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    October 4, 2012

    Top 5 Contemporary Blues Rock Bands That Don't Totally Suck

    Our sister blog, West Coast Sound, has caught a lot of shit lately for their disdain for neo-blues rockers The Black Keys. Just remember we're only critics, and opinions are just opinions. Nicholas Pell even offered up some alternative blues bands for you to dig. The problem is, as commenter AlexNic ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Four Reasons Lollapalooza Needs EDM

    See also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions See also: 10 Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Ian Traas With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularit ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Jace Everett on True Blood, Alison Mosshart, Sex, and Religion

    ​ BY LAUREN WISE If you've never heard of Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jace Everett, there's little doubt you've heard a song he's best known for--the theme from HBO's massively popular, supernatural-saturated television series True Blood. Everett's music is a fusion of blues, rockabilly and ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    The Raconteurs Are Back!

    Now that he's got all that hilarious and awesome palling around with Stephen Colbert, out of his system, Jack White is getting back to business. The Raconteurs, arguably the dude's main gig now that The White Stripes have called it quits, are back, according to Consequence of Sound.The Raconteurs ha ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    The Kills: Blood Pressures

    The Kills - Blood Pressures​Can you hear that? It's the sound of the first week of new releases for April. The next four weeks are chock full of substantial releases -- albums you can really hang your hat on at the end of the day. These albums are so good that people will look back on April when D ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    5 Things We Could Expect to See From Meg White Now

    The White Stripes​ If you're anything like me, your first thought when you heard that the White Stripes were breaking up was this: "Sucks to be Meg White right now!"After all, it's not like Jack White has got anything to worry about. He's still got The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, collaborations ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    The White Stripes Break Up: Full Statement from the Band and Our Thoughts

    The White Stripes in simpler times.​The White Stripes have officially broken up, according to Pitchfork.This is bad -- but not unexpected -- news. Jack seemingly starts a new project every year or two and the Stripes simple, punky songs have seemed increasingly at odds with the Zeppelinesque arena ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    15 Good Songs You Might've Missed in 2010

    Peter Storch​I listened to more than 3,000 songs in 2010, so I was asked to come up with a list of the best of the year. But you've probably heard "Swim" by Surfer Blood and "Boyfriend" by Best Coast and "Helicopter" by Deerhunter and "Hustle and Cuss" by the Dead Weather, so I came up with a ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 30, 2010
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    December 29, 2010

    Best of 2010 Lists from Other Phoenix Music Writers

    ​This week's issue of New Times has Best of 2010 lists from a slew of contributors to our music section as well as Nothing Not New columnist Jay Bennett and a few other staffers. We compiled 13 writers' lists of the top 25 albums of the year into our own little Pazz & Jop-style top 25 list wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Matt & Kim: Sidewalks

    ​Artist: Matt & KimTitle: SidewalksRelease date: November 2Label: FaderI suppose I should mention up front that I didn't like Tears for Fears in 1985 and I still don't 25 years later, even in a nostalgic sense. So it stands to reason that I have little use for Matt & Kim in 2010.It's not t ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    The 88: The 88

    ​Artist: The 88Title: The 88 Release date: September 28 Label: Rocket ScienceWhat do you do if you're a band like The 88? You're top-flight songwriters and musicians, you get your songs placed in all kinds of big-name TV shows and high-profile TV commercials, you tour the country opening ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Warpaint: The Fool

    ​Artist: Warpaint Title: The Fool Release date: October 25 Label: Rough Trade The musical path taken by L.A. foursome Warpaint is well trodden -- but this kind of ultra-moody, sort of experimental, Joy Division-indebted music is usually plied by men. But Warpaint is a quartet of women, and in ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Screaming Females: Castle Talk

    ​Artist: Screaming Females Title: Castle Talk Release date: September 14 Label: Don Giovanni Back in the day, I'd hate to miss a good show (I'm still not happy that my parents wouldn't let me drive to Kalamazoo one Monday night to see Scratch Acid and Big Black play, ditto the time I couldn't ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown

