The Pretenders (Band)

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    November 24, 2014

    5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

    Is the sign that there are multiple parties happening on Thanksgiving in Phoenix a sign of a city that has come of age? After all, only quaint small towns really shut down completely on Turkey Day, and if retailers have to work Thursday night, why not the employees of music venues around town? Her ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    10 of the 11 Best Pretenders Songs Came Out Before 1984

    How many women out there can say they have married both a Kink (Ray Davies) and a Simple Mind (Jim Kerr)? Chrissie Hynde can. She's arguably the most badass alto of all time, and I'd certainly hate to ask her, "How does it feel to know almost all of your best songs were on the first three Pretender ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    10 Female Artists That Helped Me Understand Women

    I can't believe the things I decide to write about. Women? Have I lost my mind? I know as much about women as I do about God--not jack. Yet I continue to study both. In fact, I suspect they are one and the same. Like most subjects in my studies, one of my primary teachers has been and continues ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    10 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Who Never Topped Their First Album

    I was watching the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony the other day. I usually don't watch a lot of made-for-TV rock and roll stuff, mainly because they try to be everything to everybody, but I couldn't resist tuning in to watch the RRHOF rectify the biggest of many head-shaking omi ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week 123

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

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    October 1, 2012

    10 Meatless Songs in Honor of World Vegetarian Day

    October is a fun month to start planning Halloween costumes and sip on pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin flavored beers. The month of the gourd serves another purpose- vegetarianism. Today happens to be World Vegetarian Day, which kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month, so stock up on some hummus. If ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Nick Lowe on Crafting "Swinging" Pop in His 60s

    Nick Lowe has worn more than a couple stylistic hats in his over 40 years as a songwriter, performer, and producer. He played ambling country rock with Brinsley Schwarz, ushered in pub rock, punk, and new wave with solo records and production for Stiff Records, and eased into a remarkable career as ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    My103.9 Now On the Air

    When the news broke that X103.9 would be

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    January 10, 2012

    MY 103.9 Format Details Emerge

    After tweets yesterday from Dave Pratt Live co-host Kassi Jayde indicated yesterday that KEXX-FM (103.9) would be shifting to a "classic rock" format, a Facebook post by Gadger, a X103.9 jock, who hosts (or hosted) the station's "Local Frequency" program, states that the format shift will be less " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Top Five Rockin' Grannies

    Image credit: Photoshop.​Last week we announced the bummer news that Blondie has called off the show scheduled for tomorrow at Foundry on First due to "last minute scheduling conflicts. Promoter Danny Zelisko states that the band may reschedule its date, but until then, you can continue l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    A Challenge to Dave Pratt, 'The Morning Mayor,' on X103.9 FM

    A youthful Pratt. ​ X103.9's Facebook fans may still be posting comments like "Maybe you guys can set around in your daily meetings and talk about how great the color red is and the wonders of wearing untied white high tops. You guys really screwed yourselves on this decision" and "Pratt? I though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    The Love Me Nots: Big In France

    ​The French version of Rolling Stone magazine cannot get enough of Phoenix's own Love Me Nots. The mag ran a massive feature on the garage rock band in this month's issue, which you can read in translated form on the jump. The mag seems to relish comparing the band's sound to earlier acts, like th ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    December 2, 2008

    The Pretenders Coming To The Dodge

    "The British Rock band The Pretenders with original founder Chrissie Hynde will make a stop in Phoenix to perform at Dodge Theatre on Wednesday, March 4. The tour is the band's first extensive headlining tour since 2003. The show will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets will go on-sale Monday, December 8 at 10 ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    August 9, 2007

    "It's All a Bunch of Hipsters": The Stray Cats, the Pretenders, and Don Henley @ the Arena

    by Matt Neff Photographs by Luke Holwerda StrayCats02.jpg The Stray Cats, The Pretenders, and Don Henley Arena August 8, 2007 Better than: 12,000 years o ... More >>