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.
See also: Download: Nite Jewel's Sultry, Direct Song "In the Dark"
Chairlift, Nite Jewel, and Bell
Saturday, April 14
Watching the trio of on-the-rise bands at Crescent, I saw three very different approaches to both stage presence and synth-driven pop.
Headliners Chairlift stru ... More >>
What music critic prophet could have predicted that in 2012 hip, indie songwriters like Los Angeles-based Ramona Gonzalez, who records haunting, danceable pop as Nite Jewel, would be compared to acts like Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam or Sade?
But here we are, the year the Mayan calendar ends, and her ex ... More >>
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"I wanted something with a lot of textures and songs [that] could take you somewhere new," says Abe Gil of Treasure MammaL in this week's issue.
But reading Gil is one thing. Seeing and hear ... More >>
Zooey Deschanel's partner in folk pop music-making, guitarist M. Ward, is planning to check out what's going on at the Crescent Ballroom in April.Ward's sound varies from reverb-drenched acoustic blues to shinning pop. Plus, if a performance from Ward doesn't inspire enough excitement, the recent ... More >>
Toad The Wet Sprocket - bastion of the 1990sClubs editor Benjamin Leatherman describes this week's just announced shows thusly: "huge fucking week."Things are so fucking huge that Martin Cizmar went ahead and already announced the Janet Jackson show slated for this April -- yet there are still pl ... More >>