Like certain cosmological phenomena streaking through the infinite heavens above, a chance to see Man of Astro-man? pulling a live gig in Phoenix is a rare occurance. It wasn't always that way; the science fiction-obsessed surf-rock space oddities used to set course for renowned local rock bars like ... More >>
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.
Hey, you got punk in my country. Yo, you got country in my punk.
Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails
Jon Rauhouse gives his music the ol' iPod shuffle
Dressing it up
The 33 1/3 book series lets love-struck authors celebrate their favorite records
Jon Rauhouse's debut showcases this fine pedal-steel guitarist
The Sadies are a little bit country. But just a little.
Electric Waco Chair (Bloodshot)
Down to the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records (Bloodshot)
Never mind the FCC, here's Ghetto Cowgirl
Valley rig-rockers Flathead face an uncertain future
The Handsome Family's Brett and Rennie Sparks give up their songs of personal alienation for something more universal
Rock 'n' roll rousers the Van Buren Wheels roll to success at SXSW
For the second time this decade, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel pay tribute to Bob Wills