Concert Review

Arizona Fall Frenzy Friday: Cougars On The Loose!

Arizona Fall Frenzy started out with the rock lite line-up Friday night at Tempe Beach Park, and, as expected, there were plenty of moms mixed in with the usual 20- and 30-something music fest crowd. 

It's hard to believe headliner Rob Thomas, of Matchbox Twenty fame, is now one of the kings of the pop lite category, singing about "brothers and sisters of every different color" in "Streetcorner Symphony," but he sure sold it with his show opener, the upbeat "Real World '09." He might lack Jason Mraz's charisma (he oddly kept calling the crowd "baby"), but his vocals were crystal clear and impressive. It's evident he's really found his niche in pop. (Read about why women like rob Thomas, and men don't, here).

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Nicki Escudero
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