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    October 11, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    It's not easy competing with the fair. For one thing, it has a built-in audience; you can go to a fair concert on a whim, having gone there first to watch a team of expert divers or pig racing or whatever it is people do here in Arizona (I'm extrapolating from my Illinois experience) when the weathe ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Wolvves: "There's Definitely A Reason Why Everyone Is High And Bored All The Time"

    The band's been around for only something like eight months, but already it's been banned from Last Exit, kicked out of Pub Rock, and even 86'ed from a Laundromat. The bassist recently quit and now the group's canceled all its upcoming gigs to focus on a new album, new videos, and redefining itself. ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
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    September 27, 2012
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    August 16, 2012
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    August 7, 2012

    Ten Favorite Playlists at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    See Also: 10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix Let's face it, the music that streams through the speakers of a restaurant has the ability to make or break your dining experience. We know of a sushi shop that only plays religious music, a Mexican food joint that can't turn down the top 40 banger ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored

    ​Summer vacation is a wonderful thing, but once you reach the end of the internet, the prospect of going back to school starts to look good. Fall semester may be right around the corner, but there's still plenty of time to watch reruns and unlock all those stubborn Xbox achievements. Savor the ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    February 22, 2011

    Bass Drum of Death, "Young Pros"

    ​Song: Bass Drum of Death, "Young Pros"Context: This band Bass Drum of Death just signed to Fat Possum -- home to Band Of Horses, Wavves, Yuck, The Black Keys and many more of the best bands out there. So far I really like what I hear from them. The track is downloadable for free, by the way. ... More >>

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    January 23, 2011

    Best Coast at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    Shawn AndersonBest Coast singer Bethany Cosentino on stage at Clubhouse Music Venue on January 22, 2011.​You know what record is severely -- "criminally," one might say if they were given to old timey rock writer sayings -- underrated? Hole's Live Through This. Some (a lot? a bit? -- I'm not exact ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 21, 2010

    10 Indie Rock Christmas Songs for Your Holiday Season

    Sufjan Stevens​ The Holiday season can be a stressful time. While it's meant to be the one time in the whole year that everyone is a little bit nicer and a little bit happier, certain things can make you just the opposite. If you're anything like me, you've procrastinated all year long and now ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Salvia Sales Soar After Miley's Bong Video Leaks

    ​Salvia sales in Los Angeles have rapidly increased since a video of teen pop star Miley Cyrus allegedly smoking salvia from a bong leaked early Friday morning, according to NME.Apparently the video has triggered salvia sales to triple overnight.It seems many lots people than usual went to L.A. sh ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    10 Steps to Becoming the Next Indie Buzz Band

    Arcade Fire​So, it's Saturday night and you are playing another show in front of an empty dive bar. You can't figure out why your Linkin Park tribute band hasn't become more successful. You've spent hours working on your bands MySpace page, you've worked hard to get your original stuff played o ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens Releases New Music Video For "Too Much," Performs it on Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

    ​It was a busy weekend for indie king Sufjan Stevens, according to Pitchfork.He released a music video for his song "Too Much" today. The video kicks off with a colorful visual mess that looks like it came straight out of an M.I.A. video. The rest of it is a series of hipsters that are sporting a ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Best Coast at Rhythm Room Last Night

    Shawn AndersonBest Coast singer Bethany Constentino on stage at Rhythm Room on November 9, 2010.​Best CoastRhythm Room, PhoenixNovember 9, 2010A comment left on my Facebook check-in at last Night's Best Coast concert at Rhythm Room:"Good luck listening to the same song with different lyrics over a ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Surfer Blood at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    ​Surfer BloodThe Clubhouse Music VenueSeptember 27, 2010Maybe you remember 'the bear thing' or 'the wolf thing,' those peculiar eras when seemingly every hotly-tipped indie band adopted one of those ferocious animals as a component of its name? Of course you do.Probably you've noticed we're curren ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    NASA Wants You to Pick Out Music Used to Wake Up Astronauts

    They can put a man on the moon, but they can't find a way to inject caffeine into Tang, and they sure as hell can't make a playlist.​NASA has found a way to integrate the general public into their upcoming STS-133 mission.As NME reports, the task at hand is to decide what music should be used to w ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #9

