The Clash (Band)

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    July 21, 2014

    10 Classic Punk Records That Actually Kind of Suck

    I put on The Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket To Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014
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    May 7, 2014

    Music for Running: A Guide to the Perfect Playlist

    I love running to music. The pavement is my dance floor and I can go for hours. Any given morning on Tempe Town Lake I will jog, playing air guitar to the riff of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel" if no one is looking. The amount of fun I have on the trail has translated into a healthy turnaround for me. ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    D.I. - Club Red, Tempe - 7/2/2013

    D.I.Club Red, TempeJuly 2, 2013 Anyone who might argue that punk is dead should consider last night's D.I. show at Club Red as proof to the contrary. What was originally billed as an eight-band lineup became a bit of a debacle when a last-minute change--the rumor around the venue was that the Plain ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    International Swingers: "Punk Rock Was More About Conformity and Nonconformity Than Protest"

    Last night, the International Swingers rolled into 910 Live in Tempe and blasted out some big hits from rock 'n' roll lore, which is apropos, considering the punk supergroup's stature and history. Sex Pistols/Iggy Pop alumni and bassist Glen Matlock, guitarist/vocalist Gary Twinn of Supernaut fame, ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Record Store Day's Hot Heavy Metal Vinyl Releases

    It looks like all these Record Store Days are paying off. In 2012, global sales for vinyl records hit $171 million, their highest point since 1997--the same year that Hanson's "MMMBop" topped the charts. This Saturday, April 20, marks the sixth annual Record Store Day, when artists and labels dish ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    10 Best Punk Bars in Phoenix

    Phoenix has a long tradition of punk bars that serve up cheap beer and fast, aggressive (sometimes sloppy) punk rock. Some great venues have closed over the last few years, and while we dearly miss Jugheads and Rogue West, punk bars continue to thrive in the Valley of the Sun. Most are situated in u ... More >>

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    March 16, 2013

    10 Dumbest Things Heard at SXSW

    For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    December 20, 2012
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    October 24, 2012

    Yucca Tap Room's Halloween Party Features All-Star Punk Lineup

    We know there's tons of Halloween parties happening this weekend, with a little something for everyone going down. If you're spending the whole weekend at home noshing on Halloween candy and watching zombie movies, you're doing it wrong. But for fans seeking punk thrills, the Yucca Tap Room is the ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    October 18, 2012
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    September 5, 2012

    Should We Come Up With a Better Name For Third Wave Ska?

    I won't beat around the bush: I don't really like the music of Reel Big Fish. I don't like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones either, and found No Doubt a giggly waste of my time. In fact, while as a music critic I respect these bands for what they are trying to accomplish and the fact that they all have a ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    August 22, 2012

    Jesse Malin Links The Clash and The Grateful Dead

    See also: Chasers Sold to New Owners and Becomes Pub Rock, A Music Venue With an In-House Radio Broadcasting Studio Jesse Malin has done it all, or most of it at least. In his barely-teens he was fronting Jersey-based hardcore ensemble Heart Attack, then spent the '90s in glam-punk wreckers D-Gen ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower(s Fan)

    See also: No Seriously, Chumbawamba Has a Storied Anarchist Past See also: Our Throwback Thursday Archives Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Wallflowers: The Only Band That Matters. Just kidding, but the Clash vibes from the band's new tune, "Reboot the Mission," are clearly intentional. It ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    June 21, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    Flier of the Week: Punk Indie Rock Wave Covers Night

    Dfactor and friends will be throwing down for a night of punk covers. The flier looks like it could have come straight out of the mid-to-late '70s, with kind of a New Wave meets punk rock vibe. And the flier isn't the only awesome thing we're expecting this Flashback Friday of sorts.A slew of your f ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    William Fucking Reed, What Are You Listening To?

    William Fucking ReedReed deejays Sticky Fingers every Friday night at Bar Smith. For more info, visit Sticky Fingers' official website. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Currently, my car radio defaults to KWSS 106.7-FM, which hosts ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Jukeboxes

    See also: Top 10 Songs for Jukebox Warfare In the hands of a capable coin-popper, an Internet jukebox can be a great thing. A little far out Tropicália? That sounds nice. Some classic funk from Parliament? Yes, please. The deep cuts cost more, but can really set the mood. So we're not putting dow ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival at Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 3/24/12

    The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival Dr. AJ Chandler Park Saturday, March 24, 2012 Better Than: The last five years of Warped Tour. There was a little something for everyone at the Chandler BBQ and Beer Festival, and it was pretty clear who was there for what purpose. Families formed long line ... 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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    December 14, 2011

    Club Candids: Joe Strummer Memorial and Benefit at George & Dragon

    ​ It's hard to believe that Joe Strummer, one of The Clash's founding members, has been dead for almost a decade. George & Dragon continues to keep his memory alive with annual benefit shows. This year, local punk bands like Glass Heroes, Plainfield Butchers, and Dirty Hairy took the stage, w ... 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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    October 10, 2011

    Frank Turner Discusses Touring, London Riots, and Drinking With Grandma

    Frank Turner has been enjoying unexpected success as a solo folk/punk musician after the demise his hardcore band, Million Dead. Turner has garnered an international fanbase over the past few years, touring relentlessly with bands like Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, and The Gaslight Anthem. His ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Five English Riot Songs

    London is burning. Storefronts are busted. Looting is rampant. And rioters are reducing many of the city's buildings to piles of timber. But what is it all for?

