Upcoming Live Shows Archive

  • Yeah, I know, it’s a little early for this right? Except it’s not because there is fantastic live, local music every night this week. This is a busy week, I don’t even know if I’ll be in town this weekend as I am hoping to celebrate my birthday elsewhere, but if I do stay, there will be no lack of amazing sounds to catch. Every night is popping and there is something strange on Sunday during the day, that’s worth mention. Needless to say, I may go topless to that event. Just a warning, Saturday night is a total bitch....

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Yeah, I know, it’s a little early for this right? Except it’s not because there is fantastic live, local music every night this week. This is a busy week, I don’t even know if I’ll be in town this weekend as I am hoping to celebrate my birthday elsewhere, but if I do stay, there will be no lack of amazing sounds to catch. Every night is popping and there is something strange on Sunday during the day, that’s worth mention. Needless to say, I may go topless to that event. Just a warning, Saturday night is a total bitch....

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  • So last week I thought there was a lot more going on this week than there is, but there is still more going on than last week. Next week, however, could actually keep you out every damn night of the week. Not to say the list below won’t keep you busy for the next three nights, the problem is once again that some very, very difficult decisions must be made and Saturday is kind of a nightmare. Nevertheless, the sheer quality of these shows is absolutely stunning. So here we go… When & Where: Thursday, August 13th, 8pm at The...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    So last week I thought there was a lot more going on this week than there is, but there is still more going on than last week. Next week, however, could actually keep you out every damn night of the week. Not to say the list below won’t keep you busy for the next three nights, the problem is once again that some very, very difficult decisions must be made and Saturday is kind of a nightmare. Nevertheless, the sheer quality of these shows is absolutely stunning. So here we go… When & Where: Thursday, August 13th, 8pm at The...

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  • The answer to “What’s Going Ahhhn” is not very much honestly. Yes there would have been a few more shows if I had posted earlier in the week, but I felt like hell and that didn’t happen. That said, the five shows I’m highlighting below are pretty spectacular. Normally, I would do this column for just five shows, but these are pretty damn special. The bad news is that two each collide on Friday and Saturday. The good news? Next week appears to be a rager. So with out further ado, let’s check this shit out. When & Where: Thursday,...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    The answer to “What’s Going Ahhhn” is not very much honestly. Yes there would have been a few more shows if I had posted earlier in the week, but I felt like hell and that didn’t happen. That said, the five shows I’m highlighting below are pretty spectacular. Normally, I would do this column for just five shows, but these are pretty damn special. The bad news is that two each collide on Friday and Saturday. The good news? Next week appears to be a rager. So with out further ado, let’s check this shit out. When & Where: Thursday,...

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  • It’s hard to believe it’s only been a little over a year since Emby Alexander released their masterful first full length album Frontispiece. A record that was one of my absolute favorites of 2014 and something I still listen to on a near weekly basis. I was a little skeptical when Michael Alexander let me know that they would be releasing their sophomore effort  on June 1st. It seemed a little quick on the heels of Frontispiece, though I certainly admired the ambition and drive. I guess I was worried, for some strange reason that there might be an issue...

    Emby Alexander – Behave Like Beehives

    It’s hard to believe it’s only been a little over a year since Emby Alexander released their masterful first full length album Frontispiece. A record that was one of my absolute favorites of 2014 and something I still listen to on a near weekly basis. I was a little skeptical when Michael Alexander let me know that they would be releasing their sophomore effort  on June 1st. It seemed a little quick on the heels of Frontispiece, though I certainly admired the ambition and drive. I guess I was worried, for some strange reason that there might be an issue...

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  • I’ve been writing about the local scene for over seven years now and I have to say, this is a stunning summer for live music. Many times in past summers the whole thing just kind of implodes once we hit the serious heat of July and August. Not this summer. I’m sure this is helped by the fact that there a bunch of new venues sporting local music like Pho Cao, Valley Bar and The Rebel Lounge. Nevertheless, I am continually impressed by the sheer volume of shows happening very nearly every night of the week. This week is no...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    I’ve been writing about the local scene for over seven years now and I have to say, this is a stunning summer for live music. Many times in past summers the whole thing just kind of implodes once we hit the serious heat of July and August. Not this summer. I’m sure this is helped by the fact that there a bunch of new venues sporting local music like Pho Cao, Valley Bar and The Rebel Lounge. Nevertheless, I am continually impressed by the sheer volume of shows happening very nearly every night of the week. This week is no...

