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Paramore (Band)

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    August 11, 2014

    Fall Out Boy and Paramore - Ak-Chin Pavilion - 8/8/2014

    The Monumentour was an apt name for bringing together pop-punk behemoths Paramore and Fall Out Boy for a mega-co-headlining concert. The veteran bands, both more than 10 years old, showed off their greatest hits for an audience who had mostly grown up with them at Friday's Ak-Chin Pavilion show. Co ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    Paramore Has Staying Power and There's Nothing You Can Do About It

    A ghost from my high school years visited me this week. It spoke to me over the radio on a sudden trip home, blasting from tinny speakers in a random storefront. Staying purposefully out of touch with Top 20 radio, especially the songs that get spun in my hometown, I was shocked to hear what I hea ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014
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    August 30, 2013

    5 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance Was a Good Thing

    Miley Cyrus keeps breaking records. This week, her polarizing, bizarre, what-drugs-is-she-on? performance at the MTV Video Music Awards caused a Twitter avalanche, inspiring more than 300,000 Tweets per minute and upsetting the slightly classier Beyonce as the title holder of most Tweets in a minute ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013
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    July 15, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    You missed your chance, over the weekend, to indulge in some multi-band '60s nostalgia, but Monday night Crescent Ballroom will make up for it by allowing you to resurrect old arguments about whether remaking "Pretty in Pink" was a bad idea (and then, inevitably, whether the end of Pretty in Pink wa ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    I Saw Fall Out Boy Live Right Before They Got Huge

    I saw Fall Out Boy right before they got super popular and seemingly unavoidable--the last time they played the Marquee Theatre for an intentionally Intimate show. If my Google skills are correct, it was with New Found Glory at Marquee Theatre in 2007. What's even stranger is that the band performed ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Paramore - Comerica Theatre - April 29, 2013

    ParamoreComerica TheatreApril 29, 2013 After losing two founding members, Paramore made a show of their new self-confidence last night at Comerica Theatre, standing in front of a giant backdrop displaying nothing but three marks. It's been almost three years since Paramore last hit up the Valley, b ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Normally we showcase five interesting shows in Phoenix each week in this space. This week, Prince is playing four shows. It is, therefore, with the public interest in mind that we condense all four of those shows down to one White-Dwarf-dense ball of concert-recommendation. That and more after the ... More >>

  • Music

    April 25, 2013
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    February 27, 2013

    Paramore's "Now" Shows Off New Direction for Band

    Paramore doesn't need the Farro brothers to go on. So long, founding brothers Josh and Zac. Frontwoman Hayley Williams is soldiering on, bad haircuts and all. It looks like the band's big move into maturity might just abandon the sparkly pop that made the band famous. Who cares it was the pop-fuele ... 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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    December 21, 2012

    Reality TV Show Warped Roadies Sweats it Out in Phoenix Tonight

    Touring around the country for two months to set up and break down Warped Tour almost every night sounds like a nightmare, especially in a place like Phoenix where the heat isn't doing anybody any favors. Being a part of the road crew is a tough job, yet the stars of Fuse's Warped Roadies behind the ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Halocene Brings the "What People Think I Do" Meme to Life

    Watch any video from local pop rockers Halocene, and it's clear that this band loves to have fun. The go completely over the top in the band's new video for "Sometimes," which focuses on the "What People Think I Do" meme. Even though the band has a blast trashing TVs and playing beer pong, the v ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Throwback Thursday: Sixpence None the Richer

    Welcome to Throwback Thursday, where we revisit the overplayed, over (and under)rated, and the one-hit and multi-hit wonders of yesteryear. I have a bone to pick with Sixpence None the Richer for giving me unrealistic expectations about dating. When "Kiss Me" came out, it made me think that once ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    October 1, 2011

    Fall Frenzy: blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, Matt & Kim, and Halocene

    Arizona got a special show last night, a combination of the yearly Fall Frenzy event and The Honda Civic Tour. Jimmy Eat World took My Chemical Romance's spot and locals Halocene shared the stage with Matt & Kim and blink-182 for an evening of fun and nostalgia.

