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The Postal Service (Band)

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    October 25, 2013

    Harper and the Moths Explain "We'll Keep Talkin'"

    It took moving to Seattle and getting his heart stomped on for Harper Lines to get a record full of breakup hits. After the Harper and the Moths (whom we profiled in this week's issue of Phoenix New Times here) frontman said goodbye to the Valley for what he thought was the love of his life, a break ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013
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    May 16, 2013

    The Office Finale and Five More Signs Your Indie Music Is Getting Old

    Season 2 of the American version of The Office is my favorite TV show ever, and because I am a glutton for punishment, I've been using tonight's series finale mostly as an excuse to understand how old I and my tastes (and the DVDs I watched all those Jim and Pam moments on over and over) are getting ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Best of Coachella 2013 Week Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, a.k.a. all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the Tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant fluor ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The Postal Service - Comerica Theatre - 4/18/13

    The Postal Service's reunion is still fresh. The band played its first live show on April 9, the day the Give Up reissue was released in honor of The Postal Service's 10-year anniversary. The reunion news was sudden and raised some questions. First and foremost, would the reunited Postal Service b ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 17, 2013

    Was Coachella 2013 Worth The Drive From Phoenix?

    If you went to Coachella last weekend, you're probably still sunburned, dehydrated, and physically exhausted. Sleeping in your own bed is a glorious feeling after camping out or crashing on a friend's hotel room floor, but some aches and pains are bound to persist. Fortunately, if you had a good-en ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    It's Monday, and I'm sorry about that. There was nothing I can do. But I bring good news: This week's Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix is further proof that they play live music during the week, and even on school nights.

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    April 9, 2013

    Worst Idea Ever: Travel Dating Site Calls Coachella a Great First Date

    By Katie Bain Ladies travel site Misstravel.com recently named named Coachella the number one music festival at which to go on a first date. For so many reasons, this is a terrible idea. Issue number one is that unless you have a day-pass scenario worked out, a first date at Coachella means that ... More >>

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    March 23, 2013

    The Shins, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, 3/22/13

    The Shins @ McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Margret T. Hance Park|3/22/13It's been 10 years since McDowell Mountain Music fest got started, and nine since Natalie Portman, as the prototypical "manic pixie dream girl" stated that The Shins would "change your life." In that time, McDowell Mountain ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Don't Want to Go to Coachella? Good Thing All These Coachella Bands Are Coming to Phoenix (Pt. 2)

    Phoenix is scheduled to perform Monday, April 8, at Marquee Theatre./td>Last week we ran a list of Coachella bands headed to Phoenix around the festival's dates. Well, since then the list has grown, including big name acts like Phoenix, The Postal Service, and Tegan and Sara. So allow us to fill you ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup

    Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Official Lineup is Posted

    The wait, as they say, is finally over. You can cease all the speculation of who the hell is officially playing this year's Coachella as Goldenvoice unveiled the lineup in grand fashion. See also: -Who Is Really Playing Coachella This Year? -The Rolling Stones Aren't Playing Coachella, but Some ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    The Rolling Stones Aren't Playing Coachella, but Some Great Bands (Probably) Are

    Yesterday, NME revealed the unfortunate news that the rumor that The Rolling Stoneswere headlining Coachella was just that-- a rumor. "We're not gonna do Coachella 'cos it's too early," Mick Jagger told the magazine. "We're not gonna be ready to go by April, but we're not gonna stop." Looks like ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Top Five Must See Shows 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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    November 13, 2012

    What's The Best Way to Promote My Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend (Cinco de Mayo Edition)

    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. Saturday May 5: Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival in Downtown Phoenix More than 150,000 people are expected to ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Rosie Thomas Teams Up With David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) and Sam Beam (Iron and Wine) For Cheery New Album

    Rosie Thomas is an upbeat, cheery gal who walks "with a skip in her step," though one would be hard-pressed to believe it given the often sullen and dark mood found on her albums. Some of that gloom could have come from living in the rainy Northwest, or perhaps was caused by a thyroid disorder tha ... More >>

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    November 5, 2011

    Youth Lagoon at Crescent Ballroom, 11/4/11 (VIDEO)

    Photos and video by Melissa Fossum​ Youth Lagoon Crescent Ballroom Friday, November 4, 2011 Last night can be summed up in one word: poetic. Phoenix got some long overdue rain, ushering in eagerly awaited hoodie weather, and Youth Lagoon, the brainchild of Boise's Trevor Powers, played its se ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Chelsea Brown's Perfect Food Day

