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Nirvana (Band)

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    July 18, 2014

    7 Best Shows to See This Weekend

    In summertime, when we put together this list of best shows to see in Phoenix on any given weekend, we don't have very many options. It can be slim pickings for live music around here when it hits triple digits. Not this week. There are more concerts than you could possibly hope to see this weekend, ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves: I Really Only Care About What Women Think

    Blag Dahlia (birth name: Paul Cafaro) of the Dwarves is looking for women to come to their July 17 show at Yucca Tap Room with the Queers, Masked Intruder, and the Atom Age buck-naked and ready for fun. He knows it gets hot in Phoenix, so "Why not be comfortable?" according to Blag. If the Dwarves s ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    Limp Bizkit - Marquee Theatre - 5/26/2013

    Limp BizkitMarquee Theatre (view the full slideshow.)May 26, 2013 There were plenty of terrible covers, outfits, and just an overall lack of effort as rap-rockers Limp Bizkit did their best to relive the '90s Sunday night at the Marquee Theatre. The band hit the stage to begin its 90-minute set and ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Property Wars' Doug Hopkins, What Are You Listening To?

    Doug Hopkins Hopkins is the star of the Discovery Channel show, Property Wars. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Definitely Howard Stern. If I am not listening to Stern, I'm usually listening to KTAR or s ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Dave Grohl's Sound City Documentary Is Coming to FilmBar in Phoenix

    Maybe you're a Foo Fighters fan and maybe you're not, but it's impossible to deny that frontman Dave Grohl knows how to milk the "famous rockstar" thing. He plays on records with his friends, teams up with his idols, and drums every now and then just to remind everyone that he's really, really good ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Coachella's "Bloom" Video: WTF Does it Mean?

    Yesterday afternoon, the home page of the Coachella website changed to a video called "Bloom," which shows plants and art exhibits sprouting from the ground. Some look pretty creepy--did those worm/slug things 30 seconds into the video really just form a structure? At least the rest are fairly cute ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 25, 2012

    Jane's Addiction, Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair, 10/24/12

    Jane's Addiction @ Veteran's Memorial Coliseum|10/25/12I have a confession to make. I've never taken Jane's Addiction all that seriously. I think it's largely due to guitarist and modern-rock caricature Dave Navarro. His dedication to choosing mascara over shirts remains laughable. But you'd have ... More >>

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    September 29, 2012

    Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem, and Hot Water Music at Mesa Amphitheatre, 9/28/12

    Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem, and Hot Water Music @ Mesa Amphitheatre, 9/28/12Punk fans really couldn't have asked for a better line up last night. As Tim McIlrath stated in our interview, it was a dream team of sorts, with punk vets Hot Water Music kicking things off, The Gaslight Anthem perfo ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel: Is the Underground Rising to the Mainstream?

    You've got a lot of reading to do, guys: snuggled tightly in this week's massive Best of Phoenix 2012 issue is a regular issue of Phoenix New Times. In anticipation of the busiest musical weekend of the year, you'll find pieces about KUPD's two-day metal festival Desert Uprising, EDM waterpark party ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Marnie Wong, What Are You Listening To?

    Marnie Wong Wong is the co-owner and trainer at Boot Camp Babes, a fitness program for women. Find out more information at www.BootCampBabes.com. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I'm totally digging Spotify right now. I'm all over ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Does Baroness' Yellow and Green Sound Like Nickelback?

    Hell hath no fury like metal fans "scorned." On July, 17, Savannah, Georgia, Baroness released its anticipated double record, Yellow and Green. Embraced by the kind of people who often ignore metal and backhandedly complimented as a "thinking man's metal band," Baroness' string of recordings -- F ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Jen Deveroux, What Are You Listening To?

    Jen Deveroux The local party promoter invites you to Sharks and Minnows Saturday, June 30, at the Phoenix Place Hotel and Suites at 2 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I don't listen to the radio. What's the first album ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Throwback Thursday: TLC

    Tupac's hologram appearance at Coachella sparked all sorts of buzz, from the Hologram Tupac Twitter to the exclusive all-hologram Coachella line-up. And sure, it would be pretty rad to see Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, and Bob Marley & the Wailers on the same bill, but Golden ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Take Cover: The Necronauts Cover Nirvana

    This month's Cover the Crescent is drug-themed thanks to 4-20. The Love Me Nots are covering The Doors (check out their version of "Soul Kitchen" here) and The Necronauts decided to take on Nirvana. "I've known these guys [The Necronauts] for a while, and I think that's one of the first bands we t ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Weekend: Where's the Band, The Expendables, The Shop, Sluggo, and The Noodles

    It's official, folks: Emo is cool again. Don't believe me? Listen to "Fall In," the third track on the highly buzzed about Attack On Memory from Cloud Nothings. The song is straight out of the late '90s/early 'aughts emo playbook: Strained vocals, frantic drums, and the kind of guitar tone that defi ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Top Cover Songs of 2011

    Charles Bradley​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a look at 2011's best videos. Enjoy! The idea of The Beatles, The Pixies, Tom Waits, and Elton John sh ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Top 5 Shows to Catch This Weekend: Bob Seger, Packrat, Blues Christmas Eve, Z-Trip, Valley Fever (And Jimmy Eat Word)

    ​You excited to see hometown heroes Jimmy Eat World on the night before the night before Christmas?Well you better have grabbed tickets quick, because the Wooden Blue Records Reunion Show, featuring a classic Phoenix lineup of Haskel, Aquanaut Drinks Coffee, Halema'uma'a, and Jimmy Eat World, is o ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Top Five Concerts For This Weekend: Decapitated, Garage Shock, Bleached, Desert Dementia, and Liam Finn

