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Garbage: As the man behind the board on projects for Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth, producer Butch Vig had a hand in creating a musical revolution. Vig sits behind the drum kit in this group, which includes Scottish vocalist/guitarist Shirley Manson, guitarist Steve Marker and guitarist/bassist Duke Erikson. Polara shares the all-ages bill. Showtime is 8 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Electric Ballroom, 1216 East Apache in Tempe. Tickets are $12, available at the club and Ticketmaster. For details call 894-0707 or 784-4444.

Conversations With My Father: See Thursday.
Reggae Fest World Party '96: See Friday.

may 13
Supersuckers: Great name, great influences (Ted Nugent, Satan). The Seattle band--signed to its hometown label Sub Pop, naturally--is fronted by singer Eddie Spaghetti, and its sound is almost evenly split between the hard-core and the goofy. Paul Leary of that other goofy hard-core band, the Butthole Surfers, produced the Supersuckers' latest, Sacrilicious. Wayne Kramer, and Teen Angels share the bill on Monday, May 13, at Gibson's, 410 South Mill in Tempe. The all-ages show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7, available at the club and Ticketmaster. Call 968-8664 or 678-2222.

may 14
Evita: Theater League hosts the touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical about the late Argentinean strongwoman Maria Eva Duarte de Peron. Valerie Perri stars as the title character; John Herrera portrays Che and David Wasson plays Juan Peron. This week's performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14; and the same time Wednesday, May 15, at Symphony Hall, 225 East Adams. More shows are scheduled Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19. Tickets range from $26.50 to $32.50, available at Phoenix Civic Plaza and Dillard's box offices. For details call 262-7272 or 678-2222.

may 15
"Five Poets": Arizona wordsmiths Barbara Cully, Michael Bowden, John Levy, Jim Simmerman and James Cervantes present works commissioned by Scottsdale Center for the Arts in response to individual works in the facility's exhibit "The Paintings of Sam Francis: From the Collection of Jean Rouge." The free reading begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Lower Gallery at the center, 7380 East Second Street; the installation continues through Sunday, June 16. For details call 994-2787.

Evita: See Tuesday.

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