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    November 10, 2014

    5 Best Radio Stations in Phoenix

    Earlier this year Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for best radio stations in metro Phoenix. Best Alternative/Rock Radio Station: KWSS 93.9 FM KWSS stepped up in a big way this year, sponsoring the local stage ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Summer Ends Music Festival Day 2 - Storm of the Century vs The Replacements

    It's on. It's off. It's the end of the world. The sky is falling and I might die without ever seeing The Replacements. What a crazy, rain-filled day Saturday, September 27, was as torrential downpours, micro bursts, and low levels of chaos hit Tempe and almost ruined the fun for fans who flocked t ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    13 Favorite Musician Interviews of 2013

    For music journalists, there's nothing better than when an artist or performer gives good quote. While musicians can be pretty hit or miss when it comes to interviews, when one gets garrulous and decides to dish or diss, there never seems to be enough tape or memory space available for their pearls ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Switchfoot's Jon Foreman: "God Doesn't Need A Lawyer"

    For Jon Foreman and the rest of Switchfoot, there is no point in doing things the easy way. Easy would be trying to carve out a rock 'n' roll career for themselves in either the mainstream or Christian scenes, rather than both. Easy would be taking their lifelong love of surfing and somehow finding ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013
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    October 11, 2013

    11 of Our Favorite Martini Ranch Concerts

    Scottsdale's Martini Ranch is headed for the last roundup this weekend. As we reported last week, the Old Town concert hall/dance club/drinkery/hangout is gonezo after Sunday night as its owners are closing down the joint for good. Three straight nights of live music are scheduled to transpire, ho ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    February 19, 2013

    Anberlin: Frontman Stephen Christian Discusses Art and Faith

    Florida rockers Anberlin have been together for just over a decade, and what a ride it's been. After starting out small with Tooth & Nail Records and experiencing great success with Blueprints for the Black Market and Never Take Friendship Personal, they soon were playing on the Warped Tour and foun ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Matt Anderson, What Are You Listening To?

    Matt Anderson The local comedian performs at Monkey Pants Bar and Grill at 8:30 pm, Thursday, January 31. Follow him on Twitter @MattAnd3. When you put your key in the ignition, what station would play right now? I am an FM guy because I'm the poorest of them all. So, probably between 94.5 KOOL-FM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Jon Foreman of Switchfoot Talks Vice Verses, Death and the Bro-Am

    Andy BarronSwitchfoot​Switchfoot is back, and its making a splash. The band's new album, Vice Verses, recently debuted at number eight on the Billboard charts, and it's definitely worth a listen even if you abandoned your Switchfoot fandom years ago. Lead singer Jon Foreman spoke to Up On The ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Incoming: Alien Ant Farm, Old School Jam, Stephen Stills, Sublime With Rome, Wale

    ​There are only two kinds of people in the world: those who think Sublime will always be great and those who believe Sublime could only be great as long as Bradley Nowell was around (I guess there is a third kind, too -- people who hate Sublime, but forget about those folks).Either way, it's time ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    New $40 Million Grand Canyon University Arena to Host Big Name Christian Acts

    Switchfoot​Are you ready to GOD!? Valley private Christian college Grand Canyon University is ready to get its worship on with a little help from a few of music's biggest faith-based acts.

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    August 9, 2010

    Lollapalooza 2010: Everything That Rises Must Converge

    Look! It's the Cribs (and that guy who used to be in the Smiths)!​Lollapalooza 2010 on Sunday was a little off from the other days from the start.  At the begininng of the day, it looks like the elements were going to ruin the day with a nasty storm running through downtown Chicago.  Th ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 29, 2010
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    January 28, 2010

    Flier of the Week: Source Victoria at Yucca Tap Room

    ​Nope, it's not promoting the classic 1987 Nintendo game Metroid--this flier of the week comes courtesy of Phoenix indie band Source Victoria, who is playing Yucca Tap Room this weekend. The group, who's shared the stage with local favorites Jimmy Eat World and The Format, is gearing up to ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Switchfoot at Martini Ranch

    ​It must be nice for a band like Switchfoot to play an intimate venue like Martini Ranch. The pop rock band sold out tonight's show, and the audience, which was made up of mostly 20- and 30-something's, actually sung along, danced and clapped to the music. Switchfoot released their ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    Just Announced: Tears for Fears, KMFDM, Lyle Lovett, Ratt

    Our weekly concert announcements are always a bit of a "Wait, those guys are still alive and playing music" shock, but I've never been quite as blindsided as I was seeing Tears For Fears slated to place Tempe Marketplace in July.Yes, Tears for Fears. They're still around. In fact, the British they n ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    You Asked For It: Tractor Pull Divas

    Tractor Pull DivasLove Songs for (Insert Your Name Here)(Self released)I haven't been overly enamored of local alt-country bands since I started doing You Asked For It back in September. The New Westerns had a nice sound, but spotty vocals, and suffer from occasional self-indulgence. Instant Hobo ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008
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    May 16, 2008

    Future Shock: Lyle Lovett, Melissa Etheridge, and more

    Here are some of the concerts that were announced this week.

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    December 20, 2007
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    July 6, 2006

    Format Busters

    Songwriting duo Nate Ruess and Sam Means had enough of major-label drama, so now they're calling the shots

  • Music

    November 10, 2005


    Long distance, give me Heaven

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Home Grown

    The Sciannas, Gene Michael Best, Until August, J.D. Simo, & Thaahum

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    March 27, 2003

    World Harmony

    Glendale goes global