Long Ride Home

    ​Band: 36 Cents And A DreamTitle: Long Ride HomeBasics: 36 Cents And A Dream are comprised of three former members of the band Low Cut. The fourth worked on the solo album for Gin Blossom Scott Johnson. This all sounds promising, in a way, if by "promising" you mean "boring, painfully Arizona-y, c ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Muse, Silversun Pickups, Elvis Costello, Owl City, Arizona BBQ Festival, and Zombie Ball Over the Weekend

    ​Muse and Silversun Pickups at US Airways Center You guys saw that, right? You watched the veils drop on the three towers revealing all three members of British arena rockers Muse as they ripped into "Uprising"? You saw them perched over 20 feet high on their respective stages, the lights shin ... More >>

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    April 11, 2010

    Muse and Silversun Pickups at US Airways Center: Minds Blown, Lives Changed

    You guys saw that, right? You watched the veils drop on the three towers revealing all three members of British arena rockers Muse as they ripped into "Uprising"? You saw them perched over 20 feet high on their respective stages, the lights shining bright on them as the crowd went absolutely bonkers ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    February 18, 2010

    The Grand Tour: Seven Car Pileup

    ​Welcome back to our continuing series The Grand Tour, a feature where takes you inside practice spaces, tour vans and seedy apartments occupied by Phoenix-area bands. This week we give you a look inside Seven Car Pileup's rehearsal space. If you'd like your band featured, tweet @PHXm ... 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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    November 23, 2009

    Muse "Confirmed" to Headline Coachella

    These sharp-dressed young lads have been confirmed to play Coachella, as per Consequence of Sound's information​It's not even 2010 yet and we seem to have a headliner set for the 2010 version of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The festival -- which will run the weekend of April 16- ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    New Moon Soundtrack Hits the Interwebs

    The New Moon Soundtrack features contributions from Grizzly Bear, Muse, Thom Yorke and Death Cab For Cutie​All of the sudden, the soundtrack for the newest movie in the Twilight Saga, New Moon,  turned into an indie rock/hipster collective. Jump-started by the Death Cab For Cutie single "Equi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Glenn Beck Lies About Muse, iPhone Only Album, FTC Disclosure and Music Blogs

    NME: First iPhone-only album to be released by Kids On DSP - videoElectric Mustache: mp3: Vampire Weekend - "Horchata"Idolator: If Your Mother Says "Here, I Got You Something Autographed By Ian Curtis," Check It OutIdolator: How Will Music Blogs Deal With The FTC's New Disclosure Guidelines?NME: Gl ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    What To Make Of These New Muse Tracks

    New Muse songs -- all the rage or just another excuse to bitch about them? You be the judge​Muse, everyone's favorite British rock band to love/super-safe pick as favorite band, have recently released two new tracks from their upcoming album The Resistance to a great fervor. People fawned ove ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    You Asked For It: Sketching in Stereo

    Submissions to our weekly You Asked For It local CD review column come in all kinds of packaging. We've received everything from CDRs with the title scrawled on the disc in barely-legible Sharpie to thoughtful, handwritten notes with handmade custom art. We've never had anything quite as polished as ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    Southern Beardo

    Chase Pagan pieces parts into stirring songs

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    April 25, 2008

    Standard Rock Fare: Downward Dog at Joe’s Grotto on Thursday, April 24

    When I first pulled into the parking lot of Joe’s Grotto and saw only six cars sitting there, I thought to myself, “Maybe this show will be like the Ramones’ first gig – where there were only like, five people in the audience, but it was an historic event.” I’m here to see local rock ba ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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    November 25, 2004

    Hang the DJ!

    'Cuz there's Panic! on the streets of Scottsdale

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