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    April 17, 2014

    How Chromeo's Patrick Gemayel Broke His Wrist in Phoenix

    Since Chromeo's formation almost a decade ago, they have become a leader in dance music with their innovative, modern take on funk. Most notably, the band's third album, 2010's Business Casual, released hits like "Hot Mess" and "Don't Turn the Lights On." Chromeo's fourth studio album, White Women, ... More >>

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    August 25, 2013

    FYF Fest Day One: Breeders, FLAG, Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 8/24/13 (PHOTOS)

    Day 1 at Los Angeles' FYF Fest was pretty hectic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlined, closing out the first night of the fest opposite of Death Grips. The action packed day also featured rare performances by The Breeders, FLAG, Thee Oh Sees, The Locust, and many more. The festival was divided into four sta ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Should You Buy FYF Fest Tickets This Year?

    My Bloody Valentine is headlining -- of course you should buy FYF Fest tickets; this is a no brainer. Okay, the decision isn't necessarily that simple. Backing up: FYF Fest is a two-day festival that takes place in downtown Los Angeles, featuring a variety of indie, electronic, punk, and comedy acts ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    January 17, 2013

    10 Greatest TV Themes of All Time

    Oh you don't own a TV? How brave. Seriously -- people love bragging about not watching TV, but they're missing out. Whether watching live, on Netflix, or on DVD, there's almost nothing as fun as zoning out in front of the TV. We're partial to music too (you might have guessed), so when we started ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Pitbull, Toro y Moi, Justin Townes Earle, and More Just Announced Shows

    Is there any better way to ring in the Christmas season than a Pitbull concert? His new album, Global Warming, is hitting shelves at the end of November, just in time for the holidays, no? If you're not sure what to ask Santa for this year, how about a few tickets for you and your friends to check ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Toro Y Moi at Crescent Ballroom, 3/5/12

    Toro Y Moi Crescent Ballroom Monday, March 5, 2012 Chillwave/glo-fi/funk/[insert blogger-generated genre here] pioneers Toro Y Moi knows how to get people moving. At last year's South by Stateside Festival, the band played a short, delayed set thanks to Foster the People's lengthy set-up time. I ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    December 14, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Mike Escoto

    Bon Iver​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment comes from Mike Escoto, who contributes to Up on the Sun and is one of the main perpetrators over ... More >>

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    November 6, 2011

    Phantogram at Crescent Ballroom, 11/5/11 (VIDEO)

    Photos and video by Melissa Fossum​ Phantogram Crescent Ballroom Saturday, November 5 It's been a good year for Phantogram. This trip-hop duo played a bunch of festivals, including Coachella, where they attracted a crowd of over 10,000 people in spite of sharing a time slot with The Strokes. ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    What's Selling: Revolver Records Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    ​​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. Your friendly neighborhood record shop, Revolver Records, celebrates four years of buying, selling and trading LPs, CDs a ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Washed Out at Crescent Ballroom, 10/15/11

    Ade KassimErnest Greene of Washed OutWashed OutCrescent BallroomSaturday, October 15, 2011Exactly how much interaction that needs to occur between an artist and audience at a live show? "Chillwave" is generally associated with the idea of bedroom-created, computer pop, with the expectation being tha ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    World Famous Rani "g" Talks Cypress, Lofty Monikers and Straying From the Mainstream

    ​DJ Name: World Famous Rani "g."Real name: Rani GharfehGenres spun: House, global soul, afrobeat, ancestral soul, jazz, hip-hop, rap, R&B, funk, worldbeat, disco, indie dance, UK garage and whatever else feels right at the moment.Current residencies: Mabel's On Main on Friday and Saturday, Ret ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Publishing Rights Could Hold Back Apple From Releasing Cloud Service Soon

    ​Just a few speed bumps and stop signs are hindering Apple from releasing its new cloud music service sooner rather than later, according to Prefix.The company has yet to conclude its negotiations with publishers. All that Apple has to left to figure out with the music publishers is how much they ... More >>

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    May 1, 2011

    Crusher Sound System and Mr. Meeble Last Night at The Sail Inn

    ​Crusher Sound System, Mr. Meeble & more. Sail Inn Saturday, April 30 You know, the old substance over style debate can get a little old. Isn't it possible to have both? It sure seemed like it watching Mr. Meeble on the outdoor stage at Next Fest at Sail Inn last night. The band was premieri ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Third of 2011 ( Mp3)

    Toro y Moi​Did you know that a third of a year is called a tertile? Now you do!The first tertile of 2011 (great word, right?) comes to end at the close of this month, which seems like a good time to get caught up on the best songs from the first part of the year. Hey, it's never too early for a be ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    South By Stateside: Day 2 Last Night at The Sail Inn

