Are there any Gin Blossoms fans in the house? Of course there are, seeing as how Phoenix is the last city in the world to have a thriving ´90s alternative-Americana scene in the new millennium. The sound that put Tempe on the map lives on in Gin Blossoms-turned-Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers guitarist Scott Johnson, who's celebrating the release of his first solo album.
Johnsons self-titled release is exactly what youd expect (and want) from a musician with his background, from the jangly Gin Blossoms guitar style of Stop to the poppier, more contemporary sound of I Think Im In, which even features female backing vocals. Celebrate the past, and what will hopefully be a bright new future, by joining what will surely be a horde of other longtime AZ musicians for Scotts (Scotty if you know him) release party.
The Persuaders, Sam Marcus, and special guests share the bill.
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Fri., Sept. 14, 9 p.m.