Is it just me, or is anyone else feeling a little over-Boomered lately? Maybe it's that Billy Joel concert I saw last night, or maybe it's the "review" I just read in that other paper, written by someone who's probably a little too young to be a Boomer, but sure sounds like one, but I'm at my limit, especially after this week's concert announcements, headlined by "Hippiefest" at the Celebrity, featuring The Turtles, Mountain, Badfinger, Chuck Negron, and Felix Cavaliere.
We've also got Insane Clown Posse coming to Mesa Amphitheater (you can bet I'll be there, given my intense interest in Juggalos) and Propagandhi at the Marquee. Tickets for that Propagandhi show, by the way are $16, not $5. FUCKING SELLOUTS!
Read on for full listings and the coolest Propagandhi video you'll ever see: An extremely rare instance of them playing "Ska Sucks" at that looks like a house party in the mid-90s.
Bubba Sparxxx: Thursday, July 16, 8:30 p.m., $20. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.
Jim Florentine: Friday, May 1, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m., $20. Club Mardi Gras & VooDoo Lounge, 8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale, 480-970-5707.
Forgive Durden: With You, Me and Everyone We Know, & Anarbor., Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m., $12. Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.
Hatchet Attacks: With Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox, ABK, Axe Murder Boys, & Motown Rage., Saturday, May 23, 2 p.m., $38. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. (at University Dr.), Mesa, 480-644-2560.
Hemlock: With From Dark, FoulMouth, Hellen, Archaic Cessation, & Roscoe., Friday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., $11. The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.
Hippiefest: With The Turtles feat. Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Felix Cavaliere, Mountain, Badfinger, & more., Saturday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., $43-$78. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Isis: Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m., $15-$17. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
Mayhem: With Marduk, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation, & Withered., Saturday, May 30, 6:30 p.m., $25-$28. The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.
The Parlor Mob: Tuesday, April 28, 7 p.m., $10. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.
Propagandhi: With Bridge and Tunnel., Sunday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., $16-$18. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
DJ Quik: Saturday, June 27, 8:30 p.m., $25. Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.
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Seven Mary Three: With Days of the New, & Sponge., Friday, May 15, 8 p.m., $38-$43. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Soulja Boy: Friday, May 29, 8 p.m., $38-$43. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.
Rick Springfield: Monday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m., $65. Casino Arizona at Salt River, 524 N. 92nd St. (off Loop 101 and McKellips Rd.), Scottsdale, 480-850-7777.
Kate Voegele: With Angel Taylor, & Amy Kuney., Wednesday, June 3, 7 p.m., $15. Martini Ranch & Shaker Room, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.