    ​It's a real shame that Mother Nature didn't see if fit to cooperate with Stateside Presents' plans for South By Stateside: Day 2, the annual Phoenix run off of indie-bands on their way to the West Coast from Austin's South by Southwest Festival. The nine band bill was divided pretty evenly betwee ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    South By Stateside Day 2: Toro Y Moi and More

    Toro Y Moi​ South by Stateside Day 2Sail InnMarch 21, 2011 Last week, roughly 35,000 music lovers, journalists and industry types made their way down to Austin for a week's worth of music and cheap booze. Fortunately for everyone who didn't get to go to SxSW, a handful of bands who performed the ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    March 22 In Blogs: Drunken Antics, South By Stateside, Devin Walsh, and the Arrogant Butcher

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    March 17, 2011
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    March 17, 2011

    St. Patrick's Day Celtic Punk Cash-In's, Foster The People, Toro Y Moi, Girl Talk and More in This Week's Issue

    Flogging Molly will play a green-themed show at Tempe Town Lake today.​Top o' the mornin' to ya! It's Ireland's national holiday, and this year it's a splendid day to spend in church, praying to ol' Patrick, the mighty saint who cured our isle of snakes ages ago. What's that, you plan to take off ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    15 Of 2011's Best Songs Thus Far

    ​As spring slowly materializes and bands switch gears from their winter hibernation to the festival circuit, more and more new releases are hitting store shelves. With them brings the prospect of that killer new song, one that makes you play it over and over in the hopes of either getting it out o ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Toro Y Moi: Underneath The Pine

    Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine​Chaz Bundick -- otherwise known as Toro Y Moi -- made quite a name for himself with his 2010 debut album Causers Of This. That particular album was to be the first of two released in 2010 -- one was to be a more electronic offering, the other with more live instrum ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Incoming: Coheed and Cambria, Flosstradamus, Of Montreal, Rick Ross, Toad The Wet Sprocket

    Toad The Wet Sprocket - bastion of the 1990s​Clubs editor Benjamin Leatherman describes this week's just announced shows thusly: "huge fucking week."Things are so fucking huge that Martin Cizmar went ahead and already announced the Janet Jackson show slated for this April -- yet there are still pl ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Incoming: Rocky Votolato, Quiet Riot, The B-52s, Ronny Cox, Smith Westerns, Toro Y Moi

    Jaein LeeChicago indie rockers Smith Westerns​Let me be the first to say that the initial slate of just announced shows for 2011 is quite a dandy.It's the little moments like this that give hope that 2011 will be a much better year than 2010, and bringing home the hope is Chiacgo trio Smith Wester ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    10 New Songs for 2011

    Stone Cold Gear2011 - the year of the rockIt's tough to get back to work on this first Monday of the new year. The prospect of another year of the daily grind is daunting, but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be. No -- there are plenty of things to look forward to in 2011, fresh new musi ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    The Top 10 Music Videos of 2010

    ​We've nearly got another year in the books, and with a great year came a great collection of fabulous music videos from musicians representing a wide variety of genres. So we're counting them down, in the far-too-usual fashion.The best part of this year end list?Kanye West is not #1.Crazy, I know ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Download: Toro Y Moi - "Still Sound"

    Jordan BlackmonChaz Bundick, better known as Toro Y Moi​​While December is a time usually reserved for the hordes of formulaic top ten lists, it is also a time for looking ahead to next year's most anticipated releases. South Carolina wiz-kid Chaz Bundick -- better known as Toro Y Moi -- has one ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Dec. 14 In Blogs: StoryCorps, Toro Y Moi, Kanpai Sushi, and Baby Gabriel

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    October 27, 2010

    The 88: The 88

    ​Artist: The 88Title: The 88 Release date: September 28 Label: Rocket ScienceWhat do you do if you're a band like The 88? You're top-flight songwriters and musicians, you get your songs placed in all kinds of big-name TV shows and high-profile TV commercials, you tour the country opening ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Warpaint: The Fool

    ​Artist: Warpaint Title: The Fool Release date: October 25 Label: Rough Trade The musical path taken by L.A. foursome Warpaint is well trodden -- but this kind of ultra-moody, sort of experimental, Joy Division-indebted music is usually plied by men. But Warpaint is a quartet of women, and in ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Screaming Females: Castle Talk

    ​Artist: Screaming Females Title: Castle Talk Release date: September 14 Label: Don Giovanni Back in the day, I'd hate to miss a good show (I'm still not happy that my parents wouldn't let me drive to Kalamazoo one Monday night to see Scratch Acid and Big Black play, ditto the time I couldn't ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown

