I took a few weeks to work on other projects that I didn’t work on, wanted some time to not think about music and found myself thinking about music, tried to cut down on going to shows and ended up going to a lot of shows, so that was all quite silly in retrospect. I’ve tried to collect the best of the best for this week and while there is nothing going on Thursday for some odd reason, every other night this week is packed with amazing live and local music. Check it out below…
When & Where: Tuesday, November 22, 9pm at Yucca Tap Room
Reasons To Attend: Man Hands if fantastic, so that’s a guarantee. Weird Radicals are playing their second show of all time and witnesses of their first appearance assure me this is one show not to miss. Lochness Mobsters have a brilliant name…if their music is only half as good as their name this will be a stunning evening from beginning to end.
Other Details: :::Man Hands:::
:::Lochness Mobsters (Austin, TX):::
MORE BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED
When & Where: Wednesday, November 23rd, 7:30pm at Rockbar, Inc.
Reasons To Attend: If you’ve never spent a night at Rockbar with Shawn Johnson this will be a special event indeed. Shawn will be playing with a full band, Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good, will absolutely be uncommonly good and Blaine Long will be along for the ride as well.
Other Details: Come get your groove an this Thanksgiving EVE with a line-up that is sure to ROCK your turkey neck with
–––––– Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good –––––
–––––– Shawn Johnson & The Foundation–––––
with special guest
Blaine Long from The Voice
7:30pm Doors • ONLY $5 cover • 21+
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When & Where: Wednesday, November 23rd, 8pm at Crescent Ballroom
Reasons To Attend: I don’t need to give you reasons for this. Pistoleros. Dead Hot Workshop. Banana Gun. Wyves. If you’re ready to rock on Wednesday night, this is where you want to be.
Other Details: PISTOLEROS, DEAD HOT WORKSHOP, BANANA GUN and WYVES at Crescent Ballroom
When & Where: Wednesday, November 23rd, 8pm at Valley Bar
Reasons To Attend: Looking for a pre-holiday indie rock extravaganza? Look no further than Valley Bar with PRO TEENS and Nanami Ozone. Get ready to swoon over this evening.
Other Details: THANKS-GIVING-EVE!
PRO TEENS + Nanami Ozone + Hi-Dreams
WEDNESDY, NOVEMBER 23 // Valley Bar Music Hall
8PM // 21+ // $3
Spend your Thanksgiving Eve like you did when you were a kid: Hanging out in the basement playing games and listening to cool music!
Join us for a funky pre-turkey night with Phoenix wunderkinds PRO TEENS & NANAMI OZONE, plus we’ll have our resident funksters HI-DREAMS on hand to make you move your feet###
When & Where: Friday, November 25th, 6pm at Yucca Tap Room Plaza
Reasons To Attend: I’m not sure if there will be a TAAGG for December (but there should be since the final Friday is the 30th and not New Years Eve), but if this is the last one of the year, it’s a hell of a way to go out with a bang. All the details are below for this sinful night of artistic pleasure.
Other Details: Tempe Art A Goghgogh TAAGG hosted by HotRock SupaJoint
When & Where: Friday, November 25th at The Rogue Bar
Reasons To Attend: SURF plays like once a decade and I was shitfaced drunk last time I saw them. That said, I will not be missing this rare event, plus SURF’s new album is their best yet, yes better than the two released earlier this year, but they’re all good. It’s a great lineup to boot as well which makes The Rogue a one stop shop for all your Friday night needs.
Other Details: Hey SURFERS , SURF will be playing its first full show in almost 2years and were kickin it off at The Rogue Nov. 25th we have put together a set of new and old songs and are looking forward to playing for you guys so come out and party with us !! We will have hard copies of the new album ” Intentions For Intimacy ” for sale along with other merch !! See you guys there .
The Lonesome Wilderness
Belinda Esquer Music
21+ /// $5 /// CASH STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
When & Where: Friday, November 25th, 9pm at The Lunchbox, Phoenix
Reasons To Attend: Weird venue, weird show, but it seems like something The Psychedelephants and Sunn Trio would be down to do. Hidden Ritual will be joining them from Austin, TX.
Other Details: Band Details below…
Hidden Ritual (Austin)
When & Where: Friday, November 25th, 9pm at The Blooze Bar
Reasons To Attend: All the information I have is in the flyer above.
Other Details: Live Music $5 cover, but FIRST DRINK is ONLY $1
When & Where: Saturday, November 26th, 7pm at Last Exit Live
Reasons To Attend: This is going to be a super amazing show featuring two of my local favorites Fairy Bones and The Sink or Swim. Be sure to check out Aidan Connell as well, straight in from the UK. This will be an eclectic, electric night to be had by all.
Other Details: Join Witma for our first show with Aidan Connell, the amazing blues-rock artist from the UK, our very own Fairy Bones, and The Sink or Swim! There will be a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction for a couple of great items… but more details to come on that.
When & Where: Saturday, November 26th, 8pm at Crescent Ballroom
Reasons To Attend: I had begun to doubt that No Volcano would put out their sophomore record this year until they handed it to me back in October. It’s every bit as brilliant as their debut and you should come celebrate that with them at Crescent Ballroom where they will be joined by Less Pain Forever and Scorpion vs. Tarantula for the most fun you’ve had since the Trunk Federation reunion party. This is going to be amazing.
Other Details: No Volcano “Dead Horse Power” CD Release Party!
wsg/ Less Pain Forever & Scorpion vs. Tarantula and Guest DJ Todd Joseph.
Rev your engines and mark your calendars for Thanksgiving weekend at the Crescent Ballroom. No Volcano drops their second album offering “Dead Horse Power” (free CD with paid admission).
Special guests for this bountiful banquet of sound will be Less Pain Forever and Scorpion vs. Tarantula . Todd Joseph will be on hand as guest DJ!
No flogging a dead horse here, rock, pop and art will be very much alive when you join No Volcano and their special guests to give thanks for this audio/visual extravaganza!
When & Where: Saturday, November 26th, 8pm at Pho Cao
Reasons To Attend: This is a pretty sweet lineup in a chill venue where you can slowly shake off the food coma you got into on Thursday. Ben Anderson kicks things off and it explodes from there. Great music, great drinks, great food and a great venue.
Other Details: Come join the spectacular live performance of Jason Devore of Authority Zero, Ben Anderson and Eye of Fire at Pho Cao for FREE!
Pho Cao presents
Ben Anderson at 8pm
Eye of Fire at 9pm
Jason Devore at 10pm-midnight
No Cover and all ages event.
When & Where: Saturday, November 26th at The Rebel Lounge
Reasons To Attend: A lot of people talk about DRYC, but you don’t get to see them all that often anymore. Here is one of those rare opportunities and if you haven’t seen them live, you really owe it to yourself to do so. Also, get there in time to catch Qais and The Qosmonauts who incidentally put out the best local sitar album of the year and possibly of any year.
Other Details: DRY RIVER YACHT CLUB at The Rebel Lounge