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    October 9, 2012

    Gossip Girl's Top 10 Passionate and Devastating Music Moments

    It's been a long road for Gossip Girl, from the teenage backstabbing and juicy gossip in the first seasons to the characters heading off to college, flirting with the rich and powerful, and being at the root of public scandals. The show's sixth and final season premiered last night, and there are ni ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    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 >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Marianas Trench's 'Masterpiece Theatre' Goes Beyond Canadian Pop-Punk

    Marianas Trench​There's just something about Canada and pop-punk bands. Some of the most successful, teen-friendly groups to come out of our neighbor to the north embrace that sorta whiny, super-catchy sound, from Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 to Simple Plan and Hedley. Here's hoping Marianas Trench is ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Toybox: Stay Alive

    ​Artist: ToyboxTitle: Stay AliveBasics: High holy shit, Batman! It looks like YAFI finally got something that is neither countrified rock about make-believe bandits or pop punk from some plucky 17 year olds. What we have here is Toybox, a neat little three-piece that plays Japanese pop. The three ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    A Second Goodbye: Two Song Sampler

    ​Artist: A Second GoodbyeTitle: Two track sampler.Basics: Young Scottsdale upstarts A Second Goodbye have a seven song EP on the horizon, but for now we have a two track sampler CD to satiate those pop punk needs. Pop punk is too widespread and vigorous these days to try and figure it all out or q ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Canadian Music Mag Names Transgender Man Sexiest in Canada

    ​Chart Attack readers named Lucas Silveira of Canadian rockers The Cliks, the "Throw Your Underwear Award." This makes him the first transgender man to win. He even beat out Avril Lavigne's ex, Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley. Considering that the rock world is progressive, but still has stark lin ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    You Asked For It: 80*D

    I've been pretty hard on Mesa bands in general and Mesa punk bands in particular here in our weekly You Asked For It local CD review column. It's not that I have anything against Mesa (I live there) or punk bands (I was a big fan of them in my younger years) it's just that most of the ones I've hear ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Authority Solo

    Conviction is arresting

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    October 20, 2005

    The Download

    "Do They Know It's Halloween?"

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    August 4, 2005

    Teen Dream

    The members of Lydia are young, but don't hold that against them

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    June 9, 2005

    Pop-Punk, and Then Sum

    With an acclaimed new album and a goodwill trip to Africa, Sum 41 grows up -- a little

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    March 24, 2005

    Plain White T's

    A release worth waiting for

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    October 28, 2004

    Good Charlotte/Sum 41

    Punk's not dead, it just grew up

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    September 9, 2004

    Face to Face

    A punk rock swan song

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    August 19, 2004
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    January 29, 2004

    Washboard Confessional

    Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.

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    January 1, 2004

    Original Soul

    This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.

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    October 9, 2003

    Exploding Hearts

    Guitar Romantic (Dirtnap)

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    September 18, 2003

    Ruthless Journey

    Now past his self-destructive punk phase, Abe Ruthless settles into a resolute musical routine

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    April 10, 2003

    Sum of the Damage

    Sum 41 rocks out and pisses 'em off from coast to coast. Poor Nikka Costa!

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    January 23, 2003

    Big Bang Boom

    Bangs sticks its punk right in your face -- but insists it has no agenda

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    December 26, 2002

    Big? Try Huge!

    'Snortin' Whiskey' may be ludicrously over-the-top, but songwriter and guitarist Pat Travers is not

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    August 1, 2002

    Drive Away

    The members of Sparta leave At the Drive-In, expectations and a so-called hiatus behind

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    January 17, 2002

    Celebrity Skin Peel

    A one-stop guide to the latest round of pop-star foolishness and bad behavior

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Bottoming Out

    Trailer-park Scrooge finds 10 reasons to say humbug about the music of 2001

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    November 29, 2001

    Top Jimmy

    An oddball arena-rock triple bill showcases Mesa's returning heroes