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    June 9, 2011
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    May 18, 2011

    The Ten Best Last Songs on an Album

    Time to party, then​According to Christian radio host/old-timey nutjob Harold Camping, the Rapture will occur this Saturday, May 21. On Saturday, all of Camping's followers -- an estimated 200 million -- will be taken into heaven as God's chosen people after earth is ravaged by a massive earthquak ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    JRC, What Are You Listening To?

    JRC​JRC The co-owner/founder of The Trunk Space invites you to Dr. Zombie's Movie Lab of Terror at the venue this Saturday, April 23. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR. It's the the most "reasonable volume" news in the mornin ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    December 2, 2010

    Sex Bob-Omb

    Break out the L-word and prepare to die, obviously

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    October 27, 2010

    Gorillaz at Comerica Theatre Last Night

    Luke Holwerda​ Gorillaz Comerica Theatre 10/26/2010 Twelve years ago Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett decided to create a cartoon band. The concept was to separate celebrity from pop music. This was the perfect vehicle for someone like Albarn, who is probably best known as the front man for B ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    NASA Wants You to Pick Out Music Used to Wake Up Astronauts

    They can put a man on the moon, but they can't find a way to inject caffeine into Tang, and they sure as hell can't make a playlist.​NASA has found a way to integrate the general public into their upcoming STS-133 mission.As NME reports, the task at hand is to decide what music should be used to w ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    The Gourds

    Swampadelic hippies the Gourds rock the Casbah all the way to Jericho

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    March 11, 2010

    French Kicks' Josh Wise Working on New Project, Needs Your Money to Finish It

    Josh Wise of the French Kicks.​Everyone knows how difficult it is to raise the funds for a musical project you want to start. Josh Wise, a member of Brooklyn's French Kicks, is working on a multi-faceted solo project.It's ambitious. It involves limited-edition LPs, a video project, paintings, and ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Anti-Flag's Political Punk Rocked Hard

    ​The economy sucks... Let's party!Yes, these are the sentiments of Pittsburgh punkers Anti-Flag. If you know anything about the band, these sentiments shouldn't surprise you. The band has made a mark with their strong political views and activism. In fact, The Economy Sucks, Let's Party! tour ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Nerdapalooza: 5 Geeky Events to Look Forward to in 2010

    We're done with resolutions to eat healthfully and quit our vices. This year we're resolving to reconnect with our nerdolicious self -- basically to let our geek flag fly. And it looks like we won't be alone. 2010 is shaping up to be the year of the geek, with scores of ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Slayer & Megadeth to Play Dodge Theater in January; Tix on sale Friday

    Slayer and Megadeath will tour together for the first time since 1991's Clash of the Titans tour​It was briefly mentioned on Monday that Slayer and Megadeth are planning a North American tour that will kick off in January. Phoenix metalheads can rejoice because the aptly named American Carnage Tou ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Michael Jackson Samples In Hip-Hop, Spin Misnames Velvet Underground Song, Reznor Disses Cornell Again

    So Much Silence: A few hip-hop tracks that sampled Michael Jackson Spin: Watch: Beck Covers Velvet Underground's "Waiting For My Man" [sic] Seriously, Spin, you don't know the name of that song? Idolator: The Mets Are Asking Everyone To Clear Their Throats Again Pitchfork: Reznor Reveals Rejec ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    By Randall RobertsAny knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive hous ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Neil Young (Circa 1968), The Clash, What Laura Says, And Pavement Are Just Some Of What's Selling At Hoodlums Music & Movies

    Neil Percival Young during the late '60s. Here's some irony for you. In November 1968, future rock 'n' roll hall of famer Neil Young was paralyzed with fear before his solo show at the Canterbury House in Ann Arbor. According to a recent NPR story on the music legend, he had gone Splittsville from h ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Club Candids at the Ruby Room

    For more of this charming man, check the slideshow.What can we say about a DJ night with Andy Rourke of the Smiths that this guy didn't? Well, for one, we didn't spill a drink on him and make total asses of ourselves. Instead, we actually maintained some semblance of self respect in spite of our rid ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Flier of the Week: Joe Strummer Benefit & Memorial

    This one comes from the "leave your number at the beginning of any voice mail you leave me" file: I got a call from the front man of Glass Heroes yesterday about the Joe Strummer benefit and memorial the band is hosting this Saturday at George and Dragon downtown. His message got cut off before I go ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Why The Clash is still 'the only band that matters'

    By Thomas Bond While some musical groups fade into mere memories, that was never going to be the case with The Clash, once famously dubbed “the only band that matters.” More than two decades on from their brea ... More >>

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    November 13, 2007

    In Honor of Thanksgiving: The Top Music Turkeys of 2007

    Britney Spears: This one’s obvious and way too easy, but Brit’s had a spectacularly bad year, so I’ll get it out of the way first. The head-shaving, the booze-and-drugs-gobbling, battling Federline in court and an automobile with an umbrella, the allegedly bad parenti ... More >>

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    February 27, 2007


    don't buy this I happily admitted in a previous column that I was a fan of Authority Zero frontman Jason Devore's solo album, Conviction. But I also made it clear that I don't appreciate or understand AZ's music; I find it generic, formulaic, and oftentimes a bad blend of genres. So I just got my ... More >>

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    September 30, 2004

    The Clash

    London Calling: 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition

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    February 14, 2002

    Brown Out

    Teatro Bravo takes on show biz's dim view of Chicanos, among other things, in The Mission

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