Nils Lofgren's ranch in Scottsdale almost feels hidden. It's not far from the city, from the clubs of Old Town and the shops at Scottsdale Fashion Square, but his large plot shares none of the bustle. It's secluded and quiet, with mesquite trees rustling in a soft breeze.
The national acts are abandoning Phoenix en masse, but never fear, brave, sun-proof Phoenicians: You don't have to look very hard to find some quality tunes. Here are our favorite picks for the week. For more options, check out our comprehensive concert listings for many more options.
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Follow his bliss
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Kickback (Sundazed Music)
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