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.
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Jesse Malin has done it all, or most of it at least.
In his barely-teens he was fronting Jersey-based hardcore ensemble Heart Attack, then spent the '90s in glam-punk wreckers D-Gen ... More >>
King Tuff @ Meat Market Garment Factory| August, 19, 2012See also: King Tuff at Meat Market Garment Factory Show PreviewThe overcast summer evening meant lots of humid heat, building up exponentially as Meat Market grew packed with bodies. Turnout was solid for a showcase of anthemic yet charmingly ... More >>
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We're big fans of AV Club's Undercover Series, where the Chicago-based pop culture site invites bands into its little round room to cover songs from a list compiled b ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraJimmie Dale's SXSW Showcase at the Driskell Hotel.Remember Smokey, the pacifist who may or may not have stepped over the line while bowling in The Big Lebowski? He was the fidgety, silver-haired opponent who insisted The Dude mark it eight despite Walter's contention that his toe ... More >>
Our sister paper, The Village Voice, has announced the results of their annual Pazz & Jop critic's poll.If you're unfamiliar, basically like 1,000 music critics get to vote on their favorite albums and singles, assigning points to the top 10. Then those points are tabulated and Kanye West win ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraTed Leo and the Pharmacists
October 4, 2010
It's sort of rare when a mosh pit is possible but not inevitable. You know, when a band could inspire a little knock-push-bounce action but it isn't necessarily a forgone conclusion.Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, who played P ... More >>
Stereogum, because I am too lazy to make my own screengrabIt's a pretty slow week for just announced shows, but be that as it may, this week truly is a case study in quality over quantity. D.C. punk revivalists Ted Leo & The Pharmacists lead this savvy pack of announcements, and they are ... More >>
Song: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, "Last Days"Context: Heard this song from Ted Leo's new album for the first time a couple days ago and loved it. I asked them to spin it on KWSS 106.7's The Morning Infidelity this morning.
Ted Leo - Last Days by cizmar
If you've been following the debate about the movement to get Phoenix's NPR station, KJZZ, to play some indie rock, you may have seen the name Jonathan L tossed around a bit.The 30-year DJ, who has had an alternative show since 1986, does a twice-weekly shift on the normally metal-centric KUPD. I ... More >>
2010 brings with it the hope of a new, much better decade chock full of impressive albumsSome of you may or may not have noticed that the 2000s, or aughts for the cool kids, was a pretty crappy decade. That sentiment is becoming more and more prevalent as we inch toward a brand new decade, and B ... More >>
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