M3F festival bags Bon Iver, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and San Holo for 17th edition

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M3F music and arts festival, a purely philanthropic affair, will return for its annual showing in Downtown Phoenix at Margaret T. Hance Park on March 6-8, 2020—with ample talent in tow.

The festival has secured headliners, Bon Iver and RÜFÜS DU SOL, alongside an audacious undercard that includes bitbird boss San Holo, reggae-ready Stick Figure, Local Natives, Sofi Tukker, and dozens more across a multitude of genres. In past years, it’s hosted the likes of ODESZA, Empire of the Sun, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers, and more of some of the most in-demand acts music has to offer.

Since 2004, the festival’s organizers have directed 100% of their efforts yearly on behalf of a litany of local charities, including the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. M3F has raised over $2 million since its inception, with yearly returns increasingly sizably; 2019’s installment alone raised $509,000 according to organizers.

Tickets are on sale now: A good time for a good cause, available here.

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Phoenix Announce Book

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PhoenixPhoenix have never been the sort of band that demands a whole lot of attention, but they’ve been around for 22 years, and plenty of their songs have become parts of our cultural fabric. And now, the band will look back on their history in a new book called Phoenix: Liberté, Égalité, Phoenix!, set for … More »

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Turns 10

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Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixThe year was 2009; the song was “1901.” Even more so than “My Girls,” “Two Weeks,” and “Stillness Is The Move” — and arguably only eclipsed by the long-tail dominance of Oracular Spectacular‘s troika of hits — the lead single from Phoenix’s cheekily titled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix became the … More »

Just Like Heaven: Thoughts From The Ground At The Blog-Rock Nostalgia Festival

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Woodstock 50 is imploding before our eyes, but the latest attempt to harvest summer of ’69 nostalgia was always going to be a gamble. Obtaining proper licensure in an upstate New York nature reserve and coordinating hundreds of the biggest acts of the past century is probably a logistical and financial nightmare, and … More »

Phoenix Apologize For Working With R. Kelly

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Phoenix have apologized for working with R. Kelly. In a tweet, the French band said that they were “deeply horrified by the stories of abuse surrounding” the musician. “We regret that we were not both more informed and more discerning when we worked with him previously,” they wrote. “We fully support all victims of sexual … More »

Phoenix Congratulate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez After Dance Video “Leak” Backfires

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Alexandria Ocasio-CortezOn Wednesday, the night before Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was officially sworn in as the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress, a video of her dancing surfaced online. Specifically, the video showed her and some friends from her undergraduate days at Boston University dancing on a rooftop to Phoenix’s “Lisztomania,” à la … More »

Phoenix, Lil Wayne Join Austin City Limits Lineup

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Lil WayneChildish Gambino postponed a bunch of dates on his self-proclaimed final tour after suffering (or potentially re-aggravating) a foot injury at his Dallas show. The two dates he can’t postpone, however, are his scheduled appearances at Austin City Limits, which is going down Oct. 5-7 and 12-14 at Austin’s Zilker Park. More »

Watch Beck & Phoenix Perform Together In LA

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Phoenix & BeckBeck joined Phoenix onstage during the second night of their residency at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles last night. “Every night we play in LA has to be special,” Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars told the crowd at the end of the Ti Amo cut “Lovelife.” “I think there’s almost one LA reference in every … More »

Phoenix – “Role Model” Video

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Phoenix Role Model videoIt’s been almost a year since Phoenix released their most recent album, Ti Amo, and today the French band has returned with a new music video for “Role Model.” It pulls inspiration from the velvet rope vibes of their latest and digitally inserts the group’s members into archival footage of fashion photographer Helmut Newton … More »

Lost Lake Festival returns to Phoenix with impeccably curated sophomore lineup

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Phoenix is quickly becoming an enticing west coast festival market. Last year found Superfly, the events powerhouse behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, planting their flag in the desert with the inaugural Lost Lake Festival in the heart of Phoenix’s downtown district. Now, Lost Lake is back for a second edition in 2018, led by a stacked talent roster topped by Future, The Chainsmokers, rap’s current lead female SZA, and pop-rockers Imagine Dragons. Highlights on this year’s bill include Nas, Louis The Child, Mija, A$AP Ferg, Cashmere Cat, and T-Pain.

Bringing over 40 acts across October 19 – 21, Lost Lake boasts a uniquely curated festival experience, blending top-notch hip-hop, electronic music, and rock with a heavy emphasis on Phoenix’s burgeoning arts and culinary scenes. With festival amenities that include a marketplace to discover local artisans and creators, a philanthropic component with FOUNDation and an entire culinary experience dubbed Phoenix Flavors, Lost Lake applies just as much emphasis on its host city as its lineup. From Janelle Monáe and Young Thug to local favorites Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and Jimmy Eat World, Lost Lake drops off one of the most diverse lineups of the summer for their 2018 installment.