The xx (Band)

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    November 14, 2013
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    November 14, 2013

    Drake Is Invincible Because He's So Impossibly Vulnerable

    So who is this Drake guy, anyway? Of course, there's Drake the superstar, the guy who opens his latest, Nothing Was the Same, with the brag that he's as famous as his mentor--though at this point, he's arguably much more famous than Lil Wayne, who signed him to Cash Money. Drake's the guy who casu ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013
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    February 18, 2013

    The xx, Rialto Theatre, 2/17/13

    The xx @ Rialto Theatre|2/17/13The rivalry between Phoenix and Tucson is well-documented, but I'm not about to talk crap: The Old Pueblo's Rialto Theatre is a gorgeous, well-organized venue, and it was a perfect place to watch as The xx closed out its current tour. Last night's show sold out well in ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Rodriguez Show Moves From the Orpheum Theatre to Mesa Amphitheatre

    Atención, long-lost singer/songwriter types: If you're looking to make a big comeback, having a mythical backstory, two stone-cold classic LPs in the can, and a blockbuster documentary goes a long way. Such is the case with Sixto Rodriguez, whose rise from dusty-fingered crate digger obscurity to ... 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 23, 2013

    Coachella's "Bloom" Video: WTF Does it Mean?

    Yesterday afternoon, the home page of the Coachella website changed to a video called "Bloom," which shows plants and art exhibits sprouting from the ground. Some look pretty creepy--did those worm/slug things 30 seconds into the video really just form a structure? At least the rest are fairly cute ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Just Announced: The xx at Marquee Theatre

    January isn't the busiest time for concerts, but it is a month full of show announcements. It seems like a big and interesting show has been announced almost every week, and we can't complain. Crystal Castles, Billy Bragg, and Jeff Mangum are all something to look forward to. The fun doesn't stop ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Perfume Genius on Connecting With Gay Teens: "The Idea That I Can do That is Super Awesome."

    One man band basement recordings continue to grow in popularity. Due to its minimalist approach, songwriting is key. Perfume Genius, the moniker of Mike Hadreas records songs about homophobia, pedophilia, and suicide that are strangely warm and therapeutic. We caught up with Hadreas to discuss hav ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Gossip Girl's Top 10 Passionate and Devastating Music Moments

    It's been a long road for Gossip Girl, from the teenage backstabbing and juicy gossip in the first seasons to the characters heading off to college, flirting with the rich and powerful, and being at the root of public scandals. The show's sixth and final season premiered last night, and there are ni ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    As The Black Keys Take on Pizza Hut, We Wonder What Selling Out Even Means Anymore

    See also: What Are the Ten Most "Spotified" Songs in Phoenix Last week, NPR blogger Emily White got a whole bunch of discussion started about how musical artists are and aren't getting paid. (We chimed in too, discussing music streaming service Spotify.) If White's thought, that my peers and I will ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Anton Mackey, What Are You Listening To?

    Anton Mackey​Anton Mackey Mackey is a yoga teacher at LifePower Yoga and Summit North Scottsdale and a fitness trainer at FITLIFE Scottsdale. What songs are you vibing on these days? "Hold You," by Gyptian (Major Lazer remix); "I Wanna," by Sahara & Bob Sinclair (featuring Shaggy); "One by O ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    10 Steps to Becoming the Next Indie Buzz Band

    Arcade Fire​So, it's Saturday night and you are playing another show in front of an empty dive bar. You can't figure out why your Linkin Park tribute band hasn't become more successful. You've spent hours working on your bands MySpace page, you've worked hard to get your original stuff played o ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Die Antwoord Has Five Albums Already Planned

    ​South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord has five albums up its sleeve that are ready to go, according to Consequence of Sound.The first album in their line of releases is $O$, which they named "because if we didn't make it with this album we were gonna be f*cked," Ninja said.The second album has ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    New Kings of Leon Music Video Just Released

    ​The highly-anticipated new music video for Kings of Leon's new single "Radioactive" was released this morning. It's a playful video in which the band and a joyous children's choir have a picnic next to a barn. As for the song itself, it's got gospel soul, and it's catchy as hell. I won't ruin the ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson Play Concert for Your Dog

    Lou and Lollabelle. (Photo by Bob Gruen.)​When you really like a musician you let certain things slide. How about when musicians decide to create a "high frequency" concert geared for you and your dog?That's exactly what Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson are doing. TwentyFourBit reports that t ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella: My Experience in 1,600 Words, Broken Up Into 140 Character Chunks

    These babies were hard to get if you waited too long.​Coachella is my favorite time of the year, like my birthday and Christmas combined. While I've been there before, this was my first experience documenting it on my phone, tweeting about camping, crowds and, umm, music.What follows is an annotat ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Red Bull 3Style DJ Battle Goes Down Tonight In Scottsdale

    Power 98.3's M2 will face off against seven of the PHX's dopest DJs tonight in Scottsdale. Jimmy Martin-Nelson (a.k.a. Death to the Throne) is a little hesitant discussing the success he's experienced in recent years as a DJ. No less a source than the Web sites of Rolling Stone and Vibe have heape ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Lady Gaga's Designer Condom Line

    ​So make sure your little mosters are in them.Okay. I stole the joke. But it was so obvious I couldn't resist. Evidently making music, performing sold out concerts, winning Grammys, finding the most outrageous fashions that she can, and working for Polaroid is not enough for the Lady. Now she has ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Sasquatch Announces 2010 Lineup

    The 2010 lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival has been announced, and it is, my friends, rather impressive (finally)​​It's been a long time coming, but the Sasquatch! Music Festival -- held annually at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater over Memorial Day weekend -- has come of age. Too long the ... 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

    Village Voice SXSW Party Features Superchunk, the xx, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Surfer Blood

    Superchunk​ Some news from our corporate parent: The lineup for the 2010 Village Voice SXSW party has been announced. Superchunk, the xx, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Surfer Blood will play the show in Austin. We know the economy is tough, but if you can beg, borrow or steal your way to ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Pazz and Jop is Out!

    Albums Winner: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective​Singles Winner: Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys​ This year's annual collection of the opinions of thousands of music critics regarding the best albums and singles of the year has arrived. The poll was started in 1974 by ... More >>