Sonic Youth

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    March 8, 2013

    Chad Horstman, What Are You Listening To?

    Chad HorstmanHorstman is the CEO of, an online lingerie and costume retailer.When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now?  The radio is pretty bad. I usually stream Pandora.What's the first album you bought? Bon Jovi.What's the first ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    Are You a Cute Blonde Lady? Now is a Good Time to be in a Music Video

    Last week, a couple of so-called indie bands released music videos that featured quirky blonde actresses. Michelle Williams traveled to Niagara Falls Wild Nothing's "Paradise" and The Girl Next Door Elisha Cuthbert imagines herself in a movie in The Gaslight Anthem's video for "Here Comes My Man." B ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    June 29, 2012

    Jen Deveroux, What Are You Listening To?

    Jen Deveroux The local party promoter invites you to Sharks and Minnows Saturday, June 30, at the Phoenix Place Hotel and Suites at 2 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I don't listen to the radio. What's the first album ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Gun Outfit and Broken Water, Meat Market Garment Factory, 5/30/12

    Gun Outfit and Broken Water Meat Market Garment Factory Wednesday, May 30 I will declare, without the slightest inkling of doubt or hesitance, that Olympia, Washington has the best independent music scene in the country right now. The major hipster metropoli (Brooklyn, San Francisco, Austin) all ha ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Al Page on Sonic Youth, Marvin Gay, The Hidden House, and More

    There are a slew of reasons we dig Al Page. Not only does the cat have one of the most fly Afros in all of P-Town, he's also one of the most laid-back and approachable DJs in this 'berg. Every weekend, Page busts much ass on both the record decks and behind the scenes at the Hidden House, putting ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Up on the Sun: The Podcast, with Landmine Marathon, Hot Snakes, Lee Fields, and More

    Welcome to Up on the Sun: The Podcast's second episode. In this week's installment, we speak with Phoenix-based metal band Landmine Marathon about being handpicked by Metallica to play the Orion Music and More Festival in New Jersey, and hear a brand new tune from the band's upcoming EP "Bastard Ch ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Bevin O'Neill, What Are You Listening To?

    Bevin O'Neill​Bevin O'Neill O'Neill is a chef at The Grind  and Chick Rotisserie Bar (opening soon).  When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Arizona sports radio.What's the first album you bought? The Clash, Combat Rock. ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Up on the Sun's Halloween (Video) Mixtape

    Screamin' Jay wishes you a happy Halloween.​We know it's a school/work night and all, but it's still Halloween, which means you have a perfect excuse for shucking off the Monday blues and getting creepy. There's plenty going on around the Valley: indie-punk supergroup Wild Flag are scheduled t ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Wilco Is Coming to Tempe in January! Hooray!

    ​In one of my favorite pieces he wrote at New Times, former music editor Martin Cizmar argued that Wilco, one of my favorite bands, was, for all intents and purposes, no different than Dave Matthew Band, a group I don't like. (Anymore, at least. I was a pretty big fan of Before These Crowded Stree ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 29, 2011
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    September 24, 2011

    French Quarter Tour Diary - Week 1

    ​I won't attempt to explain the amalgam of esoteric in-jokes that manifested into the tour poster seen above. There's a perfectly good but lengthy explanation for why the four of us chose to put John Fogerty's head on a French Quarter t-shirt, gave him dice for eyes and exhorted the viewer to ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Top Ten Songs About Dust

    July 5, 2011: The day everyone's cars were rendered absolutely filthyI was going to say that unless you were living under a rock the past few days, you probably heard about Tuesday night's massive dust storm -- known as a haboob in some parts of the world (parts that aren't home to Republican presid ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Hooked on Sonics

    Check out what YouTube can’t show you

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    December 1, 2010

    Jack White Angry With eBay Auction Participants

    ​Jack White is pissed off at his own fans, according to Antiquiet. Jack's own Third Man Records' recent eBay auctions for one of five copies of the White Stripes' rare first album reissue didn't quite go as planned. He's angry at flippers, the fans that buy these albums for cheap prices and resell ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Screaming Females at Trunk Space Last Night

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    May 26, 2010

    Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Conor Oberst, Rise Against: The SB1070 Boycott is Officially On, Everyone!