    ​Artist: Kings of LeonTitle: Come Around SundownRelease date: October 19Label: RCAI think it's funny that people are getting all bent out of shape over the supposed "selling out" of Kings of Leon, saying their new record sucks worse than that sucky one that sold a bajillion copies a few years ago. ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Grinderman: Grinderman 2

    ​Artist: GrindermanTitle: Grinderman 2Release date: September 14Label: Anti-Most of the indie rock I've heard this year (well over 200 records and counting, with 11 weeks to go in this series) is really pretty toothless. Even the harder-rocking stuff, with its big drums or wall-of-sound guitars or ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #9

    ​Welcome to our latest podcast, in which Martin Cizmar and I play some new music and about it, too. On today's program, we discuss the merits of such bands as Wavves, Arcade Fire, The Budos Band, Jimmy Eat World, and local superstars Snake! Snake! Snakes!Here's the playlist:Jaill -- "The Stroller" ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    August 5, 2010
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    July 29, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Cowboy Junkies, Winnie Cooper, Grieves, Shelby Lynne, and more

    ​Holy crap, only five-plus months left of Nothing Not New. I gotta get to a lot more new(-ish) releases. Let's roll . . .Cowboy Junkies -- Remnin Park: Who knew these dour Canadians were even still around? Remnin Park is a concept album inspired the Timmins' family month-long sojourn to China. Out ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Authority Zero: Stories of Survival

    ​Artist: Authority ZeroTitle: Stories of SurvivalRelease date: June 22Label: Suburban NoizeI have a friend who's a native Phoenician and longtime fixture in the Valley punk scene, both as fan and musician. He loves West Coast punk, thinks Southern California spawned the best of the best punk, espe ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Half of 2010

    Dum Dum Girls​Today marks the halfway point of Nothing Not New. That means I've listen to nearly 140 records in their entirety in the first six months of 2010. Just another 140 or so to go before I can retreat to the familiarity of my record collection.To recognize the occasion, the Up on the Sun ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Foals: Total Life Forever

    ​Artist: FoalsTitle: Total Life ForeverRelease date: June 22Label: Sub PopThough I disagree with a commenter on one of my posts this week (Shawn from excellent local music blog Electric Mustache) about the merits of electro-punk Sleigh Bells, I agree with him that S.B. are a band that you either l ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Bonnaroo Video and Audio Footage

    The Avett Brothers at Bonnaroo. Photo by NPR.​If you dared to log on to Twitter this weekend, you undoubtedly saw the onslaught of not only massive amounts of Tweets on the start of the World Cup, but also on the Bonnaroo Festival that you were not at.There's nothing like a constant influx of inst ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo

    ​Artist: Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersTitle: MojoRelease date: June 15Label: RepriseHow many of you have acts that you'd never call yourself a fan of, would never buy one of their records, or pay money to see in concert, yet recognize that the acts have been around for so long and written songs ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Delta Spirit, Stereo Total, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Cringe, The Dig, and more

    ​Let's clear off the desk, shall we?Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! -- This band on the Kill Rock Stars label is a multi-lingual new-New Wave boy-girl band with songs sung in English, German, and French. It's quirky with a capital "Q" and not nearly as charming as it thinks it is. Still, most songs are un ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Tempe

    ​Though school may be out for the summer, Tempe kids shopping at Zia Records manage to stay turned on to all that is new.They're still all over the Deftones latest record, and Sleigh Bells sneaks in at the number four slot even though not everyone on our staff is as enthused about this release. Ha ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #6

    Peter M. Storch​Hope you all had a good Memorial Day weekend. Now that you're back on the clock, use company time to give a listen to the sixth Nothing Not New podcast. In this installment, music editor Martin Cizmar and I play 11 songs from recent new releases and discuss the industrial roots of ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Phoenix

    ​The kids who shop at Zia in Phoenix always manage to do a pretty good job of keeping on top of the latest hip hop and metal trends with a healthy dose of indie rock peppered in. This week is no exception. The Deftones top off their weekly charts, E-40 and Cypress Hill stay on the list while The N ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: CocoRosie, Natalie Merchant, Disco Biscuits, The Sadies, Small Black, and more