    Chelsea Brown​Chelsea Brown blogs about fashion on her popular local  blog Tea Talk. This ASU grad school student is all about great coffee and exploring Phoenix with her boyfriend Scott (who also apprears in the fashion posts). We wanted to know more about where her perfect day of food ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011
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    July 7, 2011
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    July 5, 2011

    Memory Tapes: Player Piano

    Memory Tapes -- Player Piano​I fancy myself a bit of a know-it-all when it comes to certain things about a band -- details like where the band is from, what label they are on, and how many albums they have released. Color me surprised, then, when I just found out that Memory Tapes is the moniker f ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Gardens & Villa, Factories and Hello the Mind Control Last Night at The Trunk Space

    Gardens & Villa ​ Gardens & Villa, Factories and Hello the Mind ControlThe Trunk SpaceWednesday, April 27Sometimes it doesn't take a packed room full of sweaty bodies to have a dance party.Sometimes it just takes the right band and the right fans. Santa Barbara band Gardens & Villa bro ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    9 Totally Crazy Pieces of Band Merch

    If someone is a hardcore fan of a band or artist, it seems he will shell out any amount of money to get his hands on their merch.I'm not just talking shirts or albums, either, and bands have been answering that call by offering up some truly ridiculous shit to satisfy the needs of their fans to have ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    August 19, 2010

    Who’s Hot?

    Hot Hot Heat: The Great Indie Experiment Now in Version 4.0

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    April 25, 2010

    Is Bob Dylan a 'Fake?' Joni Mitchell Sure Thinks So

    Bob Dylan's fake? Them's fightin' words, Joni Mitchell​In an interview with the LA Times, noted folk singer Joni Mitchell called out Bob Dylan, telling the interviewer she thought the celebrated musician was  "not authentic at all."The two folk artists are no strangers, having spent plenty of ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Owl City at Marquee Theatre: The've Got Songs About Bugs

    The fashion trend of the night.​Say what you will about will about Minnesota synth-pop outfit Owl City. None of it seems to bother Owl City vocalist and mastermind Adam Young or his fans. And man does this guy have fans. Most of whom showed up last night at the Marquee Theatre as Owl City play ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    April 8, 2010
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    March 2, 2010

    Jesse Malin Writes Music For Forthcoming Documentary On J.D. Salinger

    J.D. Salinger​J.D. Salinger, the famed Catcher in the Rye author, passed away just over a month ago. Lucky timing: A documentary about him by writer/director Shane Salerno has already been in the works for five years. Rumors were circulating, but it's finally confirmed that Jesse Malin has been as ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Obscura Relaunches At CenPho's Rips Ales & Cocktails This Saturday

    Jessica SmithObscura's DJ Roya doing what she does best.​It's been just over a month since the Ruby Room Lounge unexpectedly went teats up, and some of the monthly dance nights that were displaced by the closure are finding new life at various bars around the Valley.DJ Manchester recently launched ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Owl City's Album Art Also Unoriginal

    Oh my god, I am so affected, and I write music that makes all the 12 year old girls cry. My name is Adam Young, and I am Owl City​Fresh on the heels of Nicki Escudero announcing a new Owl City date this April comes the news that perhaps Adam Young likes to plagiarize more than just musical styles. ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Concert Review: Passion Pit at The Clubhouse

    Ben Gibbard: Without his short-lived Postal Service project contemporary rock radio might have nothing at all to play​Damn you, Ben Gibbard, you're fucking up indie rock. Not by virtue of anything you've done yourself, mind you. Death Cab for Cutie is fantastic, The Postal Service's lone album is ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Owl City's Adam Young is a Wuss (And Here's Proof)

    While I love Owl City's music, the lyrics pain me because they're so freaking wimpy.

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    August 13, 2009

    Death Cab's Ben Gibbard, Son Volt's Jay Farrar Team Up For Kerouac Project

    ​When Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard takes up a solo project the results can be stellar -- just look at The Postal Service. So his newest project, a team effort with Son Volt's Jay Farrar (read an extended Q&A with Jay from earlier this summer here), is pretty intriguing. The pair recorded ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    June 4, 2009

    Dazzling duo

    Don't miss Helio Sequence

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    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

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    October 21, 2004

    Tastes Like Teen Spirit

    Peachcake serves up electronic party music for the indie rock crowd.

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    August 12, 2004

    Mixed Up

    "I'm retiring from the humiliating art of wooing girls with music."

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    August 5, 2004

    Shorties

    EPs are usually ignored by reviewers. Here are a few recent releases worth the attention.

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    July 29, 2004

    Helio Sequence

    Helio headlines Modified Arts

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    March 18, 2004

    The Elected

    Me First (Sub Pop)

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