By Martin Cizmar
So there's a little big of a letdown this week after last week's bonanza of concert announcements, but still a few good shows coming up.
At the top of the list is a huge party coming to Marquee: Parliament Funkadelic with George Clinton on Jan. 7. Sadly, Dr. Funkenstein, no longer emerges from the Mothership, as that expensive part of the stage show was scrapped in the 90s, thus depriving us of what might be called The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership, but it's still quite a show.
Here's my favorite ever appearance of the Mothership, in Dre's "Let me Ride" video (3:40 in) and the rest of your show announcements.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m., $32. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.
Fear Before: With Heavy Heavy Low Low, The Cover Up, drmanhattan, Silence is a Monster, & The Water Fox., Thursday, Dec. 11, 6:45 p.m., $10. The Sets, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-829-1822.
Zac Harmon: Friday, Jan. 9, 9 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
James Intveld: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 9 p.m., $12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
Bob Log III: Sunday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
The Nadas: Sunday, Jan. 25, 9 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular: Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m., $22. Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.