Vic Chesnutt

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    August 13, 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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    August 9, 2012
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    December 13, 2011

    Lonna Kelley and The Broken Hearted Lovers Return

    Flier by Trey Rhodes​Phoenix-based alt-country band Lonna Kelley and the Broken Hearted Lovers disbanded five years ago (on Valentine's Day, no less), but not before cementing an intriguing legacy: The band recorded a lone album, credited to Lonna Kelley & the Reluctant Messiahs, and, changing ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Evangelista's Carla Bozulich on Animal Tongues, the Economics of Touring, and Exposing Boundaries

    ​Carla Bozulich has a distinct voice, and an even more distinct outlook on music. "I'm really excited when there are people in the audience who seem to be hating the show. It's like a magnet; I can't help it," she says. Bozulich's new album as a member of her group Evangelista, In Animal Tongu ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    David Bazan at The Sail Inn, 7-7-11

    ​ David BazanThe Sail Inn Thursday, July 7Last night was the sixth time I've seen David Bazan perform, and I am struck by how each concert has been a unique experience. There were different band-names some of the times: Pedro the Lion, the group he's best known for, The Headphones, his synth-pop s ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    The Ten Best Posthumous Albums

    ​Today, Universal Music Enterprises will re-release a handful of albums by the late Tupac Shakur, including the posthumous album R U still Down? (Remember Me). Originally released in 1997 (a year after Shakur's murder), R U Still Down? was one of the rapper's best-selling albums, going quadruple ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Local Photographer Launches Music Matters Project, Calls For Concert Photos

    ​Greg Taylor, an ace local photographer whose work we have featured here at, has an ambitious new venture. Taylor started the Music Matters Project in the hopes of collecting some great concert photography for a full-color soft- cover book made up of 50 to 60 pages on glossy stock. It ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    February 25, 2010
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    December 29, 2009

    Vic Chesnutt Tributes Pour in from Musicians, Journalists, Fans

    ​It's been a slooow news week around the music-oriented blogosphere. In fact, several blogs, like our friends at Electric Mustache, have just taken the rest of the year off. We're soldiering on and reading over some of the many funny and fascinating pieces on wheel chair-bound indie-folk scion Vic ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    December 29 In Blogs: Linda Ronstadt, Vic Chestnutt, Eddie V's, and Tiger Woods

    ​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 Calls Joe Arpaio "a Sadistic Man," Will Participate in Anti-Arpaio Human R ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008

    Over the Weekend: No Use For A Name, Elf Power, Star Wars and Kathy Griffin

    By Jonathan McNamara Star Wars invades MS Walk on the Wild Side Costumed storm troopers direct from Star Wars' joined forces with the Ghostbusters in a charity walk to find a cure for MS on Saturday, November 8, 2008. Concert Review: Elf Power and Vic Chesnutt at Modified on Nov. 8 Elf Power a ... More >>

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    November 9, 2008

    Concert Review: Elf Power and Vic Chesnutt at Modified on Nov. 8

    See more Elf Power shots in our slideshow. By Martin Cizmar There’s a shortage of music for the contented. Not the ecstatically happy or the introspective, mind you, but for those who are simply satisfied with life for a moment. That’s why it was such a joy to see Elf Power play Saturday night ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008

    No Use For A Name at Yucca Tap Room? For Free?

    By Martin Cizmar The Yucca Tap Room's no cover policy has always served me well, usually by getting a bunch of cheap friends to see a cool local band without bitching about their $5. Occasionally, though, things really get interesting, as a national act comes in to play a free show at the delightfu ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    October 30, 2008

    Elf Service

    Athens outfit has been rocking for a decade and a half

  • 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

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    June 10, 2004


    Elk-Lake Serenade

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    May 15, 2003

    Vic Chesnutt

    Silver Lake (New West)

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    March 20, 2003

    Original Soundtrack

    The Slaughter Rule (Bloodshot Records)

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    December 28, 2000

    Critical Mass 2000

    Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    Victoria Williams, Mark Olson and the Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers

    Water to Drink (Atlantic), My Own Jo Ellen (Hightone)

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Border Crossing

    Through its nods to tradition and embrace of innovation, Calexico emerges as a desert bloom

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    January 28, 1999

    Cracked Actor

    With new album, Vic Chesnutt moves from lonely troubadour to pop-art master

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    December 10, 1998
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    April 2, 1998

    Austin Stories

    Confused agenda of SXSW can't obscure the many musical highlights

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    August 7, 1997

    Inner Flame

    New tribute album illuminates the art of Rainer Ptacek

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    November 28, 1996
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    July 28, 1994



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    May 11, 1994