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    August 29, 2013

    Sorry, Bob Dylan's Self Portrait Is Still A Bad Album

    Perhaps you've read the weirdly fawning praise of Bob Dylan's tenth installment in his famed Bootleg Series, Another Self Portrait 1969--1971. ("One of the most important, coherent and fulfilling Bob Dylan albums ever released," some buffoon for Rolling Stone just claimed!) Perhaps, while in your ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day: You Weren't There, But You'll Be Able to Watch

    Led Zeppelin was, is, and always will be a driving force in the evolution of heavy metal. Their heavy, guitar-driven blues rock opened the world to an intriguing new sound, influencing generations of bands. Now, more than 40 years after they first came together, they are still one of the most popula ... More >>

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    August 11, 2012

    Neil Young and Crazy Horse at Outside Lands Festival, 8/10/12

    The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, by Ian Port, at our sister paper, SF Weekly. See also: More Outside Lands Festival news from SF Weekly While he's putting everything into a solo, Neil Young's face looks like his electric guitar sounds: flush with feeling, v ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    June 12, 2012

    Rolling Stone Recaps the "Really Crazy Stuff" Going on in Arizona Politics

    Rolling Stone did a wrap up about Arizona's "really crazy" political climate -- not that we needed a reminder. But, yeah, this is why the rest of the country is laughing at us. Bennett the Birther? Gould the Gunman? Kelly and his M-16s? Yee-ha! Read the Rolling Stone recap below:

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    May 29, 2012

    Ceremony: One of Punk's Most Unpredictable Outfits on Rising, Raging and Changing

    By Reyan Ali Finding a young, lesser-known band in the pages of Rolling Stone is not a noteworthy event. However, seeing a review of Ceremony's new record, Zoo, in the magazine recently still constitutes one of those I-can-believe-it's-happening-but-I-still-can't-believe-it moments because Ceremony ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Six Against Me! Songs We Can't Wait to Hear Tom Gabel Sing as a Woman

    Florida punk-rockers Against Me! have always made honesty a policy, discussing scene politics, social politics, and issues of justice and hypocrisy with an insight and power. But who saw this one coming: After a long battle with gender dysphoria, Tom Gabel of Against Me! has decided to start living ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    January 23, 2012

    Boring-Ass Beef Update: Azealia Banks vs Kreayshawn, No Age & Fleet Foxes vs Kings of Leon, Common vs Drake

    New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia opened recent track, "Almost Famous, with a succinct and powerful line: "I'd like to thank all my fans /And all my haters /For making me famous." Beef is beneficial for both parties involved: Music outlets love covering it, fans love chiming in, and any collate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    St. Vincent​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Today's list comes from contributor Melissa Fossum. Maybe I'm too indecisive for my own good, but year-end lists are always a cha ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Lenni Rosenblum

    Hell no, this did not make my list.​I was fairly unimpressed by this year's new releases, which says a lot considering I'm not all that hard to impress, musically speaking. Although a lot of great albums came out, I don't think that 2011 was a very special year as far as new releases go, and frank ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Ewan Currie of the Sheepdogs on Rolling Stone, Their Next Album, and Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Emma McIntyre​Earlier this year The Sheepdogs became the first unsigned band to land on the cover of Rolling Stone after they won the magazine's Choose the Cover contest. Although they toured extensively before they entered the contest, their world was turned somewhat upside down when they finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Ree Boado of Dearspeak on Sharing Stories, Mending the Soul, and Local Musical Friends

    Local indie pop band Dearspeak is celebrating the release of their new EP, Oh For Freedom by inviting you to join them for a biographical night of music and art. We talked to lead vocalist Ree Boado earlier this year about her solo work, but right now she's concentrating on makin ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Top Five Rockin' Grannies

    Image credit: Photoshop.​Last week we announced the bummer news that Blondie has called off the show scheduled for tomorrow at Foundry on First due to "last minute scheduling conflicts. Promoter Danny Zelisko states that the band may reschedule its date, but until then, you can continue l ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Katy Perry Nearing Michael Jackson's Singles Chart Record