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    July 20, 2011

    Dear and the Headlights Officially Break Up

    ​ Dear and the Headlights, a band we once deemed "the most important band in Arizona," officially announced its breakup yesterday, via the band's MySpace and Facebook. "As I'm sure many of you have possibly assumed at this point since there has been absolutely no update as to what we are doing, De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Details Revealed About 'Muppets: The Green Album'

    Jason Segel's forthcoming movie The Muppets will feature a stellar soundtrack, according to Consequence of Sound.Muppets: The Green Album is a collection of classic Muppet hits being covered by some pretty talented rocker stars. The soundtrack, titled The Green Album, gets a slightly ironic twist, c ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011
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    May 31, 2011

    Amy Winehouse Hits the Bottle Right Before Rehab

    ​Surprise, surprise, Amy Winehouse is still hitting the bottle, according to the Fab Life.Winehouse is still up to her old tricks. After her father confronted her about drinking too much, she agreed to check herself back into rehab Wednesday night to get clean before her upcoming European tour, wh ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    A Handy Guide to Local Music at Phoenix Comicon

    Minibosses will rock Phoenix Comicon this year.​Who would have thought Spock could croon seductively about making love to you? Oh yes he did -- and this week's music feature, Finding Nimoy, is all about his crossover foray from sci-fi television to '60s folk and '70s space rock singer. Speaking ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Loretta Lynn Cancels Upcoming Phoenix Date

    ​Bad news for fans of country legend Loretta Lynn. She's canceled her upcoming tour, including a stop at May 1 stop at Celebrity Theater. "As y'all know I just went and got my knee done a few weeks back," a statement reads Lynn's website. "I am sad to cancel the upcoming shows on the west coast, b ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Ciara Would Be Happy to Break from Her Record Label

    ​Ciara is down for getting dropped by her record label, according to Billboard. The hip-hop star has shot down rumors that Jive Records has dropped her. However, she said that she wouldn't be opposed to the company doing so. Over the last two years she has experienced substantial artistic limita ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011
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    January 3, 2011

    Paramore Writing New Album, Find New Members For Tour

    ​Paramore have recruited two new band members, according to NME.Recovering quickly from guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro's recent split from the band, Paramore have announced that Justin York and Josh Freese will temporarily fill the Farros' spots for the duration of the band's South Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Paramore's Guitarist, Drummer Split From Band

    ​Guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro have amicably split from Paramore, according to Rolling Stone.The band posted an official statement on their website in which the remaining members of the band express their understanding and sadness for Josh and Zac's departure from Paramore.The Farros ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Alexia Rodriguez Talks About Her New Solo Record, Underground Sounds (Plus an Exclusive Stream of "Basements")

    ​As the singer of Tempe metalcore act Eyes Set To Kill, Alexia Rodriguez has made a name for herself, landing a spot on the Warped Tour and getting lots of ink from the glossies.Solid vocals and great looks will do that in a genre ruled by brutish men in saggy size-40 Dickies who shred their throa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 9/23 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.What did we do to piss off Scott Weiland's publicist?What was the deal with the "suspicious backpacks" at Arizona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 9/16 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.What did Paramore singer Hayley Williams think of our piece about why she cannot leave her boring band?What should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Paramore at the Dodge Theatre Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaParamore at Dodge Theatre​Paramore September 15, 2010 Dodge Theatre Hayley Williams is quite the little firecracker.Physically, the Paramore singer looks fiery with her bright red hair and ruler-straight body. Personality-wise, she's a dynamic burst of energy. At her show at the Dodg ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Paramore Fans Declare Last Night's Dodge Theatre Show "the Best They've Ever Been to"

    Luke HolwerdaParamore at Dodge Theatre​It's no wonder Paramore's fans are so loyal to the emo pop band. Singer Hayley Williams talks directly to audience members during shows, and the band even brought up three lucky peeps to sing (and dance awkwadly during) their hit "Misery Business" for the sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Fueled by Ramen Artists: Where Are They Now?

