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    June 25, 2013

    Why Electric Forest Festival Is Worth Escaping to Michigan For

    As I've come to learn living in Arizona for my first summer ever, there's a new motive for looking forward to summer vacations: getting the hell out of town. 110-degree weather isn't my cup of tea, so why not a quick get-away? This time last year I was leaving the muggy city of Houston with the sam ... More >>

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    May 11, 2013
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    April 18, 2013
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    April 17, 2013

    Was Coachella 2013 Worth The Drive From Phoenix?

    If you went to Coachella last weekend, you're probably still sunburned, dehydrated, and physically exhausted. Sleeping in your own bed is a glorious feeling after camping out or crashing on a friend's hotel room floor, but some aches and pains are bound to persist. Fortunately, if you had a good-en ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup

    Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Official Lineup is Posted

    The wait, as they say, is finally over. You can cease all the speculation of who the hell is officially playing this year's Coachella as Goldenvoice unveiled the lineup in grand fashion. See also: -Who Is Really Playing Coachella This Year? -The Rolling Stones Aren't Playing Coachella, but Some ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Starfucker On Their Upcoming Album: "It's About Death. Surprise."

    Starfucker's highly danceable beats put the band in league with Neon Indian and Passion Pit, but frontman Joshua Hodges brings enough lyrical insight to the table to have you thinking and boogieing. Hodges has something of a fetish for The Grim Reaper's handiwork, even searching out the original c ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Passion Pit at Marquee Theatre, 9/11/12

    See also: Passion Pit: The Electropop Band is Doing Just Fine These Days Passion Pit @ Marquee Theatre| 9/11/12Massachusetts electropoppers Passion Pit haven't performed in the Valley in almost three years. The band's second full-length album, Gossamer, was released a couple of months ago, and fans ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Passion Pit's Fans Ditch School and Dates to Dance and Check Out Booty

    Last night's Passion Pit show was pretty fun, but don't take it from me. We browsed Twitter to get a sense of the crowds' response, which for the most part, was positive. The negative responses stemmed from folks rolling their eyes that their friends were going to the show, as well as a little bit o ... More >>

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    September 9, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Passion Pit: The Electropop Band is "Doing A Lot Better" After Drama Earlier This Year

    Massachusetts' electropop outfit Passion Pit got fans moving with its full-length debut, Manners, in 2009. The group followed it up this year, with Gossamer, full of the same catchy synth tones, but with much darker undertones. Songs like "I'll be Alright" provides a glimpse into songwriter Michael ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    August 23, 2012

    Club Candids: Doom Disco at Sanctum

    See also: Tommy "LSDJ" Suftko on the Relevance of Industrial Music See also: ///She/// on DJing at Sadisco, Picking Out Tracks, and Nearly Getting Shot By the Cops See also: DJ Apollynon Rocks Rivethead Sounds, But He Held a Sparkly Flag Aloft During the '96 Super Bowl Halftime ShowThe cathedral-lik ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 Gorgeous GIFs from Lollapalooza 2012

    See also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions See also: 10 Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Reed Fischer Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lo ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Incoming: Passion Pit, Pepper, Seether

    Yesterday we ran a list of our most anticipated summer releases featuring, among others, Fiona Apple and Passion Pit. Lo and behold, Apple announced a tour date in Phoenix, and now, we can add Passion Pit to the list. The indie-pop combo is heading to the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Tuesday, Septe ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Five Summer Releases We're Excited About

    To our extreme delight, there are quite a few artists that are dropping new music this year for the first time in a long time. We've been waiting seemingly forever for No Doubt's next album. Thankfully a few other artists didn't leave us hanging for as long. We've selected five albums you definitel ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Five Holiday Gifts For Your Hipster Sibling

    ​Alright, slacker. There's no more denying it: the holidays are here, and you need to get on that shopping list. Luckily, Up on the Sun has caught gift guide-fever, and over the course of this week we'll be offering you suggestions for the entire family. Even if your hipster sibling thinks he/sh ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011
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    September 8, 2011
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    May 19, 2011

    Your Favorite New Band: Hooray For Earth

    Hooray For Earth​New albums reach my desktop pretty much every day -- it's a neat little privilege of being a music writer. Some are from bands I know, some from bands I've never heard of. More so, some are bands with silly names that cry "Oh, please PLEASE don't listen to this record." New York i ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    December 27, 2010

    Now Trending: Indie Supergroups

    Middle Brother, a new potential indie powerhouse​Holiday cover songs were popular this season, but there's something else that has been getting just as much attention. It seems to be that the latest and greatest trend among rock bands, particularly indie bands, is forming supergroups.Ben Harper, D ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    10 Steps to Becoming the Next Indie Buzz Band

    Arcade Fire​So, it's Saturday night and you are playing another show in front of an empty dive bar. You can't figure out why your Linkin Park tribute band hasn't become more successful. You've spent hours working on your bands MySpace page, you've worked hard to get your original stuff played o ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Google Translate Turns into a Beatbox

    ​It turns out that Google Translate can do way more than translate a foreign business documents, help confused travelers, or decode what your mail order bride is saying, according to Gizmodo.In fact, if you go to Google Translate and set both language transition settings to German, you've got a go ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Marilyn Manson Gives Lady Gaga's 'The Remix' a Boost

    ​As if Lady Gaga hasn't saturated the music business enough already, last week, she released her latest album, The Remix, in the U.S. It's a whole lotta Gaga (two albums and an EP) for less than 2 years, but she may as well milk her schtick while she's hot, right?It's a very smart business move, c ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Lady Gaga Tour to Include Dead Bodies?