    ​Katy Perry is on her way to matching Michael Jackson's singles record, according to NME.It looks like Katy Perry will hit the number one spot on the Billboard charts for the fifth time this album with her single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)." If it actually takes the top spot, she will be the fi ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Pharrell Launches Liqueur For Working Women

    Pharrell Williams has concocte​d a liqueur for working women, according to Paste.N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell is releasing Qream, which he says was "created for contemporary women who work hard and want to relax with friends at the end of the day."One of the aspects of Qream that ladies will like th ... More >>

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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 >>

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    July 1, 2011

    July 1 In Blogs: Fourth of July, Djentrification, Trudy Thomas, and Death Sentences

    ​​​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:

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    June 17, 2011

    Foo Fighters Release Humorous Coloring Book Tour Rider

    ​The Foo Fighters have gone about assembling their tour rider in a rather non-traditional yet brilliant way. In fact, they essentially turned their tour rider into a 52-page playful and informative coloring book, according to Rolling Stone.The rider was made by Gus Brandt, the Foo Fighters' tour m ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l

    tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l​Merrill Garbus is a weird, weird lady. The singer/composer -- who records under the moniker tUnE-yArDs -- definitely has her own unique vision of just what music should be. Garbus proved that her vision is anything but regular on her 2009 debut BiRd-BrAiNs, a decadently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Lady Gaga Falls During Houston Show, Keeps Singing Like It's No Big Deal

    ​Lady Gaga fell off of her piano at her Houston show on April 8 but continued to sing throughout the fall as though it didn't even happen, according to Billboard.Gaga straddled her burning piano mid-song during the Born This Way track "You and I," lost her balance, hit her knees hard on her piano ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Miley Cyrus Has Been Text Message Crushing on Kings of Leon's Jared Followill

    ​Miley Cyrus is continuing to prove that she's into older men, according to the Fab Life.Cyrus seems to be having a fling with Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill. They've been doing an awful lot of texting lately, according to a source that's close with Kings of Leon.The source said, "So far, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Lady Gaga Flying Solo on New Album

    ​Lady Gaga's upcoming album Born This Way will not feature any other artists whatsoever, according to MTV News.Gaga says she wants to stand on her own two feet this time around, although many people think it's safe to jokingly say that she practically collaborated with Madonna on the hit single "B ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Stop the World: Radiohead Released New Album 'The King of Limbs' 24 Hours Early

    ​Radiohead decided to give their fans a huge treat and move up the release of their latest album, The King of Limbs, by a day, according to Spinner.The release date of the physical version of the album has been advanced as well, having been moved up from May 9 to March 28.The album can be download ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    December 29, 2010

    The 10 Stupidest Music Stories of 2010

    ​Every year a few ridiculous stories get squeezed in between the serious ones. In honor of the year coming to a close, it's time to poke some fun at those who entertained us by making the stupidest headlines in music news in 2010.In no particular order, here are some real winners... err, well, act ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Elton John is Now a Father

    ​Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish are now proud parents of a baby boy, according to MTV News.The pair welcomed Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John into the world on Christmas Day. Man, what a name.The surrogate mother is unidentified. Regardless, the baby is "healthy and doing well," th ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Yeasayer Drop a Live Album; You Pick the Price

    ​Yeasayer's new album Live at Ancienne Belgique was released on Christmas, according to Pitchfork.The concert, which was recorded on October 28, 2010 in Brussels, has been released as a 13-track live album that is available for download on the band's website.As a Christmas treat from the band, fan ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Pitchfork's Top 10 Albums of 2010 Explained

    Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig​The wonderful people over at Pitchfork just released their 10 best albums of 2010 today. In what should have came as no surprise, Kanye West took the top spot. His latest album had been given a notorious perfect 10 a month ago and, if Rolling Stone and Spin have anyth ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Aretha Franklin Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

    ​Aretha Franklin's family has confirmed that the singer has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to Billboard.After being ordered by doctors to cancel six months of appearances and going through a very successful recovery from an unknown surgery last Thursday, we can only hope she'll b ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Heather Mills Claims She Arranged Beatles Deal With iTunes

