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Street Sweeper Social Club | The Ghetto Blaster EP

A seven-song slice of propaganda for this summer's Rock the Bells.
SSSC/ILG (2010)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 27, 2010

Lightspeed Champion | Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You!

Devonté Hynes first appeared as a member of the joky UK dance-punk trio Test Icicles.
Domino (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 05, 2010

Crossword: ''It's a Tough Job''

But you totally get used to it.
But you totally get used to it.
By MATT JONES  |  February 26, 2010

VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009

By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009

Days of the New

When drummer Tony McNaboe delivered the burned copy of Rustic Overtones’ new full-length album, he tucked it inside the packaging of the re-released and re-mastered Long Division.
The orchestral stylings of Rustic Overtones 2.0
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 06, 2009

Crossword: ''On an axis''

From one end to the other
By MATT JONES  |  September 24, 2008

Club-to-theater update

“If you take the biggest 100 names in comedy, you’ll see 90 of them here in the next couple of years.”
Venue shifts
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 13, 2008

Wednesday's Best Bets: Besties at PA's, Hercules and Love Affair at Wilbur

Besties, "Prison Song" Ever been hugged too hard? It’s a bit like listening to the BESTIES, purve...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 13, 2008

Gnarls Barkley + Hercules and Love Affair

To the cynic, the scene milling around in front of the sold-out Wilbur could merely have been proof of the power of a hit single.
Wilbur Theatre, August 6, 2008
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 12, 2008

Photos: Lollapalooza 2008

Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, and more



Eli “Paperboy” Reed seems dubious about my following him for a few hours before and after his five o’clock Lollapalooza show in Chicago’s Grant Park last Sunday.
Eli Reed says he’s better than Otis
By DEVIN KING  |  August 05, 2008

Video: Gnarls Barkley covers Radiohead; Radiohead covers Portishead

Gnarls Barkley, "Reckoner" (Radiohead cover, Live at Rosskilde) Find more videos like this on w....
By Carly Carioli  |  July 11, 2008

Going on sale: July 11, 2008

Ra Ra Riot, Of Montreal, Gnarls Barkley, Craig Ferguson and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 08, 2008
Charlie's stupid bluetooth headset, Gary Susman and WTF

Charlie's stupid bluetooth headset, Gary Susman and WTF

We take your calls about things that you think make you cool, but not really. Gary Susman of Entertainment Weekly phones in and we check...
By Charlie  |  May 20, 2008

’Round the outside

Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 19, 2008


Calling for back-up

Of all the tumult and talent swinging through town in 2006, I cherish most my memories of Audible Mainframe backing Slick Rick at Harpers Ferry.
Slick Rick gets fly with a little help from his friends
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 12, 2008

Record lows, indies peak

Last week’s number 10 album, Van Morrison’s Keep it Simple, sold just 37,000 copies.
Musical notes
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 16, 2008

Vowel free

Rcrd Lbl pays both artists and labels like Warp and Modular in exchange for permission to post songs.

Rcrd Lbl's free and legal downloads

By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 17, 2007

Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007

Admiring the scenery

My fondness for such superlatives requires that I spread the gossip.
Music seen at Geno's and the Soundpost, August 1 and 5, 2007
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 08, 2007


Pop goes to war

Next time you put on the new Spoon single to make that subway ride go by a little faster, consider what musical escapism means to troops in Iraq.
Music and movies are vital coping mechanisms for US servicepeople in Iraq. And often, say four local troops, after they get home.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 25, 2007

Cultural exchanges

CHRIS ROCKSWELL, the official DJ for the club-rap phenom SPANK ROCK, says people are always asking him, “What does your neighborhood sound like?” DJ Dolores & Isaar "De Dar Dó (remix)" (mp3)
Spank Rock’s Chris Rockswell and Brazil’s DJ Dolores
By DAVID DAY  |  July 03, 2007

Crossword: ''Hi, steaks''

See if you can make the cut
By MATT JONES  |  June 20, 2007

I'm like a bore

The Nelly Furtado concert was off to a fine, Lite-Brite sort of start.
Nelly Furtado, Agganis Arena, June 5, 2007
By ELLEE DEAN  |  June 06, 2007

London falling

Damon Albarn — Blur frontman, Gorillaz supremo, and now millennial minstrel to the drowning city of London — is that eerie modern specimen, the pop star who talks like a critic. The Good, The Bad, and the Queen, "Kingdom of Doom" (streaming video)
Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad & the Queen
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 21, 2007


Justify my love

Oh, Justin. Even you know that your undeniable charisma and brilliantly executed choreography somehow balance out your post-boy-band status and lack of indie cred. Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, "Dick in a Box" (YouTube)
He already brought sexy back. Now can Justin Timberlake shed his boy-band image and become a music legend?
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 05, 2007

The new tastemakers

It’s a cliché by now, but the Internet allows you to be whomever you want to be.
Does Pandora know you better than you do?
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 31, 2007

Welcome to the real world

When it comes to Second Life ( SL ), the immersive “metaverse” that’s gotten reams of breathless media coverage over the past six months, hard numbers are hard to come by.
Virtual insanity
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 24, 2007

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007