Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix.
And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
By Mark Keresman
Quickly: How many female jazz instrumentalists can you name? Not singers, of which there are aplenty, but ace players of instruments of the female gender? There are more prominent ones on the scene than there were, say, 30 years ago--composer/bandleaders Carla Bley and Maria Schnei ... More >>
By Mark Keresman
Brian Eno was quoted as saying, "The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band."
Rock history is filled with bands and albums that were somewhat unappreciated in their time yet occupy an enviable (by some people, at any rate) ... More >>
Although it's been more than five years since Steve Conrad pulled a regular air shift on local public radio station KJZZ, the 38-year-old disc jockey still gets many chances to share his love of jazz, blues, and soul songs on vinyl.
From time to time, Conrad says he helps out fellow KJZZ jock Blais ... More >>
Anthony SandovalSteve WeissSteve Weiss
Weiss is a fine art photographer with Candid Landscapes and executive director of No Festival Required Independent Cinema, a four-time Best Of Phoenix winner. Weiss will be doing film programming for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's new SMoCA Lounge i ... More >>
Motown's Mowest Story: Our Lives Are Shaped By What We LoveIf you haven't picked up the new Mowest compilation, Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's Mowest Story 1971-1973, you are missing out. The anthology features music from Motown's short lived West Coast venture, MoWest, and the tu ... More >>
Shawn AndersonTwilight Singers Clubhouse Music VenueSaturday, May 28Earlier this year, Sub Pop released Dynamite Steps, the latest album from Greg Dulli and The Twilight Singers. The record is typically Dulli; dark, funky, with soul inflections wedged between big rock guitars, electronic ambiance ... More >>