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    October 14, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    For the second time in a row there's a state fair show among these top five Phoenix shows this week. Please take it as read that its status as a Must See Show is partially but not entirely dependent on buying your favorite fair food in an enormous basket or bowl, eating it, and then feeling a litt ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Pure Bathing Culture: We Looked to How Records Were Recorded in the Past

    As members of Vetiver, Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille explored the gauzy textures of Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac (occasionally recalling the hazy mysticism of the Peter Green era, too.) As Pure Bathing Culture, the duo fast-forwards the Mac dial to Tango in the Night o'clock. No, really: "Pendu ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    January 23, 2012

    Songs for the Year of the Dragon

    Bummed that yet another New Year's celebration has passed? Don't fret, you can continue partying, because today is the Chinese New Year. So happy Year of the Dragon, everyone. And you don't have to be Chinese to celebrate. After all, Chinese New Year is focused on good food, good luck, and fireworks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Light in the Attic Records and Rhino Handmade Team Up

    Even with rumors rumbling that the Big Four (soon to be three?) will cease producing CDs at the end of 2012, Seattle-based label Light in the Attic has teamed with Rhino Handmade to help distribute ultra-deluxe compact discs. Turns out, certain people (collectors) still want some physical, musical p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Sound Off: Peachcake's Stefan Pruett on Moe'Z Art, Hemoptysis, and Decker

    Clockwise from top left: Moe'Z Art, Decker, Hemoptysis, Peachcake​Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, Sound Off, in which Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    So What Do Those 15 Favorite Songs Say About Us Anyway?

    Lindsay Cates on the 1s and 2s ​Okay, so the 15 Favorite Songs thing. It happened. I freaked out a little (a lot) picking my selections, but it was a fun, in a self-aggrandizing way. I wrote yesterday that it was nearly impossible to do what the event asked: come up with 15 songs that you love a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Kingfathand Explains "Pile of Sunshine"

    ​Despite being a cavernous hole for Justin Timberlake to toss his money in while he should be busy putting out another record, MySpace isn't good for much. But the rickety old site still serves some use -- when I read the lineup for the River Jones Songwriter Showcase on Saturday, August 27 at Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Buffalo Killers' Zach Gabbard Talks Records, Touring, and Family Business

    Zach Gabbard, middle​When I listen to 3, the new album by the Cincinnati-based rock 'n' roll band Buffalo Killers, I like to imagine the band tearing down the highway, blasting sweet classic rock tunes on the way to some mythical backwoods gig.Speaking with bassist Zach Gabbard, who is joined by h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    DJ Racoon on Beat Mass, SLASH Pool Party, & Straying From Top 40

    ​ By this point in July, it almost feels stupid to talk about how hot it is. Brains are practically melted, and the heat has just become this all oppressing force, destroying day-off plans and any semblance of ambition of doing anything outside. Anything besides lounging by the pool and drinking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Deer Tick Tonight At Modified Arts

    We already told you a lot about Deer Tick in this week's paper, and we'll tell you a little more tomorrow, after tonight's show at Modified Arts but in the meantime we just wanted to give you a little reminder: DEER TICK IS TONIGHT.In case you're too lazy to click the above link:The group cranks out ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
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    July 2, 2009
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    April 9, 2009
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    April 9, 2009

    Concert Calendar for This Weekend: Voltaire, Amon Amarth, Mirah, Bizzy Bone, and More

    Does anyone have any concert-going energy left (or any money, for that matter) after last week's ginormous orgy of music events? We definitely do, which is why our asses will be out and about this weekend. Since Easter is on Sunday, the schedule is somewhat lighter than normal, but there's still s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    M. Ward, Vetiver, Owen, and Sigur Ros are Just Some of What's Selling at Revolver Records

    We fully admit to our jealousy of Mathew Ward. Not only does the Portland guitarist have an obscene amount of talent (which he's demonstrated much over the past decade on seven separate full-length albums), Ward's collaborated musically with such indie all-stars as Cat Power, Bright Eyes, and Yo L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Just Announced: David Archuleta, Authority Zero, Modest Mouse, Bruce Springsteen

    Most of this week's big announcements were already up here earlier this week when they broke -- Modest Mouse, Bruce Springsteen -- but we do have a few surprises on the next page. Like David Archuleta, the American Idol contestant who was too devoutly Mormon to sing the first verse of "Imagine" at t ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 3, 2004


    There's a hoot for every night owl at Valley clubs this summer