    ​Welcome to our latest podcast, in which Martin Cizmar and I play some new music and about it, too. On today's program, we discuss the merits of such bands as Wavves, Arcade Fire, The Budos Band, Jimmy Eat World, and local superstars Snake! Snake! Snakes!Here's the playlist:Jaill -- "The Stroller" ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    What's Selling: Stinkweeds

    Arcade Fire, The Suburbs​This week French Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire were the best sellers at Stinkweeds record store. And no matter what part of town you shop in, no one can seem to get enough of the latest release from Wolf Parade: They mysteriously find a way of showing up in nearly eve ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Lady Gaga After-Parties, Turntables & Tamales, Beach Fossils, and Wet and Wild Foam Fun

    The artist formerly known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.Maybe it's the weather (or something in the water), but it seems like the most of the dang Valley has gone goo-goo for Lady Gaga. By our count, there are three different after-parties following tomorrow night's sold out concert a ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    July 29, 2010

    Wavves, "When Will You Come"

    ​Song: Wavves, "When Will You Come"Context: Listening to the new Wavves record for the first time. Wavves, "When Will You Come" by gardnerz

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    July 29, 2010

    July 29 In Blogs: SB 1070, Christoph Kaiser, Cowboy Junkies, Matt's Big Breakfast, and Raul Grijalva

    ​​​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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    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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    April 15, 2010
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    April 15, 2010
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    December 31, 2009

    Nothing Not New: We All Suffer from "Aesthetic Atrophy," But at Least I'm Getting Help

    "If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it . . ." -- Wm. Shakespeare ​ I recently received some bad news regarding a diagnosis. It's never easy to hear someone (especially an expert in his field) tell you that you have a serious problem, and it certainly wasn't easy this t ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 3, 2009

    Show Your Hatred of Dubstep & Afropop Indie with the Pitchfork 2009 Reader Polls

    It seems like you couldn't peruse a list of new albums in 2009 without some damn dubstep/grime album amongst the entries​Those talented/opinionated individuals over at Pitchfork have released their 2009 Readers Poll with plenty of lists, albums, and artists to vote on. It is pretty standard fare f ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Those Darlins w/ The Grates and Chandails

    Frances Michelle Lopez​Although the Vivian Girls and Wavves don't come from the same coasts, their melodic surf pop music and close ties to Brooklyn-based label Woodsist/ Fuck-it Tapes can easily clump them together. For Those Darlins however, it's their nitty-gritty southern fried swing that make ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Wavves at Rhythm Room

    ​"Oh yeah," Nathan Williams of Wavves leered as I introduced myself last night at The Rhythm Room.  "You're the guy who wrote the article with the 'Wavves spits on a guy' headline."  That wasn't the headline, exactly, but the article he was referring to clearly set the stage for an inter ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    October 16 In Blogs: Arpaio, Wavves, Roka Akor, and McCain

    ​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: Joe Arpaio's Latest Sweep Begins in Surprise, According to ABC15 Joe Arpaio Scores 287(g) Ja ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    October 15, 2009

    Wait, You Were Considering NOT Going to Wavves?

    Wait, repeat that: Were you considering not going to see Wavves at The Rhythm Room tonight? Really? I'm so sorry... that you're a total fucking idiot.Admittedly, I'm sort of a Wavves fanboy at this point, having written a column kinda-sorta about the band that quoted one of their songs in full and a ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Q & A: Wavves' Nathan Williams Talks Dogs With Sunglasses, New Record and Spitting in Faces

    ​It's hard to take Wavves serious, but really, that's kind of the point. Everything about the project, the work of California "Weed/Beach Demon" Nathan Williams, comes across as tossed off: the scuzzy, no-fidelity sound of the records, the "So Bored" lyrical stance, the moronic misspelling of the ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Monsters of Folk Mural Pops Up

    Courtesy of Steve Chilton​If you've driven by Eye Lounge at Roosevelt and 4th Street lately you maybe have noticed this cool mural promoting the upcoming Monsters of Folk show at The Orpheum. Turns out local promoter Charlie Levy (the man behind Stateside Presents, which, if you've seen our Best O ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    New Smashing Pumpkins Drummer is 19, Weezer Names Album Raditude, New Wavves Song

    NME: Smashing Pumpkins confirm new drummerElectric Mustache: mp3: Headlights "Get Going"Idolator: Tommy Lee Plays With Fire, Gets BurnedIdolator: R. Kelly And Keri Hilson Make Love On The RadioPitchfork: Weezer Reveal Ridiculous Album TitleRolling Stone: Flaming Lips Road Test Dark New Tunes From "E ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Video of Pearl Jam and Rolling Stones Playing Together, New Wavves Track, Soundtrack in Decline?

