Them Crooked Vultures

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    October 9, 2012

    Jimmy Eat World To Open For President Clinton and Rich Carmona in Tempe

    I'm going defer to my esteemed colleague down the hall, Mr. Stephen Lemons, on this one: "Remember the '90s under Clinton? Eight years of peace and prosperity. And all the Rs had to kvetch about was Monica Lewinsky." Lemons goes on to describe "Bubba" as a "rockstar," an apt metaphor as he rolls i ... More >>

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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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    October 13, 2011
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    September 21, 2011

    Watch Foo Fight The Westboro Baptist Church, Plus Four More Awesome Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl Moments

    ​The Westboro Baptist Church can suck it as far as the Foo Fighters are concerned. Yeah, the big, fat, homoerotic "it." When the inbred, bigoted "church" decided to protest the Foo Fighters Kansas City show last month, the band pushed back with a satiric tribute that left the pur ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Kyuss Lives! and Former Queens of the Stone Age Bassist Nick Oliveri Facing 15 Years in Jail

    ​Kyuss Lives!, which features most of the members of seminal '90s stoner rock band Kyuss (but not Josh Homme, who's apparently too busy being in Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures), is scheduled to play Marquee Theatre on October 6. It should be an awesome show -- after all, Kyuss' ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Led Zeppelin to Reunite Sans Robert Plant? Just Kidding...

    Robert Plant: Who says Led Zeppelin needs him anyway?​According to NME, Jason Bonham, former drummer for Led Zeppelin and son of John Bonham, the band's original drummer, said that Zep came close to reuniting and playing new material -- without lead singer Robert Plant, that is. Apparent ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Coachella from Behind a Lens

    Jonathan McNamaraCoachella 2010​A seething, primal mass of humanity jockeys for position in front of the main stage as the Indio sun beats down on Coachella 2010. They have moved beyond the point of patience and civility. Their shattered minds have but one thought as they claw toward the front of ... More >>

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    April 17, 2010

    The 6 Stages of Attempting to Enter Coachella

    Jonathan McNamaraWaiting in line to get into Coachella.​Let's get one thing straight: If you were one of the 75,000 or so people who attempted to get into Coachella on Friday, you were frustrated. In fact, chances are you were probably also tired, hot and certainly waiting in a long line eithe ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    February 25, 2010
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    January 13, 2010

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Music and Movies

    ​ School is almost back in session, but Hoodlums has kept busy even while the students are out of town. Tom Waits is at the top of their sales, local acoustic sereneders Dry River Yacht Club came in second, and Bobby Dylan's Christmas album is still going strong even though Christmas is, well ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Top 10 Albums of 2009: Mike R. Meyer

    Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Mike R. Meyer, a New Times contributor, wannabe musician, video game en ... More >>