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  • Well holy hell, just look at the rest of the week below. I should have written this yesterday because there were three or four killer shows on Tuesday, but I wasn’t feeling that great and sleep took a priority. Nevertheless, this week is just action packed from here until Sunday, the next week is much the same, it’s all just unreasonably good. Check it out and get some live local music love in your ears soon… When & Where: Wednesday, July 22nd 8pm at The Rebel Lounge Reasons to Attend: This really should be a weekend show, but on a...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Well holy hell, just look at the rest of the week below. I should have written this yesterday because there were three or four killer shows on Tuesday, but I wasn’t feeling that great and sleep took a priority. Nevertheless, this week is just action packed from here until Sunday, the next week is much the same, it’s all just unreasonably good. Check it out and get some live local music love in your ears soon… When & Where: Wednesday, July 22nd 8pm at The Rebel Lounge Reasons to Attend: This really should be a weekend show, but on a...

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  • Due to a combination of illness, writers block and a generally terrible time at my day job, I wrote not a damn thing last week. It was a pretty good week and I have a few regrets about not promoting some of the shows, especially the ones I attended. There really is no use in crying over spilt milk, though and I had a fabulous time regardless. This week is jam packed once more and the bonus is that it’s not squeezed into one holiday event! Nope, it’s spread throughout the week in a lovely fashion, though, I’m not going...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Due to a combination of illness, writers block and a generally terrible time at my day job, I wrote not a damn thing last week. It was a pretty good week and I have a few regrets about not promoting some of the shows, especially the ones I attended. There really is no use in crying over spilt milk, though and I had a fabulous time regardless. This week is jam packed once more and the bonus is that it’s not squeezed into one holiday event! Nope, it’s spread throughout the week in a lovely fashion, though, I’m not going...

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  • I have to say that this summer is no disappointment in shows happening every day of the week. This has been a tremendous June and looking ahead to July and August it appears that this is going to keep on trucking. This is actually odd behavior for the local scene, because usually bands start to cool their jets around this time of year as we start to hibernate in our air conditioned boxes. This does not appear to be the case this year and this week it all starts tonight. When & Where: Wednesday, June 24th, 8pm at Pho Cao,...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    I have to say that this summer is no disappointment in shows happening every day of the week. This has been a tremendous June and looking ahead to July and August it appears that this is going to keep on trucking. This is actually odd behavior for the local scene, because usually bands start to cool their jets around this time of year as we start to hibernate in our air conditioned boxes. This does not appear to be the case this year and this week it all starts tonight. When & Where: Wednesday, June 24th, 8pm at Pho Cao,...

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  • Well, this week is just fucking crazy packed with live local music from beginning to end. Seriously, there are multiple shows every night of this week. You know it’s a good week when you have four choices on a freaking Wednesday. Enough of my yacking, let’s get to it! This kicks off tonight! When & Where: Tuesday, June 16th, 8pm at Valley Bar, Phoenix Reasons To Attend: Fever The Ghost is cool. Genre is cool. Valley Bar is freaking ridiculously cool. The show is free. Enough said. Other Details: FEVER THE GHOST at Valley Bar – FREE SHOW GENRE http://tinyurl.com/nobwjzv...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Well, this week is just fucking crazy packed with live local music from beginning to end. Seriously, there are multiple shows every night of this week. You know it’s a good week when you have four choices on a freaking Wednesday. Enough of my yacking, let’s get to it! This kicks off tonight! When & Where: Tuesday, June 16th, 8pm at Valley Bar, Phoenix Reasons To Attend: Fever The Ghost is cool. Genre is cool. Valley Bar is freaking ridiculously cool. The show is free. Enough said. Other Details: FEVER THE GHOST at Valley Bar – FREE SHOW GENRE http://tinyurl.com/nobwjzv...

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  • So there is a lot of great stuff happening this week, but I’ve tried to make it easy for you. I can’t find a damn thing happening Thursday, but the rest of the week is booked pretty solid and it starts tonight! Also, if you think this week is great (not to make this week jealous or anything), next weekend starts on Tuesday and rockets through the entire way to Fathers Day! Anyway, here is what’s going on for the rest of the week that you may want to check out. I’ve decided to combine “Reasons To Attend” and “Commentary”...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    So there is a lot of great stuff happening this week, but I’ve tried to make it easy for you. I can’t find a damn thing happening Thursday, but the rest of the week is booked pretty solid and it starts tonight! Also, if you think this week is great (not to make this week jealous or anything), next weekend starts on Tuesday and rockets through the entire way to Fathers Day! Anyway, here is what’s going on for the rest of the week that you may want to check out. I’ve decided to combine “Reasons To Attend” and “Commentary”...

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