    ​This weekend is looking pretty packed. In addition to the New Times Best of Phoenix A'Fare, there's a ton happening around the Valley, including shows from Tim Minchin, the Red Light Disco party, Avenged Sevenfold, New Found Glory, Star Slinger, Wayne Static, and more. Oh, and that giant music fe ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    August 2, 2011

    Archers of Loaf: Icky Mettle (Remastered)

    Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle​It's a rather, let's say, quaint day for new releases, so that's why I've decided to go ahead and take a look at the reissue of the influential 1993 Archers of Loaf debut album Icky Mettle. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina band played their first show in 13 years this ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    The Kooks Attribute Inspiration for New Album to Cocaine Use

    ​The Kooks' frontman Luke Pritchard has revealed that at least a portion of the band's upcoming third album, Junk of the Heart, was inspired by cocaine use, according to NME."I was getting a bit rampant generally," Pritchard told the Daily Star in a recent interview. "I slowly realized I was going ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    June 13, 2011

    Foo Fighters Bring the Battle to US Airways Center in October

    Foo Fighters​Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you? I hope not, but just in case someone is, there's good news on the horizon. Just after 7 a.m. this morning, X 103.9 announced The Foo Fighters are coming to town, on October 16 at US Airways Center. I can't really ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 2, 2011

    Q&A: Toby Keith Reacts to the Death of Osama Bin Laden

    Toby Keith​Two pretty big events have happened in recent hours -- events that will forever change the course of American history. First off, the obvious -- it was confirmed late last night that Osama Bin Laden was killed by close-range firefight by Navy Seals. Secondly, and maybe just as important ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    The Voice: Reality TV's Best Singing Competition Yet

    NBC​NBC aired the premiere of The Voice on Tuesday night, and it sure was both honest and intriguing.The Voice, which is hosted by former TRL dreamboat Carson Daly, involves four judges: Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton. The judges, who serve as ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011
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    February 11, 2011

    Michelle Edwards, What Are You Listening To?

    Michelle Edwards​Michelle Edwards The local improviser performs with Dangerville at 7 Minutes in Love on Saturday, February 12 at Space 55 at 9 p.m., immediately followed by Dangerville in the Cagematch improv competition, also at Space 55. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    DJ Rolemodel Talks Roy Orbison, Pussycat Lounge, Kanye West, Little Boots, and More

    DJ Rolemodel​Name: Randell Carlton Green AKA: DJ Rolemodel Current club nights: Tuesdays at ACME, Fridays at Smashboxx, Saturdays at American Junkie. Genres spun: You name it and I have it. Origin story: Started off as a radio DJ while in college. I was actually fired for playing "Rape Me" by ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010
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    September 9, 2010
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    August 19, 2010
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    August 19, 2010
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    August 12, 2010
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    May 13, 2010

    Male Bonding: Nothing Hurts

    ​Artist: Male BondingTitle: Nothing HurtsRelease date: May 11Label: Sub PopRemember all the buzz about Wavves last year? I thought they were just okay. Hopefully, their next record (slated for release this year) will be better. In the meantime, I'll be listening to the new record by Male Bonding, ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Best Depressed

    Xiu Xiu and anthems of self-loathing

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    January 7, 2010
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    January 7, 2010
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    December 30, 2009

    Top 10 Albums of 2009: Mike R. Meyer

    Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Mike R. Meyer, a New Times contributor, wannabe musician, video game en ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Shonen Knife at Plush in Tucson

    Jonathan McNamaraNaoko Yamano of Shonen Knife​Here at Up on the Sun, we're constantly shaking our fists in frustration watching band after band head to Tucson and pass us by. Last night, we rebelled. If Tucson's going to take our bands, we're going to take Tucson! At least that was the sentime ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Dookie and the Peak of Profitable Cheap Plastic, Not Music or Culture

    One of the things I like most about New Times Music Editor Martin Cizmar is disagreeing with him. We've had some fun arguments and discussions on music, culture, the role of the press and even Eazy E. Which is why I felt compelled to write this post completely and unequivocally disagreeing with his ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Rolling Stoners

    Bone Thugs, Cypress Hill alums offer toke-friendly grooves

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    June 4, 2009
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    February 5, 2009

    Green Day's Dookie -- 15 Years Later

    On this week 15 years ago, East Bay punk stalwarts Green Day released their career-defining album, Dookie. Yeah, I said career-defining. Say what you will about American Idiot and what it did for the band (skyrocketing them into mega-stardom), but Green Day wouldn't even have had a chance to record ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Pitchfork Stays Sub-Par and Pretentious with New "Greatest Songs" Guide

    The horde of amateur music critics at Pitchfork Media has just crapped out a tome titled The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present (Fireside). The book purports to present "edifying essays" about the greatest 500 songs of the past thirty years and "all-new reviews" ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007
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    August 30, 2007

    Smells Like Teenybopper Spirit

    Pop/punk band is naturally deodorized

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    November 21, 2006

    Annals of Mediocrity

    Niki Kwik Poorly written, silly-ass press releases are one of the humorous perks of this job; the flipside is when you have to actually listen to the CDs that they come with. Exhibit A: local female-fronted trio Niki Kwik's upcoming EP, No Need to Apologize. Here's a couple excerpts from the one-sh ... More >>

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    April 27, 2000

    From Mohawks To Mullets

    Images from 25 years of Phoenix music

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