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    August 8, 2013
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    February 11, 2013

    Grammy Awards 2013: Katy Clowns Bon Iver, Miguel Shows How It's Done, and Taylor Swift Dissed Her Ex

    The Grammys are a huge night for music fans. While we tend to shake our head and wonder how some of these artists won (ie. "Album of the Year"), it's entertaining to watch the live performances and keep fingers crossed for our favorite artists. fun. won big last night, sweeping up the "Song of the Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Most WTF Moments of 2012

    Election years tend to carry more chaos then normal ones, but there was something else going on in 2012. Maybe it's the aura of apocalypse made people a little stranger this year. We had the Syrian Civil War, the Aurora Shooting, Israel being dicks to Gaza and vice versa, Mitt Romney was treated l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    What Is "Seapunk," and What Did Rihanna and Azealia Banks Do To It?

    I can't believe there's actually a Twitter war going on (when isn't there a war on Twitter?) over the legitimacy of #Seapunk. What's that "hashtag seapunk," you ask? Imagine if you took Lisa Frank's fetish for porpoises, ran it through crappy late-'90s Geocities GIFs, and added some terrible, too- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Tumblr of the Week: The Hood Internet

    See also: Isaiah Toothtaker Discusses the Hood Internet-Produced Tooth Wavy It's been tough for us to stop spinning Toothy Wavy, the collaboration among Tucson-based Isaiah Toothtaker, Max B, and The Hood Internet, so it only makes sense that we'd wind up spending a some time with The Hood Internet ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    March 23, 2012

    Gene Simmons Has Beef With Rihanna, and Probably a Few Other Pop Stars

    ​See also: KISS and Motley Crue Are Coming to Phoenix (Together!)Don't make lip-syncing a habit at concerts, or outspoken KISS-man Gene Simmons will have something to say about it."We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them," Simmons said at a pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Five Reasons Why Rihanna Shouldn't Have Teamed Up With Chris Brown For Two Remixes

    It seems as though Chris Brown and Rihanna have set aside their differences to make two new remixes together. But let's be real, even I haven't moved on from their relationship, so how could they?The worst part is that, according to The-Dream, this was Rihanna's idea. Girl, what were you thinking?Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Nine Worst Songs of 2011

    Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. This week, we've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a different approach, turning our gaze to the worst of 2011's worst. Enjoy! Another year has come and gone. The y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    What's Selling: Zia Record Exchange Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. It wasn't so long ago that Jimmy Brooks and his best friend Spinner Mason walked the halls of Degrassi High School. In the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Music Videos Beavis & Butt-Head Should See

    ​Beavis & Butt-Head makes its triumphant return to MTV on Thursday, October 27 at 10/9c, and quite frankly, we can't wait. This preview of "Holy Cornholio" looks promising, but one thing is missing--music videos! Half the fun of watching Beavis & Butt-Head was listening to the duo's commentar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Top Five Musician Beatdowns

    Last week, ​Nicki Minaj got into an altercation with a personal assistant, Safaree Samuels, according to Billboard.While the two fought in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas, Samuels allegedly shoved a suitcase full of his personal belongings in Minaj's face and hit her in the lower lip after she told ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011
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    July 1, 2011

    Rolling Stone Chooses New Queen of Pop

    A new queen of pop has been crowned by Rolling Stone, according to Idolator.Rolling Stone put 16 female pop stars head to head in the ultimate statistical showdown to see who would reign as queen. Competitors included Adele, Beyonce Knowles, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Katy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Britney Spears Makes 'S&M' Remix, Signs Nicki Minaj as Tour Opener

    ​For the first time in a long time, it's finally been a good week to be Britney Spears. Britney has teamed up with Rihanna to make a remix of Rihanna's hit "S&M," according to Consequence of Sound.The power-pop duo has been teasing the track on Twitter, writing both to their fans and back and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Rihanna Gets Her Material Banned in 11 Countries

    ​Barbadian pop star Rihanna's music video for her song "S&M" has taken things too fa according to censorship guidelines and MTV News.Eleven countries, and possibly more to come, have already restricted any airplay on television. Even BBC 1 radio refuses to play Rihanna's song during most hours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Multiple Benefit Concerts Being Organized to Support Queensland Flood Relief

    ​Flooding in Queensland, Australia is bringing about plenty of benefit concerts, according to Spinner.While artists like Keith Urban and Mos Def are shuffling around some tour dates to work around the flood, other artists and promoters are putting a more positive spin on the disaster by organizing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Chris Brown and Tyga Drop the Hotness on "Deuces" with Kevin McCall

    Chris Brown​Let's just get this out of the way: Chris Brown is in no way unexcused for his violent behavior toward Rihanna. Domestic abuse is wrong, plain and simple.That being said: Brown's latest single, "Deuces," is a hot track. Who knows if he is talking about Rihanna in the song, but it's a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 11, 2010

    T.I. featuring Rihanna: Live Your Life

    ​Song: T.I. featuring Rihanna, "Live Your Life"Context: So Rihanna isn't coming to Phoenix... this is still some serious real talk from T.I.P.