    Could something like this be a part of the next Lady Gaga tour?​Lady Gaga always manages to find a new way to challenge convention and shock both her fans and detractors. This little piece of gossip goes far beyond the usual stage antics though.According to NME, Gaga is using Gunther Von Hagens, t ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Miike Snow at The Clubhouse

    ​It seems like the ticket to quick success for a band these days is either getting your song on an iPod commercial or on a popular television show. The latter seems to have been the case for Swedish electro-pop outfit Miike Snow. Of course they didn't just get their song on one popular televisio ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella: My Experience in 1,600 Words, Broken Up Into 140 Character Chunks

    These babies were hard to get if you waited too long.​Coachella is my favorite time of the year, like my birthday and Christmas combined. While I've been there before, this was my first experience documenting it on my phone, tweeting about camping, crowds and, umm, music.What follows is an annotat ... 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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    January 28, 2010
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    January 27, 2010

    NOFX Frontman to Open New York Restaurant

    Somehow I doubt he'll be the one refilling your water...​Fat Mike is throwing his name and his dollars behind a restaurant featuring "new American cuisine" in Brooklyn's Park Slope. It may come as no surprise that the Village Voice was surprised that Mike, who wrote a song titled "Don't Call Me Wh ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Tempe

    ​Vampire Weekend tops out the list of best selling records at Zia in Tempe this weekend. While Phoenix sold out their upcoming show at Marquee, they're not doing too bad in album sales either. Here are the trendy records bought trendy college kids are buying at Zia. 1. Vampire Weekend - Contra 2. ... More >>

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

    Concert Review: Passion Pit at The Clubhouse

    Ben Gibbard: Without his short-lived Postal Service project contemporary rock radio might have nothing at all to play​Damn you, Ben Gibbard, you're fucking up indie rock. Not by virtue of anything you've done yourself, mind you. Death Cab for Cutie is fantastic, The Postal Service's lone album is ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Phoenix Art Museum, Tour de Coops, First Friday and Passion Pit Over the Weekend

    ​Phoenix Tour de Coops Shows Off Urban Fowl Phoenicians interested in urban agriculture flew to several Valley locations to see "a self-guided tour of the Valley's coolest urban poultry setups" in the form of Tour de Coops on December 4, 2009. This eggcelent event was designed to crack open so ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    December 7 In Blogs: Arpaio, Scott Weiland, Schreiner's Sausage, and the Peoria Pill Bandit

    ​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: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Slammed by Goldwater Institute Over Stoddard Mess Up on the Sun: Scott Weilan ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 3, 2009
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    November 24, 2009

    What's Selling: Zia Records Tempe

    ​College kids and Mill Avenue nutters flock to Zia Tempe for their bountiful, jam-packed selection. They had a big week with Wale topping out their charts, and Nirvana snagging two seats in the top 10. Here's what has their customers are going gaga.1. Wale - Attention Deficit2. Slayer - World Pain ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Incoming: Metric, Passion Pit, Weezer, Anti-Flag

    ​ We already told you about two of last week's bigger concert announcements, Weezer and Passion Pit, but there's a whole lot more in this week's list. Like, for example, Metric. The Canadian indie outfit will drop by Scottsdale on December 12. Give 'em a listen below or click through for a full ru ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    November 16 In Blogs: Joe Biden, Metric, The Big Pour, and Sarah Palin

    ​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: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Showed Up Uninvited to Joe Biden Function, According to the White House Hillb ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Passion Pit Is Coming To Clubhouse

    ​Passion Pit -- a band I regard as a poor man's Hot Chip but every girl I know seems to be crazy about -- is coming to The Clubhouse on Sunday, December 6. Like I said, this band, which was started by a guy writing songs for his girlfriend as a Valentine's Day present (no joke) does seem to have a ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Black Sabbath's Stem Cell Treatment, David Lynch and Billy Corgan, Passion Pit Mp3

    Electric Mustache: mp3: Passion Pit Remix Max Tundra "Which Song"Everyone's Blog Posts: All Nov. Events @ The Trunk Space: K Recs, Sound Art, Local break-neck rock, Label show cases, punkersIdolator: Aqua Warn Against The Dangers Of Color-Coordinating Your Dinner Parties' MenusNME: Black Sabbath's T ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Diana Ross, Al Sharpton, The Game Enter Jackson Fray, Strokes Guitarist Buys Estate, M.I.A. Directs Video

    Electric Mustache:  Photos: AA Bondy and Turn Back, O Man at Modified Arts 6/29/2009 Idolator: Beyoncé's Sasha Fierce Clothing Line: Will You Like It Enough To Put A Romper On It? Idolator: M.I.A.'s Directing Aesthetic Is As Crazily Technicolor As You Might Expect Idolator: Wilco (The Irresist ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Bonnaroo, Summer of Sound, Transformers 2 Rave, and the Dub Show Tour Over the Weekend

    Onstage at Bonnaroo Music Festival Bonnaroo kicked off Thursday with sets from, among others, Passion Pit and Those Darlins. Friday's acts included Al Green, the Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix and Grizzly Bear. Saturday's sets included Bon Iver (with Justin Long and Drew Barrymore in the cro ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Creamy Radio Presents Benefit Concert Sunday at Sail Inn

    Harlem Shakes round out an impressive bill this Sunday at the Sail InnThis Sunday, at Tempe's newly reopened Sail Inn, Valley internet radio stalwart Creamy Radio is sponsoring a benefit concert for their friends over at Ear Candy Charity. On the bill are The Noodles, Matthew Reveles, Dry River Yach ... More >>

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