    ​It's been a pretty big past two weeks for indie rock: Hold Steady, New Pornographers, Flying Lotus, The National, The Dead Weather. That's a lot of heavy-hitters. Meanwhile, some lower-profile stuff has been piling up on my desk, so it's time to give you a rundown of the other stuff I've been lis ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Male Bonding: Nothing Hurts

    ​Artist: Male BondingTitle: Nothing HurtsRelease date: May 11Label: Sub PopRemember all the buzz about Wavves last year? I thought they were just okay. Hopefully, their next record (slated for release this year) will be better. In the meantime, I'll be listening to the new record by Male Bonding, ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Lady Gaga Is Channeled by Jack White

    So if you haven't listened to the new Dead Weather album Sea of Cowards yet, it's pretty freggin' awesome. But did you know that Jack White is a fan of none other than Lady Gaga? According to a blog written by, White tried to channel the pop star on the song The Difference Between Us. He ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma

    ​Artist: Flying LotusTitle: CosmogrammaRelease date: May 3Label: Warp RecordsA while back, a reader posted a comment on one of my Nothing Not New posts asking why I continued to listen to electronic/laptop music even though I don't care for it all that much.Well, first of all, in the spirit of the ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Dead Weather Offer Free New Download, and Chance to Win VIP Paid Trip to Bonnaroo

    ​Jack White is always known for doing innovative things. He goes out on limbs, takes risks, and usually winds up pulling off some really cool events that only he, or someone with his status and incredible level of coolness, could.If it's not his pop-up record stores, his "blue series" in-studio vi ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Calexico, Sharon Jones, Andrew Bird, to Play Newport Folk Festival

    Arizona's Calexico.​The Newport Folk Festival is historically significant, not just because of its ever-exciting, often bleeding edge lineup, but because in 1965 Bob Dylan decided to plug in and play electric, much to the dismay of a large portion of the crowd. That set forever changed people's id ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    MTV Takes Away The Music

    ​No, this isn't some snide commentary. It's the truth. They're taking the words "music television" from their logo. I think everyone does suspect, though, that it's got something to do with the fact that MTV rarely plays music anymore. Some poor intern for Paste even forced himself to watch 24 hou ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    John Mayer Says His Dick Is Like a White Supremacist

    Is his dick a jackass too?​We are used to celebrities saying stupid things in interviews. Sometimes, we are even forgiving. I mean, it's difficult for someone to be "on" all the time. And I imagine that for celebrities who are constantly scrutinized by the media, and talk to the cameras/recorders ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Announced: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Weezer, Stevie Wonder and More

    ​Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival has announced a full line-up for this June. No real surprises here: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, and the Flaming Lips are the top of the pile.The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Imogen Heap Sports "Twitter Dress" at Grammy's

    ​Imogen Heap, who last night won the award for "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical" at the Grammy's sported one of the most unique outfits of the night. Her dress actually incorporated an electronic Twitter feed into it. The dress showed Twitter pics sent in by fans, and Heap said that she found ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    10 Reasons Why Jack White Owned the 00's

    Jack White. Music god of our generation.​Jack White has quickly attained a legendary, iconic status, even without the aging it typically takes for one to achieve such accolades. In the last decade, he has rocked our world, and is something of a King Midas of indie music. Everything he touches s ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Getting Wired at Conspire

    ​Good morrrrrrning, sunshine! What an eye-opener at Conspire this morning -- a large latte with four shots of espresso to get my brain cranked up, plus some sweets to share. Vegan doughnuts are a Conspire staple that I can't resist, while the pumpkin-chocolate chip cupcake with cream cheese i ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    July 31, 2009

    Stream Some New Monsters of Folk Tracks

    Jim James, Connor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis equals Monsters of Folk​Excited for supergroups? Disappointed that the Dead Weather's album isn't quite as good as you think it should be? Well let Monsters of Folk -- Connor Oberst, Jim James (Yim Yames, whatever), M. Ward and Mike Mogis -- ease yo ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    New Release Tuesday: The Dead Weather

    The Dead Weather, featuring Jack White and Alison Mosshart, fuzz out audiences with their debut album HorehoundWhat do you get when you combine The Kills, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age and The Greenhornes? A fuzzy, alt-rock supergroup known as The Dead Weather.Like Damn Yankees and The ... More >>

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