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    June 9, 2010

    Rihanna Downsizes from Phoenix to Tucson

    ​Rihanna's July 22 stop at Phoenix's Cricket Wireless Pavilion has been moved to Tucson, reports media down south.Before you get your panties in a bunch about SB 1070 boycotts remember that Tucson is actually still part of Arizona (it's convenient to forget sometimes, I know) and that the venue sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    June 9 In Blogs: Anal 101, Jack White, La Bocca, J.D. Hayworth, and Joe Arpaio

    ​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:

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    April 15 In Blogs: Lady Gaga, David Lujan, Cocktails, and James Ray

    ​​​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: Russell Pearce's SB 1070 a Topic in Democratic AG Debate; David Lujan Apologizes fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    DJ Tsunami Talks Phoenix's LGBT Club Scene, Ke$ha's Animal, F.Y.E, and More

    Name: Jeff Phoenix AKA: DJ Tsunami Club Nights: Tuesdays at Charlie's, Fridays at Z Girl Club, Saturdays at Incognito. Preferred genres: Rhythmic pop urban dance How did you get started DJing? Ever since I was born, my family raised me on music. I began making DJ tapes when I was 8, doing voice ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Rihanna's Birthday Party In Scottsdale (Thanks to New Boyfriend?)

    ​Rihanna reportedly celebrated her 22nd birthday in metro Phoenix over the weekend, at a party put together by her rumored boyfriend, LA Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. TMZ says Rihanna got a lap dance from a midget porn star at the Scottsdale bash (video here), which also featured Sprinkles cupcake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Miss Gay Arizona, The New York Times, and Haiti Over the Weekend

    ​2010 Miss Gay Arizona USofA and Reina Del Sol USofA Classic at the Wyndham You can keep your preacher's daughter conservative country sweetheart Miss America pageant; we'll take Miss Gay USofA any day. The lovely ladies in this competition may be male underneath the sequins, rhinestones and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Pop Music Video Round-Up

    I just spent all morning catching up on the latest music videos by watching VH1 (since MTV doesn't show music videos unless its viewers are sound asleep.) Here are my impressions of some of the stuff I saw:Adam Lambert- "What Do you Want from Me"- Wow, I was a Kris Allen fan last season, but Adam La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Rihanna Topless Pic, Kate Moss Plays Matchmaker, Brown Vs. Boyle

    Idolator: Chris Brown Getting Clobbered By Susan BoyleIdolator: Rihanna Topless AgainNME: Kate Moss sets up date between Pete Doherty and Alison Mosshart - Daily GossipPitchfork: Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, and Megadeth to Tour TogetherPitchfork: Former Drummer Bill Berry Returns to R.E.M. for Holid ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    50 Cent Twitter Spam, Free Pixies EP, New MIA

    Electric Mustache: Download A Free Pixies EPIdolator: Oh Awesome, I Got Twitter-Spammed By 50 CentIdolator: No Doubt Are Not Feeling Hella Good About Their "Band Hero" CameosNME: MIA working on 'Gucci Mane meets Animal Collective' albumNME: Strokes' Julian Casablancas preparing 'Pink Floyd laser sho ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Rihanna Announces Contributors, New Hot Chip Album, Vice Party in NYC

    Electric Mustache: Awsomeness: Christopher Walken - "Poker Face"Idolator: Shakira Engages In Some Bedroom AcrobaticsNME: The Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture finishes 23,347th in New York MarathonPitchfork: Hot Chip Announce New AlbumRolling Stone: Rihanna Confirms Slash,, Young Jeezy Guest on " ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    New Smashing Pumpkins Will Be Free, Boy George Writes A Song About Amy Winehouse, New Kanye West Film

    Idolator: Ticketmaster Brokers A Criminally Vulgar Tie-In With Morrissey's Upcoming ShowElectric Mustache: Photos: Elliott Brood, Matthew Reveles & Wooden Sky @ The Rhythm Room 10/14/09NME: Billy Corgan to give away new Smashing Pumpkings songs for freeNME: Boy George writes song about Amy Wineh ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Rihanna and Chris Brown's Hotel Tryst, Jarvis Cocker and Russel Brand Collaborate, Jackson's Mother Gets Custody

