Viva PHX

10 Sleeper Bands to Catch at Viva PHX

Viva PHX 2015 offers festival goers 90 bands at 20 different venues for an incredibly reasonable $24 ticket price. For you mathematicians, it works out to an average of 4.5 performers per venue and if you were to catch say, five of them during the course of your night, that's $4.80 per act. Though you're probably familiar with the headliners like Best Coast, Coolio, and Thee Oh Sees, there are probably dozens of acts on the lineup that are mysteries to you. We thought we would give you a list of 10 sleeper bands to keep in the back of your mind as you look at the schedule and plan your route around downtown Phoenix.

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Tom Reardon has written for Phoenix New Times since 2013. He's been in several notable bands over the last 25 years including Hillbilly Devilspeak, North Side Kings, and the Father Figures.
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