    ​Artist: Kings of LeonTitle: Come Around SundownRelease date: October 19Label: RCAI think it's funny that people are getting all bent out of shape over the supposed "selling out" of Kings of Leon, saying their new record sucks worse than that sucky one that sold a bajillion copies a few years ago. ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Grinderman: Grinderman 2

    ​Artist: GrindermanTitle: Grinderman 2Release date: September 14Label: Anti-Most of the indie rock I've heard this year (well over 200 records and counting, with 11 weeks to go in this series) is really pretty toothless. Even the harder-rocking stuff, with its big drums or wall-of-sound guitars or ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Authority Zero: Stories of Survival

    ​Artist: Authority ZeroTitle: Stories of SurvivalRelease date: June 22Label: Suburban NoizeI have a friend who's a native Phoenician and longtime fixture in the Valley punk scene, both as fan and musician. He loves West Coast punk, thinks Southern California spawned the best of the best punk, espe ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Half of 2010

    Dum Dum Girls​Today marks the halfway point of Nothing Not New. That means I've listen to nearly 140 records in their entirety in the first six months of 2010. Just another 140 or so to go before I can retreat to the familiarity of my record collection.To recognize the occasion, the Up on the Sun ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Foals: Total Life Forever

    ​Artist: FoalsTitle: Total Life ForeverRelease date: June 22Label: Sub PopThough I disagree with a commenter on one of my posts this week (Shawn from excellent local music blog Electric Mustache) about the merits of electro-punk Sleigh Bells, I agree with him that S.B. are a band that you either l ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo

    ​Artist: Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersTitle: MojoRelease date: June 15Label: RepriseHow many of you have acts that you'd never call yourself a fan of, would never buy one of their records, or pay money to see in concert, yet recognize that the acts have been around for so long and written songs ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Delta Spirit, Stereo Total, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Cringe, The Dig, and more

    ​Let's clear off the desk, shall we?Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! -- This band on the Kill Rock Stars label is a multi-lingual new-New Wave boy-girl band with songs sung in English, German, and French. It's quirky with a capital "Q" and not nearly as charming as it thinks it is. Still, most songs are un ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Your Guide to Navigating Blogger-Created Genre Names

    ​ "What the fuck is chillwave?????" Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast tweeted back in April, when MTVU blogger Lindsay Hood described her band as "chillwave," after dismissing genres like "lo-fi," "glo-fi" and "Gorillavsbearcore" in her blurb advancing the video for the band's single "When I'm Wi ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: CocoRosie, Natalie Merchant, Disco Biscuits, The Sadies, Small Black, and more

    ​It's been a pretty big past two weeks for indie rock: Hold Steady, New Pornographers, Flying Lotus, The National, The Dead Weather. That's a lot of heavy-hitters. Meanwhile, some lower-profile stuff has been piling up on my desk, so it's time to give you a rundown of the other stuff I've been lis ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Male Bonding: Nothing Hurts

    ​Artist: Male BondingTitle: Nothing HurtsRelease date: May 11Label: Sub PopRemember all the buzz about Wavves last year? I thought they were just okay. Hopefully, their next record (slated for release this year) will be better. In the meantime, I'll be listening to the new record by Male Bonding, ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma

    ​Artist: Flying LotusTitle: CosmogrammaRelease date: May 3Label: Warp RecordsA while back, a reader posted a comment on one of my Nothing Not New posts asking why I continued to listen to electronic/laptop music even though I don't care for it all that much.Well, first of all, in the spirit of the ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    April 28 In Blogs: Linda Ronstadt, Merle Haggard, Salsa, and iPhones

    ​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Linda Ronstadt Returns, Joe Arpaio Hunts Hispanics, and ACLU Announces Plans to Sue O ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Caribou: Swim

    ​Today seemed like it would never come, yet it has finally arrived -- Swim, the latest full-length from experimental/electronic outfit Caribou, is finally in stores. The album marks a departure for the brains behind Caribou, Dan Snaith, from the Polaris Prize-winning Andorra. With S ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Attention, Phoenix: Your SxSW-Related Shows Suck. Love, Tucson

    Tucson: Plenty of room at the Inn for indie bands headed to SXSW. Sorry, Phoenix is all full up!​Dear residents of the Phoenix metropolitan area,I hope you enjoyed Cizmarch Madness, Rampage Fest, or the two-hour series premiere of Minute To Win It this weekend.While I'm sure those of you who made ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    2010's Most Anticipated Albums

    2010 brings with it the hope of a new, much better decade chock full of impressive albums​Some of you may or may not have noticed that the 2000s, or aughts for the cool kids, was a pretty crappy decade. That sentiment is becoming more and more prevalent as we inch toward a brand new decade, and B ... More >>

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