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    September 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    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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    September 5, 2012

    The Coolest Metal Shows To See in Phoenix This Month

    See also: Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear See also: Do You Look "Metal Enough" For Metal Shows See also: Sci-Fi Thrash Group Vektor on Mexican Food in PhiladelphiaIt's tempting to dash off some sort of cliché metal salutation here, like "Get your devil horns up! It's a good month for metal ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    10 Record Store Day Exclusives You'll Have to Fight Me For

    It's almost here: Record Store Day. The day the industry bands together and does its best to shine a light on the independent record stores that dot neighborhoods in cities all over the U.S. Now, I could take this opportunity to lecture about how music fans should treat normal days like Record Store ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Pontiak Braves Tornadoes and Chainsaws Downed Trees to Deliver the Riff Rock of Echo Ono

    See also: Pontiak Makes an Album About Driving from Phoenix to Texas The last time we blogged about the brothers Pontiak --Van, Lain, and Jennings Carney -- we discussed their EP, Comecrudos, a concept record designed for a drive through the American Southwest. It garnered an interesting comment fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Liturgy's Hunter Hunt-Hendrix on Black Metal, Nietzsche, and Aesthethica

    ​Liturgy is a band that generates controversy within the small but rabid black metal community. Chalk up the friction to Liturgy's accomplishments: the band earned a rave review from Pitchfork (not a site generally associated with metal), and the band is currently the only metal band on indie-lab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Pontiak Makes an Album About Driving from Phoenix to Texas

    Pontiak​What does a drive from Phoenix to the Big Bend area of Texas sound like? Well, according to psych-rock band Pontiak (who are from some place called Holtzclaw, Virginia), a road trip through the landscapes of the southwest sound like a stripped-down, four-part country-blues jam. Pontiak' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    What's Selling? Top Ten Lists from Valley Record Stores

    Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues ​Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Looks like Fleet Foxes are doing pretty well this week, with their heady folk album Helples ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    10 of 2010's Best Indie Songs

    Future Islands' Sam Herring​More lists? More lists, indeed. This time around I'm dealing with my ten best (read: favorite) songs from 2010. Pitchfork whittled their own list down to "Round And Round" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and NME went with "Spanish Sahara" by Foals. Both are fine choice ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Art of Noise

    The new Modified debuts experimental-music series

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Lady Gaga Coming to Phoenix

    We're going gaga in anticipation of Gaga.​On July 31, Lady Gaga will hit U.S. Airways Center on her massive summer Monster Ball Tour. Gaga told Rolling Stone that she sees the show as a sort of "pop-electro opera.""The theatrics and story elements are in the style of an opera. Imagine if you could ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    August 27, 2008

    What's Selling: Stinkweeds Record Exchange

    By Benjamin Leatherman A crafty collection of alt-rockers and indie scene darlings make up this week’s edition of What’s Selling, which comes by way of Kimber Lanning’s long-running Valley music shop Stinkweeds Record Exchange, 12 West Camelback Road. Here’s a list of their top 10 best-se ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Reviewing the Reviews

    The Fiery Furnaces

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    March 30, 2006
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    January 5, 2006

    A Pack of Mutts

    Music's "designer dogs"

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were, shall we say, underserved by the media but are more than worthy of your money and close attention

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    What's Selling

    Top 10 selling CDs at Stinkweeds (1250 East Apache Boulevard in Tempe) for August 26 through September 1:

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Critics VS 2002: Rebuilding From Ash

    2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Trans Am, I Said

    Maryland post-rock trio drives it into the Red Line

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    March 2, 2000
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    February 6, 1997
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    May 30, 1996