    ​Heather Mills may be the one to thank for getting the Beatles' music catalog up on iTunes, according to Consequence of Sound.Mills, Paul McCartney's ex-wife, claims she talked to Steve Jobs and organized the deal to finally get the digital Beatles albums onto iTunes.Also, she said she won't be go ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Nicki Minaj Proves Why Parents Should Treat Their Kids Well

    ​Nicki Minaj's tell-all documentary, My Time Now, aired on MTV on Sunday night. She told even more in the new issue of Rolling Stone.In the documentary she discussed her crack addicted father and child abuse, and being raised by her grandparents for quite some time. In the article she talked about ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    10 Album Covers That Have Been Banned [NSFW]

    ​A few weeks ago Kanye West announced on his Twitter page that the original artwork for his upcoming album My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy had been banned here in the US.Technically, the artwork wasn't banned. Instead Kanye's record label, strongly suggested that the album artwork be replaced f ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Kanye Finally Apologizes with New Song for Taylor Swift

    ​It took Kanye West long enough to give Taylor Swift the musical apology many say he's owed her for a long time. In fact, it took him almost a year. But finally, the apology has arrived in the form of a song called "Devil in a New Dress." Surprisingly, he actually sounds remorseful. Good to know ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Michael Jackson Record Due Out in November

    The man has ten new projects set to be released. For reals.​How could someone who's been dead for over a year release a new record? The simple answer would likely be that the people who have control over any remaining recorded material are hungry for the money that accompanies anything involving M ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010
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    February 23, 2010

    Mago Sculpture Dismantled, Rolling Stone Article Blasts Dahn Yoga as Cult

    Even if she's in a cult, at least she's not a redneck...Between a cult and the Cottonwood rednecks, whom do I chose? That's the conundrum I'm left with at the news that the Mago "Mother Earth" statue has been dismantled. That's to the delight of bigots in Cottonwood, Arizona, who decried the 39 foot ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    May 14, 2009

    F*cked Up, Xiu Xiu Stick It to The Man, or At Least Camel

    Back in 2007 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. ran an ad disguised as editorial content in Rolling Stone which featured an insert called "The Indie Rock Universe" that had cartoons and features on indie rock bands. F*cked Up and Xiu Xiu have both sued the company over using their names in the feature.A ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Other People's Blogs: Skynyrd Bassist Dies, Van Halen Videogame, M.I.A. hangs with Oprah

    NME: Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist dies, aged 48Spin: M.I.A. Hangs Out with Oprah!Rolling Stone: "Guitar Hero: Van Halen" Confirmed, Game Due in 2009

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    May 4, 2009

    Other People's Blogs: Meg White, Trent Reznor Marry, Coldplay Vs. Cat, Babyshambles get Britpoppy

    Pitchfork: Meg White, Trent Reznor Getting Married (No, Not to Each Other, Sorry)Spin: Yusuf Islam Accuses Coldplay of PlagiarismSpin: Babyshambles Channel Stone Roses On New RecordRolling Stone: Britney Spears Fan Arrested for Crashing Stage at "Circus" Show

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    December 11, 2008

    Rolling Stone: Still Blowing Bob Dylan

    Rolling Stone, that music magazine that felt it necessary to feature the ladies from MTV's The Hills on the cover of its May issue, just released its list of top 50 albums of 2008. Wouldn't you know it; they put Bob Dylan at number two. Why not number one, Rolling Stone? Maybe because they realize ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007

    So, Six Comedians Walk Into a Bar . . .

    For the punch line, hit the Improv

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    June 28, 2007

    Patriot Pop Quiz

    No Googling

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    March 27, 2003


    Mexican quartet makes its Marquee

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    December 26, 2002

    Rock Crock

    One man travels through the best of what American music magazines offer -- and needs a shower

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    October 3, 2002

    Division of Laura Lee

    Black City(Burning Heart/Epitaph)

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    January 20, 2000

    Hit Me, Baby, One More Time

    Jimmy Eat World gets some Rolling Stone-size love from Blink-182

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