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    June 10, 2013

    Eight Must-Read Heavy Metal Books

    Metalheads are some of the most devoted music fans on the planet. No--I mean we really love our music. Oh, you memorized Lady Gaga's music video dance moves? Check out my Kreator Coma of Souls back piece, and meet my friend's daughter, Sabbath. Later we're going to karaoke to cover Pantera and Motor ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    The Best Shows of SXSW 2013

    This year, Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night, the music blog at our sister paper Dallas Observer, teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. John Fogerty: Creedence Clearwater Revival survivor John Fogerty gets overl ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

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    October 22, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    May 24, 2012
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    September 22, 2011
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    July 12, 2011

    Washed Out: Within And Without

    Washed Out - Within and Without​Ah, chillwave -- the not-so-nascent genre of music that "those darned kids listen to" these days. It'd be foolish to not put Perry, Georgia's Ernest Greene -- better known to the world as Washed Out -- at the forefront of the chillwave bonanza. His efforts in 2009 - ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Paste Magazine Returns with New Digital Format and mPlayer

    ​After suspending print issues last August, Paste magazine returned yesterday with a new and improved digital format. Readers will now be treated to weekly issues of the music and culture magazine, via a new mPlayer.The mPlayer will include the popular Paste New Music Sampler, as seven weekly mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Givers: In Light

    Givers - In Light​In a post about Detroit indie duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. last week, I came across a Paste Magazine blog post titled "Five Summer Debut Albums To Get Excited About." Dale Jr.'s debut, It's A Corporate World, was among the five, yet my fancy was tickled by another band on that list ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Your New Favorite Band: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.​If you though Hooray For Earth was a silly name for a band, then buckle up, buttercup. This week's Your New Favorite Band is none other than Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. It was easy for the band to gain some early notoriety for their NASCAR-minded name -- one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

    Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues​I have to admit that it kinda feels odd now that the second album from Seattle indie/folk rockers Fleet Foxes -- Helplessness Blues -- has finally been released. As I so dutifully reported last week, the album leaked over a month ago. In that time, I allowed Helple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    The Kills: Blood Pressures

    The Kills - Blood Pressures​Can you hear that? It's the sound of the first week of new releases for April. The next four weeks are chock full of substantial releases -- albums you can really hang your hat on at the end of the day. These albums are so good that people will look back on April when D ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Peter Bjorn and John: Gimme Some

    Peter Bjorn and John - Gimme Some​Did March come in like a lion and out like a lamb? That is to be determined. One thing is for sure -- April is set to whip March's ass as far as new releases are concerned. However, March has one last effort to try and knock April down a peg. That last-ditch ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 1, 2011

    The Go! Team: Rolling Blackouts

    The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts​Fours years makes the heart grow fonder -- in most cases. For Brighton-based indie/positive vibes outfit The Go! Team, those four years were spent crafting yet another upbeat, dance-worthy album. Rolling Blackouts, the band's third effort and first since 2007's Pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Daft Punk: Tron Legacy

    Daft Punk - Tron LegacyThe wait is finally over: Daft Punk's latest album, the soundtrack/film score Tron Legacy has finally hit store shelves. Although it leaked on the Internet two weeks ago, anticipation is still obsessively high for this album. Not only are Daft Punk fans teeming for n ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day

    Girl Talk - All Day​As we inch towards December -- traditionally a graveyard for non-Christmas related new releases -- the weekly roster of new music becomes dangerously slim. Some of the more notable new releases in this week's lineup include yet another Glee volume, a new Black Eyed Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    John Legend and the Roots: Wake Up!

    ​The joyous craziness that was September 14 has, regretfully, passed us by. Worry not, however, as the albums that were released just a week ago will live forever so as long they are still being listened to somewhere.September 21, then, has a tough act to follow, but that's not to say that it does ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    T.I. Sticking to His Motto, "Live Your Life:" Arrested for Alleged Drug Possession

    Tiny and T.I.​T.I. has been arrested! Already? What took so long? Cue the sad trombone noise. TMZ broke the news early this morning that the Atlanta-born rapper and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris were pulled over late last night on Sunset Boulevard by an L.A. County Sheriff for making an illegal ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    September 1, 2009

    Why the Michael McDonald Version of Grizzly Bear's "While You Wait for the Others" is Amazing

    Michael McDonald's recent collaboration with Grizzly Bear is as mind-bogglingly fantastic as you can imagine​It came to my attention yesterday that former Doobie Brother/Kenny Loggins partner-in-crime Michael McDonald had collaborated with Brooklyn indie rockers Grizzly Bear for their new single " ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Man of Steel

    Jon Rauhouse gives his music the ol' iPod shuffle

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    April 28, 2005

    Damien Jurado

    Low-key does not equal boring