Our man about town, Alice Cooper is a busy guy. In addition to all that rocking and rolling, he's currently holding down the Halloween guest editor spot over at Village Voice's Sound of the City blog.
And of course, he's ironing out the details of his annual Christmas Pudding event. So you're saying I can celebrate Christmas with the king of Halloween, and Johnny Depp? Yes. That's what we're saying. For those who aren't in the know, or live under a rock, Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding, with Don Felder, L.A. Guns, and more is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th at Comerica Theatre. Johnny Depp is scheduled to make an appearance, and he's been making the rounds lately, showing up this time last year at The Continental Club with Z.Z. Top's Billy Gibbons. Depp played guitar in the short-lived band P, most famous for playing the Viper Room the night actor River Phoenix died. The star power may be an attempt to reach a larger audience, but it will be entertaining nonetheless.
Here are even more Just Announced shows:
Abstract Rude: With The Kleenrz, DJ Zole, B Squid, & Joaquin Daniels, Sunday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Red Owl, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding: With Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Orianthi, Don Felder, L.A. Guns, & John O'Hurley, Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., $38-$100. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.
Alpha and Omega: With Born From Pain, The Beautiful Ones, 7Serpents, & Ill Breed, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m., $10. Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Astronautalis: With Busdriver, & Jel, Sunday, Dec. 16, 8:30 p.m., $15/$17. Club Red, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Emilie Autumn: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., $15. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
DJ Abilities: With Sadistik, & Maulskull, Wednesday, March 6, 8 p.m., $10. Red Owl, 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480-966-4733.
Evona: With The Heathers, Atoms Fall, & Six Sided Halo, Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $10/$15. Pub Rock (formerly Chasers), 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
Kopecky Family Band: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Leftover Cuties: Sunday, Dec. 2, 9 p.m., free. Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-967-4777.
The Lusitania: With I Was Told There'd Be Whiskey, Friday, Dec. 14, 9 p.m., free. Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-967-4777.
Nile: Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m., $15. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. 8th St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.
Off With Their Heads: With French Exit, & more, Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Pub Rock (formerly Chasers), 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
Trampled By Turtles: With Honeyhoney, Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., $20/$22. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
Randy Travis: Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., $44-$125. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.
Wall Street Massacre Tour: With Angelspit, Cyanotic, & MyParasites, Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., $10/$15. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
WAR: Friday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m., $25-$60. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.