    ​Pitchfork is reporting that Rage Against The Machine singer Zack de la Rocha has secured commitments to boycott Arizona from Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Conor Oberst, Massive Attack, Rise Against, Tenacious D, Joe Satriani and others.Word comes from his new organization, The Sound Strike which as wh ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    May 26 In Blogs: John McCain, Kanye West, Cat Cora, and Marijuana

    ​​​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: John McCain, Russell Pearce, Michelle Obama, Jan Brewer Pimp-Slapped in New Dennis ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    What's Selling: Record Store Day Roundup

    ​This week, looking at What's Selling is a little different. That's because Saturday was the long-anticipated Record Store Day, and hopefully you didn't miss out.Not only did all of our favorite local record stores have live in-store performances, but they sold a ton of exclusive material only ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    10 Things Under $10: Inglorious Bastards, Deadheads, Sugar Thieves, and Punks Aplenty

    Calabrese is scheduled to haunt Atomic Comics during Fright Night on Sunday.​ Discount-priced distractions are in abundance this weekend, ranging from Faux Punks and real punks to fashionistas and freaks. Looking for some inexpensive adventure? Here's our weekly list of what's going on. Wes ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Wavves to Come Through Phoenix on Fall Tour

    Ah yes, the ever popular x-ray of Nathan Williams' broken wrist.​Nathan Williams, the creative force behind Wavves, has been having an interesting last few months. There was the meltdown incident in Spain and the broken wrist. He released a new song, Mickey Mouse, a week ago and now he's announced ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    At The Drive-In Reunion Possible, Jordin Sparks Album Cover Dissed, Scary Phil Spector Pics

    Rolling Stone: Mars Volta Frontman Hints At Possible At The Drive-In Reunion Pitchfork: Black Lips' Jared Swilley Attacks Wavves Waved Rumor: Aerosmith - 'Toys in the Attic' in entirety this summer Idolator: Jordin Sparks Still Has A Cold Spin: Sonic Youth Debut New Album in NYC Idolator: Phil ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Pitchfork Stays Sub-Par and Pretentious with New "Greatest Songs" Guide

    The horde of amateur music critics at Pitchfork Media has just crapped out a tome titled The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present (Fireside). The book purports to present "edifying essays" about the greatest 500 songs of the past thirty years and "all-new reviews" ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    October 30, 2008

    Changing of the avant-garde

    Put another dime in the Jookabox baby

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    July 26, 2007

    Marnie Stern

    Adjectives wanted

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    January 4, 2007

    Independence Day

    What's indie rock? Who cares? Here are 10 great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition

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    November 9, 2006

    Finger-Pluckin' Good

    The family-size box

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    September 21, 2006

    The Creeping Nobodies

    Warning: shallow venue

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    June 8, 2006

    Far From Phoenix

    With thrashed vocal cords and van wrecks galore, Greeley Estates pays its dues on the road

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    March 23, 2006

    More is More

    Too much of a good thing is just right at SXSW

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    March 2, 2006

    Loose Fur

    Born Again in the U.S.A.
    (Drag City)

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    December 22, 2005

    The Adolescents

    Punks having punks

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    October 20, 2005

    The Download

    "Do They Know It's Halloween?"

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    April 7, 2005

    Bloc Party

    Silent Alarm

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    July 29, 2004
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    May 20, 2004
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    May 29, 2003

    Puppets Show

    Arizonans get a taste of the live Meat Puppets they hardly saw on a new '90s retrospective DVD

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    May 15, 2003

    Basement Ax

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch is a guitar hero for a generation not interested in 'em

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    November 7, 2002

    Sigur Ros

    ( ) (MCA)

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    April 18, 2002

    Savage Republic

    Box Set (Mobilization Recordings)

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    September 27, 2001

    Skye Klad, Salamander

    Skye Klad (Mutant Music), Birds of Appetite (Camera Obscura)

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    January 25, 2001


    Do What You Want (Foodchain)

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    February 24, 2000

    Yo La Tengo

    And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out

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    January 20, 2000

    The Muffs

    (Sympathy for the Record Industry)

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    January 2, 1997

    Something Old, Something New

    In 1996, punk was murdered by its parents and resurrected by its children

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    February 8, 1996
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    April 27, 1995
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