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Incoming: Coheed and Cambria, Flosstradamus, Of Montreal, Rick Ross, Toad The Wet Sprocket


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Leading the way, at least in my book, are 1990s alternative rockers Toad The Wet Sprocket. I'll say it right now -- I love me some TTWS. I cannot listen to their 1991 masterpiece "All I Want" and not just feel good inside, you know?

I absolutely adored the song in my youth, and now that I'm a competent adult, I still love the hell out of the song. The band may have broken up in 1998, but they have pegged 2011 the year Toad The Wet Sprocket officially reunites.


Joining TTWS with just announced shows of their own are Coheed and Cambria, Flosstradamus, Of Montreal and Rick Ross.

The rest of this week's non-Monty-Python-named just announced shows:

Hoodie Allen: Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m., $20. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Asking Alexandria: Tuesday, March 22, 5 p.m., $21.59-$27. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Rory Block: Monday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., $13-$16. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Boyce Avenue: Saturday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., $15-$17. The Duce, 525 S. Central, Phoenix, 602-866-3823.

Captured! By Robots: Sunday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Civil Twilight: With The Daylights, & Voxhaul Broadcast., Wednesday, March 2, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Martini Ranch, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-970-0500.

Coheed and Cambria: Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., $29.50-$30. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Marshall Crenshaw: Monday, March 7, 8 p.m., $20. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Nick Curran and the Lowlifes: Thursday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m., $9. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Sharon Van Etten: With Little Scream., Wednesday, March 23, 8 p.m., $10. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Flosstradamus: With William Fucking Reed, & Prince $$., Friday, Feb. 25, 9 p.m., $20-$22. Bar Smith, 130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-229-1265.

Janet Jackson: Friday, April 8, 8 p.m., $48.50-$78.50. Comerica Theatre (formerly Dodge Theatre), 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

Michael Landau: Wednesday, March 16, 8 p.m., $10-$12. The Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-585-5483.

Sergio Mendoza y La Orkestra: Thursday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., Price TBA. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Of Mice and Men: With I Set My Friends On Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, Woe Is Me, & The Amity Affliction., Saturday, March 12, 6:30 p.m., $12. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.

Of Montreal: Sunday, May 15, 8 p.m., $18. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Rick Ross & Friends: Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., $43-$63. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

South By Stateside: With Toro Y Moi, Nite Jewel, Geographer, Damien Jurado, Viva Voce, Braids, Cloud Nothings, Foster the People, Franz Nicolay, & David Dondero., Monday, March 21, 7 p.m., $12. The Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565.

Subsonic Tour: With Excision, Downlink, & Antiserum., Thursday, March 3, 8 p.m., $18.25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Toad the Wet Sprocket: Friday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., $22-$25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Young the Giant: Tuesday, March 1, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

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