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Pop-Punk and Emo

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    October 28, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Do you have a Halloween costume yet? Okay, okay. Do you have two Halloween costumes yet? Just keep your audience in mind if you plan on starting the evening handing Krackel bars to seven-year-olds and ending it dancing with somebody who's also wearing an Anthony Weiner costume. (View our complete ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Fall Out Boy is Releasing a Punk Album: Here's Why it's Legit

    Punk has always been made to be atypical in both approach and presentation. In 2013, however, few would expect Fall Out Boy, the once-TRL darling pop-punk five-piece, and Ryan Adams, one of the most prolific genre-crossing musicians of our generation, to come together to release a hardcore, punk EP. ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Riot Fest Chicago Day 2: Blink-182, Public Enemy, Violent Femmes

    Riot Fest Day Two Humboldt Park, Chicago Saturday, September 14 The Fall Out Boy craziness of the festival's first day carried over to Blink-182's set on Day 2. For about 15 minutes before the band took the stage, fans chanted the lyrics to songs like "What's My Age Again," "All the Small Things" an ... More >>

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    September 14, 2013

    Riot Fest Chicago: Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Screeching Weasel

    Chicago Riot Fest Day One Humboldt Park Friday, September 13, 2013 This year's Riot Fest features a great mix of reunions and some of Chicago's finest punk bands. Heck, The Replacements and Broadways reunions were enough to get me on a plane from Phoenix. Whether the trip was worth it remains to be ... 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 26, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    This weekend is Prince Eve. We understand that. But if you're unable or unwilling to part with the kind of money it takes to see Prince in something smaller than an arena, you can divert yourself with any of these coming attractions:

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    February 25, 2013

    The Used, Marquee Theatre, 2/24/13

    The Used @ Marquee Theatre | 2/24/13 On Sunday night, the Marquee Theatre reverberated with the sound of cheering fans and hardcore screamo tunes on the Take Action Tour, which aims to raise awareness about such issues as teen suicide, bullying, and more (super-badass). The tour this year consists o ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Jimmy Eat World To Open For President Clinton and Rich Carmona in Tempe

    I'm going defer to my esteemed colleague down the hall, Mr. Stephen Lemons, on this one: "Remember the '90s under Clinton? Eight years of peace and prosperity. And all the Rs had to kvetch about was Monica Lewinsky." Lemons goes on to describe "Bubba" as a "rockstar," an apt metaphor as he rolls i ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Crowdsourced: Fans Beat the Heat at Vans Warped Tour 2012

    See also: Valley Bands Sweat it Out on Warped Tour Stages See also: Vans Warped Tour 2012: The Good, the Bad, and the Auto-Tuned See also: Warped Tour 2012, Camelback Ranch Baseball Stadium, 6/28/12 Yesterday was my first Warped Tour in eight years. A lot has changed, though oddly enough, Anti-Flag ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Vans Warped Tour 2012: The Good, The Bad, and the Auto-Tuned

    See also: Vans Warped Tour 2011 See also: Hot Chicks at Wicked Tattoos at the Vans Warped Tour If you're going to The Vans Warped Tour this Thursday, look around and try to spot the dinosaur. It won't be a giant carnivorous lizard with huge teeth and disproportionately small arms. It will be me. ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Dead Wildlife's Braden McCall on Playing SXSW and Scottsdale Sluts

    29-year-old local musician Braden McCall "feels too much," and while he might humbly admit this is, well, a rather annoying personality trait, it certainly hasn't hurt his ability to write and record music. As a Valley native, McCall has used his time and talents wisely, spending the majority of h ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    All American Rejects to Play Free Devilpalooza Show

    All American Rejects​It's no "Dirty Little Secret" : Pop-punk band All American Rejects will be performing on ASU campus this Friday, February 10. Last time I saw All American Rejects live, the were warming up for Blink-182's in 2009, along with Fall Out Boy. The band is back with a brand new ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012
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    November 10, 2011
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    September 27, 2011

    blink-182's Mark Hoppus on the Reunion, Neighborhoods, and Still Having Fun

    ​Fans of blink-182 had plenty of reasons to wonder if the band would ever play together again after 2005 found the band splitting in two, with guitarist Tom DeLonge forming Angels and Airwaves and bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker forming 44. But a series of tragic events in 2008, in ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Blink-182 Will Premiere New Single, "Up All Night," on Friday

    Wikimedia CommonsBlink-182 finally presents "Up All Night"...for real​Blink-182 fans have been anticipating the band's new single, "Up All Night,"for a long time. Fake leaks of the song date back to at least 2007. When Blink bassist and singer Mark Hoppus told MTV News two years ago they wouldn't ... 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 >>

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    January 26, 2011

    The Get Up Kids at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    Maria VassettThe Get Up Kids at The Clubhouse.​At any given point in a man's life, he's got that one shirt -- be it a tee, polo, western, or over-sized Packers jersey -- that just stands a bit taller than the rest of the crowd. A shirt with such a distinguished place in the normal shirt rotation, ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    The Get Up Kids - Keith Case

    ​Song: The Get Up Kids, "Keith Case"Context: The Get Up Kids will be at Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe tonight in support of their just-released new record, There Are Rules. This track is from that album. 02 Keith Case by The Get Up Kids

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    November 1, 2010

    Jimmy Eat World at Marquee Theatre on 10/30/10

    Maria VassettJimmy Eat World performing in costume at Marquee Theatre.​Arizonans often don't have much to root for. Most of the time our state is an afterthought, or the butt of jokes about immigration policy and home foreclosures. For many years, the Cardinals, the Sun Devils, and the Wildcat ... 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 >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Holy AZ Republic Reader's Choice! A New Jimmy Eat World Song, "My Best Theory"

