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    December 23, 2013

    10 Albums Santa Didn't Bring Me In Time To Be Cool

    Santa Claus and I have had a tenuous musical history. There have been some good years, for sure, especially in 1986 when he brought me Christian Death's "Only Theatre of Pain" on vinyl. I'm sure Kris Kringle, viewing from his magic snow globe, loved seeing my sheer delight as I relished the irony o ... More >>

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    August 10, 2013

    Sebadoh - Crescent Ballroom - 8/9/2013

    SebadohCrescent BallroomAugust 9, 2013 There was a lot of love in the air at Crescent Ballroom last night as indie rock legends Sebadoh played their first area show in a while. A lot of the feely-good vibes came as much from the stage as they did from the crowd that was loaded with obviously longti ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    The Monkees and the Jonas Brothers are both playing the Valley this week, which is a thinkpiece someone else is going to have to write--only one of them made our list of five Phoenix shows to see this week. Find out which one it is after the jump! (And view our complete concert calendar here.) (It ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Deafheaven and Marriages - Yucca Tap Room, Tempe - 6/19/2013

    Last night, I came to the conclusion that Deafheaven is black metal's Vampire Weekend. I've never thought up an uglier string of words to describe what is fundamentally a thing of beauty. To see Deafheaven is to not see a black metal band but to see black metal being curated by hardcore and indie ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Sebastien Millon, What Are You Listening To?

    Sebastien Millon Sebastien Millon You can check out the local artist and fashion designer's work here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR. I love keeping up on the news, but they also have so many great stories on culture, in ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: 120 Minutes​MTV just turned 30 years old yesterday! There are so many shows on MTV that I either wish would come back or are finally coming back. It's a shame Daria isn't still around, though Beavis and Butthead is returning on October 27.MTV2 has graciously brought back 120 Minu ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    November 30, 2010

    Incoming: Lucero, B.B. King, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sebadoh, Keith Sweat

    Who wasn't twisted over Keith Sweat circa 1996?​There's no formal way of choosing which artist to write about for any given week's incoming shows. I usually just pick the one that jumps out at me and makes me harken back to the days when MTV actually played videos -- good videos. That's why K ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Elliott Smith Archival Interview From Local DJ Shane Kennedy

    You may know Shane Kennedy as that guy we write about all the time (read Steve Jansen's excellent feature on him here) for various reasons.Did you also know that he, himself, is a journalist, and long has been? He's not much of a name-dropper, which may be part of the reason so many New Times staff ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Amazon Trots out Their "100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time"

    Amazon takes their shot at indie rock's 100 greatest albumsThe fine folks over at decided that the time was ripe to assemble a list of the best indie rock albums of all time. Indie rock is a genre either really easy to define or kind of confusing to define, but that sentiment did not hol ... More >>

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    November 22, 2007

    Free for All

    Give it away, give it away, give it away now

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    October 18, 2007
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    March 15, 2007

    Sebadoh Boy

    Reissue, reuinion, return

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    December 21, 2006

    Pink Nasty

    Mold the Gold

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    November 24, 2005

    Zippo Hot Tour

    Hold 'em high

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    July 28, 2005

    Well Versed

    A little sun shines through the melancholia

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    March 10, 2005

    Bear vs. Shark

    Hear them before they're even more famous

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    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

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    August 26, 2004


    Lou Barlow steps away from side projects to tour with his old indie rock band

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    April 3, 2003

    Folk Implosion

    Barlow's boys are New again

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    August 22, 2002

    Play Nicely

    Don't ask Moby about his business

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    June 6, 2002

    Southern Comfort

    With Creatures, Athens' Elf Power releases another darkly poppish masterstroke

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    September 27, 2001


    Leucadia (Better Looking Records)

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    April 20, 2000

    David in the Lion's Den

    Pedro the Lion's David Bazan offers a complex version of Christianity wearing an indie-rock collar

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    March 16, 2000

    She's the One

    Local songstress gets ready to do business with the high and mighty

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    March 9, 2000

    Lo-fi Legacy

    After more than a decade together, indie rock torchbearers Sebadoh look to start anew

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    January 27, 2000

    Cracking Wise

    Inscrutability suits Tucson art popsters Wise Folk Malcontent just fine

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    December 30, 1999

    Critical Mass

    Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music

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    December 2, 1999

    Cheese Addict

    After 20 years and as many albums on his own, Robyn Hitchcock is still lost in a world of fairies, elves and French fromage

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    February 11, 1999
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    February 4, 1999

    Home Truth

    Local musicians increasingly find their bliss in the parallel universe of home recording

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    November 12, 1998

    Reluctant Heroes

    Amid breakup rumors, Archers of Loaf gives indie rockers another fine record to chew on

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    March 12, 1998

    Lord's Prayer

    Celebrated busker Mary Lou Lord reluctantly steps into the spotlight with major-label debut

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    October 2, 1997

    Merge Slowly

    Superchunk matures without junking its indie ideals

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    September 4, 1997

    Sweet Revenge

    The Mr. T Experience pities the fool who falls in love

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    July 31, 1997

    Miller's Crossing

    The Old 97's form from wreckage of musical mishaps

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    April 24, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    January 23, 1997
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    December 12, 1996
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    September 12, 1996
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    September 5, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    July 18, 1996

    Threat Assessment: godheadSilo

    S.O.S. (Save Our Speakers) Intelligence Dossier 396

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    November 9, 1995
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    March 2, 1995
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