Nicole Laurenne

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    May 8, 2014

    10 Tips for Dating a Musician

    Ah, musicians. They're a special breed. They find emotional releases in writing melodies, they turn their personal lives into song lyrics, and they have to try to make relationships work despite groupie onslaughts and the airing out of their dirty laundry on stage. The things that make them attract ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    When people ask what kind of music I like, I'm tempted to say "Good music." I understand the need for musical terminology, but there's really too much good stuff to limit what you listen to. It's a lesson Zero Zero teaches well. Nicole Laurenne and Michael Johnny Walker have the garage rock thing lo ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Club Candids Checks Out the Ultra-Groovy Tempe Art A Gogh-Gogh at The Sail Inn

    If there's one thing that The Sail Inn is famous for -- besides its granola-friendly jam band sessions and ultra-irie reggae fest on Sundays -- its putting on enormous musical repasts featuring hordes of local bands, DJs, and musicians. The venerated Tempe is built for such smorgasbords of acts and ... More >>

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    December 29, 2012

    Top Five New Years Eve Parties in Metro Phoenix

    If it ain't one apocalypse, it's another, right? First December 21 rolls on by with nary an earthquake or a giant dragon emerging from the sky and burning us all to death with his flaming volcano mouth, and now we're perched on the edge of the dreaded fiscal cliff. But chances are things will proba ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    The Top 10 Phoenix Albums of 2012

    Ladies and gentleman, here are our 10 picks for our favorite Phoenix albums of 2012. Enjoy! See also: -13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear in 2013 -Jason P. Woodbury's 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 -Top 10 Reissues and Compilations of 2012 -Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Phoenix -That Was 2012 Wr ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Zero Zero Wishes You A Merry Christmas

    Christmas can be stressful for some--just look at all of the fights that break out on Black Friday. The holiday shouldn't be ugly, it should be a time to celebrate with your closest friends and family. Zero Zero doesn't have this problem, in fact, members of the electro-fuzz group look forward to t ... More >>

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    December 1, 2012

    Gospel Claws, Crescent Ballroom, 11/30/12

    Gospel Claws, Sleep Money, Vial of Sound, Knesset, Zero Zero, Me Vale Madre @ Crescent Ballroom Leave it to Crescent Ballroom to have such a fantastic representation of local acts here in metropolitan Phoenix. Last night may have been an LP release party for Gospel Claws, but the lineup (including ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    October 9, 2012

    Five Bands to Catch at Apache Lake Music Festival

    Apache Lake Music Festival has grown leaps and bounds since its launch in 2010. The festival now spans three days and features nearly twice as many bands as last year's installment, Arizona's beloved local music fest has continued to expand in size and scope in no time at all. See also: Phoenix Mus ... More >>

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    October 6, 2012

    Zero Zero, Rogue Bar, 10/5/12

    Zero Zero Album Release Party @ Rogue Bar | 10/5/12As you might notice by the timing of this posting, I come from that age-old school of being fashionably late. (I try to limit these things to social gatherings, dinner dates and house parties, but every so often the habit bleeds over into work.) I'v ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Up on the Sun: The Podcast ft. Zero Zero/The Love Me Nots

    See also: The Love Me Nots' Nicole Laurenne on New Album, New/Old Drummer and Beating Breast Cancer Nicole Laurenne likes a challenge. Not only does she juggle life as a judge and the Farfisa-shredding front-woman of The Love Me Nots, but she beat breast cancer. So while the idea of putting your ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Take Cover: The Love Me Nots Cover "Soul Kitchen" by The Doors

    See also: Fatigo Covers Depeche Mode The Love Me Nots' Nicole Laurenne and Michael Johnny Walker have been married for four years, but if it wasn't for The Doors, they may have never met. "That song ["Soul Kitchen"], my old band used to cover it," says Laureene. "We used to do the X version of i ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    The Serene Dominic Show Version: The Love Me Nots

    You are one paycheck away from being homeless. Me likewise. Our tomorrows hang on tinder hooks but The Love Me Nots' future in this business of show is for certain. Why? Because no one else can do what they do when they do what they do it to you, that's why? I'm paraphrasing of course. No one work ... More >>

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    December 10, 2011

    X at Club Red, 12/9/11

    Photos by Melissa FossumExene Cervenka of X​ X Club Red Friday, December 9 For more photos, click here. Eight overlapping bands in four hours. Last night's X show felt more like a music festival than a Friday night concert. Eager fans bounced back and forth between Club Red and Red Owl to s ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    David Hilker, What Are You Listening To?