    State Press: YACHT Not A Standout Idolator: "Weird Al" Yankovic Makes An Icky Thump In Honor Of Charles Nelson Reilly NME: Bruce Springsteen To Perform 'Born To Run' Album In Its Entirety NME: P Diddy Moshes His Way Through Arctic Monkeys' Intimate New York Gig NME: Rihanna and Chris Brown Reunite f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    New Sufjan Stevens Due, Trent Reznor Chased Off Twitter, Chris Brown Apology Video

    Rolling Stone: Trent Reznor Ends Twitter Legacy By Deleting Account Idolator: Monica Would Like The Boy To Tell Her If He's Hers Or Not NME: Sufjan Stevens announces new soundtrack release NME: Activists oppose turning Michael Jackson's home into tourist spot Pitchfork: Weezer: New Album, Pinkerton ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Rihanna To Testify, Oberst and M. Ward Form Supergroup, Best of Bonnaroo

    Electric Mustache: Video: Animal Collective - "Summertime Clothes" Spin: Rihanna To Testify At Chris Brown Hearing Rolling Stone: Oberst, Jim James and M. Ward Form Monsters Of Folk Supergroup Spin: Bonnaroo Day 1: The Best & the Worst Rolling Stone: Green Day Bring New "Breakdown" Tracks To "R ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Chris Brown: A Monster, Even Though He Sees It Otherwise

    Is this man 'a monster?' Yeah, pretty much.Total dickhead and social pariah Chris Brown has released a 37 second video blog post today in which he updates his fans -- at 12 of them -- on his new album as well as defending his name. It's a noble effort by the R&B singer and almost-star of the mov ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Chris Brown Ditches All-Star Weekend Following His Recent Arrest (With Updates)

    Maybe the "v" stands for "villain"? Can't say we didn't see this coming. E! Online is reporting that Chris Brown has canceled his participation in a few of this weekend's festivities surrounding the NBA All-Star Game. The 19-year-old R&B artist was arrested early Sunday morning in connection w ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    By Randall Roberts You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barrier ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    The Year in Music: 2008's Top Ten Pop Songs

    By Annie ZaleskiPop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The follo ... More >>

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    December 6, 2008

    Phooson: Rihanna's the Star

    She's not yet old enough to drink, but there's no doubt Rihanna's the biggest star at Cricket tonight. Her set has been incredibly mature and she's got a confidence most performers never develop. On the ballads and the bangers she's sounded great. "S.O.S" was fun and she's currently killing "Umbrell ... More >>

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    December 6, 2008

    Phooson: Let's Go to the Tape

    So you missed last night's Phooson 2008? No worries. We've got you covered with a few concert highlights from Katy Perry, Tokyo Hotel, Fallout Boy and The Pussycat Dolls. It seems Rihanna was a bit camera shy when it came to video unfortunately. Don't ask us why, we think she looked great on stage. ... More >>

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    December 6, 2008

    Phooson: Picture This!

    We've got photos of Katy Perry, Rihanna, Fallout Boy, Tokio Hotel, The Pussycat Dolls, Jesse McCartney and even Paula Abdul. Check out your favorite Phooson artist in our Phooson 2008 slide show. -- Photos by Luke Holwerda

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    December 5, 2008

    Paula Abdul Hosting Phooson Tonight

    So, if there's one thing I thought Phooson, tonight's popped up show at Cricket was missing, it was some B-list hosting talent. Luckily, Johnjay and Rich are bringing in the big guns: Paul Abdul. The American Idol hostess will join the disc jocks on stage at Cricket Pavillion to introduce Rihanna, F ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    From BFE to PHX

    Quirky music fest lands at Cricket

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    December 3, 2008

    Britney Spears Coming To Glendale on April 24

    We honestly can't imagine too many people care at this point, but we've been wrong before, so, in case you do, that chick who had Kevin Federline's children is coming to Arena on April 24. Britney Spears is back with her "The Circus Starring Britney Spears 2009 Tour" - her first arena to ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008
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    October 19, 2008

    Rihanna, Katy Perry, Fall Out Boy and Pussycat Dolls coming for Phooson fest on Dec. 5

    By Martin Cizmar I don’t know why anybody would want to celebrate or encourage Phoenix and Tucson growing together, but apparently someone does, which is why there’s a Phooson festival leading this week’s upcoming show announcements.

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    September 4, 2008

    Wardrobe Malfunction

    God help us, it’s back

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