    Nicki EscuderoCobra Starship​Nicki EscuderoThe Cab​It's hard to believe amid all the Fall Out Boy radio hits, award-winning Panic! at the Disco videos and female-fronted bands that came about because they were inspired by Paramore (who perform tonight at the Dodge Theatre), one of record label F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    The MTV Video Music Awards Get Worse Every Year

    ​MTV's annual Video Music Awards have been working their way steadily downhill for a few years now.This year's show was pretty damn near the bottom of the slope, one would hope. The 2010 iteration included predictable performances, a lack of pans to stars in the crowd, and a lack of award winners ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    September 9, 2010

    X Japan, Hayley Williams, Hanson, and More in This Week's Issue

    X Japan at Lollapalooza 2010​This week's music feature is on X Japan's breakthrough into the American music scene. They recently performed in the U.S. for the very first time and made their debut at Lollapalooza. The Japanese metal super group has grown to have an impressive cult-like following, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Paramore's Hayley Williams Comments on New Times Article About Why She Can't Leave Her Boring Band

    ​In this Thursday's issue writer Dan Gibson provided an excellent analysis of why Paramore's singer is forever tethered to her rather boring band."The Paramore Paradox: Why Hayley Williams Can't Leave the Band That Made Her Famous" is here.The piece caught Ms. Williams eye, it seems. She's since b ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010
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    June 25, 2010

    Eminem Shows Off a Respectful Side on "Love the Way You Lie"; Rihanna Goes Backwards

    ​Eminem is shaping up to become quite the softy.His first single off his current album, Recovery, was "Not Afraid," where he sang, "Everybody come take my hand, we'll walk this road together." He's also done collaborations with popster Pink and emo girl Hayley Williams of Paramore, whom in a past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    We Are the In Crowd Steps Up as Latest Pop-Punk Darlings on Vans Warped Tour

    ​It's nice to have a little diversity on the Vans Warped Tour, the summer punk rock festival that's notorious for its multitude of sweaty, shirtless guys running around on-stage.This year, following in the footsteps of powerful female singers Katy Perry, Charlotte Sometimes and Hayley Williams of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Incoming: Justin Bieber, Green Day, Paramore, Tim McGraw, Chicago

    Justin Bieber. Deal with it.​Oh baby: Phoenix is about to get Bieber Fever! Canadian pop singer/world-dominator Justin Bieber plays Jobing.com Arena this July. It seems you can't swing a dead cat these days without that same cat mentioning something about Justin Bieber. He has an absolute str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Franz Ferdinand Singer Calls Epic "Arrogant Motherfucking Pig-Brained Arseholes"

    ​Epic Records, owned by Sony, evidently allowed McDonald's to use a Franz Ferdinand song without checking with the boys first. Lead singer Alex Kapranos was less than pleased about the decision. While he did state, "I'd rather eat a cowpat on a bun than a bloody McDonald's," he's actually far more ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Glamour Kills Sponsors Unsigned Band The Bay State

    While pop rock music fans are used to seeing bands like All Time Low and Cobra Starship don the graphic tees and hoodie sweaters of Glamour Kills clothing company, the trendy fashion line (which also sponsors Valley band The Maine) has adopted unsigned Portland, Maine band The Bay State into th ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    July 23, 2009
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    May 26, 2009

    No Doubt, Fun., Pool Parties and Taylor Swift Over the (Memorial Day) Weekend

    Girl Power: Females Flock to Cricket Wireless Pavilion for No Doubt and Paramore Right now my ears are ringing something fierce after enduring a non-stop auditory assault of thousands of tweens and teenyboppers girls screaming in absolute elation during No Doubt and Paramore's show at Cricket Wirel ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Stephenie Meyer and Paramore

    By Jonathan McNamara Fans of the Twilight Series likely have this track on heavy rotation on their iPods, but we mere mortals might be interested to know that the song "Decode" by Paramore from the upcoming film adaptation of Twilight is currently available for a listen on Stephenie Meyer's Web sit ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008

    Hometown Heroes and Rookie Rockers at Tempe Music Festival

    This year more than ever before, the festival sought to showcase local bands making the event truly reflective of Tempe. Inviting a few legendary hometown heroes to play didn’t hurt either. The most exciting headliner was, of course, the long awaited return of the Meat Puppets. Though they haven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Future Shock: Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Citizen Fish, and more

    You won’t need to crack open any Shasta when reading this week’s edition of Future Shock, since the latest crop of “just announced” concerts heading to the Valley is already packed with plenty of pop. From squeaky clean bubblegum starlets to cutie-pie pop-punkers, we’re gonna be giving you ... More >>

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