    Spin: Video of Pearl Jam Playing with Rolling Stone Pitchfork: The Verve Break Up Once Again Pitchfork: New Wavves Tune: "Cool Jumper" Idolator: Natalie Imbruglia Puts On Some Gloss Electric Mustache: Video: The Big Pink - "Dominos" Idolator: Mamma Mia, This Article On "The Decline Of The Soundtrac ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Tucson's Digital Leather Signs To Fat Possum

    ​Tucson's Digital Leather has signed to hip Mississippi-based label Fat Possum (Wavves, The Black Keys, fellow Tucsonian Bob Log III) and is prepping for a national tour and album release. The band, a project of multi-instrumentalist Shawn Foree, who grew up in the Baha'i hippie commune of Souther ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Jackson Doctor's Home Searched, Wavves Coming to Phoenix, Whitney Houston's Grammy Outlook

    NME: US Federal Agents Search Las Vegas Home of Michael Jackson's Doctor NME: Josh Homme Reveals Why He Worked With Arctic Monkeys NME: Weezer Debut Three Brand New Songs Electric Mustache: Wavves Are Coming to Phoenix!!! Idolator: Trent Reznor Impersonators Snatching Up His Followers on Twitter Id ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Wavves to Come Through Phoenix on Fall Tour

    Ah yes, the ever popular x-ray of Nathan Williams' broken wrist.​Nathan Williams, the creative force behind Wavves, has been having an interesting last few months. There was the meltdown incident in Spain and the broken wrist. He released a new song, Mickey Mouse, a week ago and now he's announced ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    New Wavves Song Available on Sendspace

    As you might have picked up from my column last week, I think Wavves is one of the most interesting bands out at the moment. So I was pretty excited to read they've got a new song out, even if:a) They're still canceling shows due to Nathan Williams broken wrist.b) The song in question is called "Mic ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    July 21 In Blogs: Wavves, Source Victoria, Mosaic, and George Gascon

    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: Up on the Sun: New Wavves Song Available on Sendspace Source Victoria to Play Rhythm Room Twice This Month, August ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    June 11, 2009

    At The Drive-In Reunion Possible, Jordin Sparks Album Cover Dissed, Scary Phil Spector Pics

    Rolling Stone: Mars Volta Frontman Hints At Possible At The Drive-In Reunion Pitchfork: Black Lips' Jared Swilley Attacks Wavves Waved Rumor: Aerosmith - 'Toys in the Attic' in entirety this summer Idolator: Jordin Sparks Still Has A Cold Spin: Sonic Youth Debut New Album in NYC Idolator: Phil ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    Other People's Blogs: Why Phish is Flopping, The Points at Modified, Wavves Has Meltdown

    Idolator: The Case Against Phish: Why A Once-Great Band Should Have Stayed Dead Waved Rumor: The Points/Said Gun, Modified, Phoenix Pitchfork: Wavves Cancel First Post-Meltdown Show Rolling Stone: Flashback: Phoenix's "Lisztomania" Makes Ringwald And Cryer Feel Like Dancing Spin: Amanda Palmer Talks ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Austin Hearts AZ

    In some ways, Arizona's first "official unofficial" showcase at SxSW wasn't a big deal. Other cities, states, and countries have been doing it for years. Hell, Seattle's party is even promoted by a flier in the high-value real estate of the official party envelope you pick up with your badge. Butfor ... More >>

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    January 4, 2000

    Austin Hearts AZ

      In some ways Arizona's first "official unofficial" showcase at SxSW wasn't a big deal. Other cities, states and countries have been doing it for years. Hell, Seattle's party is even promoed with a flier in the high-value real estate of the official party envelope you pick up with you ... More >>

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