With the holidays rapidly approaching, some of us have our sights set on another holiday. One awash in Olympic-sized swimming pools of Guinness and all the corned beef we can eat. It's one of the few holidays where public urination, vomiting, and rabble rousing are perfectly acceptable forms of celebration. I speak, of course, of St. Patty's Day. Or Christmas 2, as I like to call it.
Cue the fiddling, bag-piping, flute-playing "Irish" bands we've come to associate with the day. And if there was any band better suited to providing such a soundtrack it would be Flogging Molly. As has become a yearly tradition here in the Valley, they will once again be gracing us with their unique brand of celtic punk on March 17, at Tempe Beach Park, along with Pepper, The Wiley One, and Jared and the Mill.Jackson Browne
: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., $55-$99.Orpheum Theatre
, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-262-7272.
Flogging Molly: With Pepper, The Wiley One, & Jared and the Mill, Sunday, March 17, 1 p.m., Price TBA. Tempe Beach Park, 54 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, 480-350-8625.
KMFDM: With Legion Within, Tuesday, March 12, 8 p.m., $25/$28. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
KMLE Acoustic Christmas: With Randy Houser, Maggie Rose, Greg Bates, & Brett Eldredge, Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., $20-$38. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation Super Concert & Charity Auction: Saturday, Dec. 1, 8:30 p.m., $36-$56. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
The O-Jays: Saturday, Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m., $20-$80. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
One More Time - A Daft Punk Tribute: With Vial of Sound, Pastries With Teeth, & Ben Linsenmeyer, Saturday, Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m., $10-$12. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Onuinu: With Yus, Monday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m., free. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.Sigur Rós
: Friday, April 12, 8 p.m., $40.Comerica Theatre
, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Stoned Immaculate Tour: With Curren$y, Thursday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., $28-$35. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Take Action Tour: With The Used, We Came As Romans, Crown the Empire, & Mindflow, Sunday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m., $27.50. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
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The Toasters: With Mrs. Skannotto, & Liam and the Ladies, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m., $13/$15. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Victor Wooten: Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Price TBA. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.