    ​The most important, wildly popular Arizona band in the last year -- so says the always on top of things, meticulously up-to-date Arizona Republic -- Jimmy Eat World announced via twitter today that the band was streaming a new song from their upcoming album Invented.The song, "My Best Theory," pi ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    May 20, 2010
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    May 17, 2010

    Jared Leto Proves That Yes, You Can Rock a Pink Mohawk and Still Be Hot at Marquee Theatre

    In case you happened to miss Jared Leto in all his gorgeous glory (pink mohawk, what?!) last night at the Marquee Theatre with his band 30 Seconds to Mars, Up on the Sun presents a collection of reviews by the fans, all in 140 characters or less. @sammiXvicious- best part of the 30 Seconds To Ma ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Comfort For Change: Radio Therapy

    ​Band: Comfort For ChangeTitle: Radio TherapyBasics: It's quite odd that a Phoenix band would offer up an album that was released in 1999 for review.Wait, what's that? The album was released just recently? Wow, you could have fooled me.Radio Therapy (or Radiotherapy, that is still ambiguous since ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Incoming: Minus The Bear, Country Throwdown, Flyleaf, Alexisonfire

    Ryan RussellSeattle indie rockers Minus The Bear lead a fruitful list of show announcements for the Valley this week"In like a lion?" We don't need no stinking lions, but how about a bear? Spring officially here and the show announcements keep on coming -- with Seattle indie/sonic/experimental rocke ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Thrice and Story of the Year Play ASU's Devilpalooza

    It's easy to miss being a college student when shows like Arizona State University's Devilpalooza go down on campus this Friday, February 19. Thankfully for graduates and drop-outs alike, the event is free to the public, so you can make like a sorority sister, too, as bands such as Story of the ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    Tim Burton Looks to Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy?

    Alice in Blink-182 Land?​How could a man of such brilliance, who creates such visually stunning pieces of art, who can seemingly do no wrong, allow the likes of Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz to write for the soundtrack of his latest creation, Alice in Wonderland? We may ne ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    WTF? This Year's Phooson Is In Tucson Only

    Luke Holwerda Fallout Boy from last year's Phooson. ​ One of the highlight's of last year's concert season undoubtedly was the superstar-studded Phooson put on by 104.7 KISS FM last December at Cricket Wireless Pavillion. (Relive the coverage by Martin Cizmar and Jonathan McNamara in all it ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    October 15, 2009
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    September 24, 2009
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    September 14, 2009

    Q&A: Get Up Kids' Matt Pryor Talks Jumping Around, Playing Pop Music and the Emo Handbook

    ​ Any attempt on my part to play "rock critic" on this assignment would be complete bullshit. Few assignments have ever made me want to high five my inner fifteen-year-old more than a chance to interview Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, a band that dominated my Walkman in early high school. I'd spen ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    The Ataris to Headline Martini Ranch on September 29

    ​ The Ataris will return to Scottsdale on Tuesday, September 29, for a show at Martini Ranch. The pop-punk act has been around for more than a decade and has paved the way for bands like Fall Out Boy, All Time Low and Panic! at the Disco. Although their lineup has changed throughout the year, ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    April 4, 2009

    Fall Out Boy Cover the Hits and More at Mesa Ampitheatre Concert

    Fall Out Boy kicked off the first date of their Believers Never Die Tour Friday at Mesa Amiptheatre with a nearly 90-minute set that covered all the hits as well as highlights from their latest disc Folie A Deux. Chicago's fantastic four, dressed sharply in suits, took the stage a little after 8:30 ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    March 5, 2009
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    March 3, 2009

    Reflections on Clarity: Evan Muhlstein

    "When Clarity entered my life, I had been a part-time fan of Jimmy Eat World, ever since my brother (a member of a local band), took me to see them at The Nile. But Clarity is what changed my life. Along with a group of friends, we all fell in love with it. The album represented to me the friendship ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    The Name Game

    Two decades of identity crisis

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    October 30, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    Alt, Who Goes There?

    Can a band inspired by Rascal Flatts and Disney be – gulp – cool?

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    July 21, 2008

    Podcast: Cute Is What We Aim For

    By Jonathan McNamara Did you miss Cute is What We Aim For's performance at Clubhouse music this weekend? Don't fret. Here's your chance to listen to their song "Practice Makes Perfect." For more information, see Cute Is What We Aim For's official Web site.

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    June 25, 2008

    Podcast: Vans Warped Tour Primer

    Face it, every once in a while you like to get a little post-punk. Hell, maybe you even occasionally need to sing an emo-ballad if only to your steering wheel. Luckily for you there is a time and place for you and it's The Vans Warped Tour. Warped Tour hits Cricket Wireless Pavilion today at noon. ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008

    Better Than Petty?: Hypothetical Super Bowl halftime shows

    With Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlining Super Bowl XLII’s halftime show, we couldn’t help but wonder what other acts deserve the chance to play to one of the year’s biggest crowds. Of course, then also we got to wondering about what rare duets the event could motivate, especially after ... More >>

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    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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    November 28, 2006

    Cap'n Spazz

    Scary Kids Stealing Names I usually find it pretty goddamn annnoying when bands take their names from other band's song titles. This was the case when I first heard about Scary Kids Scaring Kids - especially since the band's name is copped from one of my favorite bands, the Chicago-based math-emo/p ... More >>

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