    David Hilker at Rhythm Room, with Fervor Records band Super Stereo playing​David HilkerHilker is the CEO of Fervor Records.  When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KWSS, of course. What's the first album you bought?  ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    June 30, 2011

    The Eight Best Local Records of 2011 (So Far)

    ​July is almost upon us, which means we're more than halfway through 2011. It's already been a busy year for local music, with dozens of Valley bands releasing new albums, playing local shows, and heading out on tour. We've picked eight of our favorite local albums released so far in 2011. It w ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Of Montreal, Love Me Nots, Bret Michaels, King of Tranny, and My Friend Jason's Beach House Rave Over the Weekend

    ​My Friend Jason's Beach House at Madison Event Center It was Friday the 13th this past weekend, which means it was the perfect time for the annual Jason Vorhees-themed dance party put on by local rave promoter Clix Bag of Trix. This year's edition had a bit of a beach party twist as hockey ma ... More >>

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    May 15, 2011

    The Love Me Nots The Demon & the Devotee Release Show Last Night at Yucca Tap Room

    Jonathan McNamara The Love Me Nots​ It's been a wild year for The Love Me Nots. Not only did the band take time off for lead singer/organist Nicole Laurenne to beat breast cancer -- which she has, we're happy to report --but the band has reunited with original drummer Jay Lien, and recorded a new ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    The Love Me Nots' Nicole Laurenne on New Album, New/Old Drummer and Beating Breast Cancer

    Jason GarciaThe Love Me Nots​If you're looking for an example of the old platitude that "attitude is everything," you could do a lot worse than Love Me Nots vocalist/organist Nicole Laurenne. Less than a year removed from a breast cancer scare that forced the band into a five-month hiatus, Laurenn ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    May 13 In Blogs: Corky Gonzales, Summer Diets, The Love Me Nots, Barrio Cafe, and the ASU Undie Run

    ​​​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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    December 30, 2010
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    December 28, 2010

    The Love Me Nots - Move In Tight

    ​Song: The Love Me Nots, "Move In Tight"Context: The Love Me Nots are back playing shows after singer Nicole Laurenne beat a recent cancer scare. They'll be at Yucca Tap Room on New Year's Eve. Oh, and a familiar face -- original drummer Jay Lien, who left the band in 2008 and moved to New York -- ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Update on Love Me Nots Singer Nicole Laurenne's Battle with Cancer

    ​There's just about an hour left in a charity auction of a limited edition red and black 12" of The Love Me Nots most recent record on May Cause Dizziness Records.Proceeds go to The Susan Komen Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.Why? Well, in case you missed the news, LMN singer ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Love Me Nots Cancel Shows For Rest of 2010 After Singer Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

    Nicole Laurenne​The Love Me Nots have scrapped all remaining 2010 tour dates after singer Nicole Laurenne was diagnosed with breast cancer. The problem turned up during a routine exam and the prognosis is good after surgery, says a press release from the band's label.While concerts have been cance ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Flier of the Week: The Love Me Nots at Martini Ranch

    ​Anyone who's ever loved someone and not had it returned knows it sucks. "I love you not" is just not something you want to hear. Which is why this poster for The Love Me Nots' show this Friday, June 18 at Martini Ranch is so impactful. The woman just ripped the guy's heart straig ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    The Love Me Nots in Europe: The Hilarious Google-Translated Version

    http://happy-few.tumblr.comA fan photo from the Love Me Nots European tour.​How is The Love Me Nots tour of Europe going? Pretty well, at least according to the foreign language reviews we're reading with the help of Google Translate.Now, honestly, it's sorta hard to tell just how professional the ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    March 2, 2010

    The Love Me Nots Selling Their Outfits On E-Bay

    You could own this stylish ensemble, thanks to eBay.​The Love Me Nots are cleaning out their closets with the help of eBay. The stylish retro-rock foursome is running a whole host of eBay auctions for pieces of their on-stage attire, including these banging orange vinyl go-go boots (and matching d ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Idiotarod, Love Me Nots, Jersey Shore, and More

    Jillian SloanSome of the participants in last year's Idiotarod in downtown Phoenix.​The security guards at the Safeway at Seventh Street and McDowell Road better be on high alert today. Ditto for the one's at Fry's, Trader Joe's, or any other grocery store in the CenPho area. Por que? Because t ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Labor of Love

    Local garage rockers on verge of tipping point

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    January 1, 2010

    The Love Me Nots Welcome 2010 In Raucous Fashion At The Yucca Tap

    Benjamin LeathermanThe Love Me Nots perform at the Yucca Tap Room on New Year's Eve.​So how did your New Year's Eve go last night? While I'm guessing it involved plenty of off-the-chain and alcohol-fueled action, it probably pales in comparison to the crowded and cacophonous celebration put on by ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 9, 2009

    The Love Me Nots: Big In France

    ​The French version of Rolling Stone magazine cannot get enough of Phoenix's own Love Me Nots. The mag ran a massive feature on the garage rock band in this month's issue, which you can read in translated form on the jump. The mag seems to relish comparing the band's sound to earlier acts, like th ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009